Caturday felid trifecta: Must-have cat accessories, world’s laziest cat, and a cat’s New Years rulin’s

January 2, 2016 • 9:30 am

BuzzFeed, that reliable way to waste hours on the Internet, has taken us to Japan where, as we know, the people are crazy about cats. The article at the link shows some cat-related products that are truly off the scale, for example this cat-toting hoodie:

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And I must say that I really do like the musky scent of cat paws (admit it: if you have a cat, you’ve sniffed its paws). Cats have scent glands on their paw pads, and I suspect that’s where the nice odor comes from. (One reason I’m not a fan of d*gs is that I’ve never found one that smells good, and when they’re wet it’s DREADFUL.)

Now, however, a Japanese company, Felissimo (have a look at its page, especially here) has eliminated the need to disturb your moggie if you want to sniff its paws. They’re selling a special hand cream that has the cat-paw scent, so your own hands can smell like your cat’s!


You can even get your cat a cardboard forklift house, though I don’t know why you’d want it. “Look! The cat is working on the forklift!”

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Finally, the Japanese are apparently enamored with the smell of cat foreheads, and so have developed a spray that you can use to put that lovely scent on other things. The spray:


One possible use:

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And there’s this, for which I’d very much like a translation from a Japanese-speaking reader:

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Here’s the world’s laziest cat (start the short video of nomming by clicking the arrow):


And, from Matthew Cobb, a cat’s New Years Rulin’s


h/t: Robin, John W.

22 thoughts on “Caturday felid trifecta: Must-have cat accessories, world’s laziest cat, and a cat’s New Years rulin’s

  1. Read the caption for the amusing funny cat forklift gives me seconds of joyful pleasure. I can then share this joyful pleasure with my many social media friends.

  2. Well, my cats have allowed me to live with them for years, and I can’t say I’ve ever sniffed their paws. I must be missing something!

  3. Speaking of cats and lotion, do any readers’ cats HATE hand lotion the way my two young ones do? Mine won’t come near me for a couple of hours after I put any of several different lotions on. These are not stinky lotions…

    1. Cat-think : “You’re looking after yourself instead of ME ??!? Harumph! Not talking to YOU!”

        1. My dog likes to lick the lotion ( and shower/bathwater ) off my legs, but all of my cats until these latest have been indifferent to lotions.

  4. I had no idea that cat feet were worth sniffing. It would require explaining if I were caught doing that.

    1. I would expect them to smell like kitty litter. I do massage their paws, which Booker T especially loves. He has huge “fingers”.

  5. Maybe Forklift Cat is working the night shift with Bob Marley. Everything that they do shall be hopeful and bright!

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