Archimedes' fourth law says that cats plus the Internet equals comedy squared. It's as simple as that. You capture a kitty -- it doesn't matter if it's skinny, thicc, fluffy or sleepy -- in a humorous scenario, upload the photo to social media, and voila, you're disrupting the status quo of the online world; even the 4chan trolls are taking a break from making up green texts to enjoy an innocent laugh.

Bored Panda has already compiled lists of the best cat posts, for example, here, here, and here, but people continue using the aforementioned equation to produce unforgettable kitty content, so we have to continue giving them the attention they deserve. From ruining their human's breakfast to building a tent, these felines are going viral whether you like it or not.

#1

Soo Fluffy

Soo Fluffy

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago

that's lovely pillow and cat imitates it well

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Interestingly, the good people at the Media School at Indiana University tried to investigate why do people love internet cats. Jessica Gall Myrick, an assistant professor of journalism, got nearly 7,000 people to complete her online survey.

"It is possible that viewing of online cat media improves mood, but this activity may also foster negative outcomes linked to using the Internet for procrastination," the researchers wrote.

#2

When You Lie On Your Resume And Still Get The Job

When You Lie On Your Resume And Still Get The Job

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Monika Rhodes
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1 year ago

Cat has more discipline than those other soldiers.

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"Some people may think watching online cat videos isn't a serious enough topic for academic research, but the fact is that it's one of the most popular uses of the Internet today," Myrick said. "If we want to better understand the effects the Internet may have on us as individuals and on society, then researchers can't ignore Internet cats anymore."

"We all have watched a cat video online, but there is really little empirical work done on why so many of us do this, or what effects it might have on us," Myrick added. "As a media researcher and online cat video viewer, I felt compelled to gather some data about this pop culture phenomenon."

#3

It Sees Me

It Sees Me

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1 year ago

RUN!!!

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Internet data show there were more than 2 million cat videos posted on YouTube in 2014, with almost 26 billion views. Believe it or not, cat videos had more views per video than any other category of YouTube content.

Myrick's study revealed that the most popular sites for viewing cat videos were Facebook, YouTube, Buzzfeed and I Can Has Cheezburger.

Among the possible effects Myrick hoped to explore: Does viewing cat videos online have the same kind of positive impact as pet therapy? And do some viewers actually feel worse after watching cat videos because they feel guilty for putting off tasks they need to tackle?

Of the participants in the study, about 36 percent described themselves as a "cat person," while about 60 percent said they liked both cats and dogs

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Target Accquired

Target Accquired

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1 year ago

AwWwWw

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The participants in the study reported they were more energetic and felt more positive after watching cat-related online media than before.

Also, they had fewer negative emotions, such as anxiety, annoyance and sadness, after watching cat-related online media than before.

They said they often viewed Internet cats at work or during studying, and the pleasure they got from watching cat videos outweighed any guilt they felt about procrastinating.

#5

Himb Goomba. (He Is Here To Bring Joy, Please Skip This Post If You Want To Say Anything Negative About His Appearance)

Himb Goomba. (He Is Here To Bring Joy, Please Skip This Post If You Want To Say Anything Negative About His Appearance)

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Emerald Joanna
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1 year ago

Honestly, how could you ever be negative about this beautiful, sweet wee face?

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All in all, the response to watching cat videos was largely positive.

"Even if they are watching cat videos on YouTube to procrastinate or while they should be working, the emotional pay-off may actually help people take on tough tasks afterward," Myrick explained.

The results also suggest that future work could explore how online cat videos might be used as a form of low-cost pet therapy, she said.



#6

Could You Please Say "Hi" To Peany? 😺

Could You Please Say "Hi" To Peany? 😺

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Sam NE
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1 year ago

Hi

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#7

Sarah (Dog) Stole A Bite Of Stella's Food And Stella Came Running To Me In The Kitchen To Literally Bitch About It 🤣 🤣

Sarah (Dog) Stole A Bite Of Stella's Food And Stella Came Running To Me In The Kitchen To Literally Bitch About It 🤣 🤣

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ThreeOfAKind
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1 year ago

Her face in the top right is brilliant

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#8

A Bunch Of Fools

A Bunch Of Fools

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Doris Won-Lee
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1 year ago

Am I the only one to want to put a magnet on the paper lizard and go to the other side of the wall to move it to make the cats chase it???

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#9

About A Month Ago I Introduced My New Dog To My Cat. Here's How Their Relationship Is Progressing

About A Month Ago I Introduced My New Dog To My Cat. Here's How Their Relationship Is Progressing

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Obviously a.very sweet puppy and a formerly lonely kitty.

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#10

My Mom Adopted A Cat That Brings Her Slippers To Her Every Morning. I Didn’t Believe Her Until She Got It On Camera Finally

My Mom Adopted A Cat That Brings Her Slippers To Her Every Morning. I Didn’t Believe Her Until She Got It On Camera Finally

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WhatsUpKittyCat? (I wuv dogs too)
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1 year ago

Who needs a slipper-bringing dog when you can have a slipper-bringing cat?

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#11

At The Vet's Office

At The Vet's Office

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WhatsUpKittyCat? (I wuv dogs too)
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1 year ago

Save meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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#12

She Realized She's Pregnant

She Realized She's Pregnant

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Animal Lover
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1 year ago

"I HaVE SoMthINg In My StOmACH?!?!?!?"

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#13

Cat Returns Home After, What Can Only Be Assumed To Be, A Fight With Spider-Man

Cat Returns Home After, What Can Only Be Assumed To Be, A Fight With Spider-Man

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

It was a lovely wedding.

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#14

Charm Them With The Old Razzle Dazzle

Charm Them With The Old Razzle Dazzle

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Laugh or not
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1 year ago

O'Malley, is that you?!?

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#15

Like Cat, Like Human

Like Cat, Like Human

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Jon S.
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1 year ago

I find this one funnier than I should!

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#16

Even Smol Cats Get A Step

Even Smol Cats Get A Step

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Tami Bridges
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1 year ago

Well my cuteness quota has now reached maximum capacity

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#17

Those Eyes

Those Eyes

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Fish Boden
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1 year ago

I'm going to have to have a little break. All the cuteness is wearing me out.

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#18

Tasty Watermeowlon

Tasty Watermeowlon

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago

cat looks about to start her own yoytube channel :D

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#19

Heard My Husband Screaming While In The Shower..walked In On This

Heard My Husband Screaming While In The Shower..walked In On This

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Francis
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1 year ago

My cat once bit my bf through the shower curtain... Cats will be cats

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#20

He Loves Getting Raked By The Back Scratcher. He Is My Zen Garden

He Loves Getting Raked By The Back Scratcher. He Is My Zen Garden

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Mike Crow
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1 year ago

A flame point, so cute! I have an elderly one who rules our house with an iron paw. Our English Mastiff is afraid of her.

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#21

My Husband Bought Our Cat His Own Couch, And He Just Sits There And Judges Everyone Now

My Husband Bought Our Cat His Own Couch, And He Just Sits There And Judges Everyone Now

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Scagsy
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1 year ago

Cattitude

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#22

My Cat Just Came Back From One Of Her Evening Strolls With Someone Else's Keys In Her Mouth

My Cat Just Came Back From One Of Her Evening Strolls With Someone Else's Keys In Her Mouth

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Scagsy
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1 year ago

Cat burglar

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#23

Cat Tent

Cat Tent

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Cat
Community Member
1 year ago

Cheap date. Excellent!

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
1 year ago

every cat. all the time

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 year ago

Did you really expect anything else from a cat? Really?

grills
Community Member
1 year ago

I’d expect nothing else

Doris Won-Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

Why does the cat toy look like my baby's tummy time toy and my toddler plays with the bag more then the toy just the same as the cat even if I don't let her

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
1 year ago

Waterproof AND see through... purrfect!

Trisha Lynn
Community Member
12 months ago

But of course! LOL

CatWoman312
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

My cat literally gets trash from the trash can to play with. So much for the toys I buy when trash is free 😆

Angel
Community Member
12 months ago

My cat will play with balled up tissues that miss the trash can and totally ignore the mouse toys I buy for her!

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WhatsUpKittyCat? (I wuv dogs too)
Community Member
1 year ago

Awwww the cat loves it!

Rowan Jeffus
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1 year ago

Oml I love your username!

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Jace
Community Member
1 year ago

Definitely a cat.

Adam C
Community Member
1 year ago

Reminds me of my nephew. Gave him a new toy, he played with the box.

Animal lover
Community Member
12 months ago

I love this thing!!!!

Deborah Orr
Community Member
12 months ago

yup... every time.....

Kris “ADHD_Carrier” Dudoich
Community Member
12 months ago

I'm telling you, hair ties and bottle caps are all you need! :)

suramura
Community Member
12 months ago

obvious choice

Paizleypie
Community Member
12 months ago

SUCH a cat.

Irina Deneva-Slav
Community Member
12 months ago

Classic unadulterated cat.

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
12 months ago

Duh!

Flare
Community Member
12 months ago

my cat has climbed into any luggage he can find, my dad's empty suitcase, my empty rolling backpack, my mom's empty suitcase, and any other empty luggage he can find!

E B
Community Member
12 months ago

this is my cat!

Kristi Tucker
Community Member
12 months ago

Yep. That's what I would expect :-)

Max L.
Community Member
12 months ago

If I fit I sit

Jorie
Community Member
3 weeks ago

And you expected something different???????

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I can see what you are doing better thanks

tillytrot1000
Community Member
10 months ago

That's better !!

Ava Graff
Community Member
11 months ago

Hehe, cats are sooo funny! That’s why we love em

ArhomR
Community Member
11 months ago

Well it’s clear what she purrfers.

Lucie Pang
Community Member
11 months ago

cat logic.

Faith Nicole
Community Member
11 months ago

Typical cat 🤣

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
11 months ago

That's about right. It's like kids & boxes!

Jayne Sargent
Community Member
11 months ago

Naturally . . .

Lulu
Community Member
11 months ago

a cat wants what a cat wants

Susanna Scott
Community Member
11 months ago

Just like the kids with the boxes at Christmas...

Anne Jackson
Community Member
11 months ago

So typical.

Robert Robi Z
Community Member
12 months ago

Honestly, did you expect anything else?

katboxjanitor
Community Member
12 months ago

Classic

Paws Claws and Whiskertails
Community Member
12 months ago

Every cat. Every time.

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
12 months ago

EVERY TIME! !

Lisa Benson
Community Member
12 months ago

Typical! Gotta love 'em!

Bita
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12 months ago

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sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
12 months ago

So typical of cats !!!

Sharon Hyatt
Community Member
12 months ago

Of Course !

Leisa Farrow
Community Member
12 months ago

Of coourse. ;-)

Jim Price
Community Member
12 months ago

"This is even better than a box."

Kathi Keegan Chang
Community Member
12 months ago

Cats are always interested in Plastic.....

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
12 months ago

figures

Susan Duncan
Community Member
12 months ago

Looks so familiar!

Lisa Pockat Bork
Community Member
12 months ago

Typical cat lol

Cheryl Fontaine
Community Member
12 months ago

So typical!

Mumof1
Community Member
12 months ago

Of course - cats and kids prefer the packaging every time.

May Day
Community Member
12 months ago

Typical behaviour for a cat.

Victoria R
Community Member
12 months ago

Hahahahhahahhahaha!!!

Patricia Fowler
Community Member
12 months ago

Look at all the money you could have saved

Coreen Kerr
Community Member
12 months ago

Typical cat!!

Cecile Desjardins
Community Member
12 months ago

Typical

ROBERT NELSON
Community Member
12 months ago

my ct be like dat too

Karen Crowley Critchley
Community Member
12 months ago

Haha

Linda
Community Member
12 months ago

LOL! That's like a cartoon I saw years ago with a toddler sitting under the Christmas tree, surrounded by open presents, playing with an egg bater.

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
12 months ago

Typical child plays with the wrapping more than the toy.

Robin Mayhall
Community Member
12 months ago

LOLOL — so typical!

Ninja Nonna
Community Member
12 months ago

Of course!

Teresa Groth
Community Member
12 months ago

This also what happens when you have purchased experience gifts for your children! 😄

Colleen Stadnick
Community Member
12 months ago

"Con"-tent in the cat tent!

Hubertus Touché
Community Member
12 months ago

How typical!! :-D

Denise Mirto
Community Member
12 months ago

of course

Lorelai White
Community Member
12 months ago

LOVEIN IT

Mary Ridings Guarino
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12 months ago

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Deema
Community Member
12 months ago

Figures lol

Briana Naomi
Community Member
12 months ago

cat lives the cheap life.

Denny Cwiek
Community Member
12 months ago

Typical!

Kay Berry
Community Member
12 months ago

Typical cat.

ewadora
Community Member
12 months ago

I would be surprised if the cat follow the instructions (and any rules)

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
12 months ago

Catsurvation. Waste not, want not.

Sarah Grace Marsh
Community Member
12 months ago

Yup, that about sums up a cat's entire life! Lol

DebxG
Community Member
12 months ago

Obviously

Megzymonsta
Community Member
12 months ago

This pic needs just one explanation. Cats.Are.Weird

Mary Jaye
Community Member
12 months ago

that does not look safe.

Bunzilla
Community Member
1 year ago

lol

Pam Pinkstaff
Community Member
1 year ago

Always!

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#24

I Don't Knwo What This Cat Is Going Through But I Can Relate

I Don't Knwo What This Cat Is Going Through But I Can Relate

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Elizabeth Orozco
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1 year ago

WHY, WHY DID THE HOOMAN GET A DOG... WHYYYYYYYYY

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#25

Oliver,the Cat With Thumbs.

Oliver,the Cat With Thumbs.

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Kathy Baylis
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1 year ago

Ollie is a kitten with mittens!

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#26

He's Having An Identity Crisis..

He's Having An Identity Crisis..

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Munhu Afro
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm identifying as an avian now. Bow down before catbird king, or queen before I smack you twice, or thrice. Just do it!

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#27

This Man Saved Our Dog. You Can See Our Cat Jumping Out The Window

This Man Saved Our Dog. You Can See Our Cat Jumping Out The Window

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

So sorry for the damage to your home. So glad your animals are safe.

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#28

He's Going To Be There Awhile...

He's Going To Be There Awhile...

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Cat sitter. He comes over and the cats sit on him. That works.

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#29

When A Cat Runs To The Fridge Every Time It Opens, A Sign Is Necessary

When A Cat Runs To The Fridge Every Time It Opens, A Sign Is Necessary

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 year ago

What? Oh ha! Rofl

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#30

Don't Listen To Her Lies

Don't Listen To Her Lies

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nanashi
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1 year ago

even after reading the sign, I would fall for that bullshit anyway.

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#31

One Of Our Kittens Only Sleeps In My Daughters Doll Bathtub...

One Of Our Kittens Only Sleeps In My Daughters Doll Bathtub...

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Master Markus
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1 year ago

That's a fucking deluxe doll tub.

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#32

You're Not Fooling Anyone, Bill

You're Not Fooling Anyone, Bill

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Kathy Baylis
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1 year ago

Scratch out the word “Feeder” and replace it with “Eater”.

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#33

Just As The Prophecy Foretold

Just As The Prophecy Foretold

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Scagsy
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1 year ago

Alphabetty Spaghetti for tea?

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#34

Take Care Of Yourself, My Friends

Take Care Of Yourself, My Friends

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 year ago

That's what embracing being at one with oneself looks like

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#35

Had To Look Twice

Had To Look Twice

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WhatsUpKittyCat? (I wuv dogs too)
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1 year ago

Looks like it belongs in Doctor Who

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#36

Spotted At My Local Agway

Spotted At My Local Agway

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Kathy Baylis
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1 year ago

Heed my words and be afraid. Be very afraid.

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#37

We Have Two Sane Cats. Pushed Our Luck Getting A Third

We Have Two Sane Cats. Pushed Our Luck Getting A Third

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Skye Kelly
Community Member
1 year ago

LoL

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#38

Day 2 Of Quarantine: The Cats Are Plotting To Kill Me...

Day 2 Of Quarantine: The Cats Are Plotting To Kill Me...

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Kate S
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1 year ago

They're having a meeting about the dog

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#39

Meowgic

Meowgic

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Downunderdude
Community Member
1 year ago

So cruel! Decapitating a cat just to get on BP!

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#40

“Black Cat” Is The Name Of The Wine

“Black Cat” Is The Name Of The Wine

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Doris Won-Lee
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1 year ago

Can I take a glass of wine to go please?

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#41

I'm Up So You're Up

I'm Up So You're Up

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Francis
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1 year ago

This is an awsome picture!

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#42

Cat-Funny-Posts

Cat-Funny-Posts

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Elizabeth Orozco
Community Member
1 year ago

So FLOOFY!!!

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#43

Don't Worry About The Cake, I Got An Idea.... Wait

Don't Worry About The Cake, I Got An Idea.... Wait

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Francis
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1 year ago

Maybe without the sign she wouldn't have found it?

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#44

The Toilet Is Occupied

The Toilet Is Occupied

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Skye Kelly
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1 year ago

"Ahhhhh, what a nice bed my human has made for me!" other cat "but... but i want to go to the toilet!"

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#45

Taken From My Parents’ Kitchen Window. They Don’t Have Any Cats...

Taken From My Parents’ Kitchen Window. They Don’t Have Any Cats...

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Skye Kelly
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1 year ago

Cat is tree: "Help! I'm falling!" Cat on ground: "what?oh, whatever."

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#46

This Is Manchester. He Was Not Sticking His Head In The Flour Jar. He Does Not Have A Flour Problem. That Is All

This Is Manchester. He Was Not Sticking His Head In The Flour Jar. He Does Not Have A Flour Problem. That Is All

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Dalek Bunny
Community Member
1 year ago

How could you even accuse him of that serious crime, he is obviously innocent

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#47

'Am I Doing It Right?'

'Am I Doing It Right?'

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Daria B
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1 year ago

Neko no Ongaeshi ♡

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#48

Thanks For Ruining My Breakfast

Thanks For Ruining My Breakfast

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Francis
Community Member
1 year ago

Cat: "sooo.. can i eat it then?"

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#49

Gizmo's Not The Brightest Tool In The Shed

Gizmo's Not The Brightest Tool In The Shed

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Scagsy
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1 year ago

Such temptation - I don't know if I could avoid teaching this little fella a valuable lesson in life

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#50

Nothing To See Here

Nothing To See Here

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago

maybe she's trying to catch herself in that circle

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