He’ll Put a Stop to This!

Faced with an unacceptable barrier, Boo takes matters into his own paws, showing just how effective a cat can be once he springs into action.



  1. JennyKW says:

    Must never watch this video near my kitty…or she will learn yet another way to get my attention!

  2. wuyizidi says:

    Kitteh is the master of lurk and srpung.

  3. ceejoe says:

    awww man, the orange boys are lovers – he just wants to love his person!

  4. MusicFan87 says:

    It is so adorabuhls of the kitteh to be so inventive in his attention-getsin’! His paws look so soft, too. 🙂

  5. dgerish says:

    This is why I don’t even try to shut the door. Cats, like death and taxes, are inevitable.

  6. Rachael says:

    This is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. What a riot!

  7. Simultaneously adorable, awesome, and why I do not have a cat!

  8. lol!

  9. 😆 Oh, man 😆 That cat, Boo, sure knows how to get his owner’s attention 😆

  10. Funny how they catch on to using the doorstops — that’s how my HenriLee let us know she wanted to go out!

  11. Mary (the first) says:

    Yep. All cat’s names should be appended with “.. who must not be denied.”

  12. Saffron says:

    Is this a marmie-specific thing? 🙂 My older orange tabbeh played with one of those even with the door open…I had to remove it from the door because it drove me batty!

  13. victoreia says:

    I will attest to that! Kyuri sometimes follows me around like he’s of the canine persuasion….

  14. sunnylessmum says:

    Nope, my tortie, Sunny, did it as well. Very effective way to annoy the heck out of humans!

  15. Kari Callin says:

    ” Hear ye, hear ye! At the sound of the spring, it will be 5 boing- clock!”
    sproing, sproing, sproing, sproing, sproing
    ” It’s 5 boing- clock, and all is well…oh, and my friend is up!”. 😉

  16. Lipstick6 says:

    My cat used to do that (not to get my attention, just for the fun of doing it), so I was very glad when we moved to a house that had rubber door stoppers on the wall by the door knob. Cat-owner approved!

  17. Chris B. says:

    At least he is not acting like Simon’s Cat….It is very cute though.

  18. Theresa says:

    My tiny Mimi used to push things onto the floor (bang). She would start with small items like hairbrushes, and work up to telephones and computers (CRASH). 😛

  19. hilarious! my cat likes to play the aluminum mini-blinds by the bed like they’re the world’s most annoying harp. kitties are very clear on the disconcerting and attention-getting effect of repetitive noises on their hoomens.

  20. I love Boo’s Happy Little Spin/Roll at 0:54 when his human starts to play. So cute! 😀

  21. Lola starts to rhythmically shred the comforter; annoying sound. At the same time, Rugby leaps from the dresser onto the bed, sometimes landing on my husband’s delicate parts. Working together? Needless to say, it gets us up!

  22. a cat’s capacity to be annoying is boundless!

  23. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    My dad had a cat who would knock his change off the dresser until Dad woke up. One coin at a time, checking for a reaction after each one. 🙂

  24. I love the reaction look! I know that look well… Works with pushing stuff of tables, dressers. Also, clawing. They really don’t care if they piss us off, do they? 😀

  25. The apartment I lived in when I brought my first kitty home had these. We learned very quickly that they must all be removed or we would never sleep again.

  26. ashagato says:

    this totally made my day. 😀
    it even made hubby laugh, and he usually just shrugs when I show him stuff, trying to pretend like he’s immune to the Qte! bah! NO ONE IS IMMUNE!!!

  27. skippymom says:

    don’t you mean ducks and ‘tockses?

  28. redvelvetrose says:

    Ah, but torties usually have a marmie daddy (or grand-daddy)! Must still run in those orange genes!

  29. Look! Clever toe beans!

  30. jujube says:

    My (grey and white) Boots used to get on the table outside of the bedroom door and straaaaytch himself out till he could rattle the door handle every night. When he passed on, the new guy, Jake, took over the chore.

  31. When shut out of a room, my marmalade cat shreds the rug. “Let me in, or the rug gets it!”

  32. Had a cat growing up that did the exact same thing. Little booger! She’s also chase you up the stairs and bat at your ankles. Oh and when making a bed, she’d hide under the bed and attack your hands when you put the fitted sheet over the corners of the mattress. She was a little devilish black beauty.

  33. victoreia says:

    YET. He’s not acting like Simon’s Cat, YET.

  34. Fird Birfle says:

    “Once upon a time”….I was the human who fed a leetle teensy keeten.

    In this particular case, eventually, she landed at a different human being’s home to live, eventually. However, while she resided chez moi, it became evident that she and the bedroom Door Jamb had interpersonal conflicts, which needed to be addressed frequently and adamantly.

    At one point, I specifically referred to her (and wrote down, onto the edge of one Polaroid photo) as “She who Must Attack the Door Jamb”.

    I never quite got this. The door jamb didn’t change colors; it didn’t physically chase or mock her; it didn’t siNG SONGS at her, etc.

    And she never attacked ANY OTHER door jamb(s) in the apt
    (bathroom, closet, etc ) only the one btw the living room and the bedroom.
    AND she would take a running leap and attack at about two foot up.

    Because it Was There.

  35. Fird Birfle says:

    y’know, Th…. ya can’t just IMMEDIATELY take on the professional opponent.
    You need the confidence of having *put down* smaller foes, to have the Foo to address the Ultimate Enemy.

  36. Fird Birfle says:

    a well-coordinated, and well-designed strategy. Kudos to Lola & Rugby!

  37. emmberrann says:

    Pic.ky loved tto be made with the bed. I’d have to unmake it to get him out of there.

  38. Fird Birfle says:

    So …… the suspense is unbearable…

    did you ever sleep again???


  39. Fird Birfle says:

    seconded motion.

  40. Fird Birfle says:

    Obvy Boots showed Jake The Owner’s Manual.

  41. 13bodies says:

    Our cat would do that with my earrings–swat, plop, check; swat, plop, check…oh, you’re up? You can pet me, then.

  42. Theresa says:

    Well, Mimi certainly Pittied the Foo’. She was like a tiny ninja in a nun’s habit. 😀

  43. Theresa says:

    Oh gosh, yes, the invisible lab coat and clip board look! 😆

  44. AH! Valium never did that!
    He graduated straight to :”opening the door by the handle and settling on momma’s face”.
    Crevette (Shrimp) do the “burrowing under the cover and attacking the toes” things.

  45. Kelley O says:

    My Max gets up on my computer desk and rustles papers. Twist sits on the bookcase headboard and makes smacky mouth noises. Pixel (now departed) would lie on the pillow next to my face and lick my eyelids. Very painful, and quite effective, actually.

  46. LauraH says:

    My cat alarm clock has been going off about 6am every morning for the past couple of weeks. It’s my Siamese cat and if you’ve ever heard a Siamese cat you’ll know what I’m talking about. I normally don’t get to bed till around 1-1:30am so I’m very, very tired (work evening shifts mostly).

  47. Esther says:

    Well, if you name a cat Rugby, you sort of ask for flying tackles. 🙂 Great name though!

  48. dgerish says:

    I do. Thanks for catching that!

  49. dgerish says:

    You and Firdie are killing me today.

    And I too have had kitties that just pushed stuff off the nightstand to get me out of bed. Fortunately, early in the morning I can sleep through anything.

  50. Theresa says:

    At Christmas time, when I had a creche up, baby Jesus in his manger was just a perfect size . . . 😯

  51. I know if I dont go to bed at 11pm at the same time every night,my cat will stand at the top of the stairs and go “COMEEEEE ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNN” ma? maaaaaaa?mowwwwwwwwwwww…He is Siamese to.

  52. LMAO!!

    What do you call something both evil AND hysterical? ;D ;D

  53. you had a cat named Valium? I bet there’s a story behind that one.

  54. Very clever kitty! You can get a door stop that is solid and mount it on the baseboard. That is if you want it to stop. It’s pretty funny!

  55. tweetie says:

    Get him a guitar.

  56. Well he was the narcoleptic of the family and it was the ‘V’ letter naming year. His brothers and sister were name: Vanilla (she was a Siamese kitty, no idea of the mom did that one), Vidocq (for the escape artist of the litter, damn kitten was already giving the slip at two weeks) and Vegeta (for the little bad tempered fighter)
    Now, Valium is a 7,8 kg cat, who fall asleep in the veterinary arms and love every one. I’m glad he does thought, with his weight and height, people always think he is a baby bear on the loose.

  57. KittyMarthaPoo says:

    I know. Those paws look incredibly luxuriant. I wanna kiss them.

  58. Fird Birfle says:

    Is anybody besides Meg’s personal mentor, Boo the floofy pommie,
    allowed to use the name “Boo”????

  59. Fird Birfle says:

    Surreal .

  60. Fird Birfle says:

    Et voila.

  61. Fird Birfle says:


  62. Fird Birfle says:

    Sounds like Max & Twist oughtta get up a sound FX studio and bring some lettuce in, for their kibble !!!

  63. Fird Birfle says:

    @ dgerish:

    *demure curtsey, in 50’s dress, pumps & pearls*

  64. januaryfarmer says:

    I literally did laugh out loud! I have one of those aluminum mini-blind swinging cats. Just a subtle way to tell me that the sun is about to rise, the birds are singing and it is time to go out. Very effective I might mention.

  65. My Pinky will come sit in the doorway of the living room and stare at us, or sulk (something that earned her the nickname of Film Noire Kitteh). She is a highky effective alarm clock, going off everyday at 7 a.m., if I’ve not yet gotten up to feed her.

  66. LauraH says:

    Of course, once they’ve woken you up and you’re up and about, albeit extremely tired, they then proceed to fall asleep for the next few hours. Jasper’s asleep on the back of the couch while I sit yawning at the computer.

  67. I think it’s the ‘sprong’ sound. Only one door stop in my house survives, possibly because the previous owners painted it solid and it sadly does not sprong. Mind you I’ve three cats and three dogs and they all love to watch that thing spring back and vibrate. Well, they have their memories as they’ve killed them all.

  68. victoreia says:

    Well, it’s a tough job, waking the hoomin up! And then making sure said hoomin actually makes it into the kitchen and gets the breakfast served! It’s just exhausting!!

    We have to tag-team Mom

  69. januaryfarmer says:

    Did I mention my other cat who jumps and hangs from the outside screen near my bed. I hear the screen ripping one *plink* at a time. This is to come in about the same time that the blinds start swinging and crashing! I’m just a food lady and I know it!

  70. My old cat would knock the ornaments off the shelves. If that didn’t work she’d sit next to the male dog and purr…. That would freak him out as he’d wonder what she was planning and if he growled/snapped at her the female dog, the cat’s adoptive mother would have to put him in his place. So if you didn’t want a full on cat on dog on dog fight on your bed you had to get up and feed the cat pronto!

  71. When our cats used to play with the door, we’d lay a heavy comforter or blanket against the door so it wouldn’t vibrate. I bet the sender-in could wrap a heavy blanket or towel around that corner of the door so that the kitty couldn’t make the noise.

  72. Sharpy says:

    something tells me a towel would quickly be swept aside and an extra loud “PFDDTRTRTFTFFRR-R-A-PPT!!” would follow.