Kitty Catastrophes: 35+ Adorable Malfunctions That Prove Cats Are Comedy Gold

By Pavneet L February 16, 2024

This article was originally published on funcatz

Raising a furball can be a real rollercoaster, but let’s face itthe moments that make you scratch your head in worry are the same ones that have you rolling on the floor with laughter! Living with a cat is like having a sophisticated grandma around the house, but oh boy, when they get caught in a goofy situation, it’s pure gold!

From epic high-altitude rescues to their over-the-top dramatic flair, every feline antic is a source of joy. We combed the internet to dig up some of the funniest snapshots shared by fellow cat parents. Get ready for a laughter-induced dopamine and oxytocin overloadbecause these pics aren’t just hilarious, they’re also heart-meltingly adorable. If you’ve ever questioned your cat’s quirks, fear notyou’re not alone in the cat comedy club!

1. Nothing like a cozy corner 

Of all places in the house, this cat chose to snuggle in an uncomfortable corner, much to the owner’s dislike. Maybe it was too tired from the affection being showered on it 24/7! It also raised the age-old question: what is it with cats and corners?

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Did you know that cats are crepuscular? This means that cats are the most active during twilight. They may spend the majority of their time hunting or patrolling their territory at this time. Looks like this little guy is saving up its energy for all the fun it plans to have at night! 

2. Caught in the act! 

This naughty cat made no effort to hide its absolute terror at being caught in this situation. In a failed attempt at surprising the owner, this cat shocked the onlookers, even itself. It’s a good thing cats don’t plan surprise parties!

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Cats are supposed to be acrobatic with their flexible bodies, but this one’s the exception! Fingers crossed, no harm came to the shelf or the cat during its stuck-in-there adventure. Hope it pulled off a purrfect escape without any major drama.

3. Looks like someone hates being put down! 

This cat looks like a child trying to scare the other kids when they refuse to believe his ghost story—or summoning supernatural powers in an ancient ritual. We’re curious and dreadful simultaneously—what happens if you say its name three times?

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Or it simply may be a matter of not getting enough attention. The lifted paws and excited tails could indicate that it is playtime and time to raise the roof! It also, however, means your cat is feeling threatened. Don’t intimidate it that much!

4. This is why every cat deserves a cat tree! 

This viral pic did wonders for cat tree awareness! This pudgy feline was caught snuggling up to the tree after a hard day chasing rats. We worry it’s bummed about either not spotting any or having to call it quits too soon. Poor kitty wants its fair share of rodent action!

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Seriously though: if you haven’t already, get your cat a cat tree and watch them never leave it again! Cats like exercising and playing on their cat trees. Tired of finding your cat curled up in every corner of the house? Your cat will love sleeping in here.

5. Inverted hypnosis 

This cat found a fun way to get attention. Why ask for affection in any other way when you can do it upside down on a banister? This cat curled itself on the edge of the newel post and only seemed too content with the upside-down worldview.

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Maybe it’s the gleaming white paint, but cats don’t like flashy colors. Bright hues can be a bit much for their feline senses, so opting for soothing shades is a safe bet. When it comes to colors, blue is the cat-approved winner!

6. “Tastes like..fingers!”

An adorable cat was caught on camera licking the owner’s fingers, and we’re suspecting it’s because they taste delicious! Cats have a highly muted sense of taste and can’t even taste sweets. So, at the very least, this cat did taste something interesting!

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Cats also lick their owners when they’re trying to groom them. If your cat has been licking you lately, congratulations! It has officially adopted you as a member of their family group and is trying to teach you more about hygiene.

7. I spy! 

In a hilarious attempt to hide from its seeker, this cat took to hiding in the yard under cover. It was probably beaming with pride at having outwitted its owner to realize it was visible. Well, we hope the seeker did pretend to look for it for some time!

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Cats love playing hide & seek, especially since it kicks off their natural hunter instincts. They love to be the stealthy seeker as much as hiding! You can also entertain your cats by hiding their treats and toys for them to sniff out. 

8. An intense fight 

Caught in action: a catfight with a decisive winner. A Turkish Van cat emerges victorious in a one-on-one tussle against a robust orange tabby. The showdown looked intense, maybe a turf war or a classic clash of feline personalities. The cat drama never disappoints!

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Cats are highly territorial animals and hate it when their territories overlap with other cats. If your cat is feeling particularly threatened, it may even attack you! It is best to look for any signs of stress or hormonal or environmental changes that may trigger your cat.

9. The angry young cat

In an attempt to look more intimidating, this cat stood on its hind legs in a somewhat aggressive stance. Spoiler alert: no one was scared! It did get us thinking, though, at what could’ve made the adorable sphynx cat so angry. 

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If it was about being roused from a deep sleep in the sun, we’re supporting the cause. There’s nothing like an outdoor nap, and, as a matter of fact, cats love sunbathing as much as we do! However, keep in mind that moderation is the key. 

10. Intruders are not appreciated! 

The first thing evident from this photo is that this cat is in no mood to budge. Settled in with a pile of clothes, this cat is stubborn! Although it’s a given that cats love confined spaces, this cat took it to another level.

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If your cat’s turning into a cave dweller, they might throw some feline shade your way! It could be anything from an alien environment to pure fright. Then again, maybe it’s just a sly move to grab your attention! Those cats sure know how to keep us guessing.

11. A dramatic goodbye 

Prepared for a tearful goodbye, this cat bid farewell to its owner for a journey under the table. Was this a way to get attention or emotional blackmail? We’re sure the cat got what it wanted at the end of the deal. Especially after the cute peeping! 

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Cats are sly little beings, and they’ve got this attention-grabbing game down pat. Regular interaction is vital to keeping them content and steering clear of destructive stunts like furniture scratching, object-toppling, or boycotting the litter box. Give those feline buddies the attention they crave, or they might just unleash chaos!

12. My house, my rules

Done with unhygienic kids in the house, this cat took to being the boss and setting everyone straight. With a traditional power pose and paws on the scepter, it looked too determined to be reasoned with. The narrowed eyes seem to say, “No more cuddles until you clean your hands first!”

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Considering how much effort cats put into cleaning themselves every day, it only makes sense. They spend almost 50% of their waking time licking themselves! Watch out, though. Sometimes, cats lick themselves excessively when they’re too stressed. It is better not to add to the stress by disobeying the instructions.

13. The IKEA cat 

There’s no doubt that this cat loves the spotlight- and the piece of furniture she’s endorsing. This cat proves that lounging can be an art form if done right. Although, knowing how unpredictable cats are, it might’ve been marking this piece of furniture as a scratch pad! 

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It is completely natural if you’ve been wondering why your cat wants all the chairs and furniture to itself. This is for the same reason why cats are attracted to trees. They love big, solid things since it gives them a sense of security and comfort.

14. A clumsy yoga enthusiast 

Caught in an awkward position, this cat probably tried its best to hide behind the cat tree. The shock on its face is a realization that it wasn’t working. It’s a great attempt at pretending to look as relaxed as possible, though!

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Cats have this rad, flexible body deal that lets them roll around and express all sorts of moods. Thanks to its elastic spine, this cat mastered the art of cuteness through some severe body maneuvers. It’s like it’s got a built-in mood ring, but it’s way fluffier!

15. Time-out!

Being a pet parent means biting back the “too cute to punish” thoughts. But seeing a cute black cat in a time-out is the perfect example of how tough that can be! It’s a constant battle between discipline and those irresistible furry charms.

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Let’s hope it learned the lesson. Who’s to say it isn’t already plotting the next mischief or even revenge for being punished? If this cat has made friends with its own shadow, it will be occupied for the next few days! 

16. Avoiding water at all costs! 

Cats usually give water the cold shoulder, but this one didn’t throw a fit after getting wet. Nope, it went for a different vibe. Sporting the dog’s raincoat with zen-like patience, this cat looked all set for an unexpected rainy day adventure!

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The graceful paws set in front of the body and the demure look are a lady’s mannerisms. And an indication that this cat might be ready for one of its own. Now, we’re all curious about how the dog would’ve reacted!  

17. Cut the cat-itude

If you’ve been thinking about giving catnip to your cat- this photo is your sign. Not only will your cat love it, but it’ll also account for some hilarious moments. Although giving them catnip might not be a good idea on a daily basis, it is okay in moderation.

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Overindulging in catnip can lead to an upset tummy, along with symptoms like dizziness and vomiting. Owners often use catnip to train cats or get them used to an unfamiliar bed. This cat, however, looks like it’s having fun doing impressions of an annoyed owner! 

18. Classic cat blep, but make it funnier

This cat’s blep is a total riot, mainly because it’s giving off this annoyed aura! Chillin’ like middle-aged uncles after a big Thanksgiving spread, this furball’s staking its claim on the bed like a nap-time monarch. It’s the ruler of the post-dinner nap game and fully aware of its reign!

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This cat’s dug into the blanket and is planning a long stay. Typically, cats mark turf by, well, you know, but this one’s just playing mind games. A tiny bribe should break the spell and reclaim your cozy spot. Feline Negotiations 101!

19. Meow you doing?

This cat owns its den if there’s a snapshot for pure joy. Living its best life, lounging, stretching—this furball’s relaxation game is on point! And let’s be real, it’s likely as obsessed with that fantastic cat cave entrance as we are!

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Cat caves are one of the best investments for your cat. A sense of security and privacy is essential to cats. Your cat needs 12-16 hours of sleep daily, and a cat cave gives them the space for undisturbed sleep. 

20. The cat mentality 

We know about the sheep mentality, but what about ‘cat mentality’? This pic of three cats in the washroom raises eyebrows. Safe bet: cat leaders aren’t as cool. The jittery one in charge here seems like it’s hanging on by a thread, barely keeping it together as it leads the crew!

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We’d place our bets on the second cat, which effortlessly balances the flush tank and the washbasin. There’s no way that either of the other two started this chaos! One thing is sure- the owner must’ve done something right to ensure the cats love each other so much!

21. The wrath of the cat!   

This cat was still not content after viciously tearing a new roll of toilet paper to shreds. It also resorted to hurling bad cat names on its passive opponent. We could see that the cat was already excited for the next roll!

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Cats and their paper obsession—sometimes to the point of munching on it! As pet parents, that’s our cue to intervene. If this paper-eating saga starts going overboard, it’s a red flag that something might be up. It’s time to put a pause on the feline paper buffet! 

22. A couple of non-sharers

Although most of us love cats, this is one moment we’d probably never want to encounter. This ferocious little cat did get a few chuckles, but it only makes us wonder about the other cat on the receiving end of the anger!

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We bet it’s a territorial issue- two cats living in the same house tend to get into scuffles over anything! If you plan on adopting a sibling for your cat, make sure you get all the supplies. Cats hate sharing, from two litter boxes and feeding bowls to separate scratch posts!

23. Who’s there?

There’s nothing like a midday nap, especially when it’s a warm spot near the window. Snuggled up on the sofa, lying on its back, this cat was having the time of its life. That is, until someone interrupted and got us this hilarious photo! 

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It looks like it would’ve leaped right up instead of just shooting angry glances had it not been so comfortable. At least there’s no doubt about how safe the cat feels in this home! Cats only sleep in this position if they’re happy and sure there’s no danger in their surroundings.

24. Mildly awkward

One of the best parts about having a goofy cat is that they’ll always keep you on your toes. From placing boxes at a height to replacing scratch pads periodically, you can never be too careful! This cat was seen sporting a charming expression while toppled upside down. 

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This cat’s either attempting a climb or failed spectacularly at gripping—it’s a toss-up. But those wide eyes and the tiny cat blep scream zero embarrassment. It’s throwing a nonchalant vibe like, “Not my fault if you didn’t nail the nail-cutting job right!”

25. The Best Actor award 

If there’s something this cat has mastered, it’s the art of going overboard with the dramatics. Lying on the steps, with its mouth open and tongue out, there’s no way anyone could tell this cat is acting. Lucky for us, the owner was well-versed with these antics! 

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Animal behaviorists spill the tea that cats pull these moves to score some sympathy and cuddles. This one, though, seems cool, just chilling indoors. Outdoor vibes are too sunny, and afternoons are strictly reserved for serious nap action, not walks!

26. The nap took him 

We’ve all done the nap thing, but this cat’s so chill, it’s like the nap took him. In a pad with sofas and beds, the verdicts in nothing beats all this comfy gear! It’s living the nap dream, turning every spot into a relaxation haven. 

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It’s a clever decision, considering there’s no way to get your hands on the remote without rousing it from sleep. Who’d like to do that to an innocent cat in such a deep sleep? It looks like it’s dreaming up a new mischief! 

27. Trouble incoming! 

We’ve all had this moment with our cats—when they step in, you know they’ve caused trouble. Whether it’s a dirty litter box or scratched linens, every cat looks different as a newsbearer. When someone shared this photo online, we knew we had to include it.

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With a most notorious cat blep combined with sneaky eyes, we can’t gauge how goofy this cat has been! This is also a reminder. If your cat hasn’t been bothering you with its antics or being lethargic, it’s time to check if everything’s okay!  

28. Making repairs  

Nothing was unusual about that day until someone heard a cat meowing, “Hand me that screwdriver, will ya?” Caught outstretched on the floor, this cat was found meticulously inspecting the underside of the table for repairs. This was going to be expensive. 

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Looking at this picture, many people suggested that the cat could make an excellent bookmark. However, this position is cat yoga—it helps your cat relax their leg muscles and spine. If you hear your cat purring while in this position, it’s relaxation time!

29. Saturday night plans 

Everyone has that one friend who’s scared of cats—we’ve got a picture you’d love to share with yours! Although we wouldn’t recommend involving this little guy for a horror movie night. This is a scary way to flash a friendly smile!

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Cats probably know how scary they can be when they bare their teeth. They do it in situations where they feel threatened or to warn anyone they perceive as an enemy. Now you know- it’s not a big toothy smile but impending anger or annoyance. 

30. Under arrest

Caught red-pawed for the crime of extreme cuteness, this little cat’s becoming an internet heartthrob. The flipped chair and scratched fabrics serve as evidence. Ironically, the cat’s all in detective mode, with the telltale signs being the adorable blepping action. It’s a case of irresistible charm!  

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Then again, this cat’s purposefully pulling the cute card, scheming to win over its unsuspecting human. Yep, no joke. Cats catch on to what gets them treats, and this little trickster isn’t as innocent as those adorable eyes might suggest!

31. Almost there!

No one knows why a totally fine cat would run smack into a door like this. The pic’s a mix of laughs and head-scratching. The guesses range from ghosts to apparitions and the wild card—maybe it just felt like it! The feline mysteries keep us guessing.

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Your cat might not appreciate being the laughter target in such a situation! Prioritize their well-being: If they bonk their head, watch for signs like disorientation, balance issues, or distress. If there’s a shift in your cat’s behavior, hit up your vet for a consultation. It’s the responsible pet parent’s move!

32. I do not appreciate being told to rest! 

The internet went wild for this grumpy cat, as natural and relatable as cats come! It’s like a kid refusing bedtime unless you relate it to an adult rudely awakened from a blissful nap. The feline mood swings strike a chord with all ages!

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It could be a time-out or a senior cat airing some grievances. “Can a cat get a meal on schedule around here?” Maybe striking a triangle pose is its way of demanding some respect! It’s all mysterious, but this kitty has some serious sass.

33. How do you like me, meow?

In a charming display of flexibility, this cat arched its back all the way down. The why? It’s not entirely clear—it could be appreciation or maybe just some genuine curiosity about the owner’s toes. Cats and their enigmatic stretches are always keeping us on our toes!

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Cats aren’t often seen as self-sufficient but crave your attention. Playtime is the ultimate way to show your cat some love! Throw in affectionate pets, a cozy spot, and a bunch of toys and treats, reinforcing all the good vibes and behaviors.

34. An unusual growth spurt 

This photo caught the attention of internet users because of the amusing optical illusion. Just as you begin to make sense of this photo, it gets funnier when you realize it’s a chase. And one that has a clear winner! 

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The cat peeping out of the foliage looks down with triumph and contempt for its chaser. The other cat, unfortunately, has no clue about being watched and judged this way! No wonder cats don’t come down from trees once they’ve climbed up. 

35. I’m more annoyed than my human.

This fed-up cat, rocking furrowed brows and a scrunched-up nose, is an internet sensation. While we’ve seen plenty of cats cozily perched on their owners’ shoulders, this one’s not having it. Not a fan of the shoulder ride—it’s got that “put me down” vibe going strong!

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Given the grace and balance it has still managed to maintain, it might be the complete opposite. Maybe the cat is telling us about having conquered one human- and we’re next! Either way, we wouldn’t want to cross this cat. 

36. Battery low!

We all can relate to our furry friend here- when we’re so tired we can’t even hold up our heads anymore. The owner shared how the cat hadn’t been able to sleep for more than 14 hours because of roofing. 

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It looks like it figured out a way to block out all that noise from the ceiling. We get you, kitty! We’d bury our faces in our tummy, too, if it were as soft and fuzzy as yours. Letting him sleep is best—cats hate being disturbed while asleep.

37. A cat-astrophe

Laid out on the bathroom door like it’s making a statement, this cat’s got the funniest expression caught on camera. The disappointment is legit! We’re betting it’s all about unpleasant smells and the bathroom not hitting the cleanliness mark. The silent protest screams, “Just wanted to use the washroom in peace!” 

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On a serious note, though, it’s not a good sign when your cat ignores its litter box for such things. It’s essential to keep the litter box clean, accessible, and in a semi-private space at all times! One litter box for every cat and an extra is a must!

38. “I choose you, Pikachu!”

This cat’s weapon of choice? The mighty tail! No fear in a face-off. Love how, even on the edge of a potential tumble, it keeps the eye contact game strong. It’s the feline version of “I see you, and I’m ready for whatever comes my way!”

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Staring contests with your cats can be a hoot, but they’re not always sunshine and rainbows. Sometimes, it’s a sign your cat’s annoyed or stressed. Better tread lightly and avoid landing on their naughty list! Gotta keep those feline vibes positive. 

39. “Excuse me?”

This cat (we suspect it is a human dressed up as a cat) was seen asking for directions. He was extremely polite, nervous, and tall. After seeing this photo, many have wished for a world where cats walk like humans!

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What added to the cuteness factor here was how it had one paw slightly stretched out. It looks like he’s seeking permission to come in! A few people suspect this cat is the origin of the myth about Big Foot. Who knew Big Foot would be such a gentleman?

40. Cat-shaped dust bunnies 

In a spectacular attempt at camouflage, these two cats were caught unawares when the owner sneaked up on them. In its disguise as a dust bunny, the cat under the carpet realized they were in trouble. We can’t help but love her innocent pleading gaze!

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The real MVP, though, was her partner in crime. This cat stuck to the role like a pro. Tense paw on the carpet, giving the ultimate defiant stare—it wasn’t budging—no way it permitted anyone to set foot on that carpet territory. Total carpet guardian mode activated!

41. Spaced-out 

Caught your cat trying to snuggle into your chair? They mean well, not always realizing it’s not the ideal moment—just like this cat here. It was a bit slow to catch on that there’s only room for one in that chair space! Timing, oh, sweet timing.

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Chillin’ on the armrest, the owner snagged this hilarious shot of the cat lost in its own world—dreaming of a universe where the whole chair was its domain. Feels like the start of a villain’s origin story. This cat’s plotting world domination, one comfy seat at a time!

42. Best-furiends 

Stretched out with their limbs entwined, these cats thoroughly enjoyed their nap time. Or were they? Upon a closer look, we discovered that one of the cats was trying to sleep while the other one held on to its head!

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However, this is not how it always is between two cats! So, if you’re considering adopting a companion for your cat, ensure it is compatible in age and disposition. While it might be best to adopt a cat that’s closer in age to your current pet, the opposite may work better.

43. Walking in your shoes for a smile

Just when this cat thought there could be nothing more comfortable than the closet, it spotted a pair of shoes! Then, it made these shows into a resting spot for his paws. On being approached by the owner, he almost looks possessive of the shoes. 

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Congratulations if you find your cats nestled in or near your shoes. Your cat adores you. Cats have a sharp sense of smell and love to be near anything that smells like their owner. Although it does sound a little unhygienic, it’s still a win!

44. The cat who has it all! 

Snuggled up in a wicker basket with toys, this cat was enjoying its best life. On top of it, she bagged the corner—and we know how cats love their corners! She’s been a good girl, given her number of toys!

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The ultimate fave in the toy lineup? That tiny ball masquerading as yarn. Pet parents likely adore seeing their cats with a yarn ball, but the love affair can spiral into a nightmare. Yarns or strings are a recipe for trouble when ingested by cats, leading to some serious health woes. Safety first, folks!

45. What’s out? 

Don’t be fooled into thinking this cat is simply cleaning itself- it’s not! According to the owner, she wasn’t moving or doing anything at all. Once the owner left the room, they found the cat with their leg sticking out.

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This cat’s got moves—cat yoga, maybe some flamenco, heck, possibly even meditation. Our guess? It’s all part of an ancient cat ritual. Or, just perhaps, this feline’s moonlighting as a part-time beauty and living that full-time diva life! Keepin’ the mystery alive, one pose at a time.

46. “Don’t you hate it when the trash misbehaves!”

A vengeful cat went on a rampage, turning the trash can into a war zone. When caught red-pawed, no remorse whatsoever. The owner and a bunch of internet detectives are still deciphering that angry expression, hunting for clues in the feline fury. It’s the purrfect mystery in the making!

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The number one guess for us was by a user who suggested that the cat hated its food. “Even trash tastes better than the new cat food!” It could also mean that he misses his catnip mouse. Either way, the owner learned their lesson.