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As soon as I sit down to play the piano, Koko jumps on top to listen. He sits as I do scales, and especially loves my piano cover of Yiruma's River Flows in You.
Remember you have until Monday July 21 to order the latest limited-edition ShoKo T-Shirt featuring Shorty! Visit http://teespring.com/shortyballoon
If you are owned by a cat, you know exactly what it feels like to be woken up by a cat. If you are not, then this is exactly what it feels like to be woken up by a cat.
Ever wondered what Shorty and Kodi are like at the vet? Well, here they are! It's very important to establish a good relationship with your vet and to schedule regular check-ups with them. Early detection of conditions or illnesses makes a big difference to your pet's health and to your peace of mind. Many clinics offer free services like "dental health month" when you can have your pet's teeth checked for free and this can be a good opportunity to get care for your pet if money is tight. Research vets in your area through online searches and word-of-mouth so you can be confident in who you choose to care for your pet. As always, and in the words of the venerable Bob Barker, please help control the pet population and have your pet spayed or neutered. Music is Sidewalk Shade by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com.
Alright, so you might die of sweetness, but it's a good way to go. Just a simple clip of Shorty in dad's arms. Happy Father's Day to dads and to all the single moms who do it all. AND remember just one day left to buy this awesome ShoKo T-Shirt at http://teespring.com/shoko Music is Moonstone by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com
Alright, YouTubers, I've tried a few times to use this awesome footage of Shorty but I haven't really done it successfully so I thought I would just present it as is (much like the popular gif of this) so we could at least have it as part of the ShoKo Shorts. She still does her Shorty Shuffle from time to time but I haven't managed to capture it in a while.
This video is nominated for the prestigious Golden Kitty Award at this year's Internet Cat Video Festival!
facebook.com/ShortyandKodi Shorty the cat knows what it's like to battle addiction; she's got it real bad for that banana. Watch for these 8 signs of addiction to confront your own behaviour and transfer all that compulsion to The ShoKo Show! Music is Faster Does It by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com.
I've opened the vaults for this adorable vid of Kodi at bedtime which, I think, is every kitten at bedtime! New videos soon, hopefully, but vacation and work have kept me from filming and editing. See daily pics at facebook.com/ShortyandKodi, twitter.com/ShortyandKodi. Music is Olde Timey by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com
If you've got cats and exercise at home, you'll definitely relate to this! facebook.com/ShortyandKodi
Subscribe to my fitness channel here https://youtube.com/user/derekanderson2000?sub_confirmation=1.
Many of you asked what my fitness channel is and I wanted to have some more classes uploaded before telling you but time is an issue, so I'm sharing it now with a short sample of what you'll see plus some behind the scenes footage. Sure, there are yoga and fitness vids (and if you've searched for yoga, then you're probably familiar with my partner in crime, Bryan Jones, whose yoga vids are among the best on YouTube) but the ones I record at home always feature Shorty and Kodi. If there are specific yoga or fitness vids you'd like to see there, please comment! And don't worry, this is the last I'll say of my other channels here :) More ShoKo vids soon! Music is Gonna Start by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com.
The SUPER INCREDIBLE Wall Cat Magnet securely fastens your cat to the wall so they stay out of trouble! Music is Motivator by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com
You've seen the First Kiss video, right? Works a bit differently for cats. A collection of Shorty and Kodi's first kisses. Music is Sidewalk Shade by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com.
If Kodi Cat had his way I would do nothing else but pet him all day. Apologies to Shorty fans - she's been sleeping a lot during the day, but is crazy and adorable at night. Check Facebook for lots of recent pics for your Shorty fix, facebook.com/ShortyandKodi, and Twitter and Vine for some short vids. Did you know they don't seem to be selling video cameras with night vision anymore? If you know of any, let me know. If you want to donate your used one to me, even better! Message me if you have some info. Music here is Doh De Oh and Mr. Mealey's Mediocre Machine by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com.
Kodi seems to think the carpet should be moved and Shorty makes an appearance with an odd run. Music is Monkeys Spinning Monkeys by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com.
I want to have a playlist of "ShoKo Shorts" with short videos that feature the best of Shorty and Kodi. And here's Kodi's famous gif of when he came home after being neutered and didn't know what to make of the cat staring back at him in the mirror.
Like Pavlov's dog, Kodi the cat gets excited when he HEARS the laser before he sees it.
The only heart this cat wants around is the one on his chin. Music is Super Circus by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com
Kodi, the ultimate cat-dog (http://youtu.be/OztGJhiBQTo), makes a mess every time he's feeling the love. Like, seriously, where's the off switch? AND he shows off the heart he has and the heart he wears just in time for Valentine's Day. Music is Pennsylvania Rose by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com
Many people asked about my technique of cutting cat's claws after seeing, "How to get your cat to stop scratching the furniture" https://youtube.com/watch?v=XZYF7e4H9X8. I explain everything I know in this video with the help of Shorty, Kodi and some awesome YouTubers who have shared their experiences.
Indoor cats often need their claws trimmed to prevent overgrowth and getting them caught in things since they're not always scratching and climbing wood trees. It also minimizes damage to other pets, us and our furniture. Different methods work for different families so follow the tips in this video and with some luck, this chore may be easier than you think.
A massive thank you to those who allowed their videos to be part of this. Your service and sacrifice for cats and cat guardians everywhere is much appreciated :) Check out their full videos below:
BrieNLiam, Bengal cat hates nail cutting day - https://youtube.com/watch?v=qN_iCGDFImo
David Discher, UNEDITED: Veronica Gets (2) nails Trimmed - https://youtube.com/watch?v=ZQinZBI2HQU
danikab9, Shadow hates getting her nails cut - https://youtube.com/watch?v=TaTSv2Oh2rM
Lance UK, How to Clip a Cat's Claws (Without Losing Your Face) - http://youtube.com/watch?v=GSXP6BYeS-o. Lance, featured in the "burrito technique," also has a blog, lance-wandering.blogspot.com and a kid's book, http://amazon.co.uk/Catastrophe-Emerald-Queen-LR-Manley/dp/1470052644/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_pap?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389348849&sr=1-1&keywords=catastrophe+emerald
puglife36, crazy cat freaks while nails trimmed - https://youtube.com/watch?v=RgRLJPIdXIg
Pamela Cummins, Cat's Back Paw Nail Trim - https://youtube.com/watch?v=YXX-5to4yFc
Jupiter Daily, Kyan - Savannah Cat Gets His Nails Cut - https://youtube.com/watch?v=7manGwQ-_5A
noemiss89, Cutting claws to my patient cat! - https://youtube.com/watch?v=eOVMjgIJh-M
Music is Gonna Start by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com.
Ever have a cat destroy your furniture? Isn't it the cutest? :p Nobody throws themselves around with reckless abandon like Sho did. No wonder that chair didn't last long. Hope you like some vintage material! Sticking to Video Tuesdays means a tight schedule for new footage so occasionally I'll be dipping into the vaults to bring you never-before-seen footage like this. Music is Fun in a Bottle by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com. Follow us at facebook.com/ShortyandKodi!
Kodi's 2nd birthday was on Jan 17. First we take a short look back at the early communication going on between Shorty and Kodi and appreciate that perhaps the end result was not so surprising after all. Notice that when Shorty looks at Kodi as if to gauge aggression and Kodi looks away as if to say, "I'm not a threat." And vice versa. Establishing boundaries, personalities and scents. Now isn't that what true love is all about? I finish with one of Kodi's favourite activities which is watching the hammers on the piano while I play an old piece I wrote called, "What is Snow?" that was originally for "Kodi see snow for the first time," but decided on a more appropriate piece by the ubiquitous Kevin MacLeod. The first piece of music here is called Reunited by, you guessed it, Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com.
https://facebook.com/ShortyandKodi Do cats love us as much as we love them? Or do they view us merely as a provider of resources? Shorty, Kodi and their guardian give their perspective in this study/BBC mockumentary. (Note this is not necessarily a response video directed at the BBC's footage of preliminary research results found here - http://wimp.com/catsowners/ as the study has not concluded and thus, results can be misrepresented and misinterpreted, but this is a general response to any who question the affection cats show to their humans.) Music is Perspectives by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com.
https://facebook.com/ShortyandKodi Especially if you work from home. Some of this footage was used in "6 signs your cat loves you," but I thought it deserved its own video. And I'm going to try to stick to a new video every Tuesday this year so check back every week and be sure to follow ShoKo on Facebook for daily updates! Music is Fenster's Explanation by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com.
Dedicated to our little beasts who keep us up at night, especially those of us who fill our homes with "toys" that get our cats so excited at this time of year. Their noise may get downright annoying, but really, would we have it any other way? Tricia Cole is back to sing this sure-to-be-classic, insistent version of Silent Night. Hope your kitties take the hint.
If you celebrate Christmas, have a very merry one, and if you don't, I hope you've still had fun watching the antics of Shorty and Kodi as they enjoy the festivities. Either way, I hope you're warm, safe, happy and close to a little furbaby who's the same. Peace and purrs out.
Some hilarious moments around the ShoKo household during Christmas time. Music is Jingle Bells and Up on a Housetop by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com
1. Wait until the humans have left
2. Have a friend keep an eye out for humans
3. Get up high. The human thought they were smart not having any low-hanging ornaments. Um, we're cats, we can climb
4. Take ornament off tree
5. Get rid of the evidence.
Music is Deck The Halls produced by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com
3 years ago Shorty went crazy for her little Christmas presents and she's still as crazy about opening them. Problem is, they don't last very long anymore. And some never before seen baby Sho-Sho footage for all the Shorty fans out there.
Music is Jingle Bells produced by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com.
Kodi paces back and forth waiting impatiently for Santa Claws to fill his stocking. Or he's wanting to show Shorty he killed it. (Thanks Gary Nelson for the title!) https://facebook.com/ShortyandKodi Music is Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com (different version from Kodi's Nutcracker dance, this version is a bit darker to reflect his skulking around)
Shorty and Kodi's original Christmas song, as it was meant to be heard and seen! Buy the single available on iTunes and Amazon by Shorty and Kodi featuring Tricia Cole, music and lyrics by Robert Moore
Cats will be cats and what more do cats want to do at Christmas than "help" with the decorating? Shorty, Kodi and a bunch of friends demonstrate just how helpful they can be as they list the reasons why they so desperately want to climb the Christmas tree.
Remember to keep your cats safe, folks. These are some fun clips of cats doing what they do naturally but cats can easily harm themselves by playing in the tree, ingesting tinsel and toxic materials, and of course by playing with the lights. There's lots of info online on how to cat-proof your tree and how to train your cat not to go near the tree. I suggest doing lots of research and monitor your cats closely so you can all have a safe and happy holiday.
Thank you to the makers of the following videos for their permission to include their beautiful and hilarious cats in this compilation:
Nomi the cat in the christmas tree
Butters the cat loves climbing the Christmas tree
Cat Climbs Christmas Tree
Bengal cat climbs Christmas tree
Cat playing peak-a-boo in the Christmas tree
Piper the cat in Christmas tree
Cat Sees Ghost Orb Hiding In Christmas Tree
Birdie the Cat - Christmas Tree
Kittens Play with Christmas Tree
Kitty knocks down Christmas tree
.....And a Sybil Cat in a Christmas treeeee"
Christmas Cats (Full Screen)
Christmas Cats 2
Cat hidden in Christmas tree
Cat in Christmas tree
Putting up Christmas decor with kittens
Kitten destroys Christmas tree
Cat in a tree
Cat in a Christmas tree
Just a cat in the Christmas tree
Kitten in Christmas tree
Black kitten playing inside a Christmas tree
Kitten in the Christmas Tree
Cats Christmas Tree
Some say cats only show what you think is love in order to get food. Watch and decide for yourself. https://facebook.com/ShortyandKodi Music is Music Box by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com Buy our book! http://amazon.com/How-Exercise-Your-Human-homosapien/dp/0992146100
facebook.com/ShortyandKodi YOU be the judge! How would Kodi fare in the Felympics somersault event? This also shows his weird fascination with the baseboard. Music is Barroom Ballet by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com.
And the list of Shorty's talents continues to grow with Horse Dressage. facebook.com/ShortyandKodi Sound samples from Cartoon Pizzicato by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com
facebook.com/ShortyandKodi People have asked if Shorty and Kodi ever really wrestle. No mad barroom brawls here; this is pretty much the extent of it. Kodi's tactic is to be annoying until he gets his way. All over a little banana. Music is Hand Trolley by Kevin MacLeod.
And remember to enjoy the simple things in life. Music is Aunt Tagonist by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com.
Over 4 million people have watched Shorty do a double-take at a balloon and now you have her reaction on this hilarious shirt, Hey Shorty It's Your Birthday! (Go shawty, it's your birthday, we gonna party like it's your birthday!) Order by July 21 at http://teespring.com/shortyballoon
"Wait ... is that a balloon?" No one has better comic timing than Shorty the cat. https://facebook.com/ShortyandKodi
Shorty turns 3 on September 24th and in honour of her birthday, we look back at one of her favourite pasttimes: ridding the planet of pesky shadows! Show "The Sho" your appreciation by sharing this vid. And you thought Kodi was the crazy one. Music is Truth of the Legend by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com
Shorty and Kodi find games in everything and the coffee table is no different. Of course, it's Shorty who finds out the coffee table is fun in the first place, and Kodi copies her.
No big production today, just a simple moment that says a lot.
At least, that's what I'll be saying if this keeps up. Sometimes I find Kodi up on the curtain rod so I set up the kitty-cam to see just what happens when I'm not there. Here, energetic Kodi wants to play while Shorty just wants a nap. Music by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com.
It's 2 Hands, 2 Paws! The best piano-performance duo since Billy Joel and Elton John, but less hairy somehow. Kodi's been practicing his heart out learning his part but still gets distracted by moving things. Shorty's not impressed.
(Sorry about the dated list that includes Yugoslavia. I had 2 lists from different animal welfare orgs and thought I had used the most recent version, but only found out it was the wrong version when people started commenting about it and by then it was too late to edit and reupload.)
Shorty and Kodi's "dad" shows you 4 simple tips to get your cat to stop scratching the furniture. If you have any other tips or questions, post below. And please share this video! Music is Imagine Magneta by Dan O'Connor, danosongs.com
Sho Ko and The Box. Music is Golly Gee by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com
I know I'm behind the times but I haven't bought a camera in a few years and I needed a simple point-and-shoot that's waterproof for diving and it has all these other features like cat face detection which, of course, is perfect for me. So Shorty, Kodi and I put it to the test. This camera is Olympus Stylus TG-2. Music is Chelsea Loft long from iMovie 11.
All you need is a laptop and some sun. Do you have office mates who goof off all day while you're trying to work? Ya, me too. The glare of my laptop screen is really fun apparently. Music is Comic Hero by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com.
ATTENTION ALL CATS! Keep your human healthy, happy and subservient by becoming a purrsonal trainer! Humans need guidance and discipline and the ability to carry 40 lb bags of good cat food home so that they don't run out and have to buy the cheap grocery store brands. So get them out of bed early, demand to be picked up, demonstrate the benefits of yoga! We've worked hard for the power we have over them but with that power comes responsibility for their well-being. Without them, what would we do, fend for ourselves? Yawn. Health and happiness to you and your humans, yo - Sho Ko. Music is Clenched Teeth and Happy Boy Theme by Kevin Macleod, incompetech.com
What exactly is Kodi trying to say?