Video: The day the cats fought back

posted at 1:51 pm on May 14, 2014 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate. It hath been prophesied that, after eons of oppression, a chosen one would emerge to lead the great cat uprising against the canine hordes. She shall be called “Tara,” and she shall kick the ass of some punk dog who made the mistake of trying to take a chunk out of her human guardian. The world shall see it, and it will know. This is how it begins.

Either that, or this is the opening scene to some dog version of “The Birds.”

Ace nudged you yesterday and I’m nudging you now. Admit it: Cats are better than dogs. No one will question your masculinity for saying so. The truth shall set you free.


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I’d buy that cat a tuna…

CPT. Charles on May 14, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Admit it: Cats are better than dogs. No one will question your masculinity for saying so. The truth shall set you free

Cats sh*t and piss in a box in your house, bury it, and then walk around on your furniture.

Advantage: dogs

Good Lt on May 14, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Sorry to burst cat lovers bubble, but if that kid had a dog, this never would have happened.

cozmo on May 14, 2014 at 1:54 PM

wow! cats are cool. until of course they lock you in the bathroom and won’t let you out.

Just yesterday my daughter said she wanted a cat to defend the house. I told her it was the silliest thing I have ever heard.

Now I am reconsidering.

coolrepublica on May 14, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Beware of Cat

Rusty Nail on May 14, 2014 at 1:55 PM

You believe that’s real?

corona79 on May 14, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Cats are not better than dogs.

If that kid had owned a dog the other dog wouldn’t have gotten that far.

gwelf on May 14, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Can something be horrible AND full of awesomesauce at the same time? Yes. Yes it can.

LtGenRob on May 14, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Sorry to burst cat lovers bubble, but if that kid had a dog, this never would have happened.

cozmo on May 14, 2014 at 1:54 PM

I see you beat me to it =)

gwelf on May 14, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Admit it: Cats are better than dogs. No one will question your masculinity for saying so. The truth shall set you free.

True, but your dog won’t eat your corpse.

Schadenfreude on May 14, 2014 at 1:56 PM

To cleanse the palate. It hath been prophesied that, after eons of oppression, a chosen one would emerge to lead the great cat uprising against the canine hordes. She shall be called “Tara,” and she shall kick the ass of some punk dog who made the mistake of trying to take a chunk out of her human guardian. The world shall see it, and it will know. This is how it begins.

This is why I come here.

Applause

portlandon on May 14, 2014 at 1:56 PM

I’d buy that cat a tuna…

CPT. Charles on May 14, 2014 at 1:52 PM

I’d buy that dog a bullet.

climbnjump on May 14, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Today, I’m a cat fan. Tomorrow, I’ll go back to despising them.

NotCoach on May 14, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Wow, I didn’t think a cat would do that. What the heck was wrong with that dog?

bluegill on May 14, 2014 at 1:59 PM

That is awesome! Further proof that cats are superior beings.

Captain Kirock on May 14, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Cats are not better than dogs.

If that kid had owned a dog the other dog wouldn’t have gotten that far.

gwelf on May 14, 2014 at 1:55 PM

That may be true, but the cat still deserves props. And I say that as a cat hater of the highest order.

NotCoach on May 14, 2014 at 1:59 PM

…I have a cat…that thinks she’s a dog!

KOOLAID2 on May 14, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Dogs rule!

cmsinaz on May 14, 2014 at 2:01 PM

You believe that’s real?

corona79 on May 14, 2014 at 1:55 PM

No, too many different cameras.

Oil Can on May 14, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Well, we have 2 of each.
The dogs keep unwanted people out of the house – or let me know they’re around so I can let Misters Smith & Wesson talk to them, and the cats kill the mice that get in.

dentarthurdent on May 14, 2014 at 2:01 PM

That may be true, but the cat still deserves props. And I say that as a cat hater of the highest order.

NotCoach on May 14, 2014 at 1:59 PM

I agree that cat deserves props.

I’m partly joking.

I like both cats and dogs but I like dogs more.

gwelf on May 14, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Wow, I didn’t think a cat would do that. What the heck was wrong with that dog?

bluegill on May 14, 2014 at 1:59 PM

…I think the owners…named it… “bluegill”?

KOOLAID2 on May 14, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Ser Pounce?

sentinelrules on May 14, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Let’s call him “Jean Cat Van Damn”

WisRich on May 14, 2014 at 2:02 PM

No, too many different cameras.

Oil Can on May 14, 2014 at 2:01 PM

I don’t doubt the authenticity for now. Those wounds were real.

If the home owner had a dog, there would not be a need for all those cameras.

cozmo on May 14, 2014 at 2:02 PM

“Cat Norris” – Texas Ranger

WisRich on May 14, 2014 at 2:03 PM

That is awesome! Further proof that cats are superior beings.

Captain Kirock on May 14, 2014 at 1:59 PM

They sure believe they are…..

Dogs have masters or people in their pack – cats have staff….

dentarthurdent on May 14, 2014 at 2:03 PM

climbnjump on May 14, 2014 at 1:56 PM

That goes without say’n… that dog’s existence is forfeit.

(And, in most places, other than Commiefornia, that woman would out the door with shotgun in hand…)

CPT. Charles on May 14, 2014 at 2:03 PM

You believe that’s real?

corona79 on May 14, 2014 at 1:55 PM

No, too many different cameras.

Oil Can on May 14, 2014 at 2:01 PM

It looks like they were taken from stationary security cameras.

You two must be serious conspiracy kooks – you think you could train a cat to do anything? =)

gwelf on May 14, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Wow, I didn’t think a cat would do that. What the heck was wrong with that dog?

bluegill on May 14, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Predatory behavior. The kid is prey to him.

butch on May 14, 2014 at 2:04 PM

I know because of my cat’s diligence that we no longer have a chipmunk problem. He also keeps my feet warm.

Kissmygrits on May 14, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Cats rule and dogs drool!!!

ladyingray on May 14, 2014 at 2:05 PM

you think you could train a cat to do anything? =)

gwelf on May 14, 2014 at 2:04 PM

You can only make suggestions – THEY will decide whether it’s something they want to do….

dentarthurdent on May 14, 2014 at 2:06 PM

“Catniss” – Hunger Games

WisRich on May 14, 2014 at 2:06 PM

I want to believe the cat attacked the dog in order to protect the son…but I know the cat attacked the dog because it just saw an opportunity to get rewarded with treats.

nextgen_repub on May 14, 2014 at 2:07 PM

That dog needs to be put down.

myiq2xu on May 14, 2014 at 2:07 PM

I want to believe the cat attacked the dog in order to protect the son…but I know the cat attacked the dog because it just saw an opportunity to get rewarded with treats.

nextgen_repub on May 14, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Were there other cats in teh area?
He have just wanted to look like a bad@ss in front of the other cats…

dentarthurdent on May 14, 2014 at 2:08 PM

It’s a pack member sticking up for another member of the pack. Reverse the situation and the dog would protect his human from an attack cat.

rbj on May 14, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Wow, I didn’t think a cat would do that. What the heck was wrong with that dog?

bluegill on May 14, 2014 at 1:59 PM

It’s a liberal; kid said something on twitter it didn’t like.

Midas on May 14, 2014 at 2:08 PM

That’s an awesome cat right there. Wow.

I have both dogs and cats…dogs will always have the upper hand for the way they’re right there to greet you when you get home. Man’s best friend, indeed.

changer1701 on May 14, 2014 at 2:08 PM

The boy’s name is Damien and the Dog was just trying to protect the world.

sentinelrules on May 14, 2014 at 2:09 PM

gwelf on May 14, 2014 at 2:04 PM

No, just have no faith on the internet. People love their viral videos.

If there was hospital, police, or doctors report then yes I would 100% believe it. Or close picture of the injuries. If it’s real then I feel bad for the kid, then I would shoot the dog.

Oil Can on May 14, 2014 at 2:09 PM

That wasn’t a dog; it was a cat in disguise.

Prove it.

Damned cat Mobys.

SteveMG on May 14, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Our 17yo cat, with kidney failure and needing subq fluids was outside sunning himself. Rat dog from next door started yapping and we were sure he was attacking the old cat. Rushed to door and saw rat dog in full flight being chased by 17yo bag of bones. We have dogs and cats and some would protect the family and some would not.

cryptoref on May 14, 2014 at 2:10 PM

The boy’s name is Damien and the Dog was just trying to protect the world.

sentinelrules on May 14, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Wrong kid. That’s Matt Damien, not Adolf Damien that lives down the block. The dog got the addresses mixed up.

NotCoach on May 14, 2014 at 2:11 PM

You believe that’s real?

corona79 on May 14, 2014 at 1:55 PM

No, too many different cameras.

Oil Can on May 14, 2014 at 2:01 PM

No, that dog totally didn’t attack that kid at all… and the kid was in on it… kid and dog both trained to fake a dog attack… and the cat was trained to run the dog off on cue…

Oh, and what, exactly, the f*ck is wrong with you two?

Midas on May 14, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Or close picture of the injuries.

Oil Can on May 14, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Did you not watch the entire video?

NotCoach on May 14, 2014 at 2:12 PM

. Or close picture of the injuries. If it’s real then I feel bad for the kid, then I would shoot the dog.

Oil Can on May 14, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Ok, I saw the injuries. I thought the video had ended.

Shoot the dog.

Oil Can on May 14, 2014 at 2:12 PM

My dog thinks I’m God; my cat thinks HE’s God.

Cleombrotus on May 14, 2014 at 2:12 PM

No wait – maybe the dog was CGI! And the kid! And the cat! Oh, shit, did you notice there was no grass – the dumba$$ fake video creator did all of those things with CGI – and forgot the f*cking grass, LMAO!

/

Midas on May 14, 2014 at 2:13 PM

True, but your dog won’t eat your corpse.

Schadenfreude on May 14, 2014 at 1:56 PM

It most certainly will if it’s hungry enough. I work in IT for law enforcement and have been privy to numerous reports where the owner had died and the dog(s) fed on the owner before it was discovered.

Buttercup on May 14, 2014 at 2:13 PM

No wait – maybe the dog was CGI! And the kid! And the cat! Oh, shit, did you notice there was no grass – the dumba$$ fake video creator did all of those things with CGI – and forgot the f*cking grass, LMAO!

/

Midas on May 14, 2014 at 2:13 PM

“Look closely at the shadows in the video.” – NotDeepthroat

NotCoach on May 14, 2014 at 2:14 PM

In a 1 v 1 enocunter my money is always on the cat but if you think cats are better than dogs then you are foolish. There are far more cases of dogs rushing to the defense of the family than cats. Just recently a toddler wandered off the property in North Dakota. The family dog followed the child and stayed with him. When it got cold the dog layed on top of him to keep him warm.

jerryofva on May 14, 2014 at 2:14 PM

1) Cat’s suck
2) The cat in this video doesn’t

George Carlin “dogs vs cats” routine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnT8i_PwDJc

marks on May 14, 2014 at 2:15 PM

My dog thinks I’m God; my cat thinks HE’s God.

Cleombrotus on May 14, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Ayuh – the long version is:
The dog thinks – these people feed me, give me a place to sleep, play with me – they must be gods.
The cat thinks – these people feed me, give me a place to sleep, play with me – I must be a god.

dentarthurdent on May 14, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Cats are better than dogs

Never have been. Never will be either.

I don’t understand this fascination so many people have with cats.

I’m borderline allergic to them as it is, and it’s almost like the critters know for a fact that I’m going to get puffed up eyes and start sneezing if I get too close to them, and they still chase me around and ambush me when I’m not looking.

No, no, and no. Dogs all the way. Preferably black Labs.

lineholder on May 14, 2014 at 2:15 PM

my cat maggie has on many occasions gone after dogs (even 2 at a time) she sees as a threat to me.
maine coons can get extremely attached to 1 person and for her (she is maine coon mix) I am that one.
every cat is different.
when other cats play with me and get too rambunctious she will beat them down.
most people don’t have cats like that, but when you do its really cool.

dmacleo on May 14, 2014 at 2:16 PM

One of my friends has a cat that thought the highest form of entertainment in the world was to jump the fence into a yard or room full of dogs and show them all who was boss. No fear. Even took on a doberman and the dog fled.

Some cats have figured out that in most situations, a dog will run once the claw goes across the nose. It’s only when the dog is protecting something or what not that the dog will usually win.

And as for a cat versus dog–some of the ankle biter dogs would be worse than useless.

Vanceone on May 14, 2014 at 2:17 PM

“Look closely at the shadows in the video.” – NotDeepthroat
NotCoach on May 14, 2014 at 2:14 PM

That cat was moving too fast to cast a shadow…

CPT. Charles on May 14, 2014 at 2:17 PM

The cat was upset that the dog got to its prey first.

The cat was hunting the boy.

sentinelrules on May 14, 2014 at 2:17 PM

If dogs were half as cool as cats, that dog wouldn’t have had to run away like a little scared rabbit!

Dr Snooze on May 14, 2014 at 2:18 PM

lineholder

Couldn’t remember the whole thing. :)

Cleombrotus on May 14, 2014 at 2:18 PM

My cat Wampus would have done the same.

Chicken Pot Pie on the otherhand would have hid in the closet.

Murphy9 on May 14, 2014 at 2:18 PM

dmacleo on May 14, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Maine Coons come from a whole different planet…

…probably wandered away from a UFO.

CPT. Charles on May 14, 2014 at 2:20 PM

dogs will always have the upper hand for the way they’re right there to greet you when you get home. Man’s best friend, indeed.

changer1701 on May 14, 2014 at 2:08 PM

when I leave house my cat goes nuts looking and yowling fo rme.
when I come home she is all over me.
I like dogs but prefer cats as I have been lucky enough to have cats that bond with me.
and a cat that bonds with a person is very different than a typical cat.

dmacleo on May 14, 2014 at 2:20 PM

her human guardian

What sort of knuckle-dragging, Donald Sterling-loving, GOP-voting, starving old person-hating, woman-oppressing, the beauty of homosexuality-denying, climate-raping paternalistic retrograde capitalist scum are you?

The term is companion animal.

dreadnought62 on May 14, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Maine Coons come from a whole different planet…

…probably wandered away from a UFO.

CPT. Charles on May 14, 2014 at 2:20 PM

lol
I have a 8 month old male mutt AMerican Shorthair that is showing the same signs of attaching to me.

dmacleo on May 14, 2014 at 2:21 PM

You believe that’s real?

corona79 on May 14, 2014 at 1:55 PM

No. The stunt cats were actually Che Juahua and Pam R Anian.

Newtie and the Beauty on May 14, 2014 at 2:22 PM

dmacleo on May 14, 2014 at 2:20 PM

That may be part of the problem that I have with them. I don’t own a cat, but some of my friends do. When I go to visit, their cats go nuts, wanting to climb all over me.

I’m not interested in bonding with them (not extremely allergic but enough to make me pretty miserable sometimes). But they seem determined to no end to bond with me.

lineholder on May 14, 2014 at 2:24 PM

She It shall be called “Tara Ratso”…

FIFY…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 14, 2014 at 2:24 PM

You people will argue about anything. :-D

ConservativeLA on May 14, 2014 at 2:24 PM

I’m borderline allergic to them as it is, and it’s almost like the critters know for a fact that I’m going to get puffed up eyes and start sneezing if I get too close to them, and they still chase me around and ambush me when I’m not looking.

No, no, and no. Dogs all the way. Preferably black Labs.

lineholder on May 14, 2014 at 2:15 PM

this is probably because (due to allergies) you make eye contact with them/watch them (so as to avoid) and they see that as sign of acceptance.
its a known issue.
try completely ignoring them, many report that helps.

dmacleo on May 14, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on May 14, 2014 at 2:24 PM

OC approved this message ;-)

lineholder on May 14, 2014 at 2:25 PM

My dog thinks I’m God; my cat thinks HE’s God.

Cleombrotus on May 14, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Ayuh – the long version is:
The dog thinks – these people feed me, give me a place to sleep, play with me – they must be gods.
The cat thinks – these people feed me, give me a place to sleep, play with me – I must be a god.

dentarthurdent on May 14, 2014 at 2:15 PM

+1

gwelf on May 14, 2014 at 2:25 PM

This video will offend dogs and lead to angry dog protests around the world. Jail the film maker.

Nah, dogs are smarter than that.

MichaelGabriel on May 14, 2014 at 2:26 PM

dmacleo on May 14, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Now you tell me! ;-)

I’ll look straight at them and say “Don’t you come near me…you hear me…I mean it!”.

They always look back with this rather unholy gleam of something in their eyes (laughter or just pure cat malice, I don’t know)

Next thing I know, they’re trying to crawl all over me. Jumping out from behind furniture and off tables.

lineholder on May 14, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Read the idiot comments on youtube. I’m having a particularly difficult time dealing with the waves of stupid pouring out from someone named Michelle Rocha over there. Unreal.

….then I realize I’m arguing with someone on YouTube and…yeah.

Great video, though! :D

Bee on May 14, 2014 at 2:28 PM

…not extremely allergic but enough to make me pretty miserable sometimes…

lineholder on May 14, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Cats can sense a person’s weakness(es) and exploit them.

Cats also possess a sick sense of humour… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 14, 2014 at 2:29 PM

lineholder on May 14, 2014 at 2:28 PM

lol, its common issue.
now TBH what is also common is cat may know that bugs you and their evil side comes out.
but many report fully ignoring (may be too late in your case now) and not sitting in their preferred spots helps.

dmacleo on May 14, 2014 at 2:31 PM

1. Something is wrong with that video. There are cut shots that would require the person videoing it to be in about three different locations at virtually the same time.

2. My suspicion is that this is just another piece of carefully crafted cat propaganda.

Wolf Howling on May 14, 2014 at 2:32 PM

NO cats are NOT better than dogs – however, THAT cat IS better than THAT dog, yeah. Sure. Got it.

Don’t get carried away here, Allah.

Chuck Ef on May 14, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Last week Pookette was sick, and the cats went full-blown into caretaker mode. Hex would come running to get me if she started tiredly whining, Bel guarded her door as she slept, and they both let her clumsily pet them. And yes, they got extra chin scritches for being so good.

pookysgirl on May 14, 2014 at 2:33 PM

BFD. Cat was just safeguarding its property.

Seth Halpern on May 14, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Wolf Howling on May 14, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Nope

Just a little editing.

cozmo on May 14, 2014 at 2:35 PM

I blame it on a video

- the Dog

faraway on May 14, 2014 at 2:36 PM

1. Something is wrong with that video. There are cut shots that would require the person videoing it to be in about three different locations at virtually the same time.

2. My suspicion is that this is just another piece of carefully crafted cat propaganda.

Wolf Howling on May 14, 2014 at 2:32 PM

you do realize most security camera setups use multiple cameras right? most setups come with 4 cameras
all they had to do was splice the feeds together.

dmacleo on May 14, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Cat’s have better leverage on their joints, so they are stronger than dogs pound for pound.

They don’t have the stamina, however.

Had my neighbors dog, a pit bull, push it’s way through the cat door, then tried to corner my 18 lb tomcat.

Poor doggie lost an eye and most of an ear before retreating to his house.

Lucky for him, I could not get a clear shot with my cat in the way.

Snowblind on May 14, 2014 at 2:37 PM

There’s one word for this: Degenesis.

ironman on May 14, 2014 at 2:38 PM

I know because of my cat’s diligence that we no longer have a chipmunk problem. He also keeps my feet warm.

Kissmygrits on May 14, 2014 at 2:04 PM

My neighbor’s garden is rabbit-free thanks to my black cat, The Grim Reaper. He curls up with me when I sleep as well.

Occams Stubble on May 14, 2014 at 2:39 PM

My dog thinks I’m God; my cat thinks HE’s God.

Cleombrotus on May 14, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Dogs have masters. Cats have staff.

Occams Stubble on May 14, 2014 at 2:42 PM

I have one cat who I think would behave as Tara did-the other 2 would watch the dog eat me.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 14, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Obama :
“The cat acted stupidly.”

MichaelGabriel on May 14, 2014 at 2:43 PM

If I had a dog…

- Obama

faraway on May 14, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Well…as far as cats outfighting dogs anything is possible. However I had a dog in the 1990′s that killed three cats over a period of several years and had one cat treed for three days. I do not dislike cats…I just like dogs better.

logicman_1998 on May 14, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Poor doggie lost an eye and most of an ear before retreating to his house.

Lucky for him, I could not get a clear shot with my cat in the way.

Snowblind on May 14, 2014 at 2:37 PM

“Poor doggie”?? You had fleeting sympathy for an intruder in your home??

I wonder how the “poor doggie” explained away his eyepatch to the inmates at the Dumb Doggie Hospital…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 14, 2014 at 2:45 PM

BAD Dog, Good Cat, and I’d make sure that I caught the dog so the rabies check could be performed, then insist that it be destroyed. If they didn’t kill it, I’d make sure the dog got introduced to a strand of piano wire and leave it hanging in front of its masters porch.

44Magnum on May 14, 2014 at 2:45 PM

The dog’s owners should be flogged.

alchemist19 on May 14, 2014 at 2:45 PM

The poor dog was just on his way to the store to get some Kibbles, when this adult biker started following him…

faraway on May 14, 2014 at 2:48 PM

OT: what’s with this sucky mobile site that comes up on my phone now? Come on, get with the times. Most all smartphones are now fully HTML 5 compliant. If some Luddite needs a mobile site why don’t you give them the option of clicking over to it?

NOMOBO on May 14, 2014 at 2:49 PM

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