THIS JUST IN: The Most Patient Cat of All Time

Obviously, this video was cut short because of a murder at the end.

And this is just getting ridiculous:

It’s a virtue, Barbarella!

Comments

  1. The look on the kitty in the second vid says, “They don’t pay me enough tuna for this babysitting gig. I want a raise!”

  2. I want whatever drugs that cat is on.

  3. kibblenibble says:

    Video 1:

    Cat: I can’t believe you’re nomming my tail, kid!
    Kid: Try it! It’s yummy!

    Video 2:

    Kid: You’re so soft and cuddly! I’m getting sleepy. Can I snuggle you?
    Cat: Sure, as long as I can nom on your fingers…nomnomnom…

  4. critterfan says:

    Wonderful cat! I hope the baby doesn’t get fur balls. :-)

  5. I am speechless! This cat is amazing!

  6. Great parenting. That cat could suddenly scratch the baby’s face in a second and they sit there and film it.

  7. Here’s a really cute one where the mother is brushing the child’s teeth and the cat can’t stand it that mom is “hurting” the baby!

  8. jlamusings says:

    AWWWWW So sweet! Man that is a patient kitty. He lurves his little babeh.

  9. Mmmmm…Tastes like chicken.

  10. This is really nice. We have a child in the same age and our cats are almost the same. Cats can be very patient. They are fantastic consolers, too.

  11. Those two RAWK! I´m not a baby fan at all, but the cat´s patience with the kid just makes this sooooo cute!!!

    And hey, Kudos to Matahari and myself for getting another Sub-mee-shon on here – we´re getting good at this! :D

  12. You don’t hear much about cats being patient with infants and small children. You hear that trait being more often applied to dogs.

  13. Queen of Dork says:

    I love, love, love the expression on the cat’s face. “What the ??!” Excuse me, baby, but what the hell are you doing?!” :)

  14. What a good cat…. Where are the parents of this lil kid?

  15. Lol, the text on the kiddywinkie’s shirt sez in nippo-franglais [bastardized french]: ‘Filet of Baby’!, i.e., what it would be if it tried that nommage and face-schmooshage on most marmies I know/have been shredded by.

  16. marmies rule
    other cats drool!

  17. Cat: don’t torture the baby

  18. That is so dead precious.

  19. Juliana says:

    Filming it. =P

  20. is it really super fluffy soft in your world? does it smell like lilacs? is everything round?

  21. chanpon says:

    I bow to thee, oh Neko-sensei, for you have attained the mastery of patience with rugrats that I cannot.

    And kitty’s facial expressions throughout the vids are priceless, especially when baby offers hand into open cat mouth. You can almost see the cat thinking, “Nah, better not when the video is rolling…”

  22. Yep. Human kittens. You’ll have that.

  23. yes and with a strange cat they’ve never seen before! boo! BOO!!!

  24. The cat is a tad miffed, but he will not leave that pillow, oh no. He was there first.

  25. flutter-by says:

    So cute. I was hoping it wasn’t going to turn into a slasher movie! That’s gotta be the most patient kitteh in the wirld.

  26. kibblenibble says:

    I have a cat (big, grey George) that has lived with me for three and a half years. He never scratches or bites; uses “soft paws or mouth” only…ever! He is gentle by nature, and I nurture that quality in him. I trust him completely. This marmie is obvy the same, and the adult humans know this. Granted, many cats aren’t so gentle, but cats like this DO exist! :-)

  27. That is not patience. That is barely restrained tolerance. The tail in the first video is classic pissed-off cat language.

  28. Wow, I know that tooth brushing is one of the many battles parents have with their kids, but I’ve never thought a parent would have to resort to pinning their kid down with their leg to do it!

  29. Whatever this cat is, it’s the exact opposite of my cat.

  30. Queen of Dork says:

    Yeah, kibblenibble. My cat is one of those not-so-gentle guys. But he’s really sweet. When I come home from work and sit on the couch, he jumps up on the back of the couch and kind of lays down up there with his paws on my shoulder and just so sweetly nuzzling his furry cheek on my face. This is all so nice but at the same time, he’s DIGGING his front claws into my shoulder, making biscuits. Then when he wants down, he insists on crawling down over my breasts which hurts. So he’s adorable and sweet but painful all at the same time. Also, all while purring madly.

  31. First video: Cat is all: “OK kid, I know you usurped me as king of the household when you were born, but cut. it. out. Or yee shall find a furball in your crib tonight”

    Second video: Cat thinks “Mmm, I like the little human better than the big ones – little one comes with food caked on the fingers!”

  32. Theresa says:

    Yes, there certainly are cats who readily deploy their pointy ends, but there are also cats who are profoundly chill. I’ve had both kinds.

  33. Theresa says:

    *shrieking* Queeeeeeeeeenie!!! Where ya been?

  34. meriweather says:

    When we picked up my regal old poofmonster from the small animal shelter, there was a fact sheet about him attached to the paperwork. It asked about his home life before coming to the shelter (he’d never lived with dogs, he’d lived with other cats and ignored them, etc)

    But one question was:
    “Did this cat live in a home with a baby? Y/N” and they’d circled Y.
    “If so, what was their relationship” and it said ‘mutual adoration.’

    And I am pretty sure these videos are exactly what that must have been like.

  35. earlybird1 says:

    *snerk* :D

  36. Queen of Dork says:

    I haven’t been on here for awhile. Theresa, are you the Theresa with the avatar of the cool looking woman or is this somebody new?? (sorry for my confusion)

  37. earlybird1 says:

    Using her legs to stabilize the baby’s head, it looks like. So the baby won’t squirm around and accidentally get a toothbrush poked in the back of his throat. We kind of do this with our dog. She loves the toothpaste, but not the brush. Smart mama! <3

  38. Or the kid could have snapped the cats tail in two… Sometimes it’s not the human that needs to be protected.

  39. kibblenibble says:

    Queen, we’ve missed you! :-) Your kitty sounds like my Minnie (little tortie/torbie.) She is SO affectionate, but unaware of how painful her claws can be. But George actually makes what seems to be a conscious effort not to use his claws or teeth. He won’t even step on me. He seems to be aware that at just over 20lbs, that would hurt, too!

  40. earlybird1 says:

    I love the first vid at @1:00 when the baby’s like, “MMMM, you should try this!” LOL!

  41. earlybird1 says:

    Drat, that didn’t work. How do you link to a particular delicious moment?
    Signed,
    Technologically impaired

  42. Melissa says:

    Could be delcawed. Just sayin…….

  43. bookmonstercats says:

    Strangely, my then cats seem to know instinctively that my children were off limits when they were babies. I have to confess that I kept the cats out of their reach, especially when they were at the stage of putting everything in their mouths (the babies, not the cats) but that was more for the cats’ benefit……..

  44. Baby: You haz a flavor.
    Cat: No, YOU haz a flavor.
    Both: Om nom nom.

  45. bookmonstercats says:

    Queenie, big hellos. Where ya bin?

  46. bookmonstercats says:

    … saving it up….

  47. I think animals know that babies and children are human kittens (or puppies) and need more patience. A friend’s child used to love to carry my kitty all around the house and show her to everyone there. Molly is not particularly fond of being carried around upside down like a baby, but she let this child do anything to her. I swear, she knew he was just a kid and she gave patience accordingly.

  48. Queen of Dork says:

    Oh my gosh! I missed you guys so much! I’ve just been waaay busy and could not play. I love this site and the people on it! George sounds like a sweet, gentle giant!

  49. Melissa says:

    Cat hair in baby’s mouth! I’m not a Mom, but I would be a fretful one.
    But too darn cute!

  50. MamaBoo says:

    That is NOT the tail of a happy cat, but a cat who knows the little ones are to be tolerated. (Just remembering what my siblings and I put our kitties through.)

  51. Queen of Dork says:

    Hi bookmonstercats! I’ve been trying to tackle work plus daughter’s summer break activities. :) It’s been pretty fun!

  52. Queen of Dork says:

    And perpendicular? Where nobody ever needs to wear sunscreen or shave their legs?

  53. The cat is trustworthy. If you look at the other videos by this youtube user you can see that the cat and the baby are best friends. Besides, even if the baby did get a little scratch, so what? You put neosporin on it, it heals, and you and know that the baby has learned a lesson he won’t repeat with animals who could do much worse.

  54. Rachael says:

    Welcome back, QofD! It hasn’t been the same withoutcha. There’s tons of insanely qte stuff for you to catch up on. I hope you brought your smelling salts! :)

  55. Queen of Dork says:

    I’ve been playing with the teens in my life who are off on summer break! (I wish I was also off on summer break. nope. work carries on).

  56. They obviously know their cat and know it’s gentle enough to not have to be concerned.

    Alley and Sly were with my son from the day I brought him home to the day I had to give them to my mom because I couldn’t have them in my apartment. Every week when we spend the day there they and the poodle make up the greeting committee first thing. I never once had to be concerned about a scratch or a bite.

    Now Poppy? I only recently allow him to play with her and then closely supervised because she can be one huge grouch. Jackie? No way would I allow that kitty to crawl in my son’s lap at any point until he’s a bit older like Sly and Alley can. Not because Jackie is mean – he’s a total dollbaby – but he forgets he has claws. Same with Windy and Stormy.

    Totally depends on the cat. Some are just much more easy going. Snooki my little boy can just pick up, carry around in a basket, whatever. He’d hang out in a stroller if someone had one. Some cats you trust; some you don’t.

    That said – love the videos! What an awesome kitty!

  57. Amen to that. How else can they learn?

  58. um, “a strange cat they’ve never seen before?” then why do they have a 100 plus videos of the cat and baby interacting on their youtube channel? You must be a cat hater.

  59. Theresa says:

    The second vid, especially, is mucho relaxing. What a great cuddle-buddy!

  60. Fird Birfle says:

    can I live there?

    *sits on edge of seat, “in antici-PAYSHON”,
    hoping to never again feel socially obliged to shave my laigs*

  61. *joins Fird Birfie*

  62. Matt, I believe that this is the best cat in the world. Obviously it has been with that baby since the baby’s birth. Every movement that cat made, which would otherwise have been quite assertive, was subdued. It pulled it’s punches, so to speak. That being said, my first reaction was this. “OMG. That video must have been shot by the Dad. The Mom would have put down the camera, and put an end to the situation.” Another example of why I always say – “it’s on the Y” (chromosone, that is). Apologies to the wonderful exceptions to the “It’s on the Y” rule.

  63. retired hippie says:

    *snerkity*snerk*

  64. kibblenibble says:

    Aww! :-)

  65. Queen of Dork says:

    Well sweetie, it’s not a matter of social obligation. Who cares about that?. It’s just that (for some reason like on my legs) hair just won’t grow there. Sort of like how in my pretty, rainbow, fantasy world, zero dust will accumulate in your house and bugs would always stay outside. That would be cool, huh? Oops! I’m off subject in a bad way. The End

  66. Lorel J says:

    Just wanted to say that child is also very cute! Funny how one person has only mentioned this so far, and only as part of the package.

  67. LOL, Sharpy! Awesome! :mrgreen:

  68. Mamabear says:

    That’s amazing that you have the ability to read emotions and people’s likes and dislikes from a mere 12 words they’ve written. You are amazing!

    Oooh, oooh! Read me! Read me!! Tell me what I am! I’ll give you a hint: it starts with the letter “B”.

  69. It was sarcasm.

  70. I don’t know if you can, but I know the exact moment you mean, because I lol’d, too. “Here, kitteh, this is yummy. You try it!”

  71. Mamabear says:

    CO, my arthritic feet thank you for having to have been clenched in a tight ball of squeee for 6 straight minutes (well, I had to watch them twice!).

    Cute bebeh, cute kitteh! I think he’s trying to say “kittykittykitty” at the beginning of the first one. If not, I’m gonna believe that in my head because it amuses me.

  72. Both the kitty and baby are beautiful! I really liked these. When I was a baby like this one, our dog, Lady, would let me chew on her ears. She was known as a nipper, but for me ~ just patient sighs and licks. She was a grand dog.

  73. Mamabear says:

    Oh lord, was snow being sarcastic?! Well then I totally missed it and I wholeheartedly apologize.

    Or did you mean Sharpy was being sarcastic?

  74. Fird Birfle says:

    for what it’s worth: I’ve seen others not limit the video at that position; but they looked at the video where the “delicious bit” was occurring (sp) and when they write out a public comment/ recommendation, they specifically cited the time-stamp from the video (look at the bottom frame/ edge of the video “screen”. The time-length numerals might not appear until you have pressed “play”

    *The More You Know*

  75. Fird Birfle says:

    heh heh

  76. chanpon says:

    When I’ve seen babies and pets mixed in, it is quite often that — baby could do some mighty bad damage to the pet with inappropriate grabbing and pulling. Pet more often needs to be rescued.

  77. Theresa says:

    *pulling up a chair, waiting for pudding*

  78. Theresa says:

    Oh, I don’t know what’s happening with the avatar, Queenie, but it’s me, the usual Theresa, in Brooklyn.

  79. Theresa says:

    Testing, testing

  80. Theresa says:

    Ah, she’s back. Wonder what that was about.

  81. Fird Birfle says:

    Primary theme for CO this week: Sleppy.
    Secondary theme for CO this week: “tastes like chikken”. :)

  82. earlybird1 says:

    Joins said crew. Where everyone magically smells like flowers, and deordorant is unnecessary. Ahhhhh… yes I said doordorant. Not to mention a glass of wine (or two or three) is inexplicably at one’s right hand.

  83. earlybird1 says:

    ummm,,, wha?? brain is kerfuffled.

  84. earlybird1 says:

    YES! YES!

  85. kibblenibble says:

    Yay, Theresa! I missed your avatar! I knew it was you, but it just wasn’t the same! :-)

  86. Fird Birfle says:

    Maybe “she” was off jaunting with Truly Scrumptious,
    around the British countryside, in Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang???
    *begins singing that song from that scene*

  87. Fird Birfle says:

    but in this case, the avatar is a distinguishing thinggie; as there *is* a different Theresa, who seems to have the same name-spelling, who writes nifty comments here also from time to time….
    Similar circumstances, to why I’ve changed my CO screenname a coupla times.
    There was another Leslie as well as a Lesley…Also, believe it or not when I’ve tried to set up accts or emails at other programs, there are other “resriechans” in place!
    I had naively, imagined that “resriechan” would not have been frequently identified/ selected as a screenname.

    *sigh*

  88. psychethos says:

    Oh my god that is more adorable than I can handle. I’ve never seen a cat be so protective of a human like that.

  89. Yay! Welcome back T’s avatar.

  90. I love the part of the first video when the baby takes the first chomp on the tail. Kitty hisses looks ready to attack, then she turns and sees it’s only her pal, the baby, doing the chomping, and she’s all: “Oh, it’s you. Carry on.” What a great cat.

  91. Fird Birfle says:

    *soothes earlybird’s frayed nerves*
    I sowwy. Sometimes I no speaka dee Engrish too guut. Here’s an example. Let’s say I’m watching/ listening to a lurvely Enya song with photos, thusly:

    I could mention that I really like the sunrise/ sunset photo that is used at about the 40-second “timestamp” mark during the video.
    But ya gotta play the vid to see that timestamp come up, near the “play” button on the screen.

    ‘Kay?? by the way, I really do find this song and many of the photos that have been uploaded into this video, to be entrancing. Hope somebody enjoys it too-whoo!!!

    Peace & au revoir pour ce soir,
    Leslie

  92. Fird Birfle says:

    ….’course, the MICROPHONE’s dead, y’know :)
    JK

    by the way, I wrote a thinggie just above, about screennames/ avatars, etc. and (cue the PriceisRight Losing trombones bit)
    I was ATTACKED by the Big Green Moderashun Machine
    (hereafter to be known, by me, as the B.G.M.M.) … so check in later if you care to see them mental ponderin’s…. or not …

  93. kibblenibble says:

    I agree, Lorel! The kid is cute, and also sweet-natured, from the looks of things. I love it when babies have the sticky-uppy hair like this one in the first video. On CO, people tend to focus on the animals, since that’s what it’s about here. So I’ll add that while this cat is amazing, the child is learning compassion towards animals; a pretty great quality! :-)

  94. Fird Birfle says:

    GAH now my comment about being eaten alive by the Big Green Moderashun Machine (BGMM) has ALSO been eaten alive.

    “The persons responsible for ….have been sacked…” etc.
    8-O

  95. My cat Romeo used to attack my husband when he tickled me. I’d always start squirming and squealing and Romeo would ATTACK – biting and sometimes even growling. He was the most wonderful kitty, but definitely my baby. I loved having a little bodyguard, even if it spoiled the fun for the peeeeple sometimes.

  96. Catherine says:

    I think the cat is just saying, “Hey, when is it going to be my turn to torture the small one?” Heh. J/k. Mostly. But the cat seems to understand that, no matter how annoying this mini creation that looks somewhat like its captors/ feeders, it is best to leave said creation alone, at the risk of dire consequences. Altho, the cat doesn’t seem to happy about it at times.

  97. wannadance says:

    actually, i think it is just instinctive for adult animals, esp. cats, to treat all baby things gently and put up with a lot. never seen a cat attack a baby.

    my cat would have chewed me up and spit me out if i gnawed on her tail. now, i mean.
    we sleep all snuggled up, though, and i often wake up with the tip of her tail or a back paw in my hand…

    i love that animals will protect who needs to be protected. hence therapy dogs. wish i could train jasmine to be my therapy kitty…

  98. Katrina says:

    It is a marmie, they will mother anything.

  99. Queen of Dork says:

    Hooray!

  100. Katrina says:

    This is a great thread, thanks for some great laughs, everyone! And HI everyone!

  101. Me too! What a wonderfully tolerant feline friend. And then the baby keeps chomping and even offers the cat a taste of its own tail!

  102. SheepishKitty says:

    The baby is very nice in sharing the tail with the cat.

  103. That took, less time than I thought it would. Frankly, I think the kid kind of deserved some payback but that’s me.

  104. I loved that cats face at the end of the first one. He seemed to be looking straight at the camera with a “You’re kidding about keeping this thing, right?”

  105. Copperbat says:

    Both baby and kitteh are just beautiful. I love that they’re so close.

  106. Definitely deserves the “Most Patient Kitteh Evah” award.

  107. kibblenibble says:

    Hi Dancer. Nice to see you. I hold my kitties’ paws at night sometimes, too! :-)

  108. hrhqueencat says:

    now, now – that comment wasn’t nice at all

  109. dogsleder says:

    I think this is the same kid I went to high school with. Once it was up to him to brush his own teeth, he did so about once a month. Up until that “Man, I’ve finally even grossed myself out” day, we could tell, just by looking at his teeth, everything he’d eaten for the past week or so.

  110. dogsleder says:

    And then one day, when the gentle, patient, purry-furry kitty FINALLY has enough already of the nomming and mauling and rips the sweet, chubby, chortle-y baby’s face to shreds…guess who goes to the Pound. It *does* happen, even with the best-of-friends kitties and babies.

  111. meriweather says:

    On the youtube channel these videos are on, there’s an adorable video of the kitteh lying on a bed while the Baby plays with it. HAND. PAW. HAND. PAW. FACEGRAB. Patient facegrab-defeating paw!

  112. I laugh because I assume the cat is not drugged, tied down or hurt in any way. :)

  113. Yea, I’ve never seen my cats harm my little cousins or my niece no matter how annoyed the cats are. The least the cats would do is to shoved the babies away, gently!

  114. Eww! So unsanitary! Who knows what it’s been into? I mean, really – it might get sick from having those dirty appendages in its mouth. They really ought to be more careful of their precious little…

    kitty.

  115. thumbs down

  116. mandy_R says:

    My mom loves to tell me the story of the most loving and patient Beagle in all the world….

    When I was born, my mom and dad had a 1 yr old Beagle named Fred. Apparently, he would let me play with his ears and tail and face, and he was always kind enough to share his blankie with me too! Fred was given away to my mom’s Uncle who had a farm, because my parents divorced when I was 2 and my mom could not care for me, my newborn brother and a doggie. I don’t condone the giving away of an animal…but it was the 70’s early 80’s…times was different then…

  117. WOW ! you can really see how stressed out the kitteh is over the crying baby !
    Kitteh is all “My baby ! My baby !!!”

  118. When I was a kid a swing hit me in the mouth. My dad tried to look at the injury but I was screaming bloody murder. The cat thought dad was hurting me and ATTACKED him, snarling, jumping on his back and clawing him. He threw the cat across the room (something he would usually never ever do but he had a screaming injured child on his hands) but she just jumped up and attacked him again.

  119. Mrs. Jetson says:

    The second video made me squeal.

    I’ve noticed my cat often wags his tail like a dog when he’s excited, playing, and even sitting serenely on his own, so it’s possible that swishy tail isn’t indicative of complete and utter restrained angst ALL the time. Especially since he’s not going anywhere ;) What a sweet and patient kitty, though!

  120. I meant Sharpy. Your post wasn’t there when I posted. I’m not sure how that happened, lol!

  121. Oh brother…

  122. victoreia says:

    The tuxies will have words with you in the back alley later tonight…..

  123. Georgiabelle says:

    No! Don’t do that to kitties :( I mean, the cat in this video is obviously not harming the baby in any way.

  124. And with a peeved off face from begining to end! Just like my cat!

  125. Georgiabelle says:

    You win the internets for today!

  126. Noodles says:

    Please. If you don’t know anything about cats, don’t show it so clearly. It’s embarrassing.

  127. dogsleder says:

    FIRST you need to have the entire end joint of all 10 digits surgically removed from your hands. THEN you can suggest mutilating a cat.

  128. Aww that actually brought a tear to my eye.

  129. dogsleder says:

    More patience from the “Placidpuss” as one commenter called this kitty on the maonooya YouTube video collection…

  130. dogsleder says:

  131. Blossom says:

    What an extraordinary cat!

  132. Ditto ditto ditto. And Matt…. zip it! ;)

  133. There is several pictures of me as a baby (fluffy haired and diapered) crawling on my big brother.
    My big brother being a big orange and white tom cat who just sigh and purr since day one, when my father hold him up above my crib so he could see what follow them home this morning.
    I put this cat through HELL, but if I went too far? He pushed me away and get up. I hurt him? He mew a little so mom came and help him getting away.
    The same cat was a terror in the neighboroud and often came back all bloody because a fight with other tomcats and dogs, was a terrific hunter and if he didn’t like someone, it was WAR.
    With me, he was the cuddliest and kindest teddy bear in the world.
    I know for a fact that my actual kitties are far too skittish or strong to be trust with a baby, but if Klaxon was still alive, I would shoved every baby i know his way.

    Thank CO for reminding me my furry sibling today.

  134. Mrs. Darcy says:

    My Siamese had his first encounter with my cousin’s baby over Easter, and it was so cute. He never let Ellie touch him, but they both tried to get close to each other, him sniffing in the air as she reached for him.

    And since he’s Siamese, he thought her baby squeals was her way of talking, so he talked back. And when he talked back, she squealed even louder!

    The cutest moment was when my mom was holding her and the cat was ever so gently sniffing her foot. Again, never touched, but oh so curious!

  135. wannadance says:

    amen. and i (retired hospital clinician of long standing) believe that kids should be allowed to get sick and get well on their own. build up immune system they will need later. when i was a kid, were there an epidemic of childhood ds. going around (measels, chickenpops, etc) we were taken to visit to expose us. .
    colds were cared for carefully, expossed to sunlight, etc, no antitibiotics or clinic visits. it was a daggum cold or stomach virus or something, not the plague?
    well i gotta shut up. am rabid on this topic…

  136. cicadagirl says:

    My mother’s dog is one of the bounciest and most affectionate friendly things around…she lunges at people’s faces, desperate to lick them and lick them and lick them. But with children, she sits down quietly and lets them pet her. She somehow KNOWS that she can’t jump on them like she can an adult. She behaves perfectly. And she was never trained to do this. She just does it. :-)

  137. Valerie B. says:

    I totally agree. Beautiful video.

  138. Snurfles says:

    My roommate had a beautiful green-eyed burmese named Gremlin and I had a gorgeous classic red tabby named Gizmo. Gizmo had the nickname “the cat wit’ no brain.” He was afraid of everyone and I guarantee you if a child came close to him he would have used his claws in a nanosecond. (Although, with people he knew he was very sweet and loved to make bisquits.) Gremlin on the other hand, was the sweetest, most gentle, most mellow cat I ever knew. Kids would play and pull on him and he would simply get up and leave when he’d had enough. He never bit, scratched, or growled at anyone in the 25 years he lived.

  139. LizardQueen says:

    Sweet holy chocolate-dipped messiah.

    Sarcastic-looking pet + face-slappingly adorable Asian baby + Nom suspense + unexpected snorgaling = Surpassing Bean Bag Chairs as the Best Thing Ever.

  140. Fird Birfle says:

    wow that really is quite a lovely tribute/ celebration of both cats and of how well your roommate must presumably have cared for them both. I thought Salinger (my best kitteh evahr) was doin’ all right to make it to 17 yrs.

    Hooray for all involved in the story you told here!!
    Have a great weekend.

  141. Fird Birfle says:

    how sweet is THAT??? :)

  142. Fird Birfle says:

    gosh.
    I’m cringing in sympathetic pain, just hearing about that set of experiences. I’d say that after that day,
    all three of you genuinely needed PTS therapy; or a week at SEPARATE!!! spas, to recuperate.

    It sounds as though it was heart-wrenching to each of you. YOWCH.

  143. Fird Birfle says:

    I found it nostalgic yet caring about the children, rather than rabid!!!

  144. jlamusings says:

    Cats are funny with kids. Judging from the comments, they seem to come in several varieties:

    1) those who run away because they don’t wanna deal with the teeny people who move unpredictably (I’ve had several of these)

    2) those who are too stubborn to move but don’t particularly approve of kids. (My cat Tiberius was a terror to many of my friends’ toddlers who always wanted to poke his fatness. Kids were warned that he’d bite & they learned consequences of their actions pretty quickly if they ignored warnings. Thankfully, my friends also believed in consequences & didn’t blame my Tibs for the warning nip.)

    3) those who enjoy kids & are patient like this kitty.
    (My marmie Malcolm has a blast chasing one of my friend’s granddaughter around my place in a game of tag.)

  145. gwennaelle says:

    One evening I was walking into the living room wearing my pjs, my boyfriend came up behind me and “pantsed” me, then we proceeded to laugh and wrestle. My cat came TEARING IN from the bedroom and basically CLUNG to my BF’s face and actually bit him right through his bottom lip. Some cats are FIERCELY PROTECTIVE!

  146. Melissa says:

    I didn’t say I agreed with it……..it was just an observation.

  147. kibblenibble says:

    “Owsch is the same in any language! :lol:

  148. Noelegy says:

    My Niko likes to make biscuits in my hair when I’m in bed. The hair is usually spread out on the pillow behind me, but he works himself into a trance and will end up on the back of my neck…meowch!

    The second video made me oddly nostalgic. I used to have a set of sheets printed with tulips that looked almost just like those.

    And yeah, super-patient mellow marmie babysitter cat. :) Loved the first video where the baby is all like, “See, your tail is nummy! Try it!”

  149. Noelegy says:

    THANK YOU. That’s all I’ll say on that. :)

  150. Noelegy says:

    Cats can be trained to play using “soft paws.” Both Philo and Maggie, raised by me from 2-3 weeks of age, are very good about keeping claws in when they’re playing with humans.

  151. Noelegy says:

    On that topic, I grew up in a town whose major crop was peanuts, and I didn’t know ONE single kid with a peanut allergy. This was in the 70s and 80s. I asked my mom, who taught school throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s, and she backed up my unscientific observation: she remembered one kid with a dairy allergy, but no peanut allergies and very, very few cases of asthma. I wonder if our hyper-protective, sanitize everything, throw antibiotics at everything, culture is to blame now.

  152. muttluver says:

    Meg? Prongs? Teho? Are y’all paying attention? Cuz this should be the caption. Seriously.

  153. muttluver says:

    I just don’t shave.

    ….I wear pants all the time ‘cuz people make fun, but I don’t shave.

  154. Noelegy says:

    I noticed that too, and it gave me a moment’s unworthy amusement. :)

  155. Noelegy says:

    That video where the cat and toddler were chasing each other all over the place? Definitely variety #3. That cat was having fun!

  156. Very cute when the baby thoughtfully tries to share the tail suckage with the cat by offering him his own tail…

  157. This cat is fantastic! All of the other videos of these two best friends are equally adorable and follow the same story line:

    Baby: climb on kitty, grab kitty’s face, grab kitty’s tail, nom on kitty.
    Kitty: tolerant face, nom and lick baby’s hands, stay put and take it all, nom/lick some more.

    This meeting of the Mutual Adoration Society is now in session. These two are in love.

  158. Fird Birfle says:

    yup that was my fave part as well.

  159. chichi_chipotle says:

    we need to see more of this kitty and the kid

  160. thumbs up X a million. just every part of your comment.

  161. that should be a comment rule.

  162. Snurfles says:

    Thank you Fird Berfle! I didn’t intend for it to be a tribute but I guess it came out that way. I miss both kitties very much. My roommate was very lucky to have Gremlin as long as she did. Gizmo lived quite a long time as well (20 years). I don’t know what her special touch is (she took care of Gizmo after I got married because my hubby is allergic) but all her kitties have lived to at least 20 years old.

  163. dogsleder says:

    Here’s about 169 of ‘em fur ya ~ watch the little fellow grow up!

    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=maonooya&aq=f

  164. Yikes, calm down Mamabear. I didn’t realize Sharpy was being sarcastic. I’m very sorry I jumped to conclusions. You are something that starts with a B — a Bear — someone who is ferociously protective of her friends and so your name is appropriate. I only thank God I didn’t cast aspersions on one of your cubs! ;p

  165. ashagato says:

    hee!

  166. ashagato says:

    kineko you’re awesome! thanks for sharing your story with us :)

  167. no, it’s true. snow knows all. cuteoverload.com hired a mod who hates cats.

    DAMN YOU, SNOW!

  168. JapanLori says:

    I am a dog lover all the way. Cat’s have always sort of scared me – until these videos. What the What????? Cute-a-licious baby!!!!

  169. Hey, Fird, weren’t there several llamas involved in the making of your comment?

  170. you said it.

  171. I seriously cannot handle that second video. TOO. CUTE.

  172. @Sharpy….
    “is it really super fluffy soft in your world? does it smell like lilacs? is everything round?” I know this is waaaay after the fact, but you need some sort of award for
    asking if everything is round. I can’t get that out of my head( in a good way).

  173. beeegirl says:

    as a new mom and kitty lover, i wept for the entirety of both videos…

  174. beeegirl says:

    me too!

  175. That sounds like an awful dog :( Just because I’m an adult I don’t want my face lunged at! Sheesh.

  176. i believe melissa was pointing out that the cat in the video may have been de-clawed.

  177. Fird Birfle says:

    *GUFFAW’d OUT LOUD*

    (a few steps, beyond the term “LOL” :) )

    @ Arv9y: “thees eez how eet hoppened:”

    http://www.smouse.force9.co.uk/monty.htm

  178. ShinyHappyGoth says:

    I shave my legs, but mostly because I’m hypersensitive and my leg hair makes me itch. I don’t care about social obligation; I will usually leave it alone until the itch gets too annoying, and then shave. (Though I admit the shaving is a lot easier if I do it regularly.)

  179. So sorry, Sharpy. Thanks for maintaining a sense of humor about this. Oh, and Mamabear, I meant the “bear” thing as a compliment. You’re a sweetheart to be so protective of your friends.

  180. Nom Chompsky says:

    I wish my cat was that patient! When I was younger she used to constantly attack me. I was sitting at the TV one time with my family with my elbows resting on my knees, and at one moment she is calmly watching me and the next, proceeding to drag her claws down my arms! She especially hates when I laugh to this day..whatever it is about my laugh, say I’m watching the Daily Show for instance and she’s nearby, she will instantly become angry and growl, sometimes attack if I get too close! But despite it all she’s still my kitty :P

  181. darkshines says:

    My cat would rip me to shreds if I tried this!

    The baby and kitty obviously have a fantastic relationship, if the cat didn’t like it, he would walk away.

  182. I am mystified that in this video they blur out the adult’s face but not the child’s. How does this make sense?

  183. SheepishKitty says:

    The other videos of the kid and cat together, one of them show the cat has claws

  184. SheepishKitty says:

    Like I have a photo of me sitting on the rail of a balcony (on the 3rd floor) when I was 3 or 4 yrs old, which was done by my dad. I agree with your reaction.

  185. SheepishKitty says:

    from watching other videos, I think that was a little girl.

  186. I agree with you! it is very dangerous to allow a baby near a dog or a cat, no matter how domesticated, animals are still unpredictable. I would never allow my lovely cat near a baby, specially near the cat’s tail… parents should be more cautious, a LOT more cautious! I am a cat lover. I think animals are adorable, but they are still animals.

  187. kodalai says:

    Yeah, that expression when he turns to face the baby is very much “Dude! Seriously?!”

  188. wow. that was so lovely sweet. they are totaaaally BFF! someone hand me a kleenex please.

  189. Scout C says:

    Noelegy- A friend who is an allergist (MD) and immunologist (PhD) said that many of what people now refer to as allergies are not true allergies but rather sensitivities. Our parents would have said, “Don’t eat (insert suspected food item here) if it makes your mouth feel funny/give you a belly ache/breaks you out in a rash, etc.” but parents now seem to haul the kids off to the Dr. for any little thing and Dr.’s feel the need to cover their behinds lest a lawsuit ensue, hence “allergies” up the yazoo. True food allergies can be very dangerous, though. I have seen a child die from anaphylactic shock from eating something that he was allergic to, so I know that the danger is real but I agree that some people go way overboard. There are studies that show that kids who are brought up around animals and all the dirt and dander that accompany them are less likely to develop certain allergies than are kids who are brought up in “germ-phobic,” super clean environments.

  190. It doesn’t end there! Not only are these two BFF but the cat gets very protective of baby when he/she thinks baby is being hurt! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmy8lKGqNTU&feature=player_embedded

  191. I have seen a cat strike a baby, and I’m sure I will see it again. Our cat is *more* patient with our infant son than she is with us, but that just means there’s an extra 5-10 seconds of warning signs before she makes with the regulating.

    I wish this baby luck in his future endeavors.

  192. Juniper Jupiter says:

    D’awww!! Kitteh giving soogars! :)

  193. Awesome kitty names =D

  194. Fird Birfle says:

    Well, these aren’t Kleenex BRAND.
    I hope they’ll do??

  195. Momma’s don’t let your babies nom on kitty tails…

  196. Ok, that isn’t cute. I don’t teach my kid that it’s ok to slap a cat, even if it’s a very patient cat.

  197. Wow. I don’t care how cute this video is…cats are pretty dang fast so you’d never be able to stop anything before it happened. All it would take is a quick second and that kid would be making a trip to the ER for a claw in the eye!

  198. from the sounds of it, that video was made in some kind of emergency ward!

  199. chelonianmobile says:

    Same with my ferrets – Murphy is docile enough that I’ll let him crawl all over me, whereas Jinx has nipped me a couple of times so now I make sure not to let him get too close to my face (he’s a perfectly nice ferret, just a poor judge of human skin thickness).

  200. Snurfles, I’ve got a grey and white cat who’s also named Gizmo, for some strange reason Mr. Gizmo believes that he is a dog traped in a cats body. Not kidding, this cat/dog eats my dogs food, and will only come back inside if I call “puppy”.

  201. *sigh*

    another one struggling with Companion Identity Disorder.

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