Friday, February 25th, 2011

Ten Songs For Young, Active Cats To Force Their Extroverted Woman Owners To Sing For Them (On A Rainy Stay-At-Home Friday)

"The researchers determined that cats and their owners strongly influenced each other, such that they were each often controlling the other's behaviors. Extroverted women with young, active cats enjoyed the greatest synchronicity, with cats in these relationships only having to use subtle cues, such as a single upright tail move, to signal desire for friendly contact."

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metoometoo (#230)

Can you think of any songs for introverted woman owners to sing to young, active rabbits? The one I made up is getting a little old.

saythatscool (#101)

The theme song to Hare?

Dave Bry (#422)

Mo' Bunnies Mo' Problems?

C_Webb (#855)

Dave, you left out my current favorite Group Participation Number, which involves picking up the cat and swinging it gently but firmly from side to side, singing "I whip my CAT back and forth, I whip my CAT back and forth .." Especially good if one does not want to see one's cat again for three or four hours/the next mealtime, whichever comes first.

Villa (#2,985)

I would straight up abandon a cat that tried to get me to sing "Cats In The Cradle" but maybe a gentle toss into the snow would cure that? Yeah, I don't own a cat.

rustyschwartz (#8,728)

Now, I'm unable to actually listen to it to verify, but I strongly suspect that's not Cat Stevens doing Harry Chapin's "Cat's In The Cradle." I don't mean to be a dick but I do know Cat Stevens wrote no song by that name, nor have I ever heard of him performing the Harry Chapin song. Of course he did write "Father & Son," which happens to be more or less the same thing. But no cats in it.

Dave Bry (#422)

I think you're right. Nice catch. I saw it there, and the picture of Cat, and on first listen, assumed that he had covered the Harry Chapin song (And liked the double-reference of including a Cat Stevens cat song. Better than an Ugly Kid Joe one, for example.) But listening again, it doesn't sound like Cat's voice. It's probably Harry Chapin mistakenly labelled? (I try not to listen to that song too much.)

Thanks, though.

portmanteautally (#1,015)

2 Live Crew: "Pop That Pussy!"

My cat is old school.

Asa (#1,055)

As the boyfriend of an extroverted woman with young, active cats, I will testify to the accuracy of this article.

TennisCourtOaf (#4,871)

I have no idea why, but for me the "Robot Marathon in Osaka Japan" video is showing before the jump right now on this post, and the thought of a woman singing the background music in it is exactly why I adore this site.

Trilby (#3,897)

The Stray Cats lead singer with the blond poof reminds me of Pee-Wee Herman.

Leon (#6,596)

I was once roommates w/ a timid but deadly tabby named Charlie, whose mother was my first cat, and who I knew from birth until moving out of the apartment I had previously shared w/ his owners (I still go visit him!)

Charlie was not a huge music fan (on Friday nights we would listen to Misfits and make him dance), but he always loved when I gave him the Brando speech from On The Waterfront.

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