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Mrrow: Wreck Your Human’s Night With My Garbage Cat Wakes Me Up At 3AM Every Day

I'm huuuungry. It's coooold. Pet me. Don't pet me. Okay, pet me.


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Look, we’ve all had one of those pets, right? The little jerk won’t stop making noise in the middle of the night, so you wake up and you try to take care of it but then it doesn’t even want to have anything to do with you. So you go back to sleep. Then it wakes you up again.


Will Herring‘s My Garbage Cat Wakes Me Up At 3AM Every Day is beautiful in its simplicity and hilarious in its execution. The objective is simple: wake your lazy human person thing up. Why? Who cares. How? That’s entirely up to you, as long as what you want to do is shove all the shit off the walls and shelves.

It’s reminiscent of Catlateral Damage, but this is definitely a smaller scale, uh, love letter(?) from one human to his cat.

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Teeny-tiny little bleeps and boops are your meows, and they’re all in glorious 8-bit. You can stamp your paws to no discernible effect except to make you look freaking precious. When you successfully use your cat skills (heh) to push things off of shelves and walls, they land on the floor with the kind of echoey explosion that any pet owner will instantly remember because seriously please stop shoving stuff off my desk, cat.

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