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Maru: The Most Famous Cat in Japan (3 videos)

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Maru loves boxes. My two cats Tigger and Kami love boxes too, especially Tigger. Alas, my interior decoration is a bit ruined by boxes scattered all over the floor. But what are you gonna do? Maybe you have the same problem.

Here are three takes on this problem, if it is a problem. They are all about Maru and his antics. Maru is famous on the Internet for his love of boxes. As of July 2010, videos with Maru, who has a particular penchant for charging and diving head first into cardboard boxes, have been viewed 56 million times.

Maru looks a lot like my Maine Coon cat Kami, though he is a lot more rambunctious. First we get an introduction to Maru’s antics during moving time, then we see what happens in slow motion, and finally we watch Maru as he tries to get the better of a very small box.

Maru at Moving Time

Lucky Maru. Moving time means all kinds of boxes and things on the floor.

He seems most attracted not to a box but to a tall trash can. It’s round, it rolls—what could be more fun?

But then he decides to take on an upside down box. He ends up prone under the box. But we know he is satisfied by his wagging tail.

The video on page 2 is my favorite, watch Maru leap out of boxes in super slow motion.

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4:44PM PDT on Jul 12, 2013

I guess I only thought my cats loved boxes. Now Maru loves boxes and will be held up for all other cats to compare their love or creativity to.

8:09PM PST on Nov 12, 2012

Maru always makes me smile.

10:27PM PDT on Aug 27, 2012

loved it!

9:02AM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

Maru is amazing ! What an adventure it must be for him and boxes !

8:43AM PDT on May 26, 2012

Me wuv Maru! =^.^=

2:43PM PDT on May 24, 2012

lol thanks for sharing

9:31PM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

Lol thanks

2:11PM PDT on Apr 8, 2012

he is so healthy and clean looking!!

5:18AM PST on Mar 3, 2012

I am madly in love with Maru!!

5:14AM PST on Feb 15, 2012

What a lovely cat!

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Thank you for sharing. Its good to know these things.

I love this. So adorable I want to kiss this kitten!


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