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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12 months 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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12 months 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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12 months 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

#4

Target Accquired

Target Accquired

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Skye Kelly
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12 months 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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12 months 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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12 months 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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12 months 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
Community Member
12 months 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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12 months 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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12 months 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)
Community Member
12 months ago

Save meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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#12

She Realized She's Pregnant

She Realized She's Pregnant

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Animal Lover
Community Member
12 months 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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12 months 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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12 months 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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12 months 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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12 months 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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12 months 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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12 months 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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12 months 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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12 months 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
Community Member
12 months 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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12 months ago

Cat burglar

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#23

Cat Tent

Cat Tent

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12 months ago

Cheap date. Excellent!

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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
Community Member
12 months 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
Community Member
12 months 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
12 months 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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12 months 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
Community Member
12 months 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
12 months 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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12 months 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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12 months 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
Community Member
12 months 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
Community Member
12 months 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
12 months 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)
Community Member
12 months 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
Community Member
12 months 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
12 months 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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12 months ago

They're having a meeting about the dog

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#39

Meowgic

Meowgic

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Downunderdude
Community Member
12 months 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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12 months 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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12 months 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
12 months 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
Community Member
12 months ago

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

Kathy Guillemette
Community Member
11 months ago

Haha True! Cats are very clever!

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
12 months ago

Who the hell thought that would stop a cat? 😂

Biljana Malesevic
Community Member
12 months ago

You can't hide cake from Allie.

Pseudo Puppy
Community Member
12 months ago

oh I love this cat. Bwahahahahaaaaa!!!

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
12 months ago

Silly humans, thinking a sign would deter me!

Kate S
Community Member
12 months ago

I swear cats can read. They just don't give a shit

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Ashley Fernandes
Community Member
12 months ago

challenge accepted

Kate S
Community Member
12 months ago

You were saying...?

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
12 months ago

ROTFLMAO. I can't help it. It's so... feline.

Susan
Community Member
12 months ago (edited)

Allie is undefeated.

Jiwoo Chang
Community Member
12 months ago

oof

Jessica Cole
Community Member
11 months ago

Been there done that, only with flowers. My bonsai getting burned by the sun as we speak because of those assholes I could never, ever, even think about living without.

May Day
Community Member
11 months ago

I used to have a cat that destroyed all flowers I brought in. If I was given a bouquet I had to lock it in. Otherwise it was all over the floor in tiny, tiny bits as soon as you turned your back. She had cat grass in pots but wouldn't touch it. I guess it wasn't as exciting...

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Jiwoo Chang
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

" MoMmy, WeRe YoU GoInG tO eAt ThE cAkE wItHoUt Me?"--Allie

SoozeeQ
Community Member
12 months ago

Allie Cat. I see what they did there!

Katis
Community Member
12 months ago

Are we sure that Allie is the cat?😶

Doris Won-Lee
Community Member
12 months ago

You need to hide the cake up in the felling next time

david kohn
Community Member
11 months ago

my cats name is allie too

Animal lover
Community Member
11 months ago

I wonder what the sign says. Who cares I’ll just sit on the box

tuzdayschild
Community Member
11 months ago

You were saying...

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I think you forgot Allie is a Tree Dweller cat not a Ground Dweller kitty, so the higher the more challenging , the better..

ArhomR
Community Member
11 months ago

Thought I’d keep it warm for you.

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
11 months ago

Smart cat, learned to read!

Karen Klinck
Community Member
11 months ago

Nice try, no cigar.

Robert Robi Z
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

Allie found something smelly. She wanted to have a sit. O s*it. Anyway, what would you say if the sign said 'CAKE!!! Up there so Allie does not shit on.' ???

Paws Claws and Whiskertails
Community Member
11 months ago

Bwahahaha!

Charles Brentner
Community Member
11 months ago

Do you get the impression that Allie can read?

NotYourMama
Community Member
11 months ago

You got outsmarted by a feline

Sue Kozin
Community Member
11 months ago

Found it.

Linda Clements
Community Member
11 months ago

Anyone who has a cat knows you store it in the microwave, or the fridge!

backatya
Community Member
11 months ago

out smarted

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
11 months ago

You can't hide cake from Allie !!

Susan Duncan
Community Member
11 months ago

Oops. She thought the sign said, "So Allie can sit on" it!

Cheryl Fontaine
Community Member
11 months ago

I bet you thought cats can't read!

Mumof1
Community Member
11 months ago

Oh yeah? Who says?

May Day
Community Member
11 months ago

There is no place high enough. The only safe place is in the fridge or a locked cupboard. Locked with a padlock, that is.

Romila Lal
Community Member
11 months ago

Ha ha ha

Joe Dunn
Community Member
11 months ago

should've written the sign in dog. then she would've have understood it.

Donald Holder
Community Member
11 months ago

Not s long time cat owner I'm guessing. My cats sleep on top of my refrigerator.

Cynthia Marrs
Community Member
11 months ago

oops

Ida Hogarth-Murphy
Community Member
11 months ago

Hahaha!

Bettye McKee
Community Member
11 months ago

She knows her job and you're just making it harder for her.

Night Owl
Community Member
12 months ago

At least the lid is still on

Two Silly Pups
Community Member
12 months ago

Obviously, Allie knows how to read 🤣

izzy bradford
Community Member
12 months ago

lmao

Nancy Massi
Community Member
12 months ago

Well well well

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
12 months ago

Theycan read I tll you!

Eunice Probert
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12 months ago

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Skye Kelly
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12 months ago

wait, I'm sitting on it!

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#44

The Toilet Is Occupied

The Toilet Is Occupied

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Skye Kelly
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12 months 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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12 months 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
12 months 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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12 months 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
12 months 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
Community Member
12 months 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
Community Member
12 months ago

maybe she's trying to catch herself in that circle

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