Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pushing Watermelons

I know what you're thinking: since when do cat's push watermelons? Since this picture, that's when. I was asked by Barb to "explain" the picture of a cat pushing a watermelon out of a lake, and I must say, it took me a while to figure out. Why wouldn't it? It's fucking confusing.
But here it is.
The lolcat caption is incorrect. This cat is in no way related to Sisyphus, nor was he the pet of Sisyphus. Sisyphus was more of a dog person.
This is a much sadder story. It's a clear case of animal abuse. Humans all around the country abuse their cats by making them carry large fruit up slippery surfaces. When animal control finally finds these poor felines, they're exhausted and covered with sticky fruit juice. And the humans just get a slap on the wrist (if that) while the poor abused cats will probably be put down before they can find a home that wont make them push watermelons out of lakes.
The whole watermelon thing wasn't serious, but the animal abuse and shelter overcrowding stuff was, so I'm going to be a good citizen and use this opportunity to tell you to support your local shelter in anyway possible (adoptions, fostering, donations, spreading the word). I'm in Philly, and so in case you are too, here's a link to our local shelter. Wherever you are, if you're thinking of adding a new pet to your household, please consider adoption. With each adopted cat, there's one less cat forced to push watermelons.
(flickr photo funny-pictures-sisyphus-cat-watermelon-water by reizzel;


  1. What a great blog, walter.

    If you're in the UK and you live in a third floor flat (try saying that fast), like me. Please consider contributing to the welfare of an animal without actually owning it.

  2. Great idea and link. The £1 a week idea is brilliant. Thanks!

  3. Whatever you're drinking I'd like some. Bwahahahahahaha. I'm referring to the watermelon story here.

    I love the adopt, donate part though.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  4. I've been gypped! All these years of catsponsorship and I've never had one - not one in 24 cats - who could be induced to push a large fruit of any type anywhere at all.
    Ok, there was Ernestine and the basket we kept oranges in, but the oranges were supposed to stay in the basket.
    Great blog - glad I found you!

  5. Ha, unwanted moving of fruit isn't quite the same. And thanks. I'm glad you found the blog, too.