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Oct 16, 2008

Here's the kicker

Let's check in on our favorite smooshed-face kitteh Winston. He goes through SO MANY trials and tribulayshons, doesn't he?

Here is his latest issue; unsatisfying ear scratching!

Will Winston EVER be a happy camper Michelle L.!?

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winston looks a little irritable in this vid.
how odd.

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 10:36 AM

Winston for President!

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 10:36 AM

Ehn! Ehn! Let me do eeet!

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 10:39 AM

"I must get new slaves..."

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 10:43 AM

Um, I'd be annoyed too if someone stuck 1/2 their finger in my ear. Just sayin'... ouch.

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 10:46 AM

A vid of Winston not eating. No wonder he's (I'm) not satisfied. I LOVE hearing his open-mouthed purrs as he noms "finger" food.

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 10:47 AM

Agggh! Winston! Winston Rules!

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 10:47 AM

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeennn-ston! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeenn-ston!

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 10:51 AM

Is it just me, or does Winston's face look a little less smooshed in this video?

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 10:52 AM

'Ahem. The fact that I have a pampered and an easy life does not in any way excuse your--frankly--terrible ear-rubbing. Now do it again, and do it better, or I shall turn my back on you! I mean it!'

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 10:54 AM

ear scratch , ur doin it wrong

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 11:09 AM

Ew. I never scratched the inside of my cats ear. Ew!

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 11:15 AM

I know how Weeeenston feels, I have a tad bit of a sinus infection and my ear itches way down deep in my brain! *dig dig dig*

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 11:23 AM

Oh, poor Winston! My ninteen year-old kitty does this too, whenever we scratch his ears or chin. He's so arthritic now that he can't reach his head with his back foot anymore--it's as if our scratches remind him how much he loved to get that back foot going. It's hilariously adorable and sweet and sad all at the same time.

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 11:31 AM

I think Winston is a very happy camper.

His silly /sweet smooshed face just makes him look highly disapproving of it all.

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 11:32 AM

Oh, the indigniteh!

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 11:38 AM

Are there no limits to Winston's quirks and idiosyncracies?

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 11:40 AM

No, but his peculiarities are remarkably few.

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 11:41 AM

Winston's humans must be supremely confident of how clean they keep his ears!

Space Cowgirl
 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 11:42 AM

Oh, the phantom ear scratch.

I'm not 'nuffing (well, that's not my intention), but this always reminds me of my late cat Rider (1991-2004), who was...well, I can't even say how wonderful he was without crying, so take my word for it....

Anyway, I noticed Rider doing this one day when he was about three -- I would scratch behind the ear and he would make the phantom motion as if he was trying to scratch deeper or in a different place, and I thought "Oh, it's like he's guiding me in a massage." But then I saw him doing it on his own, as if he wanted to scratch but didn't. Turns out he had ear cancer and had to get part of his inner ear removed. About four years later, it came back and he had to have even more of his inner ear removed. Eventually the cancer spread and that's what took him away. So I'm sorry if this seems really, really sad to me.

I'm sure Winston is fine. Sorry to bum everyone out.

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 12:02 PM

what's the dealio with this sweetie, anyway? i saw all kinda videos on youtube starring him but people don't talk really nice to him...why did he get shaved? i have been thinking about shaving mine: she is siberian and has SO MUCH FUR....

poor ole winston. i love his lil smooshed face...

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 12:03 PM

That's okay, Berthaservent. Almost every day CO remind of me one of departed friends. I think all of us lurkers feel that way. But we always know where to come to feel better - CO!

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 12:12 PM

Oh, that sour-faced little Win!

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 12:21 PM

@B-serv, I just had to send my beloved Stinky to R-B after almost 18 wonderful years. He was the cat of my heart. I know just how you feel.

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 12:23 PM

Wow, I would get bitten if I stuck a finger in my cat's ear... and rightly so. Heed those warning signs, Winston's owner: ur doin it wrong.

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 12:45 PM

heehee - love those reflex actions. i have one that, if you scratch her right by the base of her tail, will lick. i get her to give me kisses that way. :o)

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 12:46 PM

Winston - will anything make you happy?

You make me happy!

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 12:49 PM

finger in ear... not so pleasant. but winnie is so full of cute :D

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 01:30 PM

Winston is my favorite cat-that-I-don't-own, EVER.

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 01:35 PM

I feel like im watching kitty porn.(please do not take that the wrong way).. funny but a little odd.. poor winston never gets his relief

jennifer Fritz
 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 01:59 PM

Weeeen-stone, sweet bobble-headed boy. Thanks for showing your adoring fans your kickitty-kickitty-kick.

Winston '08!

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 02:17 PM

Where's the picture? Seriously, try and make me interested, please. With just a few adjectives you could have everyone saying "This may be a site for cute photos, but the posts are so interesting!" Notice I said interesting, not cute. Though it's great the pictures are cute, it would be nice if the posts were really intelligent. Keep on trying!

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 02:27 PM

Am I the only one who thinks dear Winny looks sad? Like he's just like "le sigh, will the itching never stop?"

Someone get that cat something to eat, stat! He's fading on us!

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 02:40 PM

I dunno, Erin, I think the posts are interesting BECAUSE of the cute photos and videos. The captions and text is just a bonus.

(But I'm still not entirely sure what you're asking, with "where's the picture?".)

[Don't feed the trolls. - Ed.]

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 02:41 PM

Anyone know what Erin is actually getting at?

Anyway: Yeah! More Winston!

JIm N.
 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 03:04 PM

Poor Winston. He looks so unhappy. Makes me wonder if he's not having the same issue as my kitty, Ear Mites.

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 03:24 PM

why is tribulations spelt wrong?

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 03:28 PM

I just adopted a rescued cat from the shelter and they sent Sheldon home with a product called Revolution which is supposed to help with fleas, heartworm and ear mites. I've never heard of this stuff, does anyone know if it works? It's more expensive than Advantage, but if it makes my new master happy, well, you know...

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 03:35 PM

Why, why is spelt spelt rong?

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 03:36 PM

@Skylark: Revolution really helped with my one cat's itchy (and dirty inside) ears. I found it out by accident---had used it for the fleas/ticks, etc. In fact, I need to get some more as 2 of mine have quite the itchy ears! Good reminder!

Gail (the first one)
 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 03:56 PM

Okay, okay. Too many issues for me to keep silent.

A) Winston only appears unhappy because that's the way his smooshed little face looks - it's part of the breed.

B) Winston clearly IS enjoying the ear-rubbin': the way he kicks is a reflex...the finger is TOTALLY hittin' the spot, and in his little walnut brain, Winston associates that with the action of scratching with his foot. Has anyone ever found "that spot" on a dog & he kicks his leg like crazy? Same thing - only with cats, it's all about ears and butts. And they don't care WHERE your finger's been. ;)

C) Why, why, why oh why don't you read other posts and submissions and discover the wonderful language of lolcat? Spelling is irrelevant, as long as it's CUTE!

Anney Bananney
 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 04:11 PM

OMG--Winston looks so much like my 15-year-old smush-face kitteh, Smokey!


 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 04:20 PM

Ear mites are pretty easy to deal with (I had a kitten adopt me that had them). Clean the ears out carefully and well (with cotton balls, toilet paper, whatever. Wipe a little bit of mineral oil in the inside of the ear, and voila! No more miteses!

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 04:27 PM

Look. Winston is CLEARLY miserable living where he does. He needs to come live with us. I guarantee there will be no more CARROTS fed to him. Only super-premium cat foods and treats. END CAT ABUSE NOW. And, Winston belongs in the White House (my folks' name, and they owned this house). ;)

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 05:52 PM


Selina's Mommy
 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 06:00 PM

I think Anney Bananney got it right in (b). Dogs AND cats both have that reflex scratching motion when you're hitting juuuuust the right spot.

See how I actually READ the previous posts before commenting? See how that works? Bah...what am I saying? A true Nuff will never read this.

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 06:03 PM

I love the way he flicks his tail across the motionless hand at the end. "Yeah, I own you..."

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 06:31 PM

Oh, peeps, I have had a bad, bad day. Feeling so sad and overwhelmed. Parenting is The Suck sometimes. Weeenstonnnnn is just what the doctor ordered. Must watch this 50 times, until the poopy feelings go away.

*hits replay*

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 07:01 PM

momof2kitties: Hugs... hang in there, one day they will be all grown up and you will see how wonderful they are and it will make you smile.
Been there done that. thankfully we all survived!

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 07:20 PM

WINSTON! I loffs him so!

 |  Oct 16, 2008 at 07:23 PM

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