As you all may or may not know - I love cats. I have two little monsters jumping all over me right now. They're precious and sassy and hilarious and lick the refrigerator door sometimes. What's not to love!? You know what else I love? Tolkien stories - especially The Hobbit. Which brings me to the above video.
It was made by The Trailer Cats by Movieclips, and it's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey trailer - but with cat faces. "Yet, I seem to have forgotten ... my cat years." You had me at cats.
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