If someone calls you overly dramatic ever again, have this post ready at hand.

The truth is, DiCaprio has one single Oscar gathering dust on the shelf not because he got caught up in some cruel conspiracy or is simply not good enough (how dare someone think that!), but rather because they all got snatched by cats.

From taking things too personally and getting emotional all of a sudden to meowing their vocal cords out like Munch’s screaming painting, these are the same cutie pies, but on an emotional roller coaster.

Bored Panda has compiled a list full of the biggest drama felines ever that show just how throwing a tantrum looks in the animal kingdom. More feline drama awaits right here in our part 1.

#1

And The Best Actress Award Goes To

And The Best Actress Award Goes To

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#2

"Am I A Joke To You, Karen?"

"Am I A Joke To You, Karen?"

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#3

She Has No Idea What Just Slapped Her In The Face

She Has No Idea What Just Slapped Her In The Face

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Bored Panda reached out to Rachel Geller, a certified cat behavior specialist who agreed to share her expertise on why some cats are so into drama. Rachel explained that “cats are highly reactive to stress, even to situations that may seem minor to us.”

We may also perceive them as acting very dramatically because they use their bodies to communicate with us. “For example, a scared cat may puff out his tail. To us, this may seem dramatic, but from the cat's point of view, this is practical.”

If a cat is in fear of an invader or an unknown situation, “the puffed-up tail makes him appear bigger than he really is,” the cat behaviorist explained.

#4

Our Cat Was Forgotten Outside. She Activated Our Video Doorbell To Come In

Our Cat Was Forgotten Outside. She Activated Our Video Doorbell To Come In

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#5

My Brother's Cat's Reaction To New Furniture

My Brother's Cat's Reaction To New Furniture

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#6

"Omg! What The Hell Is That Thing!?!"

"Omg! What The Hell Is That Thing!?!"

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Rachel also said that from a human perspective, cats may look dramatic because of their “big, expressive eyes.”

Most often, humans tend to look at their pets from their own point of view and not the cat’s point of view. This is why we tend to misinterpret things.

“We think a cat rolling around on the floor is being dramatic and trying to tell us something, whereas that cat is merely getting a good stretch for her flexible body,” Rachel explained.

#8

I Shooed Him Off My Lap And He Gonna Be A Little B***h About It

I Shooed Him Off My Lap And He Gonna Be A Little B***h About It

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#9

When You Find Out You're Pregnant

When You Find Out You're Pregnant

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The cat behavior expert also said that cats are amazing communicators, but we need to pay attention to what they are saying. “You can learn how to read his signals effectively and develop a better relationship with your cat.”

We sometimes think that if cat is acting dramatically, it is trying to manipulate our emotions. But Rachel assured us that’s not the case.

“People do tend to respond to a high-pitched meow, much like we would to a crying baby, but your cat is not manipulating you.” She also added that “manipulation, revenge, and spite are traits we humans can call our very own.”

#10

He Heard Me Sneeze For The First Time

He Heard Me Sneeze For The First Time

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#12

Trying To Teach My Daughter To Hold The Cat Properly And Captured This Gem

Trying To Teach My Daughter To Hold The Cat Properly And Captured This Gem

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#13

Met This Guy In Amsterdam

Met This Guy In Amsterdam

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#14

Felt Like I Was Interrupting A Cat Drug Deal Today

Felt Like I Was Interrupting A Cat Drug Deal Today

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#15

She Gets Bad News Every Day

She Gets Bad News Every Day

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#16

Shia Caught By A Shark

Shia Caught By A Shark

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#17

Feeding Time Was An Hour Ago, Jessica

Feeding Time Was An Hour Ago, Jessica

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#18

Our Persian Cat Staring At Our New Pup

Our Persian Cat Staring At Our New Pup

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#19

When Your Human Dared To Pet Another Animal. Don’t Even Touch Me, Betrayer. Ugh

When Your Human Dared To Pet Another Animal. Don’t Even Touch Me, Betrayer. Ugh

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#20

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

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

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#21

I Accidentally Turned On The News And My Cats Reaction Says It All

I Accidentally Turned On The News And My Cats Reaction Says It All

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#22

My Cat Always Looks Like He Has Anxiety. Yes, He Always Looks Like This

My Cat Always Looks Like He Has Anxiety. Yes, He Always Looks Like This

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#23

My Buddy Dressed Up As His Cat For Halloween. Look At The Cats Face

My Buddy Dressed Up As His Cat For Halloween. Look At The Cats Face

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#24

Every Morning, Simba’s Allowed To Tan On The Balcony. But When It’s Time To Go Back Inside, He Screams

Every Morning, Simba’s Allowed To Tan On The Balcony. But When It’s Time To Go Back Inside, He Screams

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#25

Umm... It’s Not What You Think

Umm... It’s Not What You Think

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#26

Melvin Demanded A Walk. Then This Happened. I Had To Carry Him Home. (He's Fine, He's Just A Drama Queen)

Melvin Demanded A Walk. Then This Happened. I Had To Carry Him Home. (He's Fine, He's Just A Drama Queen)

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#27

Meet Katsu: A Dramatic And Needy Boi Screaming For His Hooman

Meet Katsu: A Dramatic And Needy Boi Screaming For His Hooman

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#28

This Dramatic Cat

This Dramatic Cat

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#29

I Was A Little Late Serving Breakfast

I Was A Little Late Serving Breakfast

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#30

Life In A Nutshell

Life In A Nutshell

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#31

Noodle Has Seen Too Much

Noodle Has Seen Too Much

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#32

My Sister Took Her Cat For A Walk Last Fall. We Still Don't Know If He Was Enjoying Himself

My Sister Took Her Cat For A Walk Last Fall. We Still Don't Know If He Was Enjoying Himself

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#33

Taken From My Parents’ Kitchen Window. They Don’t Have Any Cats

Taken From My Parents’ Kitchen Window. They Don’t Have Any Cats

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#34

I Took My Boy To The Vet. This Is How He Felt About It

I Took My Boy To The Vet. This Is How He Felt About It

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#35

My Cat, When She Realizes She's Stuck

My Cat, When She Realizes She's Stuck

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#36

She's Been Screaming At These Water Droplets For 3 Minutes. Get Out Of The Shower You Tiny Moron

She's Been Screaming At These Water Droplets For 3 Minutes. Get Out Of The Shower You Tiny Moron

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#37

Henrietta Would Like Your Support In Declaring War. She's Not Sure What She's Against, But She's Sure It's Important

Henrietta Would Like Your Support In Declaring War. She's Not Sure What She's Against, But She's Sure It's Important

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#39

I Think My Cat Took It Personally

I Think My Cat Took It Personally

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#40

Upstairs Neighbors Are Loud. We Were Startled Together

Upstairs Neighbors Are Loud. We Were Startled Together

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#41

The Chair Is Mine! Muahahah

The Chair Is Mine! Muahahah

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#42

Just A Typical Bath Time With Kiwi

Just A Typical Bath Time With Kiwi

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#43

I Know How You Feel, Rosco, I Know How You Feel

I Know How You Feel, Rosco, I Know How You Feel

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#44

Demands To Get Into Car. Proceeds To Be Shocked She Is In The Car

Demands To Get Into Car. Proceeds To Be Shocked She Is In The Car

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#45

Me: Maddy Is Home From Her Vacation. Dotty The Cat: I'm Dead

Me: Maddy Is Home From Her Vacation. Dotty The Cat: I'm Dead

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#46

He's Very Concerned About Who Will Feed Him If I Drown In The Bath

He's Very Concerned About Who Will Feed Him If I Drown In The Bath

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#47

This Is Fridge. She Would Like To File A Formal Complaint With The Staff About Feeding Schedules

This Is Fridge. She Would Like To File A Formal Complaint With The Staff About Feeding Schedules

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#48

Get That Thing Away From Me

Get That Thing Away From Me

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#49

Tried To Get A Pic Of The Daily Garden Haul But It Was Also Her Dinner Time

Tried To Get A Pic Of The Daily Garden Haul But It Was Also Her Dinner Time

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#50

Marvel The Cat Reacts At 2020

Marvel The Cat Reacts At 2020

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