Check out these hilarious pictures of some of the things cat owners deal with on regular basis. Even if you’re not a cat lover, these images will make your day.
I Won’t Let Go!
All this cat wanted to do was sleep soundly, curled up in a little ball on the top of the couch.
But when her owner came through the front door and scared her, she fell off the back and was left grasping on for dear life…okay, or so she thought.
I Can’t Go on Like This
Sometimes, a cat’s life is just way too stressful. They only got 16 hours of sleep, instead of their full 18, the food dish wasn’t full to the brim and the dog kept chasing them around the living room.
This cat had enough the day this picture was taken.
Let’s Ride, Homies
Could this picture be any more perfect? Where could this trio possibly be going, and why do they look so shocked about it? Well, the cat looks shocked, and the dog looks more like he’s being slightly inconvenienced.
Maybe their fur father is taking them for a trip to the vet, which would explain the sour faces.
You Did What?!
Never has any living being been as shocked as this kitty. Perhaps her owner made an appointment with the vet, or even worse, they decided to adopt a dog.
This fluffy cat can't believe her ears, and it seems she's having a tough time accepting the news, whatever it is.
Dreaming of Fish
It’s kind of amazing that this cat fell asleep at the foot of the bed when he usually tries to be right on the pillow. But, he did, and it looks like he’s having some pretty great dreams.
The way his claws are outstretched makes it seem like he’s dreaming of being on the hunt.
Help! I’m Stuck!
Sometimes cats like to squeeze themselves into tiny spaces. Okay, cats like to squeeze themselves into tiny spaces all of the time.
Today, this little girl happened to stumble upon the wastebasket and thought, “that looks comfortable!”
Blair Witch Kitty
Even if you haven’t seen "The Blair Witch Project" yourself, you’ve probably seen all of the commercials, or a parody of it.
And, even if you haven’t – this cat has. Because he’s decided to reenact the creepy face-in-corner scene. And actually, those are some pretty good acting skills!
No, Thank You Very Much
This cat’s sneer says that she sees something she wants absolutely nothing to do with. It’s almost reminiscent of a young woman in a bar being offered a drink by some creepy guy that’s been hitting on her all night long.
She doesn’t want your drink, buddy, back off! Just because she’s wearing a little pink heart necklace doesn’t mean it’s okay for you to invade her personal space.
Click, Click, Flash
The dog looks ecstatic to be going along for a car ride, but the cat, not so much. If looks could kill, we’d all probably be dead from looking at this picture.
This cat should get an award for the most piercing cat stare in the world.
Life in an animal shelter can be tough on a cat. They‘re very territorial creatures, so they don’t like being so close to so many other cats that they didn’t grow up with.
But sometimes, they hit it off with each other and make friends. These two cats have obviously started playing to keep each other company.
I’ve Seen Some Things, Man
This cat is trying to process all of the barking, the bathing, and his humans ignoring him when he craves attention at 3 AM every morning.
He’s not going back there. He’ll do whatever it takes to avoid that situation – until dinner time, of course.
Look at this cat go! He’s not only dancing on top of the table, he’s actually standing on a plate and using it as a platform.
Maybe the Meow Mix commercial came on and he’s so excited he just couldn’t contain himself.
Up, Up, and Into the Door
This cat’s owners didn’t open the sliding glass doors for her at the moment that she first appeared in front of them. So, she decided to try something to get their attention.
She got a running start and flung herself into the screen. Then, she latched on with her claws and meowed until someone came and found her.
Tearing It Up
Sometimes, a cat just has to let out some steam by attacking something. In the worst-case scenario, it means 'watch your back' (or your toes.)
In the best-case scenario, it means that your cat’s actually going to use their scratching post for scratching. Like this one.
How Dare You?
Cats are not big fans of bathtime. After all, cats are usually capable of bathing themselves.
This poor kitty, however, tipped the trash over and got covered in chocolate syrup, so it was into the tub for him. He was not happy about the entire situation.
Does Not Compute
This cat had been an only child for most of his life, when one day, his owners graced him with the presence of this odd being.
He wasn’t sure what exactly it was at first, the baby kind of resembled his mom and dad, but it was much smaller and unable to move around on its own. You can tell how confused he is by the look on his face.
Don’t Come Any Closer or Else
This is not a happy kitty. From the looks of things, she’s actually an extremely angry feline at the moment. It makes you wonder what her owners did to make her so upset.
Whatever they’ve done, they’ve got some serious making-up to do. May we suggest a stinky, salmony cat treat?
Don’t Leave Me, Human!
Although cats don’t really show it, they miss their humans when they go off to work, too. But all they'll do about it is eye you disapprovingly from afar until you return with their dinner.
Except this cat wasn’t about to let his owner leave him again for the 2nd time on the same day.
This poor cat’s home was engulfed in flames and completely destroyed in a fire. But things could be worse, because at least he made it out of there alive, thanks to the help of these brave and kindhearted firefighters.
He doesn’t exactly look thrilled to be leaving his house, though. But what cat would be?
Get Your Paws Off That Ice Cream!
"Don't you dare touch my Ben & Jerry's!" This orange kitty has had enough.
It can put up with his food being served a minute late, with the water bowl not being absolutely fresh, with the dog hanging around...but someone taking his ice cream?! That's where he draws the line!
Rain, Rain, Go Away
Cats are known for being indecisive when it comes to whether or not they want to be inside or outside.
They’ll dance around the door for hours if you let them, poking their head out, but half of their body remains inside. Well, this cat ended up making the wrong decision on this rainy day.
Chip Off the Old Block
A lot of people probably relate to this cat. It’s almost like before New Year’s when everyone talks about their weight loss resolutions again and your mom asks you about yours, for the 20th year in a row.
But rather than caving in, you head to the store to pick up a few snacks.
Whoever is behind the camera in this picture is in big, big trouble. This cat looks like he’s had enough of his owner’s shenanigans.
Whatever they’ve done to make him mad, they’d better hope they’ve got a cup of salmon treats to make it right!
Let Me Show You My Shocked Face
This picture is more questionable than it is funny. Why does the cat look so horrified? That’s not a regular expression that cats make…in any situation.
It almost looks as though something is flying toward him through the air, too. Could it be that something broke right next to him and freaked him out?
All cat owners know the joy that comes along with bathing a cat. They just love water so much! Just kidding.
It’s like they think the water is going to hurt them or something. It’s amazing they were even able to get this shot because you know there were claws flying all over the place!
But I’m The Baby!
This cat used to get all of the attention that he wanted, whenever he demanded it from his owners. But one day, they brought home this tiny human and now it gets all of the attention.
Just like any jealous second sibling that’s still a child themselves, he threw a temper tantrum. “What is this thing and why is it getting my pets?”
Curses, Foiled Again!
Most cats really don’t like going on car trips. Usually, cats only end up in cars to head to the vet, and they’ve caught on to it, too.
This cat has been going to the park with his human for years, hence the leash, but that’s not where he was headed today.
This kitty’s owners are using him to teach their other two cats an important lesson.
Since it's always running out, they decided to let this little guy stay out on this rainy day. You know how much cats love water! He’ll probably think twice about bolting out the door next time.
Unhand Me, Hairless Ape!
This human broke the cardinal rule and pet the stomach. You never pet the stomach. Not unless you know that your kitty likes it.
That’s like, one of the first rules of living with cats. Better leave the kitty alone and wait until she comes to you, instead!
Don’t Even Try It
This grey tabby cat’s face is a great example of a “sour puss.” It looks like he’s been given something to eat that he’s really not a fan of.
He’s trying to get the taste out of his mouth, but so far, he’s been unsuccessful, so he’s bathing to try and wipe it away instead.
Don’t Come Any Closer!
You can tell that this cat wasn’t very happy about seeing the camera in the first place. But once it started to move towards him, he looked even more upset.
His poor eyes give him the whole deer caught in the headlights look, and he genuinely looks frightened.
Better Than a Five-Star Hotel
We all know that cats are very particular, especially when it comes to food and deciding where to nap.
This cat is hiding so well that, if it wasn't for his little ear, you'd probably think it was some kind of weird, very black, exotic food on top of the paper towel pile.
Cleaning Is Officially Over
This cat decided his master had spent way too much time already sweeping the house (instead of paying attention to him), and it was time to take action.
Never mind that this kitty has a perfectly comfortable cat bed right there, he decided the dustpan was good enough. Good job kitty.
Why Is This Child in My Car Seat?
Aside from the fact that this is one of the cutest pictures in the world, this kitty's complete lack of spatial awareness just makes this that much more perfect.
They couldn't look more peacefully asleep if they tried.
Don't Mess With Us
If we didn't know any better we'd swear this is some kind of movie poster for "Revenge of the Kitties".
We don't know who snapped this picture, or what they did to get stared down like this by this mother cat and her kitty, but we would advise them not to get too much closer.
I Thought You Were Done Eating...
It's a known fact that cats are obsessed with boxes, and to be fair, this cat's owners were probably planning on leaving him the empty pizza box once they were done eating.
But this cat just couldn't wait, and judging by the look on his face, he doesn't feel one bit of remorse.
Bet You Can't Do This!
Cats are famous for their insane acrobatics — they manage to fit in tiny jars, climb crazy heights and land on their feet, etc. They're basically tiny ninjas, but this cat took it a step further.
He decided that drinking water from the faucet was way too boring, so why not do it upside-down?
I Swear I Didn't Do It...
Have you ever seen a guiltier-looking cat? Because we haven't.
Maybe this kitty just sat on a pile of clean laundry that was inside that basket, or maybe its owners came home to find a disaster, but either way, it looks like he's been caught and he can't hide the guilt.
Never Good Enough
Seasoned cat owners know that any self-respecting cat will always prefer to drink fresh water.
This cat's owners tried to be one step ahead and bought a small drinking fountain that always has running water. Unfortunately, the owners' plan failed miserably.
Best Seat in the House
Cats love to curl up on the hood of cars, especially when it's winter and the car's radiator works as their own personal heater.
While most cats will quickly get up and run away when humans approach, this cat refused to get off and decided to go along for the ride.
How About a Little Privacy?
Talk about getting caught red-handed! We don't know what these kitties were up to, but we sure hope it was an act of love and not just the brown cat trying to choke the white one to death.
Although they both look equally sneaky.
The Silence of the Cats
We have no idea what's going on here, or what these cats are looking at, but this is one creepy photo.
It's already unsettling when one cat intensely stares at something, but five cats staring in the same direction?! What the heck is going on in that yard?
The Great Escape
This cat was getting out through that window, no matter what the cost.
Call it determination, call it hunger (maybe he saw a mouse in the yard), call it general cat weirdness, but this feline wasn't going to let a small thing like spatial logic stand in its way.
Yes, How May I Help You?
This yogi cat has the moves; not only are its legs perfectly pointing out into the air but its paws are also stretched out flat, almost as if to keep its body in balance!
Not to mention that this fur ball picked the perfect spot for his morning routine- his owner.
The Window Dance
This cat is either under the impression he's Michael Jackson doing the moonwalk on the windowsill, or he's desperately trying to get in the house.
We have to give it to him, he's a master at the art of manipulation. Just look at those begging eyes and that pleading paw against the window!
We're Doing This My Way
This cat's owners were probably so happy with the new feeding dispenser, thinking their days of refilling the food bowl for their insatiable cat were over.
But this kitty was too smart for this contraption, he found the source, and he's not settling for anything less ever again.
Like a Boss
If ever there was an official pose for cats, this should definitely be it.
This badass cat is chilling in what seems to be some kind of cooking pot, with his stylish sunglasses and a pretty blue collar. And he could not look any cooler.
That's It. Get the Car
We can all relate to what this cat is feeling. This cat had enough, so he decided to just stick his face on the floor and call it a day.
While this cat was probably sniffing something interesting he found on the floor, this hilarious photo couldn't have been snapped at a more perfect moment.
This cat could not be more thrilled with his selfie, and why shouldn't he be?
Just look at that smile, which, to be honest, could also just be an evil look of satisfaction after he managed to scratch his owner right before this pic was taken.
I'm Not Bothering, Am I?
We seriously hope this kitty's owner didn't have an important work deadline, because by the looks of it he won't get much work done anytime soon.
Cats aren't exactly considerate when it comes to picking a spot to lay on, but this one went a little too far.
This sweet white cat thought he could improve the kitchen ornaments by simply becoming one of them. While he has certainly altered the arrangement, aesthetically speaking, it doesn't look that bad.
Now, spray-painting him with gold or silver might be a slight problem.
That's My Laundry!
Doing laundry is annoying enough. Is this cat's hissing implying that mom has an extra load? Or are we disturbing its quiet place? It's not entirely clear. It looks like those laundry hampers are going to remain untouched until the cat okays it.
It does make a great-looking car home, to be honest.
Merry Christmas, Family
This cat clearly had some strong disagreements about the state of this Christmas tree. Either they found it to be not decorated enough or maybe just too small.
Whatever the reason was, it was taken care of.
"Move over, human." "You don't need this thread." These are probably all the thoughts that are running through this cat's head as it carelessly pulls apart the thread. Oh, well. We hope not too much damage was done.
Too bad. Perhaps you were getting a cute little cat hat.
Wake Up Now
No, human. Who do you think you are sleeping in when you have to give us attention?
This girl looks traumatized and will probably never get a good night's sleep again.
Cat in the Bag
Eggs, milk, bread, and cat. This is clearly what the late-night run to the corner store must have looked like.
We hope there was another bag because that cat ain't leaving.
That's One Cool Cat
How on earth did this happen? And how hot is it really that this cat had to crawl into the refrigerator and take over one of the shelves?
This cat will be chilling for some time as they look extremely comfortable.
Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace
If this bride had any second thoughts about making a quick escape, this cat wasn't going to let that happen.
On second thought, it doesn't necessarily look like he'll let her walk down the aisle either. Guess she'll just marry that cat.
I Am Fine Right Here
Human, I don't care what kind of responsibilities you might have. I don't really care if you need to go to work. It's not happening. Later that day, John was fired. Once again.
We'd be worried if he actually looked like he cared.
Looking to the Future
Cats develop their "I couldn't care less" attitude pretty much from birth. As you can tell, these two kittens aren't going to budge.
It also kind of looks like they might be plotting to start a life together and invest in some property. It's actually pretty adorable.
"I Was Still Hungry"
Sorry, folks. You're just going to have to accept that this cat now has a lifetime supply of food and is not going anywhere.
This looks like every kid's dream, but of course, instead of cat food, we could just put candy.
Well, this looks just wrong. We hope this kitty knows the implications of sitting in a pan on top of the stove. There seems to be an awful amount of seasoning behind her. That cat better move fast.
From the look of its expression, however, he looks pretty resolute in his position.
I'll Just Leave That There
This cat didn't seem to worry itself much with its surroundings. Even if it happened to be in the midst of some promising-looking pie dishes.
We hope that dough got thrown out in the end. On the other hand, Cat Paw Pie somehow sounds like a tasty Southern dish traditionally served at Sunday dinner.
This Is My New Home
Cats find the greatest spots to make themselves comfortable. This one looks like it permanently plonked itself down in some pretty basket...or wreath?
With that kind of intense expression, he kind of looks like he is silently but very explicitly communicating to the human to not disturb him.
Popping out of the shower and drying your hair before you head out the door can be quite the saga. Add a cat jumping up on your head, and that's a recipe for lateness.
The cat looks extremely thrilled to be there. It's an impressive balancing act too.
Cat Hat Take Two
Cats are finding their way into hoods, hats, and head towels are beginning to take hold, and here is another wonderful example of such. This cozy hood is housing this very snug-looking cat the human just chills.
She's so used to it by now that it doesn't even look like a nuisance at all.
Dental Hygiene Is Crucial
Generally speaking, animals don't have access to toothbrushes. So this cat decided to take it upon herself to change the status quo and fight for her dental hygiene rights by simply grabbing the human's electric toothbrush and brushing.
The results are clearly hilarious as this sweet feline struggles to operate the complex activity of toothbrushing.
Clearly, this cat was dealing with something and needed to release all its frustrations on this poor couch.
Either that or she just was deeply opposed to the color. We can't blame her. That is one ugly gray crouch that needs some serious re-upholstering. With or without the rips and exposed sponge.
Don't do it. Don't do it. Don't you da-. Great. This cat very wickedly taunted its human by dangling their charger in the air, and inevitably brought it crashing down to the floor.
The kind of evil behavior that can only be displayed by a sneaky cat.
The Underwear Thief
A few questions spring to mind. Firstly, why this cat is drawn to sneaking strangers' underwear out of their drawers? More importantly, who is just leaving their underwear drawer open so casually and not noticing all this thievery?
It's super nice of the neighbors to return all those undergarments though!
Hanging out on the satellite dish is a perfect spot for some alone time especially if there are not many trees in the neighborhood. At least it looks cool.
Alternatively, perhaps this cat is actually a secret agent receiving messages from beyond.
Sitting down to work? This bundle of kittens appears to disagree. If there were to be a more perfect spot to demand attention and just get in the way of this person's life, it would be on the trusted laptop.
It would be easier to handle if it was just one, but clearly, nothing will break this mob mentality.
I Need More Pancakes
What is that, a plate just full of maple syrup? Yeah, we bet there are a lot of animals that would love to get their paws on a plate full of sugar. But is it safe? According to the internet, yet, it's not something they should have a lot of (just like humans). This pretty kitty looks like it's waiting for a pile of flapjacks, though most people wait for the pancakes before they add the syrup.
We bet that the cat would be much more fond of another breakfast fare like sausages or eggs. Definitely, some bacon, if you can keep yourself from eating all of it.
With some cats, it's just too hard to figure out what they're thinking. It's even worse if you're dealing with a sphinx cat since they don't have fur. Cats will poof up if they're upset or scared about something, but this one doesn't.
It just has some very intense eyes. Is it upset that it's in a milk bath full of flowers, or is it enjoying the relaxing atmosphere? From what we know about cats, we're going to go with the second option, since this isn't a blurry image of a vaguely cat-shaped animal racing out of the room.
It's become clear from some of these pictures that most of the time cats don't want us around, but the rest of the time they NEED us around. Take this tabby, for instance. It was probably just doing cat things (the two choices are running around at the speed of light or sitting quietly for hours on end) and then it just happened to fall between a pair of couch cushions.
A human would have no issue getting out of this kind of situation, but a cat doesn't have opposable thumbs or a bigger brain. That's why cats have us, so we can help them out of couch traps.
It Was Once a Cat
It's been said that cats are fluid – they'll take the size and shape of whatever container they choose to sit in. What if a cat is a plasma, such as we see here? Well, then you'd better keep your hands and legs clear and just let it work itself out.
There are some cats that just decided they would skip the whole austere creature of grace thing, and instead would keep the kitten quality for as long as possible. We just hope that the cat in this picture will be able to untangle itself the next time someone is wearing a hoodie.
Where Will You Be When a Nap Hits?
Cats love to sleep everywhere and anywhere, but there are some locations that are just ridiculous. This cat, as far as we can tell, is suspended between a counter and a table, and it doesn't have a care in the world. It found a sunbeam, and by God, it's going to take a nap in it.
Here's the bigger issue – what happens when the cat is done nabbing and wants to get back to chasing mice or feathers or its food bowl? It looks like it would be really tough to get out of that sort of position without falling onto your cat's head.
Little Kitty Pull-Ups
Cats – especially kittens – love to climb. If you have a cat in your home, a little bit of vertical space to move and groove is something they're bound to appreciate. But if you don't have a lot of space, you might be wondering what you can do to give them something to climb. Well, how about a screen door, like we see in this picture?
Whether this cat saw a really cool bug that it wanted to investigate, or there's a fence that it's been yearning to see over, most screen doors are pretty easy for smaller cats to climb. It also looks like the cat is in the midst of a pull-up routine, especially thanks to that definition.
So That's How You Do It
What is this orange tabby so interested in? Well, the story goes that whenever this woman steps inside her shower to wash off, this cat jumps up on the counter and keeps a close eye on the proceedings. Who knows why – cats will do lots of stuff that makes zero sense to us humans.
Was this cat trying to figure out the big wet box? Wondering where the human's fur went? Trying to save it from the horrible water? It looks incredibly worried, no matter what's going through its head. Odds are it's just waiting for her to get out and feed it, though.
A Purrfect Place to Get Some Warmth
While we could try to be really cute and say that these adorable kitties are covering the keyboard so their owner had to play with them, we know what's really going on here. A nice hot keyboard attached to a nice, hot computer, that has most likely had a pair of nice, hot hands resting on it.
These kitties are trying to stay toasty on what might be a cold night. Also, check out the location of the laptop – it's resting on the ground. That sort of location is perfect for a couple of growing cats, but a pretty tough place for a human to get any work done.
I'm Not Going to Bless You
There are plenty of reasons why this cat might be looking at its owner with a face of disgust. Didn't get out of bed, said something strange, wouldn't let it have any human food, didn't feed it fast enough – fed it too fast, even. Cats are so picky.
Actually, it was none of those – the reason this cat is furrowing its furred brow is that the owner had to sneeze. Depending on how you sneeze, it can get pretty loud, so no wonder this cat was displeased.
If the boss is looking over your shoulder, you'd better be working hard. If you have two bosses on your desk at all times, you're going to be under a lot of pressure, but hopefully, you'll still meet your deadlines. However, it looks like these middle managers are less interested in the finished quarterly reports and more interested in the little moving thing that's in the center of the spreadsheet.
Maybe if they're quick enough, they can kill it, and their owner will have to cuddle with them. Sorry cats, better luck next time – that's one mouse that isn't going to be so easy to trap.
You Need More Lunch Meat
For a lot of cats, a refrigerator is a place of wonder and mystery. It's cold – plenty cold – and it has all kinds of amazing smells inside it. Meat, cheese, milk, eggs, butter, and lots of other good stuff is there for the taking, as long as they could get the door open.
This cat has finally broken the barrier into the realm of human food, but it didn't have the time to start chowing down before it was discovered. Sorry, little guy. Don't look so shocked, but you're going to have to make do with the canned stuff that lands in your bowl every night.
Uh...This Isn't My Litter Box!
Cats have a pair of expressions. That's right, just two. Angry and surprised. This one seems to be getting pretty close to the middle of the range, but it's definitely leaning toward surprise. There's a little bit of “you aren't supposed to catch me doing this” energy there, too, to drag it toward the angry side.
Maybe the cat was just trying to get into its food, or maybe it was investigating all the fun smells. Either way, it got caught red-pawed, and now it's trying to shift the blame onto the human taking the picture.
Kinda How We Look, Too
Greek yogurt is a wonderful thing – humans and cats alike agree. Unfortunately, cats having too much of it can make a mess or even some health issues, which means they should be kept away. This gal learned not to leave her Greek yogurt out where her adorable cat could get it, but at least it's pretty easy to see if the cat has gotten in.
A face covered in yogurt usually makes the trail of evidence pretty easy to follow. Then again, that's how we look after we're done eating our portion of Greek yogurt.
Your Tree Means Nothing to Me
Anybody who puts up a Christmas tree and also has a cat in the home knows that the two go together like bug spray and eyeballs. Ouch. At the very least, you have to hang the correct ornaments above where the cat can get them. The most destructive felines will not rest until the holiday flora is all but destroyed, and this gray cat is one example of that.
Apparently, it knocked all the ornaments off and then hit the owner with this face, which seems to ask if that's all that they have to offer.
You Shouldn't Have
It's a little tough to see what's going on in this picture, but it's a simple explanation. Cats love themselves a nice, fresh box, and that's exactly what this cat is getting. It's being presented with a new box to lie in and make its own. There are a few things that a cat enjoys more. That's why they're so excited on Christmas morning – it isn't all the people or the wrapping paper.
It's the brand new cardboard boxes. Big ones, small ones, long ones, square ones. You can make an entire cat environment out of all those boxes. They'll love it.
Don't Lean Back!
They’re made to bend in a certain way, but they can really bend in any direction they want and be fine, such as in this picture. A one-hundred-and-eighty-degree bend in the spine, a curve to the side, an arm stuck inside the chair and the second pressed against that person's back, and we don't doubt that the cat is absolutely fine and just wants some attention.
As long as the person sitting in the chair doesn't scootch back, this is little more than just another silly cat picture. Hopefully, the cat can get its arm out of there.
You Said You Would Stop Buying Board Games
We all like playing a little bit of “Cosmic Encounter,” but if you have a house full of board games and you never actually play them, we'll give you the same face as the cat. The arm on the chair's armrest and the long, dangling leg make this cat's stank face even more critical.
There's something about a cat's narrow eyes that makes them so wonderfully disdainful whenever a cat catches you doing something it doesn't like. Which, most of the time, is whatever you happen to be doing that isn't giving your cat the perfect amount of attention.
Cheaper Than the Patch
For some reason, this tiny, adorably black kitty is all about gathering the household's lighters and keeping them for itself. Is it trying to tell its owner something? Maybe it's trying to get in with the cool cats that spend their nights in the alley next door. Kittens love to chase things, but collecting things is another matter – and collecting lighters specifically has got to be one-of-a-kind.
Goodness gracious, this cat looks so adorable, it would be hard to say no to those big, dopey eyes and the featureless mass of black fur around them. Might have to get some more, actually.
A Little Bit of Personality
Every baker wants to inject a little bit of him or herself into whatever they bake, but this is going a step too far. Actually, it looks like it's three steps too far. This is bad mostly because cats don't know how to wash their hands before they help with the food preparation, and also they walk in their toilets. Yeah, they can groom themselves, but that probably won't cut it.
On the other paw, this looks to be the bottom layer of crust, which means at least the evidence will be pretty easy to hide, and it's also going to be baked in the oven – maybe that will get rid of all the germs.
Any Port in a Storm, Any Bed for a Tired Cat
One of the most famous feline facts out there is that cats can and will sleep anywhere they choose to lay down their fuzzy heads. This includes, apparently, a little girl's dollhouse, and the tiny four-poster bed that is inside the master bedroom. We can't really blame it – that cat looks tuckered out.
It's like after a night of fun with your friends, and you're all just on half couches and sleeping in dining room chairs and curled on the floor. Why the cat would choose this instead of a real chair or something like that is beyond us. Maybe it knows something.
A Purchase Gone to Waste
As we all know, cats love to sleep. It's been said that they sleep in one form or another for anywhere between twelve and sixteen hours of the day. They pick any soft surface or warm area to catch a catnap. And it's going to change every single time they need to get some shuteye, which means getting them a special bed is going to be a purchase that might not pan out the way you imagine it.
Like in this picture, where the cat has decided that it would rather sleep in a Chipotle bag than a big fluffy bed with room to stretch.
It doesn't matter how many places you have in your home for your cat – there are always going to be more. For instance, maybe a cat wants to squeeze itself into a loaf pan that you've prepared for the oven. This is a problem for a few reasons.
The first one is that it makes that loaf pan dirty, and you have to wash it again. The second is that it teaches the cat there might be fun stuff up there on the kitchen counter. If you're trying to make something special, you don't want cats getting in your way.
Sometimes You Need Some Privacy
It doesn't matter how many places you give your cat to sleep in – it will find one you didn't expect. In this picture, this fuzzy cat has decided to curl up for a nap inside a wok that is on top of the refrigerator. It seems to have the right size for this fuzzy friend, and you know cats love a circle.
This is also a bonus because it keeps the wok from getting greasy as it's up there out of the way. You'll still have to clean it, obviously. Cats walk around inside their litterbox. That's dirty.
Making the Best of a Bad Situation
If you've brought a pot to bed, it means one of two things. The first is that you just made some bomb mac and cheese and you want to combine all of life's best things – naps and pasta. The other option is you ate way too much pasta, and you brought the pot to bed in case it makes a second appearance.
No matter which one it is, you can bet that your cat will use it as a handy bed to cuddle up next to you. Why do cats love little areas like pots or boxes so much? Science should get on that.
Just Don't Pull Too Hard
Like a short person going up to the bar, this kitty needed a better look at everything that was going on. As long as this cat doesn't pack on too many pounds, it should be fine. Cats love to watch fish swim around – it's the perfect activity for them. They're attracted to motion, and that's pretty much everything that fish do. They just swim around.
For a young kitten that is still learning how everything works, this is exactly what they want. Just make sure to give the cat in your household something they can use to sit on to watch the fishies swim around.
Can a Cat Get a Pretzel?
Cats love cat food. They also love human food. Really, they just love all food, even if it isn't good for them. We can't really imagine a cat being excited to eat a pretzel, but here we are. It was probably going for a cheese puff, which is the superior choice by far.
Of course, it probably doesn't care which one it gets, it just wants something to put in its belly. Maybe go put some of your own food in your belly, mooch. These are my snacks.
Going for the Gold
The world is in agreement: pizza is the best. In fact, it's regularly voted as the world's favorite food in international polls, followed closely by pasta. The Italians really got things figured out. If you combine cheese and lots of carbs and oil, of course, it's going to be good. It's even good for cats. Flavor-wise, anyway.
Cats probably shouldn't eat too much pizza or they won't be able to do cat things. Still, that isn't going to stop your furry friends from reaching for a slice while your back is turned. Maybe a little bit is fine as a treat, but that would also encourage begging.
Just Need to Jot Something Down
Pens are extremely useful for humans. We're using one to scribe this article on ancient parchment right now! But are they useful for cats? Not really. Not unless they've figured out how to write without anybody noticing. And yet this little cat is reaching an adorable paw up to grab its owner's pen.
Is this a ploy to get more playtime? Is it going for the thing that keeps moving just beyond its reach? There's a sliver of a finger holding on to the other end of the pen in the bottom-right corner of the photo, so it seems like this might be some playtime before getting back to work.
Getting the Best of Gavin
Gavin Free, of the Slow Mo Guys and Rooster Teeth Productions, has a cat that is almost as silly as he is. But Gavin Free is a thinking human – there's no way that his cat could defeat him in a test of minds, right? RIGHT?! This picture comes from when Mr. Free was trying to give his cat a bath.
He knew his cat wouldn't like this, so Mr. Free removed his shorts. In order to not get them wet. He left the bathroom, and then returned to find that his cat was keeping warm by sitting on his shorts. As you can imagine, this resulted in them getting wet.
Climbing Cats Cause Chaos
Cats love to climb, which is why people get those fuzzy cat trees. For some reason, just horizontal space isn't enough for these creatures. Give them verticals or they'll come up with their own things to climb, and that often includes things you really don't want them to sink their claws into.
Let's take this picture, as an example: the cat seems to have climbed the door, reached the top, and then jumped over to the ceiling fixture. Those are often shaped like bowls, so of course, the cat takes a seat. This could not only break the fixture itself, but also the ceiling above it.
Far Too Pleased With Itself
Why does this cat look so happy? Does it know the next winning lottery numbers? Has it predicted rain? Is it because it just got to munch down on a big collection of corn muffins? It's probably the last one. Some cats just love making a mess, and this cute gray tabby is part of that set.
It snatched a bag of corn muffins off the counter and there was no way it was going to let a simple plastic bag keep it from its prize. Cats will do anything they can to get at some delicious carby goodness, including theft and destruction.
Why I Oughta...
There are some cats that you should just let be. This one, for instance. It's very small and fluffy, and that makes it the perfect choice for giving it some head pets, but it looks like it's woken up on the wrong side of the bed. The feline fist is upraised as if to deliver the petter a well-deserved uppercut, but we doubt there would be much force behind it.
Those steely gray eyes don't mix well with the slightly stuck-out tongue, giving this cat a very cartoonish quality. We're sure that eventually, it will grow into its features, but right now it's just too adorably mad not to pet.
I Found My New Favorite Space!
Looks like this cat has been hitting the sauce. The off-kilter ears, the odd leg angles, and the general destruction everywhere around it have all the hallmarks of a night on the town with the boys. Or girls, maybe. The story that was included with this picture said that the owner woke up to find this mess, which means the cat had all night to cause destruction.
In that case, we almost want to give the cat a hand – it was rather subdued in its mess. A few items knocked over, a bag of goldfish crackers spilled, and that's about it.
Well, I guess that's the end of that Scrabble game. Cats are infamous for their ability to land in the center of a table and send game pieces, puzzle pieces, or dice flying in every direction. This one decided to take a lesson from one of the words on the board and pop a squat right in the center of the action.
Even if the owners can get the cat to leave, we doubt that this pretty black kitty will leave the pieces under it undisturbed. Guess you'll just have to start over.
I've Got a Genie for You
So you and your friend want to spend a quiet evening putting together a puzzle. Sounds like a good time. Your cat, of course, refuses to go along with your plans, which is how we get pictures like this one. Cats are built out of paradoxes: when you want to pet them, they run away.
While you're working on something, they'll sit right in front of you. Keyboards, paintings, homework, and puzzles are all fair game for the cat that wants to have a seat. Get out of the way and let us finish this magic carpet ride, bub.
Working, Huh? Didn't Think So
Look, man, we both know you aren't doing anything important on this laptop. Imgur? Seriously? Why don't you just knock yourself unconscious for the next eight hours – at least then you might be well-rested. Or, here's a thought, maybe you could go outside? You know, where the big yellow light is, and those green things with the birds in them? Just a suggestion. One you should maybe listen to.
I know I'm way more fabulous than you, so maybe you should pay attention to some of my advice. You're not doing anything on this computer that you need to do.
Don't Get Any Closer, I'll Bite
The guy in the bed next to it seems like he would rather have the light off for a few more hours, but sometimes stuff has to happen. Like someone has to take a picture of a cat that is ready to bed down for the night on a fresh, white pillow. It's squared up like a bulldog that has been tasked with keeping a little kid safe.
The separation between the front paws really makes it look goofy, though. Alright now, get off my pillow. Mama has to get some shuteye and you have to run around for a few hours.
Am I Helping?
Young kittens love a couple of different things. They love warm places, cuddles, and being around the person that adopted them. Thus, if someone is trying to work with a laptop in front of them, there's no better place for a little fuzzball than on that laptop's keyboard. This, of course, makes it a little difficult for the person with the laptop to get anything of any importance done, but it's not like the cat cares about that.
Spreadsheets? Emails? Invoices? It all comes second to a cat that needs some pets. Unfortunately, bosses usually won't accept this picture as a reason why a report is late.
The Family Power Dynamic
In every household, there is a dynamic. Mothers and fathers at the top, then kids, then it's pets. Usually, anyway. Once you get down into the pets area, things start to get really murky. Maybe there's a big dog that will rule the floor, or maybe a young kitten will dominate everything it wants, like in this picture.
The little cat wants to take a nap on the dog's nice, big, fluffy bed? Well, some dogs aren't going to have it in them to complain. They might not even notice something is being taken from them. This dog looks like it knows, however.
Just Trying to Fit In
Tetris isn't a very hard game to pick up and play, even if the experts are wildly good at it. Look, even cats know how to play. It looks like this feline gamer has over-rotated the T piece, however, and gotten stuck in a place that will require a little extra work to clear out.
The cat's face looks quite pleased with itself, for some reason – maybe it finally got a knot out of its back, and this was the only way to do it. As long as you don't get stuck and start crying to us.
Maxed and Relaxed
Cats are normally pretty compact – they're usually curled up on a couch cushion or coiled up, ready to spring at a pair of passing ankles. Sometimes, however, they can display their maximum length. This cat is catching some rays and getting some Zs at the same time, stretched out on a deck railing.
Even smaller cats have a lot more length to them than people might realize, what with a long, stretchy spine and long back legs. There's a reason that long cats have become so popular – they're really fun to look at.
Still From the Next “Alien” Movie
Cats are like putty. They can stretch and twist into almost any shape that they want, and this picture is a great way to demonstrate it. If not for the eyes and ears on the head, most people would have a lot of trouble figuring out which end is which, and which limb is which. Even with the head, it's not so easy.
At first glance, we thought that the back legs and tail were the two front legs. This twisty little creature is having a nice long stretch, and also it's in the bathtub for some reason. Not a place cats usually like to hang out.
It's Like It WANTS to Cause Trouble
Ah, yes. A delicious cake that is meant for human mouths and not cat hindquarters. But what if the company cat, Allie, wants to sit on it, even though we want to eat it? Simple – we'll put it where Allie could never get to it and hang a sign on the snack dispenser to drive the point home.
Allie was determined to sit on that cake, no matter where it was and what kind of signage was added. Some cats are peculiar, just like humans, and maybe this cat just has a jonesing for sitting on store-bought birthday cakes. There have been weirder cats.
A Split Second of Guilt
Well well, look what we have here. A cat caught in the act of tearing up a shower curtain. We get it – sometimes we want to tear up a shower curtain, too, and we're humans. This little guy was going mad, using those sharp claws and teeth to wreak terrible vengeance on the curtain, when a human with a camera appeared.
The cat froze, shocked that someone had witnessed its time of fury, and then it dove right back into the destruction, jumping up to tear more holes. A good punishment might be turning on the shower, but then the floor would get all wet.
If They Never Finish, I Can Nap in Peace
A couple of people were working on putting together a puzzle, and they had the nightmare scenario happen – they couldn't find the very last piece. They spent ten minutes scouring the table, the box, the floor around the table, and the immediate area until they finally discovered the final piece.
The cat had nabbed it, and it was in those furry paws as the cat slept deeply. Why this cat would steal a single puzzle piece and cuddle with it is up to you. Maybe it just wanted to make sure the humans took a good long time.
There's a Hair in Your Salad
We're all aware that cats like to take naps in any kind of container they can find, but this is kind of ridiculous. A cat jumped up onto the kitchen counter, found a container of mixed salad, and settled in for a nap. And it looks like it's been there for some time, too – the lettuce is pressed down, and the cat has filled up the interior.
If you have a cat – or any pet, really – you know that you have to protect the food that you leave on the counter, and this is a pretty good example of why.
The Diet Isn't Going Well
So your cat is overweight. It happens. A lot, actually. Cats can become pretty sedentary, which means they aren't burning off enough calories. They get bigger, and you, as a responsible cat owner, start reducing food. Calories in, and calories out, just like for humans. Of course, it doesn't always work out the way you want, which is why this little hellion has trashed the place and is screaming for food.
Look at you, buddy. You're bigger around than you are long. You aren't going to get any extra food. And stay away from those cigarette butts, too, that stuff isn't healthy either.
Really One of the Most Outstanding Cat Faces Ever
Cats love to gnaw and claw on things. This we know and have known for many, many years. One thing that often attracts them is plastic things, like wires and cords. In this picture, an owner is demanding satisfaction from a destroyed pair of earbuds.
The cat, of course, doesn't seem to get a grip and is pulling an absolutely fantastic face to make that point known. It's like the faces that all the Dreamworks characters pull on the posters for their movies. Yeah, I'm here and ready to cause some chaos – better get used to it.
A Combo Toy and Snack
Unlike how austere and sharp they look, cats are beings of pure chaos and destruction. If you have plants, they'll be upended, which is why these people decided to hang a plant from the light fixture – to keep the cat away. You can see how well that worked (not very).
However, they were able to get a picture, which means they now have evidence for the ensuing lawsuit. Pawsuit, when it comes to pets. Sorry. An adventurous cat won't let a little bit of distance come between it and some fun, especially when cats are so good at jumping.
Oh, Sorry. Was That Yours?
The old saying goes that if a cat fits, a cat sits. It's usually used for containers like boxes or bags or things like that, but it apparently also goes for breakfasts. We guess a piece of toast with cream cheese and...also regular cheese will be relatively soft. Perfect for a cat butt.
Of course, after this picture was taken, the person who was hoping to eat that breakfast has no other thing to do but throw it out – you don't exactly want to eat that now that you know what has been on it. Kitty litter doesn't taste very good, anyway.