Inspired by and dedicated to the Ceiling Cat meme, which I am certain you are acquainted with, this list aims to further unravel the mysteries of god-like cats. Since you are a knowledgeable Word Wide Web user, dear reader, we’ll not dwell on the history and conception of the Ceiling Cat meme but rather ponder on the cats themselves. 

For starters, this feline fascination of ours. Alright, alright, I know... You think I’m going to talk about the ancient Egyptians, their mummified cats, and the cat goddesses like Bastet, Sekhmet, and Mafdet. But just to spice up the “cats as deities” discussion, I'm adding in cat-gods from other ancient cultures as well. For one, there's ‘The Ovinnik’ — a spirit in Slavic mythology that occupies the shape of a black, fiery-eyed cat. Once full-bellied, it’s a great protector of the barn and the livestock housed there, just like a normal cat. But woe to those who let Ovinnik's tummy gurgle as the spirit will eat their animals and set buildings afire. Or take the Norse goddess Freyja for instance: her heavenly chariot was pulled not by mere steeds but by two giant grey cats. It’s said that people left snacks for these cats so they wouldn’t make a meal out of their children either. As you can see, cats have always occupied a special place among the divine, so transitioning to the overlords of The Internet is the next logical step. 

Since simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, Internet cats have dropped their gilded capes and diamond claws, moving on to basic things that would resonate better with wide-eyed mortals instead. And, ultimately, prolong their sovereignty over us. Now we have the same god-like cats being praised for their cuteness, infamous cat-logic, and general buffoonery — you know, the simple stuff of a cat's existence. Like letting go of any old habit, though, dropping your status as a deity sure ain't easy. Once in a while, we see a seemingly cute cat reminding us of its authority by occupying the highest possible place in our homes and scalding us with their austere stares. If you still don't have a grasp of this post's topic by reading it thus far, I invite you to scroll down below and see our collection of Ceiling Cat photos! Call them silly cats, funny, or even stupid; deep down, you know that only divine beings can be so entertaining, so spectacular, and serious at the same time! 

Vote for the cat photos that have amused you the most, tell us five reasons why you love cats and don't forget to share this article with your friends! Au revoir and bissous!

#1

Shop Owner Installs Glass Ceiling For Cats So They Could Stare At Him While He Works

Shop Owner Installs Glass Ceiling For Cats So They Could Stare At Him While He Works

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

Correction: shop owner installs new security cameras

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#2

I'm A Plumber Working In A Ceiling Void Under A Leaking Shower And I Have Been Greeted By A Curious Kitty

I'm A Plumber Working In A Ceiling Void Under A Leaking Shower And I Have Been Greeted By A Curious Kitty

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 months ago

Hi, whatcha doing? Hi, whatcha doing? Hi, whatcha doing? Hi, whatcha doing?

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#3

Just A Cat Hanging Out

Just A Cat Hanging Out

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 months ago

Hammock Kitty!

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“My cat loves to climb to the highest place in the room—which is ok at home, but when we’re traveling and staying with friends, their homes aren’t as cat-proofed as mine and it becomes an issue,” Molly DeVoss, a certified feline training and behavior specialist who runs Cat Behavior Solutions agency, told Bored Panda.

She explained that at some height, cats indeed become fearful, but it is natural for them to seek high ground. “Sometimes they just need a little privacy, but this mostly comes from an instinctual alertness for predators; they can better see predators and potential territory invaders coming from afar,” Molly said.

#4

Is It You Whomst Pspspsps'd Me?

Is It You Whomst Pspspsps'd Me?

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 months ago

I think the lightbulb has died...again!

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#5

My Girlfriend's Cat, Orange. Put Him In The Attic To Hunt For Mice And Now He Doesn't Want To Come Back Down

My Girlfriend's Cat, Orange. Put Him In The Attic To Hunt For Mice And Now He Doesn't Want To Come Back Down

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daking
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2 months ago

he don't need you now, he has his friends the mice.

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#6

I’m Remodeling My Basement And All The Ceiling Tiles Were Just Removed. I Found My Cat Like This

I’m Remodeling My Basement And All The Ceiling Tiles Were Just Removed. I Found My Cat Like This

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 months ago

I’m planning on being reincarnated as a hammock

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If you've ever wondered how come your cat is able to climb to the heights so gracefully and effortlessly, except those rare unexpected falls from the top counter, Molly said you have to look at their anatomy. “A cat’s sharp, strong claws, and muscular hindquarters, make climbing easy for them.”

Moreover, cats have a crazy sense of balance and are impossibly flexible, Molly said. “When they fall, they twist and land on their feet (hence the idiom 'always land on your feet'); this is known as a 'righting reflex.' While all cat breeds, including our beloved DSH (domestic shorthairs), love to climb, the Savannah and Bengal breeds seem to exhibit a stronger penchant for climbing.”

#7

Spider Cat, Spider Cat Does Whatever A Spider Cat Does

Spider Cat, Spider Cat Does Whatever A Spider Cat Does

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 months ago

“I am able to defy the laws of physics...I am CAT”

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#8

Umbrella Cat Is Watching You

Umbrella Cat Is Watching You

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 months ago

FEEED! MEE!

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#9

I Was Browsing The Books In This Small Secluded Book Store When I Heard Something Above My Head

I Was Browsing The Books In This Small Secluded Book Store When I Heard Something Above My Head

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

Judging your taste in books

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Many studies have been done about how far cats can fall without sustaining injury. “These studies suggest cats can fall as far as 20 stories (over 200 feet) and survive with little to no injuries. However, you wouldn’t want to put this theory to the test; cats can fall about eight feet without injury,” the cat behaviorist warned.

#10

Tent Cat 

Tent Cat 

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 months ago

Finger Boop!

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#11

Classics From My Phone

Classics From My Phone

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Vicky Z
Community Member
2 months ago

That's scary look! A murder plan is already on its way

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#12

Over The Last Week Our Kitten Has Discovered She Can Climb

Over The Last Week Our Kitten Has Discovered She Can Climb

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

You are officially screwed

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If you don’t want your cat to climb on your counters and high places in your home, Molly said you’ll need to provide them with alternatives. “I have wall steps leading to shelves and cat beds above my windows and our cat, Pico de Gato, spends hours sleeping high above our heads. There are many surface deterrents, such as sonic sound mats and sharp/pointed mats, but I don’t recommend using a deterrent (of any kind) without first providing an alternative.”

She added: “I’ve always said, 'you can’t tell a cat no—you have to show it what you want it to do instead'—which means the responsibility falls on you to provide adequate alternatives that allow them to express their natural behaviors.”

#13

Trapped Cat

Trapped Cat

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

Trapped in a trapezoid?

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#14

Ceiling Cat Is Always Watching

Ceiling Cat Is Always Watching

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Kay blue
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2 months ago

He's also judging your choices.

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#15

The Master Who Will Break The Hole From The Ceiling Every Day And Fall From The Sky!

The Master Who Will Break The Hole From The Ceiling Every Day And Fall From The Sky!

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Vampiresinthetardis
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1 month ago

Prisoner zero has escaped

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#16

This Cat

This Cat

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

The personification of a cool cat.

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#17

Cat Shocks Mom By Learning To Climb On The Ceiling Like A Spider

Cat Shocks Mom By Learning To Climb On The Ceiling Like A Spider

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

Had a cat who used to do that under my bed at night. Scared the s**t out of me the first time. Once I knew what was going on, it was fine. She used to just run in circles—-fast—-upside down, on her back, using her claws and the box spring of my bed to propel her forward.

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#18

Cat Stuck In The Ceiling

Cat Stuck In The Ceiling

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Julia Atkinson
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2 months ago

"Heeeere's Kitty - oh, I'm terribly sorry, is this not the Jacksons' apartment?"

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#19

I Walked Into Some Antique Shop And Saw This Cat Poking His Head Through A Hole In The Ceiling

I Walked Into Some Antique Shop And Saw This Cat Poking His Head Through A Hole In The Ceiling

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 months ago

STUCK LIKE THIS! GAAAAAAH!

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#20

How I Noticed That My Cat Was Stuck In The Attic

How I Noticed That My Cat Was Stuck In The Attic

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Vicky Z
Community Member
2 months ago

Help!!!

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#21

When I Looked Up, There Was A Shinobi

When I Looked Up, There Was A Shinobi

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s. vitkovitsky
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1 month ago

Obi One Shinobi.

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#22

Stop Looking To The Ceiling

Stop Looking To The Ceiling

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Brian Bennett
Community Member
1 month ago

Don't cha just love these open vistas?

#23

Winnie Got Stuck In The Ceiling Yesterday

Winnie Got Stuck In The Ceiling Yesterday

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Gerard Neaux
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh no, she stuck!

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#24

Ceiling Cat

Ceiling Cat

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Brian Bennett
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1 month ago

The black cat marches on to his eerie destination - be careful people!

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#25

Shout Out To This Mofo Who Crawled Into The Kitchen Ceiling On His First Day Home

Shout Out To This Mofo Who Crawled Into The Kitchen Ceiling On His First Day Home

He didn't even leave the panel ajar - I moved it because I was out of places to look within a 5 mile radius.

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 months ago

Teef!

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#26

It's Almost 1:30 Am Here, And I Just Found A Cat In My Ceiling

It's Almost 1:30 Am Here, And I Just Found A Cat In My Ceiling

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Vicky Z
Community Member
2 months ago

This is now your cat and not your ceiling anymore

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#27

Views From My Bed

Views From My Bed

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

Stunning view

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#28

Black Magic

Black Magic

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marie elle
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1 month ago

Thats an exceptional beautiful catface.

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#29

My Cat Broke A Small Piece Of Our Drop Ceiling Tile Off

My Cat Broke A Small Piece Of Our Drop Ceiling Tile Off

Just so he could stick his head through it and meow incessantly while I'm trying to watch TV.

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Francis
Community Member
2 months ago

attention! here! me! NOW!

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#30

My Mom’s Cat Likes To Get Into The Dropped Ceiling And Lay On The Panels

My Mom’s Cat Likes To Get Into The Dropped Ceiling And Lay On The Panels

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 months ago

Smoosh Cat

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#31

I Can Halp Electrishun?

I Can Halp Electrishun?

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Kay blue
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2 months ago

Cats would be great at feeding wires through small spaces, if we could persuade them to help.

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#32

Ceiling Cat

Ceiling Cat

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 months ago

Assessing the would-be adopters

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#33

Ceiling Cat Is Watching You

Ceiling Cat Is Watching You

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 months ago

Ceiling Cat looks like she’s been licking the window...

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#34

I Heard A Rustle Of The Treat Packet

I Heard A Rustle Of The Treat Packet

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

If you ever think your cat has run off because you can’t find them, just rustle the treat bag or tap the spoon on the food can. They magically materialize out of nowhere. Then act like it’s no biggie.

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#35

Dada's Not Here So I Can Do Eeeverything I Want

Dada's Not Here So I Can Do Eeeverything I Want

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 months ago

What a little beauty!

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#36

Kora Channeling Her Inner Ceiling Cat

Kora Channeling Her Inner Ceiling Cat

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 months ago

Nah...Kora is showing off her gloriously beautiful face!

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#37

I Know What You Did And Where You Hid It

I Know What You Did And Where You Hid It

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Vicky Z
Community Member
2 months ago

High tech security system

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#38

He’s Like A Cat Hanger

He’s Like A Cat Hanger

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 months ago

The most gorgeous hanger EVER! That is a seriously beautiful cat.

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#39

Fernanda Torres, Ceiling Cat

Fernanda Torres, Ceiling Cat

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Reese2906Hi
Community Member
1 month ago

Make a meme anyone?

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#40

Hello From Above

Hello From Above

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Vicky Z
Community Member
2 months ago

Hello from the other siiiiide

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#41

I Spy With My Little Eye

I Spy With My Little Eye

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

I'm surprised the plants are staying in position!

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#42

Ceiling Cat Watches You Shop

Ceiling Cat Watches You Shop

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Brian Bennett
Community Member
1 month ago

Now that's what I call extra security - right by an exit!( those Aussies sur are smart!)

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#43

Hangin Out

Hangin Out

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Brian Bennett
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm gonna drop this toy on the next human head I see!

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#44

Just Moved Into A New Apartment With 15 Foot Ceilings. Woke Up On Morning One And Couldn’t Find My Cat Anywhere. Then I Looked Up

Just Moved Into A New Apartment With 15 Foot Ceilings. Woke Up On Morning One And Couldn’t Find My Cat Anywhere. Then I Looked Up

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 months ago

She’s a little beauty!

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#45

A Photo Sent By A Colleague

A Photo Sent By A Colleague

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 months ago

Recessed Kitten

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#46

My Kitten Has Turned Into A Danger Cat

My Kitten Has Turned Into A Danger Cat

I think his goal is to get to the ceiling light. He spent 3 minutes on top of the bathroom door weighing his options. In the end, I had to rescue him.

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 months ago

He’ll be back up there tomorrow...

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#47

Early This Morning I Couldn’t Find Nacho

Early This Morning I Couldn’t Find Nacho

I was calling and calling him and he wasn’t in his usual hiding spots. Then I just saw a tiny orange head looking down at me from the ceiling. 

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RoseTheMad
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2 months ago

I absolutely love that Dracula ornament :O

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#48

So A Cat Decided To Sit On Our Ceiling Window Today

So A Cat Decided To Sit On Our Ceiling Window Today

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

Skylight Kitty.

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#49

Simon Oversees His Mother's Repairs

Simon Oversees His Mother's Repairs

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Brian Bennett
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1 month ago

Is the last photo a cat comment on the repairs?

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#50

Ceiling Cat

Ceiling Cat

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Brian Bennett
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1 month ago

That am one flexible ceiling - just rip the bugger down!

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