I Shall Überleeck You

“Oh, yeah… a little more to the left… yesssssss, that’s the spot… now, do the ears… and the other one… ohhhh, that’s the ticket… now, nibble my neck while humming the National Anthem of Uruguay… the album version, not the single… ohhhh, you know what I need, baby…”

Was it good for you, Meghan H.?



  1. Lerrinus says:

    Lick, lick, lick, lick, lick…! 🙂

  2. Leslie (NTA) says:

    …In the immortal words of Salt ‘n Pepa (among others):

    “Oooooh, babeh, BA-beh!!!”

    (Do cats have a cigarette in the afterglow, too??)

  3. GingerBean says:

    The part they don’t show is 20 minutes later the deer hacks up a hairball. :p

  4. I’d bet that cat was purring loudly!

    That deer won’t be returned to the wild. The rescue has to keep it, now that it and kitty are best buds!

  5. GingerBean – At 1:42, it looks like a preparatory “…hack! … oh, I’m OK. (lick, lick, lick)”

  6. Holy Crow, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cat quite that stripey. I bet he sets off bar-code scanners just walking past the grocery store.

  7. What beautiful stripes! God, I love tabbies. And of course I love to see one so happy and spoiled.

  8. AndreaJN says:

    It’s so hard to reach that back-of-the-head area oneself. 🙂 I love it when kitties lean into a good rub.

  9. platedlizard says:

    That was a combination leecking and full-body massage! No wonder kitty loved it.

  10. Interspecies leecking. ❤

  11. The deer has a ‘pleh!’ moment near the end..

    “Flangin’ hair-coated tongue… HATE that!”

  12. GingerBean says:

    @pyrit- OMG I didn’t notice that! LOL Total pre-hairball face…so funny to see it on a deer!

  13. Chas Underwood III says:

    Amazing…I thought they were going to scrap towards the end when the hoof came up but the deer realized what a viscious killer she was dealing with 😉 I am adding the word “Überleeck” to my Foreign Words post at http://StuffRichPeopleLove.com. I don’t know what it means but I love umlauts!

    [OK, time to stop pimping your blog now. I appreciate you staying on topic, but from here on out, if you want to advertise, there’s a link at the top right. Got it? – Ed.]

  14. Ev's mum says:

    Now see — *I* need no further proof of a Creator. If two such unlike animals can have this sort of loving moment, what’s wrong with people, People????

  15. That cat is blissed out of his/her mind.

  16. Do you need a cigarette?

  17. Kristabelle says:

    That is one happy kitty cat!

  18. Notice the Pea Hen in the background stealing focus.

  19. at the end if someone saying “Where’s Barky?”

  20. Nicolletta says:

    Don’t worry, deer; I’ll still respect you in the morning. ;P

  21. Katrina says:

    Big, stripedy happy cat. I too thought the mood was going to turn there for a second, I’m glad it didn’t. I am wondering if this is a frequent thing or a one-night standup.

  22. emudoug says:

    i can’t blame that deer, that kitty looks like it has a flavor.

  23. Catsquatch says:

    That is one comfortable cat, because he has no sensation anymore!

    I once had a deer clean my entire arm, then follow me around chewing on the back of my tee shirt.
    Deer have a substance in their saliva that numbs skin, probaby for assistance in healing and pain relief when injured.
    The skin on my arm was numb for almost 15 hours despite washing several times.

    I have no idea what will happen when that cat cleans himself and ingests the substance left by the deer, probably nothing, but I hope the humans keep an eye on him.

    Cool video though, I just love interspecies snorgling ;D

  24. HA!

  25. BonzoGal says:

    Pause it at 1:45. Awwwwwwwwwwww!!!

  26. They simply canNOT release that deer to the wild. The kitties out there wouldn’t put up with this sort of thing.

  27. “[leeck] There you go, honey.”
    “Thanks, deer, that was lovely!”

    And you will be my kitty ..and I shall leeck you.. and you will like it. And I wll call you George.

  29. 5^^now8ing says:

    TUM – bar codes – LOL!!

    Catsquatch – skin-numbing saliva?? [that wide-eye emoticon here]

  30. 5^^now8ing says:

    Oops – just realized square brackets should be reserved for the sole use of beloved Theo! Sowwy!

    (It’s O-O — no, maybe o.o? — see, this is why I need a crib sheet)

  31. [shifty eyes]

  32. That is the stripiest cat I’ve ever seen.

  33. [Giggling at Patito and 5now8]

  34. Wow, that was amazing. The best I’ve ever had. Promise me it won’t be the last time, deer?

  35. @5^^now8ing : 8O?

  36. Arrgh, 😯

  37. chet, ruby, and miaoux's mommeh says:

    less work for kitty later

  38. Then the cat gets sent home from work because she smells like grass.

  39. Aww! The cat’s enyoing it. ^_^ I wonder if the deer’s got a lot of cat hair on it’s tongue?

  40. The only thing wrong with this video are the people talking in the background about something OTHER than this adorable pairing. It’s like they don’t even notice until around 1:45. I agree that you simply cannot separate the kitty from the deer now.

  41. 5^^now8ing says:

    Theresa – Yeah — how to do, please?

  42. Hahaha @ the woman’s voice in the background: “LOOK at the expression on that cat’s face!”

  43. I thought the deer was raising its hoof to rub the kitty’s cheek.

    I will NEVER let my cats see this–they’d start demanding a deer of their own.

  44. StormCat says:

    TUMS – LOL!! I busted out with that one…

    I agree with Nina… How could NOT talk about this anerable pair??? I could only hear the Kitteh meow once, although he seemed to be meowing quite often… And who wouldn’t? I can only imagine that a bath given by someone so deerly beloved would be the cat’s whiskers!!

    *wide eyed innocent stare*

  45. What do you give deer for hairballs?

  46. @5^^now8ing it’s the number 8 plus capital O.

  47. 5^^now8ing says:


  48. 5^^now8ing says:

    Squeeee! tanks bunches!

  49. shivikai says:

    They should offer this as a service. “Deer cleanup for kitties”.


  50. PS Would everybody spare a thought for the family of the late Frank McCourt, best-selling author of “Angela’s Ashes,” who was also my 10th and 11th grade English teacher?

  51. Was I the only one who wished she was that cat?

  52. I love interspecies BFF!

  53. That was me with the Furminator on my cat yesterday. I swear sometimes she can instantly regrow fur.

    Back OT: glad we don’t have a follow-up vid.
    Hork hork hork hork hork

  54. 5^^now8ing says:

    Theresa — I had read this morning of Mr. McCourt’s passing and even tho I’ve not read his work, based on CO peep recommendness, I will totally spare a thought for him! Pretty cool to have had a best-selling author as a high-school teacher! R.I.P.

  55. Desiree says:

    I wonder if kitty’s friend the deer ends up with a hair ball. So sweet, regardless.

  56. This brings up a new Rule of Cuteness(tm) that I’ve been meaning to propose for a while now:
    Love and snorgling between different species of animal is cute.

  57. Rivahcat says:

    Thass it… I am now offishally a Puddle of Goo.


  58. Mary (the first) says:

    er .. Karl? That’s called “Interspecies snorgling”. It’s already a topic. 😯

  59. Mary (the first) says:

    and by “topic” I mean, Rule of Cuteness. Where did topic come from ??

  60. Shutthefrontdoor!
    Thersea that’s really cool.
    Are you still a NYer?

    And I think I want to come back as this cat for my next life…

  61. Mary (the first):

    ‘Doh! I looked, but missed it.

  62. kibblenibble says:

    Theresa: I was sad to hear that Mr. McCourt passed away. Angela’s Ashes was one of the most beautifully written books I’ve ever read. You are fortunate to have had this talented man as a teacher. (I bet you already knew that.)

    BTW I loved watching this video. Both animals seemed to be enjoying the company of the other. 🙂

  63. Noelegy says:

    Theresa, how amazing for you that you had the experience of being taught by Mr. McCourt.

    Deer licking kitteh = SQUEE.

  64. DogEared says:

    @ Brat: agreed. if i could never reach the back of my neck, i would want my own deer for that too.

    ..and love the comment about the bar-codes….ahahahahahaha.

  65. @Hayley and Kibblenibble, he was extraordinary as a teacher, and would have been an institution if he had never written his books. He had an incredible ability to constantly battle our adolescent capacity for boredom, and weaselly whining. You never knew what to expect. Some days he would treat us like graduate students, and some like preschool. 😉 Somehow, as teenagers, it was just what we needed. Some days we would start a class with a song– he loved to sing. “Nancy Whiskey,” or “The Cuckoo, She’s a Pretty Bird,” or “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You.” I’ll never forget when he stalked into class looked around at all of this and exclaimed “Who is this BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN that he should be on the covers of both Time and Newsweek?” Oh Lord, I get tears of laughter just thinking about him.

  66. kibblenibble says:

    Theresa, thank you for sharing that. I find it very inspiring. I teach first grade. It’s lovely to hear how a teacher touched your life. That means a lot. He sounds like a lovely man.

  67. AWW 🙂 That kitty looked like it was in kitty heaven getting a licking from that deer 🙂 I wonder if that deer is releaseable 😦 Its back looks funny like it has a hump on it 😦

  68. aww, their buddies. :]

  69. Tabby: “I don´t care if I´m covered in Deer Spit – this feels soooo good!”

    Deer: “Hmm, definitely not one of mine! Needs a clean though, here you go…”

    Those markings on that tabby are just stunning! It´s beautiful to see how two so different species can be so loving with each other.

    …and T.U.M. Holy Crow, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cat quite that stripey. I bet he sets off bar-code scanners just walking past the grocery store. – That comment really made me laugh. ;D

  70. Thanks for sharing your stories Theresa. I wish that I had had such a teacher. I get the impression that he was prouder of being a teacher who had made an impact than any literary prize.

    I finally ordered my copy of “The McCourts of Limerick.” I loved his stories and how the sheer geography of his street shaped his language and perceptions.

  71. Katrina says:

    …and who is DOING the rating? [You! Me! Everybody! – Ed.]

    (My rating comments are going backward in time, by the way.)

  72. Uh-oh. Once a deer gets a taste for cat… well, it can get ugly.

  73. Little Critters Wildlife Rehabiltation Center says:

    That is awesome Sue!!! That cat is really enjoy his cleaning. Great video. Keep up the great work.

  74. I felt naughty just watching it…

  75. awe soooo sweeet

  76. I wonder if the deer got a fur ball?

  77. Candy W. says:

    This deer and cat think they have died and gone to Heaven! Arnold’s is a wonderful place. If you live in the central Florida area, you HAVE to go see it!
    The place is like a mini zoo. The animals are nurtured, cared for and dearly loved by the owner and her assistant. I stumbled on the place a couple of years ago, and have planned vacations around visiting them. They are good people, and they do great work for the animals of central Florida.

  78. violetgreen says:

    Mmm…tastes like chickitten!

  79. valerie says:

    Cat wash 50 cents

    cracking up if that was a giraffe he would suck the kitty up!

  80. “Nom nom nom”… I mean, “Lick lick lick”. Now, neither animal seems to mind this situation much, since it’s not much effort, but what if the deer suddenly demanded that the cat return the favor?

  81. If just got an notification…i see why…Is so nice what nature always..have in ..beauty..

  82. Hey..let’s go and hit the road men……see the world..cute lover’s