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YES. I need funny, happy cats right now. Many funny happy cats.
posted by louche mustachio at 6:41 AM on September 9, 2009


I have never seen a cat use its head as a giant sippy cup before. Now I have.
posted by maudlin at 6:42 AM on September 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Seeing a cat voluntarily put its head in running water must rank as one of the weirdest things ever. Does not compute.
posted by fire&wings at 6:45 AM on September 9, 2009


Why *do* cats hate water so much?
posted by DU at 6:48 AM on September 9, 2009


Some cats - tigers apart - positively love water. Turkish Van cats, for example. This is one cool cat (video)
posted by MuffinMan at 6:50 AM on September 9, 2009



Seeing a cat voluntarily put its head in running water must rank as one of the weirdest things ever.


I think this might be weirder.
posted by louche mustachio at 6:52 AM on September 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


That cat is obviously using advanced techniques to open his crown chakra.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:56 AM on September 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


Woody the cat freshens up and has a sip while jazz is playing.

You should see what he does while Scandinavian death metal is playing!
posted by Pollomacho at 7:00 AM on September 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


My brother's cats do this. I'd seen cats who liked to drink from the faucet before, but it surprised me when they got their foreheads all wet. Who knows?
posted by molybdenumblue at 7:01 AM on September 9, 2009


It's funny cuz the cat keeps licking and licking. He's a Lickalottapuss!
posted by Mister_A at 7:05 AM on September 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


*favorites this on YouTube, makes a mental note to watch when drunk*
posted by oinopaponton at 7:05 AM on September 9, 2009


I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST MY CATS!

God, I was afraid they were kitty rejects or something...
posted by Scattercat at 7:08 AM on September 9, 2009


Well, at least we don't have to go without cats today.
posted by Eideteker at 7:11 AM on September 9, 2009


WHY DUZ THYAT CAT DO THAT MY CAT DONY DO TYHAT
posted by tellurian at 7:20 AM on September 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


If this were looped, it would be as mesmerizing as a fireplace video.

A cat and a faucet. Forever.
posted by zippy at 7:20 AM on September 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Clearly, someone needs to add a voice over.
posted by ikahime at 7:22 AM on September 9, 2009


I think this might be weirder.

I don't have sound on my work PC and cause you can't see the water very well, this looks a lot like the cat is emotionally orating to the naked man. Or maybe rapping. Can someone do a mashup with 99 Problems or a Shakespeare solioquy or something by the time I get home?
posted by permafrost at 7:24 AM on September 9, 2009


I see what you did there.
posted by milquetoast at 7:25 AM on September 9, 2009


I saw this one yesterday. It's pretty funny.


I like this one from the suggested videos: Cat in the Shower.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:27 AM on September 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


We can just loop these ourselves. Right here.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 7:30 AM on September 9, 2009


Ah yes, why I avoid 'potluck' food.
posted by cashman at 7:35 AM on September 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


Ah! Yes! MetaKitty approves!
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 7:39 AM on September 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


3.
minutes.
posted by SLC Mom at 7:39 AM on September 9, 2009


Ah! Yes! MetaKitty approves!

Note the professional white background.
posted by Dr-Baa at 7:43 AM on September 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


Contrary to popular belief, cats don't hate water. Cats hate being put in water.
posted by koeselitz at 7:59 AM on September 9, 2009


Okay, okay, it's cute. Can we move on, now?
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 8:03 AM on September 9, 2009


I needed some kyuteness, so thank you!
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 8:05 AM on September 9, 2009


Our old cat (who wasn't exactly the brightest bulb) used to be fascinated by running water - if you would get the faucet to run clear, so that it looked like a glass column, he would inevitable get closer and closer, look at the drain where the column turned to water... get closer... closer... until he'd shove his head right into the water stream, jump back, look incredibly puzzled, and then start his approach again.

Sometimes he'd bat at the stream, shake his paw in puzzled disgust, and bat again.
Cats are wondrous creatures.
posted by PontifexPrimus at 8:10 AM on September 9, 2009 [4 favorites]


louche mustachio: I think this might be weirder.

When this video started I thought it was going to be a clip from an accident warning video entitled: How I Lost My Nipples.
posted by Kattullus at 8:14 AM on September 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


Funny but also very upsetting. The cat is acting in a funny way and that is charming. It is interesting how water repellent his head fur is. This fur is usually quite greasy as it cannot be licked clean, which might be beneficial for a predator in keeping the eyes water free.

What a waste of water! I assume that the person who left the tap on is harvesting their own water and recycling their grey water, because otherwise this is annoyingly irresponsible. Unless of course the cat turned the tap on itself, which would be impressive, but leave the camera person exposed as a wastrel.

There is enough water wasted in this clip for one shower*. It is also equivalent to the total amount of water the average sub-Saharan African uses in one day.

Hopefully they are big contributers to WaterAid, which might offset their profligacy somewhat.

* Assuming 1.5gallons/min or 7litres/min.

NB. I don't care how much fresh water they have in their neck of the woods, just like power conservation, this issue is global.
posted by asok at 8:24 AM on September 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


My cat used to swim in the lagoon and dig sandcastles with me at the beach. He didn't wantonly waste water though! ; )
posted by asok at 8:25 AM on September 9, 2009


Is this a conscious rejection of A Day Without Cats?
posted by CaseyB at 8:27 AM on September 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


>Okay, okay, it's cute. Can we move on, now?

You go on ahead, we'll catch up.

>My cat used to swim in the lagoon and dig sandcastles with me at the beach.

My cats dig sandcastles all the time. Don't think I want them helping me, though.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 8:35 AM on September 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


I don't care how much fresh water they have in their neck of the woods

Then apparently you don't care whether your disgust has any merit.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:47 AM on September 9, 2009 [4 favorites]


So, then, this post has more intrinsic merit than the deleted photomanipulation thread?

I... see.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 9:15 AM on September 9, 2009


Our cat waits by the faucet for us to turn it on, then sticks his paw in the stream over and over as needed to drink and wash himself. None of this head-dousing business, though.

Fun post, thanks, NickySkye!

Also: fuck "a day without cats". Mew!
posted by everichon at 9:18 AM on September 9, 2009


Another thing, they've got too many damn lights on in that house!
And I'll bet from the warm, natural glow those fixtures are giving off that those aren't energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs.
posted by Flashman at 9:26 AM on September 9, 2009


Okay, okay, it's cute. Can we move on, now?
. . .
So, then, this post has more intrinsic merit than the deleted photomanipulation thread?
I... see.


Just because you're wearing a monkey suit, it doesn't mean you have to keep flinging your feces all over the place.
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:29 AM on September 9, 2009


C'mon now they could have exercised a little conservation by cutting the video to thirty seconds and sending the extra bandwidth to Africa.
posted by digsrus at 9:37 AM on September 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


The late, great Soren Kierkegaard, aka Da Cat, used to love to climb in the shower, while it was running. He wouldn't sit out of the spray; he'd sit right at my feet, water pouring all over him, blissful. I miss him a lot.
posted by rtha at 9:52 AM on September 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


Thanks for NOT taking part in the silly, "No internet cats today" campaign.

This was great!
posted by misha at 10:05 AM on September 9, 2009


There is enough water wasted in this clip for one shower

Damn, now I feel all guilty for enjoying this like woah.

Can I just not shower today?
posted by lwb at 10:08 AM on September 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


That would be a good solution, yes. If you skip your shower today, it will rain in sub-Saharan Africa.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:10 AM on September 9, 2009


THANK YOU FOR GUARDING THE EARTH ASOK

FROM THE THOUGHTLESS KITTIES
posted by everichon at 10:18 AM on September 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


That guy in the shower so obviously adores his cat....that look of cheerful indulgement on his face says it all.

The late, great Sparky also used to love drinking from the kitchen faucet and sticking his head under it. It got to the point where he'd come running to the kitchen from wherever he was in the house whenever he heard someone turn the water on.
posted by Oriole Adams at 10:20 AM on September 9, 2009


I'll just leave this here.
posted by sperose at 10:41 AM on September 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


Mr. Tickle Whiskers (yeah, what about it?) used to hang out in the shower with me and, after a time, refused to drink from any other source. Goddamn I miss that guy!
posted by barrett caulk at 10:45 AM on September 9, 2009


The clip of the cats flushing the toilet made me wonder if cats think the human world is some kind of Myst-style adventure game, and they get really excited any time they figure out they can cause stuff to happen in their environment, and keep doing it to see if maybe, if they get it just right, they'll get another clue.
posted by molybdenumblue at 11:19 AM on September 9, 2009 [12 favorites]


That's usually how I drink water, too.
posted by not_on_display at 11:29 AM on September 9, 2009


if they get it just right, they'll get another clue

That's how I see my life: an InfoCom game that never seems to end.
posted by everichon at 11:41 AM on September 9, 2009


One of our cats, whose name was once Ozzy but who is now known as either Fatty McSmacksalot or Bubby, loves sink drinks to the point that he spends 90% of his life asleep on our (closed) toilet. Every time we walk by he leaps up and yells "SINK DRINK!" in Cat. To use the toilet, you usually have to move him, in which case he does his Heavy Trick of going limp like a bag of hairy suet and then collapsing on the floor in a fit of indignity.

We have grown accustomed to this, but house guests have not. They, confronted by an overweight feline sitting on the toilet shouting frantically at them, often choose to use the downstairs bathroom instead, which in turn results in a line forming downstairs while people open the upstairs bathroom door and back out immediately, saying "oh, I didn't know you were in there" to the fat and screaming cat on the john.
posted by Shepherd at 11:46 AM on September 9, 2009 [45 favorites]


When this video started I thought it was going to be a clip from an accident warning video entitled: How I Lost My Nipples.

Letting a cat into the bathroom during your ablutions can indeed be dangerous.

A short guy that I used to know was in the habit of leaving his bathroom door open while showering. Cat wandered in while he was bent over drying his legs. Cat saw the back side of his jiggling scrotum. Cat thought "Ohh, cat toy!" and took a clawed swipe at it.
posted by CKmtl at 11:54 AM on September 9, 2009


What a waste of water! I assume that the person who left the tap on is harvesting their own water and recycling their grey water, because otherwise this is annoyingly irresponsible.

Damn. Brings to mind a similar killjoy event from my childhood. At summer camp a bunch of kids in their onstage skit threw a bunch of cream-filled pie tins in each others' faces. The camp cook had a kinipshit fit, babbling on about wasting food in the quest for laughter while many around the world don't have food. Blah, blah, blah.
posted by ericb at 12:01 PM on September 9, 2009


The late, great Soren Kierkegaard, aka Da Cat, used to love to climb in the shower, while it was running. He wouldn't sit out of the spray; he'd sit right at my feet, water pouring all over him, blissful.

Geesh, I'd say it takes a "leap of faith" to allow a creature with claws so close to one's naked junk. ; )
posted by ericb at 12:04 PM on September 9, 2009


He was a brilliant cat who was entirely uninterested in junk, naked or otherwise. And what with girls lacking (cat-reachable) dangly bits, it all worked out quite well.

The worst part was drying him off after the shower, which he didn't like, and would let you know by yowling and trying to run out of the bathroom. Also, it was a good way to get covered in cat fur, which is always fun when you're damp.
posted by rtha at 12:32 PM on September 9, 2009


My first cat, Gemini, used to run through the lawn sprinkler with me and my neighbor friends on hot summer days. He'd dart straight through the arc of water, using a combination jumping/hovering technique, then shake himself dry and go again. He must have been a dog in a previous life.
posted by amyms at 12:46 PM on September 9, 2009


What a waste of water!

This didn't even occur to me (I grew up in an area where water was seemingly infinitely available stuff that fell out of the sky with annoying frequency) but my normally cat-video-adoring Californian girlfriend had the same reaction and wasn't able to even enjoy watching it.

We've also gotten into Discussions where I was informed that my dishwashing, shaving, and toothbrushing techniques were All Wrong and Wasteful and Inconsiderate to My Fellow Humans and How Could I Even Live With Myself as Such a Selfish Bastard. (My suggestion that if she cut her fucking hair short she wouldn't have to spend so much time rinsing conditioner out was not granted the sort of consideration that I thought it deserved as my contribution to the Discussion.)
posted by argh at 12:46 PM on September 9, 2009


I like the way Woody enjoys repeatedly licking the drops. It's an odd sort of licking thing, playful, a sort of sip-lick. And I like the way he soaks in the pleasure when he lets the water run off his ear.
posted by nickyskye at 1:07 PM on September 9, 2009


I had a cat who's curiosity compelled him to stick his head right into the stream when I was taking a leak. Thankfully for both of us, he never did it again.
posted by BrotherCaine at 2:20 PM on September 9, 2009


We have grown accustomed to this, but house guests have not. They, confronted by an overweight feline sitting on the toilet shouting frantically at them, often choose to use the downstairs bathroom instead, which in turn results in a line forming downstairs while people open the upstairs bathroom door and back out immediately, saying "oh, I didn't know you were in there" to the fat and screaming cat on the john.

sounds like the next slyt...
posted by Maias at 2:58 PM on September 9, 2009


Yes, as a cat owner (of a cat who likes to get in the bath to drink, but only if it's not too deep), I can say: cool!

As an Australian, all I can say is: "Turn that bloody tap off!"

The constantly running water made me all edgy, and I couldn't really enjoy it. Perhaps if I'd stopped watching after 20 seconds...
posted by nonspecialist at 6:07 PM on September 9, 2009


The constantly running water made me all edgy, and I couldn't really enjoy it. Perhaps if I'd stopped watching after 20 seconds...

That's what happens when it goes down the drain in the wrong direction...
posted by ovvl at 7:04 PM on September 9, 2009


Our youngest cat will get up in your face if you go near the bathroom. Only thing to do is turn on the tap for so she can drink for a bit. As far as I can tell, it's the only way she'll drink water. (She's was found near a river in a rainstorm as a kitten, and I presume she was getting moving water in the wild for a while.)
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 10:10 AM on September 10, 2009


The world's most patient cat
posted by homunculus at 8:25 AM on September 18, 2009


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