They bite. They gnaw. They chomp. Even though cats have long been domesticated, they’ve still got some of their ancestor’s ferocity left—just look at their canines! But no matter how seriously cattos want to be taken, sometimes, they’ll end up looking completely derpy when they show their teeth. One of the best places for awesome cat teeth pics is the Teefies subreddit (not to be confused with the Toofers one which is for dogs). Go check ‘em out.

We’ve collected this list of funny and adorable pics of cats showing off their teeth to brighten up your day. Enjoy the pics, share ‘em with any cat lovers that you know, and don’t forget to upvote your fave photos. We’d also love it if you shared any hilarious pictures of your own pets’ teeth in the comments, dear Pandas. Oh, and check out Bored Panda's posts about Loki the ‘vampire’ cat and Monkey, the cat with Dracula teeth, for some more toothy cuteness when you’re done with this list.

Bored Panda reached out to veterinarian, writer, and pet advocate Dr. Ernie Ward to learn more about cats' teeth and how to keep them healthy. "About 80 percent of adult cats have serious problems with their teeth, especially a condition called periodontal disease. Periodontal disease looks like stained or 'dirty teeth,' but underneath that discoloration lies gum infection. This infection can spread harmful bacteria throughout the body, damaging heart valves, kidneys, liver, and causing intense pain. In fact, many cases of 'finicky eating' is a cat's way of telling their pet parents it hurts to eat," Dr. Ward told us. Scroll down for the rest of our interview with him and with one of the moderators at r/Teefies.

#1

She's Very Proud Of Her Remaining Two Teeth

She's Very Proud Of Her Remaining Two Teeth

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Cathelijne van Weelden
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5 months ago

That look! I'm in love 😻

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#2

When You Like Someone And Don't Know How To Act

When You Like Someone And Don't Know How To Act

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Xavier Portillo
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5 months ago

Toofless from How to train your dragon

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#3

The Best Portrait

The Best Portrait

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MissPrideGirl
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5 months ago

I will get you for this hooman.

Oskar vanZandt
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5 months ago

You had better sleep with one eye open from now on...

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Tami Bridges
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5 months ago

OMG I am in love with his face!!!

kieran higgins
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5 months ago

that is so cute

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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5 months ago

Meet my ancestor, Count Catula!

Jan Feline
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5 months ago

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KombatBunni
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5 months ago

That's Elfie..you can find her on facebook with her brother Gimli :)

Eric Forster
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5 months ago

I am Catula, I bid you welcome.

Linda HS
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5 months ago

Count Catcula 🧛‍♀️

Michelle Muirhead
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5 months ago

It’s Viago!

Shantel Harrelson
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1 month ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣

Theresa Poffenberger
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4 months ago

I want this portrait. So. bad.

Hannah Marshall
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5 months ago

I've seen an advert on Facebook recently that turns your pets into works of art - they put them in costumes digitally, and then you get masterpieces like this.

sharron lynn parsons
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5 months ago

Beautiful painting !!!

Kimberley Thomas
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5 months ago

"I want to suck your blood. No, I'm sorry. Catnip first, then blood."

Rachel Vincini
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5 months ago

Excellent likeness! 😂

Marie Feist
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5 months ago

He likes to visit from time to time. No worries - you won't even notice.

Andrea Hall
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5 months ago

Omg

AnnieLaurie Burke
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5 months ago

derpy dracula

Mary White
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5 months ago

Too cute !

SF Angel
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5 months ago

🥰🥰🥰

Palestinian warrior
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5 months ago

Eid Mubarak everyone!❤️

Mumof1
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5 months ago

I vont to drrrink your blood

nala simba
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5 months ago

"Give me a moment to consider this theory of yours. I'll let you know later!"

Randy Klefbeck
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5 months ago

Catula.

Lynn Morello
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5 months ago

Gorgeous.

Kanga9ine
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5 months ago

He looks like he's doing a biography on KPBS, describing his life as a very proper Admiral for the British Royal Navy with his little paws crossed in front of him. . Or perhaps the feline Napoleon Bonaparte. He was up there. Aristocat Extraordinaire.

Linda Clements
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5 months ago

That is an amazing likeness!

Lorrie Finley
Community Member
5 months ago

Purrrrfection!

Janine Hunt-Jackson
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5 months ago

NICE Photoshop!!

Elaine Mattingly
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5 months ago

Yes,yes, my dear Mummy. Old School you know.

Jace
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5 months ago

Cleft palate?

Patty Stier
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5 months ago

"That's COUNT Furrbington, and don't forget it!

Bebe
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5 months ago

Count Meowcula

Raine Soo
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5 months ago

Christ, that portrait is a perfect likeness!

deanna woods
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5 months ago

Cat vampire.

Natalia Maciel
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5 months ago

I'm in LOVE 😍

Animal lover❤
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5 months ago

Haha, beautiful

Lyop
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5 months ago

Perfect work of art.

Linda Adams
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5 months ago

Yes, I vant to drink your blood Hooman

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"Cats need their 30 adult teeth brushed and cleaned regularly. If you don't feel comfortable brushing your cat's teeth with their super-cool tiny kitty toothbrushes, you'll need to have your cat's teeth cleaned once a year by your vet," Dr. Ward told us just how important it is to brush cattos' teeth. And who can resist using tiny kitty toothbrushes?

"If your cat's tooth becomes broken, infected, or is causing severe pain, tooth extraction may be required. The procedure is identical to a human having a 'tooth pulled.' Your kitty will be sedated, the gums numbed, and the tooth extracted. Often a special suture will be used to sew up the hole and antibiotics and pain medication prescribed. Most cats feel much better after a damaged tooth is removed and can eat and drink within hours," the vet told us what it's like when cats have to get their teeth pulled.

#4

Vicious Lion Snarls As He Shows His Massive Set Of Teefies To The Helpless Prey

Vicious Lion Snarls As He Shows His Massive Set Of Teefies To The Helpless Prey

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Emerald Joanna
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5 months ago

How I look when smiling in photos...

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#5

Smile For The Camera

Smile For The Camera

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MissPrideGirl
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5 months ago

How do they get a picture of me?

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#6

Brand New Teefies

Brand New Teefies

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Jonathan Scargill
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5 months ago

I think that might just be the cutest kitty I've ever seen. And I'm a dog man.

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Redditor Stuffed02, one of the moderators on the Teefies subreddit told us that they came across the community several years ago when they were looking for cute cat pictures. They then realized that their kitty's behavior of showing off her teeth when sleeping wasn't weird or rare.

"Our sub is really fortunate to have a ton of users who care about the content and as a result we get very few rule breakers. I suggest that people take quality pictures and share a little about their cat in the title," the mod told us what redditors should do if they want to be an active part of the community.

"Cats are very clean, but that shouldn't mean teeth are the same. If your vet suggests it, get a cat toothpaste to give to your cat every few days for the best oral hygiene," the moderator added.

#7

Me: “Smile For The Camera”

Me: “Smile For The Camera”

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Channon Doughty
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5 months ago

So elegant and regal in the first shot, and then... dee-de-de

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#8

Someone Said You Guys Might Like Milo

Someone Said You Guys Might Like Milo

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Lydia Dean-Melchior
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5 months ago

Someone was right!

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#9

Attack Teefies

Attack Teefies

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5 months ago

Tiny vampire

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You’d expect that these meowsome and purrfect predators would have a lot of teeth based on the way how high and mighty they’re acting. But that’s far from the truth.

Adult cats have only 30 teeth while kittens have 26 baby teeth. Let’s compare that to doggos and us hoomans, shall we? Dogs have 42 teeth when they’re all grown up good boys and girls and they have 28 baby teeth. Meanwhile, people have 20 baby teeth and 32 teeth by the time that we’re adults.

The very first baby cat teeth to erupt are the incisors and the canines, so kittens can and do look like teeny vampires for a bit. The first baby teeth start growing when the kitty-cats are around 5 to 6 weeks old and their permanent teeth start to show up when they’re 11 to 16 weeks old, starting with the incisors. 

Then, when the cats are 12 to 20 weeks old, their adult canines make an appearance. While premolars erupt when the felines are 16 to 20 weeks old. Finally, the molars (the hard-to-see ones that are way in the back of the mouth) emerge when the cats are around 20 to 24 weeks.

#10

How You Milk The Venom From A Cat's Teeth

How You Milk The Venom From A Cat's Teeth

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me
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5 months ago

That's full on demon mode right there

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#11

Anger Teefs

Anger Teefs

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Ola Polowczyk
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5 months ago

When you're angry, but someone says you look cute

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#12

Here’s My Gargoyle. He Had To Get The Majority Of His Teeth Removed At A Young Age, But He’s Still Handsome

Here’s My Gargoyle. He Had To Get The Majority Of His Teeth Removed At A Young Age, But He’s Still Handsome

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logical fallacy
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5 months ago

Awww... At least he looks healthy. I suppose he can only eat really soft wet food?

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#13

I Think My Sink Is Messed Up, I Turned It On And This Came Out

I Think My Sink Is Messed Up, I Turned It On And This Came Out

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logical fallacy
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5 months ago

I call it good news :)

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#14

Vicious Attack

Vicious Attack

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grongo bar
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5 months ago

Shrodinger's cat is alive!

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#15

Training Him For Halloween

Training Him For Halloween

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DancingToMyself
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5 months ago

I think he doesn't need to practice.

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#16

Not Sure If I Love His Teefies Or Freckle More

Not Sure If I Love His Teefies Or Freckle More

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Bored Alchemist
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5 months ago

I lost it a the name tag 😂

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#17

I Choose This Pumpkin

I Choose This Pumpkin

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logical fallacy
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5 months ago

Die, pumpkin, die!

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#18

Meeooooow

Meeooooow

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varwenea
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5 months ago

I had to pause for a moment to process the cat mouthed hooman.

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#19

My Wife Told Me To Post This

My Wife Told Me To Post This

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Dianna Siever
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5 months ago

Love his beard

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#20

Caught Him Smirking

Caught Him Smirking

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Bored Alchemist
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5 months ago

He probably knocked something off the table

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#21

You Can Never Trust Another Person You Meet. You Couldn't Even Afford To Blink In A Crowd

You Can Never Trust Another Person You Meet. You Couldn't Even Afford To Blink In A Crowd

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Channon Doughty
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5 months ago

Our boy didn't blink in our presence for 3 MONTHS after we rescued him [he'd been thru too much, but still, how can they go hours and hours without blinking?!?!?! He's all better now. <3 IMG_202002...60bfa0.jpg IMG_20200229_172452-5ec77eb60bfa0.jpg

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#22

Sister Found This Lil Guy Under Her Porch

Sister Found This Lil Guy Under Her Porch

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deanna woods
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5 months ago

Wittle baby teefies.

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#23

Om Nom Nom

Om Nom Nom

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david kohn
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5 months ago

its a spy cat

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#24

Grooming Teefies

Grooming Teefies

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Channon Doughty
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5 months ago

Why is the hair always longer than the tongue. Persianing is hard.

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#25

Up Close And Personal

Up Close And Personal

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Capermom
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5 months ago

Awww...that perfect pink nose..!

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#26

Happy Kitten

Happy Kitten

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david kohn
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5 months ago

Aaaaaaaaw thats adorable i have a kitten just like that

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#27

Sparkle, Say Cheese

Sparkle, Say Cheese

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Lydia Dean-Melchior
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5 months ago

Scintillating!!

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#28

Awww, Look At The Little Teeth

Awww, Look At The Little Teeth

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Lauren Caswell
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5 months ago

What surprised me is when my kitten lost his baby teeth and got bigger ones! I didn't think about that as a factor, I thought he was sick *facepalm* vet kindly explained

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#29

Vampire Cat

Vampire Cat

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Lydia Dean-Melchior
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5 months ago

What a beauty.

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#30

1 Megabite

1 Megabite

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Cathelijne van Weelden
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5 months ago

Megabite 😂😂😂😂😂😂

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#31

Singular Toof

Singular Toof

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Channon Doughty
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5 months ago

She's a doll

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#32

My Neighbours Cat, Rufus, Likes To Nap At My House, Teefies Out And All

My Neighbours Cat, Rufus, Likes To Nap At My House, Teefies Out And All

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YoyoSthlm
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5 months ago

The tongue!!

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#33

In The Midnight Hour, He Cried More, More More

In The Midnight Hour, He Cried More, More More

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Channon Doughty
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5 months ago

Ours does too... grrr.

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#34

No, You Smile Karen

No, You Smile Karen

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Channon Doughty
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5 months ago

Oh no! The Cone of Shame!!

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#35

It Looks Like He’s Saying “Cheeese”

It Looks Like He’s Saying “Cheeese”

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ƒιѕн
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5 months ago

Oh god, what a floofy mess of a cat that is. Adorable.

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#36

I Was Told My Little Vampire Belongs Here

I Was Told My Little Vampire Belongs Here

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Emerald Joanna
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5 months ago

There is so many black cats listed here...I used to have a black cat called Milo who had really big teeth so is that maybe a "black cat" trait??

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#37

Mr. Grinny McTeethy

Mr. Grinny McTeethy

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

I just want to cuddle those cute cheeks!

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#38

Mr. Monty Just Can’t Control His Teef

Mr. Monty Just Can’t Control His Teef

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Cathelijne van Weelden
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5 months ago

Uhm where are the whiskers??

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#39

Box Destroying Teefies

Box Destroying Teefies

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Michelle C
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5 months ago

Why do they do this? My most recent rescue Jasper LeBrawn destroys EVERY box that comes into the house. There's just piles of cardboard bits everywhere. He even snuck into the garage one time and chewed the bottom box in a stack and everything fell, thank God he didn't get hurt but why is he tormenting all these boxes!!!

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#40

My New Kitten Fell Asleep On Her Back With Her Mouth Open

My New Kitten Fell Asleep On Her Back With Her Mouth Open

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Magpie
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5 months ago

So much trust that is lovely.

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