Ranging from the smug to the foolish and the all-out cute, these smiling cats will certainly improve your day, no matter how awesome or tough it’s been.

We also all know cats are mysterious, so where do their smiles come from? Strangely enough, the ones on their faces aren’t true smiles, as their facial muscles are not the same as humans.  More often than not, your kitty will express happiness via the obvious purring, closing their eyes, and relaxing their head backwards.

Anyway, we’d love to hear which of our grinning moggies are your favourites, and as always, feel free to submit your own examples of cat smiles and happiness!

#1 Smiling Cat

Smiling Cat

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JuliaWolfe 3 years ago

Can we talk about the legs?

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#2 Smiling Cat

Smiling Cat

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JackieBrown 3 years ago

It's the Cheshire Cat in person!! xxx jb

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#3 Smiling Cat

Smiling Cat

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SusieKang 3 years ago

just because i am allergic to cats: but do they normally not have thumbs? or are they 6 toed?

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#4 Cat Laughing

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FrankBeran 3 years ago

Ooops

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#5 Happy Cat

Happy Cat

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LeighStovall 3 years ago

She's so happy-go-lucky and goofy lookin!! Love it!!

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#6 I Think My Girlfriends Cat Is Pretty Happy At Home

I Think My Girlfriends Cat Is Pretty Happy At Home

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HopeBeaver 3 years ago

hehehehehehe

#7 Smiling Cat

Smiling Cat

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MPaulaWhelan 3 years ago

An important component of the purrfumery!

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#8 Smiling Cat

Smiling Cat

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LyraFraniel 3 years ago

Awwwwe all snuggled in!

#9 My Friends Cat Is Always Smiling

My Friends Cat Is Always Smiling

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ReneeDuncan 3 years ago

Is this something your friend's cat has always done? If it's something that's recently started, your friend should probably take this little furball to the vet, because it can indicate pain. (Tooth issue, jaw issue, stress, or other issues)

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#10 Shironeko Is The Happiest And Sleepiest Cat Ever

Shironeko Is The Happiest And Sleepiest Cat Ever

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MPaulaWhelan 3 years ago

After the massage.

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#11 Tuffy Is Happy To Meet You

Tuffy Is Happy To Meet You

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AliVayo 3 years ago

Look at his toothy pegs!

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#12 He's A Happy Cat

He's A Happy Cat

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Debbie 3 years ago

One content cat!!!

#13 Smiling Cat

Smiling Cat

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LauraMaria 3 years ago

grinning cat

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#14 My Cat Is A Smiling Fool

My Cat Is A Smiling Fool

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SarahBooth 2 years ago

sheer contentment!

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#15 Kitty Smile

Kitty Smile

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AshleyCerney 3 years ago

Cute and funny

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#16 Smiling Kitten

Smiling Kitten

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#17 Cuddling His Mum

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Rism 3 years ago

Happy kitten

#18 My Cat Sometimes Makes Very Funny Faces

My Cat Sometimes Makes Very Funny Faces

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MPaulaWhelan 3 years ago

Obviously plotting mischief.

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#19 Smiling Cat

Smiling Cat

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cest_nayce 3 years ago

OMGGGGGG so cute!~!!!!!

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#20 But I Really Want It, Please

But I Really Want It, Please

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RosanMeiring 3 years ago

My precious...

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#21 That's Funny

That's Funny

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stanleyscout 3 years ago

Love this!

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#22 Smiling Cat

Smiling Cat

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SharonHahn 2 years ago

What a gorgeous face!

#23 Happy 'stache Cat

Happy 'stache Cat

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KawaiiSakura 2 years ago

Angry mr. Mustache kitty.

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#24 Smiling Cat

Smiling Cat

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MPaulaWhelan 3 years ago

Is there a fart in the air?

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#25 Smiling Sméagol, The Happy Cat

Smiling Sméagol, The Happy Cat

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DanielaPopova 3 years ago

smiles like the meme

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#26 Happiest Cat

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Debbie 3 years ago

He is gorgeous!!.. This should have been higher up.One of the most natural photographs here!!!

#27 Happy Dreams

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SharonHahn 2 years ago

Beautiful!!

#28 Smiling Cat

Smiling Cat

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MichelleParent 3 years ago

Awww ♡♡♡

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#29 Kovue Smiling For The Camera

Kovue Smiling For The Camera

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SharonHahn 2 years ago

So cute!!!

#30 Happy Cat

Happy Cat

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SharonHahn 2 years ago

Lovin' the sunshine!

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#31 Never Trust A Smiling Cat

Never Trust A Smiling Cat

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AmyGordoni 3 years ago

Batcat!!

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#32 Happy Cat!

Happy Cat!

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HopeBeaver 3 years ago

that cat loves it's coffie

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#33 Let's Smile

Let's Smile

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#34 Chin Scratches Are The Best

Chin Scratches Are The Best

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Rism 3 years ago

Ah! So pretty!

#35 And 'pose'

And 'pose'

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MPaulaWhelan 3 years ago

Seems the cat is unsure of the motives of the photographer.

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#36 A Smile A Day Keeps The Doctor Away - This Is Really The Way She Looks

A Smile A Day Keeps The Doctor Away - This Is Really The Way She Looks

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PpJjTreecharoenwiwat 3 years ago

She's beautiful.

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#37 Romy Kitten Laughs

Romy Kitten Laughs

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SharonHahn 2 years ago

Or yawns.....

#38 Sunny Smiles Like This. Cute, Eh?

Sunny Smiles Like This. Cute, Eh?

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MPaulaWhelan 3 years ago

Canadian, eh?

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#39 Smile For The Camera

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MPaulaWhelan 3 years ago

I laugh at danger. I am a black cat. I am danger.

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#40 Puma Cat!

Puma Cat!

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SharonHahn 2 years ago

Sweetie!

#41 Yakari

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MPaulaWhelan 3 years ago

Red heart on nose? I'll tell the world.

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#42 Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

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Debbie 3 years ago

"Did someone mention.........the vets"????

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#43 My Cat Is Either Really Happy Or Really High On Catnip

My Cat Is Either Really Happy Or Really High On Catnip

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MPaulaWhelan 3 years ago

... or up to deviltry.

#44 Frowny Cat?

Frowny Cat?

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SharonHahn 2 years ago

Pretty!

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#45 Happy Kitty

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MPaulaWhelan 3 years ago

I am wanted. I am content.

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#46 Handsome Sam Smiles...

Handsome Sam Smiles...

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JacquelineLavanchy 3 years ago

Lovely !

#47 She's One Happy Kitty

She's One Happy Kitty

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SharonHahn 2 years ago

Contented, too.

#48 Smile

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SharonHahn 2 years ago

Lovely pic in b/w!

#49 Sev Happy And Chillin' Like A Villain.

Sev Happy And Chillin' Like A Villain.

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JacquelineLavanchy 3 years ago

Having those nightmares again ?

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#50 Smiling Cat

Smiling Cat

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BlueNightFury 3 years ago

''what? did i missed something?''

#51 Siva Having A Pleasant Dream...

Siva Having A Pleasant Dream...

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#52 "she Loves Me, She Loves Me Not..."

"she Loves Me, She Loves Me Not..."

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Millicent was the runt of the litter and would curl up like a tiny broach above my breast. She was given to me to be an indoor cat so she wouldn't be eaten by owls or eagles for a snack. Milly is currently sitting on the window sill softly meowing through the screen to a young deer eating yellow flowers on the front lawn. She hasn't yet grown into full size or her lonnngggg legs. At night, she snuggles under the covers and curls up into my abdomen with delicate purrs. "She LOVES me & i LOVE her'!

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#53 The Vampire Smile

The Vampire Smile

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MPaulaWhelan 3 years ago

Exorcism by cat.

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#54 Happy Sleeping Cat

Happy Sleeping Cat

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#55 Chilli's Smile/sleep Mode

Chilli's Smile/sleep Mode

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#56 Lets Eat All The Flowers!

Lets Eat All The Flowers!

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#57 Loungin' Larry

Loungin' Larry

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MPaulaWhelan 3 years ago

Reliving nefarious exploits.

#58 Joe On My Lap

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JacquelineLavanchy 3 years ago

What a cutie pie !!!

#59 Life.of.meow

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Pi 2 years ago

reminds me of jack nicholson

#60 "gords" Was Thrilled To Go Outside :)

"gords" Was Thrilled To Go Outside :)

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

You need an "after" shot of his expression when he found out the reason for going outside was a trip to the vet's office, lol.

#61 Shi Fu My Softy Scottish Fold Smiling.

Shi Fu My Softy Scottish Fold Smiling.

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DarleneKing 3 years ago

Bad hair day, I think they cut my ears off. Really people!!

#62 Ms. Kirby 'of Orange'

Ms. Kirby 'of Orange'

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JacquelineLavanchy 3 years ago

What a sweet smile !

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#63 Just Keep Smiling ~ :3

Just Keep Smiling ~ :3

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AntónioLima 3 years ago

Such a beauty

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#64 Ziva Laughing At Her Dad!

Ziva Laughing At Her Dad!

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#65 Happy In The Sunshine!

Happy In The Sunshine!

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#66 Meishu The Vamp Kitty

Meishu The Vamp Kitty

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DarleneKing 3 years ago

Hey! I am read for m belly rub. Pleasssse.

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#67 The Happiest Cat

The Happiest Cat

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#68 Rogo Only Smiles If You Scratch His Belly.

Rogo Only Smiles If You Scratch His Belly.

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MPaulaWhelan 3 years ago

What are you waiting for?

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#69 Charlie Is Happy

Charlie Is Happy

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#70 Happy To Be At Vets...yea,right

Happy To Be At Vets...yea,right

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DarleneKing 3 years ago

Don't even think about it.

#71 I Need Dis!

I Need Dis!

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#72 Maze Smileling In His Sleep

Maze Smileling In His Sleep

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MPaulaWhelan 3 years ago

Tell me your dreams, sweet puss.

#73 My Happy Happy Peanut

My Happy Happy Peanut

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#74 So Happy I Can't Contain It!

So Happy I Can't Contain It!

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#76 Mouse Boy

Mouse Boy

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#77 Katmanduie

Katmanduie

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#78 Sheba Thinks Chin Pets Are The Best!

Sheba Thinks Chin Pets Are The Best!

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#79 Good Mooornin'

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#80 Mr Biscuits Having A Smiley Dream

Mr Biscuits Having A Smiley Dream

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JacquelineLavanchy 3 years ago

Lovely Mr. Biscuits !

#81 Funny Cat

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Maureen Mower 2 years ago

That is one totally adorable kitten!! She's precious!! <3

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#82 Smiling Eyes

Smiling Eyes

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JacquelineLavanchy 3 years ago

Amazing eyes and posture !

#83 Funny Face Fify

Funny Face Fify

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#84 My Smiling Kittens ;)

My Smiling Kittens ;)

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JacquelineLavanchy 3 years ago

Yin Yang cats

#85 Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

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#86 My Cat Is Sleeping

My Cat Is Sleeping

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Margie Rudy-Kramer 1 year ago

The light to to brute lol

#87 Happy Sleeping Kitty

Happy Sleeping Kitty

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#88 Smiling Mickey On My Lap.... :)

Smiling Mickey On My Lap.... :)

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#89 Probando

Probando

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