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.

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Soo Fluffy

Soo Fluffy

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 month 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 month 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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Dalek Bunny
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1 month 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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1 month ago

AwWwWw

Mike Crow
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1 month ago

No awww, this kitty is about to attack. Run!!! Run away!!!

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ThreeOfAKind
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1 month ago

Just like Puss in Boots

Omag
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1 month ago

Puss is boots face is the equivalent of "puppy face" for cats

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Brandy Grote
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1 month ago

I want to see Butt Wiggles!

Virgil Blue
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1 month ago

Also known as "your cat is calibrating".

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Animal Lover
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1 month ago

Can someone please explain why cats dilate there eyes? I have never owned a cat and I'm curious.

mph seti
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1 month ago

It lets in more light, and allows them to more easily distinguish minute movements and patterns. We do it too, it's just not as dramatic. Adrenaline rushes cause pupil dilation, among a lot of other physiological reflexes.

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Rred2
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1 month ago

Deadly pose and ready to strike

Annabeth Chase
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1 month ago

Upvote if this your favorite so far!

Grace Cho
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1 month ago

my soul is MMEEELLTTIINNGGGGGG

a pandawhale
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1 month ago

this is too cuteXD

Cat Nip Gal
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1 month ago

Engage butt wiggle

izzy bradford
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1 month ago

me when i see the cookie jar

Patriciann Palka
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1 month ago

Me when I see my favorite French Pastry shop

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Neeetsy
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1 month ago

Yup. And now I have a new Lock and Home wallpaper for my phone. Thank you very much.

mph seti
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1 month ago

Excellent idea. I'm always looking for a good diptych for that too.

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William Pitre
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1 month ago

ULTIMATE CUTENESS!

Laura Gastelum
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1 month ago

Scared me, when my cat gets that look it’s time to hide

fro_st puppy
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1 month ago

this one is my favourite

Alexandra Ghobrial
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1 month ago

Ok I can't

Madison Lam
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1 month ago

wOahHhHhh

Pam Pinkstaff
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1 month ago

Great photos.

Ava Graff
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1 week ago

Omigosh! That’s exactly what my cat does!

Lucie Pang
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2 weeks ago

puss in boots check

Karla Gloor
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3 weeks ago

Absolutely sooo very beautiful 💟I LOVE THE EYE COLOR CHANGE JUST SO CUTE!! 💓

Deb Ann Phelan
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4 weeks ago

Must love Bengals!

Faith Nicole
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1 month ago

Aww! This is the beat picture of a kitty's eyes dilating and showing their kitten side 🥰

Emily Ray Howson
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1 month ago

That’s the devil after my legs YAY BLEEDING FOR AN HOUR THANK YOU BEAST

Jayne Sargent
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1 month ago

Awww!

katboxjanitor
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1 month ago

Engage butt-wiggle in...POUNCE! Really? You thought the cat would COUNT???

Jackson Jones
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1 month ago

How do cats do this

Christina Uhlir
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1 month ago

Target acquired .... and hold, for how long?

Ingela Axelsson
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1 month ago

Sweet little one

Ingela Axelsson
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1 month ago

Love you.....💕😃💕🐾🐈

Sarah Melville
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1 month ago

Omg, those eyes !

sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Beautiful kitty !!!

Linda Clements
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1 month ago

GOOOOOO!!!

backatya
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1 month ago

Cat doing drugs

Michael Dworkin-Robertson
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1 month ago

my name is Puss in Boots, prepare to die....

Barbara Baxendale
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1 month ago

WOW !!

Anja Schmidt
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1 month ago

Why are they doing this? Is it a sign of relaxation or a try to hypnotize possible enemies?

Elizabeth Gardner
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1 month ago

Ready to pounce!

Patricia Fowler
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1 month ago

Sweet baby

Diane Herman
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1 month ago

I'm suddenly completely hypnotized by him. ;)

Celtic Pirate Queen
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1 month ago

Dem eyeballs!

Mairlady
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1 month ago

"Come to me Precious!"

Gr8Gramma2-4
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1 month ago

Wish I could get my eyes to do that. 😂

Sun Shine
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1 month ago

destroy in 5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. 1.. *OVERWHELMING CUTENESS*

Sharon Vaughn
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1 month ago

FOCUS!

nala simba
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1 month ago

Oh my! Now, that is a face!

c Fuller
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1 month ago

Waahahahahaaaa!

nancy pearson
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1 month ago

the eyes have it!!!

Tanya Creighton
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1 month ago

Puss in Boots

Barbara Miller
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1 month ago

Beautiful kitty kat

Mary Dellenbusch
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1 month ago

Now we just need the butt wiggle!

deathcorelover
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1 month ago

I'm pretty sure the photo owner is this: https://instagram.com/natsuko_cat , not stefan5641!

Sue Sanders
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1 month ago

Pounce in one - two - three . . .

Marlene St. Amand
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1 month ago

The big eyes, so cute

Yvonne Torburn-Clark
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1 month ago

and zeroed in on!

Yvonne Torburn-Clark
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1 month ago

And zeroed in on!

Lorelai White
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1 month ago

omg same thing happenes w/ my cats. their eyes grow bigger bc they have to collect all the details they can so they can have a succsessful hunt

Sonja
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1 month ago

The fridge is open!

Lululoohoo
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1 month ago

puss, is that you?

Silke
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1 month ago

I love you too

Deborah Orr
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1 month ago

LOL... what a hunter!

MellonCollie
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1 month ago

Oh no, the "television eyes"! Run & hide!

Michelle Glenn
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1 month ago

Wow! What a clear example of cat's senses! Great pics!

Shelli Aderman
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1 month ago

Adorbs! But photoshop, maybe? Fluff balls can’t dilate their eyes in bright light...

Gemjoybug
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1 month ago

I've watched my cats eyes go like that when a bird flies too close, in broad daylight, goes into immediate predator mode. Whiskers come forward too.

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Layla Corman
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1 month ago

Those are some "Puss in Boots" eyes!

Mia J
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1 month ago

Adorably Vicious!

crysta burdick
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1 month ago

Locking on, aim, ......

Michelle Muirhead
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1 month ago

Those eyes!!!!

Terri D.
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1 month ago

When our cat's eyes does this, you know you're in trouble!

Judy Crozier
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1 month ago

not really a poker face

XianJaguar
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1 month ago

I CAN SEE FOREVER

Rodno7493527
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1 month ago

OwO

Angela Suraci
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1 month ago

oooooo - very scary!

Giles Gallie
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1 month ago

What a stunner, those are some serious whiskers.

DIsnEYFREAK
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1 month ago

If cta's eyes do that, it usually means they're not feeling very positive.

Jannike Quamme Nymark
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1 month ago

Soo cute!! I think its shopped. The fur on its face the bottom picture is blurred and the whiskers are fewer and "simpler".

mph seti
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1 month ago

It might be shopped...But in addition to pupil dilation, their whiskers also get erect when they're about to pounce.

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Mia Fernström
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1 month ago

Ohhh sweetie

Anna Wu
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1 month ago

Wow!

Nica Van
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1 month ago

Looks like Puss'n'Boots in Shrek 2.

Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

Most amazing picture I've ever seen. Not harmed was he?

Imitating
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1 month ago

I love hunty eyes!

Fred and George Weasley
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1 month ago

awwwwwww too much cute! those eeeeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyes

Debbie Archimedes
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1 month ago

Stoned.

deanna woods
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1 month ago

Too much cuteness!! Can't look.

Addison Chung
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1 month ago

Ahhhhhh! All this cuteness is killing me!

Oskar vanZandt
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1 month ago

From laser kitty to Puss in Boots... *love*

Pillowhead
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1 month ago

Cuteness Activated

Tami Bridges
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1 month ago

Holy shit, this sums up cat personalities perfectly! Red team go!!!!

Brooke Purvis
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1 month ago

WHAT THA FUCK ITS A MONSTER RUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN

WhatsUpKittyCat? (I wuv dogs too)
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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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago

Cat burglar

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#23

Cat Tent

Cat Tent

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Cat
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1 month 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
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1 month 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 month 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
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1 month 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 month 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 month 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
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1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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
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1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago

They're having a meeting about the dog

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#39

Meowgic

Meowgic

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Downunderdude
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1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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
1 month 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 month 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
Community Member
1 month 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
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1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago

maybe she's trying to catch herself in that circle

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