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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4 months ago

Excellent decision making!

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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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 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
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4 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
4 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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Michelle Muirhead
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4 months 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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4 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
4 months ago

stunning kitty !!!!

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
4 months ago

You have taken great care of her so much so she has bloomed.

Iggy
Community Member
4 months ago

She looks fantastic! Well done!

Dave Chapman
Community Member
4 months ago

I remember this kitty well, tons of eye and nose goop, filthy fur, possibly an eye infection, probably full of worms...look at me now she says! Her coat looks so soft, bright beautiful eyes and she looks very happy and contented Great Work folks!!

ChaiDai
Community Member
4 months ago

I love her little paws

Jo Choto
Community Member
3 months ago

She's still folding her little arms. So cute.

desert29rat
Community Member
4 months ago

She looks healthy and beautiful!

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
3 months ago

"Is this my forever home?" "Yup"

Donna Mayotte
Community Member
3 months ago

a beauty

William Pitre
Community Member
4 months ago

So cute!

Queen_Fisher
Community Member
4 months ago

AWWWWWWWWWWW... The kitten looks so poor and adorable - Good job owner.

Cindy Illsley
Community Member
1 month ago

Wonderful!

ArhomR
Community Member
2 months ago

Nice transformation. Good for you, Transformer.

MantisKeeper
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow, that is a stunning recovery!

Paws Claws and Whiskertails
Community Member
3 months ago

I love seeing then n now pictures. So cute.

Pamela Aldrich
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes thank for saving me

Susan Miller
Community Member
3 months ago

What a wonderful transformation!

Cj Howard
Community Member
3 months ago

you are good people. she looks great

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
3 months ago

Healthy & happy

Mrs MT
Community Member
3 months ago

She's simply gorgeous ❤️

Madonna Rose
Community Member
3 months ago

Awe...from sad to saved! Beautiful change.

RayneBeau Montgomery
Community Member
3 months ago

She looks so happy and so healthy. well done

Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow, it's amazing what love will do

Morgan
Community Member
3 months ago

That is a healthy, happy kitty!

Monica Koziol
Community Member
3 months ago

She will Love You forever!

Alexandra Elenich
Community Member
3 months ago

Aww look when she was a kitten poor thing and how much she grew! Adorable

Pamela Scott
Community Member
3 months ago

I see bgg the breadloaf is expanding nicely!

Brenda Owens
Community Member
3 months ago

Those eyes knock me out.

Janet Fox
Community Member
3 months ago

Good job!

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
3 months ago

Those crossed paws...

Lynn Morello
Community Member
3 months ago

Lots of TLC, Does the trick.

Heather Jerrie
Community Member
3 months ago

What a change. Thank you for taking such good care of her!

Karen Morana
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful. Thanks. Did my heart good to see this..

Mike Rodrick
Community Member
3 months ago

Gorgeous!

Jane W.
Community Member
3 months ago

Whoda guessed that little ragamuffin had a princess in her!

Irene Fluit
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3 months ago

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow! Such a beauty! Love the name.

Kathy Katsmtk
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow, great change!

Wilma Sliwiak
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow

Linda Adams
Community Member
3 months ago

What a beauty!

Heather Dennis
Community Member
3 months ago

Love and TLC conquer all. Thanks for the update. She is beautiful (always was!)

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
3 months ago

you did awesome!

Lorene Schafer
Community Member
3 months ago

love how she sits!

Judi Wigren
Community Member
3 months ago

Such a beauty

Jackie Wacky
Community Member
3 months ago

Amazing what love can do 😻

Bryn Tillberg
Community Member
3 months ago

SO FLUFFY!!!

Khadija Hammond
Community Member
3 months ago

Gorgeous!

Paulene
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh she's so beautiful

Sarah Melville
Community Member
3 months ago

The is so good to see. She is beautiful

Joycez Zhuang
Community Member
3 months ago

OOOooohhh.............wWOOoww........ Thankzillion ____/ \____

Susi Moffitt
Community Member
3 months ago

She’s sooooo precious!

Chris Connolly
Community Member
3 months ago

Now she is so healthy ☺️💗

Bernadette Robson
Community Member
3 months ago

She is beautiful 💖. Bless you for rescuing her.

SF Angel
Community Member
3 months ago

She’s glorious! ❣️❣️

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
3 months ago

She's beautiful.

Starlee87
Community Member
3 months ago

You've done a great job taking care of her

Reenie Smith Shaw
Community Member
3 months ago

Awwwwww you’re a hero!

Cynthia Marrs
Community Member
3 months ago

She is a beauty. Lucky to have been rescued.

AnnieLaurie Burke
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow! Good hoomin! You deserve a treat!

Linda Clements
Community Member
3 months ago

What a stunner!

Lynn Hussey
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow!!! Thank YOU for rescuing her..She's a beauty!

Linda Johnson
Community Member
3 months ago

SEE what LOVE can do !!!!!

Joni McMillan
Community Member
3 months ago

Beauty!

Janet Chaney
Community Member
3 months ago

what TLC will do!

Carol Nason
Community Member
3 months ago

she turned out just purrfect

Amy Pontious
Community Member
3 months ago

Bless you

Teresa Spanics
Community Member
3 months ago

AWW, I hope that you have many long and happy years with dear sweet Kyra 😻

Donald Holder
Community Member
3 months ago

Great rescue story. Thriving with love!

Aneese
Community Member
3 months ago

Love those cheeks!

Laura Crawley
Community Member
4 months ago

So sweet!!!!

Kathy Matthews
Community Member
4 months ago

the eyes say it all <3

Cat Anderson
Community Member
4 months ago

wow looking healthy and content

ERIN W.
Community Member
4 months ago

BEAUTIFUL!

Ian Rolfe-Vyson
Community Member
4 months ago

Great work, she’s now beautiful

Robin DJW
Community Member
4 months ago

Gorgeous

Jennifer Courtemanche
Community Member
4 months ago

She looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Well-done!

Linda Matheny
Community Member
4 months ago

WOW, well done, homan!

Kat Hoth
Community Member
4 months ago

Amazing transformation. Good work!

Alix BLAIR
Community Member
4 months ago

WOW

Me
Community Member
4 months ago

Beautiful!

Jace
Community Member
4 months ago

The faces change so much as they grow out of kittenhood.

Karen Bavouset
Community Member
4 months ago

She is beautiful

neonn_pieee
Community Member
4 months ago

Aww, she still curls her little paws and sits the same way.. so precious!

Sarah She
Community Member
4 months ago

A beautiful girl!!!

Jaysa Maheem
Community Member
4 months ago

so cute!

Linda HS
Community Member
4 months ago

What a difference! 🥰

Animal lover❤
Community Member
4 months ago

So pretty! ❤

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
4 months ago

A little TLC goes a long way! I like how she is still sitting in the same position with her paws crossed.

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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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4 months 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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4 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
4 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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R L
Community Member
4 months 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
Community Member
4 months ago

Aaaawwweeee! So tiny.

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#15

Copycat

Copycat

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Weim Central
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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 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
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4 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
4 months 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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4 months 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
4 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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desert29rat
Community Member
4 months 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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4 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
4 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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Night Owl
Community Member
4 months 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
4 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
4 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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Debby B
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4 months 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
4 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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Pusfarm
Community Member
4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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
Community Member
4 months 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
Community Member
4 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
4 months 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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4 months 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
Community Member
4 months 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
Community Member
4 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
4 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
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4 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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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
4 months 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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4 months 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
Community Member
4 months 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
Community Member
4 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
4 months 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
Community Member
4 months 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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4 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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mph seti
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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