THIS JUST IN: Happy 6th Birthday To Maru!

Everyone’s fave Japan-based furball turns 6 today. Let’s celebrate with a collection of the “Best of Maru” from 2012. This video was JUST posted by Maru’s hoomin, moments ago.

Domo Arigato to Mugumogu, of course.



  1. petless in Puddletown says:

    Longevity and health to Maru! He is my surrogate cat since I descended into Petlessness. Thank you Mugumogu!!!!! (bows)

  2. AWW 😀 Happy Birthday, Maru, and many many more 😀

  3. Shannon says:

    Reblogged this on Live, Love, Laugh, Dance, Pray and commented:
    So many reasons why I need a cat….sigh….

  4. Check out the photo of him in his 6th birthday cat hat – with points for ears even.

  5. They should just register him as a living Japanese treasure already.

  6. Where’s the hat photo?!

  7. One biggish cat makes a huge impact on the world. Many many happy returns of the day, Maru!

  8. Happy Birthday Maruuu 😀

    Maru wearing his birthday cap:

  9. emmmjama says:

    Happy Birthday, Maru. Thank you and Mugumogu for many many happy moments.

  10. Happy birthday, Maru! May you be blessed with a gift of many boxes.

  11. Otanjoubi omedetou gozaimasu, Maru-chan!

  12. Plain and simple, I love this cat!!! Happy Birthday, Maru!

  13. Yasmine says:

    You’re a national treasure, Maru.

  14. last try…

  15. It won’t show up in Firefox for some reason, but it will in Chrome—added!

  16. maxtben1 says:

    National Treasure? One of the World’s Wonders I say! The beehive entry- tocks bit is off the charts cute BTW.

  17. *Gasp!* At 1:25 a carpet is wrinkled in Maru’s perfect house. 😉

  18. The mewing at the end! 😀

    Does anyone know where the music is from?

  19. Bonne fête mon beau Maru!

  20. somewhere from here according to her site:
    “free music material MusMus I borrowed it from a person.”

  21. Happy Birthday Maru-Chan!! 🙂

  22. Strange. Oh well.

  23. Only in Japan would they have cat hats like that.

  24. Sending Birthday Squeegles, Maru! ^_^

  25. mydragon says:

    My cats heard Maru’s meows near the end there and they perked up like it was a call to arms!

  26. Maru Speaks!

  27. doomchild says:

    Happy birthday to you,
    Happy birthday to you,
    Happy birthday dear Maru-sama,
    Happy birthday to you!

  28. Jackie Rose says:

    Happy Birthday to dear Maru! I love the way he holds his front paws up before he jumps like a chubby little kangaroo.

  29. Jackie Rose says:

    That and the pre-pounce butt-wiggle are enough to keel me ded.

  30. Clairedelune says:

    Yes, the pre-pounce butt wiggle is especially effective because Maru’s tocks are so adorably round – and the tail, worthy of Brer Fox!! And those large, round floofy mittens!! Best wishes for many more box-filled years, Maru.

  31. Happy birthday Maru! My favorite cat in the whole world!

  32. Awwww..Happy Birffday Maru, you don’t look a day over 5!!
    Long and happy life may you live….kisses 🙂

  33. Happy birthday, Maru! You bring joy to all.

  34. Chuck T says:

    We love you Maru !! from Chuck and Sue’s Fat Dumplings Sweetpea & Doodles !!!!

  35. Epic ehn!

  36. Rachael says:

    Happy Birfday, Maru. You are a worldwide joy. I wish you nothing but happiness and good health in the years to come. And boxes, of course. 🙂

  37. Happy Birthday !!! It makes my day to see your big beautiful face. Have a good day..

  38. Happiest of birthdays Maru! You’ve brought so much joy and laughter into my life – Thanks for being such a cool cat!

  39. Thank you to you both!

  40. Does anyone know where one can buy one of those beehive things?

  41. Linda Grimmer says:

    Hope he has 21 more like my oldest and many more. I love and enjoy every video and photo.

  42. 13bodies says:

    That is in the running for my favorite Maru moment ever.
    I can’t believe he’s six already!

  43. Happy birthday, precious baby cat! I love you forever.

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  46. Fird Birfle says:

    HI GIGI ❤ Fird Birfle

  47. Fird Birfle says:


  48. 1) MARU!!!!!!!
    2) How do they keep that house soo clean????
    3) Happy birfday Maru!

  49. Maru diving into the boxes reminds me of how one of my previous kitty-boys, Reggie used to dive underneath newspapers that were on the floor. Maru gets a “10” from me for his form and technique! May you live a long, happy and healthy life, and don’t ever quit “boxing”!

    Terri from Indy