Can’t we all just get along?

Love how the cat "wears" the rat… and the cat cleeeeeeans the dog. Ahhnng. [head tilt]

Johanna S., a very Holiday-esque find…



  1. Thanks Meg. We need something cute and optimistic after the last post.

    Oh, and bleen.

  2. Another Bremen-style stack! Woohoo!

  3. and on top of the rat there was a flea…

  4. Ahwww, and so nice to hear that woman singing at the background…

  5. lurkingsmirk says:

    And on top of that, they’re in public and no one is trying to run away! Animals really are amazingk. I’d love to belong to that particular family.

  6. That voiceover is creepy.

  7. Peace on earth good will to animal kind.

  8. I wanna punch that lady.

    Yay maminals!!

  9. That woman must be a member of the “Society for Putting Things on Top of Other Things.”

    “I thank you, gentlemen. The year has been a good one for the Society (hear, hear). This year our members have put more things on top of other things than ever before. But, I should warn you, this is no time for complacency. No, there are still many things, and I cannot emphasize this too strongly, not on top of other things. I myself, on my way here this evening, saw a thing that was not on top of another thing in any way. (shame!)”

  10. they are perfectly stackables!
    lets play jenga!

  11. How very strange. This is the video I sent to Meg. You know, the one with the licking…

  12. johanna-
    looks like you’ve been robbed!
    i like your original video so much better. it is excellent!

  13. This is actually some really, really kinky animal porn.

    Hide your pets’ eyes!

  14. OHhhh, I did wonder why Meg promised cleaning action but none was forthcoming… thanks Johanna.

  15. I’ve seen these guys! They live in Bisbee, Arizona. Unless there’s another dog/cat/rat combo elsewhere in the world. It’s always possible.

  16. berthaslave says:

    THIS IS AWESOME…everyone look at Johanna’s linked video, THE CAT IS RIDING THE DOGGEH!!!!

    WooT! All creatures, one love!!

  17. AmyH, they moved from Arizona to Santa Barbara a couple of months ago or so.

    I walk by these guys every day. I just knew they’d end up on here sooner or later.

    The cutest thing is when someone with a dog walks by and the dog does a double take and stares in confusion and then tries to get closer and sniff. The second cutest thing is when they go home for the night, with the guy walking the dog, and the dog walking the cat, and the rat in a pocket.

  18. this is so very awesome.
    i love it!
    thanks johanna!

  19. Once again, we see how much animals can teach us about getting along. That said, the video is freaking ajadorable!! Errata, I’m so happy for you that you get to walk these great animals; too cool!

  20. Joanna, your submish was much mo’ bettah! Thanks!

  21. Very cute, thanks for summiting 🙂

  22. CheshireCat says:

    I have a dog and a cat and a rat, but I never thought of stacking them on top of each other like that. Brilliant!

  23. It’s really cute as long as you keep the sound off.

  24. Santa Barbara?

    (makes “baroo?” look)

    I weell haff to look for zem zee next time I am on zee State Street…..

  25. Momof2kitties says:

    Why O why is this not in Interspecies Snorgling? I beseech you oh great and noble CO Overlords, this must be rectified.
    Thank yew.

  26. I’m guessing maybe Meg posted the wrong video by mistake? Because she does mention the licking action, and there’s none in the video she posted.

    I find the “original” video (the one Johanna sent in) hilarious, btw. And not just because the animals are teh awesum.

    “If they can do it, why can’t we?… dun dun… HUMANITY ASCENDING”

    So… the road to world peace involves stacking people on top of each other? EH??

  27. The sky is the limit, Caitlin!

  28. but but but… I’m not a Lego!! 0_o

  29. This video looks to have been taken at the plaza in Santa Fe, NM. We saw these guys there back in September. In the past, we have seen him in Bisbee, AZ (we talked to him to make sure it was the same guy and critters) and also in Tucson, AZ, where we live.

    Mmmmm… plaza in Santa Fe… getting a hankerin’ for some red chile pork at the Plaza Cafe.

  30. haha, this has already been posted… kind of.

  31. Awwww. I want to sqoosh them all! ^_^

  32. coool…

  33. that’s some amazing training, on the owner’s part.

  34. Dey are looking just a wee bit comfterbuls dere.

    Alas, I see no leecking! Am I not looking closely enough? Vid was awful short…*Shruggers*

  35. OH! *finds vid wif leecking action* OMG! How adorable! I love the placid looks on all three of their faces. They’re all like ‘Yesss…thees is a normal day for us…’ I love how ratty’s whiskers go wild in his closeup…Ahhhh.

  36. Anita Nooner says:

    I’m a former SBite, my dad sent me photos of these guys about two months ago. They were at Paseo Nuevo every day, he said, so go look there, berthaslave!

  37. Awww. What a sweet puppy. I’m not one for dogs, but I find rotties damn near irresistable.

  38. liltandweave says:

    I saw these guys this summer in Santa Fe! They attracted quite a crowd, but they posed very nicely for pictures!

  39. These guys are currently in Santa Barbara, California. I just moved from there. The guy who owns them walks them all up and down State Street all day. When they walk, the cat kind of surfs on top of the dog and the rat just hangs out on top of the cat. It’s awesome!

  40. it’s a trifecta of cuteness!!!

    i love the 2nd video – puppeh walks so gently, knowing kitteh is depending on a smooth ride. the rat is all snorgly.

    how cute! and they’re all in public and not at all bothered by all the activity.


  41. The guy with these animals uses them to busk for dollars, that’s why he is walking up and down State Street all day. He gets booted out of communities once in awhile. Using animals to attract “donations” is not very cute. 😦

  42. I dont think this is cute at all…yeah, its cute that the animals are on top of each other, but that chick singing and actually taking money for it….PLEASE.

  43. Yep, they’re in Santa Barbara, California. They’re actually cute for a second, and then more of a nuisance. They are part of Santa Barbara’s problem of transients who exploit tourists by luring them with animals along State Street. I feel bad for the animals, though it is funny when they walk by you in Staples 20 steps before their handler. But then the man walks by…let’s just say “BO city”! Sorry to be negative CO peeps.

  44. Megan, the woman singing wasn’t affiliated with the animals, it was just a random person who decided to sing (badly).

    A street performer offering something that people appreciate is loads better than all the standard issue beggars soliciting donations. Santa Barbara has a lot of those too, but at least the performers contribute something.

    I don’t think its a bad life for the animals, they get to chill out, see interesting people and places, and get lots of attention all day.

  45. Errata, pets don’t need to “chill out” on the sidewalk all day for their human to soak up handouts.

  46. Yes, the pets lives would be so much more rich if he got a 9-5 job and locked them in the living room/back yard alone all day. Sitting on the sidewalk isn’t exactly sweatshop labor.

  47. I agree that beggars using animals to attract donations might not be ideal – in Reading, UK there’s a few beggars with dogs around, and the dogs often look cold and skinny.

    However, these animals look happy and well cared for. That rat seems to be really enjoying his nice warm seat! ^__^

  48. I don’t think they have to worry about cold, since they’re in the Southwest US, and they’re inside at night.

    I think some people are just taking issue with the political issue of being a beggar and pretending its about the animals welfare. The animals don’t care about politics or money. They are quite adequately cared for and are not abused. You may not approve of their human is living off tourist donations, but that doesn’t impact their quality of life.

  49. Errata, I didn’t write it to get a response back, I could actually care less what you say. The fact of the matter is, its not cute…The dog looks like he’s hungry and he’s deciding on which animal to eat first.
    I have every right to my opinion..and its that this video BLOWS.
    So, I don’t need to hear what you have to say…Next time, mind yourself.

  50. This isn’t about a “political issue” about begging or homelessness or pretending anything like that. I oppose this in the same way I oppose Ringling Brothers circus using animals as props to generate revenue. I have no problem with street artists, mimes, musicians busking, and the like, *actually doing the performing*. I see it often where I live.

  51. Circus animals are mostly dangerous wild animals that spend most of their time in confinement when they aren’t performing. These are pets.

  52. Must… keep… guard. Danger… looming.

  53. As the caption says, “Can’t we all just get along?”

    Let’s all enjoy the things we think are cute, and let other people enjoy the things they think are cute, and be kind to each other.

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  55. I live in Santa Barbara and see this guy all the time. Actually, it’s a little creepy. I’m not sure if the animals are really all that happy.

  56. Yeah, I live in Santa Barbara, too.
    I saw him when he first got here,
    and I thought it was magical

    but then he wouldn’t go away and hasn’t since…it’s gotten old to everyone but the tourists.