So beautiful and gentle they could do no harm—that's how we’d like to think of cats. And in theory, it’s true. In practice, ehm, not so much. 'Cause if there’s anything cats are guilty of, it would be their notorious and shameless habit of stealing beds.

You now see why your doggo has been sleeping in a laundry basket lately. Both hilarious and purrfectly evil, Bored Panda compiled a list full of little thieves who got busted playing on canines' nerves. And yeah, if you’re thinking of getting your puppo a new bed, you may wanna add some courage to the basket too.

After you’re done with this post, take a look at our previous list with 119 cats stealing beds from dogs which is as pawfectly evil.

#1

I'm Fine

I'm Fine

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JK Rowling
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Smol!

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#2

I Was Able To Capture The Raw Anguish He Felt After Losing His Bed To The Void

I Was Able To Capture The Raw Anguish He Felt After Losing His Bed To The Void

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Pan Narrans
Community Member
2 weeks ago

All dog owners in this thread are doing it wrong. Cats aren't team players. So, you'll have to buy an equal amount of _dog_ beds as you have pets.

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#3

My Cat Recently Discovered The Dog Bed

My Cat Recently Discovered The Dog Bed

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Ruby Mcpherson
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3 weeks ago

LOOK AT THAT FLOOF!!!

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Bored Panda contacted Molly DeVoss, a feline training and behavior specialist at Cat Behavior Solutions, to find out more about the reason why cats love stealing dog beds. Molly explained that often it’s because cats are trying to layer scents with the dog to build a community scent at home. “Your home is their territory, and they feel more comfortable in places that smell like them,” said Molly.

I still wonder how it happens that cats always get what they want, both from humans and other animals in the household. Molly explained that “they’re very good at training us.” For example, “They knock things off the nightstand to wake us—because we typically feed them to stop the behavior.” Another example is when “they jump up on things because we pick them up” or “meow and get us to talk back.” In fact, “cats are very observant and have great understanding of how to get a reaction from their caretakers.”

#4

Nope, Not Today

Nope, Not Today

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Kristina Thomas
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3 weeks ago

A dog of rare courage.

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#5

It’s 7 Degrees Outside And The King Has Claimed His Bed

It’s 7 Degrees Outside And The King Has Claimed His Bed

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logical fallacy
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Gotta keep that butt warm if you're to keep your appointment of waking up your owner (I mean slave) by sitting on their eyes at five in the morning.

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#6

Got The Dogs New Beds. I Should Have Got Them Some Courage

Got The Dogs New Beds. I Should Have Got Them Some Courage

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Raine Soo
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3 weeks ago

The cat is glaring at the stray dog foot that made it on to his bed.

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Dogs tend to submit to cats because canines evolved with a “social hierarchy and rely on rank and order within the other members of the household to feel secure,” said Molly. Meanwhile, a cat “has evolved as a solitary species and doesn’t have a social structure per se.” In other words, Molly says, “cat is always a boss.”

Nevertheless, dogs and cats usually work out a livable agreement. Molly suggests, before considering adding a cat to the household, researching your dog breed. Also, it’s wise to do introductions slowly. “Cats have a very long memory and may always fear the dog” if there’s a single frightening incident when they meet.

#7

Well Was Looking For A Forever Home For This Stray Kitten But The Other Cat Has Spoken, The Dog Also Has No More Bed

Well Was Looking For A Forever Home For This Stray Kitten But The Other Cat Has Spoken, The Dog Also Has No More Bed

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Kristina Thomas
Community Member
3 weeks ago

"What. I have a child now and he needs somewhere to sleep."

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#8

Cat And Dog Enjoying The New Beds We Just Got Them

Cat And Dog Enjoying The New Beds We Just Got Them

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The Emerald Triangle
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Mighty Mike!

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#9

I Know Who Won This Fight

I Know Who Won This Fight

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BlueCustardAngel
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I mean, does he KNOW he's using the kitty bed for a pillow or does he think that since his head is in it, his whole body must be? Like when I was little and closed my eyes and thought no one could see me......

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#10

Yes Yes, Stay There

Yes Yes, Stay There

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Jeremy
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2 weeks ago

they have the same fur!

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#11

My Cat Really Enjoys My Dog's New Bed

My Cat Really Enjoys My Dog's New Bed

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Ruby Mcpherson
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Well, they are the monarch of the house - just look at their subservient pet, making sure the bed is warm.

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#12

That Look Of Apathy And Those Looks Of Disdain

That Look Of Apathy And Those Looks Of Disdain

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Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member
2 weeks ago (edited)

Angry stare contest has started!

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#13

Always A Gentleman

Always A Gentleman

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The Emerald Triangle
Community Member
2 weeks ago

He'll no the dog's mad and probably peeing on it

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#14

You Seeing This??

You Seeing This??

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Paige Jordan
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Lol that's the same look my pup has when he finds his human sister laying on his bed reading. Lol

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#15

Boots Tried To Steal Poppy’s Bed But Poppy Said Nope

Boots Tried To Steal Poppy’s Bed But Poppy Said Nope

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Kristina Thomas
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Chihuahuas have more guts than big dogs!

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#16

I Captured My Dog Crying For Help Every Time My Tiny Old Cat Steals Her Bed. She’ll Sleep On The Floor Rather Than Steal It Back

I Captured My Dog Crying For Help Every Time My Tiny Old Cat Steals Her Bed. She’ll Sleep On The Floor Rather Than Steal It Back

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Hafida
Community Member
2 weeks ago

She just shows some respect to the elderly. Good doggo girl

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#17

One Does Not Simply "Steal" From A Malamute

One Does Not Simply "Steal" From A Malamute

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The Emerald Triangle
Community Member
2 weeks ago

They look like twins!

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#18

Our Cat Stole Our Dog's Bed. Fear And Confusion Ensued

Our Cat Stole Our Dog's Bed. Fear And Confusion Ensued

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I can't believe how calm the cat is. It is probably thinking: What's all the fuss?

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#19

She Stole It Right Out From Under Him And Looks So Smugly Pleased With Herself For It

She Stole It Right Out From Under Him And Looks So Smugly Pleased With Herself For It

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Malanda Evans-Vaughan
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Doggo has tears forming!!

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#20

See Below Why Skye Is Looking Sad And Sleeping In Her Toy Basket Today

See Below Why Skye Is Looking Sad And Sleeping In Her Toy Basket Today

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Because of the skunk in her bed.

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#21

The Face You Make When The Cat Stole Your Bed

The Face You Make When The Cat Stole Your Bed

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Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
2 weeks ago

"Either choose which shoe you want me to poop in, or do something about this travesty."

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#22

A Little Help?

A Little Help?

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Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
2 weeks ago

People will have to intervene judging by the look on that pupper's face...

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#23

Poor Pup Tried To Ask Nicely. Too Bad The Cat's A Jerk

Poor Pup Tried To Ask Nicely. Too Bad The Cat's A Jerk

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Tina Hugh
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Wow, that fur. Exquisite

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#24

In Case You Were Wondering Who's In Charge

In Case You Were Wondering Who's In Charge

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logical fallacy
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Why on earth would I wonder who's in charge in a household with a cat?

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#25

Why Is He There?

Why Is He There?

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JK Rowling
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3 weeks ago

Tiny fluffball being consumed by the void

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#26

When The Cat Steals Your Bed So You Have To Improvise. It Was Actually Super Comfy And I Didn't Want To Get Out, Even Though Mum Had Washing To Do

When The Cat Steals Your Bed So You Have To Improvise. It Was Actually Super Comfy And I Didn't Want To Get Out, Even Though Mum Had Washing To Do

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 weeks ago

And the dirty laundry also smells like you. Bonus!

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#27

Got The Dog A New Bed Today. Not Going Well

Got The Dog A New Bed Today. Not Going Well

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KittyComics
Community Member
3 weeks ago

majesticc floof 🐱🐱

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#28

The Dog Wasn’t Too Happy About The New Baby

The Dog Wasn’t Too Happy About The New Baby

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Tina Hugh
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Doggy is standing guard

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#29

So Tonight We Have To Sleep On Floor

So Tonight We Have To Sleep On Floor

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logical fallacy
Community Member
2 weeks ago (edited)

They must be either really afraid or really good friends, the huskies, because Cat was kind enoug to leave room for one of the cushion.

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#30

"It’s Happened Again, Dad"

"It’s Happened Again, Dad"

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 weeks ago

You can see the cat thinking:" You better leave things as they are. I can take your bed too, mate."

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#31

The Cat Is The Alpha In This House

The Cat Is The Alpha In This House

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Heather
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I love how in a lot of the pictures on here, the dog squishes into the cat bed. Poor pup.

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#32

How They "Share" The Dog's Bed

How They "Share" The Dog's Bed

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RJ
Community Member
2 weeks ago (edited)

Not too far. There's the stripe. We did this as kids. Here's the imaginary stripe. Do not cross it.

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#33

We Bought A New Bed For The Dog. Came Back To Find This

We Bought A New Bed For The Dog. Came Back To Find This

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FloC
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Just tell the cat that it is a cat's bed and he'll move away.

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#34

He’s Too Nice To Say No To His New Buddy

He’s Too Nice To Say No To His New Buddy

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Evil Little Thing
Community Member
2 weeks ago

That's the stray kitty that got adopted by the orange kitty.

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#35

They Took My Bed

They Took My Bed

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BlueCustardAngel
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I think that's the most fore lorn look I've ever seen..... poor baby!

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#36

Such Disrespect

Such Disrespect

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 weeks ago

The cats: Well, there are two of us. We win!

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#37

Does Stolen Dog Houses Qualify?

Does Stolen Dog Houses Qualify?

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BlueCustardAngel
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Yeah I'm pretty sure they do..... amazing dog house btw! Great work

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#38

Bought A Cat Bed The Other Day. Woke Up To This

Bought A Cat Bed The Other Day. Woke Up To This

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 weeks ago

i'm surprised cat didn't choose to stay closer to radiator. are you sure it's a cat?

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#39

But Mommy, She Is In My Bed

But Mommy, She Is In My Bed

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 weeks ago

The look on the poor bulldog's face... :(

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#40

Technically They Are Sharing, But The Cat Gets The Lion's Share

Technically They Are Sharing, But The Cat Gets The Lion's Share

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Kimberley Thomas
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2 weeks ago

"When the lion sleeps tonight......."

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