Cat meets balloon cat

Cat meets balloon cat


  1. I’m kinda surprised he didn’t take a nap on the balloon afterwards. It looks like the crinkly kind.

  2. Those balloon animals cost like $10… whoever came up with those must be rolling in cash because kids apparently love them (you *always* see kids who managed to convince their parents to buy one, if they’re sold in the vicinity of wherever you happen to be) and cats apparently make quick work of them.

  3. Remember that one really old Sesame Street bit, in which this nifty little cat made of wooden blocks is moving around on its own, and then a real cat comes along and knocks it over?

    It was one of those things that made me really sad as a kid.

  4. Let’s goad our cat into defending itself against what it clearly reads as a threat, then laugh maniacally at its confusion!
    oh my sides!

      1. I figure that, from the cat’s perspective, it was a bit of a boost to his self image.

        Sure he was freaked out initially, but once he realized that the foul beast could be destroyed with a single swipe of his claws, he felt a lot better.  The cat even looked curious once the balloon stopped moving. 

        I suspect he found some clean laundry to sleep on and spent the rest of the day dreaming of felling legions of enemy cats like a scythe fells wheat.

      1. jpnewyork used the correct spelling of “its.”  I’m not sure what’s going on with all the apostrophes in your version, though.

  5. For a second it was difficult to tell which was the over-inflated bag of gas.  Somebody put that cat on a diet.

    1. My cat’s meeting with the uncanny valley:  The toy animals in my house mostly look like tigers or lions or dinosaurs, and the cats have normally thought of them as pillows for cats to sit on, not as animals.  But a couple of years ago we got a rescue cat who was about three years old, and one day there was a different tiger on the bed that was shaped more like a cat than a cartoon tiger, and he saw it and freaked out.  He pulled his ears back, looked really worried, and gradually snuck up to it.   It didn’t respond, and he sniffed it and didn’t smell a cat, and he poked it and it didn’t respond, and he gradually figured out it wasn’t a real cat so he didn’t have to worry about it, and by now it’s just another pillow for him to lie down on. 

      There’s also a toy cheetah that purrs (with the recorded purr of a real cheetah), and he likes to knead on that one and has burned through several sets of batteries), but he also kneads on pillows that are the right texture.

  6. “Let’s goad our cat into defending itself against what it clearly reads as a threat, then laugh maniacally at its confusion!
    oh my sides!”

    It’s usually wise to choose your battles. Why you chose this one is beyond me.

  7. Fast-ass cat, good job.

    As it walks away, you can hear it say “Now I’m gonna shit on yer pillows, damn Pinkies!”

  8. “Your helium-filled plastic bladder is no match for my carefully sharpened claws and (ahem) cat-like reflexes!”

  9. After a bad car accident, my wife brought me a stuffed animal of a red panda.  After I got home, I set it down and the darn thing tormented my real cat (I’m guessing it looked quite a bit like a raccoon to her).  She’d stare, hiss, keep her distance, etc.  One day she finally mauled it and felt like quite the victor.  Now she loves to charge it and play fight with it…now that she knows it doesn’t fight back.  It’s actually one of her favorite toys now and she’ll meow and beg for me to get it out for her to kill.

  10. Bert did adopt the head-low defensive posture initially, but he didn’t growl or put his ears back, so I’d say he was puzzled, but not frightened or upset. He gave the inflatable intruder fair warning with the hiss, but it kept coming- so the balloon asked for it, and Bert (admirably fast for such a big kitty) merely obliged.

  11. Don’t diss big cats, of the three sterilized of my four, Kalimba, the largest, is very agile and strong, and can climb and do anything any other cat. Btw big cats are common, specially operated cats. It’s not an “epidemic”, and normally needs atention only if the cat is morbidly obese, or into old age

  12. I hate pet videos that have the sound of the person filming LOLing not to mention calling her pet cat an a-hole. Just film it already and we’ll be the judge of it’s hilarity quotient.

    1. I’m pretty sure she was calling her boyfriend an asshole- otherwise a David Attenborough voice-over wouldn’t have been too much.

  13. The amusing thing is that the cat now overestimates his own slaying abilities.  If these people introduce a new cat into the house he’s going to be seriously confused when the intruder doesn’t pop on his first swipe.

    Also, I have five cats.  I want to see the reaction when I bring five balloon cats into the room…

  14. The only thing that could have made this better is if the cat had gotten a lungfull of helium and emitted  some munchkin-like victory meow.

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