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 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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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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1 month 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 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
Community Member
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)
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
1 month ago

Cat burglar

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#23

Cat Tent

Cat Tent

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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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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)
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
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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?"

mph seti
Community Member
1 month ago

Entirely the human's fault. Putting their food right by the window like that...

Hisseefit
Community Member
1 month ago

And no plate or napkin underneath. Ewww!

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

Cat's ass on toast for lunch?

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

With a side of tail-coated cheese?

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Any cat owner with eyes and a brain knows their cat’s butt has touched almost every surface of their house—-just goes with the territory of living with the feline members of society—-but this is just Kitteh going way over the limit. I have four cats, all of whom may try to steal food when they can, but they don’t fart on it first (I keep an eye on it, so I know for certain they don’t—-and that includes the new kitten!)

Jace
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, I know full well how filthy a house is with cats. I’ve had several. Down to the one. She will be my last. I loved them, but I cannot cope with this perpetually.

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Kelly Gore
Community Member
1 month ago

In the occasion of a fall, would they land butter-side down, or on the cat's feet, or...

Jiwoo Chang
Community Member
1 month ago

sorry not so sorry--the cat

tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 month ago

ya welcome

GamerX
Community Member
1 month ago

Extra flavour!

TheDragonInTown
Community Member
1 month ago

It warm!

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
1 month ago

Odd place to place your sandwich?

Carol Sage
Community Member
1 month ago

But why would you put your breakfast on the window sill? A cat will either sit on it or push it right off....

J W
Community Member
1 month ago

yumm... who needs butter when you have the subtle but robust flavor of kitty bum on your morning toast.

Robert Robi Z
Community Member
1 month ago

She is just seasoning it.

Agustin Melendez
Community Member
1 month ago

It's why I only like cats from afar.

Sarah Melville
Community Member
1 month ago

Just a good thing it was not melted cheese.

Janine Hunt-Jackson
Community Member
1 month ago

WHAT? You don't want to eat it anyway??

Linda Clements
Community Member
1 month ago

Any time!

Carol McClellan
Community Member
1 month ago

The human was silly and forgot to move the food to some place the cat couldn't get to.

Susan Duncan
Community Member
1 month ago

No problem. I'm sure he or she will be glad to clean it up!

Rafaela Stoakes
Community Member
1 month ago

Is that . . . Cheese on toast . . . For breakfast! Kitty’s looking after your cholesterol! If you die, who will care for kitty?

Annie
Community Member
1 month ago

Just helpin' make a slow grilled cheese sandwich.

LadyAna
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh My Cat! 😲😂

Betty Heck
Community Member
1 month ago

UH SORRY.......NOT

Coreen Kerr
Community Member
1 month ago

it fits, I sits!!

Argie Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

I can haz cheez

Cathy Carey
Community Member
1 month ago

The problem is real.

Sun Shine
Community Member
1 month ago

your welcome

Jane W.
Community Member
1 month ago

But it was nice and warm?

Randy Klefbeck
Community Member
1 month ago

SOS....sit on a shingle.

Jessica Cole
Community Member
1 month ago

Ah, the ole cat butthole on the cheese sandwich trick. Touche, kitty. Touche

Mindy Keys
Community Member
1 month ago

It's a catASStrophy

Silke
Community Member
1 month ago

Ahhhh - just what I needed - a nice warm seat on a chilly day

Gayle Hunter-Gatherer
Community Member
1 month ago

Cat thinks their butt is a flavour enhancer.

izzy bradford
Community Member
1 month ago

here, have a little- MY BUTT HAHAHAHAHAHA

Nancy Massi
Community Member
1 month ago

omg was that cheese, too?

Bob Belcher
Community Member
1 month ago

Thanks for keeping my butt warm

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago

Making a grilld cheeze?

Jane Slavin
Community Member
1 month ago

Eeeeuuuuw!

Shari Conley
Community Member
1 month ago

It's a butt-pucker Sammich now...

Coat Guy
Community Member
1 month ago

I mean, if you put your food on the sideboard without any plate, you deserve to get it ruined. Very simple. You don't respect food, you don't get food.

Ariah L.
Community Member
1 month ago

Haha!!

Jack Nimble
Community Member
1 month ago

It looks like that cat did them a favor. Cold bread, cheese, and mayo? Actually, now that I typed that, it sounds delicious. Carry on.

Linda HS
Community Member
1 month ago

You're welcome!

Renee Schreader
Community Member
1 month ago

If I fits I sits

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
1 month ago

Mmmm, I hope that you like cat hair.

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
1 month ago

that is sooo cat

Tami Bridges
Community Member
1 month ago

If it fits, I sits

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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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