Cats are delightfully weird – and as cat owners, that’s what we love the most about them. On the surface, cats seem pretty normal (if sometimes a little stand-offish), but when you have the pleasure of living with one, you’ll soon realize that cats have many, many weird quirks to their personalities. To prove it to you, here are 50 hilarious photos of cats that prove we’ll never truly understand them.
1. “My cat got herself a new boyfriend, Mr. Snake.”
Think a cat and snake can’t be friends? Think again! Despite being totally different in just about every way (aside from color), these two have formed a pretty awesome bond.
2. “My Aunt made a couch for my cat.”
Cats fully believe that they’re the same as us humans, so there’s nothing they love more than being involved in human things. This cat couch allows the cat to feel like a valued member of the family- and hopefully stops him from sitting on the human’s couch and leaving people with ginger fur on their bums.
3. “This is my cat Jeffrey and this is his favorite hangout spot.”
Jeffrey might be the one sitting awkwardly in a tree, but if you believe for one second that he’s not judging you, then you’re lying to yourself. We love how dignified he’s trying to look with those little crossed paws. “You have been summoned.”
4. “I think my cat is broken.”
This cat looks as if he’s not been assembled correctly, but with that being said, he seems pretty comfortable. Cats seem to get some weird enjoyment out of sleeping in the most uncomfortable positions. We think they just like to impress their humans.
5. “He’s so weird at bath time. I’m glad he likes them though.”
It’s strange enough for a cat to actually enjoy having showers, but this cat even stands up for them like he’s seen his owner do. How cute does his tail look now that the fur is all wet? Cats are so hilarious.
6. “Our cats are weird.”
We’ve all experienced what it’s like to lose your cat in the dark, only to come across two pairs of identical glowing eyes shining through the blackness. The microwave reflection just makes things all the more creepy- as there are now four pairs of eyes. Who knows what they’re up to.
7. His new favorite sleeping spot
This cat is an accurate representation of just how done we feel with 2020. He looks like he’s just about reached the end of his tether, and we honestly don’t blame him. Can the new year hurry up already?
8. “My cat’s automatic feeder goes off at 6 pm. Can you guess what time it is? That’s right, 4 pm!”
For cats, dinner time is without a doubt the most important time of the day, and from the minute they wake up, it’s all they’re thinking about. This cat knows that she’s more than a little early for her feeding time, but she hopes that if she sits patiently like the good girl she is, the biscuits might just sneak out a little earlier. You know what they say- a watched pot never boils.
9. “This is La La – she likes to pretend she’s a bowling pin.”
We think it’s quite a talent to resemble a bowling pin as much as this cat does. Forget celebrity lookalikes, this cat is confident that she can perfectly resemble a bowling pin, and that’s what she’s bringing to the table. Only soft bowling balls though, please!
10. “So I made this pillow for a customer and she sends me this photo- I guess it means a job well done!”
Look how proud this cat is to see himself in pillow form! We weren’t aware that you could get life-sized pillows of your cat- but now that we know, we won’t be happy until we get one. We don’t know who will love them more- the owner, or the cat!
11. “He went full derp. I think he’s broken now.”
A cat’s derpiness is without a doubt one of our favorite things about them. Despite being fierce hunters and using their senses in impressive ways, cats also have a silly side that comes out every now and then. And boy is it hilarious.
12. “Found him like this when I went to check why he was calling me.”
Every cat owner has had to help their cat out of some pretty tricky situations, and it makes us wonder what would have happened if we weren’t there. When cats get their claws stuck, they just cannot think logically about how to get them out again, and require urgent assistance from us humans. “Help me, human, I’m in a situation!”
13. “My cat likes being both on top of and underneath his box.”
This picture is like one of those optical illusion ones where you think, “Surely this can’t be real…” At first, we thought it was another cat underneath- not the same one! How are his legs so long?
14. “My partner’s cat makes NO sense and I love her.”
Cats change sleeping positions like us humans change clothes, and it’s as if they get bored of sleeping in the normal way. This cat is going for a kind of “downward dog” yoga move, which as it turns out, is also pretty comfortable to sleep in. Well, whatever floats your boat.
15. “Sometimes, my cat likes to stand up on his back legs, like a meerkat.”
Every cat owner knows that the meerkat position is optimum for bird-watching. It allows you to see your target better, while at the same time, looks really threatening to the birds (so the cats think). This position can also be used to get bonus cuteness points when begging for food.
16. Hide and Seek
We love that this cat is so invested in her game of hide and seek, that she makes a tiny noise to encourage her owners to keep looking for her. The pouncing and slapping, we could live without. But the rest is undeniably cute.
Cuando decimos "¿Dónde está Gala?" Se esconde atrás de las cortinas. Hacemos como si la buscamos y ni respira. Cuando "la encontramos" nos salta encima, nos pega manotazos y sale corriendo atrás de otras cortinas y si no la buscamos hace ruidito para que sigamos. pic.twitter.com/pij7lnifpy
— Noel (@MNoitaF) September 18, 2019
17. What a little gent
There’s no doubt about the fact that this cat is a perfect gentleman for bringing his mom flowers, but we’re left with the question of where he gets the flowers from? Are they from his own garden? Or has he destroyed a neighbor’s flowerbed?
Mi gata me trae flores a donde estoy 💞 pic.twitter.com/Gqs6sg0meV
— Victoria Pellegrini (@vic_pelle) September 18, 2019
18. Error 404: please reboot cat.exe
We honestly think that some cats do stuff like that just to see if you are paying attention to them. Tongue bleps are always adorable, and we wouldn’t be able to resist touching it! Fun fact: cats have a third eyelid, and that’s actually what we can see in the picture!
mi gata duerme con la lengua fuera y los ojos en blanco
la primera vez que la vimos pensabamos que estaba muerta???? pues sí pic.twitter.com/mMpr9Rduxy
— vicenta (@kansaita_) September 19, 2019
19. “Give me your money, punk.”
This cat is sick and tired of her owners forgetting to buy her favorite treats- so she’s having to take matters into her own paws. “Now… What’s first on my shopping list?” Time to cancel all of your debit cards!
20. “Give me attention!”
Some cats are quite shy, while others love to hog all of the attention, and can’t stand it when they’re being ignored. “Purr-don me, there’s only one star in that home.” She just wants to be included.
Mi gata si hay gente en la casa se sienta entre nosotros con los brazos cruzados porque no soporta no ser el centro de atención pic.twitter.com/XYaXCKNOVp
— palo_gamer (@palogarello) September 18, 2019
21. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Step one for world domination for cats: Analyze your human, find it’s weakness. SHE KNOWS EVERYTHING.
no sé cómo sentirme al respecto, siempre me mira así desde las puertas pic.twitter.com/bdD4t5StjM
— zaib nair (@fisurite) September 18, 2019
22. The Shining twins reincarnated
Either these cats are long-lost identical twins, or the ginger cat is actually just a (slightly dusty) mirror image of the white cat. Even though they’re two different colors, they must be related in some way! Their eyes are identical.
Tienden a ponerse en posturas simétricas constantemente.
Tengo la teoría de que son la reencarnación de las niñas de The Shining. pic.twitter.com/NDLlRYQVCm
— Vicky🔥Spooky (@vickyspooky) September 19, 2019
23. Cat napping
If a cat sleeps like this, then it means that they feel safe and secure. We love how the tail is tucked in between the legs, and those little curled back paws. And how cute is that little black nose?!
24. He figured out how to turn on the shower
Purely for attention purposes, cats love to cause as much chaos and destruction as possible. This sneaky little guy knows that if he turns on the shower, his humans have to stop whatever they’re doing and pay him their full attention. Mission: success.
el mío cuando la puerta del baño queda abierta ABRE LA DUCHA pic.twitter.com/002M6lkP10
— lucía (@luchiisant) September 19, 2019
25. Part cat, part human
This cat is simply adapting to her new tribe- and though they might not always act like it, cats love nothing more than being treated like the pampered babies that they are. Though if your cat is anything like ours, then your head is a lot more likely to be used as the cat’s pillow.
26. What a pretty ornament
Cats love to knock things off high places, and maybe the reason why cats love to break ornaments so badly is that they’re jealous of them. Maybe they think they’ll make a much prettier decoration. We bet this shelf was full before the cat moved in.
Al mio le gusta jugar a q es un adorno pic.twitter.com/6WPMa6GoFX
— Santiago. (@MartinezPichel) September 18, 2019
27. Our hearts
While the bunny plushie looks faintly alarmed, there’s no denying that this is an adorable photo. When they’re not acting crazy and plotting to kill you, cats can actually be super cute. They really are just big babies.
el mio duerme abrazando a su conejito pic.twitter.com/pU0lEUU0gE
— ʟʏʀᴀ ☹ (@cigarettelilac) September 18, 2019
28. Toilet trained cat
What could be better than a toilet-trained cat? You’ll no longer have to buy expensive cat litter and spend your days cleaning out the litter tray. How do we train our cat to do this?
29. Bidet trained cat
From toilet trained to bidet trained, these cats are the envy of cat owners all over the world. And this cat proves that he’s not stupid! He knows the other one has water in it, and he can’t figure out how to pee there without getting wet. So bidet it is.
30. “Shh, go back to sleep.”
Alarms are only great for getting your humans to fill your food bowl. But then they have to leave for work, and it can get pretty quiet and lonely in the house. Luckily, this cat has a way of solving that problem. We wonder what this person’s boss thinks of her lateness excuses? “Sorry, my cat turned off my alarm this morning.”
Se enoja mucho con el sonido de la alarma 7 a.m. va antes que nosotros y la muerde hasta apagarla. Literal que con ningún ruido del celu hace lo mismo. Pasa que sabe que cuando suena la alarma tenemos que irnos todos y se queda solo🤣 pic.twitter.com/TxetP1ohSr
— valentina (@ValeCiaffoni) September 18, 2019
31. A furry guardian
Cats love to think that they’re the boss, and secretly, they entertain the idea that they’re already the one in charge. Or maybe he just thinks of himself as a furry guardian angel? Who knows.
Cada vez que me voy a dormir, él se queda mirándome desde arriba. Todas las noches ¿?? pic.twitter.com/L0zW0UomBW
— civi (@valxciv) September 18, 2019
32. Another tactical cat
Your cat’s new little trick is all fun and games until you wake up at three in the morning to hear water running. Cats honestly have a way of getting you to do whatever they want. The cat has actually figured out this really interesting psychology. If direct begging doesn’t work, try something indirect.
Mortimer cuando tiene hambre y nadie le sirve comida nueva (a veces tiene lleno dl plato y quiere que le sirvan otra vez) ABRE LA CANILLA pq sabe que si o si te tenes que levantar a cerrarla y de paso le das comida. Siempre a la madrugada… pic.twitter.com/XmfXrF8TF5
— Harta (@Melimolina257) September 18, 2019
33. Name a better napping spot
The kitchen sink is as good as a box (which we all know cats love), and as an added bonus, it’s nice and cool in there! Cats feel the heat even more than us humans due to their thick fur, so the sink is a perfect place to cool off. Just don’t forget he’s in there when it’s time to do the dishes!
duerme en la pileta de la cocina ???? pic.twitter.com/Y8OqhIIuU4
— bau chikito (@amortranza) September 18, 2019
34. Mail cat
This good kitty is the perfect servant cat, meaning that you don’t have to move a muscle when you hear the post come through the letterbox. As a bonus, she also tears up bills for you. “Here, hooman, this one’s for you.”
mi gata te trae las cartas pic.twitter.com/BV47tApZk8
— niñita (@slytherinheir96) September 19, 2019
35. Time to get new windows
When your cat first learned how to open the windows, it was a pretty cute new quirk. But now we’re slap-bang in the middle of winter, the cute quirk has got old fast. This person needs to put some locks on their windows!
La mía abre la ventana y deja todo abierto terrible frío me hizo pasar pic.twitter.com/gXBsvpluAo
— Ramiro Joaquin (@RamiroAlmeida98) September 18, 2019
36. He’s always watching
“If my eyes would grow any larger, they would. Pity me, pity me, please pity me.” With that sweet face, how can you say no?!
Mi gato intenta robarme todo lo que como así que lo dejo fuera de la cocina y me mira desde fuera mientras como todo el rato así: pic.twitter.com/4Oh4iXaK6m
— Clara Duarte 🌻 (@Watoreon) September 19, 2019
37. You get used to it
As cat owners, we can confirm that this is all pretty standard cat behavior. You could actually say that nothing is considered ‘normal’ with cats. You just got to go with the flow.
38. Making a health check
Cats love to be in your business all the time- and while using the litter tray is a pretty private moment for them, for some reason, they just have to check up on you when you’re on the loo. In our house, we never get to pee alone. We guess they think we will be lonely.
Me hace de psicóloga cuando cago pic.twitter.com/dcwKn128EJ
— nefausto (@BrunoBracamont1) September 18, 2019
39. Vegan cat
Everyone knows that lentils are a staple of a vegan diet, so maybe this cat has decided that he’s going to switch up his whole lifestyle for 2021. “High in protein AND low in fat?? What could be better?”
come lentejas (por favor escuchar las reflexiones de mi hermano de fondo (?!) pic.twitter.com/ZA0ELDsY92
— G i u liana 💚 (@giulyromero) September 18, 2019
40. A love bite
This cat has just revealed herself as a vampire, and you’re her companion for life now. Cats actually bite out of affection (largely depending on the context of the situation), but sometimes they just can’t help taking things a little too far.
41. A turned over litter box?!? Oh HAELL no
This cat loves to look at himself in the mirror and admire how pretty he is. He just can’t understand why someone so beautiful isn’t getting attention 24/7. What else does he need to do?
Hagamos un thread de cosas ????? que hacen nuestros gatos:
Mí gato se mira en el espejo y si nadie le presta atención se pone a tirar cosas pic.twitter.com/mXdvJBf1Kc
— sub-tero (@subteroo) September 18, 2019
Climbing the walls is one of those annoying, creepy, and just outright weird things that you hope your cat will grow out of doing by the time they reach adulthood. Not only do their claws strip the paint off your door frames, but have you ever seen a cat halfway up the walls at 3 am? It’s pretty terrifying.
43. “Pay attention to me!”
Cats might act like they don’t care about us humans, but in reality, they need lots of attention and human interaction. Some cats aren’t the best at showing what they want, while for others, it’s pretty obvious. Someone go play with him!
el mío araña el espejo si no le dan bola pic.twitter.com/xM2yui7ouU
— titu (@thegoldenside) September 18, 2019
44. Drama queen
We think we’ve found the biggest drama queen of the bunch. What’s more, this cat’s head serves as a perfect prism. Is that the dark side of the moon sign going in one side of his head and out the other?
45. The enemy is within
If a cat doesn’t have another cat to fight with, then they’re going to have to be their own worst enemy. This cat can keep himself entertained for hours as he goes after that evil tail. Why does it keep following him everywhere??
Mí gato se patea la cara y se persigue la cola pic.twitter.com/nhcAUUqIcO
— Bren Casas 💚 (@BreenCasas) September 18, 2019
46. “Left suit on floor. Woke up to this.”
What is it with cats and their love for tight spaces? It’s like they get some kind of kick out of feeling claustrophobic. “Let’s skip the details about how this happened, just get me out of here!”
47. “Some cats bring their humans birds and mice…Oliver brings me teabags.”
This isn’t the worst trait in the world. In fact, if you teach your cat how to bring you unused ones, it could actually come in handy. Aside from a slight tendency for the residual tea to stain, this is a VAST improvement over dead mice.
48. “We actually had to help him down.. Idiot.”
Maybe this cat was trying to teach his owner’s a new yoga movement? But he didn’t realize just how high he was until he happened to look down. Gravity is real.
49. “This is how my friend found the cat in the bathroom.”
A better title for this hilarious snap would be, “How to dry your cat.” This cat looks like he doesn’t want to talk about the hows and the whens. Just get him down, and stop with the pictures!
50. “This is my friend’s cat eating dinner.”
Have you ever seen such a flat-looking cat before? Fun fact: this cat probably has a motor issue called Cerebellar Hyperplasia. He can still get on with his kitty life, he just looks a bit different.