We Need to Talk, Maru

Look, it’s not that I’mย unsympathetic. You want to fit in the same boxes from when you were a kitten, I want to fit into my prom tuxedo. I get it. But time moves on, and we all get floofier. We can’t squeeze into the past anymore, and the sooner you accept that, the sooner you’ll…

Oh, for pete’s sake, that box is even smaller than the last one! And it doesn’t even have a bottom! You’re just wearing a corset at this point, you’re not fooling anyone. Let it go, man.

Thanks as always to Andrew Y. for keeping tabs on Maru for us.

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33 thoughts on “We Need to Talk, Maru

  1. April May 7, 2016 / 1:57 pm

    Gosh, words just can’t adequately express how much I love that cat!๐Ÿ˜ป

    • Andrew May 7, 2016 / 2:09 pm

      Ditto <3<3<3 Maruuu

  2. Elaine C Williamson May 7, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    Once on CO he tried to get in a box that was not even large enough for his feet. Makes you wonder about his depth perception. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. allein May 7, 2016 / 2:09 pm

    Hey, corsets are in these days, aren’t they?

  4. Marla May 7, 2016 / 2:14 pm

    Never give up maru

  5. Faye May 7, 2016 / 2:38 pm

    Angry tail. Beautiful tail. I love when his girth exceeds the box and just spills up over and out.

    Cat Brain: my flop was intentional and elegant.

  6. Gigi_the cat lady May 7, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    Too bad the sound cuts out before we get to hear his meow at the end.

  7. Mal May 7, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    How old is Maru now? He must be about 10, right? He has maintained his focus, integrity, and consistency with real dedication all these years.

    • allein May 7, 2016 / 2:57 pm

      According to wikipedia, he was born “May 24, 2007 (age 8).” Well, almost 9. Happy almost birthday to Maru!

      • Julie May 7, 2016 / 6:48 pm

        Maru is on Wikipedia! I just read it and I think it is HILARIOUS how seriously the entry reads. We are talking about a cat.

        • allein May 7, 2016 / 7:25 pm

          I know! I think my favorite part is:

          Other name(s) ใพใ‚‹, lit. ’round’

          I also love that there are 18 citations for an article about a cat.

  8. Smartypants May 7, 2016 / 3:43 pm

    Oh gosh, I LOL’ed so hard at the second one when his feet started peeping out the bottom. I love Maru.

    Up next in the series: “Maru & Shot Glass” and “Maru & Thimble”

    • Starfish May 7, 2016 / 5:08 pm

      Just to make it more challenging, he’s gonna do those off a diving board.

      • Faye May 7, 2016 / 5:55 pm


      • allein May 7, 2016 / 5:59 pm

        I googled cat diving into a box, hoping for a cute cartoon, and everything on the first page was Maru videos.

        • Faye May 7, 2016 / 8:09 pm

          As it should be.

          • allein May 7, 2016 / 8:45 pm

            But of course!

      • Smartypants May 7, 2016 / 8:39 pm

        Yup – I can totally see him wearing a swim cap with ear holes. ๐Ÿ˜€

        • allein May 7, 2016 / 8:43 pm

          You know I had to google cats in swim caps.

          And there’s a Maru swim cap!

          • Smartypants May 8, 2016 / 7:10 am

            The Sphynx cat in the 3-piece looks weirdly chic.

            • Faye May 8, 2016 / 7:55 am


  9. Recherche May 7, 2016 / 5:38 pm

    Hey corsets are surprisingly comfortable!

  10. Dana May 7, 2016 / 7:12 pm

    Hilarious! Love Maru!

    “…and we all get floofier.” Thanks for the laugh and for making me feel better. ๐Ÿ˜ธ

  11. inge May 8, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    Love you, love all commenters, love Maru (not necessarily in that order)

  12. Debg May 8, 2016 / 1:52 pm

    Mmmf mfmfmfmph why doesn’t this fit?

    Such an adorable goofball.

  13. 6rabbits May 8, 2016 / 7:22 pm

    I was waiting to see the girdle part, but totally did not expect the fall! LOL๐Ÿ˜‚ and then he’s just so _chill_ about it. “Well, there ya go, doubters–I’m in! Ha!” (And did I actually see him give a brief stink eye to his human?)

  14. Clairdelune May 9, 2016 / 5:13 am

    If Maru were more relaxed, he would be catatonic. in Box 3, I love the way he looks like “Hey, I wanted to do this all along!” The only sign that he may be upset by the box failure to accommodate his girth is the accelerating swish of his chubby tail. ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Clairdelune May 9, 2016 / 5:16 am

    f Maru were more relaxed, he would be catatonic. in Box 3, I love the way he looks like โ€œHey, I wanted to do this all along!โ€ The only sign that he may be upset by the failure of the box to accommodate his girth is the accelerating swish of his chubby tail. ๐Ÿ˜€

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