Maru’s sense of snow

Yesterday we saw one tabby’s first encounter with snow, and the video below apparently documents a similar experience of the World’s Most Famous Cat: the tubby, box-inhabiting Japanese tabby Maru:

Our boy seems to have put on some weight in the last year! Those of you who have followed Maru will be familiar with his blue raincoat and harness, the latter of which is never fastened to anything and appears to function much like Linus’s blanket.

A helpful post at BuzzFeed tells us what to watch for:

The important things about this video:

1. Maru’s little hoodie.
2. Maru when he’s standing up by the fence in his hoodie at 0:10 and totally looks like a little person.
3. A closer look at Maru’s little hoodie.
4. What does Maru think about when Maru thinks about snow?
5. Maru’s careful stepping.
6. At 1:37 when you can tell that Maru feels like he’s on a protected island and the snow is sharks.
7. Maru investigating a tiny snowman.
8. Remember when Maru was wearing a little hoodie?


  1. still learning
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    Great! You posted it…hoped you would.

  2. Walter
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Have you seen this Jerry? Some big, and boy I mean *big*, cats enjoying the snow

    • still learning
      Posted January 20, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

      Nice shot of his dental work!

  3. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 2:01 am | Permalink

    Maru seems remarkably cautious and tentative compared with Fletcher, which is odd considering Maru’s boldness in jamming himself with abandon into anything resembling a box.

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