They’re adorable, they’re charming, and judging by the way they rule the internet, cats are certainly entertaining. Sure, they can be mischievous at times, seeing your houseplants as their greatest enemies or smacking things off the kitchen counter for no reason at all. But if you ask us, that’s all part of their charm.

It’s no surprise that many cat lovers scratch their heads, trying to figure out why these mysterious creatures act a certain way. They've even created an online community to share their worries and laughs. What’s Wrong With Your Cat is full of the most hilarious pictures of our furry goofballs pouncing, cramming, stalking, and completely confusing their owners.

From getting stuck in odd places to striking really unflattering poses, we have collected some of the funniest posts from this subreddit. Continue scrolling and upvote your favorites! And if you’re in great need of even more malfunctioning cat pics, take a look at our previous posts right here, here, and here.

#1

My Mom’s Cat Stares At Her Like This Until She Pets Him

My Mom’s Cat Stares At Her Like This Until She Pets Him

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#2

Her Favorite Way To Lay On The Couch

Her Favorite Way To Lay On The Couch

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IsABELLA
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the EYES.I understand the meaning of life now.AAAAALLLLLLUUUUUYYYYAAA

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We reached out to Anita Kelsey who is a certified and vet-referred cat behaviorist in the UK and author of Let's Talk About Cats: Conversations On Feline Behaviour. She was kind enough to share her thoughts about why felines sometimes do strange things that don’t quite make sense to humans.

First, Kelsey mentioned that it really depends on what you define as “strange”: “We cannot explain all things to do with cats and I still come across the odd cat in my behavior practice whereby I will have no idea why they are doing a particular thing,” she told Bored Panda

However, when we notice our little pets doing such weird stuff as in the What’s Wrong With Your Cat online community, there could be a reason behind it. “Generally, a cat acting ‘out of character’ would signify there’s a conversation to be had to understand why,” the feline behavior expert added. 

#3

Caught My Cat Yawning While Tilting Her Head. Confirmed Eldritch Horror

Caught My Cat Yawning While Tilting Her Head. Confirmed Eldritch Horror

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#4

Orange Kitty Lost The Single Brain Cell In The Middle Of Grooming

Orange Kitty Lost The Single Brain Cell In The Middle Of Grooming

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While the feline actions of your house cat may seem perplexing, Kelsey mentioned that usually their behaviors are based on evolutionary traits and instincts. “Cats are very curious animals,” she said. “So lots of things they do out of curiosity do land them into trouble, which could be classified as strange when being viewed from the outside. A cat does not act mysteriously just for fun, that is human labeling.”

However, the expert provided a few examples of when you should be concerned about the way your pet is behaving. “When a human knows their cat well, including the typical structure of their day and behaviors, it is easy to spot worrying changes,” Kelsey explained. 

“An example of this is sleeping for longer than usual, hiding away from their guardians, lack of interest in play or food, not going outside anymore if free-roaming, toileting outside of the litter tray, or aggression that isn’t normally there.”

#5

Just Vibing

Just Vibing

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#6

Lykoi Disapproves Of Your Shenanigans

Lykoi Disapproves Of Your Shenanigans

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CatGirl
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Spectacular. This is the look I want my Year 10 class to see when I find them cheating in an exam

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It seems that there’s a lot that we still don’t know about cats. While the general public feels confused by the actions of their little furry friends, feline behavior experts believe that some weird cat behavior can be explained. 

Many are familiar with the cute kneading of their paws, when cats move them up and down, as if “making biscuits.” Nikki Johnson, an animal behaviorist at RSPCA Victoria, told INSIDER that kittens will knead their mothers to stimulate milk production. 

#7

Spider Cat Is Here

Spider Cat Is Here

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#8

This Cat Trying To Get Someone To Answer The Door

This Cat Trying To Get Someone To Answer The Door

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Vicky Z
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think there is a video with this cat! He is knocking at the door all the time and the people inside are so done with him😅😅😅😅

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#9

Doodles Refuses To Let Me Brush Him, So About Once A Year He Has To Be Shaved Down Because His Fur Gets Matted. He Was Especially Unimpressed This Year

Doodles Refuses To Let Me Brush Him, So About Once A Year He Has To Be Shaved Down Because His Fur Gets Matted. He Was Especially Unimpressed This Year

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“We think adult cats knead because it’s connected with the soothing and comfortable practice from when they were kittens. It’s the same reason some cats drool. They are both little behaviors left over from kittenhood,” she explained. 

When it comes to finding cats in the most unusual and tiny places, it probably makes them feel secure: “You will see tigers exhibit the same behavior in zoos when given access to boxes,” the animal behaviorist said. “We think it’s linked with a feeling of safety and security. If you have your back against the wall, you can see everywhere.”

#10

“She’s Behind Me, Isn’t She?”

“She’s Behind Me, Isn’t She?”

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was fan-girling over this gentleman/lady, then read the title. I hadn't noticed the grey head and the one eye!!

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#11

Half Of Cat Stopped Working

Half Of Cat Stopped Working

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Meanwhile, if a cat nudges or is headbutting your leg, it doesn’t always mean they’re asking to be petted. Richard Gowan, a senior veterinarian at The Cat Clinic, explained that “​​we, as humans, perceive headbutting as a sign of affection but the cat may not tolerate you bending down to pat it.” 

“Cats have limited scent glands around their body. They have these glands around their feet, face, and bum. So generally, when cats do things like kneading, scratching, or headbutting, they’re actually marking you with their glands,” the veterinarian added. 

#13

What Apex Animal Is This

What Apex Animal Is This

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sly smooth silent killer on it's move for next prey

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#14

Lookouts Observing A Crime In Process

Lookouts Observing A Crime In Process

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Three Catsketeers [Edit: or as @IeabellAlakar@aqueenofaplanet said Meowskatears!]

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Even though our cats both amuse and baffle us, we still accept them into our families with open hearts. And if trying to better understand them helps us harmonize our relationship with them, it’s certainly worth a try.

#15

Sandals Are His Favorite Toy.. Until He Gets Stuck And I Have To Save Him

Sandals Are His Favorite Toy.. Until He Gets Stuck And I Have To Save Him

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Daniel Marsh
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How did cats ever survive long enough in the wild before they had staff?

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#16

There Is No Cat In This Image

There Is No Cat In This Image

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Mushroomlover
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This image was posted somewhere else and the bigger picture actually shows 2 cats! The big tree on the left has a kitty on the other side of it sitting if you can find the original pic!

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#17

He’s Ascended

He’s Ascended

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GoddessOdd
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The only thing I like better than stripey tummy is spotty tummy.

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#18

Why Are You Disturbing My Rest Time With Your Camera

Why Are You Disturbing My Rest Time With Your Camera

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glowworm2
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Against better judgment, I would like to pet this grumpy bread!

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#19

I Can't Believe He Got Those Ears To Fit

I Can't Believe He Got Those Ears To Fit

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CatGirl
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh God bless him, he's gorgeous! Even if you could listen to Radio Moscow with those ears

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#20

When You Attack The Yarn, But It Gets Stuck On Your Tongue

When You Attack The Yarn, But It Gets Stuck On Your Tongue

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#21

When You've Been Gone Too Long, And The Food Dish Is Empty

When You've Been Gone Too Long, And The Food Dish Is Empty

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#22

This Is A Common Occurrence. She Makes Too Many Friends

This Is A Common Occurrence. She Makes Too Many Friends

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#23

Mission: Impossible Theme Plays

Mission: Impossible Theme Plays

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#24

This Is Jack, He’s Available For Adoption. Unfortunately For Jack Everyone Thinks He’s An Alien

This Is Jack, He’s Available For Adoption. Unfortunately For Jack Everyone Thinks He’s An Alien

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#25

My Sister Is A Vet Tech, She Snapped A Pic Of My Drugged Up Boy After His Dental. Weeeee

My Sister Is A Vet Tech, She Snapped A Pic Of My Drugged Up Boy After His Dental. Weeeee

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#26

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Walk Around Barefoot

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Walk Around Barefoot

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#27

Waiter, Why Is My Beverage Licking Itself?

Waiter, Why Is My Beverage Licking Itself?

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#29

Are They Supposed To Have Tentacles?

Are They Supposed To Have Tentacles?

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#30

This Is My Weirdest Cat

This Is My Weirdest Cat

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#31

Shared This With A Coworker Today, She Asked If He's Alive. Ordered A Cat Tree At This Same Height Cuz I Want To Take My Blanket Off Of The Drying Rack As It's Been On There For 3 Days

Shared This With A Coworker Today, She Asked If He's Alive. Ordered A Cat Tree At This Same Height Cuz I Want To Take My Blanket Off Of The Drying Rack As It's Been On There For 3 Days

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Ally Joy
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would buy a new blanket and leave this one for the fabulous feline

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#32

Bipedal Behavior And A Lush Tail; A Squirrel?

Bipedal Behavior And A Lush Tail; A Squirrel?

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Lucifer
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Stop filming me when I practice my dance moves. I am trying to woo a squirrel"

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#33

How To Avoid The Snow. Vintage Cat From 1967

How To Avoid The Snow. Vintage Cat From 1967

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#34

The Look On Their Faces

The Look On Their Faces

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SomePilot
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

o hai, we haz get ingredientz for food tonight, but only foar uz

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#35

I Can Never Get A Normal Picture Of Him

I Can Never Get A Normal Picture Of Him

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#36

My Cat Wouldn’t Stop Trying To Get Into Her Food Bag. I Put Her Food Into A Container Instead And This Is How I Found Her

My Cat Wouldn’t Stop Trying To Get Into Her Food Bag. I Put Her Food Into A Container Instead And This Is How I Found Her

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Milady Blue
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Had to do this with my cat Sunday, who was sneaky enough to claw a hole in the food bag in the back where I couldn't see. After however long of porking out, she received the unfortunate nickname, "Sunday The Hutt."

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#37

Just Felt Right At The Time, I Guess?

Just Felt Right At The Time, I Guess?

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#38

My Cat Likes To Put Any And All Bags On His Head And Walk Around (Often Into Walls)

My Cat Likes To Put Any And All Bags On His Head And Walk Around (Often Into Walls)

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What cat? I can't see anything in the pic except the floor, bins and a wheely-shelf

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#39

Samuel Goes Into Salivary Overdrive Every Single Time I Pet Him, And Only When I Pet Him. Which Is Often

Samuel Goes Into Salivary Overdrive Every Single Time I Pet Him, And Only When I Pet Him. Which Is Often

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#40

He Wandered Into My House About A Week Ago And Hasnt Left. Send Help?

He Wandered Into My House About A Week Ago And Hasnt Left. Send Help?

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CatGirl
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why? You're clearly his now. Do YOU feel you need help, or does he?

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#41

This Cat Is Plotting Something

This Cat Is Plotting Something

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Luna W.
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She's editing your dating profile to "Taken"...

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#42

My Helpless Grandma Watches As Our Paper Towels Get Nommed

My Helpless Grandma Watches As Our Paper Towels Get Nommed

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Daniel Finn
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't under estimate grandma. She's giving him the eye!

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#43

Sometimes I Think Cats Are Aliens In Disguise, Trying To Adjust To An Earthling World

Sometimes I Think Cats Are Aliens In Disguise, Trying To Adjust To An Earthling World

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adiiantryx
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

'ah the grass here is so green. reminds me of the moons of calypso back on Felinis-2. how i long to go back.'

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#44

Squaring Up!

Squaring Up!

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#45

At Least Someone Benefits From My Plant Dying

At Least Someone Benefits From My Plant Dying

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GoddessOdd
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe this is why the plant died... cats are often nefarious plant murderers.

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#46

He Really Didn't Like The Smell Of Vitamin C

He Really Didn't Like The Smell Of Vitamin C

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#47

You Cannot Hide From Me, Catto

You Cannot Hide From Me, Catto

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#50

She Prefers Rubber Bands, But A Net Will Do Too

She Prefers Rubber Bands, But A Net Will Do Too

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GoddessOdd
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Does she just like to lick them, or is she a chewer? I had one who was obsessed with hair ties, and would hunt them out of drawers if necessary.

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#51

Yzma Loves To Be Carried Like This

Yzma Loves To Be Carried Like This

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#52

Day Four Of Infiltration

Day Four Of Infiltration

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#53

She Stayed Like This For Solid 10 Minutes Just Staring At Me

She Stayed Like This For Solid 10 Minutes Just Staring At Me

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Moo Moo Futch
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You know they (scientists) reckon that cats see the same upside down as right way up. So if their head is upside down they see like their head was right way up. Which probably explains how they can stay that way for so long.

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#54

Its Called Fashion, Sweetie. Look It Up

Its Called Fashion, Sweetie. Look It Up

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Milady Blue
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"You mean parachute pants, which were a huge thing in the 80s, AREN'T coming back?"

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#55

She’s Higher Than Snoop Dogg… After Finding The Catnip

She’s Higher Than Snoop Dogg… After Finding The Catnip

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Milady Blue
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Up in smoke, that's where I want to be..."

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#56

Was Just Trying To Give Rufus A Kiss

Was Just Trying To Give Rufus A Kiss

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#58

She Stayed Like This For Quite A While, Just Watching Her Street

She Stayed Like This For Quite A While, Just Watching Her Street

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Samuel Pelatan
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mine love to do that too, silently staring at the street for hours, monitoring their territory ^^

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#59

Not Sure Why He’s Looking At Me Like This But It’s Getting A Little Creepy

Not Sure Why He’s Looking At Me Like This But It’s Getting A Little Creepy

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