October 5, 2012

Viral advertising gets very psychedelic... and feline...



Via Metafilter, via somebody who posted before understanding that it's an ad.

(If you want the cat-poop-related product, here it is.)

14 comments:

Coketown said...

An observation: 95% of cat products are to stop it from doing something disgusting, unsanitary, or destructive. 95% of dog products are to reward it for being awesome.

I mean, do you know what 'spraying' is? Male cats literally just spray urine all over your walls, drapes, carpets, furniture. Everywhere. That's assuming you have drapes and carpeting left and the cat didn't rip them to ribbons.

It's also assuming you can smell the urine over the horrid, pungent stink of the cat's litter box--either it's designated litter box or your potted plants. Whichever it prefers using. It'll choose, don't worry.

Ann Althouse said...

The preference for cats has to do with the way it's okay to leave them alone. They prefer it. You can leave town. The dog, you have to worry about it. Is it sad? Does it need to be taken out?

edutcher said...

If the litter box starts talking to you, it's time for detox.

Coketown said...

I thought the preference was temperamental. Cat people and dog people. One has to earn a cat's affection while dogs slather it onto anyone. Cat-love is more precious because it's scarce, and cat people like that idea.

I don't know anyone who chose one over the other based on the convenience of taking vacation. But maybe. I've heard enough horror stories of cats being left home alone for so many days that my guess is most cat owners still board their cats.

Coketown said...

Hahaha, holy crap, I remember working at the pet store, and we got those automatic feeders in. It dispenses food at pre-selected times at pre-selected portions. One of our regulars was ecstatic because she was leaving town and figured between her automatic litter box and automatic feeder she'd be golden. Well the litter box jammed so that cats stopped using it, and used the rest of the house instead. Ewwwww. Eww!!! Hahaha. She was funny about it though.

wyo sis said...

Now you know someone who chose a cat because you can leave it alone for a day or two without worrying about it.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

Man, thanks, Ann ... I think.

Bucky Katt of the comic strip "Get Fuzzy": "Hey, I can quit the 'nip whenever I want." (Bucky actually on the 'nip: "Have you ever looked at your paw? I mean, really, really looked at your paw?" "I am the master of this curtain! I am the master of all window treatments!")

I like the line from somewhere in Heinlein that "A dog is a slave; a cat is a free citizen"; all the same, sometimes the free citizens do end up owning the place. I have two cats — or, rather, they have me. They have me good and trained.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

Coketown,

Hahaha, holy crap

You said it. Then again, you haven't seen animal mayhem until two Doberman Pinschers have between them devoured a bar of soap. They had lots of water; they'd each produced yard-wide barf puddles and then, once we got those mopped up, immediately did a repeat performance. Both.

The really lovely part is that the soap was from a bathroom in a part of the house a dog would have to jump a gate to get to, and only one of the dogs would jump that gate. So she went and stole the soap, and brought it back to the other end of the house, and then they both ate it and got sick on it.

PatCA said...

I think it's an irresponsible ad. What about all those young kittehs who would be tempted by drugs? :)

Seriously, I think we could reach peace on earth through the medium of youtube cat videos. Giggling with delight at the antics of your pet seems to be a universal value.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

PatCA,

Peace Through Maru! I can think of less likely paths.

Carnifex said...

On a more serious note...people that have pets should have a plan for them also in a disaster situation. Always have spare cans of pet food in case you get snowed in for example. And in a pinch, you can eat it too.(some preppers prefer pet food to say Dinty Moore. You're more reluctant to eat it, thereby stretching your supplies out.) In Zero's case he can just eat the dog.

As for the cat product, my wife wants to know if the make it in mansize...What?! Why do you want to know that?!! Don't tell me no reason, there has to be a reason...

Okay, I gotta find out what she's goin' on about,

PatCA said...

Yes, Maru for Dear Leader!

And Dave Barry famously wrote that dogs will eat anything on the theory that they can always throw it up later.

Carnifex said...

I kan haz KITTEH vydeo!!

EDH said...

Ann Althouse said...
The preference for cats has to do with the way it's okay to leave them alone. They prefer it.

"Wake up and smell the cat food in your bank account"

When you are alone you are the cat, you are the phone
You are an animal
The words I'm singing now
Mean nothing more than meow to an animal
Wake up and smell the cat food in your bank account
But don't try to stop the tail that wags the hound...

No one in the world ever gets what they want and that is beautiful
Everybody dies frustrated & sad and that is beautiful
They want what they're not and I wish they would stop saying,
Deputy dog dong a ding dang depadepa
Deputy dog dong a ding dang depadepa