Especially this cat
February 6, 2018 8:04 AM   Subscribe

Cats are weird. That is all.
posted by Johnny Wallflower (20 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
 
That guy's Twitter is all I need today. Bravo.
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 8:38 AM on February 6 [1 favorite]


This is adorable and I love Kevin but it's also explicable. Sometimes to subdue feisty pray cats will smother them with their bodies, just scoop that lizard/bug/mouse right in and sit down on it. The strategy is that the prey will be shocked and freeze up and the cat can chomp it better, and the cat can use all the fur on its tummy to feel when and where the prey is moving and catch it as it tries to wiggle away. So Kevin here is playing "that ball is a very aggressive pokey snack and I must conquer it!!!!1!!!" and also the floor is smooth so he can't get the best grip as he scoots around. In conclusion, the cat equivalent of "yes, a tiny net is a death sentence" is actually their tummies.
posted by Mizu at 8:54 AM on February 6 [26 favorites]


also the floor is smooth

I heard that it's lava
posted by thelonius at 8:57 AM on February 6 [13 favorites]


KITTY.
posted by SansPoint at 8:58 AM on February 6 [5 favorites]


I like the dog in the background pulling off a perfect Margaret Dumont: "Well, I never!"
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:19 AM on February 6 [8 favorites]


The simplicity of the post's wording made me wonder, "Surely there's nothing new under the CATS ARE WEIRD sun, right?"

I stand corrected.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 9:29 AM on February 6 [19 favorites]


Not if Johnny Wallflower has anything to say about it!
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 10:10 AM on February 6 [1 favorite]


....couldn't he also have just been trying to hump the ball?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:10 AM on February 6 [8 favorites]


His Roomba was out for repair.
posted by briank at 10:14 AM on February 6 [2 favorites]


That definitely looked like kitty humping to me, EC.
posted by tavella at 10:20 AM on February 6 [2 favorites]


Ember will not tolerate acrylic cubes of any shape or size. They must be knocked to the floor and hidden. Even if she seems to be asleep she will wake up and ensure our acrylic cube safety.
posted by poe at 10:38 AM on February 6 [4 favorites]


Sometimes to subdue feisty prey cats will smother them with their bodies

In my house, it's referred to as bellying.

Bellying (verb): To belly a toy; i.e., to render a toy immobile with one's belly.

Used in a sentence: "Are you bellying that toy?" "Did you belly it?" "Belly that toy!"

Then, commence smoochy noises.
posted by mudpuppie at 11:55 AM on February 6 [11 favorites]




that was very enjoyable yes
posted by numaner at 1:35 PM on February 6


What a brave kitten.
posted by jeather at 4:59 PM on February 6 [1 favorite]


I had a kitty (RIP) who would do this specifically with the plastic curled strip that comes off of some gallon milk jugs.
posted by waving at 5:18 AM on February 7 [4 favorites]


Wow, that cat is like ... imitating a battery operated toy -- and the tennis ball is kind of the battery!
posted by jamjam at 8:04 PM on February 7 [1 favorite]


I’ve done the human equivalent of this to a quarter I dropped in public.
posted by armeowda at 8:14 PM on February 7 [1 favorite]


Oh dopamine, what won't you make me do?
posted by Fupped Duck at 8:46 PM on February 7


Found on Twitter: a cat powers on and boots up.
posted by JHarris at 10:38 AM on February 8 [3 favorites]


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