Remember the cats that don't care about their owner's personal space? Who could have thought there's more of them! I'm kidding, of course. Sitting in the toilet and staring at you trying to take a poop or climbing onto your face in the middle of your nap is what felines specialize in.
Bored Panda compiled a new list of hilarious photos to reaffirm you that cats are absolutely nonchalant when it comes to violating our privacy, so if you're thinking of getting one... do it. They're awesome.
My Cat Got In The Way While I Was Washing My Face Before Bed And I Got The Best Picture Of Her I’ve Ever Taken
However, don't take these photos as evidence that cats can't grasp the concept of personal space. On the contrary, like most animals and people, they're surrounded by this invisible bubble, too. Of course, every cat is an individual, and just like people, attitude may vary from day to day, but in feral cat populations, normal territorial range might be more than two miles.
A cat's tolerance regarding personal space also depends on how confident or insecure the animal is.
The First Day I Got My Kitten, I Took A Bath, She Somehow Managed To Hop The Tub And Take A Snooze On My Shoulder
Months later she still likes to snooze in the tub... Can't get a moment alone... and I thought cats hated water.
"Cats definitely value their own personal space," Natalie Cady Bishop of Cat Behavior Solved told Bored Panda. "If it is 'invaded' they may even resort to swatting or biting you! They prefer interactions to be on their terms."
So if these animals know the importance of keeping distance, why do they sometimes are forceful for attention? According to Cady Bishop, hunger and the desire for play and affection are probably the main reasons.
Every Time I Shower He Thinks I’m Suffering And Tries To Rescue Me
And you better be ready to please your kitty's needs! Even if you don't feel like it at the moment. "There is not a polite way to 'shoo' a cat in their mind. I recommend playing with them and then giving them treats or a small meal in a puzzle feeder or treat ball. Added physical and mental stimulation will result in a happy cat who will likely choose to leave you alone," Cady Bishop explained.
"This technique usually works because a cat's normal progression is 'hunt, catch, kill, eat, groom, sleep.' This is important to remember if you have a cat who wakes you up in the middle of the night. Doing this before you go to bed may ensure that you get a more restful night's sleep."
So there you have it, folks. Cats know the value of privacy, and if they choose to invade yours -- welcome them.
12 Years Together And He Still Fears For My Life Every Time I Take A Bath
My Alien Crew Receiving A Transmission From The Mothership
My GF Sent Me This While I Was On The Toilet
I'm Not Allowed To Have Alone Time
Human, What Are You Doing In That Bathroom?
My Cat Likes To Hunt Me When I Go To The Bathroom
My Cat Always Sits Like This When I'm In The Shower
Been Sick In The Bathroom All Night And Butterfly Hasn’t Left My Side
My Cats Reaction When I Come Out Of The Shower
You’re Never Alone
Every Morning When I Brush My Teeth
I’m Extremely Blessed To Have My Own Tiny Lifeguard. Except, Instead Of Using A Whistle Or Attempting To Save Me. He Screams At Me In Terror The Entire Time
Professional Shower Supervisor
This Is My Cat, Who Likes To Poke You When You're In The Bath
She is slightly handicapped so can't bring us mice like the other cats, so instead brings us leaves and meows until we acknowledge them.
Neighbour's Cat Looking Through My Bathroom Window
My Cat Is Legitimately Concerned That I Am In The Bath
The Abyss Staring Back
After A Massive Panic Attack I Decided To Take A Bubble Bath. The Kitties Were Still Too Worried To Leave My Side
My Cat Likes To Take Baths With Me
No Privacy At All
Our Cat Is Very Protective Of Our Newborn. She Does Not Approve Of Her Getting A Bath
I Was Crying In The Bathroom And He Demanded To Get Inside And Get In The Sink To Be With Me
That Moment When You're Trying To Take A Relaxing Bubble Bath, But Get The Distinct Feeling You're Being Watched
This Is Cinnamon, She Likes To Make You Uncomfortable While You Use The Bathroom
I Now Know I'm Not The Only One. He Goes From The Toilet To The Sink, Climbs On My Shoulders, And Perches On My Head
My Parents' Cat Destroyed The Bathroom's Door Vents So He Could Spy While We Pee
Every Time I Take A Bath. Never Any Privacy
Today My Son, Aberforth, Learned That Sometimes Humans Willingly Take Baths
My Sister’s Cat Follows Me Everywhere, Here She Is Following Me To The Bathroom
My Cat Usually Showers With Me But Decided To Hop In With My Fiancé This Morning Instead. Some Things Can’t Be Unseen
I’ll Just Chill Here
Urgent? Have You Paid The Protection Fee?
The View From My Bathroom Window. This Is Not My Cat
Got Out Of The Shower And Saw This Thru The Crack Of The Door
Newly Adopted Stray Sees Bath For First Time
My Cat Walked In On Me Taking A Dump And Was Terrified
My Friend Caught Her Cat Spying On Her During Her Shower
Forgot To Close The Door While I Was Taking A Shower
Both My Fur Babies Were Worried About Me Being In The Bath. The Cat Was Meowing And The Dog Was Crying
Do Your Cats Watch You Shower? Cuz Mine Do. And They Have Done This Since They Were Kittens. Every Shower
"Are You Ok? You Know That Water Can Be Pretty Dangerous!" Karl Greets Me After Every Shower
I Had To Go To The Bathroom At A Cat Café. I Got Yelled At
Showering, When Suddenly...
You Will Have No Alone Time. Ever
I Can’t Ever Go To The Bathroom In Peace
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