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 funny comics that show people the hilarious and crazy life of being a silly cat owner.

I鈥檝e 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 kitty cat comics only two years ago, inspired by my two cute cats Mikosch and Koschka, who I adopted from a local animal shelter a few years back.

I began creating these funny drawings on Instagram to share my life as a crazy cat lady and the awkward moments of my two funny cats, 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 cute drawings from a day in the life of a cat owner and for all the cat parents out remember, you don鈥檛 own your cat, your cat owns you!"

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MJ 11 months ago

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

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Dorothy Berry-Lound 11 months ago

Yes, made me laugh all of those

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Mother Mary Helen 11 months ago

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

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11 months ago

lol soooo tue tho!!!!

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Gryffindor4ever 11 months ago

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

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Night Owl 11 months ago

Cat hair cleaning is never over and done with

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Brandy G 11 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 11 months ago

This, followed by never playing with the actual toys.

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Night Owl 11 months ago

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

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Night Owl 11 months ago

Yes, I can relate :(

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The Girl on Fire 11 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 11 months ago

My one does both depending on her mood !!!

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Night Owl 11 months ago

"Super Super" 馃槀

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Night Owl 11 months ago

The grass is always greener on the other side

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Nervous Chaos 11 months ago

They're always watching...

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Night Owl 11 months ago

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

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Nervous Chaos 11 months ago

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

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leeroy jenkins 11 months ago

if it fits, they sits

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Cherrypakiller 11 months ago

I stay up 20 mins petting my cats

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Person2638 11 months ago

Sibling relationships

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switchman82 11 months ago

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

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Person2638 11 months ago

So clean

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Night Owl 11 months ago

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

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Taryn Wallace 11 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 11 months ago

That last one looks like it's predicting pineapple

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Nervous Chaos 11 months ago

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

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Dorothy Berry-Lound 11 months ago

You can count on it

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Dorothy Berry-Lound 11 months ago

You fell for it!

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Ruby Brook 11 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 11 months ago

Cats make everything better.

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Dinetk 11 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 11 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 11 months ago

Is "mau" different than "meow"?

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Dorothy Berry-Lound 11 months ago

Perfect balance

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Dorothy Berry-Lound 11 months ago

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

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Sparkleybright 11 months ago

Must christen a clean cat box!!

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11 months ago

derpy lol....

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love life you only live once 11 months ago

yep this is just life

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The Girl on Fire 11 months ago

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

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Helen Cole 11 months ago

Must be torties

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Dorothy Berry-Lound 11 months ago

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

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