It’s beyond belief how little we know about what we call our best furry friends. Ok, we don’t actually call cats that, ‘cause they would be better off without humans altogether, but we’d like to think we are.
People have a whole subreddit dedicated to sightings of cats that got caught acting super weird. Like weird². Serious about not being serious, we present you the most off-the-track cattos from r/WhatsWrongWithYourCat that either need some fixing, or I give up.
Bored Panda reached out to the creator of r/WhatsWrongWithYourCat, which now has 200K members and basically says “that's just not right.”
The redditor just-a-traveler told us that he made the subreddit as a companion to a similar subreddit r/WhatsWrongWithYourDog. Created five years ago, the dog community now has a staggering 875K members.
“Both subreddits serve as a place for folks to show off their pets being goofs,” just-a-traveler said. He was also laconic when asked about the idea behind it: “the images pretty much speak for themselves.”
And it’s true. We don’t know why these cats are acting so weird and stuff, but we may never find a reason. In the end, this is cat logic and the only thing we are sure about is that it doesn’t work by the book.
But cat behavior experts do believe that some weird feline behavior can, in fact, be explained. For example, when cats knead or “make biscuits” with their paws, it’s their instincts calling. Richard Gowan, a veterinarian at The Cat Clinic, believes that: "This action could be a marking instinct as the cat releases hormones through their feet. [They] might do it on your bed to mark it as theirs."
Meanwhile, if the cat is headbutting, it doesn’t necessarily mean they want us to pet them. Instead, Gowan suggests they are marking us with their scent glands. "When cats do things like kneading, scratching, or headbutting, they're actually marking you with their glands."
Gowan also believes that if cat refuses to use a litter box, it’s not always them being naughty. On the contrary, it may be your fault. “The cat might be thinking, 'No, your litter-box management isn't up to my standards,'" he said.
My Cat Is Self-Sufficient
He Is Laying On His Back On Top Of The Cabinets With His Eyes Wide Open, Just Staring At The Ceiling
Bottle Time Causes Her Ears To Wiggle
Malfunctioning At 2 Am
I Wanted A Cat, But I Got Whatever This Is Instead
Everytime I Clear Out Some Space In The Fridge, Noodle Thinks It's For Him
Meet Katsu: A Dramatic And Needy Boi Screaming For His Hooman
This Seems Like A Good Place For Laurie To Chill (Fry In The Background)
Don't Know How He Got There. He Cries Until I Come Look At Him
Sadie Big Stretchin’ In The Sun Looks Like A Mirror Camera Effect... But She’s Just Löng
Too Lazy To Stand Up So He Clogged The Sink With His Body And Created A ‘Drinking Pool’
Some Cats Hunt Mice And Bring Them To You As A Gift. My Cat Hunts Bread
My Mom’s Cat. 100% Stuck And Not Nearly As Amused As I Was
The Whisker Demon Has Returned To Assert Dominance While I Clean Up Her Hairball
Mom Sent Me This Picture Of My Cat This Morning While She Was Cat Sitting. Kitty Loves Her Grandma!
Even More Heartwarming Is That It Was A “Mommy’s Home” Reaction
Family Just Got A New Cat, Haven’t Met Her Yet But This Is The First Picture My Mom Sent Me Of Her Lol
Told Gobbolino To Get Off The Cupboard. He Made This Face
I'll Always Be Watching John There's No Escaping Me
My Cat Sleeps With His Eyes Wide Open Sometimes And It’s Creepy As Hell
Sometimes The Stair Light Would Turn On At Night...
I Find Her Sitting Like This All The Time
Smile For The Camera
Note: this post originally had 65 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.