Lick lick lick lick
November 19, 2015 9:34 AM   Subscribe

 
I very much needed this today.
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:41 AM on November 19, 2015 [4 favorites]


I assume there was a cucumber involved at about 00:48.

The scrunched up eyes at the end were a nice touch. Thanks for posting!
posted by Beti at 9:44 AM on November 19, 2015 [2 favorites]


The best part is obviously when stubby eared ginger accidentally stuck his cat hand into the cold water then held it aloft in horror.

This is such a calming video.
posted by nerdfish at 9:44 AM on November 19, 2015 [43 favorites]


Although I now want it in nekoatsume.....
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:44 AM on November 19, 2015 [5 favorites]


This is like a refreshing sorbet between some extremely heavy dishes on the blue today. Thanks.
posted by chavenet at 9:45 AM on November 19, 2015 [4 favorites]


I hereby declare a State of Emergency Cats.

The other 10 Cats stuff is pretty good too:

10 Cats playing in a pool of colorful balls

Japanese spiny lobster vs Cat
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 9:50 AM on November 19, 2015 [5 favorites]


How rude toward the cats. Maybe one of them wanted a hot drink. Don't be rude to cats for entertainment!
posted by theraflu at 9:51 AM on November 19, 2015 [3 favorites]


I need to do work right now, but, hey, why not:

Conducting a cat.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 9:53 AM on November 19, 2015 [4 favorites]


Cats: dis gud dis very gud dis cold
posted by Kitteh at 9:54 AM on November 19, 2015 [13 favorites]


one of my favorite things about cats is they can be doing something compulsively (licking an ice ball, say), and realize they're doing the whatever it is they're doing compulsively rather than because they necessarily enjoy it or whatever, but still not be able to stop doing it. Like a couple of these kitties have expressions that I interpret as "oh good lord why can't I stop licking this stupid ice ball?"

As someone who's smart enough to realize that most of the things I do are absurd, but not at all smart enough to stop doing those things, I therefore feel a powerful kinship with cats.
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 9:57 AM on November 19, 2015 [18 favorites]


I had no idea cats would even enjoy an ice ball. Nice.
posted by JanetLand at 10:00 AM on November 19, 2015 [2 favorites]


I like this experiment. It shows that we definitely can't let cats pilot missions to obtain samples from comets.
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:17 AM on November 19, 2015 [6 favorites]


I like this experiment. It shows that we definitely can't let cats pilot missions to obtain samples from comets.

Stop stomping on my dreams!
posted by Navelgazer at 10:20 AM on November 19, 2015 [7 favorites]


I had no idea cats would even enjoy an ice ball. Nice.

Me neither! Thankfully, now I know what I'll be doing tonight..... making ice balls for the weekend :)
posted by JenThePro at 10:21 AM on November 19, 2015 [1 favorite]


Why aren't the cats' tongues sticking to the ice ball?! I want to do this for my cat, but don't want the tongue-sticking-to-ice thing to happen, which has happened to me and it's painful!
posted by schmoo at 10:39 AM on November 19, 2015 [1 favorite]


Because it's at or near freezing on the surface and there's a water layer on it. You get tongue-stick if the surface is dry and really cold. Then the water on your tongue freezes on contact and you're having a bad time.
posted by bonehead at 11:21 AM on November 19, 2015 [1 favorite]


I liked also 10 Cats Eat Family Meals Together Every Day: so much synchronized nomming.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 11:25 AM on November 19, 2015 [3 favorites]


Gotta love the lack of fear that kittens have.
posted by INFJ at 11:37 AM on November 19, 2015 [3 favorites]


That moment about 44 seconds in when the true nature of ice becomes apparent.
posted by ethansr at 12:11 PM on November 19, 2015 [2 favorites]


I would guess that it was a very hot day so the cats were both thirsty and trying to cool off. I've seen videos of people filling kiddie pools with ice for their dogs in the summer for the same reason.
posted by Karmakaze at 1:21 PM on November 19, 2015 [1 favorite]


Oh my god. Thank you. I thought I had spent the whole week looking forward to Friday, but now I think I was really just looking forward to this.
posted by obfuscation at 2:13 PM on November 19, 2015 [4 favorites]


one of my favorite things about cats is they can be doing something compulsively (licking an ice ball, say), and realize they're doing the whatever it is they're doing compulsively rather than because they necessarily enjoy it or whatever, but still not be able to stop doing it.

Our blue cat has a sweet spot right at the base of her tail that, when scratched, causes her to compulsively lick whatever is in front of her. Hands, other cats, but most frequently the air. She gets a look on her face like "Oh no! Its happening again! What is this happening?" I love her so much.

Also:

Cat Instructions

Thank you for purchasing cat. Reminders:

Cucumbers: No
Ice Ball: Yes

Please enjoy!
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:57 PM on November 19, 2015 [10 favorites]


This is perfect for today since it's supposed to be over 41 celsius (106F) here.
posted by kitten magic at 3:54 PM on November 19, 2015


The ice ball looks uncomfortably like Mr. Meseeks.
posted by mccarty.tim at 4:04 PM on November 19, 2015 [1 favorite]


I liked also 10 Cats Eat Family Meals Together Every Day yt : so much synchronized nomming.

10 cats is a lot of cats.
posted by rhizome at 4:43 PM on November 19, 2015 [1 favorite]


Reminds me of my former roommates' siamese, Azure. She would demand ice water by sitting by the water bowl, then pacing over to the fridge and letting out that signature meezer wail. When we caved into her demands (she had us well trained) she would proceed to take only one or two mouthfuls of the water before batting the cubes out of the bowl to play hockey with.
posted by radwolf76 at 4:55 PM on November 19, 2015


Japanese spiny lobster vs Cat

When they pan to the shot of the cats all on their perches staring at the bowl, it's like they've formed a special investigative committee to figure out what in the heck This Fucking Thing is all about.
posted by Rhomboid at 5:41 PM on November 19, 2015 [4 favorites]


Apparently during another meeting, it was decided paws are an appropriate dipping tool.
posted by wallabear at 5:45 PM on November 19, 2015 [2 favorites]


At 0:44 I was imagining Will Arnett as the cat, voice-overing "I've made a huge mistake"
posted by en forme de poire at 7:03 PM on November 19, 2015 [3 favorites]


When they pan to the shot of the cats all on their perches staring at the bowl, it's like they've formed a special investigative committee to figure out what in the heck This Fucking Thing is all about.

You mean the itteh bitteh kitteh committee?
posted by salmacis at 3:34 AM on November 20, 2015 [4 favorites]


I could watch cat tongues licking methodically all night long.
posted by Neely O'Hara at 9:20 PM on November 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


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