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Warning: This post was published more than 12 years ago.

I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might have changed in the 12 years since I wrote this post.
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Many thanks for your understanding.

At only a few weeks of age, a kitten’s bones have not yet hardened and become osseous. They are extremely soft and springy. In fact, if you take a week-old kitten and throw it to the floor, it will actually bounce! We do not recommend that you try this at home. The kitten may bounce under the furniture and be difficult to retrieve, as well as covered in unsightly household dust.

I came across bonsaikitten.com after a friend emailed me a petition against it. It’s an absolutely hilarious little site, and the fact that 443 people had signed the aforementioned petition worries me greatly. In case you don’t appreciate the humour, it is a joke, and no kittens were harmed in the making of it. So just enjoy it.

This 387th post was filed under: Headliner.






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Comments and responses

Comment from Sophia


by Sophia

Comment posted at 11:44 on 23rd June 2005.

listen you little shit, it is not funny at all!!! cats should not be treated in this way, nor any other animals!!! the people who do this should be ridiculed with shame, and so should you. It’s torture, it’s murder, its fucking wrong!! How bout i shove you in a glass container and see who you like it you fucked up prick!!


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 11:53 on 23rd June 2005.

Well thanks for that. Once again, I’d point you to the fact that it’s not torture or murder, mainly because it’s not real. It’s a joke. A ha-ha. A funny. No cats have been shoved in little bottles – come on, dear, engage brain. Nobody has been forced into little bottles. The pictures on the site are taken from clever angles and photoshopped.

But, you know, thanks for the comments.


Comment from Engelbert Goldstein


by Engelbert Goldstein

Comment posted at 21:49 on 23rd June 2005.

I trust that Sophia is equally outraged and opposed to the ancient Japanese custom of binding women’s feet.

Of course sites like bonsaikittens.COM are animal exploitation sites and should immediately be reported to PETA.

Perhaps Sophia is a member of PETA, but surely such uncivil, unladylike language is not going to endear anybody to her cause.


Comment from Lydia


by Lydia

Comment posted at 19:23 on 26th January 2006.

u sick thing


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 16:07 on 27th January 2006.

Either you didn’t read the full post or the comments, you didn’t understand the fact that this was a joke, or you just think I have a sick sense of humour. I’m hoping its the latter.


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Comment from mle


by mle

Comment posted at 18:35 on 10th March 2006.

guys this bonsai cat thing isnt true
but neway it is sick thta ne1 wud put this kin dof thing on the web to upset so many people
i personally dont see the funi side in ti nd i think it shud be taken away immediately


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 15:30 on 13th March 2006.

And, as ever, you are entitled to your opinion.


Comment from Pari


by Pari

Comment posted at 12:20 on 4th July 2006.

What is sick is that people get so upset about something that is an illusion, a manipulation of photography. You should all be getting really really upset about what is actually really happening to people at the hands of your democratically elected Western governments. That, boys and girls, is both real and truly sick


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 16:26 on 6th July 2006.

Very well said.


Comment from rach


by rach

Comment posted at 13:18 on 27th August 2006.

dis iz sik ow cud u do dis 2 livin things especially little kittens it dunt matta if der unharmd or wot they deserved to b treated lyk dis they do av feelings u no, n this iz apsulutely sik, i cnt belive u fink dis funny bcz its nt n if ya fink it iz den u r a sad arsehole ho needs 2 gt a lyf ow wud u lyk it if u wer forced 2 git into a jar or a bottle wen u wer younger if u wz i wud of laugh mi ead off bcz u deserve it nt dem poor little kittens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 17:00 on 27th August 2006.

if u iz abul 2 weed de info abuv, den u wd relize it iz nt reel, innit!!!!!!! if u cd spk inglish wen psting dat wd b gd 2!!!!!!!!1111111oneoneone


Comment from rebecca


by rebecca

Comment posted at 02:07 on 21st October 2007.

I came across this site.. and was wondering who made up that joke.. because i really dont see the humor in something like that. My little sister saw it, and was crying for days!!
I know it isnt real, but still.. that is a pretty sick joke.


Comment from cat barrier


by cat barrier

Comment posted at 03:01 on 20th May 2008.

Is this for real? Nice post! I will be saving this page to my favorites for sure.


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