Winston Really, Really, Really Loves his Potassium

The only thing that would make this video better is if Winston was wearing a banana hammock fashioned out of peels.

We’re also really enjoying the Twitter account, Rich.



  1. Melissa says:

    Winston has issues. Obbsess much? I love him. And his banana lovin obsession.

  2. first off: so prosh just chilling out in that bowl.
    second: Winston is so cute when he’s indignant! he’s like, I don’t care if there’s MORE left, you took that ONE and it’s still mine!!
    yup, still love Winston…

  3. Banana Cat… A new breed of feline. LoL… I think he just gave up on the last banana. He probably thought it is about time he has had enough of banana nightmares.

    He is the cutest Persian dude in this world…..

  4. Winston! Nanners! He fits nicely into that bowl, too. Note the squeezy-eyes. What’s with the horror-movie soundtrack? 😯

  5. All other fruits have, INFERIOR POTASSIUM!

  6. PS: Ringringringringringringring Banana Cat!

  7. I could swear that background music is the ending music for the first “Friday the 13th.” You know, when she’s out there in the canoe…

  8. I love how he has taken over the fruit bowl.

  9. I just love Winston’s little “acks”.

  10. 260Oakley says:

    Security system featuring the latest in ‘nana technology.

  11. victoreia says:

    ROTFLM*O!!!!!! RIght at the 2:00 mark, I almost soaked my keyboard in tea!

  12. Bananaddiction is a terrible thing.

  13. FinnMacCool says:

    Winston is awesome! What is it about his chin? It’s too hilarious.

  14. Now I know where to send my bananas once they get brown spots on them. Bananas have about a 1-day stretch when they’re actually good… slightly green on the peel. My cats couldn’t care less about bananas, but I’ve seen several online cats that go nuts over them. What is it about nanners?

  15. kibblenibble says:

    God, I love Winston! I love Rich’s creativity with the videos, they always crack me up. Thanks for introducing them to us here on CO, because just think what we’d be missing! 🙂

  16. 😆 AWW 😆 Give some banana to Winston 😆 He mews so softly for some 😆 I would if I was there 😆

  17. Flavia A. says:

    ROFLMAO at the ending.

    I missed that cat 😛

  18. theEarlyBird says:

    haha! looooove it ;D

  19. Who needs ‘nanners…I’d rather have the Bowl O’Winston. 😉

  20. I love how the seemingly sound-asleep Winnie pops up with that hopeful expression…”nanner now???” Sweet.

  21. How come we don’t get to see Winston actually eating a banana? Why else does he get so excited when someone takes one, as if he’s waiting for them to peel him one?

  22. If this was a movie it would star Winana Ryder.

  23. Haha.. the ending was awesome! 🙂

  24. winston must be a lot smaller than i imagined, to fit in that itty bitty bowl.

  25. aquasaline says:

    I love you people, and I don’t even know who you are! Mostly I love Winston!

  26. It was very considerate of Rich to place a fruit cat basket right on the kitchen counter.

    Winston: “Hey! That’s MY banana! Why not have a mango? WAIT! That’s MY mango too!”

  27. let’s begin with the indisputable…winston is really really cute. the fact that he sleeps in a bowl in the kitchen is precious.
    but at the end …..that scary music? and the way it was edited…i felt like i was watching
    the shining.

  28. Oh the daily heartbreak of losing a perfectly ripe banana to a human being. My bunny can definitely relate.


  29. What I love about the final sequence is that I think Winston is only pretending to sleep. Like he’s giving the hoo-man a chance to do the Right Thing. But NO! Bad hoo-man was just going to sneak away with the banana.

  30. Winston looks llike a Burmese blue, but his meow is high-pitched. 2 of my friends used to have Burmese cross, they both sounded like crying babies…

  31. MiniMoppel says:

    Winston’s hoomin seems to be a typical cat-owner: He has a fruit bowl, but the fruit lays aside because the bowl is reserved for the cat.
    Trust me, I know what I’m talking about. 🙂

  32. chanpon says:

    Winston, you enthrall me with your mix of mew and silent mews. But yuck…bananas covered in brown spots?? You can keep those.

  33. Would Winston eat the bananas if they were offered to him?

  34. ^ Celia, methinks there isn’t a single spot in Rich’s house that Win hasn’t claimed. Bet they find him trying to nap in the fridge every so often.

    Seriously, though, is there no end to the entertainment of this cat? All he has to do is stare and a million stories are told. Love ’em!

  35. Hon Glad says:

    My Mum wouldn’t eat bananas until there were brown spots on them, they’re riper that way.

  36. I love the first glimpse of Winston’s head poking out of the bowl, like a furry, grumpy sunrise. :LOL:

  37. Kristina Noir says:

    No no no no, don’t get up,

  38. Aww bless him, lying in that little bowl! 🙂 And I really LOL´d at the psycho music at the end, heheh. 😉

  39. So cute, I love that he’s claimed both the fruit bowl and the fruit.

  40. Harry834 says:

    This s@#t is bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

  41. winstons on twitter??! hmmm…..maybe i’ll start going back on….

  42. I can’t quite place the background music, but we know that Winston’s humans are horror film fans. Remember the “Cannibal Holocaust” soundtrack?!

  43. I had the weirdest about this website! This site turned into “Piatown” or something like that and it had a picture of this geeky girl. LOL I don’t know, my memory is foggy.

  44. My cat literally gagged the first time we held up a peeled banana for him to sniff. Now if we put one in front of his nose he squinches up his face and runs away.

  45. @Prongs: Are you sure “Banana Hammock” was the term you were going for?

  46. Tigress says:

    Dude, you don’t wear a hammock. You sit in a hammock. And Winston already has a place to sit. Cats always instinctively know the best places to sit. My sister’s Abyssinian preferred high bookshelves.

  47. I think Winston was more upset so see a hand coming towards him that didn’t result in a head scritch than he was about losing a banana….

  48. I think my favorite part of this video is that Win is ALWAYS in the fruit bowl. Without fail. That’s hysterical.

  49. Um, banana hammock? Slightly icky. Then again, I think bananas are icky anyway. Except in banana bread. Winnie, on the other hand, def NOT icky. Man, I’d love to visit Rich and co. Maybe they should start a tour, take Winston on the road so his adoring fans could meet him!

  50. Rooanne says:

    I’ve been wondering when we would see Winston again!!! I lurve him!

    Since no one has said it: *ring ring*, Hey Winston, it’s for you — Banana Phone!

  51. kibblenibble says:

    Theresa: “a furry, grumpy sunrise”

    That’s beautiful and purrfect! 🙂

  52. ginners says:

    I think he likes the bowl he sleeps in better! I never saw such a pampered kitty. Love it!

  53. @Rooane, look up above.

  54. I think that Winston just likes people food, period. That’s why he sleeps in the guard-bowl on top of the counter. If it has to do with food, he needs to know about it, stat!!

  55. skippymom says:

    Hey everybody, in other news: Skippy (age 13) had his annual checkup the other day, including about a bajillion different blood tests, and he is completely, perfectly healthy, everything checked out just right. He is just so awesome, if I do say so myself.

  56. flutterbye says:

    Eww, I don’t like bananas either, but wuv.Winston! I think he was expecting a treat, not a banana.

  57. blair knight says:

    I like the classical music in th beginning it made the video a bit classy then it turned freaky at the end. what is up with the horror music?!

  58. Gloomygrrl says:

    It is indeed the music from the original Friday the 13th! It’s from the canoe scene at the end…
    People always ask how I can love both horror movies and adorable animals. I say these things are not mutually exclusive 😉
    YAY for all the horror fans on CO!!!

  59. Formica says:

    I can relate to this. My cat loves bananas so much he’ll wake from a dead sleep and come begging when he hears me me peel one. But that’s nothing compared to his love of cantaloupe.

  60. @Gloomygrrl – for example, “Night of the Lepus” 🙂

  61. Nicolletta says:

    How can you NOT give Winston some head scritches? He needs loves more than bananas!!

  62. Gloomygrrl says:

    @pounce – “Night Of The Lepus” is one of my all time favorites! My 2 rabbits always cock their heads and stare at the television in confusion when it’s on.

  63. Crabby cat in a bowl. What can beat that?

    For the record, I love both horror movies and cute animals.

  64. Rachael says:

    @skippymom: Congrats to Skippy for a clean bill of health! My 10 year old chi girl Lily just got one herself this morning. Yay for great checkups!!!

    Oh, and Winston rocks. Like y’all didn’t already know that. 😀

  65. skippymom says:

    High-five from Skippy to Lily!
    I’m such a goofball, all last night after the doctor called with his blood results, I kept going up to him and saying things like “How’s my super-healthy boy?” “There’s Mr. Perfectly Healthy!” “Who’s the healthiest kitty in the world?” He didn’t know why I was making such a happy fuss over him, but he certainly was pleased.

  66. flutterbye says:

    Yaayyy for Skippy! What wonderful news!

  67. How cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. kibblenibble says:

    skippymom and Rachael: I react in much the same way when a member of my furry family receives a clean bill of health. We just love them so much, we want them to have long, healthy happy lives. Congrats to Skippy and Lily! 🙂

  69. Oh Winston…. there are no words for your antics! Loved the ending, I didn’t see it coming!! XP

  70. Katrina says:

    I love how Winston is on the basket and the nanners are on the counter. Ah, Winston, you really do rule!

  71. Hot Tams says:

    “I don’t like it, but I can’t physically stop”

  72. Saffron says:

    Many many ❤ ❤ ❤ to Skippy and Lily for clean bills of health! Let's all eat a celebratory banana!

    I love Weenston so much. His silent miaows crack me up. It is awse to see a kitteh so well loved and taken care of.

  73. @SkippyMom, congrats on Skippy’s sucessful visit to TED (The Evil Doctor) I know the feeling well.

  74. Queen of Dork says:

    Yay for skippymom and Skippy for the healthiness! SamKitty is well also. I just bought him some new treats which he snarfed down like a vacuum cleaner. Boots is spastic as ever.

  75. Linda H. says:


  76. MamaLana says:

    @Formica, my kitty also loves bananas. She can scrape off an inch in 30 seconds with her raspy tongue. I also had a kitty that loved canned asparagus. The only thing I didn’t like in this video was that Winston didn’t get to eat any banana. Poor Winston! What a great kitty!

  77. whiskers says:

    Weeeenston!! *grins* My week is now complete. *sigh* I just adore this cat.

  78. Kathy, my girl cat makes the banana yuck face too! The first time I saw it I laughed for about 10 minutes, it was so extreme.

    Winston is so cute having taken over the fruit bowl.

  79. Scarleybelle says:

    @ Everyone’s pets’ clean bills of health–YAY! A relief.

    Winston!! I’ve missed seeing him! He looks healthy! I loves His Smooshed Face Crabbycakes puzzlements to scary music banana taunt. Curled up. In empty banana bowl. On the counters.

  80. Winston in a banana hammock… mind is blown at the very idea…

  81. Winston, I love you sweetie xoxox

  82. chanpon says:

    OMG, just saw the Beverly Hills Cop reference. FTW!!

  83. I’m not a cat person, but Winston gets me every single time. That tiny upside down Y for a mouth is just too much!

    I hope he got a bite of one of those bananas!

  84. Baby Winston ❤ bananas! I'd like to give him all the bananas money can buy! Does he liked to be kissed on the face? That's the first thing I'd do if I met ever him.

  85. dream dinosaur says:

    I love that they bought a fruit bowl with the intention of putting fruit in it, but since Winston wants to sleep in there the fruit has to sit on the counter, where it was before the bowl was bought. So really they just bought a counter bed for the cat.

  86. Sunflower says:

    I loove how the cat is in the fruit bowl and the fruit is on the counter. 🙂

  87. I recall that rather saucy banana video that Winston starred in recently.

    So it’s not the first time we’ve seen the deepest darkest recesses of his banana fetish…:D

  88. cookiemonster says:

    Bananas are a gateway fruit.

  89. @skippymom 😀 I am so glad to hear that your dear sweet kitty, Skippy, is one healthy kitty 😀

  90. KittyMarthaPoo says:

    I just LUFF Winston & his crabby little fuzzy face =^..^=

  91. Peanut's mama says:

    For those of you who asked, YES Winnie does actually ge tto eat the nanners once in a while. And carrots. And mashed taters. LOL Check out Rich’s YouTube account for vid.

    I LURVE YOU WIN!!!!!

  92. Aw, Winston is looking so nice and healthy! And some of his meows sounded almost normal, too.

  93. Our Siamese cat’s favorite foods are bananas when they’re still greenish (hates them when they’ve started to go brown!), mangoes, and strawberries. If we actually have the audacity to offer him tuna or salmon from the table, he looks at us like, “What? – you expect me to eat CAT food?…

  94. Rooanne says:

    @ Theresa – now I see it, after scrolling through commnets several times! But to be technical, you said “banana cat”. 😉 I think they should make a Winston phone. I would like a Winston Phone that meow-speaks when it rings!

  95. zeldapie says:

    Winston is obsessed with bananas! He’s a good watch-cat over the banana bunch, that’s for sure, and I love his little bowl.
    My cat Nora is crazy about cheese. As soon as she catches the merest whiff of cheese, she’s in my face saying “watchagot? izzit for ME? gimme gimme!”

  96. Precious is the best word to describe this. 😀

  97. My dog is the opposite of Winston; he’s afraid of bananas.

  98. @zeldapie 😀 One of the 3 kitties where I live, Smokey, also loves cheeze 😀 She will mew like a kitten for some 😀 which she knows she will get the spoiled thing 😀