Caturday felid double-header: first snow and dunking

What happens when a cat who has never seen snow suddenly encounters it?  See for yourself in a video that went up just yesterday. There are cryptic notes on YouTube:

After being sent home from work the first thing I did on getting home was to check outside the back door to see if there were any cat paw prints. There weren’t, so I thought I’d introduce Fletcher to the snow and film the results..

And here’s a dunking cat who surely belongs in the NBA (for those overseas, that’s the National Basketball Association):

h/t SGM, Su


  1. gravelinspector
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 4:57 am | Permalink

    That is one quite confused cat. (The first snow one.)

  2. moleatthecounter
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 6:30 am | Permalink

    “Eeek! Where has the floor gone?! It was here yesterday…!”

  3. still learning
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    A neighbor’s cat would put his face in the snow and push. We called it “noseplowing”. He’d pile up snow for several feet in all directions.

    The bball kitteh is certainly agile, but some of those landings: Ouch!

    • abrotherhoodofman
      Posted January 19, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

      Landing shmanding… I cant haz Laker contract if I cant handle the alley-oop pass!

  4. Jim Jones
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Seen this cat?

  5. Posted January 19, 2013 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    Stonyground says:

    I came across a video of Tim Minchin singing a song called ‘The You Tube Lament’. I can’t provide a link because it will automatically embed and get me into trouble. Anyway, the gist of the song is that no matter how clever his lyrics, tunes and musicianship is, when it comes to getting hits on you tube, he just can’t compete with cute kitties.

  6. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Look at the height that cat is getting from a standing start! Amazing! (And obviously cats benefit from being much smaller and lighter than we are when it comes to landings and bouncing off things).

    As far as snow goes, we don’t have it here (in Auckland). Nearest reliable snow is Mt Ruapehu 200 miles south. We went there for a ski trip once and one of us was a 20-year-old guy who’d never seen real snow (he obviously had seen it many times on TV). But he was just like that cat – he was just amazed and fascinated by the real thing. He spent the whole weekend just – playing – with it.

  7. still learning
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    Oh! I just checked Cute Overload and there’s a new video of Maru tiptoeing through the snow. Needless to say, he Does Not Like It.

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