100 Funniest Cat Memes Ever

Love cats? We've got a meme for that.

100 Funniest Cat Memes Ever

Love cats? We've got a meme for that.

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Cats have been stealing the show on the internet almost since its inception, with pictures of cats being shared on Usenet long before most people even had access to dial-up. However, just over a decade ago, cats went from a thing to the thing online, thanks to YouTube and I Can Haz Cheezburger.

Ever since, people have been making and sharing cat memes, making their favorite felines famous in a wide array of hilarious memes that never fail to crack us up. For your convenience, we’ve rounded up the wildest, most viral, most laugh-out-loud funny cat memes, each weirder and more wonderful than the last. And for more hilarious viral content, check out the 30 Funniest Celebrity Memes.

Flat earth cat meme

1
Shelves, the Earth, Wherever

You can bring up this point the next time you get into an argument with a flat earther on Facebook. And there’s a reason why cats do this. It turns out that knocking over stationary objects is hunting practice for cats, so buy your cat some more toys if it keeps breaking all your stuff. And if you want to get someone special in your life something they’ll actually appreciate, try one of these 30 Unique Father’s Day Gifts for the Dad Who Has Everything on for size.

Eating plastic cat meme

2
Cat Like Snacc

Sometimes grocery bags smell like the food that was inside of them, plus they make a noise when they move around that cats think is fun, so it’s no wonder an old bag is a favorite snack for cats. And if you want to know more about your cat’s strange behavior, check out these 30 Surprising Ways Your Cat Communicates With You.

ancient cat meme

3
Randomly Attacking Arms Since 10,000 B.C.

It’s thought that humans began domesticating and living with cats 12,000 years ago, so it’s entirely possible that this joke is actually true.

Snoozing cat meme

4
Just a Little Cat Nap

On average, cats sleep around 15 hours every day to provide energy for their predatory behavior, so this meme is equal parts hilarious and accurate. And if you’re having a hard time waking up, discover these 15 Ways to Bounce Back From a Poor Night’s Sleep.

Bees cat meme

5
Not the Bees!

Despite what this popular meme says, cats actually purr by vibrating the muscles in their voice boxes. Purring seems continuous because these muscles vibrate during both inhalation and exhalation.

Insurance money cat meme

6
Just a Little Light Insurance Fraud

In Russia, where nearly a million people have dash cams, this cat would have a pretty hard time getting that sweet, sweet payout.

Egyptian cat meme

7
So Easily Fooled

The cat-human hybrid in this meme is Bast, the ancient Egyptian goddess of warfare. We know she was also sometimes depicted as the embodiment of the Eye of Ra, but we don’t know her feelings on cardboard boxes. And for more fun facts, check out these 30 Crazy Facts That Will Change Your View of History.

Hacker cat meme

8
She’s Accessed the Mainframe

Cats use their whiskers to determine if they can fit through narrow spaces. Unfortunately, their whiskers don’t tell them this isn’t how to turn off automatic Windows updates.

Googly eyed cat meme

9
One Way to Maintain Eye Contact

Cats show affection by making eye contact, but this probably doesn’t work the same way.

Pickup line cat meme

10
What’s Your Sign

It’s a funny picture, but cats appreciate small toys they can bat around more than stuffed animals that will inevitably break their hearts.

Hovercat cat meme

11
Cat on a Hot Sun Roof

That sun roof might be hot — but not too hot. Because cats use their paws to detect texture and pressure while hunting, they are also incredibly sensitive to temperature.

Grandma's house cat meme

12
Too Many Treats

It would take more than a few days at grandma’s house for a cat to become record-breakingly fat. The heaviest domestic cat on record was an Australian cat named Himmy that weighed 46.8 pounds at the time of his death in 1986.

Weird kitty cat meme

13
Beware of Guard Cat

Although dogs are the more traditional choice of guard animal for homes, Binky, a cat in Indianapolis, managed to ward off a would-be burglar, so it’s not entirely impossible.

scaredy cat meme

14
Scaredy Cat

Cats are notoriously jumpy. Some things they seem to be scared of for no real reason include cucumbers, balloons, and their own reflections.

Hold me back cat meme

15
Hold Me Back, Mittens

Stopping a fight isn’t the only social situation a cat is good for. A study published in Anthrozoös found that 76 percent of their female subjects used whether or not their pet liked their date in their evaluation of them.

Aliens cat meme

16
Conspiracies Abound

This kitten’s making jokes about aliens, but there is an actual conspiracy theory out there that cats are the aliens.

Most interesting cat meme

17
The World’s Most Interesting Cat

If a cat starts biting you after being affectionate, it might be playing with you, or else it’s letting you know that it’s overstimulated. It might also just be a jerk. And for more indications your pet’s upset, discover these 20 Signs Your Pet Hates You.

Trusting cat meme

18
A Trusted Companion

When a cat looks at you and blinks softly, it’s called a kitty kiss.

Shelves cat meme

19
Cats Hate Stuff

It can’t be stressed enough in the world of cat memes that cats loathe having stuff on shelves.

Smoking cat meme

20
Running With the Wrong Crowd

A cat doesn’t have to smoke for cigarettes to negatively affect their health. Living with a smoker can double a cat’s risk of getting cancer.

Mechanic cat meme

21
He Specializes in Meowzdas

You can’t train a cat to fix a car, unfortunately, but you can train a cat to use a toilet, which is more useful on a day-to-day basis.

Fishing cat meme

22
Teach a Cat to Fish

If your cat likes to fish, keep your aquatic pets safe by putting a roof on your aquarium, and a couple of pieces of masking tape sticky side up to keep your cat away.

Toy cat meme

23
All the World’s a Toy

Cats will play with anything, so buying them toys isn’t really a necessity, but if you do buy them toys, make sure to remove any ribbons or feathers that could come off for your cat to eat, because cats love eating things they shouldn’t eat almost as much as they love ignoring actual cat toys.

Driving cat meme

24
Making an Emergency Exit

In 1989, Saturday Night Live debuted a character named Toonces the Driving Cat that got its own half-hour special three years later. This cat is a markedly better driver than Toonces, who would inevitably drive off a cliff every time he got behind the wheel.

Bamboozled cat meme

25
No Bamboozle

“Bamboozle” became a popular word in the vernacular of the internet starting in late 2016.

Inbred cat meme

26
Runs in the Family

In actuality, cat breeders have used inbreeding to promote and distinguish features that are breed-specific, which is significantly less fun than sticking a piece of bread on a cat’s head.

Other room cat meme

27
This Cat Gets the Last Word

You wouldn’t want to try to sneak a whisper past a cat. Their hearing is so sensitive that they can actually hear electrical current.

Empty box cat meme

28
Caught in the Act

It’s possible these packing pellets can be composted. Some polystyrene is made of corn starch and dissolves in water. Unfortunately, these are on a cat, so getting them wet to find out is probably not a good idea.

Pocketless cat meme

29
No Pants Either

If this cat’s having a hard time now, imagine when it figures out it’s also not even wearing a shirt.

Yarn cat meme

30
Careful What You Wish For

Don’t actually let a cat play with yarn or string. Swallowing it can cause life-threatening internal injuries. And for more hilarious animal entertainment, check out the 40 Funniest Joke About Animals.

Medusa cat meme

31
At Least He Looks Cool

In Greek mythology, Medusa was a female monster with snakes for hair who was so terrifying to look at that gazing at her would turn a person—or cat, in this case—into stone.

Real estate cat meme

32
Prime Warmth Real Estate

A keyboard is warm and close to a cat’s owner, making it an ideal resting place for a cat. Not to mention it’s incredibly inconvenient. Cats seem to like that too.

Schrodinger cat meme

33
The Answer to the Riddle

Schrodinger’s cat is a thought experiment about, to put it simply, whether or not a cat inside a box is alive or dead. It was created in 1935 by an Austrian physicist named Erwin Schrodinger.

Spiders cat meme

34
An Exterminator That Works for Food

Cats might destroy all your stuff and leave dead birds on your porch, but they will also kill spiders and bugs for you, which kind of makes up for it.

Weird cat meme

35
One Weird Cat

This “weird cat” is actually a beluga whale, which lives in Arctic and sub-Arctic waters and can weigh up to 3,500 pounds.

Box cat meme

36
The Temptation Is Real

In addition to hating things on shelves, how much cat love boxes is another common theme in cat memes.

Napping cat meme

37
A Big Cat Nap

Cats sleep, on average, 15 hours a day, although some cats spend a staggering 20 hours each day asleep.

One-eyed cat meme

38
Here’s Looking at You

Believe it or not, this isn’t the only option that exists for cats that lose an eye. Prosthetic eyes for cats are a real and popular option for people with the money to spare.

Empty bowl cat meme

39
A Picky Eater

If your cat doesn’t eat the food around the sides of the bowl, the bowl might be too narrow. A narrow bowl can cause whisker stress for your cat, which causes discomfort. And for more insight into your favorite animals, discover these 40 Amazing Animal Facts.

Drake cat meme

40
One Happy Cat

If a cat twines around your legs while you’re walking around, it’s trying to show you that it cares about you, not that it wants to kill you by making you fall down a flight of stairs.

Beloved cat meme

41
Rewarded for a Job Well Done

This is the true story of a cat named Browser in White Settlement, Texas.

Egg cat meme

42
Breakfast of Champions

This egg would have to come from one big bird. Even an ostrich egg only weighs about three pounds on average.

Xbox cat meme

43
A Cat for a Little Brother

This is the kind of cat who would probably tell if you got into the catnip.

Snacc cat meme

44
Cat Love Snacc

Spelling words this way is a popular form of meme speak, especially when it comes to talking about dogs.

Hood cat meme

45
Everything’s Bigger in Texas

There is actually a Cowboy Cat Ranch in Texas, but the cats don’t wear hats. It’s a rescue home that does feline research.

Dogs and cats meme

46
Dog People vs. Cat People

In the never-ending battle between cat people and dog people, you can’t deny that dogs are certainly more cheerful than cats.

sharkie cat meme

47
Fight of the Century

“Who Would Win” is a popular meme format that pits unlikely foes against each other, like a trillion lions vs. the sun or a stick vs. 1,000 Marines.

Diet cat meme

48
If I Fits, I Sits

Cats actually enjoy sitting in boxes so much because it lowers their stress levels.

Need a raise cat meme

49
Business Cat IRL

This picture is the image that the popular Business Cat image macro meme comes from. It began growing in popularity in 2011.

Lounging cat meme

50
Cats Count as Friends

And owning a cat can be just as beneficial for your health. It lowers stress and increases longevity, just like having human friends does.

Going out cat meme

51
Just Needs a Little Fresh Air

Seriously folks, cats will steal your cigarettes. It’s time to stop smoking.

Surprised cat meme

52
Quite a Surprise

You might be as surprised as this cat to learn that this is just one of many images of cats being interviewed that have been turned into memes.

Selfie cat meme

53
Looking Good, Whiskers

Rich people have been blowing money on their pets for a long time. Wealthy people have been commissioning expensive paintings of their pets and horses for hundreds of years.

December cat meme

54
Feeling Holiday Stress

It’s no wonder this cat’s not feeling better. The holiday season is one of the most stressful times of the year.

Bread cat meme

55
Loafing Around

Considering how much cats love confined spaces and warm things, being sandwiched between two warm, body-sized loaves of bread is probably heaven on earth for this cat.

High five cat meme

56
Nice One, Bro

Women are more receptive to dating a pet owner, so maybe the human should be thanking the cat.

Conflicted cat meme

57
The Eternal Cat Dilemma

Think twice before you let your cat out. Once a cat becomes an outdoor cat, it kind of ceases to be yours, and will use multiple humans to get its needs met instead.

Airplane cat meme

58
Ready for Takeoff

This box is definitely not airworthy, but making cat condos and costumes from boxes is a great way to help your cat manage its stress.

Plastic cat meme

59
A Perfect Fit

Just because a cat can fit into a tight space doesn’t mean a cat should fit into a tight space.

Handsome cat meme

60
A Healthy Self-Image

Domestic cats aren’t the only animals that react strangely to their reflection. Big wild cats exhibit the same behavior.

Depressed cat meme

61
Get Well Soon

Cats try to be close to the people they care most about, so this one is probably just trying to make its owner feel better.

Conscious cat meme

62
Inside and Out at the Same Time

This is a feline take on the popular Expanding Brain meme, which first started gaining traction in 2017.

Watermelon cat meme

63
Just a Little Snack

It’s a funny picture, but if you feed your cat watermelon, be sure to remove the seeds first, as they can be dangerous to your feline friends.

Poseidon cat meme

64
One Wet Cat

In Greek mythology, Poseidon didn’t actually have any pets, although he did create horses. However, technically, if there were a cat that lived underwater, that would have fallen under his dominion too.

Sad cat meme

65
He Just Wants to Be Understood

Cats have several ways of communicating with humans vocally, including meows, chirps, and trills, but each cat is different, so you’ll have to take time to get to know what yours is trying to tell you.

Ouija cat meme

66
No Escaping Those Meows

In ancient Egypt, people had their pets mummified so they could take them into the afterlife, where they could meow at them for food at 2:00 in the morning just like when they were alive.

New legs cat meme

67
More Like Mewtenant Dan

There was a real missed opportunity for a “meow” pun when this meme was made.

Studying cat meme

68
The Worst Study Buddy

It’s unfortunate that so many of the things cats do to show their affection for their owners are so incredibly annoying.

Dream cat meme

69
It Was All a Dream

Cats should never be given alcohol. It affects them the same as humans, but they only weigh eight pounds, so it’s dangerous even in small quantities.

Contract cat meme

70
Sign on the Dotted Line

Adopting a cat may seem like signing away your freedom to an animal who will disturb you at any given opportunity, but enjoy it while it lasts. The average lifespan of a cat is only 15 years. If you’re ready for a pet of your own, discover these 15 Amazing Benefits of Adopting a Pet!

Camo cat meme

71
Trying to Blend In

It makes sense that these two get along. Golden retrievers are one of the most cat-friendly breeds of dogs around.

Abstaining cat meme

72
That’s a Good Kitty

More than half the cats in the United States are overweight, which means there are quite a few cats out there that need to shed a few pounds.

Cat tree cat meme

73
Double the Allergens

It’s estimated that 10 percent of people are allergic to indoor cats and tree pollen is another common allergen, making this cat tree a very itchy nightmare for a good percentage of the population.

God cat meme

74
It Has Been Foretold

It’s probably not God. It’s estimated that more than 50 million feral cats are roaming around the United States.

Cat traps cat meme

75
Works Every Time

Maybe putting a box outside would be a good way to get your cat to come home if it’s run away. At the very least, you’ll probably get some kind of cat in it.

Monorail cat meme

76
Everyone Loves a Monorail

The world’s longest and busiest monorail system is in Chongquing, China. Sadly, it is not made of cats.

Charging cat meme

77
In Need of a Little Recharge

Cats eyes actually glow because of a layer of cells called tapetum lucidum, which are highly reflective and help them see better in dim light.

Yurt cat meme

78
Living the Good Life

This cat seems spoiled, but fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette, has a six-person entourage and drinks a bespoke blend of mineral waters.

Outdoor cat meme

79
The Great Outdoors

This cat might want to live outside, but outdoor cats are responsible for killing upwards of a billion birds every year in the United States.

Lap cat meme

80
Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

If your clothes are especially covered in hair, you can throw them in the dryer with a dryer sheet for 10 minutes to clean them up.

Ritual cat meme

81
Time to Take Over the World

Once a cat gets used to its reflection, it often ignores it or at least isn’t frightened by it anymore.

Queen cat meme

82
Meowrie Catoinette

Not all cats hate baths. Bengals, for example, are a breed noted for actually liking water. And for more things you might not know about your cat, discover these 15 Secrets Your Veterinarian Won’t Tell You.

Catnip cat meme

83
He Found the Good Stuff

The reaction cats have to catnip is caused by a volatile oil in the plant, which the cat’s brain perceives as a cat pheromone.

Treadmill cat meme

84
A Step in the Right Direction

In reality, this cat is probably only on the treadmill because its owner wants to use it.

Act normal cat meme

85
Nothing to See Here

Taking your pet out for a walk is a great way to find prospective dates, since both men and women are more likely to talk to people who have animals with them.

Hang in there cat meme

86
Hang in There

The first poster of a cat hanging in there was designed by photographer Victor Baldwin and released in 1971. It said, “hang in there, baby” and featured a Siamese kitten hanging from a bamboo pole.

Dog cat meme

87
Good Boy, Whiskers

Many cats can be taught tricks commonly associated with dogs, like fetch, sit, and shake. Using a clicker makes the task much easier.

Lazy cat meme

88
Just Thinking About What to Do Next

Because of the amount of energy cats expend roaming around the house like predators, they need a lot of rest and sleep to stay in peak shape.

No petting cat meme

89
A Real Cool Cat

Before you pet a cat you’re meeting for the first time, it’s a good idea to check with the owner, just to make sure you’re not going to lose a pound of flesh, because not all cats wear sunglasses to clue you in that you should leave them alone.

Affirmation cat meme

90
Doing Daily Affirmations

Although this cat is on the right track, you have better luck asking yourself questions than making statements if you want to improve or do well at something. So “am I a smart cat” would be the more useful thing to ask here.

Raccoon cat meme

91
Not Your Typical Cat Burglar

Raccoons and cats are two animals that actually get along surprisingly well, so don’t be surprised if you see them being friendly towards each other.

Biggie cat meme

92
The Notorious C.A.T.

When it comes to cat names, most people aren’t so creative. The most popular names for male and female cats in 2017 were Oliver and Luna, respectively.

Super cat meme

93
It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s a Cat.

The average cat can jump up to five feet without a running start, so it’s very possible for a cat to just disappear like this. If you think that’s impressive, wait until you see these 15 Animals With Impressive Titles.

Favor cat meme

94
Just a Little Favor

Unfortunately, when a cat wants something, they are more likely to meow and paw at your door until you wake up, since they’re nocturnal animals and have no concept of human boundaries.

Naming strays cat meme

95
Finders Keepers

Feral cats like this are such a huge problem in Hawaii that they are considered an invasive species.

Plotting cat meme

96
Plotting Revenge for Eating Its Food

Cats have three facial expressions — fear, frustration, and relaxed engagement. Notably, two-thirds of these emotions are negative, which helps explain why this cat looks so unfriendly.

Mailman cat meme

97
Neither Rain Nor Snow Can Stop Him

Dogs aren’t the only animals postal workers have to contend with. Cats have also been known to attack letter carriers, with video of one battle between a cat and a postal worker going viral a few years ago.

Abercrombie cat meme

98
A Model Cat and a Cat Model

Considering how much cats enjoy boxes and bags, it was only a matter of time before this happened.

Evolution cat meme

99
The Internet Got Weird

The culture of the internet has changed a lot of the past 10 years. If something seems like it doesn’t make sense, don’t worry. It probably doesn’t, and that’s the joke.

Grumpy cat meme

100
OG Cat Meme

Undoubtedly the most famous cat meme of all, it’s estimated that Grumpy Cat has made its owner a cool $120 million. And if you’re still not sure who wins in the battle of cats vs. dogs, check out these 20 Ways Cats Are Better Than Dogs.

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