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Mar 05, 2008

Let ME IN!

By the great Simon Tofield, the creator of "Wake Up Cat", it's: "Let Me In".
[Pulling red curtain back for your viewing pleasure]

GREAT FIND, Mike 9 ;)

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"Mike 9" ??
Would that be Not That Mike The Other Other Other Other Other Other Other Other Mike ??

Theo
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 11:19 AM

We used to have a screen door and to let us know he wanted in, our cat would fling himself onto the door and hang there, Spider Man-like, until we let him in!

CaroL
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 11:20 AM

This is amazing! Sacre bleu, such genius!

Teeheehee.

Bsze
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 11:20 AM

another film not to show miss huggums...

metsakins
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 11:22 AM

An instant classic. I'm not letting my cats watch this one, either.

Pheas
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 11:23 AM

Reminds me of the old sesame street cartoon of the cat trying to open up a can of cat food. Adorable! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W0GtIn9lx0

Amanda
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 11:25 AM

I was waiting for kitteh to stand there and decide he didn't want in after all!

Desdemona
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 11:27 AM

lmao! i love this, and the first one. I was waiting for that too, desdemona! thats what my cat would do.. meow pathetically, smack the door, hang from things, then when i opened it he'd walk away.

dang cats..

Kat
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 11:31 AM

I don't think it was AS funny as the other one, because the other one was based on things cats actuslly DID, not many cats can lift a gnome, a plant etc.

darkshines
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 11:32 AM

NOOOOOO not cute!

Think of the poor gnome! This is a hate crime!

Guido
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 11:32 AM

Good. The Gnome is dead. The only way to really kill a gnome is to break its head off on a glass door. Good thing too, Gnomes are evil creatures sent from the firey depths to kill us all with their pointy hats!

Cricket
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 11:38 AM

Darkshines -- don't forget the big ol' baseball bat, for when all else fails.

Theo
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 11:40 AM

The best part is the me-hungry-feed-now gesture at the end.

Redzilla
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 11:50 AM

Yup, that's cattitude.

Xenobiologista
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 11:52 AM

Nooooo! Now I haz nother addichun! MUST watch OVER and OVER and OVER and...

Metz
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 11:53 AM

Another great cartoon displaying a true knowledge of cats. Gotta love how they sit there once you open it (or run away like one of my cats).

What would have made it better is a scroll over to the cat door right next to the human door. LOL

MH
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 11:56 AM

Um, the cat in the other cartoon wielded a bat. Unless my cats are on the slow side, cats still can't do that. Anyway, my cats absolutely pound, jump, and jiggle the doorknobs (I have the same type), except mine has figured out how to put his weight behind this and actually pop my bedroom door open. This just made me giggle non-stop. :)

chanpon
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 11:58 AM

I'm sorry, but it should have ended with the human slave shutting the door and the cat immediately wanting to go back OUTSIDE.

Nathan
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 11:59 AM

Darkshines - just because you've never seen a cat hurl a flowerpot, wield a baseball bat, or use a gnome as a blunt instrument doesn't mean that they can't. It's well-known that cats have all kinds of abilities that we baldpinks no nothing of - cats are smart enough to figure out that if we knew that they could do certain things then we'd put them to good use. Thus they only do them when we're not watching. For example, how did Mr. McGregor's cat lock herself in the greenhouse in the thrilling denoument of Beatrix Potter's Tale of Benjamin Bunny? How did Mac The Cat get into the fridge last night, locate a lasagne that was at least 5' off the floor and put his footprints in it? And what of The Late Siouxsie Boots and her magic trick of making goldfish disappear?
Oh sure, we *think* we know how these things happen, but we only come up with 'plausible' explainations because the truth is to uncomfortable for our puny human minds to accept: the cats are in control.

Tony James
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 12:11 PM

to uncomfortable = too uncomfortable, of course.

Tony James
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 12:12 PM

Nathan--agreed!

LimeyG
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 12:15 PM

This is why my kitties stay inside. Let the nuffing commence.

debg
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 12:19 PM

my kittehs stay indoors 2.
but that doesn't mean the same ting don't happen whenever there is a closed portal betwixt them and where they want to be. ;-)

Metz
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 12:28 PM

Rofl... hilarious! I don't let my cat outside, but whenever he gets stuck in a room, he'll do that same exact thing.
Open the door, he stands there unmoving even though he was scratching and meowing to get out a second before.
Too cute and too funny!

LisaL
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 12:29 PM

I am a massive fan of Mr Tofield. He is just brilliant.

Dr Anne
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 12:36 PM

The best!I loved it when he came inside and was doing the old "campaigning for food" routine. I did think he was going to walk away as soon as the human opened the door though.

Seven Paws
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 12:42 PM

Yes, Desdemona, I thought the cat either wasn't going to come in or, would come in, wait for the door to close behind it, and then start begging to go out again. My kitties don't go out without me, but my dogs want to be on whichever side of the door they are NOT.

Anne Boleyn
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 12:43 PM

PS - I must say this has been a banner cat day, first Hugo, then the giant Orange Paw, and now this!

Seven Paws
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 12:44 PM

This reminded me of a poem - The Rum Tum Tugger is a terrible bore!!! When you let me in, then I want to go out. I'm always on the wrong side of every door!
And as soon as I'm at home, then I'd like to get about. I like to lie in the bureau drawer....
But I make such a fuss if I can't get out!!!

Birdcage
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 12:48 PM

I love it!!! I can't wait to see more of these great cartoons!

caroline
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 12:50 PM

I, too, thought for sure Kitty would want right back out. But that made it even funnier when the glass broke.

The meowing, paws squeaking on the glass, and leaping for the knob are all so true to life.

Simon obviously has a big demanding kitteh in his life.

Brilliant!

lurkertype
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 12:52 PM

This cartoon has two of my favorite things: a slightly rotund cat and a garden gnome.

We have cat flaps to prevent things like this from happening in our house. Though our last cat, Howard, would do this outside the side door anyway.

thedistractor
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 12:56 PM

And then there's always the other favorite.. you finally open the door for them, they sit awhile thinking ("do I still want to come in? yes? no? hmm") and then finally take a step or two.. and then loiter in the open doorway while they think some more.."is this far enough in? should I go back out? I can't decide...." meanwhile cold/hot air/flies etc. are coming through the door. But not the cat. OH no.

Mary (the first)
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 01:08 PM

BWAHAHAHAAAHAAHA!!!!XD!!

Brilliant!!

But that gnome should've called for backup!

NO DON'T BACKUP!!!

Love the cat!!! Reminds me of mah buddy boy Nermal..."food for me?"

Juniper Jupiter
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 01:12 PM

I believe cats absolutely regard any closed door -- inside or outside -- as a personal insult. Especially the bathroom door, it seems. My kittehs have intense curiosity about what I could possibly be doing in there.

Desdemona
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 01:16 PM

My cat does this when I close the bathroom door. Honestly, what does he think is going on that he must be included in it!

Melinda
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 01:18 PM

Bwahahahha. I love this and at work = no sound but could still hear in my mind the pitiful meows thru the window. and pawing at the glass.
LOLOLOL
Oh and like Metsakins I will not be allowing my kitties to view this.. Fot the safety of my two gnomes dontch know!

Annie
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 01:19 PM

To a cat, a closed door = lack of options. If the door is open, the Cat can exercise his free will. "Do I want in? well, maybe yes, maybe no, but I'd like to make up my own mind in my own time, if that's ok with you. Maybe I'll just poke my head around the door to see if Inside offers more opportunities than Outside. Of course, my supperdish is Inside, but does it have anything in it? And if it doesn't, what are the chances of being able to persuade someone to put something in it? Is it worth coming in if the dish is empty? Is it going to rain, and if it does how quickly will I be able to make them open the door? What are the odds of seeing that cute calico from next door? If I go inside then I won't see her, but if I stay outside then she might not come out. And if I go inside then I might miss the opportunity to play cat-a-pounce with one of the baby birds in the nest in the oak tree. But inside has possibilities too - there's beds to sleep on, rugs to sharpen my claws on, the opportunity to snaffle some scraps when mommy makes dinner, and I do have an appointment with the sunnyspot that cross the living room floor every day about this time. Decisions decisions..."

When you consider that a cat has to process all of this in a brain that's roughly the size of a chickpea, you can see how it might take a while for them to decide whether or not to come in. They operate in their time, not in ours :)

Tony James
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 01:37 PM

Kitteh forgot, "then I'll huff, and I'll puff..."

pyrit
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 01:41 PM

Ahahaha. The sesame street one brings back so many memories. This one is good too of course.

M.
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 01:55 PM

HA ha ha. My family is always going around saying "Mow?" and pointing to our mouths from the last video. This one is just as good. I love it!

Beth
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 02:00 PM

I hope this film is the second part of a long, long series!

Alice Shortcake
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 02:15 PM

Wrong. When a cat cries and wants in, when you open the door they just stand there looking at you, then decide they don't want in.

JNO
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 02:23 PM

so cute. i love that cat.

the hesitation to come back in after the owner opens the door is sooooo cat, lol. i love kitty's chirping greeting bbddddeeewwpp!

jen
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 02:27 PM

This is a great video!!!!

Mine are indoors, too---but it has been made QUITE CLEAR to me that there shall be no closed doors between us. One of mine even meows and paws at the shower door when I'm in there.....!

Gail
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 02:58 PM

AWESOME!!! And so accurate.

Furbabies
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 02:58 PM

I think Tony James might secretly be a cat. Just a thought.

thelibrarianne
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 03:02 PM

great video!

carmen
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 03:38 PM

Lol @ 1:13!! hahahaha

Laura C.
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 03:38 PM

love it

Driver B
 |  Mar 05, 2008 at 03:48 PM

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