With each new passing of the cat through the hole, we make it smaller
March 17, 2020 4:10 PM   Subscribe

Reducing Hole for the Cat. When will he stop? [youtube, just 2 minutes]
posted by moonmilk (28 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
 
That is very stressful.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 4:21 PM on March 17, 2020 [5 favorites]


Five stars! Would cat again. This is the content we need right now.
posted by rikschell at 4:21 PM on March 17, 2020 [7 favorites]


Delightful! Here’s some similar content featuring Maru & Hana.
posted by Going To Maine at 4:23 PM on March 17, 2020 [5 favorites]


Heehee little fuzzy bottom
posted by prismatic7 at 4:37 PM on March 17, 2020 [1 favorite]


Said it before and I’m gonna say it again: Kitty. (I capitalized out of honor for the effort presented. Standard form is “kitty” or “kitties”. It is written).
posted by pipoquinha at 4:38 PM on March 17, 2020 [3 favorites]


I love how he took a running smash into the last hole. More than one way to skin a cat, as it were.
posted by Nelson at 4:39 PM on March 17, 2020 [11 favorites]


If this is the kind of thing that jams your toast and you don't have misophonia, How small a hole can a mouse get through? Experiments.
posted by foxfirefey at 4:53 PM on March 17, 2020 [2 favorites]


Made it to round three before the sympathetic claustrophobia kicked in!
posted by eponym at 4:58 PM on March 17, 2020 [2 favorites]


I am going to steal this idea for my kid’s science fair project. Legit.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 5:06 PM on March 17, 2020 [6 favorites]


Said it before and I’m gonna say it again: Kitty. (I capitalized out of honor for the effort presented. Standard form is “kitty” or “kitties”. It is written).

I believe the standard form is “kitteh”
posted by Ranucci at 5:06 PM on March 17, 2020 [8 favorites]


chonk simulator
posted by thelonius at 5:07 PM on March 17, 2020 [7 favorites]


Cute cat.
posted by carter at 5:13 PM on March 17, 2020


"It's a liquid!"
"No, it's a solid, it's a solid "
Together: "it's a lolsquid!"
posted by Redhush at 5:14 PM on March 17, 2020 [8 favorites]


is this simulation of late stage capitalism

hole is job

i am cat
posted by lalochezia at 6:09 PM on March 17, 2020 [20 favorites]


When I first got my last cat, I adopted her as a stray on the street. She had actually wandered right into the house of a friend who didn't like and couldn't keep cats, and who knew that I both did like and could keep them. (I later found out she was very newly pregnant, apparently this is a thing, where pregnant strays seek human caretakers.)

I came over to pick her up with one of those cardboard pet carriers that look like this. She was very happy to meet me, climbed into my lap immediately, and did not at all protest going into the carrier...

But she did NOT like it being closed.

I was sitting with the carrier on my lap in the passenger seat of a car headed directly to a vet who would examine her and giver her her shots (and fail to notice her stowaways.)

She started by sticking a paw out through one of the airholes in the picture above. Little by little, she clawed at the hole, until it was juuuuust big enough to get her little cheekbones through. I tried to stop her, but she wriggled and wriggled until she somehow made it all the way through like one of those videos of an octopus escaping a jar through a hole the size of a penny. I was left with a lapful of cat in a car, having to carry her in my arms into the vet like a hairy baby (which she was again fine with, no problem at all being carried, just didn't want to be locked in the box.)

tl;dr cats are a liquid
posted by gloriouslyincandescent at 6:53 PM on March 17, 2020 [9 favorites]


Cats are, perhaps, the most common, familiar example of a non-Newtonian fluid.

This is neat. Also, I did not expect a wild mouse. (In a previous comment, not the posted video.)
posted by eotvos at 6:56 PM on March 17, 2020 [3 favorites]


Pretty sure these people have been coming into my house for the last two decades and shrinking my clothes and replacing all my belts with smaller belts.
posted by BrotherCaine at 8:15 PM on March 17, 2020 [11 favorites]


What is on the other side of this barrier s.t. the cat is so motivated to pass through the hole?
posted by meaty shoe puppet at 8:41 PM on March 17, 2020


That's just what cats have to do...

Boxes to sit in, holes that must be gone through, (bells to ring). In other words, cats.
posted by Windopaene at 9:39 PM on March 17, 2020 [5 favorites]


You forgot tables full of things to knock off.
posted by NorthernLite at 10:51 PM on March 17, 2020 [6 favorites]


There's a reason why they consider the object so carefully before shoving it off the table edge. They're just very persistent physicists, checking the strength of gravity remains consistent.
posted by Absolutely No You-Know-What at 1:01 AM on March 18, 2020 [5 favorites]


You forgot tables full of things to knock off.

Sometimes the human doesn't realize it's time for breakfast.

Or second breakfast.
posted by sebastienbailard at 2:02 AM on March 18, 2020 [4 favorites]


Somewhat different but of interest: Many years ago I trained my cat to jump through a hoop I made with my arms held at full standing height, about 5 feet off the ground. Started by holding it at ground level, and forced her to walk through it, not around, to get to her food bowl. Gradually raised the height and distance from the bowl, took it into the next room and all around the house, though it always worked best when the jump was toward the food or its empty location. Eventually that requirement too was ended by habit. The size of the arm-hoop shrank a bit, but not much.
posted by lathrop at 6:08 AM on March 18, 2020 [7 favorites]


Supposedly Cousteau and his cronies invented the idea of putting walkie-talkies into the helmet. But we made ours with a special rabbit ear on the top so we could pipe in some music.
posted by valkane at 6:26 AM on March 18, 2020 [1 favorite]


I love the checking of the hole size towards the end. “Whiskers say I should fit.... nope not working, check again, I should fit, let’s try again aaaaaand through!”

I’m also fairly certain the running start one is a little disingenuous, and they probably had a toy on the other side. But I’ll let it slide for the sake of a good video.

Also, cat butt!!!!
posted by [insert clever name here] at 6:34 AM on March 18, 2020 [3 favorites]


We need to see a cat/mouse/vole/octopus squeeze-a-thon.
Here is octopus - I know who my money's on.
posted by rongorongo at 6:42 AM on March 18, 2020 [2 favorites]


If this is the kind of thing that jams your toast and you don't have misophonia, How small a hole can a mouse get through? Experiments.

He's also set up a peanut-butter-powered wild mouse circus.
posted by sebastienbailard at 1:00 PM on March 18, 2020 [1 favorite]


I stand corrected with kitteh as a highly standard term. Of course with due deference to Comrade kitteh.
posted by pipoquinha at 3:30 PM on March 18, 2020


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