Don’t Go in There! Don’t Go in There!

We think cats are strange for not wanting to get into the shower, but here’s one cat who can give you a really good reason to be scared, after watching Alfred Hitchcock’sย Psycho. (Yeah, this is probably staged, but who cares?)

A boy’s best friend is his submitter, Elizabeth G. (via BoingBoing)

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58 thoughts on “Don’t Go in There! Don’t Go in There!

  1. Faye September 15, 2016 / 3:51 pm

    That’s how I look watching my weight go up!

    I love cat eyes. Zero to dilated killer pupils in one nano second. My own cat scares me sometimes.

    • Juno September 15, 2016 / 4:03 pm

      We all go a little mad sometimes, don’t you think?

      • Faye September 15, 2016 / 8:45 pm


  2. Juno September 15, 2016 / 4:03 pm

    That scene won’t scare anyone out of the shower–but you sure as hell won’t go into the “fruit cellar” ever again!

  3. dubravkamcvmd September 15, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    That is fabulous!

  4. JenDeyan September 15, 2016 / 4:30 pm

    I love this video just for the cat loafing.

    • Alice Shortcake September 17, 2016 / 7:30 am

      Me too! It’s not every day you see a high-speed cat loaf like that.

  5. Murray C. September 15, 2016 / 4:33 pm

    How wonderfully orchestrated this is- it’s perfect. Adorable pusswam, too.

  6. tara September 15, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    The whiskers! The whiskers at full attention!
    Oh that’s my favorite kitty feature.
    Don’t really care what’s going on in this video – just enjoyed it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Great way to start my evening….

  7. sumomermaid September 15, 2016 / 4:45 pm

    Totally High-larious!

    • Murray C. September 15, 2016 / 8:48 pm

      Sumo, I had a dear friend who always said “high-larious” and it made me think of her and miss her. Nice. Thanks.

      ps hope it was ok to use the familiar form of your name!?

      • sumomermaid September 16, 2016 / 10:09 am

        Call me anything – except late for dinner (breakfast, lunch, snacks, et al).

    • Kar September 16, 2016 / 10:05 pm

      My dear, sweet Nana said High-Larious. Still miss her and it’s been fifteen years.

  8. April September 15, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    I’d love to see this kitty’s reaction while watching Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds”๐Ÿ˜ธ

    • debg September 15, 2016 / 4:51 pm


      This was a wonderful video–beautiful McKittersons, eye dilation, and whisker action. What’s not to love.

    • allein ๐Ÿพ September 15, 2016 / 7:48 pm

      I’m glad you mentioned birds because I had a bird encounter today and I can’t wait for the weekend open thread to share! (I was gonna post it anyway but at least you gave me a semi-legitimate place to put it. ๐Ÿ˜› )

      So I went to the park after work and walked two laps around the animal enclosure (in which there is still at least one little spotted baby Bambi — most of them have lost their spots by now — which made me happy enough, but the birdies!). As I walked around the back side I was gaining on a man and his son (maybe around 10) ahead of me, and I noticed the boy had a white bird riding on his hand. But then I heard some whistling that sounded like it was coming from the dad. As I caught up to them I saw he was holding a stick with two other birds riding on it. So I slowed down and we chatted for a few minutes.

      There was a green Amazon parrot, who kept whistling at me when the guy tried to get him to say “hello”; finally after 4 or 5 tries he said it. But, hey, I’ll take a wolf whistle from a parrot, too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The other one on the stick was a Sun Conure who was such a pretty shade of golden yellow. And the white one with the boy was a Cockatoo (or a Cockatiel? He wasn’t very big) named Frankie. And the guy said Frankie was friendly and told the kid to let him say hi…and he climbed on my hand, stayed there for a few seconds, then walked up my arm to my shoulder. The dad said he’d go for my earbuds, so I pulled them out, and he pulled the bird off my shoulder and put him back on my hand…and he promptly climbed right back up my arm and walked across the back of my neck. Such a cool, weird feeling, little bird feet.

      I never held a bird before. I smiled all the way home. ๐Ÿ™‚

      ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿฆ

      On topic: that is one whackadoodle kitty!

      • Gigi the cat lady September 15, 2016 / 8:20 pm

        What a great experience. My sister in law has a love bird parrot and when I go visit he will perch on my shoulder or my head and walks around. I’m always a little afraid because he sometimes bites, not hard but still.

        • sumomermaid September 16, 2016 / 12:06 pm

          Guess I’d more more afraid of poop-on-the-head syndrome.

          • allein ๐Ÿพ September 16, 2016 / 12:27 pm

            I’ll admit that crossed my mind when he was on my shoulder.

            • Murray C. September 16, 2016 / 1:07 pm

              I have a tale to tell about that but maybe on the week-end thread.๐Ÿ˜

      • Faye September 15, 2016 / 8:48 pm

        Oh my. Two guys out with three birds. What a wonderful experience.

      • Murray C. September 15, 2016 / 8:50 pm

        Very sweet, Allein. Interspecies snorgeling at its best.

      • fkaWaldenPond September 15, 2016 / 9:13 pm

        ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Patty September 15, 2016 / 11:13 pm

        Big white bird, Cockatoo. Tiels are smaller gray birds. They both have that head feather thing that goes up and looks mohawkish.

        • allein ๐ŸŒผ September 15, 2016 / 11:24 pm

          My googling seems to say ‘tiels can be white, too. He seemed too small to be a ‘too (unless he was just young?). He was white with some pale yellow. Trying to find a link but my Internet is being cranky and it’s past my bedtime. ‘Night, all.

      • Dubravkamcvmd September 15, 2016 / 11:29 pm

        I envy you your experience.!

  9. Tara September 15, 2016 / 5:37 pm

    I’ve just watched this now for the third time because it is so darn cute and now I wish it was on a big screen in 3D. Especially the part near the beginning where Kitty plonks down closer to the camera and the whiskers are totally ready for action. I could be dodging the whiskers!

  10. Sarah Richardson September 15, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    In my head I like to say Psycho in French: Puh-see-ko.

    • Murray C. September 15, 2016 / 8:51 pm


    • fkaWaldenPond September 15, 2016 / 9:57 pm

      I’m not smart enough to get this but if I did, I bet it is funny.

      • fkaWaldenPond September 15, 2016 / 11:43 pm

        Hahhahhahaaahaahhahhahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, lolloolollll’s oh my goodness, you are smooth Ms. Richardson. ๐Ÿ˜€ (And thank you all, for cluing me in.)

      • allein ๐Ÿพ September 15, 2016 / 10:59 pm

        Thank you! I was looking for that and couldn’t find it!

      • Murray C. September 15, 2016 / 11:10 pm

        Omg, so darned cute!!!

      • Patty September 15, 2016 / 11:15 pm

        Imagine how old that kid is now. Bet he doesn’t know the commentroversy he caused at the old ranch.

        • Murray C. September 15, 2016 / 11:22 pm

          Curiosity is getting the better of me as I ponder how this cute video could be the source of controversy๐Ÿ˜ฎ

          • allein ๐ŸŒผ September 15, 2016 / 11:26 pm

            I believe it had to do with some people’s contention that baby humans did not belong on CO.

            • Murray C. September 16, 2016 / 12:23 am

              I don’t think I’ll go there. However, I have to say that humans are animals, too. Thanks for satisfying my curiosity, Mike.๐Ÿ˜Œ

            • Doug September 16, 2016 / 7:57 am

              People .. It wasn’t Mike .. it was that Other one !!

              This one ends up taking the blame .. hehe

              • allein ๐Ÿพ September 16, 2016 / 8:32 am

                That was Meg!

            • Dubravkamcvmd September 16, 2016 / 11:01 am

              Do you all remember the kitten in the blender commentroversy? That was a lollapalooza! Meg ended up apologizing people were so relentless.

                • Dubravkamcvmd September 17, 2016 / 9:10 am

                  Oh no! I’m sorry I brought it up. I was astonished at the time at people’s reactions. It was some sort of mass hysteria. This kind of reaction seems to have become quite common on the interwebs

              • fkaWaldenPond September 16, 2016 / 11:18 am

                I’m already giggling and I don’t even know the blender commentroversy… and since it was Mike’s fault NOW I need to know! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Please share! ๐Ÿ˜€ Mind you, if that is preferred water under the bridge, I can try and source it out myself.

                • Not That Mike The Other Mike September 16, 2016 / 11:38 am

                  I can’t find the photo that I used (but I can find similar photos; apparently, this has been done more than once), but it was a kitten standing in a blender with the blades removed. If my memory is correct, it was in the pool of submitted and found photos that Meg created for the writers to use.

                  And so I took a shot at it, and I must have sensed that it would be trouble, because my caption was simply “You didn’t see this, it was never here. Move along.”

                  Needless to say, readers did NOT move along. In spite of the plain lack of danger to the kitten due to the missing blades, readers went nuts and flamed us so strongly that Meg took down the post.

                  • fkaWaldenPond September 16, 2016 / 9:24 pm

                    Kitten smoothie?! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I would chug that down unlike FAKE chocolate mint ice cream!

                    • fkaWaldenPond September 16, 2016 / 9:32 pm

                      Not exactly blending into its surroundings. Shhhhh, might whip up controversy.

                    • allein ๐Ÿพ September 16, 2016 / 9:36 pm

                      Now I want a smoothie…no cat hair, though.

                    • Faye September 16, 2016 / 11:29 pm


        • Dubravkamcvmd September 15, 2016 / 11:31 pm

          OMG the pasickie commentroversy! That was a LONG time ago.

  11. Duckie ๐Ÿฅ September 15, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    I have never seen a cat go from crouching to loafing that fast. Is that normal?

    • Gigi the cat lady September 16, 2016 / 8:31 am

      Normal? What is normal for a cat? Cat normal is something that our poor human brain can not comprehend. ๐Ÿ˜ผ

    • JenDeyan September 16, 2016 / 8:50 am

      It’s normal for most kitties I know. Kitties can seem so lazy you wouldn’t think they could get up and go that fast but yeah. From crouching to loafing to ZOOM! in the blink of an eye. I think cats have got to be the most agile animal on planet earth.

      • catslave September 16, 2016 / 11:29 am

        Monkeys in trees are pretty darned agile! Wish I could move around in trees like they do, but it’s been more than 2 million years since I’ve been able to do that.

        • Faye September 16, 2016 / 11:25 pm


  12. Kar September 16, 2016 / 10:07 pm

    I would be more than happy to hold this kitty safe if they’re scared.

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