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Oct 26, 2007

What the—??!

I like eet, but what ees happeningks!?!?

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He looks animatronic!

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:04 PM

lol that caption is so accurate. the kitty's like "I don't understand, but I like it so much!" I love how s/he stares accusingly at the hand when it stops.

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:06 PM

That kitty's face was too much.

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:08 PM

There's actually a nerve or something right at the base of a cat's tail. If you rub it just right, it causes cats to start meowing. No idea why, but it can provide hours of entertainment.

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:10 PM

a dominating performance by all actors, basically.

was that ASL??

mike d
 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:10 PM

My kitty does exactly the same thing! Although, half the time when I stop, she starts licking my hand.

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:10 PM

That's stinkin' awesome!

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:12 PM

It's called Kitty Hinnies in my house. China LOVES it! Though she does not go spastic when getting scratched there like the kitty in the video did. LOL!

China's Mom
 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:13 PM

Never thought there were kitty erogenous zones, but stands to reason!

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:14 PM

I've seen this before as well, but only on certain cats, and I've never had a cat that did this....hilarious!

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:15 PM

Haha my cat does the exact same thing! There is not a cat who does not love a good butt scratch.

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:18 PM

LOL! My one kitteh likes this, but he just gets elevator butt.

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:18 PM

Mine doesn't do that :(
But its funny to look at. The video I posted here, the cat is soooo funny... hehehe

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:18 PM

My parent's cat used to do this but never with a p*rno music soundtrack...


 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:20 PM

Pheas! elevator butt! XD

We call it "pumping up kitty." It's a fun party trick, scratch little by little 'til the butt is at it's highest, then make a deflating sound as it lowers. hehehehe.

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:23 PM

Sigh. That's parents', not parent's. Time to go home.

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:23 PM

Very nice.

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:27 PM

katerpie -- We make appropriate elevator comments.

Going up...second floor, housewares...DING!...third floor, ladies' sportswear....

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:34 PM

My favorite example of this phenomenon is this: http://abc.go.com/primetime/afv/index?pn=videoplayer&id=364306

Just love the look of complete denial on her face at the end: "I did NOT just lose all dignity!"

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:40 PM

elevator butt, omg. My kitteh enjoys a bit of butt scratch but not to this extent. funny!!

Mary (the first)
 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:40 PM

Ding, 6th Floor, Ladies' lingerie.

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:40 PM

truly amazing: the cranky ears, crazy eyes, twitchy tail- plus the head tossing and mouth action- all inspired by that totally awesome hand-puppet!


 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:40 PM

AH! Stevie does this same thing. Only when you stop , he whips around and bites you. (nice kitty)

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:41 PM

My beagle does almost that same thing, but a dog version. She air-licks or compulsively nibbles her paw. There must be something about the base of the tailio...

Andra Sue
 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:46 PM

Haha! He's totally loving his butt skritchies!

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:46 PM

We call it A$$-Jack.

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:46 PM

My DOG does the same thing. It's freaky (but absolutely adorable!).

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:48 PM

hahaha reminds me of my husband when I give him a back scratch :)
kitteh can't get enough!!

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:48 PM

Hey it's the licking reflex! My husband & I can get the dog and one of the cats to lick each other using the butt scratching method. Normally they wouldn't touch each other on purpose.

leah t
 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:51 PM

the makers of the video owe me a new couch - cause they made me laugh so hard i peed on it :)

seriously though, my kitty makes the same face, but she tries to lick my hand, can't make it, smacks her lips...too funny

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:53 PM

Cats can be so...odd.

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:56 PM

Now I just have to find out if either of my cats will do that.

Bronze Dog
 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:59 PM

I had a rabbit that reacted to hiney-scritches like this. It was fun watching him try to lick the air.

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 12:59 PM

My cat Fatty does this too. We call it his Stevie Wonder dance because when his swaying head is very rhythmic. And he licks the air.
Many cats are sensitive on the lower butt like that, so when you pet all the way down to the tail they kind of bristle a bit, you know? But our other cat Benny is not like that. Then again, he sleeps on his back and thinks he's a dog. Weirdo.

Driver B
 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 01:03 PM

i've never had a cat that does that, lol. i like the accusatory look at the perpetrating hand! kitty's like whu just happened?

cute cute.

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 01:04 PM

Every cat that I've done that to has enjoyed it thoroughly--though not in the way this cat does. My cats just do the elevator butt thing. My dog even likes been scritched in that area. She just wags her tail and butt and sticks her head up in the air...you can tell she's totally diggin' it.

NickResonance--I've heard the thing about the nerve, too. Maybe has something to do with where the tail bone meets the rest of the spine? It seems many tailed mammals have this nerve (dogs, cats...)

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 01:05 PM

ha! my cat does this: we call it CHOMPERS, because if you put your hand or something in front of his mouth while you're scratching there, he starts giving it these quick little chattery squirrel nips, chakchakchawmchawmchawm!

amanda j
 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 01:05 PM

Oh... my... god... ShelleyTambo, that is the best video ever! Tears are streaming out of my eyes from laughing so hard!

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 01:06 PM

I nearly choked on my icecream sammich!

I will have to watch this again at home where I can watch with sound and not stifle my own laughter.


 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 01:07 PM

It is
3rd Floor Transvestites and Ladies Lingerie! Jeesh

My cats all got elevator butt when you scratched them there.

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 01:08 PM

LOL! I have cats who love butt scratches, but what the heck was going on with this cat??

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 01:18 PM

OMG! I just saw this an hour ago. Meg you are a mindreader. ESP

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 01:23 PM

ORIGINAL SOUND PLS!!1! i wanna hear the chattering

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 01:31 PM

*huge inhale*


Cats are hilarious.

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 01:36 PM

My cat doesn't have that kind of reaction when I scritch her right there. She does, however, do a move that has become affectionately known as 'stinkbug butt'. Her front end goes down (sometimes only slightly, sometimes to where her chin is touching the floor), while her butt sticks up in the air...and it does look like what a stinkbug does when it's getting ready to spray.

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 01:39 PM

I'm gonna try this when I get home I have a relatively new kitten at home and I don't believe I have scritched her there yet.

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 01:43 PM

my cat does that, but when you scratch, her butt just goes up up up!!!

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 01:44 PM

BWAhahahahahahahaha! Our kitty is nowhere near that entertaining when butt-scratched! That's stupendous!

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 01:45 PM

Weird, weird kitteh.

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 01:51 PM

My cat does this, but I have to scritch her back a bit harder than that. Her quirk is instead of licking the air, she licks whatever arm is nearby... or leg... or nose... Although last night she did something slightly different and started licking at my shoulder as I was scritching, then started nibbling. Nothing like being auto-groomed by the cat! thank god I was wearing a sweatshirt. :D

 |  Oct 26, 2007 at 01:52 PM

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