Kitten Huffing In Five Easy Steps: The Review

Meg covered this last fall, but it never hurts to brush up. Let’s recap:

1. Locate prosh mini fur bag (hardest part, really.)
2. Gently pick up kitteh.
3. Hold firmly.
4. Shove kitteh right up in your schnozzle.
5. Commence snorfing!

From the award-winning Furrtographer.



  1. Blue Footed Booby says:

    Wow, the kitten doesn’t seem to mind. The lady still has eyes and everything. Maybe mine is defective?

  2. This was taken at the shelter where I volunteer (ACC in San Francisco). The wrangler Guin and myself like to sniff kitten bellies in between shoots – I’m not ashamed!!

  3. That kitteh seems to be smiling… Methinks the enjoyment is mutual.

  4. 260Oakley says:

    Just remember that kitteh huffing is a gateway drug. It can lead to cat nipping.

  5. Bwah!

  6. Scout C says:

    For some of us, step #6 would be “begin wheezing, sneezing and coughing, followed by a 911 call.” Infant canines can be used for the same purpose without the adverse side effects if kits cause coughing.

  7. 13bodies says:

    That’s a good way to get lung hairballs, but it’s totally worth it.

  8. My cat rolls in her own filth, so I won’t be doing this with her. XP

  9. WARNING: Only works with juveniles, do not attempt with adults cats. Permanent scarring could occur.

  10. TASTEE

  11. Are you sure it won’t lead to the more grave malady known as cat napping? That’s so much worse than cat nipping

  12. also, grown canines will do in a pinch, whereas grown cats have been known to cause significant damage to those attempting huffage.

  13. Number 1 isn’t really all that hard: It’s kitten season – Go to a shelter – Adopt!
    And then spay/neuter!!

  14. Tee! I do this to my non-kitten cat all the time. He’s a tolerant ginger.

  15. SlaveToCat says:

    **A Step 6 may occur in some adults. Uncontrollable zerbert attack on the kitteh belly. Not recommended for all kitties.

  16. DogEared says:

    this comment is not specifically related to steps 1-5, but in regards to CO in general. I have CO as my homepage at work and each time i open the internets, there is some kind of OUTRAGEOUSLY ADORABLE animal and i lose track of what i am doing…..see previous post of cats in boxes below….. and shelter puppies….. and the one of hamster at the salon, and there was one the other day about goats……bunnies, yeah, those too……

  17. Flufferbutt says:

    Careful, kitten huffing can be a lifelong addiction I speak from experience. I used to huff my cat Nemo from the time she was a kitten until she was an old lady at 19 and I had to say goodbye to her. Now I try to huff my cat, Henry, but he’s a biter. Sometimes the withdrawal symptoms get so bad that I’ll huff anyway, even while he’s gnawing on my ear.

  18. Hello. My name is Nikki and I am a Bunny Huffer. I am not ashamed to admit that I can’t go more than 12 hours before I’m jonesing again. Don’t bogart that lionhead, man, I need my fix! I don’t need an addiction program, I need a bunny. To huff. It’s incurable.

  19. Ah, the Lounge of Moderation! Nice to see the mint juleps are back in season! Don’t mind if I do!! 🙂

  20. It seems so appropriate that I started up Cat Sniffers Anonymous on Facebook now 😀

  21. One can also huff rats. baby or adult. Male rats tend to be more laid back than females, and therefore more huffable.

  22. Kitten huffing is also a life long addiction. I have no more kittens, but my 6 yr old cats are now victims of my continuous need to huff. *hangs head in shame*

  23. Narcotickitlepsy

  24. fleurdamour says:

    Belleh Smelleh!

  25. fleurdamour says:

    Perhaps you could huff the back of his neck instead of his tummy?

  26. fleurdamour says:

    Schrodinger’s Cat demonstrates physics concepts of Grabitation and Smellativity.

  27. Also here is the kitty, Bowie, pre-snorgle:

  28. Norbertsmom says:


  29. Norbertsmom says:

    There are also cheesecake brownies in the fridge 🙂

  30. you can tell people you know a snorgleupafluff, but they won’t believe you

  31. emlee p says:

    This is such a great way to socialize the babie kittens! ❤

  32. Clairedelune says:

    Oh my, fleurdamour, take a bow! This is Oakley-worthy. Grabitation and Smellativity indeed. Well acquainted with both concepts. As attested by a few scars. 😀

  33. Clairedelune says:

    OMG, the belleh!! The adorable paw!! The adorable kitteh lips!!
    *sitting down with lavender-scented smelling salts*

  34. fleurdamour says:

    Grabbeh tabbeh belleh smelleh paweh claweh!

  35. dgerish says:

    Both photos just kill me. Great work as always, Josh! And props to fleurdamour and 260Oakley for their brilliant punnage!

  36. jlamusings says:

    I find that ears a quite tastee too, even on some adult ones. Mine have given up resistance since they know I’ll huff/hug/snorfle/nibble them when I want to.

  37. jlamusings says:

    whoops! “are” not “a”!

  38. jlamusings says:

    That’s ok. You’re among friends here! *pats sugitomo on head*

  39. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    One of life’s (legal) little pleasures.

  40. Jackie Rose says:

    Marco the (18-year-old) Magnificat and I beg to differ.

  41. 6rabbits says:

    You can also huff little dwarf hammies! Highly recommended! 🙂

  42. 6rabbits says:

    I TRY to huff bunnehs, but only 2 of 5 tolerate it, and then only occasionally. 😦
    BABY bunneh huffing is the best high!

  43. aren’t earsies the best to nom?!

  44. I had a Bichon pupster I named Nellie. I would snorgle her stomach while calling her Nellie the Smellie Bellie!!

  45. fleurdamour says:

    Definitely a subcategory of interspecies snorgling.

  46. I can quit anytime. Really.

  47. fleurdamour says:

    I can imagine them pummeling your face with their back feet if they don’t like it.

  48. mplsdeb says:

    My thoughts exactly.

  49. admitting you have a problem is the first step

    so never do that. cuz…kitteh snorgling

  50. AWW 😀