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Aug 30, 2008

The REAL Spaghetti Cat

People, Spaghetti Cat has gotten tons of press lately. The folks over at Entertainment Weekly can't stop watching the YouTube video, and The Soup has adopted the non-sequitur, and the real truth is somewhere in between, but that ASIDE people and get a load of the REAL Spaghetti Cat.

This one's for you, Joel McHale!

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Heheh, I don't think those are the cat's dreams...

But that is one crazy cat.

Carrie R.
 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 10:05 PM

wow. just wow.

 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 10:06 PM

And the winner of creepiest video ever on cuteoverload goes to...

 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 10:07 PM

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 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 10:10 PM

Run, Tessa! Get outta there, honey! You don't have to stay with that crazy lady! Go, baby, go!
For reals. That woman is bats***t insaaaane.

 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 10:11 PM

Oh my! I think this lady needs help!

Space Cowgirl
 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 10:16 PM

That cat has better table manners than my husband!

Lady Ann
 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 10:19 PM

just when we think we've seen it all...another kudos to cuteoverload. :P

my favourite is the "this is the way we wash our hands..." routine!

 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 10:32 PM

Oh that POOR cat!!

I shut it off at 'This is the way we wash our paw...'

 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 10:44 PM

But how does the cat hold the utensils? This baffles me. Unless it's secretly half-panda or something.

Also, yeah, that lady is, er...messed up. And/or has waaay too much free time on her hands. Talk about empty nest syndrome, sheesh!

 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 10:46 PM


Aw, lady's not insane. . .just suffering from empty nest syndrome that took an, ahem, unusual form. But the kitteh looks happy, loved & most certainly well-fed. So, good on all of 'em!

 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 10:48 PM

Joel McHale AND Spaghetti Cat on Cute Overload? JOY!

Thank you Meg for bringing these videos to the masses.

 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 10:52 PM

This is so unbelievably AWESOME!!

 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 10:53 PM

There's no way that this is actually real. The cat doesn't have opposable thumbs; the way it's holding the spoon when it brings it to its mouth would cause it to fly out of its paw, since nothing is holding it in place the way a human thumb does when we eat. Also ... chopsticks? That just pushed it over the top. That woman's insane and is clearly sticking stuff to her cat's paws. Notice that it never picks the fork up or puts it down? That's because it CAN'T.

 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 10:54 PM

You can see with the chop-sticks that they are banded to the cats wrist. I'm not even gonna say what I think of this lady.

 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 10:55 PM

I would rate the video at about a seven or eight... haha, crazy cat lady to the extreme.

 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 10:56 PM

@moggyfan: yea, the cat doesn't seem distressed about it.

 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 10:57 PM

There's no way that this is actually real. The cat doesn't have opposable thumbs; the way it's holding the spoon when it brings it to its mouth would cause it to fly out of its paw, since nothing is holding it in place the way a human thumb does when we eat. Also ... chopsticks? That just pushed it over the top. That woman's insane and is clearly sticking stuff to her cat's paws. Notice that it never picks the fork up or puts it down? That's because it CAN'T.

 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 10:57 PM

Somewhere, Ivan Pavlov is smiling and ringing a bell.

Oh, operant conditioning. Is there any behavior you can't regulate?

I guess if people can train their cats to pooh in toilets this isn't really so bad. And the cat is gettin' some good vittles (victuals, I know).

 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 10:58 PM

Definitely not real. Without opposable thumbs, the cat couldn't hold a fork without it flying out of its paws when it brought the fork up to its mouth. The lady clearly affixed it to the cat's paw somehow, which is why you never see it put it down or pick it up. Still kinda cool that it can eat with its paws, but not THAT impressive, really.

 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 10:59 PM

As far as how she "holds" things, It looks like a rubber band to me.

And I second the sentiments flying around here about sanity.

 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 11:00 PM

omg joel mchale!!!! mmm...

 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 11:27 PM

This just takes "Crazy Cat Lady" to a whole 'nother level.

Wow. Empty Nest Syndrome goes terribly wrong.

I'm pretty sure the utensils are attached to the cat with a rubber band.

At least Tessa doesn't seem to mind.

Pretty sure Tessa doesn't give two hoots about Oprah Winfrey, though.

 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 11:47 PM

Okay, Nick. Settle down. We heard you the first time. No need to repeat yourself over and over again. (And ????!, manapwns?)

 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 11:51 PM


 |  Aug 30, 2008 at 11:55 PM

Not to mention the fact that fish, whether meant for humans or in canned cat food is horrible for them- too many minerals that cause urinary tract problems and they're even more sensitive to the mercury content than we are. All my cat gets is some of the liquid from canned tuna when I eat it every once in awhile.

I've seen other cats that eat like this, and yes, the fork is strapped to their paw. I'm pretty sure that the cat just likes to scoop the food with their hand and the humans decided to add the utensil.

 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 12:07 AM

Hahah that loopy lass is cuter than her cat. Very entertaining!

"She would like to be a movie star" >.<

Michelle S
 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 12:18 AM

My cat used to scoop food up with his paw at meal times. At some point though he'd realize that his paw was caked with food and start the frantic paw shake/sling food bits routine.
I imagine sometime near the end of dinner in this household we sing a different tune -
"This is the way we duck the flying fork, wash our paws, the spouse and the wall"

 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 12:19 AM

"and she was left with only her husband, Bill, for company".....LOL.
i'm trying to imagine the pained silence of faye and bill's dinner conversations before tessa became one with utensils.

 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 12:44 AM

I thought the lady was insane.. and then she started ranting on about Tessa's dreams. How's taping utensils to a cat's paw a family secret?

I'm sorry for her husband.

 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 12:47 AM

omg, lol! that's hilarious... and cute...

I think it's actually pretty amazing.

 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 12:48 AM

GreyhoundMommy: Heh, my cat does this, but not with his (dry) food -- he does it with water. It's especially cute when you run the faucet, he'll cup his litttle paw and stick it into the stream for a minute, and then pull it back and drink, pretty much the way I would if I didn't have cups and opposable thumbs.

As for the OP -- I think Ms. CatLady is probably pretty harmless, although I did sort of wonder about that slight twinge of desperation in her voice when she said she wanted to have someone besides her husband to eat with...

 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 01:07 AM

Capital R Redonkulous!

 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 01:43 AM

Why???? "I've taught her to eat the most expensive food". Huh? Surely one of the good things about having a cat is that they eat cheap food. Also thought the plate of food she was giving her was kinda sizeable, the cat will barely be able to get it's chubby paws round its fork soon.

Sarah Bell
 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 02:59 AM

I, too, LOL'ed when she started the "This is the way we wash our paws..."!!

@becca: I have a paw-drinker, too! It's pretty cute, except when he jumps up to cuddle with the wet drinking paw!

Gail (the first one)
 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 03:41 AM

i bet the cat dreams of just savagely tuck into that spaghetti pot.. stuff ur face kitteh!!

 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 04:04 AM

OMG to the nuffers. This cat is so happy it's not even a doubt. You guys are the crazy ones if you think for one minute this cat is in any kind of danger. And it doesn't care what this woman does to it as long as it's fed and patted. She is not hurting it or it would not sit there with the fork for very long!

 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 04:23 AM

why is she giving her cat ice cream? way to give yher diarrhea

 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 05:44 AM

OMG-sketti eating cat! They've been shoving a stuffed cat with a plate of sketti in a baby high chair out on the Soup lately...and my husband & I just crack up over it.
And yeah. No harm done to the cat, people, just relax!

lucy's mommeh
 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 05:54 AM

OMG that cat looked my cat Artemis! I thought it was mine for like, 20 seconds when it started. The face, the eyes, the colouring, the shape and movement. Seriously effing creepy!!!

 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 06:28 AM

Man--can't believe the self-righteous 'nuffs on this one! Whatever the deal, this is funny, the cat is clearly very well-loved (and well-fed), and I'm pretty sure if it develops problems, this lady's vet will tell her. Frankly, this is a pretty damned good life for this moggy compared to many I've seen.

I'll be this couple's kids are perfect ladies and gentlemen, too!

Mrs. P.
 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 06:38 AM

OMG lol.. this is the way we wash our paws.. wash our paws.. wash our paws..
thats ganna be stuck in my head all day hahhaha

 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 06:38 AM

Lighten up folks, I'm with Amanda. This cat is loved, seems to be healthy and happy, so what's the harm? I think the whole thing is somewhere in the middle of ridiculous, sweet, and funny.

 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 06:45 AM

The nuffs here have totally spoiled my day and I'm not even halfway through my moring java yet.

YOU are the ones who should be ashamed with your quick judgements and negative attitude. Oh, and Nick? Guess what? WE HAVE EYES. WE CAN SEE HOW THE DAMN FORK IS ATTACHED.

Yeesh, there are some days when I wonder at the wisdom of checking out the comments here. Some folks just suck all the joy out of life and I honestly wonder if the people around them restrain themselves from giving out smacks upside the head for utter stupidity.

I thought the lady was sweet and crazy in a fun way, the cat is clearly not in any pain AT ALL and is happy and healthy and spoiled. Oh, and the 'dreams' at the end? HOW ABOUT A JOKE PEOPLE?????


 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 06:46 AM

What a coincidence! Just last week, one of my rabbits told me that he wants to meet Tiger Woods. He doesn't want to be a movie star, though. He wouldn't like the paparazzi.

Did anyone else notice that when the guy said, "only a spoon will do" that it isn't a spoon? It's actually a spork.

 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 06:56 AM

lol....yup Erica, I did notice it was a spork. I giggled.

I want a spork. But I've never been given a spork.

(oh, and side to the person who thinks ice cream gives cats diarriha. Most cats are lactose intolerant, but not all. One of my cats is not lactose intolerant and therefore gets the occassional dairy treat.)

 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 07:06 AM

I'm speechless.

Linda H.
 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 07:12 AM

Help me Oprah Win-i-frey!

(the original) Mel
 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 07:22 AM

haven't laughed that hard in a loooooong time... then I read the angry comments... >.<

 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 07:30 AM

She seems like a sweet lady. A tad eccentric (a tad), but sweet. :P

 |  Aug 31, 2008 at 08:00 AM

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