A farewell felid

I take my leave with the latest Maru video, called “And the box becomes a part of Maru!?”

This is truly an enigmatic cat; who knows what drives him to enter boxes? Perhaps the same compulsion that drives Deepak Chopra to constantly mention the word “quantum”?

If I die, this will be my last post.

31 Comments

  1. keith cook or less
    Posted June 26, 2015 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Have a safe and ‘Happy’ trip. Goodbye for now.

  2. Diana MacPherson
    Posted June 26, 2015 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    Stop with dying you’re freaking us out!

    • Heather Hastie
      Posted June 26, 2015 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

      How many times has he said it now? I think I can remember at least six – it’s starting to get a bit freaky all right.

      All I can say is, it’s a good thing none of us is superstitious.!

      • Matt G
        Posted June 26, 2015 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

        Yes, it IS a good thing we’re not superstitious, knock on wood.

        • Posted June 26, 2015 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

          I’m not superstitious – it brings bad luck!

          • Dawn Oz
            Posted June 26, 2015 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

            Best retort vierotchka!

    • Rodrigo Küfner
      Posted June 27, 2015 at 8:12 am | Permalink

      On the other hand, if he does it on his every post until he really dies, we will forget about all the misses and deem him a prophet! Indeed, confirmation bias will immortalize him as the first atheist prophet in history!!

      So, maybe Jerry has a plan.

  3. merilee
    Posted June 26, 2015 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    Amen to Diana’s post!!

  4. Matt G
    Posted June 26, 2015 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    That’s true of EVERY post – it could be your last. And, of course, one of them WILL be your last….

  5. moleatthecounter
    Posted June 26, 2015 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    Travel well and safely sir!

  6. Markham Thomas
    Posted June 26, 2015 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    In the common on-line vernacular, when someone says they are going to quit, the proper response is….

    Can I haz your stuff?

    😉

  7. Randy Schenck
    Posted June 26, 2015 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    Just make sure the seat belts are on and the damn phone is off.

  8. Ken Phelps
    Posted June 26, 2015 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    May I suggest your next road trip be on our boat? We haven’t killed anyone yet, and the paranoia level vis the unexpected wrath of Yahweh as manifested by an intoxicated Walmart shopper in a clapped out K-car pretty much disappears up in Desolation Sound.

    • Posted June 26, 2015 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

      “the unexpected wrath of Yahweh as manifested by an intoxicated Walmart shopper in a clapped out K-car”

      That is so damn good that if I saw that sentence fragment in a bar, I’d buy it a really expensive drink.

  9. Posted June 26, 2015 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    The Maru Collection is the best of cat videos. No obnoxious or twee music, no stupid commentary by hoomanz with funny voices — just a sophisticated if obsessive kitteh.

    Bye-bye, PCC. Hasta la vista, Baby.

  10. SA Gould
    Posted June 26, 2015 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    JAC! Stop with all the ‘I might die on the road’ comments. Drive safely, the cats need you as their champion!

  11. rickflick
    Posted June 26, 2015 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    Death is only the cessation of conscious experience. What me worry?

  12. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted June 26, 2015 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    If there is a web-site-‘o-sphere in the great beyond, they will gain a terrific host. The rest of us down here can try a séance to find your url in the other plane.

  13. Posted June 26, 2015 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    There is no reason why you should die …. unless you choose to.

  14. tubby
    Posted June 26, 2015 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    It is like a hermit crab changing shells.

    Also, if you die who will feed your squirrels?

  15. Diane G.
    Posted June 26, 2015 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    Just when you think Maru can’t get any cuter…

  16. Posted June 26, 2015 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    Think nine lives, PCC. That’s why Hili hasn’t a care in the world, except for noms.

    • Posted June 27, 2015 at 4:31 am | Permalink

      Professor Ceiling Cat should have at least 99 lives. Enough with the dying already!!!

  17. Jeffery
    Posted June 26, 2015 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    Back in 1969, I and two friends were on the last leg of driving back from a spelunking convention in Pennsylvania to Illinois. They’d been driving all night and were exhausted, so they figured I could drive on my learner’s permit since we were now in Illinois, my home state. I took over the wheel of the guy’s brand-new Ford Bronco and started driving while they both slept. I did OK until I tried to pass a semi; it had been raining and the road was slick, I was an inexperienced driver and Broncos are notorious, with their short wheel bases, for going into skids. I went into a skid, panicked, hit the gas instead of the brake, and went off the road, through a ditch, up a hill, directly through a utility pole, shearing it off at the ground and slowed to a stop 50 feet into a cornfield. The only thing that saved us was that he had his spare tire mounted on the front; the impact with the pole bent its rim double. The friend leaned over my shoulder and turned off the ignition (I was frozen at the wheel), stuck his head out the window and yelled, “We’re alive! I’M ALIVE!” Come to find out that a gypsy fortune teller had told him he wouldn’t live to see his 30th birthday, which was in a week!

    • Matt G
      Posted June 26, 2015 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

      A spelunking convention in Pennsylvania to Illinois? That’s one loooooong cave!

      Good story, by the way!

    • Barbara Radcliffe
      Posted June 26, 2015 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

      Reminds me of the story of my, now late, friend Ian. After his wife died he fulfilled a long felt need to own a Rolls Royce, and bought a 1979 model (this was about 10 years ago).
      He was driving back from Adelaide to his farm near the border between South Australia and Victoria, when a bit east of Bordertown, he fell asleep at the wheel of his beloved Roller. His vehicle crossed the lane of oncoming traffic, passed between two trees of the row that lines the road, flew over a barbed wire fence, and landed in his neighbour’s wheat field. Ian was unscathed! He rang his daughter to come and tow him out of the field.
      Not so long after that he lost his driver’s licence!
      However he lived another 10 years, and we reminisced about this story at his recent wake after he’d died at age 85.

  18. Barbara Radcliffe
    Posted June 26, 2015 at 11:52 pm | Permalink

    as per, one’s last post, a truth that the medical profession doesn’t like to advertise, is that one recovers from all one’s illnesses, except the last!

  19. OFelix
    Posted June 27, 2015 at 3:31 am | Permalink

    Showing Maru taking off the box is like showing Arnold Schwarzenegger without his corset – terrible brand management.

  20. Posted June 27, 2015 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    Maru is simply into boxes. And it’s fascinating to watch. If I die, this will be my last comment*. It was a pleasure reading you all.

    *I don’t plan to nor do I think this unfortunate outcome is imminent.

    • Matt G
      Posted June 27, 2015 at 9:55 am | Permalink

      You are really tempting fate here….

  21. Posted June 27, 2015 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Alright, PCC! If you die, I am never going to email or comment directly to you ever again! (Please, don’t die!)


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