My Cat Went Viral in Russia Last Night!?!


Today, I woke to a message on a silly YouTube video of my cat, Jed, posted back in 2010 called “Cat Turns Treat Monster.” The note simply said, “So many people were brought here by ThisIsHorosho.”  It was the only recent comment – of many – in English, other than one that says “Russian Invasion!”

Having seen traffic from known sources like The Huffington Post, Cesar’s Way, and I Can Has Cheeseburger, I wondered who this Horosho person was. A quick Google/Wiki search (and a poor English to Russian translation) later, I learned a few things.

First, here’s the clip. Tim and I couldn’t stop laughing, even without a translation. I love that our Jed made the lead image even though he’s the third act of the show. Head to 2:38 for just our bit.


Stas DavidovThis is Horosho (“This is Great!”), hosted by Stas Davidov, airs on YouTube every Tuesday and Friday with nearly 1 million subscribers and 324+ million video views to date. Yesterday, Jed was one of three animals featured in episode #161. It already has 391,505 views – in a single day. And Stas put a direct link to my voracious little kitten from YouTube. Thanks, Stas! I’m sure glad I monetized THAT one.

What’s it all mean?

Oddly enough, I found a translation at

Sup, I’m Stas Davidov.
Today’s vids are all gonna be about animals.
I’m sorry, dear asian porno lovers.
Because internet people prefer animal videos or videos of people getting hurt. …

Imagine that it’s not a cat but you! And your mom is taking away your controller.
[c’mon mom, one last round!]


Or a cop when there’s no bribe coming
[lemme see some ID, Mr. Washington]


Or an apple fanboy on the first day of iPhone5 sales.
[zomg! 1,7mm thinner!!!]


And next to him there’s the user of other mobile phones.
[hmm, new iPhone]
[time to eat]


Thanks, Stas! Happy Saturday! That was WAY fun!

You can find the full transcription at, an awesome video translation resource.



If you’re curious, here’s my original video.
Nearly 825,000 cat lovers (or just plain humor fans) have seen it.
Have you?


  1. That is just so cool

  2. that is a stubborn kitty lol

    • He takes pride in his stubbornness. Of course, that was shot two years go. There has been some lovely mellowing since – like fine feline wine, or at least whiskers.

  3. LOL, I love shows like that. Congrats viral kitty!

    • Thanks, Jodi! I was just introduced to Ridiculousness, another YouTube cable commentary that had me peeing my pants. Have you seen it? Wow. Stupid factor: 10, but oh so worth the human (and sometimes animal) horror show.

  4. If you ever find yourself in trouble in Russia, you now have some celebrity as a bargaining chip.

    “Excuse me, Officer, but I need to get home to my famous grabby kitty. You do know who I’m talking about, right?”

  5. OMG, Congrats! Going viral in Russia is still going viral! Are you monetized on Google/Youtube? You should consider it, then Jed can be all “gimme gimme” over Russian Youtube Clicks too, lol!

    • Thanks, and Yep! As I said above, “I’m sure glad I monetized THAT one!” This little cat is already viral in the US, Japan and Germany and his earnings keep him well fed. This was certainly a nice bump for the week though. That means he gets TREATS in addition to his dinner! Which is what he’s always wanted. 😉

  6. Hilarious! And awesome. 🙂

  7. Wow! That’s so so exciting! Congratulations. We hope you’re having a nice day. Purrs from Ateret, Abbi and Livia


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