Catty

by Marinka on September 13, 2011

Yesterday, after I posted about my dispute with Kristine about waterboarding cats (long story short: I believe that the U.S. Constitutional prohibition against cruel and inhuman treatment applies to Feline Americans, Kristine does not),  I got a little nervous.

I mean, what if everyone responded with “of course cats have to be bathed! What are you, some kind of a crazy neglectful cat hater?! Next thing you’ll tell us is that you don’t wax your cats”?

I wanted to prepare myself for this, so I googled it.

Which led to a host of other problems:

do cats

Look, we’re all adults here.  Which is why I find it hard to understand why I bothered clicking on the “do cats fart” link.  (Short, and according to Yahoo, best answer: Yes. Yes, they do, but not a lot because they are small. As to why, apparently the reason is “same reason that you do, asshole.”  Yes, the war on science is working out really well for America.)

I’m saving the rest  of the searches for a rainy day, so please, no spoilers!  I wonder if they have belly buttons? I’d probably know this if I ever bothered bathing Nicki.

 

 

 

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Ilana
Twitter:
September 13, 2011 at 2:07 am

Is “asshole” used to be informative or to be an asshole?

I have no idea why but I just typed in “how can i” and the first thing that came up is “how can i keep from singing”.

I feel better about America already.

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Beth September 13, 2011 at 2:18 am

The idea of cats having belly buttons just blows my mind. I kinda wish I was at my parents house so I could go bother my cats and try and figure out if they have them or not. Google-don’t fail me now.

Spoiler free reaction to google response: Interesting.

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Sarah Mac September 13, 2011 at 3:30 am

I could probably do a whole series of ‘do cats’ based on my daughters kitten Bear (of little brain) but I’m pretty sure none of the things he does would apply to any other cat.

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Nona
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September 13, 2011 at 6:47 am

I want Sarah Mac to start a blog about her kitten.

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awesome dude September 13, 2011 at 7:56 am

I personally observed umbilical stumps in several kittens about 58 years ago.

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Becky
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September 13, 2011 at 8:02 am

Imagine what you would get if you googled “Do bloggers….”

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Lynn MacDonald (All Fooked Up)
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September 13, 2011 at 8:06 am

…. and now i know. I can certainly always count on you for information that i never wanted to know.

Thanks Marinka!

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eevie September 13, 2011 at 8:35 am

Do android cats dream of electric sheep?

Google that one next, okay.

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Alexandra
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September 13, 2011 at 8:38 am

Do NOT google black holes.

That’s my pearl of wisdom for today.

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Allispin September 13, 2011 at 8:47 am

when we first got our kitten Ziggy (no longer much of a kitten), he used to fart all the time! it was pretty bad for a few months but thankfully he grew out of the habit. I’ll have to check for a belly button when I get home….

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Kristine
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September 13, 2011 at 9:44 am

My cat farts on me all the time.

THAT’S WHY WE BATHE HER.

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Tonya September 14, 2011 at 11:56 am

My husband farts all the time but bathing doesn’t seem to help him. Maybe he’s doing it wrong?

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dusty earth mother September 13, 2011 at 11:07 am

DO cats have belly buttons? Now I’m intrigued.

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Kristen
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September 13, 2011 at 11:21 am

More importantly, since cats give birth to like, 17 kittens at a time, do they have 17 belly buttons????

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Anthony from CharismaticKid
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September 13, 2011 at 11:33 am

I live with two cats against my own will and it is the worst thing I’ve ever done.

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Anna Nonamus
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September 13, 2011 at 12:07 pm

My cats let out the typical Silent but Deadly ones. Spouse tries to blame his on the cats, but no dice- they don’t make long drawn out loud ones, with a smile on their little cat faces.

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Marta
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September 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm

I’ve always wanted to know if cats cry, maybe when you waterboard them?

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A Mommy in the City
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September 13, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Will there be a follow up post on the belly button question or do I need to google myself? 😉

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magpie September 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Down, down, down. There was nothing else to do, so Alice soon began talking again. Dinah’ll miss me very much to-night, I should think!’ (Dinah was the cat.) `I hope they’ll remember her saucer of milk at tea-time. Dinah my dear! I wish you were down here with me! There are no mice in the air, I’m afraid, but you might catch a bat, and that’s very like a mouse, you know. But do cats eat bats, I wonder?’ And here Alice began to get rather sleepy, and went on saying to herself, in a dreamy sort of way, `Do cats eat bats? Do cats eat bats?’ and sometimes, `Do bats eat cats?’ for, you see, as she couldn’t answer either question, it didn’t much matter which way she put it. She felt that she was dozing off, and had just begun to dream that she was walking hand in hand with Dinah, and saying to her very earnestly, `Now, Dinah, tell me the truth: did you ever eat a bat?’ when suddenly, thump! thump! down she came upon a heap of sticks and dry leaves, and the fall was over.

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Lady Jennie September 13, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Cats don’t need baths. That’s why they lick themselves.

Of course I’m not fond of cats so I’m not the expert.

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Loukia September 13, 2011 at 11:46 pm

OMG the belly button question… is making me kind of feel sick… I have a thing with belly buttons… as in a I hate them sort of thing… ew.

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Peajaye
Twitter:
September 14, 2011 at 1:03 am

It’s September in New York, a beautiful time of year in one of the most exciting cities in the world, with your adorable children… and you’re in your apartment, googling “cat farts.”

I’m worried.

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Polish Mama on the Prairie
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September 14, 2011 at 12:14 pm

To just end it, I will spoil it for you and say that yes, cats have belly buttons. All mammals do, that’s where the umbilical cord was. Very excited now to go check out your cats belly button to see if it has belly button lint, now, aren’t you?

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Julie McGuire
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September 14, 2011 at 5:22 pm

This just confirms why I don’t own a cat.

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Bridget September 14, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Cats have rotten assholes. They are also assholes. It’s why I both love and hate them.

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the mama bird diaries
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September 15, 2011 at 9:02 pm

What kind of moron is googling “do cats eat mice?”

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