Cute and funny cat pictures. Why do we love them so much?

White cat, blue cushion, - my chair!
White cat, blue cushion, - my chair! | Source

Ginger and white cat on a skateboard.

My cat riding a mountainboard. He might look good on the board but he was useless at jumps.
My cat riding a mountainboard. He might look good on the board but he was useless at jumps. | Source

Best free cat toy ever!

Cute cat playing in a cardboard box.
Cute cat playing in a cardboard box. | Source

Cats are cute and funny.

Why do cats fascinate us so much? The web is filled with cute pictures, videos and funny stories about cats. We can't get enough of them. Yes they are cute and very photogenic but is that the only reason?

As a cat lover who has never lived in a house without one or more cats I still find it hard to understand the phenomenon. But below I list some reasons I believe cats have always been popular.

1) .Humans have been fascinated by cats throughout history, the ancient Egyptians even worshiped them as gods and even paid for them to be mummified after death..

2). Cats have become the most popular pet in the world. Historically they were valued for their ability to control pests such as mice and rats but are more commonly used as companion animals.

3). Cats are an easy pet to keep, they don't need to be taken for a walk and are easy to litter train, as a general rule they are not fussy eaters, and unless you have a long haired breed they need little grooming as they keep themselves clean.

4). They sleep for long periods of time and are adept at making their wants and needs known. If a cats meows near a door it wants to go out, if it stares at its dish it wants food, they are uncomplicated in that respect.

The best cat book ever!

Cat hiding in a paper bag
Cat hiding in a paper bag | Source
Cat sleeping in a bathroom sink
Cat sleeping in a bathroom sink | Source

My small ginger tom cat.

Tiny ginger tom cat.
Tiny ginger tom cat. | Source

Cats give endless entertainment.

My own cats provide endless entertainment, no matter what they are doing be it climbing in boxes, most of which are way too small for them, sitting in spiky bushes, trying to steal my glass of wine. They give me comfort when I am feeling tired or sick, they always seem to know when I am feeling under the weather and will sit by my side or on my lap for hours. A cat purr is very relaxing, it is an almost hypnotic sound and can be very soothing. I just can't imagine what my life would be like without them.

They are endlessly inquisitive creatures and can't resist an open cardboard box or cupboard door, giving plenty of photo opportunities. Which explains the mountain of pictures on the web it doesn't explain how so many people seem to have a camera on them when their cat does something funny or cute. I almost never do, by the time I run and fetch my camera they have lost interest and moved on.

In the last month alone I have not managed to take a picture of my cats doing the following:-

Running through the garden trailing my neighbours scarf.

Falling out of an upstairs window into a large bush below - don't worry he was fine.

Getting stuck in a pickled egg jar - I got him out first and then thought about taking a picture.

Climbing up my dining room curtain and running along the pole to the other side.

Crawling up my six foot tall son's back and then sitting on his head like a Daniel Boone hat.

If I had had the video camera on me they could all be up on You Tube now making me money. Story of my life!

Below are some pictures I did manage to take of my cats, they might not be funny but I do think they are cute, then again, I love my cats so I would think that wouldn't I.

All of our cats have sat in the prickly heather in our garden.

My cat sitting in a bush.Do you think he'll grow if I water him?
My cat sitting in a bush.Do you think he'll grow if I water him? | Source
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Leave it alone - you only like white. My cat sneaking up on a glass of wine.
Leave it alone - you only like white. My cat sneaking up on a glass of wine. | Source
What time is it? Cat nap time.
What time is it? Cat nap time. | Source
It must be more comfortable than it looks.
It must be more comfortable than it looks. | Source
Cat hiding under the sofa. Found you!
Cat hiding under the sofa. Found you! | Source
Nothing beats a good stretch.
Nothing beats a good stretch. | Source

Our white cat is a rescue cat and is more than a little odd! She finds the strangest places to tuck herself into, from a box inside a box, a laundry bag to a wet towel on a clothes airer.

Cat sleeping in a box inside another box.
Cat sleeping in a box inside another box. | Source
White Cat hiding inside a laundry bag.
White Cat hiding inside a laundry bag. | Source
White cat sitting on a wet towel.
White cat sitting on a wet towel. | Source

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Do you like looking at cat pictures?

  • Yes. I never tire of it.
  • No. I can't stand cats.
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Thundermama 4 years ago from Canada

Alright, I admit it, I find cat pictures ridiculously cute. I have a cat, but would not consider myself cat crazy and yet they are so funny and photogenic. Cute pics.


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GALAXY 59 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thanks Thundermama. I know, what is it about cats? You just have to look.


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Angelladywriter 4 years ago from Media, Pennsylvania

I truly enjoy looking at pictures of cats. They are my favorite little creature given to us by our Grand Creator. My cat Midnight's favorite thing is to say "hello" early in the morning to get our attention and let us know that she is ready to eat and drink water. Midnight will say this over and over until she gets what she wants. Cats are some of the most intelligent creatures. That is why I love cats and their photos. This was a good article. I enjoyed the experience of your cat climbing up the back of your son and sitting on his head like a Daniel Boone hat. Keep up the good work with your informative articles.


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GALAXY 59 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thanks for your kind comments Angelladywriter. I agree with you that cats are indeed very intelligent creatures. I can't imagine life without them.


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innerspin 4 years ago from uk

We have a heather-sitter too, I don't see how it can be comfortable, but Kitty enjoys it. I love how cats can look so relaxed in the most ridiculous positions. Thanks for sharing your cute photos.


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GALAXY 59 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

I love that about cats too, Innerspin. I really do want to come back as a cat next time around. Thanks for commenting.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Awwww! lol! this made my night! I love the photo of the ginger tom in the bush! that should be framed! haha! gorgeous!


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GALAXY 59 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thanks Nell Rose, I love that picture too and it is framed and on the wall.


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Riviera Rose 3 years ago from South of France

Lovely cat pics - as a former-cat-owner-in-mourning I'm jealous! Adore the cat in the basin, that's one thing my cats never did, although goodness knows they'd settle down in the strangest of places. Voted up and beautiful.


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GALAXY 59 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thank you Riviera Rose, so sorry to hear of your loss.

The white cat also has a habit of getting in the shower with you if you forget to close the bathroom door! So maybe she was hoping I would turn the tap on for her as she sat in the basin.

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