If only all cats were like Bobo. . .

It’s Felid Friday (just a one-off), and here, courtesy of Matthew Cobb, is Bobo:

Bobo and his pal Nikita have a Facebook page. 

22 Comments

  1. Diana MacPherson
    Posted October 3, 2014 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    He doesn’t even mind it when the vacuum suction pulls his skin!

  2. Posted October 3, 2014 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Different poses, different attachments. Dyson should make Bobo their spokescat.

  3. NewEnglandBob
    Posted October 3, 2014 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Great video, but it has an annoying hum.

    • Posted October 3, 2014 at 10:24 am | Permalink

      My (ex)sister-in-law used to vacuum her cat all over and the cat loved it. On the other hand, it was a white long-haired cat. (Somehow, until then, I didn’t know that a lot of white cats are deaf.)

      • friendlypig
        Posted October 4, 2014 at 3:50 am | Permalink

        Pardon?

  4. H.H.
    Posted October 3, 2014 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    Here is a cat who could give Bobo a run for his money.

  5. Posted October 3, 2014 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    A fitting name for this laid-back but stolid cat:

    “The word bobo, Brooks’ most famously coined term, is an abbreviated form of the words bourgeois and bohemian, suggesting a fusion of two distinct social classes (the counter-cultural, hedonistic and artistic bohemian, and the white collar, capitalist bourgeois)”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobos_in_Paradise

  6. jeffran
    Posted October 3, 2014 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    They’re obviously using a vacuum with “a proper amount of suction”. (say the quoted part with a posh British accent please)

  7. Kevin
    Posted October 3, 2014 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    Our family cat was like that, Señorita Cacahuete. Vacuum friendly cats are awesome and I suspect rare.

  8. Posted October 3, 2014 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    That’s too funny.

  9. Posted October 3, 2014 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    Somehow, I don’t think Baihu would go for that….

    b&

  10. Posted October 3, 2014 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    Cool. My labrador retrievers would let me vacuum their fur like that. I think it felt a little like a massage.

  11. Mark Russell
    Posted October 3, 2014 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    My new kitten, Knope, hates even the small hand vac I sometimes use. If the large vacuum cleaner comes out, she is immediately behind the couch.

  12. Barry Lyons
    Posted October 3, 2014 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Love this cat!

    I recently cat sat, and I would take a jagged-edge coaster made out of cork and stroke the cat’s belly in a downward motion with the rounded (jagged) edge of the coaster. Same response: front legs up in the air, reacting blissfully.

  13. Bill the Cat
    Posted October 3, 2014 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    Certain death would await any who tried this with any of my critters.

  14. eric
    Posted October 3, 2014 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    My cousin had a cat who loved the dustbuster, but that’s the only cat I personally know of who would tolerate anythnig like this. For every other cat I’ve known, the cat would basically run from the room before you’d ever get near it.

    I don’t think its the sensation that most of them dislike, so much as the noise. Come up with a silent one, and I bet lots of cats would like it.

    • klf
      Posted October 3, 2014 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

      Agreed!

  15. Posted October 3, 2014 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    My Shaq would tolerate it but my aunt’s old cat loved to have its tail go up the hose!
    Current cat Freddie disappears like a shot as soon as he hears the vacuum brought out of the laundry room.

  16. Posted October 3, 2014 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    🐾

  17. Posted October 3, 2014 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    Can’t believe how he lets his paws be done, especially the back ones!!

  18. darrelle
    Posted October 3, 2014 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    I’ve known two cats that loved to be vacuumed like this. One, my mother’s cat Mr. Tibbs, was an all white deaf cat. The other, my cat Ender, was an ruddy Abyssinian with perfectly good hearing.

  19. Barb
    Posted October 3, 2014 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    I wish I could do that. My cats run away when they see the vacuum!


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