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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3 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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3 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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Dalek Bunny
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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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
3 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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3 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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3 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)
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3 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
3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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
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3 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
Community Member
3 months ago

Cat burglar

Mari
Community Member
3 months ago

the camoflauge was clearly used

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Karen Johnston
Community Member
3 months ago

Look at those markings! They're beautiful.

ThreeOfAKind
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3 months ago

She looks so pleased with herself :D

Evelína Zlá
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3 months ago

Right? The smirk on her face :D

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Munhu Afro
Community Member
3 months ago

911 what's your emergency¿ please Help, a Cat cat's just held me at clawpoint and demanded my keys. (911 operator]- A cat¿ you said? [Frantic human}- yes please, he's taken them, he's now walking away. Please send someone.....

Gipsy Kings fan
Community Member
3 months ago

Amazing fur -- like a mini leopard with tiger legs!

Radvile Didvale
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

it kind of is! this is a Bengal cat and they are "created" from wild Asian leopard cat mixed with domestic Egyptian Mau :)

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Jennifer Courtemanche
Community Member
3 months ago

That look, though ...

Deborah Brett
Community Member
3 months ago

You can almost hear the evil laugh.

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Sherri Haight
Community Member
3 months ago

Tabby and snow leopard cross!

Cristina Staicu
Community Member
3 months ago

well, maybe she bought you a new house, did she bring you the title deed next day too?

Master Markus
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh, she's so pretty!

Megzymonsta
Community Member
3 months ago

Look at that face! You can tell she's just going "tee hee hee"

Joe Joe
Community Member
3 months ago

So shes moving out.

Befitting Soup
Community Member
3 months ago

Little jaguar :)

Mary Jaye
Community Member
3 months ago

unusual markings! very pretty cat.

Zophra
Community Member
3 months ago

Awww... responsible kitty probably taking keys to avoid drunk driving!

Rachknits
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow beautiful cat

3ke
Community Member
3 months ago

Such a beautiful cat

Tami Bridges
Community Member
3 months ago

That look though...

Animal lover
Community Member
3 months ago

I thought you might want these

izzy bradford
Community Member
3 months ago

hehehehe... my master plan is finally coming together... just need 51 more pairs of keys

Stephanie Sandbeck
Community Member
3 months ago

The look of pride on her face.

Christine Packard Didier
Community Member
3 months ago

beautiful cat burglar

Mairlady
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm not interested in the keys, but that cat? Wow, what kind is it?

Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
Community Member
3 months ago

Gorgeous kitty! Like an ocelot or something

Joe Dunn
Community Member
3 months ago

what a gorgeous cat!

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
3 months ago

Gorgeous animal.

Donald McClane
Community Member
3 months ago

Forget the keys. What a beautiful cat!

Kisses4Katie
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow gorgeous cat

Patzpie
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful markings!!

nancy pearson
Community Member
3 months ago

cat burgler

Ninja Nonna
Community Member
3 months ago

What a stunning cat!

Teresa Groth
Community Member
3 months ago

Boy this cat has beautiful markings!

Robin DJW
Community Member
3 months ago

What an incredibly gorgeous creature. Wow.

Denise Mirto
Community Member
3 months ago

uh oh so pretty

Lululoohoo
Community Member
3 months ago

beautiful markings! WOW

Briana Naomi
Community Member
3 months ago

wait does anyone else think he/she looks like a jaguar

Gayle Hunter-Gatherer
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful Cat burgler.

Jeanie Roundy
Community Member
3 months ago

I love her sly look.....

suramura
Community Member
3 months ago

gorgeous kitty, beautiful coat 😻

Livvy-Rose Richards
Community Member
3 months ago

That cat is gorgeous. Anyone know what breed?

Radvile Didvale
Community Member
3 months ago

It's a bengal! looks like a seal or snow colour. I have a 7 months old snow lynx coloured bengal (her instagram is fibbi.cat :D)

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Dolevaal
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3 months ago

I love that mix of stripes and leopard-like spots.

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
3 months ago

love those markings!

Jace
Community Member
3 months ago

What kind of key is that, anyway?

ArhomR
Community Member
2 months ago

Is that her Jaguar parked across the street?

Deb Ann Phelan
Community Member
2 months ago

Only a Bengal!

Karen Van Scoyk
Community Member
2 months ago

What a gorgeous cat...what kind is it?

Linda Adams
Community Member
2 months ago

What a beautiful cat burglar!

LAM
Community Member
2 months ago

now go get the car.

Aneese
Community Member
3 months ago

Check the keys... better car than yours? Keep it! Haha!

Sue Clifford
Community Member
3 months ago

I shouldn’t be laughing be I can’t help it.

Paws Claws and Whiskertails
Community Member
3 months ago

It's shiny, I must have it!

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
3 months ago

You have a leopard! ! 💜

shemeowsalot
Community Member
3 months ago

oh i feel so bad for the owner of those keys

Victor Botha
Community Member
3 months ago

Amazing markings, beautiful little cat burglar

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
3 months ago

This beauty, is the night thief !!!

Rustyn Birch
Community Member
3 months ago

"That guy's car that kept blocking the driveway? I parked it in the lake for him..."

Belinda Crum
Community Member
3 months ago

That is one gorgeous cat

Sue Rogers
Community Member
3 months ago

AWESOME CAT!

Linda Clements
Community Member
3 months ago

Doesn't look as if he will let go of those keys very easily!

Michael Dworkin-Robertson
Community Member
3 months ago

beautiful markings...she looks like a fantastic batik print...

Michael Dworkin-Robertson
Community Member
3 months ago

...and this Sharon, is how you find your "mystery man"...

Anna Harding
Community Member
3 months ago

The REAL Puss ‘n Boots. Those are the keys to your castle 🏰

Susan Duncan
Community Member
3 months ago

Gorgeous cat! Someone should not have been careless with the keys!

Anja Schmidt
Community Member
3 months ago

wow, how intelligent!

Nancy Dickerson
Community Member
3 months ago

Ruh roh!

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow!

Mumof1
Community Member
3 months ago

That's a pretty kitty

Storm Rise
Community Member
3 months ago

Those markings are glorious!

Patricia Fowler
Community Member
3 months ago

Yikes

Romila Lal
Community Member
3 months ago

Very funny

spharoe
Community Member
3 months ago

Friends don’t let friends drive drunk.

Peter Spencer
Community Member
3 months ago

Cat burglar

Karen Crowley Critchley
Community Member
3 months ago

Haha

Sun Shine
Community Member
3 months ago

ahh.. oh hey human. just took a quick drive around the neighborhood..

nala simba
Community Member
3 months ago

Bad kitty! Fffffff ffffffff hhhhhh

Eunice Bentley
Community Member
3 months ago

That noisy car is going no where tonight.

Colleen Stadnick
Community Member
3 months ago

Is she old enough to drive?!

Karen Gladden
Community Member
3 months ago

😲😳

Kanga9ine
Community Member
3 months ago

That's the last time that kid next door will be lying about messing with me. The cat locked me in, the cat locked me in. The truth ain't what set you free. $$$ and a locksmith did.

Lorelai White
Community Member
3 months ago

that look on her face tho

Allie Faux
Community Member
3 months ago

Someone else's keys in her mouth and a look on her face that says, "ooh boy, am I ever sneaky, I just slipped right in there and stole their keys without them even noticing"!

Briana Naomi
Community Member
3 months ago

anyone missing a key? We found the thief!

Elana Moore
Community Member
3 months ago

Love that print. Showing you where the kidnapee is locked up. You just gotta find the door

Caroline Overill
Community Member
3 months ago

They were drunk.... what was i supposed to do?

Lisa Bateman
Community Member
3 months ago

Are you sure it's a cat? It looks like a leopard and a zebra had a night of fun.

James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
3 months ago

She did her part,now you go get the car.

Manuela
Community Member
3 months ago

The look!

Mari
Community Member
3 months ago

cat? what cat? all i can see is floating keys!!

Tammera Gibson
Community Member
3 months ago

That's going to be fun to post.

Dani Tompkins
Community Member
3 months ago

Those look like handcuffs keys! LMAO!!

Kristi Tucker
Community Member
3 months ago

A treasure.

Victorya Chase
Community Member
3 months ago

Good kitty, I'm sure the friend had just a bit too much catnip to drive.

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
3 months ago

CAT ESCAPES! STILLS KEYS FROM CAR AND ESCAPES!

TheUntrustworhyEverythingBagal
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh no! 🤣

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#23

Cat Tent

Cat Tent

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Cat
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3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 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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3 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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3 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
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3 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
3 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
3 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)
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3 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
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3 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
3 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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3 months ago

They're having a meeting about the dog

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#39

Meowgic

Meowgic

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Downunderdude
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 months 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
3 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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3 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
3 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
3 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
3 months ago

maybe she's trying to catch herself in that circle

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