25 thoughts on “The Cat on the Flying Trapeze

  1. dubravkamcvmd September 10, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    WOW! What an intrepid pussycat! What determination! And courage! Inspirational!

    • Juno September 12, 2016 / 9:30 am

      I was thinking along the same lines. He approaches the swing the same way he approaches small boxes–just that same placid determination. He always keeps trying, and he always succeeds in the end. I should be more like Maru!

  2. Faye September 10, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    At one point Maru was doing a more than passable Chacha. I also loved the careful consideration before the first try.

  3. Murray C. September 10, 2016 / 12:17 pm

    Maru is the BEST! I love how he studies the situation making sure it’s secure and able to deal with his avoirdupois. I love the stompy feet as he practices his moves – and how TOTALLY BLASÉ he is at the end!!! What a cat. And having a swing inside your house is pretty cool, too.

    • Starfish September 10, 2016 / 4:51 pm

      I like how he looks up. Like he’s asking “Wait, what’s this supposed to be hanging from?”

  4. allein 🐾 September 10, 2016 / 12:19 pm
    • Murray C. September 10, 2016 / 12:56 pm

      You are our direct line to all things “Maru &Hana”, Andrew, and we deeply appreciate your efforts.

      • Andrew September 10, 2016 / 1:33 pm

        Thanks so much :3

  5. jerzowa September 10, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    What a smart cat Maru is! 😻❤

  6. Smartypants September 10, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    I love watching him figure it out – so smart! He’s a cat scientist.

  7. Gigi the cat lady September 10, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    My head still hurts and I guess my mood as not improved much because all I could think of as I watch the video was ; Why the he** does she have a swing in the living room?

    I think I’ll go back to bed and start again tomorrow.

    • allein 🐾 September 10, 2016 / 3:07 pm

      Doesn’t everybody have a swing in their living room?

      Do you think she has a closet crammed full of cat toys that she just rotates so they always have something different to play with? How much of her income goes toward cat toys? Or do the makers of said toys send her free stuff so they will be seen on her channel?

      • Smartypants September 10, 2016 / 3:28 pm

        Allein, I bet it’s the latter – it’s the only way I can explain the shaved-ice-machine video 😀 (hint – cats only like shaved ice if you garnish it with kibbles…)

        • allein 🐾 September 10, 2016 / 4:00 pm

          I hadn’t seen that one! My poor little Stars would be utterly traumatized if I did that to her.

        • Murray C. September 10, 2016 / 5:07 pm

          The Shaved Ice Machine Video??? A little more info, please?

          • allein 🐾 September 10, 2016 / 5:09 pm
            • Murray C. September 10, 2016 / 5:20 pm

              Ooooo, fish flavored snow cones. I’d love one of those machines but in a less “carnie” style, a sleeker, more Art Deco look.

    • Laura September 10, 2016 / 3:27 pm

      I had a friend growing up whose family had a swing in their living room. But alas, they didn’t have a smart kitty like Maru to use it. He is so thoughtful, considering the best way to get up on it, and then sitting there so nonchalantly! What a cat!

  8. Murray C. September 10, 2016 / 5:13 pm

    Not sure what’s happening, but no matter whose post I try to reply to it only says “Leave a Reply to Allein” – what gives Allein, have you taken over in some dastardly plot that’s been brewing all this time???😳

    • allein 🐾 September 10, 2016 / 5:24 pm

      um…I don’t think so…

      • Murray C. September 10, 2016 / 5:28 pm

        Not sure why – maybe because the ice machine video was downloading in the meantime??? A mystery.

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