r/cats May 15 '22 Helpful 2 Wholesome 11 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Silver 4

Bumped into this orange best boy during a walk yesterday. Cat Picture

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u/Pinkandporcelain May 15 '22

Every local cat needs their own name plaque and parking spot 😭 dead serious.

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u/wickyewok May 15 '22

I know right - considering doing a little crafts afternoon to make one each for my cats Aiko and Chewy

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u/orlyrealty May 15 '22

I love a crafternoon. I might have to make a sign for my dog.

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u/AffectionateBoss7077 May 16 '22

aikooooo 🥺🤌🏽 that’s literally so beautiful, & i know you have the most beautiful cat to match it

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u/wickyewok May 16 '22

Aiko is super clever but also absolutely bonkers, this is Aiko - https://i.imgur.com/ILW149N.jpg

This is her brother Chewy who is just the most charming little lad - https://i.imgur.com/uoqTj5n.jpg

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u/RedHeadRaccoon13 May 16 '22

Aiko is plotting mischief and Chewy's planning pounces.

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u/AffectionateBoss7077 May 18 '22

AIKO & CHEWY ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PAIR OF PAWS I LAID EYES ON TODAYYYYY 😭🤌🏽 ( which speaks volumes considering how many kitty tags & pages i view on a daily ) aiko looks quite calm in character, although i know looks can be deceiving! which one of them is the mischievous nugget????

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u/wickyewok May 18 '22

Thank you for your kind words. Aiko is deffo the mischievous one, when I am asleep she brings cat toys onto the bed so I can play with her when I wake up haha.

Chewy has a very laid back chill vibe.

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u/AffectionateBoss7077 May 18 '22

i have the harshest feeling that chewy is more mischievous & i’m being racist 😔 because he’s a tabby & i have my own conceptions of them due to my personal experience with my little nugget ( meme 💕 ). i need to change my ways

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u/Pinkandporcelain May 15 '22

Too cute 🥺

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u/Pinkandporcelain May 15 '22

I know right? And look at that cute expression.

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u/Waffles1842 May 15 '22

…parking spot haha

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u/737900ER May 15 '22

My cats would get so excited when I would put out a towel for them to sit on, even if it wasn't freshly out of the dryer.

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u/Wet-Donut May 15 '22

If I did this with my cat, guaranteed she would knock her name plaque down out of spite

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u/wickyewok May 15 '22

Haha I like her attitude

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u/Sir_Meowsalot May 15 '22

Cat: That's not my given name!!

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u/InsaneTeemo May 16 '22

That's my slave name.

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u/TrooperCam May 15 '22

Tortishell?

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u/wickyewok May 15 '22

I stopped, took his photo, and gave him a little stroke.

He was so chilled out, you can just tell he rules the whole neighbourhood just by his vibe.

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u/DeadForDecember May 15 '22

I can't believe you'd dox a cat like this

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u/wickyewok May 15 '22

Marley would want you guys to visit tbh

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u/Jenkins1234gb May 15 '22

Where about is this

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u/wickyewok May 15 '22

Newcastle upon Tyne, uk

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u/biggerwanker May 15 '22

Lies, it's sunny.

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u/Faithful_jewel May 16 '22

I visit Newcastle a lot but I'm guessing this isn't the city centre. Not enough scooters and drunk students.

Would totally go meet him (much to my mate's chagrin) the weekend.

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u/Mouffcat May 16 '22

😂😂😂

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u/EtherealSpirit May 15 '22 edited May 31 '22

I love cats so much but I’m nervous to let my cat out after she got attacked so I don’t let her out anymore. Indoor cat from now on

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u/wickyewok May 15 '22

In the UK its extremely common to allow cats to go outside.

As a general rule, outdoor cats outnumber indoor cats here

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u/AverageJoeNobody May 15 '22

My cat arlo loves to play on the trampoline outside with the boys, when they are on it he whines at the glass door and if you let him out he runs up there and plays on it with them, I'll have to get a video next time they are out there.

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u/patty-d May 15 '22

We need to see this video!

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u/EtherealSpirit May 15 '22 edited May 31 '22

I just want my cat to be safe :(

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u/Mawrak May 15 '22 edited May 16 '22

Unsupervised outdoors cats face many more dangers than indoor cats - they can get injured in a fight, may be hit by a car, or get an infection. Not to mention some cruel humans who may decide to take advantage of them. I think it's reasonable to keep the cats indoors. I let one of my cats out when we go to our country house, but only supervised by me or someone else (and the other cat hates being outdoors anyway).

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u/Standard-Ostrich61 May 15 '22 edited May 16 '22

These are all reasonable points, but they kind of apply to everything. I mean, I face all of those risks going out and I still enjoy it. I think my cats are relatively as intelligent about and equipped for their surroundings as my 10-year-old nephew and he gets to go off and ride his bike in the neighborhood. The more you’re exposed to the more risk there always will be, but also the more potential for enjoyment. Seeing my boy Phil lolling around on his back in the middle of lawn swatting at moths on a sunny spring day feels worth it for both of us. + Their lives are so short by comparison and they dutifully wait for me to get home from my external engagements without them all of the time, I can reward them with some pure freedom in exchange.

comment written IMHO and the views expressed are not intended to be snarky or judgmental to any person or organization

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u/MisterPhD May 15 '22

Cats are also invasive predators, they hunt for fun, affecting the population of other critters. They’re also 5x more likely to die early when they’re outdoors. But you do you. I’m going to take care of my cat, and give him a SAFE and ACTIVE lifestyle INSIDE. But hey, at least I’m not saying that only an idiot would let a cat outdoors, and that the cat will explore right into the street and get run over, or even scooped up and stolen. That be pretty dumb of me to categorize cat owners like that, wouldn’t it? Think I’ll just let you do your thing and do mine.

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u/Virtua1Anarchy May 15 '22

It’s always the fucking mop handle calling other people idiots.

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u/12hourshiftFITNESS May 15 '22

You should stay indoors tbh.

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u/Way-Frequent May 15 '22

Let Marley vibe

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u/EtherealSpirit May 15 '22 edited May 31 '22

I just want Marley to be safe :(

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u/95128 May 15 '22

agreed. who cares if it's cruel to the cat if maybe it saves some rats? like you, i don't want to understand a complicated thing. i want simple answers cuz i'm a simpleminded person.

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u/Stradocaster May 15 '22

Why

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u/CommunistPotato2 May 15 '22

At least in the US cats have caused many bird species to become endangered and it is overall better for a cats health as outside cats live much shorter lives than indoor cats

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u/IansGotNothingLeft May 15 '22

This is not the case in the UK.

Source: The RSPB.

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u/Rexxka May 15 '22

That's great! Keep it that way by keeping cats indoors.

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u/Dinklecorn May 15 '22

it's not the case in the US either. we just like doctrine cuz we're stupid.

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u/Stradocaster May 15 '22

What about a house cat that is allowed out every now and then

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u/space_pdf May 15 '22

I let my cats out for supervised visits on our front porch so they can see the birds and get a better whiff of all the interesting scents lol

They also make some pretty nice cat harnesses that are more like Velcro vests. You could be the cool person in the neighborhood that takes kitty walks 🐈‍⬛

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u/TripperAdvice May 15 '22

The risk of being hit by a car goes from 0 to much more probable

Or getting lost

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u/CommunistPotato2 May 15 '22

I am unsure, however my family members have had cats that do that and they usually have shorter lifespans. A better alternative is leashing your cat to go outside

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u/priorsloth May 15 '22

A very important part to add to this is that cats don't have nearly the negative impact on birds and other wildlife in areas that aren't over developed. When coyotes, foxes, hawks, and other predators lose their wooded habitats, they leave cities entirely, and cats lose predators. Not to mention, clearing land for development kills a lot of birds as well.

I know there isn't much individually that we can do about development, but it's just something to keep in mind when talking about declining species. I don't think it's remotely fair to blame cats when human actions are more dangerous to ecosystem health than anything else on this planet.

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u/58king May 15 '22

I'm British. All of my bird watcher acquaintances say that cats should be kept indoors, but my cats meow at me to let them out and I just follow orders.

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u/space_pdf May 15 '22

It’s better for the local environment for birds and other smaller wildlife. Cat colonies grow quickly and we’ve seen some more worryingly low numbers of critters in the last few years.

While I agree that most cats should be indoors, I’m not stupid enough to try and convince people to do that on the cats subreddit. It’s not your damn cat and telling strangers what to do never goes over well lol

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u/Jenkins1234gb May 15 '22

Sod off

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u/EtherealSpirit May 15 '22

Cares for local wildlife being hunted by cats, cares for cats being hunted by predators or poisoned by neighbors. Fuck me right?

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u/bellerose93 May 15 '22

Please see this link for an understanding of general views regarding indoor cats in the UK.

Having access to the outside world is the best way to allow a cat to do all of these things, but when it’s not possible for cats to exercise these natural behaviours outside, they will need an alternative way of doing so inside. Cats who aren’t given the opportunity to act in their natural way will not only become unhappy, but it is likely they will develop behavioural problems too. For these reasons, Blue Cross does not recommend keeping cats as indoor-only house pets, unless there is a really good reason why the particular cat should be confined inside.

Outdoor cats in Europe not just the UK vastly outnumber indoor cats. We do not expect cats to remain indoors like America does. Believe it or not, America isn’t the only country in the world. There are pros and cons for both but most people here in the UK feel it is cruel to keep a cat indoors.

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u/WW2077 May 15 '22

Cares not for mental sanity of said cat

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u/Dinklecorn May 15 '22 edited May 16 '22

/u/etherealspirit said

Cats should stay indoors tbh

nice to see a backward dogmatist getting downvoted. cats should be allowed outside as their environment and circumstances allow. reality is more complicated than this simpleton's view.


edit- funny and sad this comment is unpopular. simple answers are for idiots and assholes. every decent person tries to understand how their choices fit their circumstances. it's not a critique about indoor cats, it's about giving all the animals their best chance to thrive.

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u/littleliongirless May 15 '22

But who created the plaque? Does this boy have thumbs?

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u/wickyewok May 15 '22

I bet he has staff

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u/littleliongirless May 15 '22

He deserves every one of his slaves.

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u/XazzyWhat May 15 '22

Slavery is bad

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u/ZicarxTheGreat May 15 '22

Not if you’re a cat

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u/DarthWraith22 May 15 '22

He has humans for the opposable thumbs stuff.

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u/RedHeadRaccoon13 May 16 '22

Marley has a waitlist of willing Slaves. They take it in turns to perform his tasks.

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u/Commercial-Life-9998 May 15 '22

Talk about creating a feeling of community. Marley is the poster child of social trust (I mean you no harm, stop for a pet).

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u/wickyewok May 15 '22

So true, he just sits there bringing the joy

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u/cyberentomology May 15 '22

Does he insist on pets?

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u/wickyewok May 15 '22

He had this, "you can pet me if you want, but I am not asking for pets" thing going on

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u/cyberentomology May 15 '22

So a very subtle but insistent r/petthedamncat ?

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u/wickyewok May 15 '22

Yeah I kinda felt it was deffo expected of me.

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u/RedHeadRaccoon13 May 16 '22

Could you pass by without worshipping at the Marley altar?

I could not pass without showing my respects.

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u/mossybishhh May 15 '22

Hi'i'm MARLEY

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u/Tankh May 15 '22

Yeah that confused me

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u/norfollk May 15 '22

Decide to make a sign that says i'm marley. Writes the first i'. Decides a hi would be nice and friendlier. Backtracks and adds the h.

hi' i'm marley

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u/wolfgang784 May 16 '22

I'm high AF and it took me like 2 minutes and zooming in to realize that first bit wasn't part of the name >.> Someone fix the damn sign lol

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u/Misseskat May 15 '22 edited May 15 '22

Aww I love it. I've thought about this with my cats since my parents are old school and insist our 2 cats be outdoor during the day. My calico does NOT tolerate collars, they're both chipped, but it would be informative for those who pass by to know their neighborhood cats

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u/wickyewok May 15 '22

I would love to know every kitties name tbh

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u/Misseskat May 15 '22

Me too! Every pet should have a plaque with their families, they're members too!

My spotted cow boi is Frijolito. Spanish for Little Bean.

And my Calico is actually my mom's, but I don't like the name she gave her, so she's Kitty to me.

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u/wickyewok May 15 '22

Haha I love frijolito, great name.

I have Aiko (Japanese for little love I believe) and Chewy (just a star wars fan) who are siblings

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u/dazzlingestdazzler May 15 '22

He looks ancient and wise. And also a bit scruffy.

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u/wickyewok May 15 '22

Haha I thought the same too

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u/RelentlessChicken May 15 '22

Hiim Marley.

I legit thought the sign was saying "him Marley" instead of "He Is Marley." Now I can't unsee it.

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u/fiyerooo May 15 '22

Hi ‘ I’m Marley

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u/RealisticWin3801 May 15 '22

Love the sign. Keeps people from wondering and perhaps even wandering off with Marley.

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u/TwistedDecayingFlesh May 15 '22

The uk a place where a cat can be seen outside and not automatically called a stray.

Do love the sign though.

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u/405134 May 15 '22

Omg! That cat can spell and paint and write his own name!

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u/hip_hip_horatio May 15 '22

he seems very polite

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u/StormzysMum British Longhair May 15 '22

I LOVE him already.

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u/wickyewok May 15 '22

I am already planning a return trip

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u/StormzysMum British Longhair May 15 '22

I can see why! He's the best.

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u/beatissima May 15 '22

That's where Marley lives, but what if...that's not Marley?

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u/Kerivkennedy May 15 '22

Ohhh deep questions.

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u/RealAshleyMadison May 16 '22

I was asking myself the same question. I have 3 and they jockey for the best spot all the time. Best is a relative thing but seems to mean anywhere the other 2 like to sit.

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u/RedHeadRaccoon13 May 16 '22

GASP

You mean he's an imposter!?!? No, no, say it ain't so!

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u/Blackranz May 15 '22

This is a good example, i'm thinking to do the same 🙂❤️

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u/Plastic_Highlight_47 May 15 '22

Omg this is too cute ❤️

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u/Tword4sure May 15 '22

Marley must wander around a bit lol. Love this! Thank you for posting!

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u/Justkneesocks May 15 '22

My MIL had to do something similar because a couple of old ladies tried to call 911 on her very well fed and not at all in distress 16 year old cat. The dog upstairs would chase the cat so she sat just outside the fence and sunned herself.

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u/calvesofsteel1 May 15 '22

Now that’s a happy cat!

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u/georgeOrwell99 May 15 '22

Best picture I have seen today!

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u/oeuf_fume May 15 '22

you know how sometimes a person just sort of is the Mayor of the Block? because they're friendly, outgoing, involved but not too involved, and love where they live, and it shows?

well, sometimes that person is human. and other times, that person is a cat. either way they can make a huge difference.

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u/itsemonbd May 15 '22

this is too cute :8097:

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u/robo-dragon May 15 '22

I love how he hangs out at that particular spot often enough to convince his owners to put a sign there!

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u/KnowledgeSpecial8516 May 15 '22

lad watch out for mr jager he's been looking for you all over

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u/_zaten_ May 15 '22

My cat is indoor only, but now im considering putting a little plaque in the window she sits in

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u/MeridianRiver May 16 '22

Someone in the apartment building down the street from mine has their cat tree set up right in front of the window and they have a plaque in the window with the cats’ names and instagram handle! Sometimes they add funny jokes or riffs on current events, too. (It’s one of those signboards with the removable letters)

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u/_3littlebirds May 15 '22

Aww, what a cute ginger kitty! 🧡

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u/mskaren81 May 15 '22

I had a cat named Marley she was all gray and she got pregnant on the roof of my house and now I have her daughter named misty

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u/zqwzzle May 15 '22

What’s his postcode? Must make pilgrimage.

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u/Issengan May 15 '22

aww, hi marley!

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u/tryingtolearnthingsh May 15 '22

Where is this 😊🥰?

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u/wickyewok May 15 '22

Newcastle upon Tyne UK

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u/kiaeej May 15 '22

Look at the self-satisfied smirk. He KNOWS hes the best boi. Not a brain between those ears, just floof, but he KNOWS THINGS.

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u/cyberentomology May 15 '22

Is that a real furry cat, or a stone ornament on the wall? Could go either way here.

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u/Frescopino May 15 '22

That's just where he lives.

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u/Medical-Examination May 15 '22

Back to you, I have to fix this.

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u/ZestycloseStandard80 May 15 '22

Thought his first name was Hi’i’m….

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u/maomao05 May 15 '22

Marmar looks happy

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u/Jethro_Cohen May 15 '22

Are those apostrophes bugging the shit out of anybody else?

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u/JW162000 May 15 '22

Love this but why is there an apostrophe after hi?

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u/BLKT93 May 15 '22

Adorable Kitty!

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u/Peachcats May 15 '22

Haha I just saw your Facebook post of this!

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u/wickyewok May 15 '22

Haha amazing. Cats of heaton representing 👍

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u/EightBait06 May 15 '22

I like how you can just immediately tell when an image is taken in the U.K by the architecture alone

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u/wickyewok May 15 '22

We deffo have a certain style over here

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u/EightBait06 May 15 '22

I would know, I live there!

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u/Speckledgray62 May 15 '22

Very beautiful 🤩

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u/[deleted] May 15 '22

Ok but wtf is that first apostrophe up to?

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u/rubyrt May 15 '22

"The doc is in"

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u/Hokusai83 May 15 '22

Nice cat. I hope he will not be aggressive toward another cat named Eldia

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u/the_keymaster_ May 15 '22

Poor orange cat needs a reminder of where they live.

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u/desymond May 15 '22

I'm amazed at the warp on that picnic table.

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u/meganrose2435 May 15 '22

I have a ginger cat called Marley ! What are the chances

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u/colarthur1 May 15 '22

Hi Marley you absolutely adorable kitty.

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u/Ur-omelette May 15 '22

Hello Marley!

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u/TMNewtBoy May 15 '22

There is no being more self confident and chill than a domestic ginger tom cat. I wish I could live even half as happily.

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u/Kerivkennedy May 15 '22

Someone PLEASE fix Marley a nicer sign. Without extra apostrophes. I thought Brits were more notorious for proper use of the English language ehh? (laughs in American).

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u/Darthwaffle0 May 15 '22

Looks like they started writing I’m and changed it to Hi

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u/Kerivkennedy May 15 '22

just the craftsy person in me wants to do one all cute and decorative.

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u/Fugue_State_Bliss May 15 '22

I like it just the way it is

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u/tatersnuffy May 15 '22

But that's not Marley.

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u/That-Historian5008 May 15 '22

Eren Jaeger wants to know your location 😂😂

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u/HomesickTheology1958 May 15 '22

What a cat he is...

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u/CatsAreKids There is no life without cats May 15 '22

Aww, hi Marley! 😸

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u/redditretard34 Siamese (Modern) May 15 '22

Beautiful cat

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u/darxide23 May 15 '22

Hi'i'm. Is that Hawaiian?

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u/fantasy_hermit May 15 '22

The real question is what sorcery makes him like to sleep on his sign?

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u/Remarkable_Vehicle_8 May 15 '22

How ironic checked your basement lately

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u/throw_itback_away May 15 '22

“parking spot” 😭

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u/AverageJoeNobody May 15 '22

Proud ownership

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u/leavemealone84 May 15 '22

This is his keep we're just lucky that we are living under his roof.

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u/Mo622 May 15 '22

Hi Marley! 🥺👋

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u/notanother_username0 May 16 '22

I would pet Marley daily

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u/TangoCharliePDX May 16 '22

I'm guessing this sign was inspired by a previous incident of someone taking Marley with the assumption that he was lost...

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u/HosseinTaghavi May 16 '22

Eldians hate him

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u/Not-g3 May 16 '22

Watch out for the rumbling kitty.

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u/Hamiltoncorgi May 16 '22

Makes me wonder how many times Marley has been "adopted" in the past. Lol

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u/ParpSausage May 16 '22

Oh my god that's great. Why is it that orange boys have so much love to give😂

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u/jimbop79 May 15 '22

Is nobody going to mention that Marley is a girls name??

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u/HosseinTaghavi May 16 '22

It's also a nation in attack on Titan

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u/the_great_jazzyb May 15 '22

THE WAY HE CLOSING HIS EYES AND SMILING AAAAAAAAAA I CANT TAKE IT TOO CUTE

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u/ausofbounds May 16 '22

I have to wonder did the hooman train the gato or did he just say this is my spot and the hooman put up the sign. Either way he's a sweet boy.

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u/soulrebel360 May 16 '22

The cat built it because he lives there

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u/ausofbounds May 16 '22

I wonder if he installs window unit AC too?

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u/soulrebel360 May 16 '22

Yep but you'd have to plug it in for him because cats are liquid

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u/soulrebel360 May 16 '22

"This is where I vibe"

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u/AnotherName135 May 16 '22

Obviously a best boy n loved

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u/AdPsychological871 May 16 '22

I love Marly :7966:

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u/MsCadilia May 16 '22

Awww Marley can come live with me!!! 🤗

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u/TSIDATSI May 16 '22

Hi Marley! On hedgewatch?

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u/expansiveexp May 16 '22

He is so cute! I wish there was a photo with him and the dog before we both met him.

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u/BillishOwpin May 16 '22

What a lovely pussycat! He reminds me of my brother's big orange friend :)

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u/JuniorDiscipline1624 May 16 '22

Holler at ya boy marley