Baffle versus the Crocodile

Stuffed crocodile toy: [gulp!]




[bowing in direction of] Dmitry G. and all his photos.



  1. He’s got the mad skills alright.

  2. Tenshihi says:

    I give this performance a 9.8

  3. *squee* He’s so ninja! You go, kitty-san!

  4. Constance says:

    That poor crocodile toy! that is NOT CUTE, people! wake up!

    …ok no, that’s freakin adorable. Ninja cat!

  5. Jan Spencer says:

    I’ll get you my pretty! And your little crocodile too!

    WAY cute.

  6. I just ‘sploded due to cuteness. And here I thought my cat was a ninja kitty! This one could beat up my cat before she even saw it coming!

    I espcially like the second picture!

  7. Dmitry G–photo genius with acrocat! TOO CUTE!!!

  8. How can everyone think this photo is cute?? You should all be UPSET!! In that second photo, it looks like the kitten might hit his head … I’m actually very concerned. A friend of mine’s cat did a flip once and ended up brain-damaged!! Whoever took this picture is sick and tasteless.


  9. Here we see the the ruthless brutality of the common kitteh, slaying humans with his deadly cuteness.

  10. Christine says:

    I have to say, the second picture is the best one. ^.^
    Holy acrobatics!

  11. Oh, and people, this is why you take your shoes off before you walk on the tatami mats…to avoid the merciless retribution of kittehs.

  12. Tooooo cuuuuuuuuute!! Look at this picture when Baffle was teeny tiny:
    Rule of Cuteness #14!!!

  13. w00t! It works again!

    I *love* Determined Kitters. RaaaaAAGH!!


  15. Meow House says:

    I hear Cirque du Soleil is always looking for talented bendy-types.

  16. Quite the gymnast aren’t you little guy! He points his toes and tumbles with such poise

  17. Excuse me, but is Baby Baffle’s litter box a mixing bowl?

  18. Forgive me, for I’m not yet fully conversant with all the Rules of Cuteness, but is there one for Display of Little Teeths? Like this?
    And look at the little black lips!
    Hiyaaaaa! *waves at picture*

  19. Defenestrated Hero says:

    1. Cats are mammals.
    2. Cats fight ALL the time.
    3. The purpose of the cat is to flip out and kill people.

  20. Isn’t the first pic a still from Godzilla vs. Mothra? Tokyo is in ruins! Destroyed by a fatal overdose o’ cuteness.

  21. …therefore, cats are NINJAS!!!

  22. In the second picture, he is SO saying “Jazz Hands!!!”

  23. Aww! ninja kitty!

  24. Too Cute!

  25. Oh. My.

    Bebbeh Baffle killed me with cuteness.

  26. Too Cute!

  27. Corinne says:

    The second photo looks like the wittle kitty is practicing his yoga. Downward facing kitty?

  28. weasel_tea_party says:

    Oh, the fierce!
    …my face hurts from smiling now

  29. What a beautiful baby – he seems spazztastic but also seems to be able to cuddle well. Go and look at the other album with pictures of him as a baby – squeeeeeeeeee!!!!

  30. The Guy Over There says:

    Holy crap, Cat fist! I wonder if you can teach that cat muay thay?

  31. Kris, in New England says:

    OK, there are paw pads people – pet feet! WOOT!

    I love how the little guy looks kinda like a human adolescent – not quite grown into his leg and paw size yet. A little gangly, but still SO completely adorable.

  32. In photo #2, it looks like he’s practicing folding himself for easier Portasnorg(tm) transport.

  33. chelsea says:

    that’s one lanky kitten!

  34. Guy Over There — I think it’s Capoeira, actually.

  35. Boschka says:

    Hee Hee…Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitteh

    tooo cute

  36. kittens are the best! REOW

  37. OMG went ruffling through that smugmug account and I squeeeeed at this

  38. This kitteh looks a lot like my cat Trixie when she was little.
    She always so cute when she stalking stuff and trying to look fierce.

  39. That is as cute as it is hilarious. Excellent.

  40. m in athens says:

    This is the best photo synopsis of why cats are totally awesome that I’ve ever seen.

  41. Fritatta says:

    No one does the impossible better than kitties.

  42. Pretty awesome photography I must say, to capture these movements. Dmitry, I want to BE you.

  43. (Now recovered from previous bout of snarkasm.)

    I’m really not a cat person when it comes to being around most of them (bad experiences as a child), but I’m constantly fascinated at their ability to catch awesome air.

    My friend’s younger kit-kat — who isn’t *really* brain-damaged — insists that *I* make her chase the feather-on-a-string whenever I come over. Best image ever is her poinging up six feet from behind the couch out of bloody nowhere. With the paws out and a vaguely confused expression during the descent.

  44. semanticAntics says:

    This is 100 times cuter than that stupid bunny. Enough with the Swiffer-attachment segment of the Cuteverse. I want puppies, kittens, tapirs, rhinos, and marsupials. Not dusting devices.

  45. Wedge — GAAAGH!~!!

  46. AuntieMame says:

    Take that! And that! And that!

    (The other pics are cute, too, but I hate how the *&^% website won’t let me back to CO again…)

  47. AuntieM–If you use Mozilla just open the link in another tab. You can switch back and forth.

  48. Testing a comment to the “missing” post…

  49. …well, it worked!

    YAY for Baffle!

  50. Y’know what’s weird? I can view this entry in IE, but not in Firefox. *brain collapses*

  51. Lizzy — maybe empty your cache (“Clear Private Data”) and try again. I’m using FF v1.5.0.4 right now.

  52. Thanks, Theo, for putting this post back online.

  53. Netherland Dwarf rabbit, owner!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ says:

    A catrobat for sure!
    Wowwee… Never seen anything like it before.
    Score on the floor exercise routine 10’s across the board…

  54. Loopy — as much as I’d *like* to take credit, it wasn’t me. I think Six Apart finished restoring their lost data from a backup, and then Meg reinstated the post.

    (I was in the process of composing an email to Meg begging for a re-post of Baffle, when I noticed it was back.)

  55. The ultimate in toe-spreading, upside-downness! Amazing shots!

  56. Clearly, the cat is practicing ninjitsu to such a degree that it affects even the post it appears in. Or doesn’t appear in. ooOOOoooh.

  57. Sarcasta says:

    I just forced my husband to watch the slideshow on Baffle’s site. Twice.

    The “ticking biological clock” baby debate is over! =)

    Another kitten will solve everything! That would make a total of 5 furry felines in da hizzy. 5 cats, while not actually equalling a baby, are way more fuzzy. And with OUR cats, there’s at least as much pooping and barfing.

  58. Sarcasta — yeeeeps. Our vet once gently reminded us that cats are not “herd animals.” Here’s how you get around that, though: Hook up with the local humane society and become a Foster Family for cats. Constant kittens!

  59. Sarcasta says:

    I thought of fostering, but I am snellfish. The kittens would come IN the house and not go OUT. Evar.

    My current 4 fluffkins of luff are enough. Besides, with 3 of them being neutered male barn cats (saved from death at the hooves of horses) they weigh in between 12 and 16 pounds each (Vet approved) so if you average the “normal” weight of a kitty out between the poundage we already have, it’s really like we have about… oh, say… 8 cats? Maybe 9.

    We are also saving the hair we get from brushing them to make cat #5.

  60. musicchick2 says:

    This gives the phrase “HEAD OVER HEELS” a WHOLE new meaning!!!

    WAY cuuuuutttee! He looks like one of my cats when he was a bebeh 🙂

  61. Colleen says:

    Steps on becoming a MASTER POUNCER:
    1. Find Prey – quietly
    2. amaze and confuse them with great feats of tumbling
    3. POUNCE – if you find yourself being lifted off the floor, HOLD ON!!!!!!

  62. pamila and dmitry says:

    we’ve never visited this site before but we started getting emails from friends telling us that baffle had made the big time. anyway, thanks for all the props – baffle appreciates it. we lived in egypt for a year and found him crying in a the alley behind our building one day (that’s why he had a bowl for a litter box). he has been safely transported back to ohio and now lives a very happy life there – and is as feisty as ever, though he has a cat and a dog to battle now and eschews his old crocodile friend.

  63. Hey, I came from Ohio! (Dayton)

    Baffle *rocks*. It looks like he acts very much like our Mr. Bounce did when he was a kitten. And the quality of the photography is excellent, too.

    By the way, if that’s Pamila in the photos with the hoodie, she’s at *least* as much of a cutie as the kitty. And I’m sure plenty of CO folks here would say the same about Dmitry. 😉

  64. zibnchy says: