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For sale: One useless cat.
posted by plexi (53 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
This seriously made my Saturday.
posted by headspace at 3:08 PM on December 1, 2007


Cue cat lovers. Mobilize mouse fans. This will wendell.
posted by Avenger50 at 3:11 PM on December 1, 2007


It's Caturday already?
posted by sugarfish at 3:12 PM on December 1, 2007 [2 favorites]


This cracked me up so hard. The second pic where the cat seems to be calling for help really did me in.
posted by hojoki at 3:13 PM on December 1, 2007


Picture #2, in which the cat appears to be crying out for help, is my personal favorite.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 3:13 PM on December 1, 2007


Gah!
posted by kittens for breakfast at 3:13 PM on December 1, 2007


I hate to say this, but the sixth photo really looks like the cat is about to disembowel the mouse. Photo 7 is probably the mouse's grisly remains being smeared down the glass of the windowpane.
posted by synaesthetichaze at 3:14 PM on December 1, 2007


:) @ kittens
posted by hojoki at 3:16 PM on December 1, 2007


Eh, I've seen uselesser.
posted by Faint of Butt at 3:20 PM on December 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


The mouse obviously has toxoplasmosis which makes them friendly to cats.

I guess the cat is just a scaredy cat
posted by bhnyc at 3:22 PM on December 1, 2007


I CAN HAS MOUSEBURGER? DO NOT WANT.
posted by fandango_matt at 3:22 PM on December 1, 2007


This is much better than finding dead mice and birds placed neatly on your bed pillow.
posted by snsranch at 3:23 PM on December 1, 2007 [2 favorites]


Why is the kitty having to sleep between storm windows? With a rat, no less. HAI I CAN COME NSIDE NOW PLEEZ? VERMINS R SNUGGLIN ME.
posted by oneirodynia at 3:26 PM on December 1, 2007 [14 favorites]


LOL. I'm reminded of my own felines, who are intrigued by prey hanging around outdoors (these are indoor cats), but pointedly failed to take any interest when mice moved in last winter. They weren't much help with the bat, either. (Er, not that cats normally are.)
posted by thomas j wise at 3:31 PM on December 1, 2007


That's a rat, not a mouse.

My cats are terrified of my rats -- the rats are amazingly nice to humans, but they bite cats on the nose.
posted by InnocentBystander at 3:32 PM on December 1, 2007


You've got to be taught
To hate and fear,
You've got to be taught
From year to year,
It's got to be drummed
In your dear little ear
You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
And people whose skin is a diff'rent shade,
You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught before it's too late,
Before you are six or seven or eight,
To hate all the people your relatives hate,
You've got to be carefully taught!
posted by cytherea at 3:35 PM on December 1, 2007 [8 favorites]


Ah damn, I was hoping this FPP would link to the photos that Alpenglow promised us in this thread.
posted by mcroy at 3:37 PM on December 1, 2007


Free cat
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:41 PM on December 1, 2007 [6 favorites]


Could you at least link to the original and not the stupid Oomsa content-theft version?
posted by chasing at 3:43 PM on December 1, 2007 [2 favorites]


how do you know that's the original?
posted by empath at 3:47 PM on December 1, 2007


btw, if your indoor cats don't kill the things that you want them to, kill one yourself and give it to them to play with. It flips the Killing Switch.

They've probably never had to work for food, so they are kind of stuck in permanent adolescence. Let them catch a whiff of a dead mouse, and they will metamorphose into unstoppable killing machines. I think there might have even been an AskMe about this once...
posted by synaesthetichaze at 4:02 PM on December 1, 2007


In the interest of balance, here's One Useful Cat.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 4:03 PM on December 1, 2007


Awwwwww. That rat needs a lil' chef's toque.
posted by maryh at 4:03 PM on December 1, 2007


bhnyc is probably correct, as the smell of the cat should make the rat stressed and attempt to get away from it.

I had a cat that would regularly kill rats outside, but my pet rat could run around and the cat would ignore it. Because it knew that the rat was living inside, and being cared for by me, it tolerated it as part of the household. Perhaps this cat has been brought up around other animals since a kitten, and therefore thinks the rat is another 'house animal'. Or the rat is a pet. Which would be odd because it looks like a common brown rat, which are not usually kept as pets.

75% of the internet is porn. 2% is news and data. The rest is pictures of cats doing funny things.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 4:09 PM on December 1, 2007


I really didn't need this tonight. I just came downstairs after seeing a mouse in my daughter's room. My cat was staring at it intently, but not making any aggressive moves to convince the mouse that our home was not his home. I have no idea where it's at now, but I'm freaked out that it's going to scurry into my little one's bed while she's sleeping. Shudder.
posted by saffry at 4:28 PM on December 1, 2007


This can not wendell. Wendell is not a cat person. And I have never owned a dog who could fit in that window.

Side thought: stuck in a window with a mouse? Sounds like an extreme way to make your cat computer-friendly.
posted by wendell at 4:29 PM on December 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


Great photoset but I saw it in an email forward on November 10, 2006.
posted by christopherious at 4:32 PM on December 1, 2007


Maybe this cat would have been more useful. (Previously)
posted by inconsequentialist at 4:33 PM on December 1, 2007


Or this one (though I'm a little worried about him...either he's slowing down, or he's turned his...er...attentions to the people who maintain his site, if you know what I mean).
posted by kittens for breakfast at 4:44 PM on December 1, 2007


(A more specific link).
posted by kittens for breakfast at 4:47 PM on December 1, 2007


Single link FPP with pictures of a cat? Really?
posted by Autarky at 5:06 PM on December 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


wendell, that was priceless! hahaha Well as long as someone is stuck in that window with a mouse and not a rat?
posted by LiveLurker at 5:06 PM on December 1, 2007


Metafilter: FPP-ing today what you got in your e-mail one year ago.
posted by Effigy2000 at 5:16 PM on December 1, 2007 [2 favorites]


Single link FPP with pictures of a cat? Really?

Seconded. Not that the pictures aren't funny, it's just a bit weak for a FPP.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 5:52 PM on December 1, 2007


Cytheria : that song has haunted me my entire life.
It's so sad. ...but what the hell is it from?
posted by doctorschlock at 6:00 PM on December 1, 2007


doctorschlock: South Pacific.
posted by dhartung at 6:09 PM on December 1, 2007


Most FPPs fail compared to this one. Bravo.

I have a large orange cat who I saw tussling with a small mouse, once. The mouse actually fought back, and the cat jumped up on the bed and hid behind me. The mouse got away. Cat 0, mouse 1.
posted by Ricky_gr10 at 6:12 PM on December 1, 2007



Single link FPP with pictures of a cat? Really?

Seconded. Not that the pictures aren't funny, it's just a bit weak for a FPP.


Suck it up. Metafilter is pro-cat.
posted by brautigan at 6:23 PM on December 1, 2007 [4 favorites]


I used to have a cat that chased dogs.
posted by konolia at 6:24 PM on December 1, 2007


Single link FPP with pictures of a cat? Really?
posted by Autarky


Correction:

AWESOME single link FPP with AWWWW SOOOO CUTE FANTASTIC pictures of an ADORABLE cat with a MOUSE. Really.
posted by The Deej at 6:29 PM on December 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


Sorry, that rat looks extremely photoshopped in. I smell a...well, you know the rest.
posted by scalefree at 6:39 PM on December 1, 2007


This is funny as hell.
posted by LarryC at 7:19 PM on December 1, 2007


It's obvious that the cat keeps it alive to act as a tummy warmer.

Anyone can see that.
posted by quin at 7:43 PM on December 1, 2007


Anyone else but me concerned for that rat?
posted by LiveLurker at 9:26 PM on December 1, 2007


I'm going to wash that rat right outa my sill?
posted by cytherea at 11:07 PM on December 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


i put my orange and white cat - a twin to the cat in the pictures - in the garage for a night to deal with a cute little tree rat who was hiding out in the eaves.

he did absolutely nothing.
posted by luriete at 11:15 PM on December 1, 2007


I love the ratses- really I do- but the RatZapper succeeds where the lazy kittehs fail.
posted by maryh at 2:59 AM on December 2, 2007


75% of the internet is porn. 2% is news and data. The rest is pictures of cats doing funny things.

Ah, civilization.

Where is the species-ist flag?
posted by ersatz at 5:19 AM on December 2, 2007


Photoshopped. Absolutely. Look at the shot where the rat is nuzzling the cat's neck, particularly the look of the cat's fur where the rat's nose meets the cat's neck. That's bogus. Then look closely at the seams between cat and rat's bodies in some of the other shots. Very photoshopped.
posted by Faze at 6:00 AM on December 2, 2007


Well, there are comments on the linked page saying the mouse is actually a gerbil. Gerbils always look Photoshopped, everyone knows that.
posted by The Deej at 9:02 AM on December 2, 2007


I lived in an apartment in an older house once and within 2 weeks of moving in noticed all the signs of a mouse invasion. Happily, this coincided with my need for a pet and some friends gave me an older kitten they had.

This kitten was an indoor/outdoor kitten and, as they lived in the country, had proven herself a rising mouser. The first night I could hear the mice scampering around my apartment as soon as I turned off the lights. My new cat was sleeping, however, and seemed not at all interested. I was disappointed.

Then, the very next night I hear a big commotion in my kitchen (not at all unusual for a kitten owner) and I went in without my glasses on and saw my cat on the floor. I picked her up and started walking back to bed when...she dropped the mouse that was in her mouth.

The next few minutes were a comedy of mouse and kitten running around my body while I thrashed and danced about the kitchen.

Within a few weeks there wasn't a living mouse remaining in that old house and I never saw one again for as long as I lived there.
posted by UseyurBrain at 12:18 PM on December 2, 2007


Lazy cats exist.

That's not a friend-of-a-friend's cat. I used to live with that big, fat, lazy, snuggly l'il kittie :)

Ahhh, Ping :)
posted by effugas at 2:57 AM on December 3, 2007


Is no rat. Is filigree Siberian hamster!
posted by AstroGuy at 9:10 AM on December 3, 2007


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