The Many Moods of Maru

Lest we think that our favorite boxaholic is all about boxes, Maru is also into bags. And sleeping. And eating grass. And surprise attacks. And yes… boxes.


  1. Mary (the first) says:

    Maru’s wacky, that’s for sure!

  2. The ending of the first part was hilarious!

  3. Andrew says:

    Yay, Maru! :D

  4. That’s what I was going to write! Oh well… Ditto!

    Loves me some Maru, I do.

  5. I love that adorable little spot on Maru’s nose. And that sleepy side eye at the end if hilarious. Love this cat.

  6. What can I say, I love Maru!

  7. Same here, Gigi :D

  8. I love Maru, but his house is sooooo clean it makes me feel very inadequate. Even the walls, and baseboards. Grr

  9. Me too! I could just watch Maru all day but I find myself looking at the floors for any hint of hair. She is amazing… I have no idea how she does it.

  10. weasel wardancer says:

    now now, that could be Maur’s DAD that has the housekeeping duties….

  11. phred's mom says:

    yeah, right.

  12. ?when pigs fly??

  13. SlaveToCat says:

    Maru waves his magic tailio and poof all the grime of life vaporizes.

  14. Fird Birfle says:

    now THAT seems like it could be within Maru’s SuperPowers!!

  15. phred's mom says:

    I love Maru , too, and Maru’s mom’s housekeeping is the domestic equivalent
    of those airbrushed models in the magazines. *sob* *self-pitying sniffle*

  16. Fird Birfle says:

    *gives phred’s mom an entire box of Hello Kitty tissues*

    — and a pink teddy bear to snuggle —

  17. phred's mom says:

    merci, Fird! *snif*

  18. Fird Birfle says:

    ce n’est rien :)

  19. I know right! How does she/he keep it spotless?

  20. This is Japan, they must have cleaning robots or something like that ;-)

  21. Ok, seriously…Maru is redonk!!! LOVE HIM!!! <3

  22. dubyah1 says:

    Who amongst us could walk past the big fat tailio hanging off the perch or beyond a box, and not give it the teensiest of bell-rings? Not I, peeps.
    Love it from the green-eyed tail twitch at 0:06, to the pretzelMaru at the end.

  23. ceejoe says:

    I want to soft peench the paws dangling off the perch too.

  24. The double paw danglage got to me, too. And thick tails–especially Maru’s–always make me want to SQUEEEEEZE them.

  25. Mudbug says:

    The “shifty eyes in the begining just keeled me ded ! DED I tell you ! (thud)

  26. Fird Birfle says:

    hauls out the HK Defibrithang.

  27. sunnylessmum says:

    OMG its like he is wearing the bag as a costume… head and arms poking out! Too funny :) I love you Maru!

  28. I lubs your tail, Maru.

  29. Cathryn says:

    He is straight up nyang nyang nyanging that grass.

  30. loribelle says:

    Yes! I was trying to figure out how to spell that sound while I watched him.

  31. Desdemona says:

    Have to wonder if Maru’s mom followed him around after that with a mop, waiting till the inevitable upchuck following the indulgence of eating grass. Given the ultra clean house, I could picture it.

  32. Fird Birfle says:

    Y’all keep yer GRUBBY people pawws, OFFA my husband Maru, y’hear????

    *several individuals, wearing professional white medical jackets, appear nearby and begin a “casual” conversation with me ….*

  33. victoreia says:

    *stifled giggles*

  34. javagirl says:

    I finally got my husband to watch Maru. He ADMITTED (without prodding from me) that Maru is adorable.

    And I third the desire to pull on the fuzzy tail. I can’t help it!

  35. lds7yrs says:

    All right, admit it… who all squeeked when Maru launched the “Cattack”?

    *holds up own hand, sheepishly*

  36. It’s like those emails where they tell you to turn your volume up and put your face right up next to the screen.

    I always turn the speakers off and roll my chair back from my desk…

  37. Fird Birfle says:

    y’know that Natalie Cole (I THINK that’s who it was) released an *ahem*
    “album” called “Ask a Woman Who Knows”.

    This seems relevant to AB’s comment. ;)

  38. I made a little shriek & hop even though I knew it was coming. My kitty totally snark-sniggered at me.

  39. Rachael says:

    What can I say that hasn’t been said a thousand times? He’s simply fabulous! If I had a bucket list, one of my entries would have to be to meet Maru.

  40. Emmberrann says:

    Oh, Maru! Oh, Maru!
    You make-a me laugh!
    You make-a me sing,
    You do!!!
    [*sung to Dean Martin song, “Way, Marie, Way Marie” from the 50’s*]

    You gotta give that tailio a squeeze and a tiny tug, and then grab the whole Maru and give him a big hug. He’s looks so squooshable, and so full of dignity (not to say self-importance)! Sorry that’s gonna go by the board if he’s ever in my vicinity, kids…. Irresistables.

  41. Where does one find cat grass on a stick????? Genius, I say, genius!

  42. hksginger says:

    Well it is Japan, they have all kinds of new-fangled inventions for kittays there; worshipped as they are! :) *wishes I could read Japanese so I could search the interwebs for them*

  43. I was wondering the same thing!

  44. I love me some Maru – his tail is ridiculous! I used to love checking out his website everyday, but sadly, I can’t get the pictures to come up on my new work computer…totally can’t figure out why! So I just watch his youtube channel and squee!

  45. pookie says:

    I love how clean and spare Maru’s apartment is. It’s like a shrine to Maru…wait a minute.*shifty eyes*

  46. mplsdeb says:

    I love that coy little look at 1:43-45 as he is curled up in the box. OMG I would so love to have a cat again. Not sure that Ricky & Lucy our dachshunds would agree….

  47. Fird Birfle says:

    *head rests on chin.

    “Gee, I WONder where mplsdeb chose THOSE names fur les chiens???”

  48. loribelle says:

    A friend of mine has two mini doxies named Lucy and Ethel.

  49. Fird Birfle says:


  50. kodalai says:

    Ooh, I see Maru’s family has broken out the kotatsu for the colder months! XD

  51. Perfection as always. Maru was, is, and always will be the unsurpassed king of feline excellence, plushness, cuteness, chubbiness, cleverness and dignified antics.

  52. Fird Birfle says:


  53. carole says:

    i adore that cat. he makes catty things seem like an artform. i do laugh at jasmine, too. that’s cats for ya…

  54. carole says:

    mod lounge for _that_?


  55. During the scene with the grocery bag (awesome arm holes!), when Maru has the wayyy extended arm? I cannot but help but picture him/her with the same pose on a talk show studio. I think Maru could be a great interviewer, so much vi-tail-ity (sry, couldn’t help myself!), an excellent handle on emotion-range, and truly, I think Maru excels Carrot Top for prop comiedi-cat.

    Or something.


  56. What kind of cats is Maru? That fluffy tail and perfect fur coat are sure inviting. I want a Maru of my own!

  57. Napoleanne says:

    Kotatsu caaaat!

    As soon as I saw the kotatsu, I knew Maru was gonna burst out. Cats love the kotatsu!


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