A cat name is Sashimi-san.Somebody tell me why she's got a anger.
May 2, 2016 3:18 PM   Subscribe

Filmmaker SOEZIMAX (Shingo Soejima) visits his sister. Her cat really, really hates him.

Some highlights:
6: "I've just given Sashimi-san my new year's greetings. She seems to be treating me quite nicely this year." "MEEEEOOOOOWWWWWW"
10: Soejima's sister films Sashimi-san to prove that it's not the camera Sashimi-san hates...
11: ...it's just this poor guy.
13: Soejima tries to use a toy to play with Sashimi-san.
14: Soejima tries to leave his room to go to the bathroom.
15: Soejima tries to walk across the room.
18: Soejima tries to say Sashimi-san's name.
19: Soejima tries to open the door.
Finally, Sashimi-san just being a cute cat in 20 and 27.
posted by J.K. Seazer (29 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
 
Sound the japanese military command alarm!
posted by rebent at 3:23 PM on May 2, 2016 [6 favorites]


That cat makes my obnoxious, demented yowler look like an angel.
posted by AFABulous at 3:30 PM on May 2, 2016


Poor kitty is just really freaked out.
posted by infinitywaltz at 3:30 PM on May 2, 2016 [3 favorites]


I blame him. Seriously, he practically attacked the cat with food in number 6, and he was pretty scary and in her face with the toy in 13. The video that leads this post have him removing the cushions that are shielding the cat.

I think this cat is fighting a guy who seems really scary to it. And that he is just clueless.

That is also one gorgeous cat.
posted by bearwife at 3:37 PM on May 2, 2016 [6 favorites]


My in-laws cat is similar, if not quite so severe. The cat is getting up there in age, so when he's sleepy he lets me pass without attacking, but if he's feeling energetic in any way, my ankles will get a quick bashing when I walk by. That demonic animal even looks like Sashimi-san.
posted by Metro Gnome at 3:38 PM on May 2, 2016


I blame him...

I think this cat is fighting a guy who seems really scary to it. And that he is just clueless.

I used to know a cat who was completely hateful to any person who was not her human. It was probably just fear in her case too, but the other humans involved did absolutely nothing to provoke it.

I think it's entirely likely that this guy moved in, realized how much the cat hated him, found it funny, and decided to start filming it. I'll admit to feeling a little sorry for Sashimi (she obviously does not want him invading her house-space), but I'm not sure that Soejima is really at fault.
posted by sparklemotion at 3:59 PM on May 2, 2016 [10 favorites]


Yeah some cats are just assholes. My wife's parents' cat...thing used to moan at everyone for food, and because everyone's schedule was so different he'd wind up getting multiple feedings and really fat. He also used to sit on the stairs and swat at your feet as you stepped over him, which is kinda dangerous. One time he got his claw stuck in the couch he was not supposed to be scratching and he was looking at me all pathetic like "lil help?" Oh, you want to be friends now? Because the biting you're doing right now as I help you out of this jam is sending mixed messages you giant orange bastard.
posted by Hoopo at 4:11 PM on May 2, 2016 [21 favorites]


Call Jackson Galaxy?
posted by kinnakeet at 4:15 PM on May 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


I'd try getting a haircut and losing the giant hipster glasses frames
posted by thelonius at 4:16 PM on May 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


maybe get a job too!
posted by thelonius at 4:16 PM on May 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


At least he's using the honorific -san, rather than the diminutive -chan (as most people would with a cat).


He's trying to build a bridge!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 4:25 PM on May 2, 2016 [14 favorites]


My guess is the apartment is too small for the cat to avoid him. If there were more space it might just hide and wait for him to leave, but since there isn't it feels like it has to stand and fight.
posted by Kevin Street at 4:27 PM on May 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


Well my cats were mildly interested at these videos, but the dog fled and is skulking in another room. Message heard loud and clear Sashimi-san!
posted by maryrussell at 4:32 PM on May 2, 2016 [3 favorites]


I used to know a cat who was completely hateful to any person who was not her human. It was probably just fear in her case too, but the other humans involved did absolutely nothing to provoke it.

My last ex had a cat that flat-out hated my guts. Actually, the whole situation was a little messed-up anyway - he'd been living with someone for two years before we started dating, and they got Rupert together; then when they broke up, she got custody, but she brought Rupert over for weekend visits sometimes, even after she moved to Portland. (!) And I started seeing him like six weeks after they broke up. So we cut Rupert a lot of slack because the poor guy was being yanked around a lot. And, it was a Savannah cat on top of that, and that's a hybrid that can get really temperamental and possessive.

But seriously, this cat hated me. On the times I visited when Rupert was there too, he would usually take one look at me and retreat into a corner, hissing, and then spend the whole time hiding. Sometimes my ex would coax him out, pick him up and hold him so I could let him sniff my hand and try to make nice, but Rupert would still hiss, and maybe swat at me. Maybe ONE time I got a head-butt, but that was it. And one time, I swear to god that he ran to block my way to the bathroom when I was over for a visit - he parked himself right in front of the bathroom door, glaring and hissing at me. My ex had to distract him with tuna or something.

We chalked it up to just a lot of the moving around, and what I called a "you're not my mommy" reaction to my presence. But after he and I broke up, I was talking to a mutual friend about Rupert, and mentioned that he didn't like me. The friend cracked up and said, "naw, Rupert's that way with everyone. It's just a fuckin' messed-up cat."
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:48 PM on May 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


My cat behaves like this with strangers and certain individuals. It's not their fault at all. She'll even stalk people and attack them (I keep her in my bedroom when people visit but sometimes she meows so sadly that guests let her out despite my warning). It's fear based aggression.
posted by Stonkle at 4:51 PM on May 2, 2016


You might already know this, but I recently learned that the famous "Doge Meme" Shiba Inu was being teased by a guest and in a bitey mood when those photos were taken.
posted by ovvl at 5:05 PM on May 2, 2016


I'm with thelonius on this one: it's the mustache, dude.
posted by grimjeer at 6:29 PM on May 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


You might already know this, but I recently learned that the famous "Doge Meme" Shiba Inu was being teased by a guest and in a bitey mood when those photos were taken.

No, I did not know that. [NOTGOATYOLOGY-IST]
posted by heyho at 6:42 PM on May 2, 2016


Video six ends with him jabbing at Sashimi with a toy while he's eating food he barely trusted him enough to take. Maybe this cat's being a prick, but this dude is also bad at cats.
posted by EatTheWeak at 6:46 PM on May 2, 2016 [9 favorites]


Total BS. That cat is freaked out. For all that's holy - just leave it alone.
This guy is a complete jack ass.
posted by Tullyogallaghan at 7:09 PM on May 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


There was that finding a little while ago that having male scientists handle lab mice screwed up the results of all kinds of studies, because mice had a stress reaction to all male humans, I think? This does look like a reaction to one individual, but I wonder if that reaction happens in other species.
posted by gusandrews at 7:19 PM on May 2, 2016


It's not the guy. There is a video where it attacks someone else.
posted by Brocktoon at 7:45 PM on May 2, 2016


Sashimi-san

Personality: Not having any of your shit
Power Lv.: 9000
Visits: 29

Top 3 Goodies Used:
Claws
Yowls
Camera

Memento:
Your skin
posted by qcubed at 7:45 PM on May 2, 2016 [16 favorites]


My Ursie (rest her sweet, vicious little soul) used to attack children. Drew blood about 5 times - I lost count. People like to blame the children, but I really can't - it was completely her fault. (And maybe mine, although I'd say some children just can't be warned enough. But then maybe my warnings could sometimes have been clearer: "Sweetie, when Aunt Anshuman says 'take your chances,' do you know what that means?")

There was blood in the box I brought her home in (I watched her attack the cat fosterer), so I guess I knew what I was in for from the start.

She attacked some men: I didn't believe my cat-sitting friend when he said he had to fend her off with a chair like a lion tamer, but maintenance workers generally backed him up. Exterminator: "We couldn't put your cat out on the balcony like you asked." "Because she attacked you?" "Yeah." And Joaquin (always smiling, the sweetest man on earth): "[in Spanish] Ah, your cat died? That's too bad - she was so sweet." "Really? She never attacked you?" "Well ..." [pantomimes fear, fending off cat attack, goes back to smiling])

She also attacked me from time to time, generally when I was late for an appointment and still playing video games: like she was doing me a favor, trying to tell me to get up and go already. I asked my pet psychic Dan about it once. (No judgments, please: I lived in LA, and he never charged me a penny. He actually paid for her first surgery.) He listened to her for a minute, then said, "She didn't know it was a problem." Me: "She's a liar. How could she not know it's a problem? Tell her to stop." (She didn't.)

I had to bake cookies a few times for the vet techs. ("We were going to run one more test, but I think she's done for the day.") And in her last moments, she attacked the at-home vet who came to put her down. While the vet cowered in the corner ("This is not a normal reaction - was she ever feral?") and I nursed a few stray scratches (foolish to wear a mini-skirt and hold her on my lap while she got her last shots), I called over to Dan: "You said she was ready to go!" "I said she's ready - she's not eager!"

Rest in peace, Ursie.
posted by anshuman at 8:48 PM on May 2, 2016 [17 favorites]


To discover whether man or cat is the greater monster, look no further than master of horror Junji Ito's take on the subject.
posted by belarius at 9:02 PM on May 2, 2016 [3 favorites]


My Japanese is pretty bad but by the fourth video is his theory that it's the camera?
posted by Hoopo at 9:33 PM on May 2, 2016


I didn't believe my cat-sitting friend when he said he had to fend her off with a chair like a lion tamer, but maintenance workers generally backed him up.

I think I might have done some maintenance in your place. I'm usually pretty chill with the critters, I give them their space. Boss said this gig had a mean cat, I say I'm okay, I like cats, even mean ones. I'm walking down the hall, glass door on the side, and then fur and teeth are suddenly pressed against the glass at my face height, and I'm tall. So that's one pretty mean kitty. (Eventually I did pet it once, just because it was such an asshole. And when we had to briefly work in the room where it was confined, it stayed away from us because we ran the vacuum cleaner.)
posted by ovvl at 10:18 PM on May 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


Many years ago, my mom got a pair of litter mates, a boy and a girl, who I immediately dubbed Pixel (a girl, also the runt, whose name got shortened to Pixie) and Paxil (a boy, who grew into a big fat lazy blob of a kitty). From kittenhood until the day she was sadly put down, Pixel violently hated everyone but my mom. Even me, a certified cat lady. She would hiss and swipe at me, treats or no treats, even though she had known me almost from birth. If you were not my mom, you were an enemy that needed to be dealt with harshly.

Some cats are just assholes.

It happens.
posted by ananci at 1:49 AM on May 3, 2016 [2 favorites]


Wow, I really needed Junji Ito to illustrate the trials of cat ownership. I would definitely put that in a time capsule.
posted by yueliang at 1:58 AM on May 3, 2016


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