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What is this cat planning? Watch and find out…
We’ve all seen many of the youtube greats featuring cats, but what about some of their lesser-known but still hilarious counterparts? I’ve scoured youtube and found some videos I thought were absolutely hilarious and needed a nod. You may have seen one or two of these before but I can say that I hadn’t! Man, I needed a laugh, and these vids deliver!
This crazy makes taking the stairs fun and easy:
The adorable kittens watch figure-skating MST3K style, and can’t get enough of the skater’s performance!
This siamese underestimates exactly how far he needs to jump (don’t worry!! He was only a few feet from the ground!):
“Cat. In a bag.” My cat Pickles the Drummer does this EVERY time we bring home groceries. She gets into the first empty Wal-Mart bag she sees and waits for someone to pick her up in it. It cracks me up how expectant the cat is to be carried around!
Marbles just loves the snow!
This kitten gets a piece of tissue paper loosely tied to his tail–all he knows is he needs to catch it! This made me giggle, especially when his siblings get in on the mix:
“This book celebrates our well-intentioned but sometimes misguided affection and shines a light on the wonderfully awkward side of pet ownership.” – Awkward Family Pet Photos by Mike Bender and Doug Chernack
As anyone who has tried to gather parents, siblings, extended family, and daughters and sons for a photo knows, there is almost always something awkward about a group photo—especially a professional one. From wacky outfits that seem like a good idea at the time, to unwilling and pouty participants for a pose, almost all of us can pull out a photo and cringe with a smile about how awkward it seems looking back. These photos are too wonderful not to share and ask, “What were we thinking?!”
“What were we thinking,” indeed.
Pets add a whole new flavor of awkwardness to the mix. We love our pets (especially our cats), and want to capture them as an adored member of the family. We’re willing to endure the battle of getting them to pose to catch that perfect moment in time where everyone’s together. As Mike Bender and Doug Chernack mention in their introduction to the book, our love and desire for pets to be included as part of the family photo can sometimes be charmingly misguided.
Back in February, I featured some of my absolute favorite cat photos from AwkwardFamilyPetPhotos.com, and when Three Rivers Press contacted us about reviewng the new book, we were more than happy to oblige.
The book is divided into chapters based on types of portriats and types of pets. Of course, I speedily jumped to the Cats chapter (with an introduction contributed by Karen of mousebreath.com!), but the chapters on Farm Animals, Exoctic Animals, and especially the Awkward Pets chapter were equally rewarding in hilarity. The Awkward Pets Chapter catches pets at their most awkward moments, with not a care in the world for the camera lens.
One of the best aspects of the book is when a photo is coupled with a “Behind the Awkwardness” tale, where the photo contributor explains the story behind the photo. A favorite of mine is a photo of a little boy named Alex dressed in a cat costume on all fours beside his tabby cat. The now-older Alex in the photo explains, “Believe it or not, it wasn’t even Halloween—this was my every day wear.” Definitely reminds me of myself as a child! The stories behind the awkward photos and the sense of humor contributors have about them make the photos especially relatable.
Another one of the fun aspects of the book are the Tales from Veterinarians peppered throughout. As a frequent vet visitor with many silly questions about my cats’ behaviors, I always wonder how many strange stories they have to share about pet owners like myself. I especially loved a vet’s tale about a vest she received as a gift from a client which spiked her allergies—just wait until you read why!
This book is a treasure for pet owners and non-pet owners alike. For pet owners, we can see a bit ourselves in each photo and smile, and for non-pet owners, they get a silly, good-natured window into our world, where the pets are certainly a part of the family! And we do love them very much, especially for sharing in our awkwardness. As Mike Bender and Dough Chernack put it,
“Perhaps their most loving gesture of all is allowing us to be awkward. And for that, we are very grateful.”
You can purchase the book at AwkwardFamilyPetPhotos.com and on Amazon, but for one of our lucky readers, Three Rivers Press has provided us a book to give away! To be entered in the giveaway for this wonderfully funny book, just comment on this post by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, November 13th. The winner will be announced Monday, November 14th!
Though Pixelcat was never wild about Hello Kitty, I definitely went through a HUGE HK phase in my youth, and I still have a certain fondness for her! And we love anything that combines Star Wars with cats, so I had to post these tats when I found them!
I am especially digging the Hello Kitty Stromtrooper!
This weekend, I went to Talladega in Alabama for the NASCAR race. It was a FANTASTIC weekend, especially because my favorite driver, Clint Bowyer, WON!! Not only was it my first Chase race (the races in the “Chase” determine championship contenders), but my first race that Clint Bowyer actually won. It was awesome!
While we were there, we went to this wonderful Japanese restaurant called Yume in Oxford. In front of the restaurant, they had two GIANT Maneki Neko statues, and what kind of MCL contributor would I be if I didn’t get a photo op?!
I’m not a very tall person, but this Giant Maneki Neko was nearly as tall as I am! Too cool!
Kids say the darnedest things, sometimes, and over at comedy website SomethingAwful, forum users decided to ask kids about certain topics, and then draw what the kids told them. (Content warning: while the link I proivde here is Safe For Work, other areas of the comedy site contain crass and explicit humor, use caution if you browse outside of the Ask Kids Questions article!)
User Part Of Everything started them off. One of the creatures she asked her friend’s 3-year-old twins for some facts about were Jaguars, and she drew some doodles to match what the kids said, verbatim. I got a big kick out of the drawings, and I know you all will, too!
That is ALL we need to know about Jaguars, according to 3-year-olds, haha!