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Acrobatic kitten helps out with the dirty laundry in cute clip [video]
Metro [UK] ^ | Thursday 17 Jan 2013

Posted on 01/19/2013 11:02:24 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

Doing the laundry is never the most fun task but having a little help does make the mundane a little easier to bear.

Like cleaning the bathroom and mowing the lawn, sorting out dirty washing can be a boring job for unwilling hands.

It doesn’t seem to be a troublesome chore for this cute kitten however who appears more than willing to help out his owner.

Leaping up from inside the laundry basket, the acrobatic feline grabs whatever is thrown its way in this adorable clip.

Smelly socks, t-shirts or even grubby underpants don’t appear to faze the moggy who takes it all in his stride.

The clip has racked up more than 30,000 hits on video-sharing website YouTube in just a matter of days and received thousands of likes.

‘Such an acrobatic beautiful kitty :-)’ wrote one impressed user.

The kitten is not the first feline internet star, last year a video of a cat sitting on a wall like a human became a hit online.

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


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
Video at source.

This is what happens when you cross a cat with a spring piston.

1 posted on 01/19/2013 11:02:35 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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2 posted on 01/19/2013 11:10:53 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Helpful cat is helpful.


5 posted on 01/19/2013 11:27:46 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Ah ha....now we know where all those missing socks go.:P


6 posted on 01/19/2013 11:32:02 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I wanted to get a kitten for my daughter on Christmas but my wife put the kibosh on it. Said wait till she is old enough.

err hrr? old enough for a kitten?

Seems it is against the law in Germany to declaw a cat.


7 posted on 01/19/2013 11:47:02 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Better safe than sorry.)
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8 posted on 01/19/2013 11:57:24 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I'm glad it's against the law in Germany to declaw a cat. Declawing consists of putting the cat's paw in a tourniquet, then chopping off the first segment of the toes in a mini guillotine. Put your own finger, up to the first joint, in a guillotine to model this. There can be fragments of nail left after the operation which will fester and cause pain. It affects the balance of the cat. And it can lead to arthritis later. It is a CRUEL and UNNECESSARY practice. You can train a cat as to what and what not to scratch. I've owned cats for 40 years and never had one declawed. They were trained what they were allowed to scratch, and supplied with appropriate things to sharpen their claws on, i.e. scratching posts, cardboard scratchers, etc.

I also took the time to learn the feline body language to judge when they wanted to be petted and when they wanted to be left alone. That is a big cause of scratching humans, especially with children. The cat has had enough and tries to give some hints as to that, but the kid won't stop. Or, the child pulls the cat's tail or pokes its eyes, etc. You can't let a child play unsupervised with a cat until you absolutely know that the child is responsible and not cruel. I would not recommend a small kitten for a child. A cat of at least a year who has been raised around kids is a safer bet.

I admit that I am a bit prejudiced toward Maine Coons, which are beautiful and known to be great with kids...LOL.

9 posted on 01/20/2013 12:20:58 AM PST by EinNYC
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10 posted on 01/20/2013 12:30:36 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: EinNYC

Thanks for your recommendation.


11 posted on 01/20/2013 1:00:36 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Better safe than sorry.)
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12 posted on 01/20/2013 1:27:06 AM PST by BunnySlippers (Yes, they have. Don't you read?I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I watched Cesar Millan tonight. He says he understand nothing about cats ... because they do not have a “pack mentality”. They are driven by their individuality.


13 posted on 01/20/2013 1:29:20 AM PST by BunnySlippers (Yes, they have. Don't you read?I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

Very true! Every one of my cats has a distinct personality.


14 posted on 01/20/2013 1:41:09 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

:o)

Thank you for overlooking my typos. It should have said:

He says he doesn’t understand anything about cats.


15 posted on 01/20/2013 1:46:38 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Slings and Arrows; BunnySlippers
Just AWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww


16 posted on 01/20/2013 2:09:47 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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17 posted on 01/20/2013 2:11:45 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition

They don’t look very shamed, do they?


18 posted on 01/20/2013 2:17:08 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Thanks for the ping. One of my two is teaching herself to open doors. She's getting pretty good.

The other one prefers laying by the fireplace.

19 posted on 01/20/2013 2:43:25 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum
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To: Slings and Arrows

Adorbs ...


20 posted on 01/20/2013 2:45:01 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Daffynition

AWWW!


21 posted on 01/20/2013 2:49:54 AM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: Focault's Pendulum

One of mine has learned how to open the medicine cabinet. Luckily, all he’s interested in are foam earplugs. (I don’t get it either.)


22 posted on 01/20/2013 2:53:02 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I often wondered why I got up so early, then I realized they demand to be fed at 5:00 AM. Right now they’re sleeping off breakfast.


23 posted on 01/20/2013 3:16:23 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum
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To: EinNYC

I’d never have my cat declawed even if I have been tempted many times.
When she was a small kitten she’d ambush me and climb my leg like a tree – leaving a blood trail. I broke her of it by snapping her ears. I tried to break her of clawing furniture, even using a squirt gun. She thought it was a game, dodging the water stream. When she claws me it’s when I sleep.
She just mean at times but she’s so sweet when she wants to be.


24 posted on 01/20/2013 4:38:32 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Slings and Arrows
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25 posted on 01/20/2013 5:08:28 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: R. Scott

This is part of the charm of cats. As they say, “Dogs have masters, cats have staff.” My 11 lb. Maine Coon is, at this moment, sitting on my keyboard tray. She is ticked off because for 15 seconds, I have been typing instead of petting her. She is making mild attempts to nip my knuckles into submission, but she knows that if she were to get more aggressive about demanding attention, she would be banished to the floor (oh the horror, to be 24 whole inches away from me!). I laugh at the remembrance of one early book written about the then-unknown Maine Coon. It stated that they are not lap cats. Ha! The two I’ve owned could have been named Velcro Cats. I am never out of their sight.


26 posted on 01/20/2013 8:30:33 AM PST by EinNYC
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Is this your latest babycat? Adorable!


27 posted on 01/20/2013 8:37:29 AM PST by EinNYC
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To: Slings and Arrows

Cool kitteh loves to play! Too cute, and thanks for the ping.


28 posted on 01/20/2013 8:46:51 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: EinNYC

She is about 7 now, still running things.

We found her in a ditch just before those pictures were taken


29 posted on 01/20/2013 9:00:13 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I am so glad that you found her and saved her! One of my cats is a rescue also. She and her 4 brothers were found at 1 week of age blindly trying to suck moisture out of the earth in someone's yard. Covered with fleas and ticks. Mom had apparently been run over or something like that, as cats are normally great and devoted moms. Fortunately, a kind person found them just in time and gave them over to an experienced orphan kitten raiser. Each of the woman's 5 teenage kids kept a kitten in their pocket, feeding it every 2 hours. They pulled 3 of the 5 through, including my stunning and brilliant tortie and white, Kefira.


30 posted on 01/20/2013 9:11:51 AM PST by EinNYC
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To: Slings and Arrows

So cute...


31 posted on 01/20/2013 9:30:21 AM PST by Fawn
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To: TheOldLady

My pleasure.


32 posted on 01/20/2013 9:32:33 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

My cat went through a phase where he liked Q-Tips.


33 posted on 01/20/2013 9:47:25 AM PST by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Kitteh’s got some serious vertical leap going...

Here’s a cute one I saw the other day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pF_Ohs4ZT0&playnext=1&list=PLE2CC3A354DB20F3B&feature=results_main


34 posted on 01/20/2013 9:59:31 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: Slings and Arrows

YAY For kittehs.

I’m loving looking at the beautiful kitties that have found forever homes. It’s wonderful.

Re:Declawing- my first cat I ever shared my life with came from the shelter declawed. I really never thought about it , since her back two paws were left intact.

When she died I adopted my present cat who is not declawed. One day I went to my mother’s house for lunch and she was upset to see scratches on my hands from kitty. Mom suggested I get the cat declawed. My vet was very sweet about it, sat me down and for about 15 minutes explained the procedure in GRAPHIC detail and drawings, and after that there was no way I would let that fur ball get it. Or any fuzz balls I might have in the future.


35 posted on 01/20/2013 10:34:08 AM PST by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder")
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To: Huntress

They do have their quirks.


36 posted on 01/20/2013 10:53:44 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Yardstick

Life imitates art:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ffwDYo00Q&list=PLE2CC3A354DB20F3B


37 posted on 01/20/2013 11:00:14 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Gefn

Glad you liked.


38 posted on 01/20/2013 11:03:19 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Our Stella secretly climbed into the clothes dryer once and actually did a few rotations before hubby realized something was wrong with the thumping noises coming from it. Luckily, he went to check and opened the door. Stella hurriedly, but wobbly, carefully exited out of the dryer. She still enjoys burrowing under the warm laundry when I toss it on the bed to begin folding. They're something, alright!
39 posted on 01/20/2013 1:18:30 PM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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40 posted on 01/20/2013 1:25:56 PM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: BunnySlippers

Awwwww... that is cute!

And of course I’m a little biased since one of my cats is a torbie.


41 posted on 01/20/2013 1:51:26 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: Slings and Arrows

How precious!


42 posted on 01/20/2013 2:56:37 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said “Aw.” so far.


43 posted on 01/20/2013 3:00:40 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: EinNYC

Aw, what a beauty. I had a cat that looked like her when i was growing up. She lived to be 17 years old and only two of those years we didn’t share a pillow, which were her last two years after I married and moved to an apartment that didn’t allow pets. She stayed with my Mom who pampered her.


44 posted on 01/20/2013 3:05:10 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: Focault's Pendulum
I often wondered why I got up so early, then I realized they demand to be fed at 5:00 AM.

I recently baby-sat for a friend's sweet little kitty, and the first night, she was standing on my chest, head-butting my chin at about 4:15am. My first thought was, "so this is why Pam said I should sleep with my door closed." So I got up to feed her, but her food bowl was still full. I walked back into the bedroom, and she was just sitting on my bed, meowing at me. Once I laid down, she got back on my chest, and just wanted to be petted for about 10 or 15 minutes. Nobody had informed me that 4:15am was "pet the kitty time." After 10 - 15 minutes, she just got up, settled herself between my legs, and went back to sleep.

Yes, she owned me...

Mark

45 posted on 01/20/2013 6:38:45 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: This I Wonder32460

She’s just a little 7 lb. scrap of fur and utter mischief (she’s on night maneuvers at this very moment, running some sort of ambush for the other cat, LOL), but I love every single fiber of her tiny self. She is the cutest, funniest, smartest little gal you could ever find, and imagine, she was just a feral kitten. Had someone not found her and her brothers, she would have died and ended up in a garbage can somewhere instead of filling my days with such joy. I’ve had several formerly feral kittens I raised up and they have been phenomenal pets.


46 posted on 01/20/2013 8:03:46 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

Yea, my cat is sometimes jealous of my laptop. When she wants attention she purrs and walks back and forth between me and the keyboard. At least now she doesn’t walk on the keys anymore.


47 posted on 01/21/2013 4:53:53 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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