Hello? Kitty!

December 9th, 2010 · 39 comments

Kat is currently living abroad teaching English in Japan, and although she speaks to her parents every week, that’s apparently not cutting it with her Dad, who’d prefer more detailed letters.

Rather than communicate this directly to Kat, however, Daddy dearest decided to use the family’s new kitten, Faisal, as his mouthpiece. The result? The finest in super kawaii emotional manipulation!

Now somebody get that man a wasabi-flavored Kit Kat, stat.

If you want to see a cute photo of me write your dad

related: I can has guilt trip?

FILED UNDER: cats · family · Father-daughter notes · Japan


39 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Misstitched

    Well – it could have been worse – the photo could have been taken *after* the post-its were applied…

    Dec 9, 2010 at 11:33 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   The Elf

      It would have made for a totally different photo, one that wouldn’t get Kat writing home to see the “cute” kitten!

      Dec 10, 2010 at 10:42 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Resident Grammarian esq bang

    I prefer National Lampoon Magazine

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Natlamp73.jpg

    Dec 9, 2010 at 11:42 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Jeanine

    She should send back a letter with nothing but the words “Your dad.”

    Dec 9, 2010 at 11:53 pm   rating: 70  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   tinkerbell2

      As a Brit, I think that whenever I see ‘write me’ or ‘write him’. *braces self for anti-limey abuse*.

      Dec 10, 2010 at 7:59 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Kate

      Me too.

      Dec 10, 2010 at 5:07 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   Canthz_B bang

      Disappointed yet? You really ought to offend if you want some abuse.
      It must be earned, that’s the American way!

      Had to post here because I don’t have your number. Otherwise I’d ring you up.

      How’s that for a consolation prize? :mrgreen:

      Dec 11, 2010 at 2:15 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   DanielMac

      As someone with a dictionary, I’m aware that “write your dad” and “write to your dad” are both perfectly acceptable.

      Dec 11, 2010 at 6:53 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   Kate

      It might be acceptable but not commonly used it the UK.

      Oh, and I didn’t want to offend, I was simply commenting that ‘write your Dad’, sounds rather odd to English ears.

      Dec 12, 2010 at 2:27 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   FeRD bang

    “If you ever”

    “want to see”

    “your daughter again”

    “can the guilt trips.”

    Dec 10, 2010 at 12:23 am   rating: 75  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Lisap

      I have to say, my mother’s incessant passive aggressiveness drives me insane but if she ever got this creative I would let it slide.

      Dec 15, 2010 at 4:34 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Kat

    Amazing! I was on the phone with my Dad when I saw this :D Rest assured wasabi ( soy sauce, cheese, aloe vera and sundry other flavored) kit kats have been stockpiled for my winter vacation home!

    Faisal says hello. He’s glad to be the celebrity of the family, even if no one will ever see his face.

    Dec 10, 2010 at 5:05 am   rating: 35  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   FeRD bang

      aloe vera is a flavor? I didn’t think people ate that, just… slathered it all over themselves. :)

      Faisal seems to be enduring his pawn-ship with quiet dignity, good for him.

      Dec 10, 2010 at 5:30 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Mo®

      ♥ To Kat and her paw-some Dad!

      Dec 10, 2010 at 7:41 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   Thorbjørn

      It puts the Aloe Vera on it’s skin…
      Or Faisal get Post-Its once again…

      Dec 10, 2010 at 9:16 am   rating: 46  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   Canthz_B bang

      For all the world, I thought that said “It puts the Abe Vigoda on the skin…” at first glance.

      That’s just gross, I cringed.

      Dec 11, 2010 at 2:34 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   anglophile

    Aw, shit. I can’t muster up my usual cranky cynicism. Faisal looks absolutely adorable, even covered in post-its.

    Dec 10, 2010 at 5:26 am   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Mo®

      Too true. I bet he has a wide-eyed mischievous kitteh face.

      Dec 10, 2010 at 7:43 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Captain Calypso

      Wow. He really does look adorable. We just adopted a kitten (who likes to make adorable wide eyed expressions) but I’m going to college next year. Are my parents going to withhold cuteness to get me to contact them?

      Dec 10, 2010 at 9:09 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   The Elf

      Next year, when you’re in college, the kitten will have grown to be a cat. They’re not as cute, so you should survive.

      Dec 10, 2010 at 10:53 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   Canthz_B bang

      He’s so cute I’ve lost my appetite for my first choice.
      Guess I’ll order pizza instead.

      Dec 11, 2010 at 2:19 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   April

    tee hee. This is too cute.

    Dec 10, 2010 at 6:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Susannie

    Hehe, best dad ever. Blackmailing with cat pictures, what’s not to love :)

    Dec 10, 2010 at 7:13 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   GhostWriter bang

    OK, I get it- when you peel off the top Post-it, the kitty has a zombified half-skull face, right?

    Dec 10, 2010 at 8:37 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   WMDKitty

    KITTEH!

    *glomp*

    *snorgle*

    /\/\
    =^_^=

    Dec 10, 2010 at 8:40 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   divaandwriter bang

    Dear Kat:

    I just want to let you know this wasn’t my idea. Do I still get my Christmas present?

    Faisal

    Dec 10, 2010 at 8:44 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Woman on the Verge bang

    The next note will be a picture of Kat’s parents naked and the post its will read:

    *if you*

    *don’t want*

    *to see us naked*

    *write soon*

    Dec 10, 2010 at 9:50 am   rating: 30  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   J Waters

      Have you seen her parents? They’re muy caliente!

      Dec 10, 2010 at 10:16 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   Woman on the Verge bang

      Nobody wants to see their parents naked. Except maybe Caligula’s daughters.

      Dec 10, 2010 at 10:35 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   crunch

    LOL that was cute! keep on LOLing on this photo

    Dec 10, 2010 at 12:48 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   clumber

    I just want to point out that clearly Kerry is a fucking genius to pull out an “AWWWWW kitteh!” post after a contentious name-calling comments PAN the day previous.

    Bravo, PAN Tzar, Bravo.

    Dec 10, 2010 at 3:06 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   anglophile bang

      I don’t think it’s going to work. Maybe a nice note about shoveling out parking spots instead…

      Dec 10, 2010 at 3:38 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   sleeps

      I was just thinking the exact same thing, clumber.

      Dec 10, 2010 at 5:36 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   hungrygrrl

    Bwa ha ha. haha- Holding cuteness hostage. Not the kitten, but the cute image of the kitten. Oh lordy. Sorry if this makes no sense.. I’ve been awake for way too long and erroneously combined that with recreational consumption of vodka.

    Dec 11, 2010 at 12:27 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   cleanuponaisle2

    Sumimasen… but… Do I look like a cat to you, boy? Am I jumpin’ around all nimbly-bimbly from tree to tree? Am I drinkin’ milk from a saucer? Do you see me eatin’ mice?! Meow you stop ignoring your father right Meow!!

    Dec 11, 2010 at 1:32 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Canthz_B bang

    Dad’s attempt at getting Kat to write might have been more effective if the post-its read:

    if you want

    to see me

    alive again

    write your dad

    Dec 11, 2010 at 2:27 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Canthz_B bang

    Very few know this, but Dad is the guy who came up with the Burma Shave ad campaign.

    Dec 11, 2010 at 2:29 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   molly moon

    I come from a family of guilt, guilt and more guilt. This however is the cutest sign of guilt I have ever seen! Congrates!

    Dec 11, 2010 at 6:52 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Iam Dumb

    Do my eyes deceive me, or did he really write “d.a.d.”?

    Dec 13, 2010 at 12:57 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     

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