That Maru Sure Can Hold His Liquor

For Maru’s birthday, mugumogu gave him a bottle of beer — stuffed, of course, but perhaps filled with a certain substance kitties crave, because he won’t let go. Maybe our favorite boxaholic needs another kind of intervention as well. More photos of the celebration on Maru’s redesigned blog.

What a lovable lush, Andrew Y.

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23 thoughts on “That Maru Sure Can Hold His Liquor

  1. Duckie June 8, 2016 / 11:07 am

    I want a wine bottle holder shaped like Maru.

    • allein June 8, 2016 / 11:10 am

      This one looks a tad like Hana…

  2. allein June 8, 2016 / 11:07 am

    The blog post says “Matatabi is in this toy.” A quick google suggests that Matatabi refers to Actinidia polygama, also known as “cat powder,” which elicits a similar response to catnip in cats.

    Hana says it “tastes of adult.” 😀

    • Amy June 8, 2016 / 11:37 am

      I heard an Eddie Izzard sketch in my head from that comment! (“So my choice is ‘..or Death’?”)

      • allein June 8, 2016 / 11:43 am

        I prefer cake.

      • Murray C. June 8, 2016 / 11:47 pm

        Thank you for this – I love Eddie Izzard and don’t hear enough of him.

        • debg June 9, 2016 / 3:03 pm

          He’s the funniest man in the universe and my secret boyfriend.

          • Murray C. June 9, 2016 / 6:20 pm

            Ooooh, introduce him to us – get him to subscribe to NTMTOM!😛

  3. Duckie June 8, 2016 / 11:13 am

    Catnip wine. Hmmm…

    • Murray C. June 9, 2016 / 6:21 pm

      very come-hitherish.

  4. margaret June 8, 2016 / 12:21 pm

    Love the translations “drunk on the toy of beer”!

    • hilz June 8, 2016 / 2:47 pm

      That was my favorite too!! And wow, I don’t think I’ve ever seen Maru move so much! Also, it was my first time seeing any glimpse of human in their videos, so many firsts!

      • Murray C. June 9, 2016 / 6:22 pm

        me, too. Tho’ I’m more likely to say the toy of wine.

  5. Gigi_the cat lady June 8, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    “drunk on the toy of beer” is me this Saturday at the International Beer Festival here in Montreal. LOL!

  6. Clairdelune June 8, 2016 / 3:18 pm

    LOL!!! I love His Rotundity – those huge, round white paws make me want to squeeze them, and that large expanse of floofy belly just begs for a rub. I have never seen Maru so energetic! Hana is enjoying the “bottle” also, My kitty has a toy banana that elicits a similar response – but not as energetic as that of Maru and Hana. Maybe Japanese “cat powder” has more punch – err… “beer”. 😀

  7. Emmberrann June 8, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    Fresh catnip (or equivalent)….lof eeet. When my late Mr. Picky got a brand new catnip toy, he would not let it out of his sight. He’d chew it and drool on it and love it until it wasn’t new smelling anymore. I bet Maru and Hana do the same thing.

    • Murray C. June 9, 2016 / 6:23 pm

      There’s a certain place in my garden that our cat spends time – a catnip bush. Very popular.

  8. debg June 8, 2016 / 5:39 pm

    Hana tried to open the bottle with her teeth–like a REAL man (er, cat).

  9. allein June 8, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    perhaps filled with a certain substance kitties crave


  10. Janky Toes June 9, 2016 / 2:09 am

    Bored with this kitteh. Won’t watch any Maru video any more.

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