If there’s one thing that could save us from chaos, misery, and that hard-to-pin-down feeling of emptiness, it should be cats. In 2019, CNN estimated that there could be around 6.5 billion cat pics on the web, and in 2020, hoomans have officially lost count. And honestly, who cares—our love for felines is infinite anyway.

Bored Panda has compiled a list full of the most wholesome kitties that have all the essential emotional nutrients, from feel-good to feel-awesome. Scroll down, upvote your faves, and share with friends and family members, because we all need that pure purrfection.

And if your purrmometer needs even more cuteness overload, check out our previous posts with wholesome cats here and here.

#1

My Cat Learned That The Alarm Sound Means I Wake Up, And She Snuggles On My Chest Right After. I've Been Setting My Alarm 30 Minutes Early Every Day To Give Her More Happy Time

My Cat Learned That The Alarm Sound Means I Wake Up, And She Snuggles On My Chest Right After. I've Been Setting My Alarm 30 Minutes Early Every Day To Give Her More Happy Time

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Debby B
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1 month ago

Excellent decision making!

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#2

The Time I Rescued A Crying Kitten Outside My Cat Cuddled Her

The Time I Rescued A Crying Kitten Outside My Cat Cuddled Her

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Rissie
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1 month ago

Aaawwww

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#3

Just 5 More Minutes!

Just 5 More Minutes!

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Nicolas Pilot
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1 month ago

Up vote this pic!

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The charm of cat pictures and videos is such a universal thing, it crosses all boundaries of culture, age, and social background. Our common interest in all things cat-related can be interpreted as an international language of friendship and fun.

Maria Bustillos, author of the book “Cat Is Art Spelled Wrong,” writes in her essay “Hope Is the Thing with Fur”: “they make every message to which they are appended feel softer, lighter, easier.”

In fact, “loving a cat,” writes Maria, “is a way in which a person can feel and express goodness and happiness, and cats express these things back to us in return.” Cat pictures and videos document these subtleties of human and non-human relationships in a form that’s understandable to anyone on earth.

#4

This Is Tiger. He Just Turned 31. We Are Told He Is The Oldest Cat In The State Of Illinois

This Is Tiger. He Just Turned 31. We Are Told He Is The Oldest Cat In The State Of Illinois

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Peachikeen
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1 month ago

And you wouldn't think it to look at him! You're only as old as you think you are lol

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#5

I Work In Remote Areas As A Geologist. Was Leaving My Camp This Morning And Heard Mewing. Turned And This Little Fella Followed Me And Climbed Me And Promptly Fell Asleep. I Think I’ve Been Chosen. World, Meet Spud. He’s Asleep In My Field Lab Now After Wet Food And Water

I Work In Remote Areas As A Geologist. Was Leaving My Camp This Morning And Heard Mewing. Turned And This Little Fella Followed Me And Climbed Me And Promptly Fell Asleep. I Think I’ve Been Chosen. World, Meet Spud. He’s Asleep In My Field Lab Now After Wet Food And Water

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Light
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1 month ago

Handsome fellow, and so is the kitten.

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#6

Dad: We Are Not Feeding That Feral Cat. Also Dad: I Set Up A Heated Cat House In The Backward And Put A Camera So We Can Make Sure She’s Home Safe Every Night

Dad: We Are Not Feeding That Feral Cat. Also Dad: I Set Up A Heated Cat House In The Backward And Put A Camera So We Can Make Sure She’s Home Safe Every Night

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Laugh or not
Community Member
1 month ago

Well, she can probably fed herself, but heated cat houses are a rare commodity. So, good choice!

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Meanwhile, Abigail Tucker noted in an opinion piece for The New York Times that cats’ virtual success is rooted in their biology. “Cats are solitary, asocial hypercarnivores built to do one thing: get meat.” And this stalking and pouncing modus operandi is “perfect for a six-second Vine or a pithy tweet.” Just think about it—how many cat pictures and videos show them acting on something without warning? Springing like rockets without sound, they give us that rare feeling of unexpectedness.

#7

Fireman Rescues A Cat

Fireman Rescues A Cat

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Michelle Muirhead
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1 month ago

Poor baby

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#8

My Friend's Wife And Cat Watching A Shy Stray Kitten Eat The Food They Put Out

My Friend's Wife And Cat Watching A Shy Stray Kitten Eat The Food They Put Out

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Debby B
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1 month ago

Great picture!

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#9

Hey Everyone! Back In July I Posted Our Sweet Little Rescue, Kyra. Everyone Asked To See Her Progress, Here She Is In All Of Her Glory!

Hey Everyone! Back In July I Posted Our Sweet Little Rescue, Kyra. Everyone Asked To See Her Progress, Here She Is In All Of Her Glory!

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aussie snowdropper
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1 month ago

stunning kitty !!!!

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#10

Benefits Of Being A Vet

Benefits Of Being A Vet

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Emerald Joanna
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1 month ago

BEST. DAY. EVER.

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#11

My Cat Looks Like He Just Told His Favorite Joke And He’s So Proud Of Himself

My Cat Looks Like He Just Told His Favorite Joke And He’s So Proud Of Himself

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Moriarty2
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1 month ago

It was definitely a dad joke by the looks of it.

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#12

My Kitten Has Hearts Behind Her Ears!

My Kitten Has Hearts Behind Her Ears!

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Light
Community Member
1 month ago

The best beauty mark there is! In these strange times we live in, posts about pets are the most therapeutic thing there is!

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#13

Dad Passed Out After A Long Day With The Kids

Dad Passed Out After A Long Day With The Kids

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R L
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1 month ago

Kids, on the other hand, are wide awake

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#14

It’s Dangerous To Go Alone! Take This With You

It’s Dangerous To Go Alone! Take This With You

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R L
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1 month ago

Aaaawwweeee! So tiny.

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#15

Copycat

Copycat

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Weim Central
Community Member
1 month ago

Stylish collar too!

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#16

A Cat With Her Little Baby!

A Cat With Her Little Baby!

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Kathy Baylis
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1 month ago

A cat with their own personal Mini-Me!

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#17

The Day I Brought Little Owen Home vs. 1 Year Later. He Grew Into Quite The Majestic Floof

The Day I Brought Little Owen Home vs. 1 Year Later. He Grew Into Quite The Majestic Floof

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Debby B
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1 month ago

Quite the transformation ❤️

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#18

My Boyfriend And My Cat Have A Special Bond.... I Feel Like The Third Wheel

My Boyfriend And My Cat Have A Special Bond.... I Feel Like The Third Wheel

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David Wong
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1 month ago

I think they are talking about you.

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#19

My Cat Keeping My Mom Company While She Prays

My Cat Keeping My Mom Company While She Prays

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Marion Capriotti
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1 month ago

I love that kitty has his/her own prayer rug! Comfort and companionship. So obvious that animals have spiritual lives just like us.

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#20

Never Thought This Little Fella Would Change My Life. Ptsd Is So Difficult To Deal With, This Little Fella Makes A World Of Difference. Purr On Playa.

Never Thought This Little Fella Would Change My Life. Ptsd Is So Difficult To Deal With, This Little Fella Makes A World Of Difference. Purr On Playa.

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Michelle Muirhead
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1 month ago

Yes, cats are very receptive to your moods and can really comfort you.

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#21

Stopped My Car In Traffic To Save This Kitten.

Stopped My Car In Traffic To Save This Kitten.

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Debby B
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1 month ago

Way to go and thank you!!

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#22

Kitten Wheel

Kitten Wheel

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Väinö-Oskari Astala
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1 month ago

Triskelion. 320px-Isle...n_Flag.jpg 320px-Isle_of_Man_Flag.jpg

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#23

Born 3 Days Apart, Met Just Last Week, Already Best Of Friends

Born 3 Days Apart, Met Just Last Week, Already Best Of Friends

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Light
Community Member
1 month ago

Sweet babies.

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#24

The Smile That Made My Day

The Smile That Made My Day

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desert29rat
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1 month ago

How precious!

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#25

My Girlfriends Horse Got A New Friend

My Girlfriends Horse Got A New Friend

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David Wong
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1 month ago

Another one is coming.

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#26

"He's Feral, He'll Never Be A Loving Cat". Meet Fuzz Aldrin. Born Feral, Now Colossal Suck.

"He's Feral, He'll Never Be A Loving Cat". Meet Fuzz Aldrin. Born Feral, Now Colossal Suck.

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Michelle Muirhead
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1 month ago

The look of love!

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#27

The Way My Cat’s Fur Lines Up When He’s Asleep

The Way My Cat’s Fur Lines Up When He’s Asleep

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Night Owl
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1 month ago

Like someone went with a paintbrush while the cat slept

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#28

Mister Weez Was Always My Big Chonk. After A Year Of Diet And Exercise, He’s Now My Small/Medium Chonk

Mister Weez Was Always My Big Chonk. After A Year Of Diet And Exercise, He’s Now My Small/Medium Chonk

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Marion Capriotti
Community Member
1 month ago

Good job! He's even more handsome now.

María Hermida
Community Member
1 month ago

And a lot healthier

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Sarah She
Community Member
1 month ago

Good job!!!

deanna woods
Community Member
1 month ago

Good work. You took good care of your kitty.

Animal lover❤
Community Member
1 month ago

Yaaaaay!

elfin
Community Member
1 month ago

Congratulations. Dieting cats is tough (don't ever do it to quickly since that may cause feline hepatic lipidosis). You deserve kudos for sticking to it. You now have a much healthier cat.

Jodie Johnson
Community Member
1 month ago

Bravo!!! I'm so impressed, he's a lucky boy his parent care about his health.

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 month ago

What did you do? My poor Wilma is a chunk and a half!

Rissie
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

It's really mostly smaller food portions, low calorie food an exercise by getting them to play. If it doesn't work, talk to your vet. A chonk kitty is not a healthy kitty, however cute they still are.

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Donna Mayotte
Community Member
4 weeks ago

better for you both

Victoria Rey Piuma
Community Member
1 month ago

Supercool! Can you do that to me too?

Dave Chapman
Community Member
1 month ago

That is a very healthy difference, you have added a couple more happy years to this handsome fella's life! Good job on everyone's part ;)

Linda HS
Community Member
1 month ago

👏😍

Faith Nicole
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Good job mister weez, you like great! Such a handsome little chonk you are

Doreen Keesler
Community Member
1 month ago

You have done a beautiful job I’m bringing down his weight level!🙀😻😹

Diana Dodd
Community Member
1 month ago

Thank you .. you’ve lengthened his life considerably!

Madonna Rose
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow from hefty to healthy...good job!

Sue Knerl
Community Member
1 month ago

Good job! It is very hard to get weight off cats. Now, he is less likely to get diabetes.

backatya
Community Member
1 month ago

He'll live longer

Heather Jerrie
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow, great job! We're struggling to get our two to lose weight. He looks so healthy!

Karen Morana
Community Member
1 month ago

Wonderful

Jane W.
Community Member
1 month ago

If only I could do the same for Husband.

Cecile Desjardins
Community Member
1 month ago

Bravo, that’s real love

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
1 month ago

Great Job, sir!

Fran Stateler
Community Member
1 month ago

And he will live longer too. What's not to love?

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
1 month ago

and much healthier! kudos for helping him gain 2 years of his life back

Ellie Gillespie
Community Member
1 month ago

Good for you!!

Caroline Overill
Community Member
1 month ago

Please will you help me do the same

Julie Lloyd
Community Member
1 month ago

Haha yes he's certainly a lot less circular.

Jim Price
Community Member
1 month ago

From chunky to hunky.

Bernadette Robson
Community Member
1 month ago

He looks fantastic now. Thank you for helping him lose weight. I’m sure he feels so much better and is happier with that extra weight off💖.

SF Angel
Community Member
1 month ago

Such a sweet big boi 💝

Brenda Savage
Community Member
1 month ago

Well done!

Cindy Jarrett
Community Member
1 month ago

Love to hear how you got his weight off? Messenger me? Cindy Jarrett

Cynthia Marrs
Community Member
1 month ago

Added life expectancy, to boot.

Mia Lukie
Community Member
1 month ago

Happy boy! Good job

Linda Clements
Community Member
1 month ago

Good for you! You added extra years onto the life of Mr. Weez!

Joni McMillan
Community Member
1 month ago

That’s more like it!

Patricia Brown
Community Member
1 month ago

good! much healthier for him

S. Lynne Jones
Community Member
1 month ago

He’ll always be your big chonk!

Jeff Lefavor
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow

Teresa Spanics
Community Member
1 month ago

AWW 😻

Mingi Football
Community Member
1 month ago

Good job! Can you help me?

Pseudo Puppy
Community Member
1 month ago

"Chonkette"? :D :P

Jennifer Courtemanche
Community Member
1 month ago

He looks WONDERFUL! We have a chonker, ourselves. A 25-pounder. How did you do it? (We tried an expensive diet food years ago, but he always seemed to be hungry. We stopped paying $40/bag ...)

Alix BLAIR
Community Member
1 month ago

take note, americans

JOHANNA MUELLER
Community Member
1 month ago

??? What’s that supposed to mean?

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Suzanne Clark
Community Member
1 month ago

Looking good Handsome!

Weishaar Jamie
Community Member
1 month ago

Way to go Mister Weez and parent(s). Congratulations

Kai Wendorf
Community Member
1 month ago

My big chonk has diabetes. We gave up on dieting lol

Jace
Community Member
1 month ago

I had an overeager. He was obsessed with food. It was very difficult to slim him down. Also: hyperthyroid made the slimming risky (hence bouncing weight). We used a timed feeder machine. In the beginning, he’d get up and go running for the machine even when it hadn’t started yet; he’d hear the electric timer at the outlet “click”. As he got older and in worse shape, he stopped rushing and even skipped meals. His being overweight at times probably shortened his life. I hope you manage to maintain your kitty at a healthy weight, and consistently.

Lois Hoffer
Community Member
1 month ago

Good for you!! (and good for him, too ;-))

Jaysa Maheem
Community Member
1 month ago

lotsa chonk little chonk

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 month ago

It looks as though you just made the picture more narrow. Unless his head also got shrunk and now his ears are just closer together...

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#29

Mom Was Worried Somebody Would Step On The Cat, So She Put Cones Around Him

Mom Was Worried Somebody Would Step On The Cat, So She Put Cones Around Him

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Debby B
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1 month ago

Totally understandable!

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#30

I Work As An Industrial Climber. Cats Are Always Happy To See Me

I Work As An Industrial Climber. Cats Are Always Happy To See Me

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Debby B
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1 month ago

Love that you take the time to take pics!

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#31

Head-Bump Loving Cats Are The Worst When They Have The Cone Of Shame!

Head-Bump Loving Cats Are The Worst When They Have The Cone Of Shame!

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Catlady6000
Community Member
1 month ago

It's like someone's head or face is being sucked off by an alien, but I can't tell which is which

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#32

I Had To Get Him His Own Keyboard To Get Any Work Done

I Had To Get Him His Own Keyboard To Get Any Work Done

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Pusfarm
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1 month ago

Make sure to occasionally "type" on kitty's keyboard so he doesn't get wise to your decoy.

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#33

My Cat Ripped Open His Favorite Toy. This Is My Grandma Sewing It Back Together.

My Cat Ripped Open His Favorite Toy. This Is My Grandma Sewing It Back Together.

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desert29rat
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1 month ago

Anxiously awaiting the outcome of the surgery.

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#34

Convinced My Boyfriend We Should To Adopt A Rescue. It's Only Night 1 And I'm Perfectly Okay With This Outcome

Convinced My Boyfriend We Should To Adopt A Rescue. It's Only Night 1 And I'm Perfectly Okay With This Outcome

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Pusfarm
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1 month ago

This bodes well for your cat future.

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#35

Packing The Essentials

Packing The Essentials

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Väinö-Oskari Astala
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1 month ago

You weren't thinking of leaving without us, were you?

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#36

Hooman Seat Comes With Kitten Compartment

Hooman Seat Comes With Kitten Compartment

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Rissie
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1 month ago

Ideal!

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#37

My Baby Reinhardt Turns One Today!

My Baby Reinhardt Turns One Today!

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Debby B
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1 month ago

Beautiful!!

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#38

Looks Like Their Engagement Photo

Looks Like Their Engagement Photo

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Emerald Joanna
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1 month ago

It looks like kitty might be having second thoughts

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#39

My Friend's Cat Was Recently Put Down, And The Vet Gave Him This Paw Print Of His Cat That Is Full Of Flower Seeds To Be Planted

My Friend's Cat Was Recently Put Down, And The Vet Gave Him This Paw Print Of His Cat That Is Full Of Flower Seeds To Be Planted

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Michelle Muirhead
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1 month ago

Oh, dear! Those blooming onions have struck again!

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#40

He Sleeps Like This

He Sleeps Like This

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R L
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1 month ago

Looks like he's saying his prayers.

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#41

Light Refraction On This Kitty

Light Refraction On This Kitty

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Kendra Keller
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1 month ago

Extra majestic

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#42

Most Of Our Friends Don't Believe We Have A Cat. We Don't See Him Much Either As He Mostly Hides Behind The Bed. Today, While I Was Working, He Was Brave Enough To Come Out For Pets. This Is My 15 Year Old Cat, Elwood.

Most Of Our Friends Don't Believe We Have A Cat. We Don't See Him Much Either As He Mostly Hides Behind The Bed. Today, While I Was Working, He Was Brave Enough To Come Out For Pets. This Is My 15 Year Old Cat, Elwood.

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Peachikeen
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1 month ago

Those eyes. Like emerald pools. Beautiful.

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#43

Cats Are Good Boys Too. She’s Been To The Vets, He’s An Ace Big Bro. They Stayed This Way All Day

Cats Are Good Boys Too. She’s Been To The Vets, He’s An Ace Big Bro. They Stayed This Way All Day

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Kathy Baylis
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1 month ago

People think cats only care about themselves. So untrue, as this picture illustrates. They can be incredibly compassionate—-more than most people I know, unfortunately.

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#44

Snuggles And Purrs To End A Long Day

Snuggles And Purrs To End A Long Day

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Kathy Baylis
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1 month ago

The absolute BEST way to decompress is with a warm fuzzy cuddling close!

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#45

Still Love To Sleep Together

Still Love To Sleep Together

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Kathy Baylis
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1 month ago

I just love to see cats and dogs getting along like this.

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#46

My Husband Couldn't Have Pets Growing Up. When We Bought Our First House I Got Him A Little Surprise...

My Husband Couldn't Have Pets Growing Up. When We Bought Our First House I Got Him A Little Surprise...

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Marion Capriotti
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1 month ago

Your husband is a lucky guy to have not only this adorable kitty, but also you!

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#47

My Kitten Has Taken A Liking Almost Exclusively To Me Since I’m Home With Him All Day. Well Today When He ~finally~ Hopped In My Boyfriends Lap, I Snapped This Gem

My Kitten Has Taken A Liking Almost Exclusively To Me Since I’m Home With Him All Day. Well Today When He ~finally~ Hopped In My Boyfriends Lap, I Snapped This Gem

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Peachikeen
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1 month ago

I need that little face! How cute! It's like cuteness overload!

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#48

Kisses With A View

Kisses With A View

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Night Owl
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1 month ago

So romantic <3

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#49

All 3 Boys "Help" Me Get Ready For Work Every Morning.

All 3 Boys "Help" Me Get Ready For Work Every Morning.

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Viktor Feurer
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1 month ago

The one on the floor does not like your outfit... :D

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#50

Our Cat Is Obsessed With Blanket Forts, So We Made Him This. He Has Wares, If You Have Coin

Our Cat Is Obsessed With Blanket Forts, So We Made Him This. He Has Wares, If You Have Coin

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mph seti
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1 month ago

I bet he's way harder to rob than the ES Khajiit merchants.

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