Cats are gorgeous animals and make for wonderful pets, they are often playful and love to sleep. Today we’ll be looking at 25 Perfectly Timed Cat Photos that are too good to miss!

Do you know these cat facts?

1. Cats are the most popular pet in the United States: There are 88 million pet cats and 74 million dogs.

2. There are cats who have survived falls from over 32 stories (320 meters) onto concrete.

3. A group of cats is called a clowder.

4. Cats have over 20 muscles that control their ears.

5. Cats sleep 70% of their lives.

6. A cat has been mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, for 15 years. His name is Stubbs.

7. And one ran for mayor of Mexico City in 2013.

8. In tigers and tabbies, the middle of the tongue is covered in backward-pointing spines, used for breaking off and gripping meat.

9. When cats grimace, they are usually “taste-scenting.” They have an extra organ that, with some breathing control, allows the cats to taste-sense the air.

10. Cats can’t taste sweetness.

11. Owning a cat can reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack by a third.

12. Wikipedia has a recording of a cat meowing because why not?

13. The world’s largest cat measured 48.5 inches long.

14. Evidence suggests domesticated cats have been around since 3600 B.C., 2,000 years before Egypt’s pharaohs.

15. A cat’s purr may be a form of self-healing, as it can be a sign of nervousness as well as contentment.

16. Similarly, the frequency of a domestic cat’s purr is the same at which muscles and bones repair themselves.

17. Adult cats only meow to communicate with humans.

18. The world’s richest cat is worth $13 million after his human passed away and left her fortune to him.

19. Your cat recognizes your voice but just acts too cool to care (probably because they are).

20. Cats are often lactose intolerant, so stop givin’ them milk!

21. Basically all cartoon cats lied to us: Raw fish is off the table for cats as well.

22. The oldest cat video on YouTube dates back to 1894 (when it was made, not when it was uploaded, duh).

23. In the 1960s, the CIA tried to turn a cat into a bonafide spy by implanting a microphone into her ear and a radio transmitter at the base of her skull. She somehow survived the surgery but got hit by a taxi on her first mission.

24. The technical term for “hairball” is “bezoar.”

25. Female cats are typically right-pawed while male cats are typically left-pawed.

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1. The Outstretched Paw

An offer of peace, or a promise of annihilation? It’s impossible to tell, but it’s probably the latter, knowing cats and all.

The Outstretched Paw

2. The Impending Doom

On the bright side, Death by Kitten is consistently voted as the #1 preferred mode of demise by those polled.

The Impending Doom

3. The Magician’s Apprentice

This move’s a tough one because it requires a human partner who is both cool and magical — a combination that is sadly in short supply in this degraded era.

The Magician's Apprentice

4. The Copycat

Earnest, heartfelt imitation only for this one — none of your holier-than-thou feline mockery.

The Copycat

5. The Surprise Kiss

More of a surprise lick, actually, which is both harder to pull off and vastly more unpleasant.

The Surprise Kiss

6. The Sheer Malice

This requires a patient photographer and a cat who is primarily motivated by pure evil. It’s a far more common combination than you might expect.

The Sheer Malice

7. The Face of the Campaign

In case you’ve ever wondered who the mysterious marketing geniuses are behind Meow Mix.

The Face of the Campaign

8. The One-Two Punch

It’s easy enough to photograph a cat punching a Pomeranian — happens every day — but the expression of pure outrage is the real payoff here.

The One-Two Punch

9. The Accidentally on Purpose

All you need for this is a cat and a very expensive vase, and you can just sit back and let nature do the rest.

The Accidentally on Purpose

10. This Guy

This Guy

11. No, seriously. This guy.

No, seriously. This guy.

12. The Levitating Couch Potato

It takes a true master of being a cat to fly backwards through the air and yet still somehow look lazy.

The Levitating Couch Potato

13. The Double Lick

This particular Double Lick is a bit of a cheat, as both of these cats have unusually tasty noses.

The Double Lick

14. The Bodyguard

Just throw on “I Will Always Love You,” get out your camera, and your cat will almost certainly handle the rest.

The Bodyguard

15. The “Here Comes the Airplane”

Protip: Cats don’t give a damn about “here comes the airplane” any more than babies do, but if you put cream in a spoon, they will lick that spoon whether you tell ‘em it’s an airplane or not.

The "Here Comes the Airplane"

16. The Cat Beard

Protip: Way easier than actually taking the time to grow a real cat beard is just getting your cat to look up at your glasses at exactly the right time.

The Cat Beard

17. The True Lovers

When cats touch their butts together and make a heart with their tails, it’s actually a form of love that is so far beyond our own meager capacity for emotional attachment that it’s essentially beyond our comprehension. Looks nice, though.

The True Lovers

18. The Extra-Long Cat

This one’s super easy: You just need an old desk and one really, really surprisingly long cat.

The Extra-Long Cat

19. The Unpleasant Surprise

Ten times out of ten, The Unpleasant Surprise is 100% deserved, and is actually just a form of cosmic justice.

The Unpleasant Surprise

20. Baby You’re a Firework

Most rocket-propelled cats can pull this one off for you if you ask them nicely.

Baby You're a Firework

21. The Reckless Driver

This one can be a little dangerous, and you should definitely practice it in the driveway before going onto the highway to get the shot you need.

The Reckless Driver

22. The Complete Idiot


The Complete Idiot

23. The Victory Dance

Even smallish victories, like upending the litter box, or chewing through someone’s shoelaces, can bring this about — so have your camera ready at all times.

The Victory Dance

24. The Weight Watchers

This one’s almost impossible to get because it’s really hard to find a cat who is conscious about his or her weight.

The Weight Watchers

25. The “You Think I’m Just a Normal Cat But I DO A CRAZY DANCE WHEN NO ONE IS LOOKING”

Best of the bunch right here.

25 Perfectly Timed Cat Photos

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