Cats have the cute appeal of resembling stuffed animals, but ask any cat owner what it's like to own one of these adorable creatures and they will tell you the reality is not always so cuddly. I am Vernessa Himmler, an illustrator, and sand-artist based in Hamburg, Germany. Since early 2013 I have worked as a freelance illustrator and one of my recent illustration projects is a series of comics that show people the hilarious and crazy life of being a cat owner.

I’ve been drawing since my childhood and received a masters degree in illustration from HAW Hamburg - Design Department. Over the years I have developed my own visual language, which consists of realistic fine drawings and modern coloration. I started drawing my cat comics only two years ago, inspired by my two white cats Mikosch and Koschka, who I adopted from a local animal shelter a few years back.

I began creating cat comics on Instagram to share my life as a crazy cat lady and the awkward and funny moments of my two cat, and while many of my comics depict the headaches cats can bring, they are still such wonderful pets. My favorite thing about cats is the moment when they want your attention (for a cuddle or something else), it makes you extremely happy when they chose to come to you on their own!

Scroll down below to see some of my illustrations from a day in the life of a cat owner and for all the cat parents out remember, you don’t own your cat, your cat owns you!"

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MJ 4 months ago

I have a "Hell yeah!" cat...

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Dorothy Berry-Lound 4 months ago

Yes, made me laugh all of those

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Mother Mary Helen 4 months ago

Yesterday I opened a can of sauerkraut and my cat came running >^..^<

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4 months ago

lol soooo tue tho!!!!

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Gryffindor4ever 4 months ago

Where my cat sleeps: as far away from me as possible :/

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Night Owl 4 months ago

Cat hair cleaning is never over and done with

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Brandy G 4 months ago

Yep. The other day I just shook the bowl to cover the spot and it was accepted by the queen of the house.

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Nervous Chaos 4 months ago

This, followed by never playing with the actual toys.

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Night Owl 4 months ago

Cat: "A human moving jungle gym (or cat tree)! Nice."

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Night Owl 4 months ago

Yes, I can relate :(

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The Girl on Fire 4 months ago

Sometimes all three of my cats will all be staring at the same dark corner. It creeps me out.

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jo_shortland 4 months ago

My one does both depending on her mood !!!

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Night Owl 4 months ago

"Super Super" 😂

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Night Owl 4 months ago

The grass is always greener on the other side

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Nervous Chaos 4 months ago

They're always watching...

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Night Owl 4 months ago

Hey, the picture you got is much more interesting than the one you wanted to get

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Nervous Chaos 4 months ago

Is this a butterfly? No it's my lunch.

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leeroy jenkins 4 months ago

if it fits, they sits

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Cherrypakiller 4 months ago

I stay up 20 mins petting my cats

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Person2638 4 months ago

Sibling relationships

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switchman82 4 months ago

"Koshka" .. its sounds like "Kočka" in czech language, what's mean Katze / Cat .)

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Person2638 4 months ago

So clean

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Night Owl 4 months ago

Just give up. Or get another two chairs so there's one for each of you.

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Taryn Wallace 4 months ago

I snip off the very tips of my cats claws. We have a scratching post also but she has a tendency to try hitting the dog in the eye and I REALLY don't want a blind puppy. But again I just snip off the super sharp tips of them NEVER like cut them short.

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Paul Dixon 4 months ago

That last one looks like it's predicting pineapple

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Nervous Chaos 4 months ago

With cats, one eventually gives up on most of these things.

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Dorothy Berry-Lound 4 months ago

You can count on it

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Dorothy Berry-Lound 4 months ago

You fell for it!

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Ruby Brook 4 months ago

When all I want is to hug the cat: the cat hates me When all I want is to work: the cat can't live without me

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Nervous Chaos 4 months ago

Cats make everything better.

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Dinetk 4 months ago

If I lift my youngest, she will look everywhere except where the spider is, eventhough she was meowing while on the ground. Duh

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Taryn Wallace 4 months ago

Or the other person gets all mad because you are comparing an "animal" to a human...well that animal is my child and gets treated as such and honestly I feel like all pet owners should treat their pets as a family member. The o lot exception there is a working animal BUT even those get treated incredibly well.

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Nikki D 4 months ago

Is "mau" different than "meow"?

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Dorothy Berry-Lound 4 months ago

Perfect balance

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Dorothy Berry-Lound 4 months ago

The one sitting in front of the TV is so ours!

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Sparkleybright 4 months ago

Must christen a clean cat box!!

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4 months ago

derpy lol....

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love life you only live once 4 months ago

yep this is just life

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The Girl on Fire 4 months ago

My cat would be scared of his own costume if it was a vacuum.

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Helen Cole 4 months ago

Must be torties

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Dorothy Berry-Lound 4 months ago

We get fur round the door of the washing machine from the clothes and have to remove it

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