Cats spend an average of 16 hours per day dozing off, and this is fine—it’s their choice. What’s a bit dodgier is that they do this in the most bizarre places ever. Like, terrariums, vases, laundry racks, trees, your bed, your dog’s mat, the list is never-ending. We documented this phenomenon in our previous articles here, here, and here.

At this point, it’s fair to say that cats would sleep anywhere except their perfectly fine, brand-new, super comfy, and very stylish cat beds. Does that mean you wasted your money on a cat tree? Well, kinda. And that vegan hipster mat you got your feline last Christmas? You could have splashed the money elsewhere.

But it's better to understand cat logic late than never, so please get ready for Bored Panda’s new list of cats who nap anywhere but where they should.

#1

Cat Was Tired And Jumped Into My Daughter Doll House And Actually Used The Bed

Cat Was Tired And Jumped Into My Daughter Doll House And Actually Used The Bed

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MagicalUnicorn
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11 months ago

that's adorable <3

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#2

Mom, He’s In My Bed

Mom, He’s In My Bed

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Purr·maid
Community Member
11 months ago

Bahaha! Funniest thing I've seen in quite some time.

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#3

My Cat's Kittens Have Found A New Cozy Bed... In A Cup Holder

My Cat's Kittens Have Found A New Cozy Bed... In A Cup Holder

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A Cat Named Dragon
Community Member
11 months ago

Adorbs!

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To find out more about feline sleep peculiarities, Bored Panda reached out to Mikel Delgado, a postdoctoral fellow in animal behavior at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Mikel told us that as predators, cats tend to “work hard, sleep hard.”

But their sleeping patterns are quite different than ours. “Cats tend to sleep for short periods throughout the day and night, unlike humans, who tend to sleep in one long (hopefully!) bout.” In total, felines sleep 12 to 16 hours a day, and all that sleep helps them to “conserve energy for when they need it most—to hunt.”

#4

We Got Him A Bed, But Then A Paper Towel Fell On The Floor, So Nevermind

We Got Him A Bed, But Then A Paper Towel Fell On The Floor, So Nevermind

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chaitu cherry
Community Member
11 months ago

hahhahhhahah...... that judgemental look

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#5

Get Him A Bed They Said

Get Him A Bed They Said

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chaitu cherry
Community Member
11 months ago

purrrrfect burritoooo

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#6

My Cat Has 3 Beds

My Cat Has 3 Beds

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Joonscrab
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11 months ago

He just wants to be a loaf :(

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Mikel also explained that most cats sleep a lot during the day since their humans aren’t at home and their environment isn’t active enough to keep them stimulated. “Providing your cat with a window perch, food puzzles, enrichment like cat grass, and safe solo play toys can help keep them more active when you are gone.”

It turns out, cats may be sleeping in all these weird places due to the fact that they fall asleep much more easily than we do. Plus, “they are also more flexible so they can fit into spaces that do not look comfortable to us.”

#7

I Think Someone's Got The Wrong Bed

I Think Someone's Got The Wrong Bed

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Purr·maid
Community Member
11 months ago

He looks quite comfy.

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#8

I Think I Wasted Money On The Cat Tree

I Think I Wasted Money On The Cat Tree

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Joonscrab
Community Member
11 months ago

Heyy but this is exactly like a cat tree... And humans use it too :D

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#9

I Planted Oat Grass For The Cat To Snack On, She Decided It Makes A Good Bed

I Planted Oat Grass For The Cat To Snack On, She Decided It Makes A Good Bed

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ML
Community Member
11 months ago

I bet it is comfy.

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Mikel explained that some of those spaces may “provide cats with a sense of safety, or the ability to see what is going on in their environment.” Because even though we focus on cats as predators, they are also prey animals, so they need to be aware of what's going on around them.

#10

Spent 10 Minutes Looking For My Cat Before I Went To Bed, Found Him Asleep In A Wok On Top Of The Freezer

Spent 10 Minutes Looking For My Cat Before I Went To Bed, Found Him Asleep In A Wok On Top Of The Freezer

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Joonscrab
Community Member
11 months ago

Shh he's doing his *wok*

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#11

4 Beds For 3 Cats And They Do This

4 Beds For 3 Cats And They Do This

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JustCallMeKat
Community Member
11 months ago

why is this like the most adorable thing I've ever seen

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#12

My Cat Has Been Sleeping On My Pants On The Bottom Shelf Of Our Closet Lately, So I Asked My Wife To Move The Pants And Put A Cat Bed In There. Cat's Response

My Cat Has Been Sleeping On My Pants On The Bottom Shelf Of Our Closet Lately, So I Asked My Wife To Move The Pants And Put A Cat Bed In There. Cat's Response

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Tiari
Community Member
11 months ago

I wonder why he asked his wife and not did it himself...

Lis Daglish
Community Member
11 months ago

Exactly my first thought ‘i was there, looking at my pants, and had to ask my wife to move them....’?

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A Cat Named Dragon
Community Member
11 months ago

The bottom bed doesn’t smell like you : )

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
11 months ago

it's her pants now

Lily Mae Kitty
Community Member
11 months ago

you asked your wife to do this simple task instead of doing it yourself? really? are you too busy mansplaining or something?

Greg Martin
Community Member
11 months ago

wow you can't just enjoy the silly cat pics with out putting down somebody else. maybe he is handicapped, or mayve his wife dors not mind helping him either way. not if your business

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
11 months ago

The cat bed doesn’t smell like mom or dad. Animals who love us are comforted by our scent. Rub a clean towel on your face and head, then put it in the cat bed (and do it your own damn self this time, ya frickin’ Neanderthal!). Then watch the cat start sleeping in their bed a lot more.

Michaela
Community Member
11 months ago

The cat loves him and finds his scent comforting. That’s sweet.

Night Owl
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

It's not about the shelf, it's about the pants. Duh

MRS FLASHMAN
Community Member
11 months ago

We see who wears the pants in the family!

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
11 months ago

The cat wears the pants, hehe.

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Otto Nilo
Community Member
11 months ago

The cat loves your smell

Mimi M
Community Member
11 months ago

Cat likes human smell. I guess its comforting.

Raine Soo
Community Member
11 months ago

The cat has spoken.

Ralph Burton
Community Member
11 months ago

Wear an old tee shirt for a couple of days then put it in the cat bed and see if that helps.

Ashley Wright
Community Member
11 months ago

I think cats feel closer to their owners when lying on their clothes

Sue Clasen
Community Member
11 months ago

You are very slow guy understanding that your cat's saying in his own way that he loves you

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
11 months ago

Should've asked the cat

ArhomR
Community Member
11 months ago

Cat is staging the bedroom as she likes.

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
11 months ago

Likes your smell.

Mimi M
Community Member
4 months ago

Get an old pair of your pants and put it in the cat bed. Same shelf.

BasedWang
Community Member
4 months ago

Why didn't my mans do this himself though

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
4 months ago

I had a similar experience !!!

Zeke Henry
Community Member
5 months ago

is a cat peed on you wife would she be theirs now?

hammy educator 2021
Community Member
5 months ago

i loaf

Julianne Masse
Community Member
5 months ago

You: my pants Your cat: my bed

SEBASTIAN ALDANA
Community Member
6 months ago

"these pants are MINE hooman"

Lindy Mac
Community Member
6 months ago

EXCUSE ME?.... why can't the guy do that himself. It's not that hard.

Rannveig Ess
Community Member
6 months ago

You're not going to win. It is not your house, your pants, your bathroom, your rugs, your chair, your bed, your drapes. They are allowing you to live there and will decide what you may and may not have access to. You have to learn this is you have a cat.

Margaret Van Den Heever
Community Member
7 months ago

Guess who wears the pants

Margaret Van Den Heever
Community Member
7 months ago

She wears the pants

Isabella Rowe
Community Member
7 months ago

All hail the pant queen

Gacha tomboy
Community Member
8 months ago

You could just put that pair of pants on the cat bed

Polly Culberson
Community Member
8 months ago

Should have consulted the cat, not your wife.

Schrodinger's Cat
Community Member
8 months ago

This comment section though...

oOoOh a DonuT!
Community Member
9 months ago

i think he just likes the smell of his hooman

Pippa Slinsky (Student)
Community Member
9 months ago

Pants rule

Shane Goodson
Community Member
9 months ago

That's my buddy Hobbes

Shane Goodson
Community Member
9 months ago

This is my cat

Charlotte Florell
Community Member
10 months ago

Kitty may like the pants because they smell like their hooman.

AnimalLover.
Community Member
10 months ago

Put the pants in the bed

Faith Nicole
Community Member
11 months ago

Haha 🤣 catholic at its finest

Viki Banaszak
Community Member
11 months ago

It doesn't have your smell like your clothes do.

MAEVE PARENT
Community Member
11 months ago

my guess has a: LAZY BUTT

23AClark
Community Member
11 months ago

If the sweet baby is comfortable lying on the pants, I say leave him or her be!!! 😁😘❤❤❤

Valerie Anne
Community Member
11 months ago

This is a protest

Cindy Jarrett
Community Member
11 months ago

It’s your smell they love!

Jean Thompson
Community Member
11 months ago

You won't win!!

Rcath
Community Member
11 months ago

Because it smells like Dad.

MORGAN Bocchicchio Chaudhri
Community Member
11 months ago

cat: *move back on pants*

Maria Martin
Community Member
11 months ago

Our dog does this. Hiding in my cupboard.

Eric Forster
Community Member
11 months ago

Well, we all know who wears the pants in your family.

Mihiteruarewa Rangitaawa
Community Member
11 months ago

🤣🤣🤣

Teresa Spanics
Community Member
11 months ago

😂🤣😹😻❤️🇨🇦

Janelle Collard
Community Member
11 months ago

"You can't make me!"

Karen Crowley Critchley
Community Member
11 months ago

Cats are so funny

Catherine Brady
Community Member
11 months ago

Cat logic!

Ashley Wright
Community Member
11 months ago

I agree with Tiari: why didn’t the man do it himself??

Julia Wolfe
Community Member
11 months ago

Why is this not higher??

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
11 months ago

I agree with Saara.

Harley...🃏
Community Member
11 months ago

Permission.

Blue
Community Member
11 months ago

So You ask your wife to do it ? Why are you incapable of doing anything that involves manual house labour.

gracefullikeagazelle
Community Member
11 months ago

Who said he's incapable of "doing anything manual house labour". Geez. Find something else worth sniveling about dude.

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NWB
Community Member
11 months ago

hahahahahahahahaha yup totally expected result!

urszulat
Community Member
11 months ago

Hahahahahaha!

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#13

My Cat Has Never Quite Figured Out How His Bed Is Supposed To Work

My Cat Has Never Quite Figured Out How His Bed Is Supposed To Work

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ML
Community Member
11 months ago

Shh... The cat is playing a turtle

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#14

My BF Spent 3 Months On An Outdoor Heated Cat House For My Guy. Hasn't Stepped Into It

My BF Spent 3 Months On An Outdoor Heated Cat House For My Guy. Hasn't Stepped Into It

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chaitu cherry
Community Member
11 months ago

strong look of disapproval

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#15

Five Beds And Ten Chairs In The House. He Sits On The Eggs

Five Beds And Ten Chairs In The House. He Sits On The Eggs

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chaitu cherry
Community Member
11 months ago

helping in incubation

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#16

Cat Logic Is Beyond Reality

Cat Logic Is Beyond Reality

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ML
Community Member
11 months ago

Reminds me of a song by Verve. One line is "like a cat in a bag". Only this cat is happy

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#17

Money Not Well Spent

Money Not Well Spent

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Marc
Community Member
11 months ago

That depends only on the point of view. Money was invested in new shoes and the cat got a new box. Win-win!

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#18

Bought Our Kitten (Mac) A New £40 Bed And Walked In To Find Him Asleep Like This

Bought Our Kitten (Mac) A New £40 Bed And Walked In To Find Him Asleep Like This

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rabbitsrabbit
Community Member
11 months ago

how dare u give Mac a mere £40 Bed when the coach is clearly worth more

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#19

My Girlfriend Brought A Pot To Bed Because She Felt Ill. The Next Morning We Woke Up To This

My Girlfriend Brought A Pot To Bed Because She Felt Ill. The Next Morning We Woke Up To This

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ML
Community Member
11 months ago

Dear god, what did your girlfriend eat?

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#20

Got Them A Bed And 10 Different Blankets, They Won't Sleep Anywhere Else Than On My Laptop Bag

Got Them A Bed And 10 Different Blankets, They Won't Sleep Anywhere Else Than On My Laptop Bag

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A Cat Named Dragon
Community Member
11 months ago

Laptop cats!

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#21

How To Get Your Cat To Use A Pet Bed

How To Get Your Cat To Use A Pet Bed

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German Rottweiler#16
Community Member
11 months ago

she is cute

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#22

Got Emmylou A Cat Bed

Got Emmylou A Cat Bed

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COcO BAMa
Community Member
11 months ago

she at least using it :0 :3

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#23

Sent My Mom A Cute Cat Bed For Her Two Cats. She Sent Me Back This Picture

Sent My Mom A Cute Cat Bed For Her Two Cats. She Sent Me Back This Picture

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Eva the Egg
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11 months ago

Mom my bed's beating meeeeeeeeeee

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#24

Bought Him A Nice Cat Bed- Refuses To Use It Without The Box Inside It

Bought Him A Nice Cat Bed- Refuses To Use It Without The Box Inside It

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
11 months ago

I love his little moustache and goatee 😍

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#25

He Has Access To About Seven Cat Beds But He Prefers Hanging On The Back Of A Chair. Why

He Has Access To About Seven Cat Beds But He Prefers Hanging On The Back Of A Chair. Why

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ML
Community Member
11 months ago

it is higher

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#26

Cat Logic

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Joonscrab
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11 months ago

The cat couch has been through some s**t

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#27

Best $300 I Ever Spent

Best $300 I Ever Spent

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ML
Community Member
11 months ago

That is also a bed. A waterbed.

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#28

Expectation vs. Reality

Expectation vs. Reality

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ML
Community Member
11 months ago

The problem is, that the bed is meant for one cat, but you have two cats.

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#29

Cat Logic Is Difficult To Understand, They Said!

Cat Logic Is Difficult To Understand, They Said!

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
11 months ago

Maybe he doesn't like that creepy doll in his bed

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#30

My Little Ones Have A Soft Cushy $30 Pet Bed Yet Prefer To Nap In Their Dad's Slippers

My Little Ones Have A Soft Cushy $30 Pet Bed Yet Prefer To Nap In Their Dad's Slippers

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Francis
Community Member
11 months ago

maybe just maybe the smell helps them to fall asleep like a anesthesia :D

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#31

I Just Spent $70 On A Cat Bed And Woke Up To Find This

I Just Spent $70 On A Cat Bed And Woke Up To Find This

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Marc
Community Member
11 months ago

Side note - You should never leave such bags lying around freely when you have cats. Some cats eat them or get entangled in the handles and can strangle themselves.

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#32

Ruby Loves Her New Bed

Ruby Loves Her New Bed

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
11 months ago

Yes, I can see the appreciation

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#33

Just Bought A New Cat Bed. That's Not How You Use It, Sweetie

Just Bought A New Cat Bed. That's Not How You Use It, Sweetie

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ML
Community Member
11 months ago

This way is more fun

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#34

New Bed

New Bed

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Valquerys
Community Member
11 months ago

I mean, it’s called a flowerBED for a reason

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#35

We Put Our Cat's Bed Inside Of A Box So She Would Use It

We Put Our Cat's Bed Inside Of A Box So She Would Use It

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Valquerys
Community Member
11 months ago

The colours of this cat is purrfect. So are The Eye colours

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#36

There Are Three Cat Beds In The Room. No Need To Share

There Are Three Cat Beds In The Room. No Need To Share

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ML
Community Member
11 months ago

2 are by the window. That seems to be the reason

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#37

Two Cat Beds, One Human Bed, One Human Couch, And An Endless Amount Of Pillows And Blankets And He Chooses The Heater

Two Cat Beds, One Human Bed, One Human Couch, And An Endless Amount Of Pillows And Blankets And He Chooses The Heater

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Nianudd
Community Member
11 months ago

My cat used to do that. We had to turn the radiator heat down so the silly sod didn't scorch herself. It wasn't even a heat thing, she'd be on there when it was stone cold

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#38

Bought New Bed For The Cats

Bought New Bed For The Cats

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ML
Community Member
11 months ago

Did you tell them it is their? You always have to tell them

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#39

My Mom Made A Fancy Bed For Her Cat Out Of An Old Suitcase

My Mom Made A Fancy Bed For Her Cat Out Of An Old Suitcase

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Aski Markup
Community Member
11 months ago

That is too cute.

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#40

Ungrateful Cat

Ungrateful Cat

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
11 months ago

He's just admiring the box from after, he doesn't want to ruin it

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#41

She Dragged This Cardboard Onto Her Bed Instead Of Just Laying On The Bed

She Dragged This Cardboard Onto Her Bed Instead Of Just Laying On The Bed

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rabbitsrabbit
Community Member
11 months ago

Its about sending the message

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#42

This Was In The Way Of Padma's Usual Napping Spot, She Made The Most Logical Decision

This Was In The Way Of Padma's Usual Napping Spot, She Made The Most Logical Decision

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
11 months ago

Pure logic. Can't you see that?

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#43

Ah, A New Bed For Me

Ah, A New Bed For Me

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Red
Community Member
11 months ago

Hmmmmm.......... I remember this picture from somewhere.....

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#44

Al Chooses To Hang Out In The Trash Instead Of His Bed

Al Chooses To Hang Out In The Trash Instead Of His Bed

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Sam's life
Community Member
11 months ago

That face is lovely

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#45

Cat Logic

Cat Logic

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niki.bordeaux
Community Member
11 months ago

Does the cat smirk?

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#46

Has An $80 Cat Bed, And Yet She’s Been Sleeping In This Bag For 2 Days Now And Won’t Get Out

Has An $80 Cat Bed, And Yet She’s Been Sleeping In This Bag For 2 Days Now And Won’t Get Out

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
11 months ago

Crazy bag lady in training.

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#47

Why Lie Down On The Cat Bed When You Can Use The Fruit Basket Instead?

Why Lie Down On The Cat Bed When You Can Use The Fruit Basket Instead?

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Francis
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

i guess it's because of the sun. the cat gets a bit of sunlight in the fruit basket, but not in her bed...

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#48

Finally. Ginger Uses The Cat Tree I Bought Her

Finally. Ginger Uses The Cat Tree I Bought Her

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Bored Little Panda
Community Member
11 months ago

The shrimp Ramen??? never had it

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#49

Comfy

Comfy

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