This Just In: Musical Maru!

Quick – someone grab Winston and a cowbell!



  1. Maru’s tail is ginormous~

  2. There’s no end to Maru’s talents

  3. Ohh Maru …. We Love You!

  4. paulajeanne says:

    Now that is one phat tail! Good rhythm!

  5. OMG I see I’m not the first to notice the size of that tail. I’m surprised that the rattle from the tambourine doesn’t seem to faze him in the least. Maru is one special kitty.

  6. Maru has so many talents 😀 ❤

  7. Rafael Delivery says:

    Maru is a pop star!!!

  8. 260Oakley says:

    James Tailer (or is it Cat Stevens?) does a cover of Mr. Tambourine Man

  9. So, I can order one of these at amazon?

  10. Must say … that is truly one hella tail.

  11. Very cool, that cat’s got rhythm!



    Ace reference…I almost peed my pants, Winston must meet with Walken STAT!

  13. Resriechan says:




    (worrying: I don’t *THINK* that that’s sacrilegious….)

    (shifty eyes)

  14. Maruuuuu!!! 🙂

  15. Wow. Maru videos are good, because they are an affirmation that I am not quite as…je ne sais quois…(pathetic) as whoever makes these videos. But srsly, Maru is a giant cat. I’m glad my kitty is small. Maru would probably suffocate me in my sleep if he laid on my neck like my kitty does.

  16. Well done Maru! That is one fearless kitteh 🙂

  17. Love Maru’s ‘baroo?’ expression, aimed either at his tail [which resembles the earthworm in ‘James and the Giant’ Peach’ and appears to live an independent percussive existence], or his human.
    I think there’s a whole Saturday morning cartoon in this…The Tail of Maru.
    And yes, more cowbell!

  18. Maru looks so beefy lying in that Amazon box.

  19. Resriechan says:

    @ 260Oakley:
    speaking as an avowed long-haired hippie-freak
    J. Taylor & [Cat Stevens aka ] Yusuf Islam FANatic…

    (my $$ was limited most of my life but I *did* manage to get to hear the Amazing Baby James sometime around 1986 in the mountains of North Carolina and yes he sang “Carolina on my mind ” SURPRISE!!!)

    I feel comfortable in avowing from your choices, that:

    (sorry about this, Yusuf; I know that you truly have a Muslim relationship with Allah and that it is the foundation for all your decisions now including only doing music for children due to the Koranic regulations…)

    it’s gotta be a ref to (maybe in his early era, in which Bob Dylan was PERFORMING Mr. Tambourine Man, LIVE, man — now THAT’s just a FEW minutes, earlier than my times on the music scene; I’m not QUITE 100 years old yet) Cat Stevens, doing Mr. Tambourine Man.

    Groovy, man.


  20. Queen of Dork says:

    Well. I think that’s got to be one of the most wonderfully silly things I’ve ever seen. I wanna hug Maru.

  21. Maru’ s tail is like a piece of bridge cable!! 😯

  22. Maruuuuuuuuuuuuuu!! 😀

  23. Maru’s got rhythm. Sign her up for American Idol!


    ahem quite right.

    So…as other people have noticed, I can order a tambourine playing Maru from Amazon? Um, excuse me…I have to, uh, go check…my e-mail…yeah…

    And Winston would ignore the cowbell, but look absolutely prosh doing it.

  25. Queen of Dork says:

    Theresa: 🙂 That cracked me up!

  26. mikeyfur says:

    We need Maru cat cookies!!

  27. Cheryl Robinson-Atwood says:

    Maru cat cookies. Tightly packed in a box, natch. Yea!

  28. 260Oakley says:

    Would Maru cookies be called Macmarunes? Or Lorna Marunes?

  29. I love how it says thank you at the end. No, Maru, thank YOU.

  30. Resriechan says:

    If they market Maru cookies, they could

    SELL EM @ Cuteoverload.

    I WAS gonna say they should sell em from Amazon, but Meg needs every dime we can provide to her for her no-pets allergy medicine & counseling therapy so the funds should go partly to Anne (who makes the cookies) and partly to CO

  31. Maru’s TAIL! I am unhealthily fascinated. I want to squeeze it. Or stick in my mouf. Or rub my face on it. T-A-I-L-I-O! Maru I luff you!

  32. OMG, I laughed through the whole “show”. That was fantastic…encore, Maru! >^.^<

  33. I heart me some Maru. The mostest awesomest cat EVAR!!!

  34. aquasaline says:

    I would SO buy and eat Maru cookies. But only from Meg.
    (btw – where is this mystical and utterly dust free universe that Maru lives in?)

  35. I love it! And that tail is HUGE!

  36. whiskers says:

    Firstly, THE TAIL!!!

    Secondly, I love when we can see Maru’s face and he’s all Whut The Fluff??

    Thirdly, my god, that cat, is ginormous. I love him soooo much!

  37. Copperbat says:

    ❤ Maru!

  38. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    Somewhere, a very enterprising Salvation Army bandleader is watching this video and taking notes.

  39. LOVE. IT. my cat can really get to waggin’ his tail too. this is a great idea!

  40. @aquasaline: Japan, of course! HAI!

  41. I think what amuses me most is realizing the video is availabuls in HD format

    Maru, your musical talent is so big we need 720 definish to show eeet!

  42. Who else really wants those curtains??

  43. Ok, who are the truly crazy people here: Maru’s mommy/daddy taking a video of Maru whacking a tambourine with his tail, or we on Cute Overload who just sat throughone minute and 24 seconds (at least once, possibly twice or even three times) of watching a cat whack a tambourine with his tail? LOL! I want to start a rock’n’roll band with Maru! We’ll call ourselves Psychopomp.

  44. This is too funny. And I love it when people push the envelope with their pets, coming up with new and creative ways of interacting with them.

  45. 😯 WOW 😯 Maru is one BIG kitty with a tail to match 😯

  46. Resriechan says:


    HUH? I get the S. Army/ tambourine bit, but, not sure about the connection w/ Maru. Are you thinkin’ that the S. Army will paint another floofy cat the colors of Maru & gather income for the unwashed heathen needy thusly???

  47. Hilarious. Love me some Maru!!
    Love cat tails… always seem to have minds of their own.

  48. Classic Maru: playing the tambourine, while sitting in a box. Perhaps music hour is part of the therapy offered at boxhab?

  49. I don’t know if anyone realizes how BIG Maru really is…

  50. Thanks, FrankS, for posting the most captivating earwax removal I have ever seen.

    And yes, big kitty!

  51. Love it, love it, LOVE IT!! Maru for life~

  52. Resriechan says:


    Did you happen to see the situation in a different CO post, which showed a
    teeensy tiny snakipoo and the HUGE ENORMOUS GIANT WOMAN
    (who was actually an average human being)???

    AKA in the Maru video you posted, maybe the human doing the Earwax Waltz, is actually an undernourished 12-year old and Maru only SEEMS to be the size of a Polar Bear……

  53. I saw a video of Maru tearing into a cardboard box. Man, he is a big cat. Big, big cat. Maru is a behemoth.

  54. dr. berthaservant says:

    God bless Maru, and his big floofy tail.

  55. @Queenie, it’s like WHAP WHAP WHAP WHAP

  56. Next up, Maru’s tail plays the theremin!

  57. hrmmmm

  58. For some reason I like to imagine Maru taking part in the first world-wide satellite broadcast, with the Beatles playing “All You Need is Love”, Mick Jagger singing along and Maru playing the tambourine with his* tail.

    *Maru’s own tail, not Mick Jagger’s.

  59. Maru’s owner is a mad genius cuteologist… O_O

  60. OMG. Love it. And Frank S. thanks for the video re. Maru´s size. He´s like a huuuuuggge gentle giantcat! 😀

  61. gatita bonita says:

    I would love to see Maru and Nora, the piano-playing cat paired up in a duet. Think of the ratings!

  62. whiskers says:

    I love the “sit well for the ear cleaning, get chin skritches” part! And I was right…Ginormoush.

  63. I’m hopelessly in love with the gigundo Maru. He is defo the coolest cat on the planet.

  64. I have a fever for more tambourine.

    Although Maru is nowhere near a good tambo player as Tracy Partridge…..

  65. Saffron! You crack me up! Nice Tracy Partridge ref–didn’t see that coming, and as a result I now have hot tea waaay up in my sinuses… LOL

  66. Hon Glad says:

    I take the opposite view, Maru has the same lack of rythm that ex Prime minister
    Margaret Thatcher displayed on a drum kit at a photo call.

  67. I cannot believe that Maru’s owner can lay him on his back and do his ears so easily. Intensely jealous!

  68. Was that a pattern of incandescent lightbulbs on the curtains?? 😀

  69. KittehsMom says:

    Want Maru. That’s all. Packing my bags and going to Japan to pick him up. I have lots of boxes for him to jump in and out of. Where’s my passport…

  70. Maru doesn’t need to give anyone the Stare of Disapproval. His tail says it all.

  71. Nice one Maru. You are an amazing cat with great talent.

  72. I can’t stop laughingks!!!!!!!!!!

  73. wow, theremin kitty is hilarious! Mostly because I ❤ theremins, but also because of the standing up, garfield-style. Is that normal? Do cats stand up for that long at a time?

  74. Padfoot_Lives says:

    The tail is awe-inspiring, but I too was distracted by the curtains. Initially yes, I saw them as lightbulbs, but have now decided they are actually pears….either way, very cool.

  75. I can’t believe Maru so patiently lies there to get his ears cleaned. The only cat I have that will put up with that is the hand-raised one, and he actually seems to enjoy it.

  76. Esme Meow says:

    I heard Maru is going to star in a new show on Animal Planet called Celebrity Boxhab with Dr. Mew.

  77. Esther W. says:

    In my experience, such tail swishing = a cat thinking the evilest of evil thoughts. Oh, Maru! Won’t you tell us what you’re plotting so that we may better be your minion!?

  78. Magnoire La Chouette says:

    Usually when cats are swishing their tails, they are thinking and pndering on things. I wonder what is going thru Maru’s mind…

  79. How funny is it that he seems not even to notice his tail is making that noise.

    What if we had tails that did that, wouldn’t that be strange.

  80. @Esther W., Magnoire La Chouette – Maru usually has only one thing on his mind – boxes. He’s the Bubba Gump of boxes: jumping in and out of them, sliding through them, walking around while wearing one, sleep in them, hide behind them…

  81. The Dutchess of Cupcake says:

    I think Maru’s owner has a great sense of humor. And I heart Maru!!

  82. Flutterby says:

    Oooooooh! Maruuuuuuuuu! What a fabulous, talented, giganormous, loved and spoiled kitteh. We are so lucky his humans share him with us. Love that cat!

  83. NutherDeb says:

    *sigh* Yet another musician destined for boxhab.

  84. he is so TAME! that ear-wax cleaning video was mindblowing. he was really loving it.

  85. Good grief, Maru is HUGE. I think he DOES notice that his hefty chunky tail is playing the tamborine and is actually enjoying it.

    As an earlier poster said, Maru’s talents and oddities know no bounds!
    I ADORE him.

  86. Resriechan says:

    @ wyuzidi (approx spelling; sorry)

    Best brief summary ever of MARU!!!

    You are now my HERO!!!

  87. Maru!!!!I’m INLOVE!!!!!!

  88. (From the Amazon listing:) What Do Customers Ultimately Buy After Viewing This Item?
    85% buy the item featured on this page: Musical Maru with Tambourine.
    10% buy: Musical Dog with French Horn.
    5% buy: Musical Rooster with Egg Shaker.

  89. It’s official: Maru is the MOST pampered kitty on the planet!

  90. DaytimeDeb says:

    Aw, Maru is channeling his inner Tracy Partridge. And if you get that reference without having to google it, you’re old, like me. 🙂

  91. Resriechan says:

    um Daytime Deb: (sigh) unf. I must admit that I’m AS OLD AS THE REDWOOD TREES

    (cue song) As I went walking, along that highway; I saw before me……

    (ps: I din’ look up the lyrics…so I prolly got ’em sideswiped, some kinda way.
    But I figger, y’all know the song that I mean…..)

  92. Resriechan says:

    @ Christy:

    “with all due respect”


    He’s also THA KING OF THA WORRRRRRLD!!!!!!

    (wink wink)

  93. Resriechan says:


    1) Great screenname altho’ I’m a bit squeamish about…(yeh yeh yeh I’ll get back to the orig topix; sorry)
    2) I see a potential CONTEMPORARY STOOGES episode to be filmed:

    3 stooges destroy entire inventory @ amazon warehouse, when Larry…..


  94. Elizabeth says:

    That’s it I’m flying to Japan and catnapping Maru, he is just the best!!!! And I love my grumpy Himalayan and my fatty tabby, but Maru is just, well, MARU!!

  95. DaytimeDeb says:

    Resriechan: I started singing the tune before I realized what song it was. The words were slightly off, so that threw me at first…but yeah, the tune just popped right into my head. But can I tell you what I had for lunch today? Nope.

  96. tobesograteful says:

    Wow, it’s one thing for a cat to play the harmonica, but the tamourin too!!

  97. aaaahhh. maru has many talents doesn’t he?