How do you say "Gesundheit" in cat?
January 22, 2014 10:30 AM   Subscribe

 
I eagerly await the next edition, "Cats doing the Joker-face yawn with their ears pointed straight back behind their head".
posted by Curious Artificer at 10:36 AM on January 22, 2014 [6 favorites]


Also: eponyst-achoo!
posted by Curious Artificer at 10:39 AM on January 22, 2014 [3 favorites]


Needs more techno.
posted by 7segment at 10:48 AM on January 22, 2014


Thank you for that.
posted by zadcat at 10:49 AM on January 22, 2014


I LOL'd IRL. And scared the cat.
posted by Too-Ticky at 10:51 AM on January 22, 2014 [1 favorite]


That was funnier than I thought it would be. Belly laugh funny. Needed that today. Thanks.
posted by agatha_magatha at 10:54 AM on January 22, 2014


Q. What direction are cat sneezes pointed at?
A. Achoo!
posted by mazola at 10:55 AM on January 22, 2014 [14 favorites]


Fuck you, cats.
posted by mysticreferee at 10:59 AM on January 22, 2014


A lot of these remind me of the flehmen response, which is that squinchy open-mouthed ermahgerd face that cats make after sniffing something interesting. Our cat makes that face after sniffing his crotch, and I always snicker at him when he does it.

Apparently tigers also make that face, and it is hilarious.
posted by Metroid Baby at 11:01 AM on January 22, 2014 [18 favorites]


The top picture is pretty much one of the default expressions of Chubby Cat (aka Moxie Parker).
posted by Kitteh at 11:10 AM on January 22, 2014


flehmen response is a dang freaky cat exercise
posted by angrycat at 11:15 AM on January 22, 2014 [1 favorite]


I caught one of mine mid-sneeze, isolated like that it always looks like the cat is telling a really corny joke. As opposed to yawning, where it looks like the cat is belting out a song.

I spend maybe a bit too much time making up stories about what my cats aren't doing.
posted by jamaro at 11:19 AM on January 22, 2014 [20 favorites]


Cats about to sneeze...


...right in your face.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 11:31 AM on January 22, 2014 [2 favorites]


This is proof that everything exists on the internet.
posted by janey47 at 11:31 AM on January 22, 2014


@jamaro Augh! Your yawning cat has cow-mouth like mine does!

I've been completely unable to get a picture of it, but people don't believe me that my cat is secretly a heifer.
posted by Imperfect at 11:37 AM on January 22, 2014 [3 favorites]


And every one of them a dead ringer for Benedict Cumberbatch.
posted by maudlin at 11:46 AM on January 22, 2014 [2 favorites]


I ALERGIK TO U TOO.
posted by JHarris at 11:48 AM on January 22, 2014 [4 favorites]


Can't deny that the pictures are both funny and adorable; hate the hell out of the domain name under which they're hosted.
posted by komara at 11:54 AM on January 22, 2014 [2 favorites]


How do you say "Gesundheit" in cat?

Trick question. Cats don't give a shit about your health and would not wish you or it well.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:04 PM on January 22, 2014 [3 favorites]


A lot of these remind me of the flehmen response, which is that squinchy open-mouthed ermahgerd face that cats make after sniffing something interesting.

We call that "stinky cat face". It's mentioned in the (amazingly cute and charming) Japanese comic What's Michael?, where the narrator says that anyone witnessing the reaction is doomed to die horribly. After someone off-panel throws something at his head, he says "I'm sorry, that's a lie"...
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 12:20 PM on January 22, 2014


Considering the name of my website, I kinda have to love this.
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 12:23 PM on January 22, 2014


hate the hell out of the domain name under which they're hosted.
posted by komara at 2:54 PM


Yeah, lame. I saw the same pics on imgur yesterday.
posted by orme at 12:30 PM on January 22, 2014


Many of these could also be titled "WE HAVE FANGIES!"
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:32 PM on January 22, 2014 [3 favorites]


I always think it's so cute when the cat sneezes.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 1:13 PM on January 22, 2014


Cats are cute. I wish I wasn't allergic...
posted by sonic meat machine at 1:19 PM on January 22, 2014




Feline Dick Cheney.
posted by tommasz at 1:28 PM on January 22, 2014 [1 favorite]


Our cat has chronic respiratory issues and has these crazy fits of sneezing a few times a day. He's healthy otherwise so we just live with it.

In other at-the-time-seemingly-unrelated news, I found a few yellowish-brown streaks on the wall in my last house and thought the kids were wiping their boogers on the wall, or maybe they were food stains of some kind. Then I saw more of the streaks in weird places and at weird heights (baseboards, etc.). Finally I noticed one on the wall above the kitchen cabinets where the cat liked to jump up and hang out. Suddenly I put it all together ... CAT BOOGERS! When it sank in, I started wandering around the house and noticing dozens, no maybe hundreds of these streaks in out-of-the way areas. Inside the linen closet (where the cat sits on a towel). Near the cat bed. Near his food bowl. Gross.

We've since moved and since I love the cat, I just periodically look for the streaks and wipe them off. They have to soak with soap and water for a while - they're like shellac. With my heightened awareness of this issue, I see that what he's doing is:

1. Sneeze to get snot out.
2. Shake head to fling snot onto wall. Or iPad screen. Or me.
3. Repeat 1 and 2 at one-second intervals (SNERF - SHAKE - SNERF - SHAKE ...) until snot is dislodged from nose.

Then there was the time recently when he had a nosebleed ...

I'm sorry if I have cast a pall on this adorable thread.
posted by freecellwizard at 1:54 PM on January 22, 2014 [10 favorites]


Awww, poor sneezy kitty!
posted by JHarris at 2:32 PM on January 22, 2014


Freecellwizard, you didn't cast a pall on the thread, but there's kitty cooties everywhere now.
posted by mightshould at 3:18 PM on January 22, 2014 [3 favorites]


When we have a tumblr of Sonic Meat Machine sneezing at cats, then we will have proof that everything exists on the internet.
posted by Catch at 5:27 PM on January 22, 2014


How do you say "Gesundheit" in cat?

"Bessoo."
posted by The Underpants Monster at 5:47 PM on January 22, 2014 [2 favorites]


I love how their little pre-sneeze snarls are askew. This is going into my 'Need Happy Now!' folder.
posted by Fig at 6:40 PM on January 22, 2014


Flehmen horse response. I never knew there was a name for this! Thanks Metafilter.
posted by JujuB at 8:53 PM on January 22, 2014 [1 favorite]


That was entirely more entertaining than I was expecting.

This morning, one of my cats kept trying to groom my other cat's butt. Groomed-cat would get annoyed and swat grooming-cat away. Grooming-cat kept emerging from the swatting with a thoughtful Flehman response. This happened at least three times in a row and made it impossible for me to keep a straight face.
posted by jaguar at 9:49 PM on January 22, 2014 [2 favorites]


god, I think Flehman horses are possessed by the devil
posted by angrycat at 5:23 AM on January 23, 2014


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