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(Some Guy)   The best video of a cat asking for help you will see all day   (frogsoda.com) divider line 44
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2011-02-16 10:15:40 AM  
who says cat herding is hard?
 
2011-02-16 10:18:17 AM  
I'm not generally a fan of cat videos, but this got a lol out of me.
 
2011-02-16 10:21:35 AM  
I don't think this is what the Caturday tag is for
 
2011-02-16 10:27:50 AM  
anyone who owns a cat knows pointing at any object or in any direction, no matter how interesting, has absolutely no effect at all. it will look at your hand then look at you and expect you to do more.
 
2011-02-16 10:28:53 AM  
Okay, there is now ONE documented case IN THE WORLD of a cat following directions ;)
 
2011-02-16 11:01:03 AM  
SpinStopper
Okay, there is now ONE documented case IN THE WORLD of a cat following directions ;)

As an owner of cats it will probably be the last documented case.
 
2011-02-16 11:01:33 AM  
Nice.
 
2011-02-16 11:10:15 AM  
I always give fake directions to cats when they ask me. I like the thought of the lost little kitty out there searching in vain for his buddies, only to realize that he has been duped.
 
2011-02-16 11:13:07 AM  
Cute.

i wonder if the cat was "following" or just (more likely) moving away from the scary human.
 
2011-02-16 11:16:19 AM  
Blocked at work. Mirror?
 
2011-02-16 11:25:50 AM  

munchy: SpinStopper
Okay, there is now ONE documented case IN THE WORLD of a cat following directions ;)

As an owner of cats it will probably be the last documented case.


Good thing my cats think they are dogs. they will come running when called, follow orders, play fetch etc.
 
2011-02-16 11:45:25 AM  
Watched the vid twice, I don't get it at all. What's the punchline?
 
2011-02-16 11:48:32 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Watched the vid twice, I don't get it at all. What's the punchline?


Snape killed Dumbledore ;)
 
2011-02-16 11:57:55 AM  

SpinStopper: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Watched the vid twice, I don't get it at all. What's the punchline?

Snape killed Dumbledore ;)


Vader is Luke's Father
 
2011-02-16 12:00:20 PM  

theenglish: anyone who owns a cat knows pointing at any object or in any direction, no matter how interesting, has absolutely no effect at all. it will look at your hand then look at you and expect you to do more.


Our cats are all trained that pointing means "Go over there".

Cats, BTW, are easier to train than dogs - between 3 and 15 weeks you can teach a cat pretty much anything, after which, however, their brains "cross over" and instead of maintaining the domestic tendencies, they revert to being feral.

African servals are the exception: they're smarter than a German shepherd, can launch up to 15' in a straight line, jump 4' in the air and can (somewhat) mimic human voice.

They're also FIERCELY (you think akitas and malamutes are bad? Hoo boy...) defensive. Got a baby you just brought home? Prepare to face possibly-lethal scrutiny if you come within ten feet of the kid.

/Servals are better known by their Americanized name of 'Attack Cat'.
 
2011-02-16 12:02:02 PM  

Jarrell86: SpinStopper: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Watched the vid twice, I don't get it at all. What's the punchline?

Snape killed Dumbledore ;)

Vader is Luke's Father


Soylent Green is people.
 
2011-02-16 12:12:13 PM  

Jedekai: between 3 and 15 weeks you can teach a cat pretty much anything


My kitten did my algebra homework all through junior high.
 
2011-02-16 12:17:15 PM  

gimpel: Jarrell86: SpinStopper: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Watched the vid twice, I don't get it at all. What's the punchline?

Snape killed Dumbledore ;)

Vader is Luke's Father

Soylent Green is people.


Rosebud is Superman's secret identity.
 
2011-02-16 12:19:19 PM  
That was great.
 
2011-02-16 12:19:52 PM  

Tillmaster: gimpel: Jarrell86: SpinStopper: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Watched the vid twice, I don't get it at all. What's the punchline?

Snape killed Dumbledore ;)

Vader is Luke's Father

Soylent Green is people.

Rosebud is Superman's secret identity.


Great, I guess there's no point in watching Superman now. Thanks for ruining it.
 
2011-02-16 12:22:49 PM  

Tillmaster: gimpel: Jarrell86: SpinStopper: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Watched the vid twice, I don't get it at all. What's the punchline?

Snape killed Dumbledore ;)

Vader is Luke's Father

Soylent Green is people.

Rosebud is Superman's secret identity.


The Titanic sinks and everyone on board creates a new under water civilization.
 
2011-02-16 12:26:41 PM  

INeedAName: Tillmaster: gimpel: Jarrell86: SpinStopper: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Watched the vid twice, I don't get it at all. What's the punchline?

Snape killed Dumbledore ;)

Vader is Luke's Father

Soylent Green is people.

Rosebud is Superman's secret identity.

The Titanic sinks and everyone on board creates a new under water civilization.


Jar Jar Binks becomes the Emperor
 
2011-02-16 12:29:00 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Watched the vid twice, I don't get it at all. What's the punchline?


That all cat videos get greened on Fark no matter how lame.
 
2011-02-16 12:46:53 PM  

h2oincfs: Blocked at work. Mirror?


i second this request.
 
2011-02-16 12:52:49 PM  

SpinStopper: Okay, there is now ONE documented case IN THE WORLD of a cat following directions ;)


We have this cat, Jiggy. He's all black, save for a tiny white spot on his chest. He has a slightly docked tail. He was wild, and "knocked" on our door about 8 years ago asking for help. He had a shattered right hip, and walked with that leg held up. The vet told us that he figured someone had taken a hammer to his hip.

We could hardly afford it back then, but we got him fixed up. He truly adopted us as his...well, I tell my wife that he doesn't consider himself our "pet." More like...friends. Friends that he's been crashing with for almost a decade now.

The thing of it is...he understands English.

See, about four years ago we got a pair of short-hair tuxedo kitties, brothers and littermates. My wife is very protective over them. All four cats are indoor-outdoor cats, they have a cat door, etc. But on certain nights, my wife likes to lock them in.

One night, a thunderstorm (or something) came up, and my wife wanted to lock them in around 8. We couldn't find Woody, one of the tuxedo twins. Kidding, my wife said to Jiggy, "Go get your brother."

Jiggy TORE ASS out the cat door and was gone for about five minutes. Five minutes later, a harassed-looking Woody came in. His tail was a tad poofed, and he kept glancing over his shoulder. Ten seconds after that, Jiggy came back and started purring and winding his way between my wife's legs.

Variations on this have happened about a dozen times. Jiggy knows other cats' names, (Luna, Woody, Jakie,) and knows which one we're talking about. Luna is a female, and a brown/black short hair tabby. We've asked him to "find the girl cat" and he goes to Luna. We've asked him to "find Woody's brother" and he goes and gets Jake.

We've told him to "go get your brothers" when all three of the other cats are outside, and he'll go get JUST Woody and Jake, ignoring Luna.

We've demonstrated this for the neighbors, and everyone agrees that it's spooky and weird as hell.
 
2011-02-16 01:31:27 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Watched the vid twice, I don't get it at all. What's the punchline?


Your mother is a whore.
 
2011-02-16 01:37:44 PM  

INeedAName: Tillmaster: gimpel: Jarrell86: SpinStopper: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Watched the vid twice, I don't get it at all. What's the punchline?

Snape killed Dumbledore ;)

Vader is Luke's Father

Soylent Green is people.

Rosebud is Superman's secret identity.

The Titanic sinks and everyone on board creates a new under water civilization.


Its a cookbook
 
2011-02-16 01:46:37 PM  

tonguedepressor: INeedAName: Tillmaster: gimpel: Jarrell86: SpinStopper: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Watched the vid twice, I don't get it at all. What's the punchline?

Snape killed Dumbledore ;)

Vader is Luke's Father

Soylent Green is people.

Rosebud is Superman's secret identity.

The Titanic sinks and everyone on board creates a new under water civilization.

Its a cookbook


Tyler Durden is actually Keyser Soze.
 
2011-02-16 01:50:56 PM  
Frodo kills Gandalf
 
2011-02-16 01:58:37 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Watched the vid twice, I don't get it at all. What's the punchline?


"Bad Wolf" is a message from Rose in godmode.
 
2011-02-16 01:59:23 PM  

BKITU: tonguedepressor: INeedAName: Tillmaster: gimpel: Jarrell86: SpinStopper: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Watched the vid twice, I don't get it at all. What's the punchline?

Snape killed Dumbledore ;)

Vader is Luke's Father

Soylent Green is people.

Rosebud is Superman's secret identity.

The Titanic sinks and everyone on board creates a new under water civilization.

Its a cookbook

Tyler Durden is actually Keyser Soze.


Soylent Cola is people. Taste varies from person to person.
 
2011-02-16 02:23:58 PM  

dramboxf: SpinStopper: Okay, there is now ONE documented case IN THE WORLD of a cat following directions ;)

We have this cat, Jiggy. He's all black, save for a tiny white spot on his chest. He has a slightly docked tail. He was wild, and "knocked" on our door about 8 years ago asking for help. He had a shattered right hip, and walked with that leg held up. The vet told us that he figured someone had taken a hammer to his hip.

We could hardly afford it back then, but we got him fixed up. He truly adopted us as his...well, I tell my wife that he doesn't consider himself our "pet." More like...friends. Friends that he's been crashing with for almost a decade now.

The thing of it is...he understands English.

See, about four years ago we got a pair of short-hair tuxedo kitties, brothers and littermates. My wife is very protective over them. All four cats are indoor-outdoor cats, they have a cat door, etc. But on certain nights, my wife likes to lock them in.

One night, a thunderstorm (or something) came up, and my wife wanted to lock them in around 8. We couldn't find Woody, one of the tuxedo twins. Kidding, my wife said to Jiggy, "Go get your brother."

Jiggy TORE ASS out the cat door and was gone for about five minutes. Five minutes later, a harassed-looking Woody came in. His tail was a tad poofed, and he kept glancing over his shoulder. Ten seconds after that, Jiggy came back and started purring and winding his way between my wife's legs.

Variations on this have happened about a dozen times. Jiggy knows other cats' names, (Luna, Woody, Jakie,) and knows which one we're talking about. Luna is a female, and a brown/black short hair tabby. We've asked him to "find the girl cat" and he goes to Luna. We've asked him to "find Woody's brother" and he goes and gets Jake.

We've told him to "go get your brothers" when all three of the other cats are outside, and he'll go get JUST Woody and Jake, ignoring Luna.

We've demonstrated this for the neighbors, and everyone agrees that it's spooky and weird as hell.


You named your black cat jiggy. Awesome.

I miss my cats. My whore of an ex-wife got them and then gave them away to she could move in with her boyfriend.

I couldn't take them because my schedule was unpredictable. :(
 
2011-02-16 03:15:04 PM  

Falcon Hunter: BKITU: tonguedepressor: INeedAName: Tillmaster: gimpel: Jarrell86: SpinStopper: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Watched the vid twice, I don't get it at all. What's the punchline?

Snape killed Dumbledore ;)

Vader is Luke's Father

Soylent Green is people.

Rosebud is Superman's secret identity.

The Titanic sinks and everyone on board creates a new under water civilization.

Its a cookbook

Tyler Durden is actually Keyser Soze.

Soylent Cola is people. Taste varies from person to person.


Bruce Willis is really dead, but at least he has a machine gun, ho ho ho.
 
2011-02-16 03:17:38 PM  

INeedAName: The Titanic sinks and everyone on board creates a new under water civilization.


Wasn't there a sci-fi story based on this? Good hell, I seem remember reading a book or watching a movie like that eons ago, but my age-addled brain can't recall the name of it now...
 
2011-02-16 03:49:44 PM  

Theaetetus: Falcon Hunter: BKITU: tonguedepressor: INeedAName: Tillmaster: gimpel: Jarrell86: SpinStopper: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Watched the vid twice, I don't get it at all. What's the punchline?

Snape killed Dumbledore ;)

Vader is Luke's Father

Soylent Green is people.

Rosebud is Superman's secret identity.

The Titanic sinks and everyone on board creates a new under water civilization.

Its a cookbook

Tyler Durden is actually Keyser Soze.

Soylent Cola is people. Taste varies from person to person.

Bruce Willis is really dead, but at least he has a machine gun, ho ho ho.


Helen Keller gets the drum set she always wanted.
 
2011-02-16 04:10:32 PM  

Jedekai: Cats, BTW, are easier to train than dogs - between 3 and 15 weeks you can teach a cat pretty much anything, after which, however, their brains "cross over" and instead of maintaining the domestic tendencies, they revert to being feral.


It seems nobody trained my cat between age 3 and 10 weeks...
 
2011-02-16 05:51:51 PM  
I love this video!

/useless comment is useless
 
2011-02-16 07:53:14 PM  
I think this is one of those videos only weird cat people enjoy.
 
2011-02-16 09:05:35 PM  
Cats do not respond to pointing. The ONLY animal that does is a dog. This is discussed at length in the documentary 'decoding dogs.' They stated that this is one of the many things dogs did to learn how to coexist with people for the evolutionary benefits.

Maybe you trained a cat to do it, but as a 3 cat owner I would be surprised. But what do I know, I like smelling paint.
 
2011-02-16 11:04:45 PM  

jbar19: Cats do not respond to pointing. The ONLY animal that does is a dog. This is discussed at length in the documentary 'decoding dogs.' They stated that this is one of the many things dogs did to learn how to coexist with people for the evolutionary benefits.

Maybe you trained a cat to do it, but as a 3 cat owner I would be surprised. But what do I know, I like smelling paint.


I hunt with my cat most evenings and he totally understands when I point, as long as I do it with a throwing motion--he knows I'm not throwing anything, just to look where the throw would have landed.
 
2011-02-16 11:59:38 PM  
The only thing my cat asks me is for a blanket or to scoot over and give her more room in HER bed.
 
2011-02-17 07:18:37 AM  

theenglish: anyone who owns a cat knows pointing at any object or in any direction, no matter how interesting, has absolutely no effect at all. it will look at your hand then look at you and expect you to do more.


I must respectfully disagree. My cat knows I'm trying to tell her that she should focus her attention over "there" but she doesn't give a shiat about that. She loves me too much.

What is interesting to you may not be interesting to your cat. Your cat may be stupid, but it's not that stupid.

I never understood this until I got a cat. Cats understand a lot, but they have a "fark-you, I don't care what you think" attitude that makes stupid people think they are stupid.

Also, they are all insane.
 
2011-02-17 08:51:36 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Theaetetus: Falcon Hunter: BKITU: tonguedepressor: INeedAName: Tillmaster: gimpel: Jarrell86: SpinStopper: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Watched the vid twice, I don't get it at all. What's the punchline?

Snape killed Dumbledore ;)

Vader is Luke's Father

Soylent Green is people.

Rosebud is Superman's secret identity.

The Titanic sinks and everyone on board creates a new under water civilization.

Its a cookbook

Tyler Durden is actually Keyser Soze.

Soylent Cola is people. Taste varies from person to person.

Bruce Willis is really dead, but at least he has a machine gun, ho ho ho.

Helen Keller gets the drum set she always wanted.


Dewey defeats Truman.
 
2011-02-19 12:37:55 AM  
Cats listen to words, not pointing.
The guy probably said "they went that way".
If I pointed at the kitchen, my cat would ignore me.
If I said, "there is food in the kitchen" the cat would go in the kitchen.
 
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