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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Dynein
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9 months ago

My parents' cat (17 years old and still enviably healthy, it's like she hasn't aged past 10) is quite well-behaved in that regard. Doesn't make a fuss in the morning like she used to when she was younger (she and her brother used to be banished to the cellar at night for that reason). Nowadays, she's nice and quiet all through the night and morning until she hears my parents talking; no issues with letting her roam the house freely at night. Unless you leave dry food in the bowl, but none of us blame her for nor realizing that eating kibble at night counts as "making noise".

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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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Kirsten Kerkhof
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9 months ago

Your cat just got himself (herself?) a new kitten. Deal with it.

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#3

Just 5 More Minutes!

Just 5 More Minutes!

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Nicolas Pilot
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9 months ago

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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
Community Member
9 months 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
Community Member
9 months 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
9 months 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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Nicolas Pilot
Community Member
9 months ago

This is indeed quite wholesome. Up vote this pic, it's better than currently being number 5.

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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
Community Member
9 months 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
Community Member
9 months ago

stunning kitty !!!!

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#10

Benefits Of Being A Vet

Benefits Of Being A Vet

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Chris Watson
Community Member
9 months ago

Recalling old feelings. As a kid I had the chance to do this. As an adult?

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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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9 months 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
9 months 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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Debby B
Community Member
9 months ago

He’s adorable!!

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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
Community Member
9 months ago

Aaaawwweeee! So tiny.

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#15

Copycat

Copycat

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Antonia
Community Member
9 months ago

great copy!

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#16

A Cat With Her Little Baby!

A Cat With Her Little Baby!

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a pandawhale
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9 months ago

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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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Light
Community Member
9 months ago

He turned into a cute squirrel?

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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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R L
Community Member
9 months ago

Spirit animal- or human.

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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
Community Member
9 months 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
Community Member
9 months 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
Community Member
9 months ago

Way to go and thank you!!

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#22

Kitten Wheel

Kitten Wheel

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David Wong
Community Member
9 months ago

A sign for biological happiness.

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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
9 months ago

Sweet babies.

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#24

The Smile That Made My Day

The Smile That Made My Day

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
9 months ago

Excellent yearbook photo

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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
Community Member
9 months 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
Community Member
9 months 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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Rissie
Community Member
9 months ago

That's clearly a Furby.

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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
9 months ago

Good job! He's even more handsome now.

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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
Community Member
9 months 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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Viktor Feurer
Community Member
9 months ago

Some of the cats present the "WTF???? face"... :D

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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
9 months 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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Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
9 months ago

Brilliant.

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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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Lilfish_74
Community Member
9 months ago

The look of concern on the cats face is adorable.

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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
Community Member
9 months ago

This bodes well for your cat future.

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#35

Packing The Essentials

Packing The Essentials

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Peachikeen
Community Member
9 months ago

You don't need anything elss

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#36

Hooman Seat Comes With Kitten Compartment

Hooman Seat Comes With Kitten Compartment

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Rissie
Community Member
9 months 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
Community Member
9 months ago

Beautiful!!

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#38

Looks Like Their Engagement Photo

Looks Like Their Engagement Photo

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Peachikeen
Community Member
9 months ago

I wish them a lifetime of wedded bliss.

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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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aussie snowdropper
Community Member
9 months ago

better put it in a place so if you move you can take it with you

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#40

He Sleeps Like This

He Sleeps Like This

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R L
Community Member
9 months 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
Community Member
9 months 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
Community Member
9 months 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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Night Owl
Community Member
9 months ago

Protective big brother

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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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desert29rat
Community Member
9 months ago

Beautiful little cat!

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#45

Still Love To Sleep Together

Still Love To Sleep Together

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desert29rat
Community Member
9 months ago

Aww.

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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
Community Member
9 months 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
Community Member
9 months ago

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

Inge Borg
Community Member
9 months ago

And the cat is gorgeous too.

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Lyn Arnold
Community Member
9 months ago

What a cutie! And the cat too!

Natalie Bohrteller
Community Member
9 months ago

Could you be any more happy with so much beauty in your life?

Nadine
Community Member
9 months ago

Love how happy the boyfriend is about this.

glowworm2
Community Member
9 months ago

I love how the kitten's little tail is resting on the boyfriend's arm.

Kathy Matthews
Community Member
9 months ago

your boyfriend seems to be proud and touched at the same time <3

Mimi M
Community Member
9 months ago

A keeper!

Lesley Langlois
Community Member
9 months ago

So sweet and natural..both are adorable. ;-)

Shelley Kneller
Community Member
9 months ago

Super cute!! And the kitten is cute as well! 😉

Kai Wendorf
Community Member
9 months ago (edited)

What kind of cat is that? Can someone tell me? Looks like a floof version of grumpy cat.

Bored Birgit
Community Member
9 months ago

It may be a Holy Burma or a Ragdoll in the color seal point.

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Animal lover❤
Community Member
9 months ago

Floof

Rudrani Love
Community Member
9 months ago

ART*

SF Angel
Community Member
9 months ago

That tiny face needs kissing

Ed Martin
Community Member
9 months ago

Boyfriend's not bad either! Ed

Teresa Spanics
Community Member
9 months ago

AWW 😻

Laura Crawley
Community Member
9 months ago

Nice boyfriend!!

Jaysa Maheem
Community Member
9 months ago

FLOOF!!!

Madonna Rose
Community Member
9 months ago

Their both adorable

Joan Rogers
Community Member
9 months ago

I would jump into your boyfriend's lap as well.! Yum

Terri Altman-Hollister
Community Member
9 months ago

Awww...he's so happy that he's tearing up. Precious!

Charlotte The Crazy cat lady
Community Member
9 months ago

little cute ragdoll cat

Karen Morana
Community Member
9 months ago

Beautiful kitty

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
9 months ago

Chosen.

katboxjanitor
Community Member
9 months ago

Kitty discovered the warmth of the other human and all is good.

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
9 months ago

he obviously found a new friend! and what a little cutie!

Darlene Melcon
Community Member
9 months ago

And boyfriend looks incredibly pleased !

Heather Hayllar
Community Member
9 months ago

He is mine too!

Caroline Overill
Community Member
9 months ago

I'm with him

Linda Clements
Community Member
9 months ago

That is an adorable photo!

Charles Emery Tooke III
Community Member
9 months ago

You're History, Woman!

Janet Chaney
Community Member
9 months ago

nice

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#48

Kisses With A View

Kisses With A View

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a pandawhale
Community Member
9 months ago

Awww

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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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9 months 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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Catlady6000
Community Member
9 months ago

I Abe o,coin. How about nip?

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