Beginner Cat Yodeling is a prerequisite for this course.
April 10, 2010 9:12 AM   Subscribe

Happy Caturday! How about some Advanced Cat Yodeling?

This video is a follow-up to the popular (previously discussed) Engineer's Guide to Cats.
posted by grapefruitmoon (18 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
posted by joost de vries at 9:18 AM on April 10, 2010

posted by threetoed at 9:19 AM on April 10, 2010

Aww, I needed the smile this put on my face.
posted by bunnycup at 9:20 AM on April 10, 2010

Turns out there's a middle video in the series: Cat Yodeling with Cat Polka.

No cats were harmed in the making of this presentation, merely annoyed.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:21 AM on April 10, 2010

My orange cat softly meows whenever he moves about the house. No need for these techniques!
posted by TrialByMedia at 9:22 AM on April 10, 2010

So. That is what we've been doing!
I thought I was just harassing the cat.
Turns out we are musicians!
Wonderful post. Thanks.
posted by SLC Mom at 9:32 AM on April 10, 2010

Two of my favorite things: cats and geeks.
posted by Pineapplicious at 9:45 AM on April 10, 2010

Ah, but behold Standing Cat.
posted by ericb at 9:47 AM on April 10, 2010 [7 favorites]

My Grey is an up-and-coming opera singer. His arias are mainly inspired by the spiders who occasionally crawl around on my walls (outside, eh, I have a patio). Upon sighting a spider, Grey will launch into his solos full-bore, alternating staccato ("mew, maow, mew") and legato ("meeeeeeOOOOOoowwwAAArrraaaaOOOOwwwwww"), usually in the forte to forte-fortissimo dynamic range, and lasting anywhere from one to ten minutes. Neighbors are, thankfully, also cat-inclined and so will occasionally compliment me on encouraging I don't, really, I just get a kick out of talking to him while he meows his musical interludes and interest in keeping my exterior walls spider-free.
posted by fraula at 10:43 AM on April 10, 2010

Standing Cat will be on the upcoming list for Awesome Cats of 2010, of course.
posted by darkstar at 11:22 AM on April 10, 2010

Here's something newer from the same guys. Short and sweet.
posted by kinnakeet at 11:36 AM on April 10, 2010

Thanks for the laugh!

I knew that something was missing from my day--little did I know that it was an instructional video on teaching your cat to yodel.
posted by leftcoastbob at 12:45 PM on April 10, 2010

PS: We've been trying all day here at the 'moonHouse to get our cats to yodel. Turns out, they're too used to being picked up and smooched to even register the faintest bit of annoyance, much less any kind of vocalization whatsoever.

I'm thinking we need new test subjects.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 1:56 PM on April 10, 2010

the application of the lint lifter in the final moments makes it worth the cat annoyance

also: standing cat freaks me the FUCK OUT. seriously. standing cat will be in my nightmares
posted by angrycat at 2:36 PM on April 10, 2010

This confused our cats. Of course. And now I'm going to moderately annoy them.

To be fair, Yorvit yodels when we come home. As we're walking up the stairs, he'll wait at the top and yodel a little, and if we yodel back, he yodels more enthusiastically. Pretty great.
posted by rtha at 3:03 PM on April 10, 2010

i mean, the annoyance of cats. i rarely find cats annoying
posted by angrycat at 4:23 PM on April 10, 2010

OMG. Standing Cat has been enhanced.
posted by maudlin at 6:49 AM on April 12, 2010 [1 favorite]

Perfect, maudlin!
posted by darkstar at 6:18 PM on April 12, 2010

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