Okay, this is bad. World famous Japanese cat Maru, who has his own blog, has just appeared in a Fresh Step cat litter commercial aired in the U.S. The video shows his spectacular box-diving talents, but how much money did he make? Did it go to his owner or to him? And will it be used to feed the boy up, making him unable to jump into boxes?
I’m worried that success will spoil Maru. His owner already follows him into his litter box with a camera, turning what should be a moment of blissful privacy into an international spectacle. And she’s posted photos of Maru’s butt, objectifying the poor boy.
And this, courtesy of reader Martin who photographed a store in Kyoto, Japan that sells maneki neko, or “good luck cats”.
We all need one of these; here’s mine:
Do remember that you can send me your cat-related photos. I can’t promise to post them, but if they’re cool they stand a good chance. And soon we’ll have a reader’s cat contest, where your own puss can vie to become Top Cat. If you have a beloved felid, by all means photograph it in a winsome pose.