Cats, the most incredible entertainers that have ever existed, are constantly gifting us humans with their glorious presence. And since they kinda like to hang out, humans decided to give a name to their favorite lounging pose—loafing. The reason being that a cat with its paws tucked beneath its body is easily mistaken for none other than a loaf of bread. The pose has also been called ‘Sphynx,’ but it’s clearly not as accurate as ‘loaf.’ One of the most common reasons for cats ‘loafing’ is their body thermoregulation, but the most important one is that it's a perfect cute photo opportunity for their owners.

Reddit has a whole community dedicated to photos of loaves of cats, r/catloaf, and it has a strong community of 552k members. Below are the loafiest cats picked by us, so vote for your favorite ones!

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#1

My Precious Mini Loaf

My Precious Mini Loaf

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Ms.M.
Community Member
1 year ago

that's the floofiest dinner roll I've ever seen

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#2

Cat Baguette

Cat Baguette

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Community Member
1 year ago

nice and fresh!!! straight out of the oven!!

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#3

My Girlfriend Is Working From Home, So She Made A Fake Lap To Keep Bob From Distracting Her

My Girlfriend Is Working From Home, So She Made A Fake Lap To Keep Bob From Distracting Her

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

I think something fishy is going on but it's comfortable so who cares

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#4

Her Last Loaf Before Passing Away ❤️

Her Last Loaf Before Passing Away ❤️

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Ms.M.
Community Member
1 year ago

:-(

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#5

Don't Forget To Pack Your Loaves

Don't Forget To Pack Your Loaves

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

Where do you think you are going without us hooman?

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#6

Giant Panther Loaf

Giant Panther Loaf

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Ms.M.
Community Member
1 year ago

Large Loaf

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#7

The Loaf Blepped

The Loaf Blepped

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-Loki's_favorite_kid-
Community Member
1 year ago

aw. blep loafs are the best kind of loafs.

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#8

"A Black Hole Warping Space-Time Right On Top Of A Duvet"

"A Black Hole Warping Space-Time Right On Top Of A Duvet"

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Ms.M.
Community Member
1 year ago

OK, but where's the cat? ;-)

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#9

A Little Hand Loaf

A Little Hand Loaf

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Jamma
Community Member
1 year ago

Portable Loaf

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#10

Angle Specific Catloaf

Angle Specific Catloaf

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Jamma
Community Member
1 year ago

The back feet angle and curved front paws *kind of* make a heart. <3

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#11

Please Enjoy This Double Catloaf, Otherwise Known As Shuri And Yoshi

Please Enjoy This Double Catloaf, Otherwise Known As Shuri And Yoshi

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Ms.M.
Community Member
1 year ago

purrfect panther pair!

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#12

Mickey, My 16 Year Old Kitty, In His Final Loaf Ever At The Vet

Mickey, My 16 Year Old Kitty, In His Final Loaf Ever At The Vet

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

😭😭😭😭😭

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#13

Do Cinnamon Rolls Count?

Do Cinnamon Rolls Count?

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

All i can see is cappuccino! Maybe i need a coffee

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#14

One-Eyed Wonder In Her Favourite Pose

One-Eyed Wonder In Her Favourite Pose

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Community Member
1 year ago

that cat is so cute

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#15

So Cold He’s Retracted His Limbs Inside His Sweater

So Cold He’s Retracted His Limbs Inside His Sweater

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Ms.M.
Community Member
1 year ago

turtlecat

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#16

Small Catloaf

Small Catloaf

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks a little bit like it's floating

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#17

I Literally Screeched "Cat Loaf!" And Ran To Get My Phone To Capture Her First Little Loaf

I Literally Screeched "Cat Loaf!" And Ran To Get My Phone To Capture Her First Little Loaf

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

Meditating🙂

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#18

My Loaf Sniffed Me Back

My Loaf Sniffed Me Back

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-Loki's_favorite_kid-
Community Member
1 year ago

did I boop a picture? yes. do I regret the stares I'm getting? no.

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#19

Just Got Broken Up With. This Loaf Wont Stop Purring And Won’t Stray Further Than 5 Feet Away From Me

Just Got Broken Up With. This Loaf Wont Stop Purring And Won’t Stray Further Than 5 Feet Away From Me

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Ms.M.
Community Member
1 year ago

The loaf knows.

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#20

We’ve Got Ourselves An Old-Fashioned Loaf-Off

We’ve Got Ourselves An Old-Fashioned Loaf-Off

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-Loki's_favorite_kid-
Community Member
1 year ago

Whoever falls asleep first wins!

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#21

My New Baby Cat Loaf. Got Him Today

My New Baby Cat Loaf. Got Him Today

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

What an adorable face

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#22

I Can Loaf Here!

I Can Loaf Here!

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Community Member
1 year ago

Best place to loaf

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#23

Our Four Week Old Foster Kitten, Taco, Already Knows How To Loaf Like A Pro

Our Four Week Old Foster Kitten, Taco, Already Knows How To Loaf Like A Pro

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-Loki's_favorite_kid-
Community Member
1 year ago

I think this one's a keeper.

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#24

I Was So Excited To Find This Sub. This Is Meatloaf, A Cat Who Is Living Up To His Name

I Was So Excited To Find This Sub. This Is Meatloaf, A Cat Who Is Living Up To His Name

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-Loki's_favorite_kid-
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a grumpy loaf.

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#25

My Cat Had One Baby Yesterday And This Was It’s Very First Loaf

My Cat Had One Baby Yesterday And This Was It’s Very First Loaf

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CRAZY BABY DOGE!!!!!
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG

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#26

This Is How Loaves Are Made

This Is How Loaves Are Made

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

I love a little more the white cats!! And the black ones! And the ones with nice colour patterns!!! Oh well, can't decide

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#27

Alpine Loaf

Alpine Loaf

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Ms.M.
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful scenery! (nice cat too, of course)

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#28

Little Cat Loaf

Little Cat Loaf

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

I melt when they do their paws like this🥰🥰

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#29

Going Through Great Lengths To Ignore Me Loaf

Going Through Great Lengths To Ignore Me Loaf

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Crescent Dragonwagon
Community Member
1 year ago

Okay hooman.. what did you do??

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#30

My Two Loaves Waiting For Me This Morning

My Two Loaves Waiting For Me This Morning

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

Food NOW

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#31

Loafing On His Designated Chair

Loafing On His Designated Chair

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

If you sit then you asked for it

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#32

10,000 Hours Of Loafing Makes You An Expert They Say

10,000 Hours Of Loafing Makes You An Expert They Say

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow gorgeous

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#33

A Tiny Loaf

A Tiny Loaf

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-Loki's_favorite_kid-
Community Member
1 year ago

*Two tiny loafs. Both very breadlike.

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#34

Sad Loaf. College Aged Son Went Back To School Today. She's Waiting By The Door For Him To Come Back

Sad Loaf. College Aged Son Went Back To School Today. She's Waiting By The Door For Him To Come Back

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-Loki's_favorite_kid-
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor thing.

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#35

Mini Loaf

Mini Loaf

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

Sooo cute

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#36

Can I Play Too?

Can I Play Too?

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Community Member
1 year ago

of course you can Litlle Loaf Dude!!!

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#37

Absolute Unit

Absolute Unit

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Community Member
1 year ago

Thats a Chonky Loaf

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#38

Just My Loafing Laundry Helper, Seconds Before He Loses His Balance

Just My Loafing Laundry Helper, Seconds Before He Loses His Balance

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

Why wait to have hair on all your clothes when you can do it immediately after they are washed and still wet?😅😅😅😅

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#39

My Roommate's Girlfriend Sometimes Let's Her Cat Stay Over Our Place

My Roommate's Girlfriend Sometimes Let's Her Cat Stay Over Our Place

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CRAZY BABY DOGE!!!!!
Community Member
1 year ago

that loaf is too loafy

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#40

There’s A Loaf In My Fridge! He Climbs In Every Time I Start To Cook, And I Let Him Hang Out There Because It’s Hot And He’s Always Wearing That Thick Furry Coat

There’s A Loaf In My Fridge! He Climbs In Every Time I Start To Cook, And I Let Him Hang Out There Because It’s Hot And He’s Always Wearing That Thick Furry Coat

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

I remember when i was defrosting my fridge years ago and my weirdo was sitting in there with the water dripping on his head!! I miss him...

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#41

Moose Is An Experienced Loafer

Moose Is An Experienced Loafer

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

Is this a shadow or a great pattern?

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