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Is Maru the internet's most famous cat? Japanese moggie celebrates fifth birthday..
UK Daily Mail ^ | May 28, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 05/29/2012 8:51:21 AM PDT by C19fan

YouTube's favourite feline is back in business with a series of cute clips to celebrate his fifth birthday. Maru, the ever-mischievous moggy, appears in the latest online video poking his head through shopping bags, diving into boxes and cartwheeling behind a sliding door. Footage of the Japanese cat's antics has been viewed millions of times, and he now has more than 10,000 Facebook fans and 15,000 followers on Twitter.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cats; kittyping; maru
Big star on Animal Planet, hee hee.
1 posted on 05/29/2012 8:51:32 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan; Slings and Arrows

PING this one over to Slings and Arrows. :)=^..^=


2 posted on 05/29/2012 8:56:13 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: C19fan

Happy Birthday, Maru!


3 posted on 05/29/2012 9:10:01 AM PDT by Stegall Tx (Living off your tax dollars can be kinda fun, but not terribly profitable.)
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To: C19fan

I love Maru!


4 posted on 05/29/2012 9:11:22 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie
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To: C19fan

My favorite Maru vid is still the bag on the head as he casually strolls about the apartment.


5 posted on 05/29/2012 9:26:53 AM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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6 posted on 05/29/2012 9:28:53 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: C19fan

most cats will amuse with a simple shoe box


7 posted on 05/29/2012 9:33:23 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: windcliff

I was just showing the baby some Maru videos this weekend!


8 posted on 05/29/2012 9:33:32 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: C19fan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbiedguhyvM


9 posted on 05/29/2012 9:35:52 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: C19fan
MARULES!

Seriesly, download and watch the Maru youtubes for an hour or two of very smile-worthy entertainment.

10 posted on 05/29/2012 9:36:06 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: stylecouncilor

If she could care less about her own cats why would she care about Maru.


11 posted on 05/29/2012 9:56:36 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: Doogle

I watched Maru 8.
Thank you for posting. That was seriously funny.


12 posted on 05/29/2012 9:56:55 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End the racist, anti-capitalist Obama War On Freedom.)
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To: BuffaloJack

I think it brings them back to when they were kittens and the first couple of weeks, that’s all they knew...Mom and the cardboard box


13 posted on 05/29/2012 10:03:44 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Biggirl; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...

14 posted on 05/29/2012 10:17:08 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: C19fan

To me, the cutest part about Maru is the little black marking at his right nostril. It looks like he has a perpetual booger. ;o)


15 posted on 05/29/2012 10:55:28 AM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I love the little * on his nose.

HB Maru!


16 posted on 05/29/2012 10:58:09 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Tucker39; C19fan
LOL...It's an *

Lucky it doesn't make him cross-eyed!


17 posted on 05/29/2012 11:01:04 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: C19fan

Nothing more sad and pathetic than a de-clawed cat.


18 posted on 05/29/2012 11:53:43 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Doogle

I have three kittens (used to be four, will soon be two) who would rather play with the contents of the shoe box.

As for the changes in number of kittens referenced above, that’s because their new hoomins are taking delivery; the first one went to her new family yesterday.


19 posted on 05/29/2012 1:24:36 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (To criticize the government is to speak blasphemy against a liberal's god.)
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To: C19fan

I wuv Maru


20 posted on 05/29/2012 1:41:16 PM PDT by mom4kittys (See you in another life, brotha)
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To: C19fan

Goofy, but lovable, kitty...


21 posted on 05/29/2012 1:52:47 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Darksheare

I prefer the latter option...it esplaines so MUCH, Loocey!


22 posted on 05/29/2012 2:19:36 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Be yourself. Everyone else is taken!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I <3 Maru!

Fangs!


23 posted on 05/29/2012 2:20:43 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Be yourself. Everyone else is taken!)
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To: Monkey Face

Mew’re welcome.


24 posted on 05/29/2012 2:31:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Monkey Face

Great, now I have na Invader Zim quote stuck in my head.
“Chunk eat enemy!!!!”


25 posted on 05/29/2012 2:48:36 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Mew ROCK!


26 posted on 05/29/2012 3:03:02 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Be yourself. Everyone else is taken!)
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To: Monkey Face

Purrfect!


27 posted on 05/29/2012 3:36:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I mew, huh? :o]


28 posted on 05/29/2012 3:54:30 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Be yourself. Everyone else is taken!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I mew, huh? :o]


29 posted on 05/29/2012 3:54:43 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Be yourself. Everyone else is taken!)
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To: Daffynition
Speaking of flies, today I saw a spider directly without using a web, catch a fly about his same size, give the fly a choke hold with no option to tap out.

I've never seen this before and I'm no spring chicken. Or summer for that matter.

30 posted on 05/29/2012 6:16:22 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: C19fan

Is ‘moggie’ the inspiration for ‘muggles’?


31 posted on 05/29/2012 6:24:18 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: Jabba the Nutt
That's very cool. I've seen a jumping spider catch a moth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNVJokx4CAU&feature=related


32 posted on 05/29/2012 9:58:01 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Darksheare
Maru means "chubby" in Japanese. He certainly lives up to his name!

CC

33 posted on 05/30/2012 3:57:15 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Q: how did you find America? A: turn left at Greenland)
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To: Celtic Conservative

He’s a cute cat too.
I captioned another image of him where’s he is denying mailing an annoying chld to some distant location.


34 posted on 05/30/2012 5:25:26 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: C19fan; Slings and Arrows

I can’t beLIEVE I’ve waited this long to check out the “Maru” phenom. That’s adorable! My faves: the dive-and-slide in the cereal box, and the large-cat-small-box figurine. My Mom’s gonna flip when I send her the links. Thanks for posting about the little guy.


35 posted on 05/30/2012 7:25:31 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Titan Magroyne

The Japanese are SO far ahead of us in cute kitty videos.


36 posted on 05/30/2012 10:54:25 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: C19fan

I love that kitty! He is such character!.... much more active than the caticus sleepus oncouchus variety that occupies my house!


37 posted on 05/31/2012 8:32:33 AM PDT by Newton (If Obama is the answer it's probably a stupid question.)
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