We love going back to our roots, so we’re showcasing wholesome, cute, and funny cat photos today. All to make your day a bit better, a bit brighter, a bit more… pawesome!

Today’s heavy dose of cuteness and smiles comes in the form of the ‘Out of Context Cats’ Twitter account, the feline twin of the ‘Out of Context Dogs’ project. The page proves what we’ve known in our hearts all along—we don’t need any context to look at cat pics. And, frankly, a lack of context makes the photos even more intriguing.

So go on, scroll down and have a look at the best cat pics that’ll have you wondering about the context. Remember to upvote your fave ones and we can’t wait to hear which pics you liked the most and why. My personal favorite is a classic—the cat that was caught eating an egg from a bowl of food.

I know that plenty of you Pandas already own cats, but I thought that we could all stand to learn a bit more about how to keep them looking and feeling healthy. So I reached out to the PDSA, the UK’s leading vet charity to talk about keeping cat coats healthy and shiny, as well as what we should be aware of if we’re bringing a kitten home from an animal shelter. You’ll find Bored Panda’s interview with PDSA Vet Anna Ewers Clark, who’s helped us out with her insights time and time again, below, so be sure to read on.

#1

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

You kidding me
Community Member
2 months ago

We are NOT amused!!!

View more comments
#2

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Xandra
Community Member
2 months ago

That one friend who screws up any group photo. (or makes it more interesting, depending on perspective...)

View More Replies...
View more comments
#3

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

TheGirlFromTheNorth
Community Member
2 months ago

WHO'S CUTTING ONIONS?????

View More Replies...
View more comments

PDSA Vet Anna explained to me that most healthy cats will have smooth and shiny coats and they tend to keep their own fur very clean and tidy. “You’ll often spot them grooming to make sure their coat in tip-top condition. If you’re noticing your cat has patchy fur/ hair loss, itchy skin or they seem to be grooming all the time, this could be a sign of a skin condition and it’s best to get them checked by your vet,” she noted when we ought to become concerned.

One way to help your cat stay healthy and looking like a meowgnificent floof is taking the time to provide them with the right diet. To put it simply, good food leads to a beautiful coat of hair.

“It’s important to feed your cat a high quality, complete, balanced diet that’s right for their life stage. This will make sure they have all the nutrients they need to keep their coat sleek and shining,” vet Anna said that we should be aware of our cat’s age and adjust their food accordingly. Fortunately, we don’t have to shell out huge amounts of cash on expensive supplements and the like if we’ve got the basics down right.

#4

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh that's sweet! A happy match, look at the loving smile on the owner's face ^-^

View More Replies...
View more comments
#5

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
2 months ago

I have these socks!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#6

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Laura Würker
Community Member
2 months ago

Thats how you get your class to focus. But only on the cat.

View More Replies...
View more comments

“There are supplements and oils available on the market which are marketed to promote skin health but these usually aren’t necessary if your cat is on the right food and doesn’t have a medical condition. If you’re not sure about the best diet for your cat, talk to your vet for advice.”

And if this wholesome and hilarious list has you wanting to adopt a brand new cat, then we’ve also got some great advice on how to prepare your home for your pet.

“Pets bring us love, joy, and companionship so in return we need to make sure we’re able to provide them with everything they need to be happy,” PDSA Vet Anna told Bored Panda that it’s the least we can do in exchange for their love. “It’s best to get everything ready for a new cat or kitten before you bring them home. You’ll need to make sure you have all the physical things your cat might need, for example, bowls, bedding, scratching posts litter trays, and toys.”

#7

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Kira Okah
Community Member
2 months ago

Cute void ^^ Last one definitely "let me sing you the song of my people".

View More Replies...
View more comments
#8

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Susan Shaw
Community Member
2 months ago

I control this hooman!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#9

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Phendrena
Community Member
2 months ago

Now that's what I call Adorable

View More Replies...
View more comments

But aside from all the items, big and small, we should also think about the layout of our homes and where everything will be. And that’s something that I personally hadn’t considered much. “Cats don’t like to have their food and water bowls next to each other, try to spread them out as much as possible. They’ll also often want some space between their litter tray and other things,” Anna gave us a couple of examples of how to think about layout to improve our new pets’ lives.

“It’s also important to think about the style or design of your cat’s equipment. Most cats will prefer a low, flat food bowl so their whiskers don’t touch the edges. Many will also like running water, for example, a cat water fountain instead of a bowl. So try to look at things with a ‘cat’s view’ instead of your own human eyes that might be attracted to colors or patterns.”

#10

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Lucifer
Community Member
2 months ago

"I can dodge bullets. I'm 'Meow'".

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

ArhomR
Community Member
2 months ago

See! I told you it was real.

View more comments
#12

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
2 months ago

That's a lot of anger stuffed into a very smol kitty, approach with caution.

View more comments

The ‘Out of Context Cats’ project is fairly new. It was created just as the global lockdowns were coming into full force during the start of the pandemic, back in April 2020. However, in just more than a year, the OoCC Twitter page grew to have a whopping 221.4k followers!

We’re hoping that the project continues going strong because in these difficult times we think that the world needs more cats, humor, and wholesome goodness.

Earlier, I had a chat about taking good photos of cats with pet photographer Karen Weiler and cat behaviorist Ingrid Johnson. While it’s totally fun to take random snaps of our pets, it’s also good to know the fundamentals of pet photography so that you can wow your friends and strangers on the internet alike with your ameowzing skills. These skills will come in useful if you have some time to set up a photo and be deliberate with your snaps.

#13

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

housea
Community Member
2 months ago

*boop*

View More Replies...
View more comments
#14

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Pazuzu
Community Member
2 months ago

he looks so eggcited

View More Replies...
View more comments
#15

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

housea
Community Member
2 months ago

she learned that in the catskills

View more comments

Photographer Karen told Bored Panda in a previous interview that lighting means absolutely everything in photography.

“So, set yourself up for success by moving a favorite blanket, bed, piece of furniture into a place that has great light. If they enjoy indulging in catnip, you can spread some there too. It is simple really: if your kitty enjoys hanging out there, you’ll have more opportunities to photograph them. They will be relaxed and happy and you will have great light—a winning combination!" Karen said.

#16

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Gene The Bean
Community Member
2 months ago

she couldn't move until the cat got up, so she turned to stone.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#17

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

Medieval bowl cut kitty ^-^

View More Replies...
View more comments
#18

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

glowworm2
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Such an appropriately named wine.

View More Replies...
View more comments

Karen added that we can use toys and items with lots of movement to get our cats’ attention because felines tend to respond to movement more than sound. Also, be sure to get down to the level of your cat so that you can work on your composition and get new perspectives on the shot.

Meanwhile, cat behaviorist Ingrid pointed out that we tend to take the best photos of our cats when we snap them in their natural environment. If we take them out of their home, “things go awry.” What’s more, you should try and use natural light to take a great photo. “Play with them to encourage them to look confident and alert,” Ingrid added.

#19

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

You kidding me
Community Member
2 months ago

How can the answer not be yes?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#20

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Konpat
Community Member
2 months ago

I'd be afraid to sleep tonight...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#21

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
2 months ago

Pan's Labyrinth.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#22

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
2 months ago

Depends on the amount of treats you're willing to shell out, punk.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#23

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Madre_Dr4gnZFly
Community Member
2 months ago

"Heeeeeere's Johnny!!"

View More Replies...
View more comments
#24

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

The cat looks like he's sick of this behaviour 😆

View More Replies...
View more comments
#25

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

pebs
Community Member
2 months ago

Don't bring her to the beach, then.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#26

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Phendrena
Community Member
2 months ago

"It wasn't me"

View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#27

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Deborah B
Community Member
2 months ago

How is this out of context? it's just a cat with his shredding chair.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#28

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Carmen Sandiego
Community Member
2 months ago

AWWWWWWWW SO SMOL

View more comments
#29

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Phendrena
Community Member
2 months ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I DON'T WANT TO GO

View More Replies...
View more comments
#30

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

I can hear this photo XD

View more comments
#31

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

JustAPanda
Community Member
2 months ago

Big cats or small cats, same instincts

View More Replies...
View more comments
#32

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
2 months ago

So proud

View more comments
#33

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Danieletc
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm doing this for YOU! You DO NOT want to go out in the public wearing those!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#34

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Phendrena
Community Member
2 months ago

Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats-ho!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#35

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Carmen Sandiego
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh.... you saw that?

View more comments
#36

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Weim Central
Community Member
2 months ago

USS Battleship Murder Mittens!

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#37

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Kira Okah
Community Member
2 months ago

* point at belly * Full of milk.

View more comments
#38

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Chris Miller
Community Member
2 months ago

"SHINCK!"

View more comments
#39

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Jade Birdsong
Community Member
2 months ago

Give that kitty WHATEVER it wants!!!!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#40

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
2 months ago

You accuse me? Me? I'm but a mere ball of fluff, an angel some might say.

View more comments
#41

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

ArhomR
Community Member
2 months ago

Reminds me of the Pink Panther movies. Look out fur Cat-o

View more comments
#42

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
2 months ago

Your face is a cat bed now, please behave accordingly.

View more comments
#43

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

Never catnip and zoom

View More Replies...
View more comments
#44

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

ArhomR
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Those magnificent ears!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#45

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Carmen Sandiego
Community Member
2 months ago

A photoshoot with the author. Nice.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#46

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Carmen Sandiego
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

The cat has spoken, LGBTQ+ discrimination is cancelled.

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#47

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Phendrena
Community Member
2 months ago

Chillin' after a fine meal

View more comments
#48

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Konpat
Community Member
2 months ago

When your best mate is sick of the drama your possessing demon causes

View more comments
#49

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

Carmen Sandiego
Community Member
2 months ago

*boop da kitten snoot*

View More Replies...
View more comments
#50

Out-Of-Context-Cat-Pics

contextkittens Report

JustAPanda
Community Member
2 months ago

No one gets near her/him

View More Replies...
View more comments

Note: this post originally had 89 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.