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Jun 19, 2007

Early Adopter

I can hear them better this way too.

[touches paw to head, cranking Led Zeppelin]


I'll take two pink ones, Romeo the cat and sender-inner Ferdinand S.

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 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 09:10 AM

What's with the RSS feed? It's stuck in June 16 (Picnic Lonsche). Waah, I want my updates! ;(

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 09:12 AM

The cat looks like he's thinking: "This loser better take his iPods and Shuffle off!"


Denita TwoDragons
 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 09:17 AM

That cat is thinking "Yeah, dude, you are so dead."

Martha in Washington
 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 09:17 AM

Dude, that cat is PISSED. I've seen that face before and it resulted in scratches! Eep!

Nice Christine
 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 09:19 AM

Seriously. Why would you post this? That person actually had to clip something to the poor cat's EARS. It's not like it's even one of those dog outfits that clips to their fur. This is clipped to EARS. Not cool. VERY not cool.

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 09:27 AM

Oh yeah, that owner best be sleeping with one eye open for the considerable future...

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 09:29 AM

Heheh. Now playing:

Green Shuffle: Cat Scratch Fever - Nugent
Blue Shuffle: Katmandu - Cat Stevens

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 09:31 AM

Nah, he's just mad about having to listen to Led Zepplins. He's more into Debussy, I ken tell.

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 09:32 AM

That is not a happy cat.

Tina Rhea
 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 09:36 AM

OMG! when I was a child I wore my gran's clip-on earrings for dress-up. I didn't realize until just now how horrifying the whole experience was. Why didn't someone call social services and get me removed from my home? Dad actually took photos of me like that! How VERY not cool. I don't think I'll ever get over the trauma, not ever never!

*throws arms in the air and runs wailing from the room*

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 09:36 AM

You know - it's a wonder more cats don't kill us in our sleep!

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 09:40 AM

That poor cat is pissed! He will be ignoring his owner for the next month...

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 09:40 AM

That cat is going to rip someones face off. That is the same look my cat gives to me when I won't let him get out of the house to chase lizards on the patio. He usually bites a leg on the way past him... I would wear protective clothing for a while until he isn't mad at you anymore...

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 09:42 AM

Torture... how cute.

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 09:48 AM

hahaha, Michelle. I have also experienced the horror of clip-ons (no pierced ears).

And as for whether this little guy is pissed off - it's kinda hard to tell. A cat pulls his ears back when mad, but in this case it could just be the clips. He could equally be all "Whatever...!" and bored, if you project where the ears would be sans apple merchandise.

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 09:56 AM

Wow. That look says "I will poop in your shoes and kill you in your sleep" if I've ever seen it.

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:07 AM

No, mleiv, this guy is definitely pissed off. You can tell by his eyes. The look says, "I am barely tolerating this." When my cats get this look, I can expect the toilet paper to be unrolled at some point in the next day.

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:09 AM

nah that's the look of "Ok just remember this moment when I jump with my full magically increasing weight on your full bladder first thing in the morning."
At least that's what my kittehs use for their fave mode of revenge when I've inopportunedly laughed at them or didn't rescue them quickly enough from my children or husband.

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:10 AM

Hehehe.Uh that cats human is in for an %@#&* whopping.
Not because of the clips but because while the picture is being taken the human is laughing so hard at kitty.

And people if they really hurt kittys ears that much don't you think kitty (who by the way looks like he can handle himself)would be scratching hissing and biting and making it known that this was not happening.

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:11 AM

poor kitty.
that looks like it hurts.
bad owner.
I will be glad to give him a home where no one will torture him if he needs one....

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:15 AM

oh and ANOTHER thing!
whoever that is holding that cat up?
why dont you clip those little thingies on your nipples and see how YOU like it?

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:16 AM

And hereeeeeeeee we go. *rolls eyes*

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:18 AM

"The minute your back is turned, I'm burying these in my magic sandbox. Jerk."

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:18 AM

Good pic for stuffonmycat.com

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:19 AM

oooh on the nipples? Is that next? I thought this was sort of a fambly show?

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:20 AM

Well, I own a shuffle and I clipped it to various portions of my ears and frankly, zero pain ... it barely squeezes.

That being said, that cat is about to MURDER the person holding him. Never intentionally piss off felines ... because you have to sleep sometime.

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:22 AM

liz might not realize that some hoomans *like* that sort of thing. *wicked grin* Making her demand a little...less effective.

(also think she needs to get a better understanding of what constitues torture, I can happily link her to a tale about a cat in Oakville who had his feets boiled by a true cruel person. Perspective. It's a good thing)

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:23 AM

Not cute. It probably doesn't hurt too much (they close pretty lightly. yes, I just tested it on myself lol) but still :(

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:27 AM

At first I was like, "that looks like it hurts!" and was prepared to get upset. Fortunately I have that shuffle model so, after some experimenting both on myself and my dog, I can assure everyone that the shuffle clip does not hurt at all. Even when I clipped it to my dog's ear he didn't seem to care (all he wants is lunch). Mostly all you can tell is that there is weight on your ear (or... other parts...); it doesn't pinch in any way.

So relax.

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:27 AM

That looks like something from www.mycathatesyou.com

"Laugh all you want monkey boy, wait till you see what I do with my iPaws!"

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:28 AM

He's sooooo thinking:
"I'm going to smother you with my hefty-mongous tabby stripey bod in the middle of the night...I know where you sleep!"

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:30 AM

Kar - HA! *snirk* iPaws...that's HILARIOUS.

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:30 AM

If that cat was being "tortured" he would be doing a lot more than just staring irritably into the camera. I think his expression is more one of tired, irritated patience. I get that look when I am tickled.

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:32 AM

His whiskers are forward instead of back, so I don't think he's all that pissed. It's just the shuffles weighing down his ears.

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:40 AM

Wow, I hope you have some leather welding outfits hanging around...kitteh is gonna SHRED you :)

Not for putting the iPaws on him, but for taking a picture and sharing it around. You are lucky he can't call your mom and get that pic of you she took when you were 4. :)


 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:43 AM

PEEVEY Kitteh!

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:44 AM

"why dont you clip those little thingies on your nipples and see how YOU like it?"

I like it a lot :)

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:47 AM

Revenge is going to be so sweet. I wonder if the iPod Shuffle is cat urine resistant...

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:49 AM

i hope those did not pinch kitty's ears.

i would never do that to my kitty.

beautiful cat. if those pods pinched his ears, i hope he poops in owner's shoes.

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:57 AM


/poor kitty

A thinker
 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 10:57 AM

Looks like it hurts. Not cute.

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 11:01 AM

Okay, so the cat most likely isn't being hurt but does it really look happy? I don't think pets should be hassled like this just so the human can take a so-called cute photo.

I love this blog, it really brightens up my day. But this is the second time in a shortish while that I've seen a dubious photo like this and I wish they weren't posted.

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 11:10 AM

Ramble on...

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 11:14 AM

I just (green) ipodded my own ear, as well as the wee flap of skin between my forefinger and thumb, and it doesn't hurt, I promise!

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 11:15 AM

I've assisted many cat grooms (and done a few myself)and I can tell you for sure that this cat is not that upset. He actually looks rather relaxed. His ears being weighted down just gives him the appearance of being mad.

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 11:18 AM

this kitty is soooo unhappy.

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 11:21 AM

All the other comments aside, I snerked water through my nose, Denita TwoDragons:

"The cat looks like he's thinking: 'This loser better take his iPods and Shuffle off!'"

I think you owe me a new nose!

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 11:21 AM

Hey! We have a marmalade kitteh named Romeo too! He has no iPods, however, :(

 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 11:22 AM

That cat has the "omg there they go again, if I just ignore them maybe they'll go away" look. Not a "I'm being tortured" look which I'm sure would be accompanied by scratching and a quick escape. I'm sure he's not being "hurt" except maybe his dignity.

Mary (the first)
 |  Jun 19, 2007 at 11:27 AM

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