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Feb 26, 2007

What is it with kittehs and popsicles?

Today must be déjà vu centrale, because we've seen kittehs lick treats before if I'm not mistaken... Again, this feller has that wayward "sooooooo enjoying thees popsicle but leestening to you laugh behind me via ear rotation" look on his face. The best part is this kitteh's name is "Circus McGircus." Yeah, you read that right.


Circus will have a strawberry fruit bar, steamed pea pods and popcorn in that order! Step on it, Whitney S.!

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Circus McGircus is like the greatest cat name ever!

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 10:28 AM

Love kittie's name. And shortly after this photo was taken, he found himself thinking, "Why can't I feel my tongue?"

Angela P.
 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 10:34 AM

Sure hope Circus doesn't freeze his tongue to the treat! Oweeee

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 10:35 AM

I cannot even take a popsicle out of the freezer without my Mr. Kitty running up to me and meowing incessantly until I let her at it! What IS with kittehs and popsicles??

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 10:36 AM

I think this cat did something machiavellian to get that popsicle, and he's full of himself for getting away with it. Which makes this picture even cuter IMO.

Cathryn Bauer
 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 10:37 AM

Cats have a natural advantage over humans, with popsicles. The spinyness of their tongues keeps them from sticking to cold frozen things (like in "A Christmas Story").

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 10:38 AM

I know we've had the "cats can't taste sweets" discussion before, but this takes the cake. My very shy Delilah will walk over all 4 other housecats to get cotton candy -- pure sugar. The others aren't interested (but don't leave cookies on the counter!).

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 10:44 AM

hmmm...I guess I missed the "cats can't taste sweets" discussion ---- couldn't prove that by MY goodies-lovin' kittycatters...
Anyway ----
"Circus McGircus" IS THE best kitty name EVER!!! Whoever thought THAT one up?!

you guys r silly
 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 10:48 AM

Just a little spoiled kitty. Ears all flopped back in pleasure.

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 10:49 AM

Hmmm...if it wasn't snowy and freezing here, that pic would make me want to make popsicles for my kitties, just to see if they'd do that.

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 10:54 AM

Ears are in radar listening mode; must finish b4 the others get a whiff of my 'sicle

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 11:21 AM

My kitty loves the strawberry popsicles (and yogurt!) too. She'll get in your face while you're eating and won't go away til it's gone!

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 11:22 AM

Do kittehs get de brain freezes?

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 11:22 AM


 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 11:23 AM

Sooooo good; must look annoyed and pretend I'm not enjoying it.

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 11:25 AM

Okay, so it is okay to give my kitteh a litlle lickey-lick on a popsicle?

I always read they can't taste sweet...

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 11:27 AM

What's his/her favorite flavor of popsicle? I'm guessing cherry.

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 11:36 AM

Circus McGirgus? With a 'sicle? Of course. As P.T. Barnum said, there's a sucker born every minute.

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 11:41 AM

Hee. Kitties have such wonderful expressions.

A thinker
 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 11:49 AM

That is the most wonderful cat name EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
how did he get a name like that one ???
Interesting diet plan their for Mr.McGircus well as long as he is happy and keeps things a going in a circus???!?!?!?!lol

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 11:55 AM

lol. love eet! I cannot sit down to eat chips & dip w/o my 14 yr old sibling kitties smokey and the bandit climbing all over me. bandit only wants my lap, but smokey must have many, many licks of the french onion dip. after licking maybe 4 heaps off the tip of my fingers, she'll jump down and run like she's been propelled from a rocket. 'course she usually always dismounts like that. it just never gets old.

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 11:56 AM

Your right..cat love treats too, and they don't even count carbs, fats or calories. Lucky things.

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 12:06 PM

In Dr. Seuss's IF I RAN THE CIRCUS, the name of the circus is Circus McGurkus.

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 12:16 PM

That IS the best cat name ever, bar none. His male sons should be II, III, etc.

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 12:19 PM

There is also.. get this.. a 'Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendus' at Universal Orlando.

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 12:21 PM

He does look rather annoyed--the look cat's get when they know they are being disrespected (same look Mr Spock would get, too).

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 12:25 PM

Martha, first there has to be a Junior (and Mr. C. McG. gets Sr. after his name on letters). THEN there can be a II, III, IV and so on.

Karen in Toronto
 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 12:25 PM

"mmmmm ... pupsicle ... wha'? It's not made out of puppies? Then what's the point?"

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 12:25 PM

My kittehs are NOT interested in popsicles, even the frozen yogurt kind, but Handsome Stranger flings me to the side to get kohlrabi peelings, and Fiasco T. Peabrain steals avocado "shells." They ALL come running for Friskies dental treats (snog snog snog snog).

Karen in Toronto
 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 12:28 PM

Well, technically, the Sr. and Jr. is used if the name is exactly the same. I.e., if Mr. Circus Stoo-pendous McGirkus here names his son also Circus Stoo, etc.

However, if he decides to name his son Circus Farcus McGircus, *then* young Circus would call himself II.

If he decides to name him George, of course, it's every man for himself. Or kitteh. As the case may be.

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 12:31 PM

That cat can't hold his licker!

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 12:34 PM

My cat Penny hates fruit popsicles, which is a good thing because I luff them and won't share. On the other hand, she does get very aggressive in getting a taste (ok, she would gobble the entire thing if I let her!)of anything with dairy in it. She has, like, a radar nose when it comes to ice cream. I can be downstairs and she can be napping upstairs but as soon as the ice cream comes out, she's like "whoosh!"

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 12:46 PM

Why do I find it completely disgusting when a mom "cleans" a pacifer off the ground by putting it in her own mouth, yet I will share my glass of milk with all 4 of my kittens? Even after knowing they just gave themselves a bath?

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 12:48 PM

(Most) cats can't taste sweet because of a mutated gene. If that gene mutated again, such that it was no longer defective, that cat would be able to taste sweet. Since it's just one gene, there's no reason that couldn't happen.

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 12:57 PM

might it be that cat cant taste sweet or it is a sour popsicle you are feeding it?

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 01:03 PM

You want to be careful feeding human food to pets.

Most people know about chocolate, but grapes are poisonous to cats and dogs.

Sebastien Bailard
 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 01:19 PM

Too cute!!! Love the name!! Our dog's name is Herk MaGerk!!

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 01:22 PM

There is also a gene, I've heard, that prevents a certain percentage of cats from enjoying catnip. That is tragic.

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 01:24 PM

Ah, yes, Prince Harry the Magnificent lacks the catnip gene. He looks at it like "WTF? Let me outside."

But the cream-cheese gene, boy, does he have THAT all over the place. Nlum nlum nlum nlum nlum.

Icy smooches to Mr. McGircus.

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 01:37 PM

Man oh man that is one cool cat! And not just because of his popsicle! You can just tell by his face that he is SUPERCOOL!

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 01:58 PM

Very cute kitty! I will have to buy some popsicles to see if any of my 3 cats will like them. One of my cats loves grilled cheese sandwiches. I have to give her little pieces of mine or she drives me crazy!

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 02:09 PM

Circus M., you are tewtally my new desktop. Complete popsicular Qte.

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 02:22 PM

DKN - that very well may explain our Rocketman's behavior when we put out the 'nip. He totally ignores it, while the other cat goes ape$#!&.

But then again, Rocketman loves wheatgrass while the other cat couldn't care less about it.


 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 02:45 PM

omg! that is soo cute! haha.my cat drank koolaid once. Circus McGircus is a cute name!

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 03:33 PM

Circus McGirkus has to be one of the most unique names for a cat. The name definitely fits the picture, that's for sure. I guess he really is one "cool" cat!

Jackie from Michigan
 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 03:40 PM

Yeah, Alexis. And apparently its a very small snippit of the cat population that had the anti-catnip gene...or it may be the other way around it may be a pro-catnip gene.

Anyway, I sorta feel sorry for the little buggers that can't get a little catnip buzz now and then. I've seen many examples of how they are totally missing out. My childhood cat Ziggy (now passed a few years back) would make a total fool of himself, complete with drool. It was like somthing out of Cheech and Chong, I swear. All my other cats, too. I've met maybe one or two in my day that just couldn't feel it.

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 04:10 PM

And oh! the eyes! *swoon*

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 04:41 PM

Our poor Jasper kitty doesn't enjoy catnip and it freaks him out how the other kitties go mad for it. Either he doesn't have the gene, or he is just straight edge.

 |  Feb 26, 2007 at 04:49 PM

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