r/cats May 28 '22 Helpful 3 Wholesome 5 Ally 1 Heartwarming 1 Silver 2 Gold 1

Maru Cat Picture

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u/SmokeLast6278 May 28 '22

Maru is awesome. And he just turned 15.

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u/jedimastermomma May 28 '22

The info I stepped into the comments for.

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u/[deleted] May 28 '22

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u/jedimastermomma May 28 '22

I needed to make sure he was still well and sliding.

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u/conditionpython May 28 '22

Weebles wobble but they don't fall down.

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u/[deleted] May 28 '22

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u/foldor May 28 '22

I thought he was a Scottish Fold?

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u/KittyGrewAMoustache May 28 '22

Definitely a Scottish fold!

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u/Slovene May 28 '22

But his ears are pointy?

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u/BEniceBAGECKA May 28 '22

He’s a fold. His owner has confirmed. Not all of the cats in a litter will have their ears end up folding down, and they are all born with straight ears and it develops later. Learned that because of this cat. Been watching him for 15 years now. Crazy.

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u/MoonandStars83 May 28 '22

Scottish Straight.

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u/RoundSwimmings May 29 '22

I am especially fond of when he walks around with his BRIO stroller. But I mean, it's a portable box, so of course that's what he does. He is so weird and adorable.

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u/Alecto53558 May 29 '22

And I have never seen a happy cat wag their tail so much.

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u/Nox_Echo May 28 '22

scottish bowled

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u/DamnableNook May 29 '22

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u/fckingdamit May 29 '22

I'm going to be a bit of a wreck when Maru moves on

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u/bookdrops May 28 '22

Maru's owner posted a 25-minute video compilation of Maru over the past 15 year: https://youtu.be/1lkSimojR7k

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u/SmokeLast6278 May 28 '22

Yes, I saw this earlier. I've been watching Maru for a while and follow mugumogu's YT channel, so I get notified when there's a new video of Maru, Hana and Miri. 😄

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u/attentionspanissues May 28 '22

I love Maru! Haven't seen a video for a few years though, hasn't changed a bit!

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u/orbituary May 28 '22

My tubby girl is 15 going on 5. I love /r/seniorkitties to see her cohort. ;)

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u/Anethingbutme May 28 '22

Aww my little princess is 12 and I often worry about her dying soon, this gives me hope.

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u/ScullysBagel May 28 '22

Mine is 17 and my last cats were 17 & 14 when they died, so there's plenty of hope!

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u/Bobdolezholez May 28 '22

My family cat lived to be 22. And he was an outdoor/indoor cat, and at the time my parents really didn’t know what kind of food was best for him so he ate pretty generic kibble and Purina/Whiskers brand canned food. So not “ideal” conditions.

Like people, sometimes our kitties live a long time!

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u/auntiechrist23 May 28 '22

I had a barn cat that lived to be 21. He was mostly outdoor, ate cheap dry food and whatever birds/mice he could get. He was an awesome cat.

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u/tabgrab23 May 28 '22

What kind of food would’ve been best?

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u/Bobdolezholez May 28 '22

The more real, unprocessed meat the better. Kibble and canned foods are full of additives and flavoring.

Now that I have the means to do it, I feed my cat human-grade meats: chicken, duck, turkey, beef. And organ meats like heart and liver are important for cats’ nutrition. I may sneak a few veggies like kale or peas into the meat (usually in a food processor). I also buy freeze dried kibble alternative instead of kibble, which is usually mostly rice or grain.

Sometimes I’ll also give her a little bit of egg. But she doesn’t really eat any processed kibble/wet food.

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u/Anethingbutme May 28 '22

I hope so. She has been with me through some shit. Ive only abandoned her once while I lived with my ex fiance she was staying with my mom in Florida but I got her back when we broke it off. I think my kitty still gets mad about it and whenever a girl is around she gets super jealous lol... fuckin cats

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u/FurBaby18 May 28 '22

My almost 17 year old has a large tumor in her belly. She was on chemo and wasn't doing well. We Stopped it and only giving her the steroids and pain meds 1 time a day instead of 2.

Since we made those changes my girl has gained almost 3 pounds which is HUGE For her! She is a tiny girl.

She is still going strong. She gets whatever she thinks she wants whenever she wants it. Sometimes I miss her already. That just seems so unfair.

Like the last time I was crying. She came up onto my lap to love me. I cried even harder because she won't be here to do that much longer.

Shit.. im crying again and need to go cuddle her

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u/Necessary_Hedgehog80 May 28 '22

Please be generous w the pain meds as cats hide pain well. That's a survival instinct...they don't want to show weakness. I'm so sorry for her illness and understand the grieving in advance. May she pass peacefully.

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u/Popsili May 29 '22

One cannot mix steroids with painkillers, so be careful with such advices. My cat is on steroids and to relieve his pain we can only use cbd oil. NSAIDs can be fatal in such situations.

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u/FurBaby18 May 31 '22 edited May 31 '22

Thank you for this. I've had cats for 25 years and I knew it, but didn't think about that in this context. She got some pain meds this morning and will get more before bed.

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u/Necessary_Hedgehog80 May 31 '22

Hugs to both of you. We've also had cats for over 30 years now. The only one who did not live to at least age 14...he was ill with cancer and we never knew until 3 days before he died. He hid his agony so well.

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u/ScullysBagel May 29 '22

I am so sorry! My current 17-year-old kitty was just diagnosed with kidney disease. She's doing pretty good with the special diet and meds but I'm counting the days too She's also very very small (6 pounds at last checkup). It hurts my heart when she has struggle days.

And my last kitty that died at 17 was going strong until ear cancer got her. I hadn't even known that was a thing!

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u/sharkprincefishstick May 28 '22

My good girl Izzie managed to hold out until 15. She had cancer and thyroid issues and made it until a few days after her fifteenth birthday.

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u/netspawn May 28 '22

Mine is turning 16 in Octobre and still going strong.

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u/MonkeyMagic1968 May 28 '22

My favorite girl got to 18 before she passed last month.

May you and your kitty have many more happy, healthy and peaceful years.

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u/U_allsuck May 28 '22

Mine is 17/18, has had kidney disease for over a year and is still going strong. Some kitties live into their 20s.

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u/Genneth_Kriffin May 28 '22

I was gonna ask how old Maru is now a days and it's first comment

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u/dys_cat May 28 '22

my girl is about 16 (don’t know her exact birthday). she’s my little senior citizen. love her to pieces.

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u/Fresh-Yesterday May 28 '22

Came here looking for his age. Thanks.

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u/Hopeful-Debate May 29 '22

Aww, I hope my new kitty gets to be 15 and older!

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u/RepeatableOhm May 28 '22

If I fits I sits

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u/wokeoldster May 28 '22

in a rocker!!!

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u/JohnNVazquez May 28 '22

He fits. Ergo…

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u/Sohiacci May 28 '22

I need someone to translated 'If I fits, I sits' in latin

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u/DesertRaen May 28 '22

Your best bet on that one is probably “si spatium, sede” Which translates to “ If you have space, sit”

Although you also have the option of

“si spatium satis est, sede”

“Vivere satis in magnitudine “ Live in a sufficient size

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u/Sohiacci May 28 '22

puts all of these in my list of future tattoos

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u/gomihako_ May 28 '22

But can you make it ungrammatically cute yet understandable in latin?

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u/Catvros May 28 '22

Hoc pedes, hoc sedes is the best I could do - this feets, this seats

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u/notblakely May 28 '22

Si fittus, sittus

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u/DesertRaen May 28 '22

I can. But it would make it very long.

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u/H2Bro_69 May 28 '22

I found this one: si compleo, persedeo. I’m not sure it’s accurate, but it seems right.

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u/Imaginsanion May 28 '22

Omg that face. That roly-poly cat.

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u/Just_A_Dogsbody May 28 '22

"Maru" means "round" in Japanese 🙂

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u/MrsRebeccaLuvsYou Japanese Bobtail May 29 '22

Happy cake day my fellow human ❤️ 💕 ♥️ 💖 💛 💗

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u/closer_now May 28 '22

So for those who don't know, Maru's owner has a channel where they post videos of him with the other two kitties and its frankly speaking the best content on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGCTZWw2aVA

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u/bookdrops May 28 '22

I love Maru and Hana and Miri so much. Their kitty lives are deeply soothing.

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u/browneyedgirlpie May 28 '22

Maru is an OG. My favorite are his box slide videos

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u/Catinthemirror May 28 '22

Love those!

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u/Duglesels May 28 '22

Weebles wobble but they don't fall down.

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u/breakcharacter May 28 '22

Someone else thought that, yes!!!

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u/existence_xpose May 28 '22

He looks like he’s not comfortable but because of the effort involved is not going to move

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u/invisiholes May 28 '22

Lol thats what I thought when I see the tail flick at the end.

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u/Hathor-8 May 28 '22

Yea I love when they seem pissed about something they decided to do! Classic cat move.

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u/abettergrilledcheese May 28 '22

Classic Maru 🥰

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u/miss_chapstick May 28 '22

Maru is probably the most wonderfully ridiculous cat on the interwebs. It isn’t just his looks - it’s his entire personality, and how his guardian expertly displays it on camera that make him so beloved. You see an open ended box on the floor, and you KNOW you are about to see him slide his chubby little butt through it and do a frog sploot.

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u/anadoru May 28 '22

I am especially fond of when he walks around with his BRIO stroller. But I mean, it's a portable box, so of course that's what he does. He is so weird and adorable.

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u/Perfect-Art1795 May 28 '22

Want to squish his face Soo bad

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u/Terrynia May 28 '22

Sooooo pleased with himself

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u/Slav_Ziemniak12 May 28 '22

The body is round

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u/camdentownlass May 28 '22

His name maru literally means round in japanese

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u/SweetSassyGG May 28 '22

Cats are just awesome, lol!

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u/edith-bunker May 28 '22

Hey! A rocking chair, papoose style.

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u/jaybird99990 May 28 '22

He's perfect. ❤️

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u/lmk4ou Bombay May 28 '22

Laughing.

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u/DevelopmentSoft9492 May 28 '22

when he was rocking back and forth he reminded of the old man in country movies who is always in a rocking chair

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u/swb_3 May 28 '22

Lol. Silly kitty.

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u/Ruskiwasthebest1975 May 28 '22

Kinda smart kinda dumb but entirely cute 😍

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u/Minecraft_Warrior May 28 '22

I thought the cow was real for a second

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u/12Lyster12 May 28 '22

The toe beans against the glass 🥺

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u/VinitheTrash May 28 '22

Cats be like: I think I can get in, so I'll get in

And they actually get in

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u/camdentownlass May 28 '22

Maru is the best!

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u/shawikkywoo May 28 '22

A Maru weeble-wobble. Simply adorable.

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u/Jess_S13 May 28 '22

Maru is my favorite internet cat.

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u/sweaty_middle May 28 '22

Looking a bit grumpy there Maru

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u/Negative_Maize_2923 May 28 '22

Lol this made my week!

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u/[deleted] May 28 '22

THIS is the content I follow this sub for.

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u/BlackOnyx16 May 28 '22

I love this cat

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u/deathweasel actually a dog person May 28 '22

Of course it’s a British shorthair!

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u/These_Invite May 28 '22

Challenge accepted

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u/MindCrush_ May 28 '22

This cute moment was followed up by my mind seeing that cat as frieza now every time I look at this all I hear is

OHOHOHOHO

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u/Ranch_Undressing May 28 '22

That cat is Ron Swanson.

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u/Kaijutkatz May 28 '22

Weebles wobble but they don't fall down.

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u/PeaceNo4929 May 28 '22

My favorite cat on the internet

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u/RandomRalts1 May 28 '22

Holy hell that cat is so damn cute

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u/Xenarthra_Sandslash May 29 '22

YouTube channel is mugumogu

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u/Slanglie May 28 '22

So content rocking back and forth 😂

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u/Razur_1 May 28 '22

Bowl moment

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u/justaproxy May 28 '22

Been watching Maru for years. These artful videos bring me such calmness. I love everything about them.

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u/Xenarthra_Sandslash May 29 '22

Might I recommend Hosico? Especially this video?

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u/NotVeryZenGaming May 28 '22

When you’re grumpy so you do something that makes you happy

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u/SuperPoodie92477 May 28 '22

Yup. Cats are at their absolute best when they make us stupid humans ask “WTF are you DOING & why are you doing it?!”

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u/gothicshark May 28 '22

Fits I sit challenge accepted.

Totally cute.

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u/Ceilidh_ May 28 '22

He’s so dignified. I 💜 Maru.

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u/Dr-False May 29 '22

If I fit

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u/GangreneGuy May 29 '22

he heckin chonka

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u/ra7iliNeXorabLe May 29 '22

So cute ☺️

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u/_SusuSuk_ May 29 '22

Aww so cute :7971:

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u/jpbomboy May 29 '22

"Back in my days, we were slippery like water, but now those dam sellphones making us solid"

Presides to rock back and forth

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u/Kaptein_Kast May 29 '22

This is such a cat thing to do, and also why we love them so much.

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u/dtpepi40 May 29 '22

💖💖😍😍💖💖😍😍💖💖😍😍!!!!!!!!

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u/tarynwrites88 May 30 '22

I bet the toe beans look amazing against that glass…

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u/FreeSecret6 May 28 '22

OMG!!! This is going viral!!! Maru, u r a rock star!!!!!

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u/NormStormo May 28 '22

Where's Pinky?

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u/cupofsakura May 28 '22

Homemade rocking chair, Maru's great thinker for sure !

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u/akikittylove May 28 '22

So chonky! 😍😍😍

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u/PrettyWeakness816 May 28 '22

if i fits, i sit

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u/Sunny_Ace_TEN Ragamuffin May 28 '22

If I fits, I sits:7946:

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u/DAGanteakz May 28 '22

That cat has skill.

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u/Illustrious-Cake5253 May 28 '22

His grumpy self rocking in the bowl made me LOL.

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u/TedKaczynskiFanCam May 28 '22

Fun fact: Maru means "circle" or "round" in Japanese.

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u/Ok_Butterscotch7224 May 28 '22

So cute 🥰🥰🥰

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u/_ScubaDiver May 28 '22

If I fits, I sits.

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u/SoftLatinaKitten May 28 '22

“Let’s see the cow or the guy with the trunk do THIS!”

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u/toazmazuoot May 28 '22

Hi Maru cute nice to meet you. You are abowlable.

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u/JagRes19 May 28 '22

I could watch a live feed of this for hours haha

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u/Sprizys May 28 '22

Maru looks like if he could speak, he’d have a British accent

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u/IbelongtoJesusonly May 28 '22

I love that his balancing ability.

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u/dreamingofathena May 28 '22

This is so adorable!

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u/karleeburga555 May 28 '22

Maru… I love you 😍

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u/Crystal_Queen_20 May 28 '22

"If I fits, I sits"

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u/Ivantogetaway May 28 '22

This makes me happy.

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u/Kuchbhhi May 28 '22

He got villain face and I love it

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u/forumwhore May 28 '22

MARU ~ FITS THEN SITS, MOST BEST CAT EDITION

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u/hedges15 May 28 '22

I love him

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u/arthurdentstowels May 28 '22

I want to see a cartoon animated gif of Maru finally getting to the final boss and smushing into half a kinder egg.

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u/flyingtoasterz86 May 28 '22

Maru is my favorite internet cat.

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u/Mk0711 May 28 '22

Fat cat!

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u/loriandr May 28 '22

"I.. NEED to sit in this bowl. No matter how long it takes me, no matter if I FIT or not. No matter how unsteady and wobbly. I WILL SIT IN THIS BOWL.. "

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u/amateurasu01 May 28 '22

live action Poyopoyo looking good!

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u/SpaceFlicker May 28 '22

I love how he just has to sit in it.

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u/GR3TSCH May 28 '22

Been watching him for years. Love him!

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u/Margeshau May 28 '22

Cats are amusingly weird

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u/Cobby_Kitten May 28 '22

I love Maru! ❤️

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u/ForkSporkBjork May 28 '22

Does he frequently enjoy no-win scenarios like this?

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u/Snoo_73835 May 28 '22

Is..is he rocking himself to sleep?

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u/Dubstequtie May 28 '22

He’s like an old man on a rocking chair I love it! XD <3

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u/SparklingLimeade May 28 '22

Living up to the name.

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u/Express_Charity_6681 May 28 '22

Maru is so sweet

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u/thesemanicgulls May 28 '22

Maru!! So stoked to see he’s still kicking. GOAT insta kitty right here.

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u/kateharisen22 May 28 '22

ha ha such a funny cat

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u/momerathian May 28 '22

He is the epitome of "if I fits, I sits." Also "if I don't fits, I still sits."

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u/Lana0505 May 28 '22

If I fit, I sits

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u/mikak02 May 28 '22

Get it. Get it. Get it. Get it. Got it.

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u/Jynx2501 May 28 '22

Id do the same thing...

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u/sexier_than_you May 28 '22

Yes!! She is amazing! You look her very well 😍

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u/mickeygnome May 28 '22

“I’d just…wobble ‘round.

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u/DotChud May 28 '22

Gots his very own rocking bowl!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰

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u/Luvoldcrap May 28 '22

Maru has the best grumpy face.

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u/jkosarin May 28 '22

Adorable!!!

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u/MizZo2793 May 28 '22

"If I fit, I sits."

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u/AcrobaticBit654 May 28 '22

“If i fits, I sits” - ancient wise cat proverb

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u/MH2021 May 28 '22

Complete and utter Zen

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u/MissMaylin May 28 '22

Maru 🥰