Ask the Grumpies: Gremlin-cat-mowgli

Rumpus asks

Did you notice that the movie Gremlins could be an allegory about cat ownership if you replace the mogwi with kittens and consider “feeding them after midnight” to mean not spay/neutering and just letting the population grow beyond the bounds of the environment to sustain them?

#1:  No, that honestly had not crossed my mind before…

#2:  I did not notice that, no.  But now that you mention it…

Spay and neuter your pets everyone!  And support spay and neuter programs!

9 Responses to “Ask the Grumpies: Gremlin-cat-mowgli”

  1. Foscavista Says:

    Isn’t the bigger message, if we compare cats to gremlins, to not feed cats after midnight, or they will become living terrors as you try to sleep?

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:


      We have a timer on the food dispenser so we can say, “Big kitty, we don’t FEED you anymore.” Also: water-gun.

    • Rumpus Says:

      That reminds me of a science fiction book I read a long time ago about someone teaching kids to dance whenever they saw a traffic light…which reminds me of Steve Martin’s “May I mambo dogface to the banana patch?” At least Pavlov just made the poor dogs drool all over the place…my cat will do that just from getting petted.

  2. darchole Says:

    Water-gun only works if your cats are actually detered by getting wet. One of mine isn’t.

  3. femmefrugality Says:

    Haha too funny. I’m gonna have to start calling you Bob Barker.

  4. Comrade PhysioProf Says:

    F*cken goddamn inbred tonkinese motherf*cker just took a f*cken bite out of my mothef*cken hand. F*cken catteasse motherf*cken asshole.

  5. Leah Says:

    I am always shocked when I meet folks who have not spayed/neutered their animals, especially if they don’t intend for their animal to breed. It’s not that expensive!

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