Video Of The Week - Maru, The New Internet Sensation

By Meera Dolasia on December 6, 2010

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To say that Maru, a pudgy male Scottish Fold who resides in Japan, is a media sensation, is an understatement - She has been on numerous television shows, published two books, has her own blog and Facebook page and, her videos on YouTube has attracted over 46 million views!

Why so much interest in a cat?  Well for one, she is cute as a button and, as mischievous as a feline can be - But the main reason she is so popular is her penchant for boxes. According to Maru's owner, the three-year old cannot resist a box - Whenever she sees one, she has to try fit inside it, no matter how small. Since her fans love watching her antics, it makes for a win-win situation for both.

Sources:loevmeow.com, sfist.com

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  • nikukyu
    nikukyuMonday, September 29, 2014 at 3:35 am
    Maru is sooo cute!!! Adorkable!! I'm Japanese, and I knew Maru even before reading this article, but i will never get tired of that funny cat!
    • happypug12
      happypug12Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 11:41 am
      Yeah, nikukyu, Maru is hilarious!
    • pouncelover
      pounceloverFriday, September 26, 2014 at 8:49 am
      still funny
      • pouncelover
        pounceloverThursday, September 25, 2014 at 2:44 pm
        funny
        • Nyankichi girl Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 4:56 am
          Awwww..... He is sooooo cute! I'm japanese, and I knew about Maru, but I can't get tired of the cat! Love you!!!,
          • bobboWednesday, August 20, 2014 at 1:02 pm
            that is so cute!!
            • CharityTuesday, May 20, 2014 at 3:39 pm
              It's soooooooo cute!!
              • vonicat
                vonicatWednesday, May 14, 2014 at 2:34 pm
                OMG!!! that cat is amazing, to have that big of a wanting to climb in a box that is that small?!
                • nikukyu
                  nikukyuFriday, October 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm
                  He is so cute!
                • imthemanyournotWednesday, May 14, 2014 at 5:18 am
                  this is very cute
                  • ikyra_marie
                    ikyra_marieSaturday, May 3, 2014 at 12:45 pm
                    aww that cat is so adorable.
                    • michaelFriday, March 21, 2014 at 6:45 pm
                      cool video

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