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Jul 28, 2006

Keeping-cool tactic

Mehbeh if I just keep a teeny part of me tongue out, I'll stay a few degrees cooler. Yes! Yes, that's the ticket!


Gracias, Anna, the tongue-wielding KITTEH

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Gene Simmons, eat your heart out! I am the true dark overlord!

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 08:14 AM

That's not a cool-off, that's a PTHHHBBBBBBBTTTTT!!!!

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 08:16 AM

The eyes, people, the EYES. Those are the most catterific eyes ever invented. No, wait, those are the cat eye prototype. All cat eyes are made in its likeness...

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 08:17 AM

and, it's "YETH! YETH! THATHS THE THICKET!", too.

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 08:17 AM

That's it! I'm done! FINISHED. That is the CUTEST thing I've ever seen on this site.

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 08:18 AM

Awww. Now say "Fluffy Bunny," silly kitty!

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 08:21 AM

Change the eyes to yellow (with some odd brown spots) and this could my kitty, tongue and all. I always assume she's giving me the cat raspberry.

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 08:22 AM

My goodness! What a beautiful cat. Kinda takes your breath away with the black velvet fur...

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 08:22 AM


 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 08:22 AM

What an extraordinarily lovely witty. The schweet little pink tongue adds just the right touch.

A thinker
 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 08:24 AM

kitteh tongue!!! *squeal

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 08:25 AM

Thats my cat!!! ^_^ it's so cuteeeeeeee. I love it

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 08:26 AM

I'm glad that other people have cats that do the tongue thing. I was starting to think my boy had been getting into the liquor cabinet or had some kind of brain defect. (Of course, his other behavior also gives weight to those theories, so I guess I'm not out of the woods yet.)

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 08:32 AM

Aw. This cat looks just my Libby back home. She was my black velvet kitty in high school.

That cat's gotta be 15 years old by now.

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 08:36 AM

What an awesoome kitteh! Golden eyes an' pink tonguers. Beauty.

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 08:40 AM

Looks like the blue couch is doing its *thing* again. With a little more texture this time...

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 08:41 AM

This looks like Spot the Satisfactory! Even down to the irregular ear. (Can't see any spots, though.)


 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 08:42 AM

"Don't suit the @#!tty serif. Don't suit the @#!tty serif. Don't suit the @#!tty serif..."

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 08:44 AM

I love the contrast between the pink tongue, black coat & green eyes! I do just wanna tug on his tongue though!

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 08:44 AM

arwo, your kitty is mos def not the only kitty to do this. My Timothy's tongue always goes out whenever he's resting and happy. I theorize it's a retrogressive nursing instinct.

A thinker
 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 08:48 AM

"I theorize it's a retrogressive nursing instinct."

Or maybe she thinks she's still a kitten!

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 08:50 AM

Awwww, it's my Edgar! He doesn't stick his tongue out quite so far, but still. In the sunlight, Edgar's fur is a very deep chocolate brown (I read once that this is the true colour of black cats). If you look closely at this pic, toward the back, you'll see the light making this kitty's fur chocolate-coloured as well.

I'd include a link to a pic of my Edgar, but I can't remember my Flickr log-on info... lol

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 08:50 AM

Tongue-out-Friday today then?

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 08:53 AM

it's all tongue friday!

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 09:00 AM

*rofl* OMG that looks exactly like my older girl but she NEVER does this... that is so damn cute!!!!

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 09:01 AM

My kitty does this when she's been interrupted while grooming. Even after she gives up on the grooming, the tongue hangs out for a few minutes.

Most black cats are really either dark brown or dark brown tabbies--in the sunlight you can see the stripes. Bombays are supposed to be black to the root, though.

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 09:04 AM

Well, it's about time, after "all disgusting rodent Thursday"...

J. Bo
 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 09:12 AM

Both Lorna and Spot are actually gray, underneath. The long glossy hairs of their coats are black on the ends, but they're grey at the root (and all the "sub-fluff" fur is gray).

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 09:16 AM

ohmulahd my kitty does that but he has even teenier bit of tongue sticking out. I have been thinking of getting a photo and submitting it. i dont know why he does it but its way cute and i dont question t3h cute

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 09:17 AM

Erasmus -- AWWWWW!!!!

(still waiting for Google Video to set the latest clip of our foster litter to "Live" -- should be soon)

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 09:19 AM

Before Lorna and her Doones, all opposition crumbles. Let's just get that out of the way.

Now - Anna is so beautiful and sleek, she reminds me of a seductive secret-agent-super-spy: Cata Hari.

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 09:41 AM

Hey! My black cat does that too.

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 09:41 AM

theo, i completely resent your comment. i am NOT gray at the roots and if my hairdresser tells you otherwise, he's a liar! [btw, this is really only funny if you know that my name is lorna and i am not a cat]

maltese parakeet
 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 09:50 AM

That a tiny nyyaahh!


 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 09:51 AM

Oh the toungey!

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 10:13 AM

Take a number, please!

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 10:14 AM

Maltakeet -- LOL. Hopefully, then, your life is a bit less tragic than that of Ms. Doone's.

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 10:14 AM

how to grab a cat's tongue:
1. have a cat
2. cut a small pat from a butter stick. no, not the panda!! *
3. place said small pat of butter on the tip of your thumb
4. approach cat, and once near, extend buttered thumb while index finger hovers nearby
5. as cat begins to lick butter on thumb, bring index finger down until it makes contact with cat tongue.
6. there, you have grabbed a cat tongue! congrats!

NOTE: do not hold cat tongue more than 3-4 seconds if you wish to live.
ANOTHER NOTE: if you think this is easy, just try it without the butter. you'll fail, I promise
YET ANOTHER NOTE: use butter. do not try this with margerine, unless you want to sit there while cat takes a tentative sniff and walks away disgusted

* if after dealing with the cat-tongue-touching-experiment you still have lingering panda desires, check out: http://www.obeybutterstick.com/

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 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 10:28 AM


Wonder who's it mocking at, though ...

OWNER: Look, Honey, I've brought home a puppy for you to play with!


 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 10:39 AM

Cats I've had always do that leave the tongue out thing. I always thought they were playing Catch the Tongue because they seemed so oblivious, yet as soon as I go to touch it "slurp" tongue's gone; and they would have that ever so slight "heh, heh" look on their faces.

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 10:39 AM

Yes, Edgar will pull his tongue back in the second I touch it when he's doing this, however, when he's sitting in my lap and licking my hand/fingers, I *can* grab his tongue, sans butter. For some reason, I find it very funny and giggle every time I do it. He'll let me do it time and time again.

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 10:47 AM

Good-tempered cats! If I even tried to touch Bryn's tongue she'd claw my eyes out--even though she's dangling it like a lure.

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 10:56 AM

my cat does that after she's been using the tongue as kitty toilet-paper. she always has a shell-shocked vacant stare on her face too, kind of like "gah...poo...gah...poo...think of...happy place."

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 11:03 AM

Yeah, what IS it with the blue couch??

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 11:06 AM

two comments in re: caption (wonderful as ever, Meg!)

1. "...teeny part of me tongue out, I'll stay a few..."
does BITKIT (Subhangi, u r a genius!) does accents, like certain other kitteh? http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2006/07/just_a_little_p.html
(4th picture down)

2. "...the tongue-wielding KITTEH..."

T.; once Meg uses 'kitteh' - in a caption, even - you are out of excuses for not including KITTEH in the glossary. now, hop to it!
I'll leave it up to you if you want to add the other -EH variations...but KITTEH is a must.

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 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 11:07 AM

Mariser -- KITTEH is just the South Park pronunciation of "kitters." ;)
You know, like "TIMMEH!"

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 11:16 AM



 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 11:25 AM

Beautiful kitty! Just gorgeous!

 |  Jul 28, 2006 at 11:29 AM

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