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21 Photos That Show Why the Internet Is So Obsessed With Cats

Dog may be man's best friend, but cat is the internet's.

America loves its cats. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are more felines in U.S. households than any other type of pet—to the tune of 74 million! But such widespread love isn't limited to our IRL world. It's all over the internet, too.

That's why Lolcats is a cemented cultural touchstone, why Grumpy Cat (or, rather, her owner) is a millionaire, and why you can't open Twitter or Reddit without seeing some sort of cat meme. Sure, dog may be man's best friend. But cat is the internet's—and here's the photographic evidence to prove it.

This finicky feline.

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If you want your cat to appreciate the expensive piece of cat furniture you got him, you probably shouldn't have left that box there—or really any container he could pour himself into, for that matter.

This grumpy guy.

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And you thought you were grumpy when you didn't get an adequate amount of sleep.

This tiny chef.

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"What do you mean you're taking me-owt to dinner? I've already got cat-cio e pepe on the stove," is pretty clearly what adorable Charlie is thinking here.

This soft-shelled fellow.

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Sure, you can get your cat a cute teddy bear-print bed, but you're kidding yourself if you think he'll use it for sleeping purposes.

These liquid-looking siblings.

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Even the world's most brilliant physicists couldn't get to the bottom of how these cats melted.

This sleepy little squish.

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Freyja here may have forgotten her sleep mask, but like any resourceful woman, she knows how to improvise.

This egg carton cat.

cat in egg carton adorable cat photos

We hate to disappoint this cute little kitty, but we're pretty sure that's not how you get them to hatch.

This cool dude.

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Your cat might knock anything off your table as soon as you set it down. But he won't swat those glasses off  his face… not when they look this good.

This slow-cooker specimen.

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Blaze here knows that when you want your meal to be fluffy and sleepy, you've got to cook it slow and low.

This breakout star.

cat biting through box adorable cat photos

"Uh, honey? Can you get me the number for Amazon customer service? Time is of the essence here."

This can with a strange choice of hat.

cat with box on head adorable cat photos

No box is too small for this proud subscriber to the "If it fits, I sits" philosophy.

This "sock."

cat in sock adorable cat photos

Yuki here is so cute that we're sure your kids wouldn't even be that sad to find out their Christmas stockings had been replaced with an old gym sock nailed to the wall.

This fluffy guy in a hoodie.

cat in hoodie adorable cat photos

To anyone who claims that cats are universally aloof and unaffectionate, may we please present this tiny stowaway.

This Christmas helper.

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You've heard of the Elf on the Shelf. Now, may we present to you the Purr in the Fir.

This handful.

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Our obsession with this adorable Lykoi kitten is getting out of hand.

This relaxed dude under his house.

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What is it they say in Vegas? The house always wins?

These lovers and fighters.

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These furry Maine coon cats can't make up their mind about whether they want to duke it out or snuggle up—so they just decided to do both.

This failure of a chameleon.

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This ginger cutie has never won a game of hide-and-seek in his life. And that's why we love him.

This tangled mess.

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A reminder: If you didn't want your cat to sit on it, you shouldn't have bought it in the first place. And yes, that even applies to blinds.

These cuddle bugs.

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These sweet siblings are just a week old—and that whole sibling rivalry thing clearly hasn't quite kicked in yet.

This beast.

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What's better than a super-fuzzy cat? Oh, that's right: One big enough to put a saddle on. And for more aww-worthy animals, check out these 21 Adorable Photos of Puppies Vanquishing Very Evil Foes.

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Sarah Crow
Sarah Crow is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, where she focuses on celebrity news and health coverage. Read more
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