Category Archives: Maru

Maru plays the drums

It’s hard to believe that Maru, the tubby Scottish fold who lives in Japan, has been on the Internet for eleven years. So be it: he’s probably the world’s most popular cat, and here he plays the drums with his tail. How cool is that? And notice that, like a good jazz drummer, Maru often hits […]

Finally, a box too small for Maru!

Let us end the work week, as we often do, with a cat—this time a prominent one. Maru is of course Japan’s most famous cat, and perhaps the most famous Internet cat in the world. His forte is entering small boxes, and he’s able to get into very tiny ones. But at last, after many […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

It’s Hump Day—Wednesday, November 30, 2016, and the last day of the month. It’s National Mousse Day, and they’re not talking about hair products. In South Africa it’s also Regina Mundi Day, commemorating a Soweto church that was a focus of anti-apartheid activity. On this day in 1872, the very first international football match took place in Glasgow […]

二つの同じ箱とまる。Two same boxes and Maru.

What a cruel thing Maru’s owner, mugumogu, has done to him! As we all know, Maru loves to climb into Too Small Boxes, even when he can’t even fit in them. But what happens when he’s forced to choose between TWO Too Small Boxes? Does he choose the smallest one? You won’t believe what he […]

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.