r/aww Sep 24 '22 Silver 3 Gold 1 Wholesome 7 Heartwarming 3

(OC) Someone wants to get shipped across the country for a low cat rate ๐Ÿ˜‚

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u/thatfreakinguy2 Sep 24 '22

Garfield's at it again with shipping Nermal off to Abu Dabi.

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u/Mr_Noh Sep 24 '22

That's exactly where my first thoughts went, even though I've not followed the comic in like forever.

(Heck, I think the last time I had any interest in Garfield whatsoever was the cartoon from the 90s.)

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u/sunshineandcloudyday Sep 24 '22

If you like lovecraftian horror, r/imsorryjon can help fix that

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u/Ldlredhed Sep 24 '22

Or Garfield without Garfield is an awesome strip

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u/Celestial_Robot_Cat Sep 24 '22

I love that one. Pretty much every single comic turns into Jon having an existential crisis.

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u/Ldlredhed Sep 24 '22

Yeah, a couple get really dark.

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u/a_filing_cabinet Sep 24 '22

I prefer the Garfield without jon sub

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u/Ldlredhed Sep 24 '22

Ooooh, a sub!

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u/Live_Bat_1379 Sep 24 '22

Speaking of Lovecraft, did you know he was a cat person too?

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u/Kaeljae Sep 24 '22

Yeah, don't look up the name of his cat though.

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u/DaveTheDog027 Sep 24 '22

Just a biiiiiit problematic

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u/Swamp85 Sep 24 '22

It was an honest gamer moment

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u/bob_de_pedro Sep 24 '22

I should bring to your attention Lasagnacat.

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u/LuangPrabangisinLaos Sep 24 '22

Heck, I think the last time I had any interest in Garfield whatsoever was the cartoon from the 90s.

You and the rest of the world born before 1995.

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u/kayne2000 Sep 24 '22

To be fair that 90s cartoon holds up exceptionally well. It's even better as an adult. The latter half of the show goes absolutely insane, and the final season? None of that is child humor, not in the perverted sense, but they clearly say fuck it and go insane.

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u/StatusSea5409 Sep 24 '22

Y yo gif no Garfield?

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u/epicm0ds Sep 24 '22

Poor Nermal ๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜…

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u/Bikouchu Sep 24 '22

Abu dhabi? Where Max Purrstappen became world champion?

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u/Past_Ad9675 Sep 24 '22

Do you know the difference between Abu Dhabi and Dubai?

In Dubai nobody watches The Flintstones, but the people in Abu Dhabi doooooo!!!

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u/LatterReign Sep 25 '22

You sir are a lad for that

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u/peepjynx Sep 24 '22

I'm curious. Is there anyone from Abu Dhabi who understands this joke or the whole concept? And if so, do they embrace it? Just going to add, making Nermal a mascot of Abu Dhabi would be hilarious.

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u/CurveOfTheUniverse Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

Thereโ€™s actually sort of an answer to this!

"I wanted to pick something that sounded like nothing in the United States," he says from his office in Albany, Indiana, where he runs the all-things-Garfield company Paws Inc. "I didn't want to send him to Middleton or Springfield." The cartoonist remembers liking the ring of Abu Dhabi - "it sounds like a song" - but his assistant was pushing him to send Nermal to Tierra del Fuego, the archipelago on the southernmost tip of South America.

So Davis began researching his choices. He discovered the UAE, then an adolescent nation, is a friend of the United States and predicted the two countries would remain peaceful. "I was careful to pick a location that we were not going to be at war with in 10 years," he says. "And I just love that name. It was a perfect fit." Davis is keen to emphasise that his choice is in no way a reflection on the UAE. "I don't think of it as a place of banishment." Instead, he says, Abu Dhabi, with its lyrical name, holds a metaphorical position in Garfield's life. "Nermal represents all Garfield's insecurities. He's young, very cute and rather slender compared to Garfield. Nermal is the exact opposite of Garfield. When he sends Nermal to Abu Dhabi it's like any of us when we're in denial about our own state in life - we'll pack up all those insecurities and send them far away."

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u/TheIncredibleHork Sep 24 '22

"it sounds like a song"

And surely they did make a song of it!

Edit: I really should check the full comments before I repost what someone else already did. Apologies to u/hollobon!

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u/CurveOfTheUniverse Sep 24 '22

Holy shit, this unlocked memories.

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u/DoctorOctagonapus Sep 24 '22

There's a cartoon somewhere where Garfield tries hitchhiking there as well!

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u/CurveOfTheUniverse Sep 24 '22

Also thought the same thing, lol. Garfield comics were how I learned how to read, so Iโ€™ve got that shit memorized after nearly 30 years.

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u/nightpanda893 Sep 24 '22

THE G TRAIN, NERMAL!!

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u/appl3fritt3r Sep 25 '22

"Because that suit was made special...for your WEIRD BODY"

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u/Zapplarang Sep 24 '22

Not enough postage

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u/ChattyKathysCunt Sep 24 '22

Be funnier if he send her to vietnam.

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u/akatherder Sep 24 '22

Despite his appearance and voice, Nermal was a male cat.

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u/PogoStickonSkates Sep 24 '22

You can send that package my way!

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u/SteamRekt15 Sep 24 '22

Haha not this one you can have my other one though sheโ€™s a pain ๐Ÿ˜‚

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u/ElizabethSwift Sep 24 '22

I felt that in my soul. Everybody that has two cats has one that is just the sweetest snugglebutt ever who goes out of their way to cause no trouble and be a good kitty... And the other is a literal demon summoned by satan himself to bring chaos and break things.

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u/scooterboy1961 Sep 24 '22

I can tell that you are familiar with my two cats.

Coco, the sweetest girl ever and Jiji the demon boy from hell.

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u/NoSuchAg3ncy Sep 24 '22

Free padding and insulation

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u/Dave32111 Sep 24 '22

Hey, if it fits, it ships!

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u/D4FF00 Sep 24 '22

If I fits, I ships.

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u/DinosaurAlive Sep 24 '22

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

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u/algebramclain Sep 24 '22

If it meows, it meoves.

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u/_FAPPLE_JACKS_ Sep 24 '22

I just shipped my pants!!

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u/03d0g Sep 24 '22

I just shipped my drawers.

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u/tefoak Sep 24 '22

That bubble wrap will be useless with this shipment.

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u/_kagasutchi_ Sep 24 '22

Talk about a drama queen. You dont give em tuna for one meal and they already wanna leave

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u/CustomerSuspicious25 Sep 24 '22

One of the times I went to my aunts when I was a kid I took a cardboard box with me with some stuff in it. Her cat instantly fell in love with it. She slept in it everyday until she died and they buried her in the box. Cats love those boxes.

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u/B1NG_P0T Sep 24 '22

I've got two cats and I always have at least one cardboard box laying on the floor for them.

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u/ZootTX Sep 24 '22

Mine could care less about boxes for some reason. Now dirty towels (and they must be dirty) are primo cat snoozing spots as far as he is concerned.

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u/Smarf_Starkgaryen Sep 24 '22

How much was the shipping? About tree kitty

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u/SteamRekt15 Sep 24 '22

Best comment so far. Thanks for this ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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u/Own-Contribution-923 Sep 24 '22

Aww...what a cutie

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u/SteamRekt15 Sep 24 '22

All animals are cuties ๐Ÿ˜

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u/breedecatur Sep 24 '22

Idk man have you SEEN Amazon river dolphins?

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u/scalesarentbalancing Sep 24 '22

"I 'm going to Kat-man-du.. that's really where I 'm going to"

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u/Miya_Guru Sep 24 '22

Calico looks too adorable ๐Ÿ˜

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u/ShortWoman Sep 24 '22

Cali gets what Cali wants.

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u/chubberbubbers Sep 24 '22

Someoneโ€™s found a way to beat inflated shipping prices!

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u/Merky600 Sep 24 '22

Yeah, but it's the Cat Tax that's expensive.

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u/Karma2Cash2Karma Sep 24 '22

Hey... meow is the time to ship before the holiday rush!

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u/SteamRekt15 Sep 24 '22

Love it ๐Ÿ˜‚

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u/HighBeta21 Sep 24 '22

She wants to be shipped to all the treats. You better get your act right. She is checking her options lol.

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u/SteamRekt15 Sep 24 '22

If you can find a treat she likes ๐Ÿ˜‚ this cat only eats fancy feast wet food that has to be crushed down with the can topped with the gravy from the can. Just so I can watch her lick the gravy then walk away and take a nap ๐Ÿ™ƒ

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u/HighBeta21 Sep 24 '22

My Gato is particular about her food too. She fancy huh?

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u/Slobbadobbavich Sep 24 '22

Something something schrodinger.

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u/StatusSea5409 Sep 24 '22

Look box schrodinger.

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u/zqwzzle Sep 24 '22

Her eye liner game is on point.

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u/alternatetwo Sep 24 '22

Pets over night dot com! Delivering little bundles of love, directly to your door!

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u/SteamRekt15 Sep 24 '22

I would invest in that company! Must have a guaranteed 24 or 48 shipping with a human accompanying them on flight/car ride

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u/lieshecto Sep 24 '22

Send him to space, and it would be a Cat Astro Fee.

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u/ZealousidealEagle759 Sep 24 '22

One way trip to cozyville please! Can I pay with meowpay?

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u/britface94 Sep 25 '22

Next stop: Katmandhu

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u/Hi_buddy-waz_sup Sep 24 '22

That's Nermal going to Abu Dhabi.

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u/albene Sep 24 '22

In which a believer sets off to spread word of The Prophet's dream

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u/kranlod Sep 24 '22

Iโ€™d be delighted to receive this package!

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u/TheFuckerofWorlds Sep 24 '22

Make sure to poke some holes in them so they can breath.

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u/stack_of_ghosts Sep 24 '22

You did that on purpose didn't you, damnit

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u/StarMindedCatGirl Sep 24 '22

If i could vibe in the bubble wrap box i would too tbf

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u/Key_Interview3226 Sep 24 '22

He wants catventure! Headed to Katmandu, Nepal or Catalonia, Spain๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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u/winokatt Sep 24 '22

He looks like he has a little Ned Flanders stache

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u/ProfessionalWaltz784 Sep 24 '22

Will this pass the cat scan?

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u/ThaneOfCawdorrr Sep 24 '22

Meowdia Mail

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u/smell_of_facepalm Sep 24 '22

LMAO I just came here to post that!

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u/infector944 Sep 24 '22

www.petsovernight.com

Little bundles of joy in a box, shipped overnight.

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u/Flyheading010 Sep 24 '22

Itโ€™s cheaper if you send it meowdia mail.

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u/DoriCee Sep 25 '22

She's beautiful.

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u/SteamRekt15 Sep 25 '22

Thank you for her getting the fame I just went out and got her a proper bed and 2 cans of fancy feast

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u/hoponcassidy Sep 24 '22

Abu Dhabi!

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u/Slazman999 Sep 24 '22

Garfield! Where's Nermal!

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u/CandyCain1001 Sep 24 '22

https://youtu.be/3br0tDqW3r8 Garfield and Friends Abu Dhabi song.

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u/BigfootAteMyBooty Sep 24 '22

"Why is this box meowing?"

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u/Oneupper86 Sep 24 '22

Send em to me please!

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u/Powday365 Sep 24 '22

Garfield shipping Nermal to Abu Dhabi?

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u/Wet_sock_Owner Sep 24 '22

Ship them to Abu Dhabi!

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u/xSinn3Dx Sep 24 '22

Garfield recommends Abu Dhabi

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u/bacon_247 Sep 24 '22

Off to Abu Dhabi!

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u/_commenter Sep 24 '22

3.77 belly rubs and not a scritch more.

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u/Fyrefly1981 Sep 24 '22

Well Garfield always did want to send Nermal to all Abu Dhabi.

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u/sw4gggyd Sep 24 '22

Abu dbai

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u/def_dvr Sep 24 '22

These shipping and brokerage fees are a CaTastrophe

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u/hitchplusedith Sep 24 '22

That is a beautiful cat!

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u/marvelous_failure Sep 24 '22

Nermal! Off to Abu Dhabi with you!

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u/tooljst8 Sep 25 '22

Marked "Fragile" hopefully.

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u/Cate_Z Sep 25 '22

I thought she had some serious r/murdermittens going on there and was totally gonna pop her packaging. Until I realised it just light reflection and all is well. Thank goodness, that was an emotional rollercoaster.

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u/SteamRekt15 Sep 25 '22

Only time she uses those paws is to boop her sister ๐Ÿ˜‚

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u/thehermit14 Sep 25 '22

I'll take two, bill me on receipt.

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u/stormy_llewellyn Sep 25 '22

BRB, going to pm you my address real fast

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u/dedredcopper Sep 25 '22

Send them to Abu Dhabi

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u/rabes81 Sep 25 '22

Came here for this

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u/Epoquetude Sep 25 '22

what a cute pi face

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u/Slick_1980 Sep 25 '22

The box is the cat's now. Move along lol.

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u/I-Cloudy-I Sep 25 '22

Box kitty

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u/SkyUpbeat8839 Sep 25 '22

Aww, don't let them go like that, get in the box and go with them. LOL

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u/Chachasabrina Sep 24 '22

Thatโ€™s mean!! Why is the poor kitty in the box?

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u/SteamRekt15 Sep 24 '22

Clearly you donโ€™t have a cat or never been around one. Cats love boxes and both of mine love even the smallest of boxes

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u/Chachasabrina Sep 24 '22

Thatโ€™s true. I have two dogs that who loves barking at the door.

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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u/faizalr17 Sep 25 '22

Please no ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ

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u/woodsidewood Sep 24 '22

It seems melting pretty quick

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u/RickRackson Sep 24 '22

I'll message you my address

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u/MrRumBum Sep 24 '22

Cats love boxes!!

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u/mikedarling905 Sep 24 '22

want my address?

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u/veepeegee Sep 24 '22

That could be cat-astrophicโ€ฆ

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u/tibs851 Sep 24 '22

Package for Siberia?

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

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u/Guy_Who_Uses-Reddit Sep 24 '22

Probably abu dabi

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u/tibs851 Sep 24 '22

An old mail commercial.

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u/vegemum Sep 24 '22

What a cute cat.

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u/SteamRekt15 Sep 24 '22

Thank you sheโ€™s very sweet

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u/MagicStar77 Sep 24 '22

Traveling cat

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u/donotgogenlty Sep 24 '22

It's a cat-rate fee

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u/635375 Sep 24 '22

What a beautiful cat ๐Ÿ˜บ

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u/SteamRekt15 Sep 24 '22

Thank you but not just mine is cute all cats on this thread are!

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u/Moondancelaa Sep 24 '22

๐Ÿ˜ŠSweet.

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u/MilaCatBat Sep 24 '22

Fastest way to travel

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

I will send you my address.

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u/55124 Sep 24 '22

Claws and teef will obliterate all the bubble wrap.

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u/Zelda6277 Sep 24 '22

Our cat did the same thing a week after we adopted her. I think she was trying to tell us something ๐Ÿ˜…

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u/SteamRekt15 Sep 24 '22

Haha well if mine is telling me something after 8 years now I might be a terrible owner ๐Ÿฅฒ

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u/Randiroki Sep 24 '22

it's bracing for a long jouney lol better tuck in those whiskers :)) ๐Ÿ˜ปโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ™ purrrrfectly packed

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u/fp139 Sep 24 '22

Send him to brazil

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u/KBGtheMemeLord Sep 24 '22

If I fits, I ships.

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

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u/SnooChipmunks126 Sep 24 '22

You used to be able to do this with human children.

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u/Tiny-Eagle Sep 24 '22

You sure could! Do you listen to Dark History podcasts too?

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

Wait I thought cats were afraid of bubble wrap!

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u/Puggymum64 Sep 24 '22

Eh, poke a few air holes and let them pretend to be flat Stanley.

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

free cat-shipping

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u/benzaflippindork Sep 24 '22

No CODโ€™s

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u/LawrenceChernin2 Sep 24 '22

Even with of all their cat toys, my cats favorites are empty Amazon boxes.

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u/kdubstep Sep 24 '22

The cat traps are working

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u/xDaBaDee Sep 24 '22

Lemmie dm u my address, I cant think of anything that would make me happier than receiving a box of kitten :) enjoy your moggy he/she is teh cutest!

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u/stack_of_ghosts Sep 24 '22

Shipping expert- needs to be cross-posted to r/catswithlobs

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u/K_1959 Sep 24 '22

Sheiks beautiful.

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u/dark_sage01 Sep 24 '22

Must not be spoiling her enough with sushi ๐Ÿฃ

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u/SteamRekt15 Sep 24 '22

She loves the tuna cans but has to lick the juice first before eating ๐Ÿ™ƒ and thatโ€™s not a guarantee she will even eat it. Just lick the juice and leave

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u/dark_sage01 Sep 24 '22

Yup my little tuna munch loves the juice too

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u/dark_sage01 Sep 24 '22

Sheโ€™s also picky about sushi. Tuna yes! Salmon nope! Though she will eat salmon flavored treats ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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u/Maine_Canna_Review Sep 24 '22

Hopefully she gets a cat nap on the way

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u/So-Cal-Mountain-Man Sep 24 '22

If I fits I ships...

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u/saudade_sleep_repeat Sep 24 '22

box best have my address on it! meow. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ป

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u/trashaccccount69 Sep 24 '22

I donโ€™t think your cat would mindโ€ฆ they look comfy

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u/Tiny-Eagle Sep 24 '22

Beautiful face!

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u/ADistractingBox Sep 24 '22

Excellent pun. Take my upvote.

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u/AccidentalDuchess Sep 24 '22

Me too, kitty!! ๐Ÿ“ฆ๐Ÿ“ซ

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u/HerRoyalRedness Sep 24 '22

He heard babies used to get shipped back in the day and wants in

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u/CowboyKatMills Sep 24 '22

That coudl be catastrophic ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜ป

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u/DeepfriedGrass Sep 24 '22

My address is...

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u/Tnwagn Sep 24 '22

Just trying to act like part of Yamato Transport, who's logo is this.

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u/Masterofunlocking1 Sep 24 '22

Iโ€™ll take that!