The Nine Lives of Maru

Maru, everyone’s favorite boxaholic, turns nine years old May 24*, and his owner has created a retrospective on his fascinating life. From the time he was hatched from an oversized red blood cell, Maru has won hearts the world over. His life wasn’t always easy; he had, as you’ll see, a severe drinking problem. But it’s hard to deny that no cat has ever squeezed more out of life — by squeezingΒ into it.

Thanks to Andrew Y. and Julie H. *Which it already is in Japan.

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35 thoughts on “The Nine Lives of Maru

      • Duckie May 23, 2016 / 9:01 pm

        Yes I can. And don’t call me Shirley.

    • Catwhisperer May 23, 2016 / 9:12 pm

      Could somebody please clue me in? I don’t get what Airplane! has to do with Maru.

      • Not That Mike The Other Mike May 23, 2016 / 9:28 pm

        Sorry if I was cryptic. I was referring to Maru’s “drinking problem,” which he exhibits in the video around the 1:20 mark.

        • Mariana May 24, 2016 / 4:27 am

          not fair.. why you deprive us of making aeroplane puns?????

          Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit watching Maru videos

  1. Emmberrann May 23, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    I do love Maru! Happy Birthday! πŸ˜ΈπŸŽΆπŸŽ‚πŸ˜Š

  2. Andrew May 23, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    Hope you get your favorite – chicken for dinner >:3 <3 Maruuu <3

    • 6rabbits May 23, 2016 / 8:43 pm

      Hear! Hear! And many happy returns!😺

  3. dubravkamcvmd May 23, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    That was poetic. I love Maru. Happy Birthday!

  4. Starfish May 23, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    Hippo Birdie to His Royal Roundness! And many happy returns!

  5. Gigi_the cat lady May 23, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    Maru trying to climb into the cat shape scratch box was hilarious those plump little legs pumping madly.

    • Duckie May 23, 2016 / 9:03 pm

      For some reason, I thought that was a hippo, and I couldn’t stop laughing at the idea of a hippo eating Maru, and him struggling, trying ( for once) to get OUT of a container.

    • Not That Mike The Other Mike May 23, 2016 / 9:41 pm

      The funny part of that scene was that it would have been easier to enter from the other end. But try explaining that to Maru.

    • fkaWaldenPond May 23, 2016 / 9:50 pm

      The image smacked of something from Hermonius Bosche’s imagination. πŸ˜€ What a big goofy goofball. πŸ™‚ (and cheers to other people’s drinking problems)

    • Juno May 24, 2016 / 10:08 am

      Yes, the ‘legs pumping in mid-air’ is my favorite part. And I thought that thing was supposed to be a mouse?

  6. Marla May 23, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    Many more birthdays to maru and Hannah

  7. Faye May 23, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    Oversized red blood cell. Lol.

  8. Julie May 23, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    I love Maru.

  9. Circe May 23, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    Happy Birthday Maru! I love you!

  10. Dana May 23, 2016 / 10:11 pm

    Happy birthday Maru! You are the most adorable and wonderfully weird cat on the planet. 😻

  11. Debg May 23, 2016 / 11:53 pm

    Happy birthday, big guy! You and Hana and your mom make the world a brighter place.

    Seriously, Maru as a penguin?!!!!

  12. Mariana May 24, 2016 / 4:31 am

    Happy birthday to His Royal Roundness, Ruler of Boxes and our hearts!!

  13. beemoused May 24, 2016 / 7:03 am

    Happy Birthday to the King of the interwebs!

  14. Julia May 24, 2016 / 7:51 am

    @ 2:10- he reminds me of one of those clocks! πŸ˜€

  15. Juno May 24, 2016 / 9:48 am

    Life would be much duller without His Thickness.

    • Juno May 24, 2016 / 10:06 am

      Just watched it again. God, I love that cat. His tail, his belly, his big fat round head . . .

      • Amy May 24, 2016 / 11:08 am

        He is such lovable goof! I wish him many more happy, healthy years, especially to amuse us.

  16. AB May 24, 2016 / 11:05 am

    Love Hannah’s expressions! It’s like half the time she’s thinking, “I don’t know this guy!”

  17. em May 24, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    He is such a delightfully awkward cat! <3 I imagine he brings a lot of laughter for mugumogu!

    • Not That Mike The Other Mike May 24, 2016 / 1:10 pm

      And how lucky are we that mugumogu shares him with all of us! (BTW, it looks like you’re new here, so welcome! It’s great to see new people.)

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