Caturday felid: kitten vs. baby monkey

The squee quotient of this video is very high, although there’s a dog who, predictably, fails to comprehend what’s going on.

h/t: Michael

10 Comments

  1. daveau
    Posted April 7, 2012 at 5:15 am | Permalink

    I understand the name Darwin for the kitteh, but Alley-cat is a strange name for a monkeh.

  2. Posted April 7, 2012 at 5:32 am | Permalink

    OK – very cute & has left me with a grin on my face :-) & I like what it says about socialization between species (to give it an academic wash…)

  3. Marella
    Posted April 7, 2012 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    So cute, I wish I had a tail, I wish I was descended from monkeys and not apes, I want a tail.

  4. rmw
    Posted April 7, 2012 at 5:45 am | Permalink

    Most squee-worthy.

  5. Grania Spingies
    Posted April 7, 2012 at 6:02 am | Permalink

    They are very cute.

    But those monkeys are very capable of killing kittehs as they get older, and unfortunately they also become less like pets and more like hostile ferals as they get older too.
    Even of they remain relatively domesticated their bites are immensely strong, and I’m not sure that they realise that they need to keep it gentle around the Cat.

    Hopefully these owners will supervise play and put a stop to it when it gets too rough.

  6. 8bit
    Posted April 7, 2012 at 6:32 am | Permalink

    Very squee worthy, but I think you’re wrong about the dog failing to comprehend. I have a cat and two dogs and the play dynamics are different between each pair. The pup and the cat (about the same size) play together in a similar way to the cat/monkey. The older (and larger) dog and the pup play differently. It looks more like this dog, where the larger dog stands back inquisitively and postured in a friendly way and let’s the smaller dog make the advances. I think the dog in the video is similarly aware of its size advantage and is not going to initiate so as to not be interpreted as the aggressor.

    • joe piecuch
      Posted April 7, 2012 at 7:38 am | Permalink

      ha ha! i saw it as the dog comprehending that he is neither nimble nor quick enough to participate, and accordingly chose instead to enjoy the show.

    • Tim
      Posted April 7, 2012 at 10:33 am | Permalink

      No such explanations will do any good. It’s like I said.

  7. Michael Fisher
    Posted April 7, 2012 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    According to the uploader, MaxBilbow:

    The Cat is called “Alley-cat” and the monkey is called “Darwin”

    Darwin was discarded by his mother and has taken one of the managers of The Nile River Camp, in Bujagali, Uganda, as his surrogate father.

    They are both under a year old”

    There’s also a Part II & an indoor rematch Part III

    I would say it’s a draw.

  8. Paul G
    Posted April 7, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    He knows what’s going on.


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