Wednesday Zen Moment: Cat absolutely loves being crammed into containers

Everyone knows cats love boxes.

Cats love boxes and buckets, and any kind of container so much, owners know to never dare ditch them.

Watch Maru, an 11-year-old Scottish Fold, test out one such bin.

 

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よっこいせっと。Rolling Maru.

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The cat soon learns this container doesn’t quite fit.

But cares only enough to flick his tail.

 

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しっぽピコピコ。Wiggle-wiggle.

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Maru, which means “Round” in Japanese, has mastered this box.

 

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この箱の入り方はこうなのです。This is the correct way of getting into this box.

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This one, not so much. Sorry about your luck, Hana, the other cat.

 

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つ、つぶしたかっただけですけど?Of course, I wanted to crush the box!

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Don’t worry, I’ll get you back.

 

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箱に潜むはな。 Hana lurks in the box.

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For his part, Maru has become rather famous.

Guinness, the compilers of World Records, has even heralded the box-loving cat for most views of an animal on YouTube.

Yes, that’s a legitimate world record. Not too shabby for a tabby in Japan.

Also, not your usual bucket of chicken.

 

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手を入れるのは諦めました。I gave up my paw fitting into this.

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This trash bin maybe shouldn’t be take out.

 

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あ、満員でーす。This trash bin is Full!

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Same goes with this one.

 

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ここにいますよ! I’m here!

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Does this box make me look fat?

This cat could really give a master class in box etiquette.

 

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まるさーん! Hey Maru!

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Gold stars.

 

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まるとはながいっぱい出てくる~! Maru&Hana pop out a lot!

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Thank you Mara (and Hana) for supplying the internet with pure cat-box bliss.

Photos @maruhanamogu/Instagram

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Dawn Walton

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