A Mighty Roar (of purrs)
September 16, 2014 9:11 PM   Subscribe

Having a rough day? Need something to make you feel better? May I present you with A DEN OF KITTENS, a video where the roar of their purring is punctuated by the occasional "Meep" as one after another pops up to discover the camera.
posted by quin (37 comments total) 66 users marked this as a favorite
 
I'm gonna put this on a loop so I can watch it over and over and over again. FOREVER.

It was nice knowing y'all.
posted by Jacqueline at 9:18 PM on September 16, 2014 [11 favorites]


CAT HYDRA
posted by The Whelk at 9:19 PM on September 16, 2014 [8 favorites]


That was massage-level relaxing.
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:19 PM on September 16, 2014 [11 favorites]


Kozy Kitty version of a rat-king.
posted by biddeford at 9:31 PM on September 16, 2014 [3 favorites]


like a den of snakes... oh and that one cat was an asshole and I'm sure all the other cats where secretly pleased s/he took a dive in the end.
posted by edgeways at 9:33 PM on September 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


Our new kitten (well, adolescent) is louder than all of these kittens put together.

We named him "Rory".
posted by pompomtom at 9:41 PM on September 16, 2014 [7 favorites]


(not that this didn't cheer up my arvo...)
posted by pompomtom at 9:42 PM on September 16, 2014


THIS IS THE GOOD VIDEO. Notice use of definite article.

They're so cute at that age, before they start trading with zebras for uranium.
posted by JHarris at 9:44 PM on September 16, 2014 [26 favorites]


I didn't know I needed that, but... *contented stretch*... clearly I did.
Thanks!
posted by ApathyGirl at 11:13 PM on September 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


Full of kitteny goodness!
Glad they have found a new home!

Maybe they are moving around so much because they are looking for mother.
posted by asok at 2:16 AM on September 17, 2014


The purring thing really is odd when you think about it. Does any other animal have a similar 'idling' sound ?
posted by GallonOfAlan at 2:24 AM on September 17, 2014 [2 favorites]


My friend thinks purring is cats' genetic ability to give themselves music therapy.
posted by yoHighness at 3:34 AM on September 17, 2014 [2 favorites]


Hey, and here's 7 other species that purr
posted by yoHighness at 3:40 AM on September 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


A veritable den of kitteniquity. Meep!
posted by The Elusive Architeuthis at 5:05 AM on September 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


This is NOT helping my Kitten Fever, people.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 5:36 AM on September 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


Related: KITTEN CLOWN CAR
posted by The Underpants Monster at 5:37 AM on September 17, 2014 [7 favorites]


I'm having a bad day so far. The rest of my day looks pretty grim, too. This video gave me 2 minutes and 23 seconds of happy when I really, really needed it. Thank you.
posted by double block and bleed at 5:44 AM on September 17, 2014 [7 favorites]


Tiny lawnmowers.
posted by chrominance at 5:55 AM on September 17, 2014


Den of kittens you say?

That's what the last guy thought too. Kittens purr when full.
posted by spitbull at 6:44 AM on September 17, 2014 [2 favorites]


Yar, Mateys! Set sail on the Sea of Kitties!
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:01 AM on September 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


You know how they have those "ambient coffee house sound" recordings for productivity?

I'm not sure that "ambient ongoing bucket of purr" would increase productivity, but I bet it would lower blood-pressure levels.
posted by tzikeh at 8:08 AM on September 17, 2014 [3 favorites]


I have found my ASMR trigger.
posted by malocchio at 8:20 AM on September 17, 2014


We recently adopted a four month old kitty (Penelope) and I cannot get over how LOUDLY she purrs. When she's lying next to me in bed, she's like a furry white noise machine that will bite your fingers.
posted by Lucinda at 9:30 AM on September 17, 2014 [7 favorites]


(Penelope)

OMG, whiskers!
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:34 AM on September 17, 2014 [3 favorites]


A fervent thank you. I needed that!
posted by Lynsey at 11:05 AM on September 17, 2014


The little eye slits indicate maximum purring volume achieved.
posted by waving at 11:43 AM on September 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


I adopted two kittens last month and when people ask me how I picked these two, I said, "Every time I touched them or picked them up, they began purring loudly." i mean the moment you pet them they are all " PUUUUUURRRRRRRR" They actually stopped and watched this video (they have never watched tv before). I was like "Look, it is the song of your people!"
posted by miss-lapin at 1:14 PM on September 17, 2014 [10 favorites]


Before playing the video Youtube gave me an ad where a couple was putting their cat in rollerskates. I think that ads and content may have finally converged into one perfect meow.
posted by ferret branca at 1:30 PM on September 17, 2014


Another thanks from someone who needed this video today.
posted by brism at 2:20 PM on September 17, 2014


The perfect cure for when life just gets too Puppeh.
posted by cleroy at 3:05 PM on September 17, 2014


I need to be cuddling all the kittens right now!
posted by nicebookrack at 6:26 PM on September 17, 2014


You know how they have those "ambient coffee house sound" recordings for productivity?

I'm not sure that "ambient ongoing bucket of purr" would increase productivity, but I bet it would lower blood-pressure levels.


There is an app for that!
posted by ridogi at 6:56 PM on September 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


Are you ready to RUMBLE? Why yes, yes we are!
posted by FelliniBlank at 11:22 PM on September 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


I adopted two kittens last month and when people ask me how I picked these two, I said, "Every time I touched them or picked them up, they began purring loudly."

I call that The Instapurr. I've had several cats who never grew out of it.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 7:54 AM on September 18, 2014 [2 favorites]


So, I don't know if it says something about me, or the state of the internet, or both, or whatever, but I'm a little afraid that clicking on some of this YouTuber's videos would lead directly to tacky porn.

"Foster Kittens' Precarious Playtime"
"Roodi the Kitten Surrenders to Love"
"Feisty 2 Day Old Kittens Fighting, Too Cute!"
"Foster Kittens Go Crazy Over a New Box"
"A Kitten Toy Surprise"
"Cute Kittens Make Their Own Video"

Uh, so it's just me then?
posted by BrashTech at 11:10 AM on September 18, 2014 [2 favorites]


I watched this twice and my son and I still can not figure out how many there are. At least five, maybe as many as seven? I'm afraid to watch it again, lest there be eight.
posted by kostia at 12:46 PM on September 18, 2014 [2 favorites]


We recently adopted a four month old kitty (Penelope) and I cannot get over how LOUDLY she purrs. When she's lying next to me in bed, she's like a furry white noise machine that will bite your fingers.

My dad claims that the volume of a cat's purr remains constant throughout the cat's life. It's just that as they get bigger, there's more cat surrounding the purr, which has an insulating effect.

Periodic reminder about the Cats of MetaFilter group on Flickr…
posted by Lexica at 2:12 PM on September 27, 2014 [1 favorite]


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