Tomorrow: 9/9/09 – A Day Without Cats


Cats everywhere are taking the DAY OFF tomorrow to honor Urlesque’s Day Without Cats. It’s time other ani-pals got a chance to shine (without kitteh attention-hogs stealing all the Internet limelight.)

So brace yourselfs, tomorrow you won’t see Nora playing the piano. You won’t see Spaghetti Cat or Winston. You won’t even see a cartooned Simon’s Cat. You.may.die.



  1. cheesybird says:

    Will civilization as we know it survive?

  2. mervtheflamingo says:


  3. This is NOT ok. No one ran this past me first. I don’t think I am going to make it…



  6. Noooo! I must have my kitties!

    But if you want to take my roommates’ kitties for a day, it would be cool. Specially Gabby. Tiny can stay, but and Undie need a day out.

  7. Nope. No fun for me.

  8. That’s it. I’m forgoing tomorrow and jumping ahead to 9-10-09.

    [Heck, why not fast-forward all the way to 9/10/11? – Ed.]

  9. I am sweeping out the fallout shelter as I type this, and replacing the twinkies, survival crackers and carbohydrate supplements with fresh stock. Who is with me? I can’t fit you all.

  10. If I can’t have cats, I demand a baby zebra.

    Ok, ok maybe demand is too strong. Really anything cute will do. Let the kittehs rest.

  11. I’ll be at home, staring at my cat.

  12. DaChickenLady says:

    You do know, don’t you, that 9 and dog(s) sound exactly the same in Cantonese? 9-9-09? It’s a conspiracy by the Hong Kong Illuminati!!!

  13. It sounds like the end of the earth. Thank goodness I have 7 cats of my own to look at. Hopefully they will do something cute.

  14. That’s a collection of the most haunting images I have ever seen.

  15. I read the thumbnail video image as “NONorail Cat.” I was rather disappointed to see in the video that that’s not actually what it was.

  16. NoOOOoOOoOOoO!!1!!!11!

    We need teh kittehs!!!! Boycott this evil “day”!!!!

  17. WILLOWYWIND says:


    Did anybody else imagine the real kitties that are normally in those pictures in the video? or was it just me?

  18. No cats? None? Not one?
    That’s it for me then – I am spending the day in bed with the covers pulled over my head (which will be hard as I will have two cats who feel they are STARVING trying to get me out of bed to feed them- not to mention a husband who will also be STARVING and will not know where the milk/bread/eggs/coffee are).

  19. Leslie (NTA) says:

    Since Actual Life Events have kept me from seeing this post at earliest opportunity, I am now reduced to seconding, thirding, fourthing (etc) the utterances of
    merv, DKN, winston (BTW, since it certainly CAN’T be THAT Winston; may I humbly suggest the following adjustment of screenname to NTWTOW??) ; Tracie & Willowywind as follows: (ie, they ALL, beat me, to my preferred comment):

    No000ooooOOOOOOooooooo00000000OOOOOOOOOO (etc, etc & so forth) !!!!!!

  20. …..wha..?! no cats..?!…no beautiful peaceful sleepy kittens..?!…no pink fuzzy toe pads..?!…no belly stretching to show cute belly stripes..perfect for snorgling..?!…put me in for a sick day tomorrow boss…..

  21. (….trying to think of a good movie quote….oh, wait!)

    INCONCEIVABLE! (in Vizzini voice)

    [No fair using it properly! You do not think it means what he thinks it means! – Ed.]
    […er, thought it meant – Ed.]

  22. …No Maru..? *grows cold and numb, eyes flutter, begins to stumble…*

  23. (Luckily, I have two goofys, whom I’m sure can be coaxed into doing something cute for their food-provider.)

  24. It’s not going to happen. They’d have to unplug the whole Interwebs to have no cats. Wait a minute– THEY WOULDN’T!!

  25. Now that I think about it, why bother with the Interwebs at all if there aren’t any cats on it?

  26. DaytimeDeb says:

    Cats? Sure, I can quit ’em, any time I want to. I just don’t want to, that’s all. I’m not addicted to them or anything. I just don’t want to… I SAID I JUST DON’T WANT TO!

    It’s like asking a cat to give up boxes cold turkey. I understand now, and will never mention box-hab to my cats again.

  27. A day without cats…I’m CATatonic…it’s CATastrofic.!!!

  28. Noooooooooooooo! Is this only the beginning? Will disapproving bunnies be next?? This movement must be stopped!

  29. But WHYYYYYYYY???

    What have we done to deserve this? 😦

  30. “…Let Hercules himself do what he may,
    The cat will mew and dog will have his day…”

    Or we could just bring back the squirrelizor!

  31. I guess I’ll just play Beatles Rock Band and stare at my cat all day tomorrow. *shakes fist angrily at sky*

  32. Leslie (NTA) says:

    Hey Theo — don’t read this one !!

    Hey, all of us Feline Fans from CO — LET’s ALL get our fix, on icanhazcheezburger tomorrow !!!! Meg et al will NEVER KNOW !!!!!!!! Ok, let’s all meet beside the third haystack at around 6:45 am. Synchronize your computer clocks !!

  33. Leslie (NTA) says:

    (or, is that, icanHAVEcheezburger?…. ENNYway…..– Walks off, whistling a tune which establishes innocence from any subversive plotting …)

    [Seriously, it makes zero sense to try & correct any part of that name. – Ed.]

  34. @Birdcage, save a spot for me! I’ll bring the cheezdoodlz, kay?

  35. A feLine has been drawn in the sand.

  36. Cambridge_Rat_Mom says:

    Just. Not. Possible. NO.

  37. Ceiling Cat says:

    This means it’s time to go cat-crazy on personal blogs!

  38. Bring on the ferrets then! Fer-RETS! Fer-RETS! Fer-RETS!

  39. This is blasphemous towards our kitteh gods.


  41. DogsCatsrule says:

    NONONONONONO!!! NOT POSSIBLE!!! I will die if this happens….

  42. Why does this have to happen on my birfday? NOT FAIR!

  43. I agree with ICHC, this is a HORRIBLE idea.

    [You do realize that ICanHasCheezburger is only one out of almost 20 similar-format blogs that Ben & Co. run, yes? And the rest aren’t cat-related? – Ed.]

  44. WAH :(( I WANT kitties :(( WAH :((

  45. You think you can have a day without Ceiling Cat? An empty hole in that video? Blasphemy!!!1!

  46. I kept waiting for the movie announcer guy to do the voice over…

    ‘In a world gone mad…
    a catless caturday.
    What will we do?
    Will the human race survive?’
    (In theatres 09/09/09)

  47. Um… baby pudu (the world’s smallest deer) are the size of kittens…
    Do they count?

    [Oh when I was on the Overload, and all the kittehs would call my name, and they’d say “Pudu?? Who you think you’re foolin’?”… – Ed.]

  48. Nope. Sorry. Can’t be havin’ with that. The Internet and cats go together like cats and… well, anything cats decide they’re going to go with.

  49. Say wha … ???

  50. Nein nein nein!!!!!

  51. But what are us Maruniacs to do? Actually read a book or somethin’? I think not. I guess I’ll just stare at a blank compooter screen until 12:01 am.

    [We’re going to jump in and out of our OWN boxes, of course. – Ed.]

  52. @Patito Gigante Thanks for that link, because not only did it include a picture of that adorable hors d’doeuvre-size deer, but because it gave me the opportunity to read the phrase “first captive Chilean pudu birth in Ireland.”

  53. Clearly it’s a dog conspiracy. Without cats being posted to the Internetz, the earth’s infrastructure would simply collapse, but the dogs are just too dumb to know that. What’s it all about anyway, except to keep the cats fed and skritched?

    So when is A Day without Dogs scheduled?

  54. A day without cats is like a day without sunshine. And that’s not some silly cliche, it’s 100% TRUTH!

    I still have my cat though. He doesn’t get a day off from snorgles. Sorry.

  55. Will be catnapping all day tomorrow.

  56. OMGWTFBBQ!!!onethousandonehundredeleven!!

    Heck to the noes!

    (Okay, but if it can’t be helped, I can has zedonk?)

  57. P.S. I tried to think of what a “day off” for kittehs would be, but then my head asploded.

  58. Or… what about the kodkod? It only weighs like five pounds. Come on. Five pounds. Surely that’s not too much kitty to ruin your stupid day without cats. And its ears are so round it’s practically a pine marten. Seriously. What’s the matter– your mother won’t let you?

    (I’ve been watching Discovery channel.)

  59. My fiance and I have 4 cats, and yet it is still not enough. We are most displeased about this. Most. Displeased.

    I’m just not going to tell them about this.

    And yes, we do have lives. Really. Friends, too. Work even. Not only that but we go outside – a lot.

  60. Wow, Patito, cool that you should link that. I’ve been to the Belfast City Zoo! (they let the lemurs roam free!) and I was in Belfast about 3 weeks ago.
    Aaaand my point is, ah, I don’t know.

    Theo, it’s, kudu, kudu you think you’re foolin’…! ;-D

    Arrighty peeps, be sure to put your cat on your computer tomorrow!

  61. Er, but sometimes we take the two girl cats with us.

    Sigh. A whole day w/out kittens? Sigh. I gotta go squeeze the girlios and pat the boys on their pointy heads.

  62. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, this cannot happen! Nooooooooooo!!!

  63. Pyrit, you could have been cuteporting from the front lines. Daaang.

    [You keep giving me ideas, PG. Daaaaang. – Ed.]

  64. Dear Ceiling Cat,

    Pls smite teh evildoers who thawt of a Day wif no Cats. Then after yu smote them real good. Take away all their monies, put a padlock on their fridges adn maeks them run owt of TP. Then smite them a nawt third tiem. Aifinkso.


  65. Maru’s mom seems to be getting him ready for tomorrow with several “disguises” to thwart the evil plan for a Day Without Kitties. She’s posted a cute video on Maru’s blog site…

  66. A day without cats is like a day without sunshine.

    [Clearly, London and Seattle need more cats. – Ed.]

  67. Off with Urlesque’s head!

  68. Do not want!

  69. LOLOLOL!! i’m afraid a day without cats online means i’m spending all my time offline with my kitties. sorry, everyone! that said, this video is hilarious. =^..^=

  70. Yay lol im not a cat lover lol so unless is winston im happy with no cats lol

  71. Don’t worry, I already called the cops and the perpetrators of this day without internet cats will be arrested shortly.

  72. berthaservant says:

    It’s coo.

    Real life cats are not going anywhere.

  73. nnnnnnnnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooo!!!!!! gggguuurrgllwargleflarp. ::falls over::

  74. kittensnotkids says:

    but…but….why? what did we DO to deserve this?

    i’m going to second the vote for baby zebra, and raise the stakes with a request for BABY GIBBONS CLINGING TO THEIR PARENT GIBBONS.

    or a pair of baby pandas, which equal a baby zebra & baby gibbons.

    or a single baby panda, and a baby slow loris OR baby sloth.

  75. FAIL

  76. For those of you – er, us – that recognized the significance of the photos even without the cats in them, have we been on the internet too long? How often do you see a square hole in the ceiling and think of ceiling cat? Or a box from Diet Soda and picture Maru sliding into it? Or think of Nora when you see a piano and piano bench?

    Perhaps a day without cats is good for us. It will help us to put things back into proper perspective. A hole needs to be repaired, a box needs to be recycled, and a human needs to play the piano.

    Either that or we’ll all go stark-raving mad demanding new kitty pictures on the intertubes!!!

    I think I need to go search the archives now. I’m starting to feel the pangs of withdrawal…

  77. How about ants day?

    [I can truthfully say that the idea simply had not crossed my mind. – Ed.]

    […and there it goes! – Ed.]

  78. As Dr Johnson didn’t quite say. ” A man who is tired of cats is tired of life “

  79. Ant – Or Amoeba day, they could wave their pseudopodia at us.

  80. zanderjames says:

    For those of us who are allergic to cats and really only can safely encounter them on the internet, it’s a little sad.

    But I’m not enough of an addict, I can survive 24 hours.

    In the meantime, I’ve got a snoring cocker spaniel-collie-beagle mix next to me to annoy.

  81. Heather in Oregon says:

    Belphebe, that was so funny! I was thinking the same thing…I saw those images and I instantly remembered what they are suppose to look like with the cats in them!
    Then I realized, I have to have kittehs! NOOOOO to 9-9-9!
    I highly recommend the maru video, its too cute! Its a good way to get over the bad no internets cat day.

  82. Longcat simply stretches past the Day Without Cats into the next day.

    But the others are not so lucky… Keyboard cat not as his keyboard… Ceiling cat not in his ceiling… what will we doooo?

  83. Check my name. I’m not altogether sad about the idea. LET THE DOGGEHS RULE!!! Besiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiides, icanhascheeseburger? SAID they’d start a new kitty site if kittehs were banned. Doesn’t that motivate y’all? Just snorgle the real thing for a day, then come back and overload even more the next day. Then again… if dogs were banned…. nah, I have my puppeh. I’m cool.

  84. This is an idea that is bound to fail. Half of the images on the interwebs are of cats (the rest is pr0n) so there IS nothing else out there.

    I join the I Can Has Cheezburger peoples in fully boycotting this day. I will be visiting ICHC, Itty Bitty Kitty Committee and Love and Hisses as I do everyday. No one will deny me teh cute kittehs, even if teh Overload chooses to.

    This is not a communist country. The innernets is free. Share your kittehs as you deem necessary!!! Carry on!!

  85. Juniper Jupiter says:

    Who does this Urlesque think she is? Queen of the internet? I know I didn’t vote for her!!

    The last time I checked, I do believe a Jupiter outranks a Urlesque…whatever the hell THAT is! 😛

    So I hereby declare that Urlesque can kiss my cat-loving ass and that A Day Without Cats is forthwith and forsooth abolished!

    How do you like THEM apples!

  86. NOOOOO CATURDAY 4EVah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
    We Must band together and stop this foolish plot!!!!!!!!!!

  87. Not on my watch, oh no. An Internet without cats is not worth living on.

    *sniffle* Those catless images… just so sad… so forlorn…

  88. Boooooooo, hiiiiisssssssss! It’s not our fault cats are cuter. Hrumph.

  89. Go To to support the ANTI-Day Without Cats On The Internet! URLesque MUST BE STOPPED

  90. Dunno if I will make it! May have to dial 999 for an ambulance without my daily cat-fix. Ohnoes! (wokka)

  91. this is a nightmare. off the kitteh – cold turkey!

  92. Now I´m terrified. :O

  93. What if it lasts more than just one day? We have no guarantee they won’t force a second day on us, and then a third and then… well, you see my point. I am scared right down to my bones. *weeping copious tears*

  94. All is not right with the world.

    Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow, you’re only a day away!

  95. Joins Katrina IN a chorus of tomorrow ,Waving Flaming Lighter……. Looks mournfully at Interwebs Waiting … Waiting For .. Tomorrow!

  96. Here is a good thing for the non-cat day:

  97. INFAMY!!!

  98. Gee, I got so interested in the great “action movie” soundtrack that I completely forgot about the lack of cats.

    Does anyone know what that theme is? Really great!

  99. OK but tomorrow BETTER be a day with cats.

  100. Boo! Hiss!

  101. What Mamarosa said! Double Anom!

  102. *cry*

  103. its a sillipperry slope, I tell you. What next?

  104. Charlie Parkit says:

    beacause there were NO cats i got sick

    curse that day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  105. How do you breathe without kitties, how do you smile without kitties, how do you get coffee in the morning without kitties, how do you see the sunshine without kitties, how do you sleep without kitties,……hmmmm it must be a guy thing…..women and cats will do as we please, and men and dogs should relax and get use to the idea!