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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6 months 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 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
6 months ago

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

gracefullikeagazelle
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5 months ago

The poster meant that dad had a change of heart. Not only is dad FEEDING the feral cat he's HOUSING the feral cat in style ^;^

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Jenna Bois
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6 months ago

Dads who don't want animals make the best pet owners

SashaAlexandra
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6 months ago

I need a story about dad and his feral asap:))))

Chris Watson
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6 months ago

What a softee! Your Dad has a big heart !!

Melissa Smith-Bowles
Community Member
6 months ago

She'll soon be his fur baby

Dave Chapman
Community Member
6 months ago

Yup, this house is just a temporary arrangement, she already has her claws into his heart and now she's just slowly pulling him in...he's not resisting.

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Iggy
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6 months ago

Look at the smile on the cat's face!

Katina Bullock
Community Member
6 months ago

This dad has to be the cutest yet. My husband didnt want me to have a kitten. Hubby cuts the light on in the laundry room so Tiger could see his food and litter box. I had to explain his vision is better than yours. His response....I dont want him to be scared.

TheExtremeSmell
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6 months ago

Trap spay release

Mimi M
Community Member
6 months ago

Good point. Just maybe have a local TNR do it, so the cat doesn't feel betrayed.

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Lily Mae Kitty
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6 months ago

that smile!

Mimi M
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6 months ago

I want to know how he made it heated.

Mia Lukie
Community Member
5 months ago

Cat always wins Dad's heart

Missy Wernstrom
Community Member
6 months ago

That’s beautiful

Luciana Formaggini
Community Member
6 months ago

Dad being Dad

Jaysa Maheem
Community Member
6 months ago

awww

deanna woods
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6 months ago

Looks like she made it home.

Linda HS
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6 months ago

🥰

I Just Changed My Name
Community Member
6 months ago

So pure!

Linda Adams
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5 months ago

Dad is just a softie. Kudos to him

Barn Owl
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5 months ago (edited)

The backward? Oh, they meant the backyard.

Jo Ellen Washburn
Community Member
5 months ago

I fed a stray and now have a stray.

Helen McKenna
Community Member
6 months ago

Love this

Anne Platt
Community Member
6 months ago

She's looking happy--and smug. She knows she's IN.

Jenny McMillin
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6 months ago

I love Dad!!!

Lesley Langlois
Community Member
6 months ago

The smile on his face says it all. ;-)

Paws Claws and Whiskertails
Community Member
5 months ago

Love this!

Madonna Rose
Community Member
5 months ago

Your awesome...when will you start introducing her into a loving home

Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
5 months ago

Dads are soft hearted

Monica Koziol
Community Member
5 months ago

Good on you and "dad"!!!

Pamela Scott
Community Member
5 months ago

Hubby bbn not a cat guy brought home a kitten he rescued out of traffic on Black Friday and also Hubby after a couple weeks trying to find him owner Hubby says no they clearly didn't take care of the poor little guy he is ours why hasn't he got a name yet? Think he was actually upset I had not named Floki yet. 3 years later the tiny handful of fluff is 16 pound mini mountain lion that is an amazing cat and Hubby is trying hard to win over the feral that turned up a month or so ago. Yeah he isn't a cat guy!

Craymoss
Community Member
5 months ago

That is a happy cat..

Brenda Owens
Community Member
5 months ago

I see your dad is a ruff tuff cream-puff.

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
5 months ago

Dad again: Meet my sweet cat girl!

Karen Morana
Community Member
5 months ago

Bless good people

Mike Rodrick
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5 months ago

What time is curfew?

Heather Dennis
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5 months ago

LOL !!! Yup: Dads make the best softies

Cathy Proctor
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5 months ago

Dad's, always trying to be tough and failing

Carole Strawn
Community Member
5 months ago

I bet she's getting fed, too.

Heather Hayllar
Community Member
5 months ago

The child is so cute!

IZama
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow, he was hard to crack.

SF Angel
Community Member
5 months ago

When I was 6 my dad came home with a puppy. Mom said “Either that darn dog goes or I go”. They were best friends until I was 20, and our Ginger passed away

PanditoBandito
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5 months ago

I love this dad, best idea ever!

Linda Clements
Community Member
5 months ago

Men! The great denier of the love of cats!

Lynn Hussey
Community Member
5 months ago

Love that dad..

Janet Chaney
Community Member
5 months ago

Good Dad!

Kerry Ericksson
Community Member
5 months ago

I would adopt it right away,but some cats won't come in until they trust you..

Bettye McKee
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

We feed a couple of feral cats. Made them a shelter out of a styrofoam cooler, but I don't know if they used it. They show up at the door every day at the same time.

Sue Sanders
Community Member
5 months ago

Times like that, dads show their true colors, even if they start out otherwise. Cherish your dad.

Charlene Gorman
Community Member
5 months ago

My dad! "We can't feed the strays outside!" Also "We need more food to feed the outside!"

Charlene Gorman
Community Member
5 months ago

Outside cats*

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Jayne Sargent
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5 months ago

Dad's a softie, huh? 😊

Ali Ackbarh
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6 months ago

Yeah...5 ferals later...

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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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6 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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6 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
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6 months 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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6 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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6 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
6 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
6 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
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6 months ago

Aaaawwweeee! So tiny.

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#15

Copycat

Copycat

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Weim Central
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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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6 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
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6 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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6 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
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6 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
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6 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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6 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
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6 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
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6 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
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6 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
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6 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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6 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
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6 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
6 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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6 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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6 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
6 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
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6 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
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6 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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6 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
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6 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
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6 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
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6 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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6 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
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6 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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6 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
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6 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
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6 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
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6 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
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6 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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6 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
6 months ago

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

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