Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Warcat.

Huck is pretty fearless and quite willing to tackle foes many times his size. The other day, for instance, when he was pacing the office floor restlessly and mewing incessantly because it was 37.5 minutes 'til dinner time, I made an aggressive palm-outward shooing/get-back motion towards his face with my hand.

Most cats will scurry away from that; instead, Huck leaped at my hand, which I barely got out of the way of flailing paws and gaping maw. "Yay! A fight!"

The last thing he needs is a suit of armor.

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21 comments:

Scott J said...

I've been thinking of trying to capture our one eyed kitty on video and posting on You Tube.

She frequently does the bow up, poof tail sideways walk at me stuff. Quite amusing.

Bob said...

If you did buy him a suit of armor, you could call him Sir Purrcival.

mikee said...

Would you be willing to let Huck play with an armored guinea pig?

http://i.imgur.com/eIddG7X.jpg

JD(not the one with the picture) said...

I like the Japanese armor... Samurai Hucku!

ISH (Mininerd) said...

Lord Huckmungus needs only a colander for his face and a spikey cod-piece.

Stretch said...

A) I want to see you measure him for proper fitting.
B) I want to see you get him into the armor.
C) I'm blood type O+ if you need a transfusion from performing A and B.

Chas Clifton said...

Armoring the tail is a little much. A lopped tail should be the sign of an "alter Kämpfer."

BGMiller said...

Folks, forget about up-armoring Huck. Cat is in no way interested in any sissified "protection", he's a berserker. Plate would just slow him down.


BGM

Yrro said...

All I can think of is "Mouseguard LARP." But I really don't want to type that phrase into google.

fast richard said...

You just have to convince him that the armor is like a cardboard box that fits really well.

Mike_C said...

1. Wow, those are beautiful!
2. How do you find this stuff?
3. Um, if the cats are facing mice with those back-mounted lance thingies, shouldn't the armor have better ventral (and gorget-type) protection rather than looking a bit like barding?

Motto: Ruining neat stuff with over analysis since way back

JohninMd.(too late?!??) said...

Wow. Just....wow. and methinks Stretch wins on this thread so far....and do they even MAKE that stuff big enough to fit Sir Huck?

Gewehr98 said...

Huck = reincarnated Moro warrior?

Anonymous said...

Um, I think if you fitted this stuff to any normal cat, and they figured out it's major advantages, then the mouse would not be the prey of choice.

I'd worry about the dog.

FormerFlyer

global village idiot said...

http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Samurai-Cat-Mark-Rogers/dp/0312850166

gvi

Ken said...

gvi, I loved that book. "He works great wonders through sheer annoyance."

Drang said...

But did Huck scream before he leapt?

The Great and Powerful Oz said...

You have read some of the Samurai Cat books, haven't you?

Jeremy Brock said...

+1 on the Samurai Cat books. Out of print, often hard to find, and/or somewhat pricey these days, but worth the effort.

Kristophr said...

"But did Huck scream before he leapt?"

If he did, he will require a gallon of shrimp-flavored icecream to be placated.

Anonymous said...

There's no amount of armour a cat can wear that a big dog can't bite through...

I'd ditch the armour and go for speed and agility.