Skip to comments.VIDEO: Man builds box tower as apology to cat
Posted on 09/12/2012 3:47:32 PM PDT by mom4kittys
"Rufus Tower" isn't your average internet cat video. Popular AV cat memes mostly fall into two categories: cats cutely doing something human, like playing the piano; or cats cutely being somewhere they shouldn't be, like on top of a Roomba. "Rufus Tower," shot by Australian commercial and music-video director Billy Browne, is different. It's about a cat feeling sad, and his owner trying to cheer him up by building him a large and complex tower of cardboard boxes to play in. The five-minute video, starring Browne and his beleaguered orange cat Rufus, is up to a half million YouTube page views as of this writing. It kicks off with an explanation from Browne about what led to this architectural marvel. Rufus had an ear infection; the treatment was ear drops, which Rufus hated, running away from Browne when Browne came home from work. Browne admits that Rufus has been hiding from him for two weeks now (we know the feeling, although with our sulking orange tabby, it was eye drops). Once the ear drops had run out, Browne came up with the cardboard-tower idea as a way of making it up to Rufus dozens of boxes, connected with packing tape. The video shows the tower as Browne builds it, and the sped-up footage includes a wary Rufus "supervising" while a somewhat mournful indie-rock tune plays. (It's from Browne's brother Ollie's band, Parallel Lions.) So is Rufus thrilled with his new play mansion? Well
we'll let you judge for yourselves. In the meantime, we're going to hoard some boxes and see if we can't rig up a kitty condo of our own.
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Cats are fer kickin’ and eatin’.
Just kidding! Cute video.
You have to see this!!! LOLOL
The purple, green and red tape set off my gaydar, not that there’s anything wrong with that....
If you explore aroud that YouTube site, you can find some other videos starring Rufus and Billy Browne. Plus, there is a trailer called Frank and Robot which claims that it is Billy Browne’s first acting role in a feature film — supposedly from Sundance. Rufus plays a cameo in it. Is it real, or is it a joke? It sounds like a fun film.
Good Daddy and it did.
Thanks, I didn’t know there were others. I will check it out.
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