I love Maru. I can’t help it. Whether it’s because I appreciate the work that his human has done for him to get him so far in his little furry life, or because when I see a cat anywhere I scream “KITTY!,” it’s just a fact. If you don’t know who Maru is, please take a second to slam your head against your desk and shake an angry finger at yourself. Then open up nearly any page of the internet and you’ll probably find a photo or video of Maru.
The tl;dg (too lazy; didn’t google) version is: He’s a cat. He loves boxes. He loves being IN boxes. Here is Maru with a thin box.
Maru is the most popular cat I know. With 170million views of his youtube channel and an appearance in a Fresh Step commercial this cat is more famous than I (and probably you) will ever be.
Never one to ignore a set of coattails ready to be jumped on, I got to thinking…
I have a cat. Her name is Lily. She loves boxes too, but in a different way… more of a fat and slovenly way. While Maru has definitely cornered the celebrity-cat-in-box market, I’m thinking Lily has a chance at securing the spot of celebrity-cat-ON-box.
Here is Lily and her thin box. It’s a little more smashy than Maru’s.
Admittedly, it’s not nearly as cute. Also, if you knew that deep in those eyes (actually, not that deep), she’s plotting your demise, it’s even less cute. But still kinda cute, right?