Happy Birthday, Maru

Ten years ago today, the worldย got a little stranger. That stranger’s name was Maru, and as he grew from precocious kitten to eccentric adult, Maru squeezed into containers of every shape and size — and into the hearts of millions. Enjoy now this look back at ten claustrophilic years, sent in by Daniel C., Murray C., Dana D., and last but not least Andrew Y., who also notes that Maru’s blog isย full of posts today with pictures of Maru’s early life.

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14 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Maru

  1. Gigi the cat lady May 24, 2017 / 8:11 am

    The one thing that hasn’t changed in the last 10 years, Maru’s tail. It had a mind of it’s own even when he was a kitten. LOL!!

    Happy birthday Maru!

  2. Dubravkamcvmd May 24, 2017 / 8:30 am

    Happy Birthday, Maru! The video is a Cornucopia of Cuteness!

  3. Dana May 24, 2017 / 8:37 am

    Happy Birthday, Maru!! Thank you for 10 wonderfully weird and adorable years! ๐Ÿ˜ป

  4. allein ๐Ÿพ May 24, 2017 / 8:53 am

    Happy Birthday, Maru
    Happy Birthday, Maru
    Happy Birthday, dear Maru
    Happy Birthday, Maru

  5. tara May 24, 2017 / 9:23 am

    Happy Birthday oh Round One! You are so adorable. Thanks to your hooman for sharing you with us! (And thanks to all the other hoomans who made sure NTMTOM knew it was your birthday).

  6. Andrew May 24, 2017 / 9:47 am

    <3<3<3 Happy birthday Maruuu <3<3<3
    Hope you get spoiled even more than usual ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Doug May 24, 2017 / 9:53 am

    Happy Birthday Big “M”…

    May you have meowy-meowy more !!

  8. Alice Shortcake May 24, 2017 / 11:03 am

    From obscure kitten to internet legend…happy birthday, Maru!

  9. debg May 24, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    Happy birthday, darling cat! You make the world a happier and weirder place.

  10. Tagathax May 24, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    We talk about His Roundness a lot but I just realized we could call him His Softness as well. Maru is so deliciously fluffy and soft-looking! Also, the epitome of “I don’t CARE if I fits, I sits!” Happy birthday!

    • Dana May 24, 2017 / 5:39 pm

      Awwww. “His Softness”! He is a gentle giant.

      And, does anyone else think Maru’s front paws look like marshmallows?

      • Smartypants May 24, 2017 / 5:53 pm

        Yes, that’s a great comparison. So fluffy and clean!

  11. Smartypants May 24, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    Happy Birthday, your Roundness!

    (Does anyone else think his birthday hats look like some sort of ear bra’s? Can’t unsee!).

  12. EAG46 May 24, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    I hope Maru enjoyed his birthday with his human, Hana, and World Print Cow.

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