I firmly believe the best way to turn a great day into a purrfect one is to spend some time with criminally cute cats. No offense to all you doggos out there (believe me, I love you all, too), but cats are awesome.

But don't worry if you don't have an adorable cat or two by your side at this very moment. Bored Panda created a list of wholesome pictures with kitties to keep you company. Share the ones you enjoy the most with your friends to brighten up their day, keep scrolling, and remember to upvote your favorite funny cats!

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Lexis
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1 year ago

A mother's love

Lyop
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1 year ago

...transverses through species.

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Awww, poor kitty. Hope she recovered well.

glowworm2
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1 year ago

This story occurred in 1996. Scarlett lived until 2008--she always needed a lot of care after this event occurred. Unfortunately, one of the kittens, the little white one died a month after the fire due to a virus. All of the other kittens were okay though.

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Daniela Ghergut
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1 year ago

New York Daily News of April 7, 1996:"....She couldn’t even open her eyes,...but she touched them one by one with her paw, counting them.’”

Mary Rose Kent
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1 year ago

Thanks for tipping me over the edge and turning on the waterworks. 🙂

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

I remember this story, it's extremely memorable--she risked her life 5 times just to make sure her babies were safe! This story occurred back in 1996. Scarlett lived a good life and was well cared for until she passed away in 2008.

Jaguarundi
Community Member
1 year ago

She was the "spokescat" for Northshore Animal League, Port Washington, NY, until she passed at 12 years old. 4 of her 5 kittens lived after being rescued.

Michelle E. Albeck
Community Member
1 year ago

How old was she then? She lived an additional 12 years

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
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1 year ago

Awwww too much for me, i just wish i could tell the mummy cat her how much i love her and how amazing she was. So beautiful and brave, lovely.

Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
1 year ago

Love is an ultimate power for everyone. What a brave relentless mom!

fruit_panda
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1 year ago

I'm pregnant and reading this during a break from my work and now I have to try not to cry!

AJu
Community Member
1 year ago

Tears

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

Bless Scarlett and her kittens. She is one devoted mom!

Klaudiia Sherbatzky
Community Member
1 year ago

wow I hope she survived? She looks not good poor kitty :(

glowworm2
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1 year ago

She did! She lived until 2008. This story occurred back in 1996. She always needed a lot of care due to her injuries.

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Demonic cow
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1 year ago

Darned onion cutting ninjas

MeggersTheFox
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1 year ago

We read a short story in school when I was younger called Scarlet, about this cat! Or at least or similar, I remember being so happy it was based on a real life story and that the kitties where safe

Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Beautiful kitty.

knittin' kitten
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1 year ago

It's only the second (currently) picture and I'm already tearing up

Sophia Chan
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1 year ago

It's the first now. ;)

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Thorsten M. Weisner
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1 year ago

And the kitties dont have a scratch

Zoe Gillenwater
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1 year ago

We have a children's picture book about Scarlett called The Bravest Cat!

Theodore Theodora
Community Member
1 year ago

Brb. Just gonna call my mom and say hi real quick.

Rose
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow. That's such a heart warming story. I hope the mother is ok!!!

Zoe Gillenwater
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1 year ago

She had bad burns but recovered. One of the kittens died from smoke but the other 4 lived.

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

Oh my God, that little mother must have suffered horrendous pain, I wonder, how many human mothers would do this ? I hope she will have the absolutely best forever home !!!

Toujin C'Thlu
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1 year ago

I remember this story. Except for one of the kittens dying, it otherwise had a happy ending. Scarlett got the happy life she deserved

Janine B.
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1 year ago

She's the most beautiful of them all.

Rose Brien Harrington
Community Member
1 year ago

What a fantastic mammy cat, the poor thing looks so uncomfortable with all her burns.

Monika Rhodes
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1 year ago

What a mama. Even tho she got hurt- look how happy she is her babies are ok and with her.

tuzdayschild
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1 year ago

Precious girl. I hope see heals well.

A E
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1 year ago

omg.. what a brave momma

Cristina Sacchi
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1 year ago

Amooooooooooore 😿😿😿🖤🖤🖤

Gina Bina
Community Member
1 year ago

omg i'm crying, look at her, look what she did for her babies!!!

Adelaide Foster
Community Member
1 year ago

a real hero

Wendy Vetting
Community Member
1 year ago

I think that all of us Mothers would absolutely face those flames to save our children.

Vivian C
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1 month ago

Hope she gets better!

Jacey Lynn
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1 year ago

Awww! Soo cute!

Sue Ogden
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1 year ago

I remember when this happened. It was within the same time frame as when the notorious Susan Smith drove her two little boys into a lake strapped into their car seats and killed them. I remember Ophah having the cat story on her show and saying, "It's a shame when a cat is a better mother than some humans."

Miguel Rosas
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1 year ago

Mother of the year award. I hope she makes a good recovery

Shirley Richard
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1 year ago

He face says, "I got them all though!" Poor mama.

Lynne Streeter
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes.

Anja Schmidt
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1 year ago

golden heart !!!

Donna Kuchinski
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1 year ago

a true hero!

Jo B. Ventura Gurule
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1 year ago

I sure hope she has a forever home with one of her babies!! What a sweet loving momma some human moms will never be when compared with one hair on her body!!

Faith Nicole
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1 year ago

Didnt want to upvote because this is so sad but i had to because what she did was so brave

Demonic cow
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1 year ago

Come on pandas, we can get Scarlet to 1000 upvotes!🔥🐈

Demonic cow
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1 year ago

Yay!!

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Noel Holub
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1 year ago

Crying for her.....what a mom!

Donald Holder
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1 year ago

Aww, breaks my heart. She's probably in so much pain. Burns are the worst.

Bernadette Robson
Community Member
1 year ago

Bless her. What an example to us humans of the depth of her love for her precious babies 💖

Borednana
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1 year ago

Precious girl, hope she healed well. Love Love.

eaglegreen
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1 year ago

I hope this cat has a forever LOVING home!

TheReader19
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1 year ago

I'm crying

Margaret Fitzgerald
Community Member
1 year ago

I love this Momma cat.

Josey Griffin
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1 year ago

That’s so heart warming. And people think animals are dumb. They are the dumb ones.

Joni McMillan
Community Member
1 year ago

Noble!

Louise Barnes
Community Member
1 year ago

How brave! Good story!

Delrene Sims
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1 year ago

I have the book that was written about Scarlett and her bravery and the lady who adopted her. She is truly an inspiration

Liz Sahlin Johansson
Community Member
1 year ago

And some people keeps claiming to the most certain that animals have no soul. Those people have no brain!

Linda Rensvold
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow! What a wonderful momma!

Amy Frank
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1 year ago

Im crying and this is only the first post

Katrin Vanhelsing
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1 year ago

GOD BLESS

meAgan
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1 year ago

my heart

Norma Wirt
Community Member
1 year ago

This just made me cry. The love and bravery of that young Mom.

Norma Wirt
Community Member
1 year ago

This immediately made me cry. What love and bravery for a sweet Mother.

Lorlie Ann
Community Member
1 year ago

Does Anyone know if she survived those burns??

Magpie
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1 year ago

Scroll back up , she did. > Zoe Gillenwater 1 day ago She had bad burns but recovered. One of the kittens died from smoke but the other 4 lived.

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Shane Chang
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1 year ago

Dammit... first post and I'm already bawlin.

Bluebell Rizzi
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1 year ago

THE ONION NINJAS

Bonnie Young Mulvaney
Community Member
10 months ago

❤️

June Preisner
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10 months ago

Oh, sweet baby... hugs and kisses!

June Preisner
Community Member
10 months ago

Oh, sweet baby!!!

Maria Ramirez
Community Member
1 year ago

lovely

Reagan James
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1 year ago

This hurts my heart so much, I’m just aching,

Peggy
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1 year ago

I started crying reading this

Siv Line Wangen
Community Member
1 year ago

😻🐾❤️

Kenneth Quinlan
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1 year ago

My heart bleeds for this cat and her family. God bless and keep them.

Anton Ossa
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1 year ago

Brought a tear to my eye, really touching!

Penny Krasnan
Community Member
1 year ago

Prayers for healing and pain relief, Brave One!!😍😘🙏🙏🙏💖💖💖😻😇

Linda Nelson
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow that is one heroic cat!!!! U better baby her for the rest of her life!!!!!

Sharon Pitts
Community Member
1 year ago

And I love her 1 million times over !!!❤️

Sharon Pitts
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1 year ago

And I love her 1 million times over !!’

porcupine
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1 year ago

What a brave little angel. I’m so glad she’s okay to be there for them ❤️

Lloyd Vandever
Community Member
1 year ago

Wikipedia verified.

Liz Mosby
Community Member
1 year ago

This ia so heart breaking and happy!

Ingela Axelsson
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1 year ago

What a brave mom....🐈💕💕

Elizabeth Gardner
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh god that is so sad what a mother does for her babies I am crying!

Llama
Community Member
1 year ago

Ahh no

Sandy Mensik
Community Member
1 year ago

dedicated mother bless her,love her

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
1 year ago

Should receive a medal

Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
1 year ago

Brave hero&why didnt she have some help?

Leisa Farrow
Community Member
1 year ago

I remember this story from some years back. What a good Mama kitty.

Michelle Carr
Community Member
1 year ago

I still remember Scarlett and her incredible bravery. I hope she has had a wonderful life since.

Sally Hudd
Community Member
1 year ago

Cats are pawsome.

Teri Campisi
Community Member
1 year ago

Aww, what an awesome mother! I sincerely hope she was or can be helped with any health problems caused to get during that frightening time in her life.

Jane Campbell
Community Member
1 year ago

Did she heal?

c Fuller
Community Member
1 year ago

This wonderful mother cat exemplifies what so many moms of any species will do for their babies. Nothing is a stronger love than a mother for her child. if only the human kids understood this instead of rebelling and acting badly because mom tried to stop them.

Kana Ayame
Community Member
1 year ago

I remember reading a story about this, seeing this exact same picture when I was in elementary school!

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
1 year ago

You wouldn't get a human doing that !!

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

That breaks my heart. Her suffering must have been unbearable. Hope she is ok. :0(

Kenneth V. Jørgensen
Community Member
1 year ago

Amazing and so caring :-).

Phantom Captain
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor Momma, what a hero she is.

Cindy Kondalski
Community Member
1 year ago

Aw, poor sweet kitty ... I hope she recovered.

Linda Cross
Community Member
1 year ago

Like any good mom would

Bettye McKee
Community Member
1 year ago

A far cry from so many human mothers these days.

Sachiko Hosokawa
Community Member
1 year ago

Great love of the mother cat! Sending you, kitty, lots of healing energy!

Pandola
Community Member
1 year ago

this make me cry...

Tammy Ralph
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor brave kitty.

Wendy Solo
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg! Brave mama, but her pain must be horrid. Aww look at her face, so sad. I hope she heals okay xo <3

Danielle Renee
Community Member
1 year ago

true hero!!

Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

I wish some human had helped her!

Dawna MacFarlane
Community Member
1 year ago

Brings tears to my eyes. What an amazing mama.

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
1 year ago

Best mom ;U; (But ohmygod this poor baby.)

Karen Dyer
Community Member
1 year ago

AWE, I hope mom and her babies are doing well now

Jocelynn Rowe
Community Member
1 year ago

Thats so sweet!!!🥰😍❤

Tim Fischer
Community Member
1 year ago

And you watched this brave kitty step into the burning house 5 times?^^

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 year ago

Amazing Mom!!!

Mary Crisan
Community Member
1 year ago

This breaks my heart...I wish them the best...

Eileen Stacey
Community Member
1 year ago

poor luv..how she loved her babies to brave so much fear and pain

Eileen Stacey
Community Member
1 year ago

poor luv

Kenneth Quinlan
Community Member
1 year ago

Your awesome scarlett

Mandy Critchlow
Community Member
1 year ago

She's a true mum

Go Nad
Community Member
1 year ago

Humankind should be half of the sand that cats made out of, just because they don't speak our language doesn't mean they're not soulful and courageous . Self sacrificing if you will.

Vickie Browning
Community Member
1 year ago

Strongest bond ever

AuntyJem
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1 year ago

This one always gets to me-so touching

Lululoohoo
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1 year ago

oh i hope that mama made a speedy and full recovery :(

Cherie Mcewen
Community Member
1 year ago

I remember this. She was a tough momma. Her babies survived and so did she.

Shanna Cn
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1 year ago

Words can’t describe

Angie gibbs Gibbs
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1 year ago

I love cars ❤😀

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No matter what a cat does - whether it’s sitting in a box or stretching - it remains photogenic. Maybe it's the catnip, I don't know. The point is, they can't take a bad cat photo. Whether they're pooping in the litter box or munching on a mouse they just caught, their expression is spot-on. Some felines seem far too serious, others look cuter than Puss in Boots, while still others make us laugh with their playful antics. It’s no wonder that the Internet is filled to the brim with funny posts showing off the passion for silly cats.

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

I love you very much.

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Whether cats are mega chonkers or kitty cats that like to dance dance dance, I think we can agree that we adore them all equally and would gladly bring them back home to live with us.

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

How apropos. Wonderful way to heal, saving a life.

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In the United States, more households have puppers than mousers. However, more cats are kept as pets. Ruff-ly 70 million dogs and 75 million cats live in the US. Meanwhile, global feline population estimates vary wildly because of the millions and millions of feral cats that roam free. They have absolutely no intention of staying still long enough to take part in a survey. Overall, an estimated 220 to 600 million cats live on planet Earth.

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Alusair Alustriel
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1 year ago

The longer you look at their expressions, the deeper the photograph becomes.

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A tabby’s life can seem like a never-ending holiday, what with the amount of time they spend napping between meals. Cats truly are notorious sleepy-heads. They snooze 12 to 16 hours every single day. Meanwhile, older cats sleep even more, sometimes for up to 20 hours a day! That’s bound to turn anyone green with envy.

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divydumdrop hello
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1 year ago

That picture is so cute, I love how they're just sitting peacefully together

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Here’s a fun fact for all you Harry Potter and Crookshanks fans out there: hairballs that cats regurgitate are called trichobezoars. Unfortunately, unlike in the Wizarding World universe, real-life bezoars don’t work as antidotes to poison and will make you ill. Don’t eat them.

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

What a gift.

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

This cat looks like she's the most comfortable she's ever been

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Virgil Blue
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1 year ago

Now there is some intense snuggling. I suspect it will be juuuust fine.

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Rissie
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1 year ago

Ugly? Even as a kitten she's stunning! Those spots! Those eyes!

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nanashi
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1 year ago

it's always the grumpy dads whom the pets loved the most

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Wil Vanderheijden
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1 year ago

You better learn to sleep with one eye open.

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Wil Vanderheijden
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1 year ago

The one on the right looks like he already knows how he's going to run this household.

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Akinwale
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1 year ago

Wow

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Isabelle
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1 year ago

Aww.

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Both fuzzy and adorable.

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divydumdrop hello
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1 year ago

"I meowed back" hehe

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

So , so wonderful. I need details about where the cat was!

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

Pixar matches with the penguin behind her

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Kaisu
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1 year ago (edited)

I wish humans had as much empathy as animals

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Alusair Alustriel
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1 year ago

This is a... what is it? :D I mean it's super cute, but It looks like a Star Wars bear :D

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logical fallacy
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1 year ago

"And this is how you annoy them by getting stuck in the window when they buy you chicken instead of slamon, son"

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Alusair Alustriel
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1 year ago

Oh gosh this one is so precious made me tear up :3

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Alusair Alustriel
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1 year ago

my cat does same to me very often. Each time is absolutely precious and makes me feel so loved.

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Alusair Alustriel
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1 year ago

Heartbreaking...

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LunaFae
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1 year ago

What a sweet buddy!

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Restless
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1 year ago

Animals are such great therapy for the soul

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

I love you, too.

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Anne
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1 year ago

adorable! (both)

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

For both their sakes. Beautiful.

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Sly Cooper
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1 year ago

Returned for being too playful?? I'm glad that little fella found a better home!

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Sweet, sweet daughter.

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Pure adoration. And will love the baby, too.

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Take him home and keep him inside. And that goes for the cat as well.

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Guessing not in the USA. The perfect companion.

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mrsfencsak
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1 year ago

This would be a fantastic tattoo! Wait until the cat poops, maybe he/she got some glitter in his/her mouth too :)

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Magic567
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1 year ago

forts make the world much more bearable i agree Mr kittie

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Rissie
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1 year ago

I had a pair of siblings colored very similar, they had an unbreakable bond too :)

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Michelle Muirhead
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1 year ago

Hope he took it home

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Isabelle
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1 year ago

I would play with him too. He looks so sweet.

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Isn't it amazing how much love cats show?

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Poppy Petal
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1 year ago

Who's writing this? The cat or the guy?

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