Deadbeat Box

Here at Acme Bill Collector Institute, students get hands-on training using state-of-the-art equipment. In this video, an instructor supervises an assertiveness-training exercise in which the student must get his paw in the door.

We’re in your debt, Kim W.



  1. The white kitty is all like, what evah!

  2. We’re in your debt, Kim W.

  3. MeggieG says:

    Is that a bank or something? I actually don’t really care what it is because it’s so cute I WANT IT IMMEDIATELY!

  4. JustanotherHeather says:

    Is that a bank? I want one.

    And the kitties, of course.

  5. yukirei says:

    Methinks Maru would enjoy this box=)

  6. is that another kitteh meowing in the background? or the bank kitteh meowing?
    i want the bank too – i think it could provide hours of amusement for my kittehs. anyone know where to order it?

  7. 260Oakley says:

    Cat learns Freakonomics… the hard way.

  8. Did you hear the little meow coming from the bank? To To cute and of course it’s Japanese. My cats would either be scared to death of it or it would be in pieces within one minute!

  9. Did anyone else’s Cute Overload daily calendar skip 2 weeks today? Mine should say the 14th but instead it goes straight to the 28th. I sent in an email- just wondering if it happened to other people, too.

  10. I have one of these banks and it is the awesomest! I got it from here –

  11. OK I’m trying one more time to post the link to where to get the bank.

  12. Love the supervisor kitty, stoically observing in what I assume is his/her lab coat. I can almost imagine him/her holding a clipboard and making small notes there to rate the student’s performance.

  13. OMG ! If the white one had longer fur those two would look exactly like two
    of my kids !! Also , NEEEEEEEED that toy they’re playing with !!!!

  14. :O I submitted something and it’s on the site! So cool!

  15. @Amanda—yes, mine skipped to the 28th, too!

  16. O NO he (she/it) DI-unt says:

    The White Kitty is (sorry Meg) The Ruler of the Known Universe.

    Any questions, class? Bueller? Ferris Bueller? Anyone?

  17. OMG! I SO have to get one of those for my Mister. He would go ballistic!! Or he would be like the white cat, just sitting there, like, “Whatevs….”

  18. White kitteh’s all like “I’ll just hold it still for you, m’kay?”

  19. @Shannon- Cool, so it’s just not my calendar. I wonder how they could make such a big mistake…LOL, 2 whole weeks missing from a calendar!

  20. Birdcage says:

    Love it! And I found them on the interwebs under “itazura coin bank” and it turns out you can get different kinds of kittehs and puppeh-in-a-box coin banks too – boxers, chihuahuas, etc! Want!!! (But don’t want bad enuf to order from Japan). And the button on which you put your coin is shaped like a fish. Cute, overloaded.

  21. Too funny! I love the casual white cat who prefers to watch the brown tabby get frustrated.

    @Birdcage: Thanks for the product name! I actually found them on Amazon for about $30, so you don’t have to get them from Japan. I just ordered myself a brown kitty bank.

  22. i am getting one ASAP! Thanks Erin for the link to point me in the right direction :3

  23. My cat seriously just watched that video with me. I think she, too, wants one of those banks. She seemed very intrigued. If I spent $30 on a bank, though, there’d be no coinage left for little kitty paws to grab!

  24. OMG!

    Great Video!

    That’s why cats are the best pets !!

    They do the coolest things!

    Here is my TWO black cats checking out my herbs growing on the window sill of the skylight (herbs = Parsley)

    They always love to check everything out !

    Great post!


  25. Ooo! Must have one of these!

  26. flutterbye says:


  27. Did you all see the Sega robot hammie, rabbit and chickie at the site? toooo cuuuuute.

  28. wannadance says:

    is that white babe velcro’d down or what?? laigs and feets don’t move. at first i thought it was a stuffed bebbeh…

  29. MamaLana says:

    I’ve gotta get me one of them kitty banks! Cute? Yep!

  30. OK, I want that toy. Where did you get that toy????

  31. That was stinking hilarious. The cat is like “wtf??”. His friend is all “yawn…”.

  32. white hat kitteh teaches n00bie kitteh how to use iKitteh

    hi-larity ensues

  33. Hon Glad says:

    I won’t be buying a kitty bank for my two fur boys, it would be destroyed in minutes. On Sunday night, Stan the big floofy one brought in a chewed mouse, later followed by a live mouse which I rescued and put back in the garden. As I lay in bed that night I heard some thumping noises, but couldn’t be bothered to investigate. When I got up in the morning one of my boots wasn’t where it should be and the insole had been removed. I can only imagine that Stan had brought in another mouse, which had escaped him and hidden in my boot, thus the ensuing thumping and insole removal as he pursued his prey.

  34. Must say, still love kittehs, but dog sez, kitteh looks quite silleh here!

  35. AuntieMame says:

    You put a coin on the little tray and the kitteh paw sneaks out and snatches it! I saw a similar bank on an episode of Are You Being Served? (the toy department episode), except that I think it was a zombie instead of a kitteh in the box.

  36. BStrange says:

    … Eight years too late. Do they ship to the feline afterlife? Because I would have dearly loved to unleash bank-kitteh vengeance upon a certain cat who insisted that anything she could snag while reaching around or beneath a door, lid, or other narrow space was hers to abscond with and/or destroy.

    Hon Glad – For some reason I’m reminded of the “go fishing, catch a boot” thing. I guess when one is fishing for mice IN a boot, winding up with fillet of insole is sort of the same thing?

  37. BStrange says:

    I ate my own line. Argh. So:

    “I would put cat treats on it and make her watch them disappear.”

  38. catlover says:

    Poor Kitteh! Those wimperingks and meowingks! I wanted to leap in there, jam the box open for it, then give little kitteh a big snuggle. With bonus snorgle. (that kitteh smell…)

  39. The coolest thing, in my opinion, is that the box says Nankoku Mikan (nectarines/oranges — yummy). Nankoku is the tiny town I am currently working in on the much-ignored island of Shikoku. That alone makes me want to buy the silly thing.

    Not sure my kitty would play with it, though.

    Still . . . I love my little rural town and that is a far too cute, travel friendly toy. *want*

  40. I love the white cat’s attitude! Where can I get one of those boxes for my cats?

  41. wannadance says:

    jennie, that is verily interesting…i worked in the ER/casualty and that was interesting, but not as much as yours.

    i think interest is all is jobs, not money or prestige. if you love it, do it.

    oh, i digress…

  42. Tehkella says:

    Ohhh! I got this money bank for my birthday last week!!

  43. Hon Glad says:

    Wannadance – My job gives neither interest or prestige, but a guys gotta eat. 🙂

  44. @ Hon Glad: Indeed, and so does the guy’s (or girl’s) cat. When Kibby whines at me every morning, I tell him I gotta go to work to buy him food. It doesn’t really stop him whining, though.

  45. I saw this and I have to get one. I was surprised to find it so quickly, but you can buy it here for $26!

  46. weensicka says:

    Once again, the Japanese have handed our asses to us in teh QT dept.

  47. Debbieln60 says:

    Too cute. One curious kitteh. I couldn’t have one here, my two dashshunds Lucy & Ricky wouldn’t stop barking at it…until they destroyed it.
    My late kitty, Stinky would have probably batted it across the room.

  48. Ruffian9 says:

    Luvs how white kitteh is totally too cool for school

  49. Pretend you hear me cackling like a crone. Cuz I was! Silly kitty!

  50. @Hon Glad 😈 That mouse you set free was lucky he/she did not come to my place 😈 My kitty, Dooley, would of beaten the stuffings out of that mouse and I would of been removing a dearly departed mouse from the house 😈

  51. Hon Glad says:

    Teresa – I have had to remove a dearly departed Mice a Pidgeon worms and unidentifiable
    headless birds. But sometimes Stan obligingly eats the whole Mouse feet tail and all.

  52. That box is awesome! Where did you get it? My cats would absolutely love it.

  53. …..where can i get one of those boxes? My hound dog would be so affected by it!

  54. I need one of those boxes for my kitty!!

  55. where do i find myself one of those MEEZER would go crazy!

  56. This is so cute. But my favorite part is the seemingly indifferent white cat who happens to have a hand stretched out to touch the box, so it’s still participating even when it’s trying to pull a “been there, done that.”