Shake Cats
October 28, 2015 4:39 PM   Subscribe

 
I know three kitties that are getting brushed and cleaned tonight.
posted by Joey Michaels at 4:51 PM on October 28, 2015 [4 favorites]


I honestly don't understand how that can possibly not hurt.
posted by jacquilynne at 4:55 PM on October 28, 2015


*sneeze*
posted by schmod at 4:59 PM on October 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


Your definition of delightfully photogenic is different than mine.
posted by y2karl at 4:59 PM on October 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


Hey, that's Lil Bub! Out of all of them, she's basically still just Lil Bub.

After the day I had, I relate too much to the photos of that first cat after the description (the black/white/gray stripey one).
posted by darksong at 5:00 PM on October 28, 2015 [6 favorites]


This is what the internet was made for.
posted by Omnomnom at 5:02 PM on October 28, 2015 [3 favorites]


Seems like they snuck in a couple photos of Lil' Bub just sitting still, but whatever.
I kind of admire this ability of cats, dogs, and probably some other species I haven't actually seen doing it. It's a weird, very rapid, whole-body twist which they've obviously evolved over millennia to the point of being very effective. If you don't think it's worthy of admiration, let's see *you* do it.
posted by uosuaq at 5:04 PM on October 28, 2015 [3 favorites]


I pee shiver every day.
posted by OHenryPacey at 5:09 PM on October 28, 2015 [4 favorites]


If you don't think it's worthy of admiration, let's see *you* do it.

Not on a first date, uosuaq, sorry.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:09 PM on October 28, 2015 [7 favorites]


Oh, I already knew they looked like dorks when they do this.
posted by Kitteh at 5:14 PM on October 28, 2015


E-paw-nysterical
posted by y2karl at 5:19 PM on October 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


If you don't think it's worthy of admiration, let's see *you* do it.

I wish I could do this, just shake everything loose and let it realign naturally.
posted by kanewai at 5:19 PM on October 28, 2015 [4 favorites]


Note: do not manually shake cats.
posted by Artw at 5:27 PM on October 28, 2015 [14 favorites]


Wait, how did she get a picture of me sneezing?
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 5:33 PM on October 28, 2015 [2 favorites]


I'm pretty allergic to cats, and these shots are basically moments of nightmare frozen in time for me. Are cat owners just 100% cool with one third of their lung capacity being occupied by dander at any given time?
posted by phooky at 5:48 PM on October 28, 2015 [4 favorites]


Brain amoeba says yes.
posted by Artw at 5:48 PM on October 28, 2015 [55 favorites]


Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww @ the Devon Rex. Also, it's interesting to see how much dander they let fly.
posted by orrnyereg at 6:08 PM on October 28, 2015


If you don't think it's worthy of admiration, let's see *you* do it.

Easy. Just surprise me with a spider web.
posted by adept256 at 6:21 PM on October 28, 2015 [2 favorites]


OMG DO DOGS NEXT!

a co-worker brings their dogs into the office sometimes and it's all like *door open* *pause* FLOPPITY FLOPPITY FLOPPITY
posted by indubitable at 6:22 PM on October 28, 2015 [7 favorites]


OMG DO DOGS NEXT!

Ask, and you shall receive.
posted by jacquilynne at 6:27 PM on October 28, 2015


dogs previously
posted by NMcCoy at 6:28 PM on October 28, 2015


OMG DO DOGS NEXT!

Close enough
posted by adept256 at 6:30 PM on October 28, 2015


Hmm, where have I seen this before?

Oh, I remember.
posted by dgaicun at 6:40 PM on October 28, 2015 [3 favorites]


Just looking at these is raising welts on the back of my hands, my forearms are itching furiously, my sinuses are going into shutdown, I've got that burny feeling at the back of my throat, and I can feel a couple of hives breaking out on my neck. Yes, I'm very allergic to cats. Probably going to have to pop an antihistamine soon.

It's all in my mind. But it still hurts.
posted by scruss at 6:41 PM on October 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


Are cat owners just 100% cool with one third of their lung capacity being occupied by dander at any given time?

Some of that volume is taken up by fur.
posted by jeather at 6:44 PM on October 28, 2015 [7 favorites]


most of my lung capacity is actually devoted to screaming at the cats for their misdeeds
posted by Greg Nog at 7:36 PM on October 28, 2015 [28 favorites]


Some of that volume is taken up by fur.

Well, that explains the hairballs.
posted by wallabear at 8:04 PM on October 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


Please internet I want this to be a meme
posted by SyraCarol at 8:14 PM on October 28, 2015


Well, that explains the hairballs.

Yes, which why I periodically put Vaseline on my nose and lick it off.
posted by fuse theorem at 8:29 PM on October 28, 2015 [3 favorites]


I loved watching my dolll-faced Persian shake. She would shake, look around, and go back to looking dignified and miffed. Never failed to crack me up.

The Hounds do it, and I can't decide if the Boxer or the Pibble looks more ridiculous.
posted by MissySedai at 8:29 PM on October 28, 2015


The feline reboot comes in all sizes.
posted by datawrangler at 8:32 PM on October 28, 2015 [6 favorites]


How delightfully Lovecraftian.

I'm allergic too but my two black balls of fur are curled up sleeping by the fire. When they wake up, they will ascend my legs like they are Everest, using their claws as crampons. Once they reach my shoulders, they will flop down and go back to sleep, purring gently, the rumble of pure contentment a stereo surround sensation.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 8:39 PM on October 28, 2015 [7 favorites]


Fishing cats do this well.
posted by MrGuilt at 9:05 PM on October 28, 2015


That was even funnier than I thought it would be. Thanks!
posted by Space Kitty at 9:07 PM on October 28, 2015


I would like to thank those cats who added a 'derp' tongue to the shake. Ahahahaha. Aha.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 1:27 AM on October 29, 2015


Are the hairless ones usually that slobbery? Most cats I know are of the opinion that the drooling thing is a characteristic of the inferior dog species. Maybe it's impersonating a dog?
posted by like_neon at 2:28 AM on October 29, 2015 [1 favorite]


Just looking at these is raising welts on the back of my hands, my forearms are itching furiously, my sinuses are going into shutdown, I've got that burny feeling at the back of my throat, and I can feel a couple of hives breaking out on my neck. Yes, I'm very allergic to cats.

Or maybe those are all symptoms of you falling in love with the lovely cats. I will put a kitten in your secret quonsar package. That way we can investigate love and science.
posted by biffa at 3:25 AM on October 29, 2015 [4 favorites]


These are all almost perfect representations of how I feel when I wake up.
posted by lucidium at 4:10 AM on October 29, 2015 [2 favorites]


GallonOfAlan: the word you're looking for is blep.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 5:50 AM on October 29, 2015 [1 favorite]


More shaking dogs
posted by ymgve at 6:38 AM on October 29, 2015


Are the hairless ones usually that slobbery?

I've had a couple of dribbly slobbery furry cats so I don't think it's anything to do with the lack of fur, just that some cats can be like that in general.

I so need to get one of these photos of my cats. I'm totally not above pouring some water on them for amusement.
posted by shelleycat at 7:53 AM on October 29, 2015


most of my lung capacity is actually devoted to screaming at the cats for their misdeeds

Ah the screaming honeymoon phase, before the human-cat relationship settles into years of sullen stares and biting sarcasm.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 2:48 PM on October 29, 2015 [1 favorite]




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