Cats Show Their Humans Who’s Boss in These Priceless Photos

Cats can provide great comic relief. You never know what kind of antics you’ll be dealing with when you’re a pet parent, but it will probably make your day. Just check out these hilarious pictures of some of the things cat owners deal with daily.

I Won’t Let Go!

All this cat wanted to do was sleep soundly, curled up in a little ball on the top of the couch.

 

But when her owner came through the front door and scared her, she fell off the back and was left grasping on for dear life…okay, or so she thought.

I Can’t Go on Like This

Sometimes, a cat’s life is just way too stressful. They only got 16 hours of sleep, instead of their full 18, the food dish wasn’t full to the brim and the dog kept chasing them around the living room.

 

This cat had enough the day this picture was taken.

Let’s Ride, Homies

Could this picture be any more perfect? Where could this trio possibly be going, and why do they look so shocked about it? Well, the cat looks shocked, the dog looks more like he’s being slightly inconvenienced.

 

Maybe their fur father is taking them for a trip to the vet, which would explain the sour faces.

You Did What?!

Never has any living being been as shocked as this kitty. Perhaps her owner made an appointment for the vet, or even worse, they decided to adopt a dog.

 

This fluffy cat can’t believe her ears, and it seems she’s having a tough time accepting the news, whatever it is.

Dreaming of Fish

It’s kind of amazing that this cat fell asleep at the foot of the bed when he usually tries to be right on the pillow. But, he did, and it looks like he’s having some pretty great dreams.

 

The way his claws are outstretched makes it seem like he’s dreaming of being on the hunt.

Puss in Boots

This kitty is attempting to pull off the real-life version of the ‘Puss in Boots’ puppy dog eyes from Shrek – and she’s doing a pretty good job.

 

It will be hard to find anyone who can resist that face.

Help! I’m Stuck!

Sometimes cats like to squeeze themselves into tiny spaces. Okay, cats like to squeeze themselves into tiny spaces all of the time.

 

Today, this little girl happened to stumble upon the wastebasket and thought, “that looks comfortable!”

Blair Witch Kitty

Even if you haven’t seen “The Blair Witch Project” yourself, you’ve probably seen all of the commercials, or a parody of it.

 

And, even if you haven’t – this cat has. Because he’s decided to reenact the creepy face-in-corner scene. And actually, those are some pretty good acting skills!

No, Thank You Very Much

This cat’s sneer says that she sees something she wants absolutely nothing to do with. It’s almost reminiscent of a young woman in a bar being offered a drink by some creepy guy that’s been hitting on her all night long.

 

She doesn’t want your drink, buddy, back off! Just because she’s wearing a little pink heart necklace doesn’t mean it’s okay for you to invade her personal space.

Click, Click, Flash

The dog looks ecstatic to be going along for a car ride, but the cat, not so much. If looks could kill, we’d all probably be dead from looking at this picture.

 

This cat should get an award for the most piercing cat stare in the world.

Let’s Get It!

These two cat siblings were on a mission to catch a moth that had flown in through an open door. They stood there and watched and waited.

 

And the expression on the cat on the right’s face tells you how excited he was about catching it.

Holding Hands

Life in the animal shelter can be tough on a cat. They‘re very territorial creatures, so they don’t like being so close to so many other cats that they didn’t grow up with.

 

But sometimes, they hit it off with each other and make friends. These two cats have obviously started playing to keep each other company.

I’ve Seen Some Things, Man

This cat is trying to process all of the barking, the bathing, and his humans ignoring him when he craves attention at 3 AM every morning.

 

He’s not going back there. He’ll do whatever it takes to avoid that situation – until dinner time, of course.

Disco Dancing

Look at this cat go! He’s not only dancing on top of the table, he’s actually standing on a plate and using it as a platform.

 

Maybe the Meow Mix commercial came on and he’s so excited he just couldn’t contain himself.

Up, Up, and Into the Door

This cat’s owners didn’t open the sliding glass doors for her at the moment that she first appeared in front of them. So, she decided to try something to get their attention.

 

She got a running start and flung herself into the screen. Then, she latched on with her claws and meowed until someone came and found her.

Tearing It Up

Sometimes, a cat just has to let out some steam by attacking something. In the worst-case scenario, it means ‘watch your back’ (or your toes.)

 

In the best-case scenario, it means that your cat’s actually going to use their scratching post for scratching. Like this one.

 

How Dare You?

Cats are not big fans of bathtime. After all, cats are usually capable of bathing themselves.

 

This poor kitty, however, tipped the trash over and got covered in chocolate syrup, so it was into the tub for him. He was not happy about the entire situation.

Does Not Compute

This cat had been an only child for most of his life, when one day, his owners graced him with the presence of this odd being.

 

He wasn’t sure what exactly it was at first, the baby kind of resembled his mom and dad, but it was much smaller and unable to move around on its own. You can tell how confused he is by the look on his face.

Woe Is Me

This guy’s cat hates when he’s playing games on the computer. He threw himself on top of the keyboard and gave him the belly.

 

Just look how dramatic he’s being about the whole thing! And since no one can resist petting the cat, he went for it.

Don’t Come Any Closer or Else

This is not a happy kitty. From the looks of things, she’s actually an extremely angry feline at the moment. It makes you wonder what her owners did to make her so upset.

 

Whatever they’ve done, they’ve got some serious making up to do. May we suggest a stinky, salmony cat treat?

Don’t Leave Me, Human!

Although cats don’t really show it, they miss their humans when they go off to work, too. But all they’ll do about it is eye you disapprovingly from afar until you return with their dinner.

 

Except this cat wasn’t about to let his owner leave him again for the 2nd time on the same day.

Saved Kitty

This poor cat’s home was engulfed in flames and completely destroyed in a fire. But things could be worse, because at least he made it out of there alive, thanks to the help of these brave and kindhearted firefighters.

 

He doesn’t exactly look thrilled to be leaving his house, though. But what cat would be?

Netflix and Meow

This orange tabby is obviously exhausted from his long day of being a cat. After all, it’s such a struggle to deal with humans all of the time.

 

He’s content on his couch, now that he’s got some time to himself to unwind. And hey, at least the human was nice enough to give him dibs on the remote.

Get Your Paws Off That Ice Cream!

“Don’t you dare touch my Ben & Jerry’s!” This orange kitty has had enough.

 

It can put up with his food being served a minute late, with the water bowl not being absolutely fresh, with the dog hanging around…but someone taking his ice cream?! That’s where he draws the line!

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Cats are known for being indecisive when it comes to whether or not they want to be inside or outside.

 

They’ll dance around the door for hours if you let them, poking their head out, but half of their body remains inside. Well, this cat ended up making the wrong decision on this rainy day.

Chip Off the Old Block

A lot of people probably relate to this cat. It’s almost like before New Year’s when everyone talks about their weight loss resolutions again and your mom asks you about yours, for the 20th year in a row.

 

But rather than caving in, you head to the store to pick up a few snacks.

Evil Eye

Whoever is behind the camera of this picture is in big, big trouble. This cat looks like he’s had enough of his owner’s shenanigans.

 

Whatever they’ve done to make him mad, they’d better hope they’ve got a cup of salmon treats to make it right!

Let Me Show You My Shocked Face

This picture is more questionable than it is funny. Why does the cat look so horrified? That’s not a regular expression that cats make…in any situation.

 

It almost looks as though something is flying towards him through the air, too. Could it be that something broke right next to him and freaked him out?

I’m Melting!

All cat owners know the joy that comes along with bathing a cat. They just love water so much! Just kidding.

 

It’s like they think the water is going to hurt them or something. It’s amazing they were even able to get this shot because you know there were claws flying all over the place!

But I’m The Baby!

This cat used to get all of the attention that he wanted, whenever he demanded it from his owners. But one day, they brought home this tiny human and now it gets all of the attention.

 

Just like any jealous second sibling that’s still a child themselves, he threw a temper tantrum. “What is this thing and why is it getting my pets?”

Curses, Foiled Again!

Most cats really don’t like going on car trips. Usually, cats only end up in cars to head to the vet, and they’ve caught on to it, too.

 

This cat has been going to the park with his human for years, hence the leash, but that’s not where he was headed today.

Help Meow-t!

This kitty’s owners are using him to teach their other two cats an important lesson.

 

Since it’s always running out, they decided to let this little guy stay out on this rainy day. You know how much cats love water! He’ll probably think twice about bolting out the door next time.

Unhand Me, Hairless Ape!

This human broke the cardinal rule and pet the stomach. You never pet the stomach. Not unless you know that your kitty likes it.

 

That’s like, one of the first rules of living with cats. Better leave the kitty alone and wait until she comes to you, instead!

Don’t Even Try It

This grey tabby cat’s face is a great example of a “sour puss.” It looks like he’s been given something to eat that he’s really not a fan of.

 

He’s trying to get the taste out of his mouth, but so far, he’s been unsuccessful, so he’s bathing to try and wipe it away instead.

Don’t Come Any Closer!

You can tell that this cat wasn’t very happy about seeing the camera in the first place. But once it started to move towards him, he looked even more upset.

 

His poor eyes give him the whole deer caught in the headlights look, and he genuinely looks frightened.

The Gravity-defying Cat

Apparently, this cat wasn’t satisfied with his regular feline abilities, so he decided he’d try to defy gravity instead. And it looks like he succeeded.

 

We don’t know what’s going on here but it’s definitely impressive.

Better Than a Five-Star Hotel

We all know that cats are very particular, especially when it comes to food and deciding where to nap.

 

This cat is hiding so well that, if it wasn’t for his little ear, you’d probably think it was some kind of weird, very black, exotic food on top of the paper towel pile.

Cleaning Is Officially Over

This cat decided his master had spent way too much time already sweeping the house (instead of paying attention to him), and it was time to take action.

 

Never mind that this kitty has a perfectly comfortable cat bed right there, he decided the dustpan was good enough. Good job kitty.

Why Is This Child in My Car Seat?

Aside from the fact that this is one of the cutest pictures in the world, this kitty’s complete lack of spatial awareness just makes this that much more perfect.

 

They couldn’t look more peacefully asleep if they tried.

Don’t Mess With Us

If we didn’t know any better we’d swear this is some kind of movie poster for “Revenge of the Kitties”.

 

We don’t know who snapped this picture, or what they did to get stared down like this by this mother cat and her kitty, but we would advise them not to get too much closer.

I Thought You Were Done Eating…

It’s a known fact that cats are obsessed with boxes, and to be fair, this cat’s owners were probably planning on leaving him the empty pizza box once they were done eating.

 

But this cat just couldn’t wait, and judging by the look on his face, he doesn’t feel one bit of remorse.

Bet You Can’t Do This!

Cats are famous for their insane acrobatics — they manage to fit in tiny jars, climb crazy heights and land on their feet, etc. They’re basically tiny ninjas, but this cat took it a step further.

 

He decided that drinking water from the faucet was way too boring, so why not do it upside-down?

I Swear I Didn’t Do It…

Have you ever seen a guiltier-looking cat? Because we haven’t.

 

Maybe this kitty just sat on a pile of clean laundry that was inside that basket, or maybe its owners came home to find a disaster, but either way, it looks like he’s been caught and he can’t hide the guilt.

Never Good Enough

Seasoned cat owners know that any self-respecting cat will always prefer to drink fresh water.

 

This cat’s owners tried to be one step ahead and bought a small drinking fountain that always has running water. Unfortunately, the owners’ plan failed miserably.

Best Seat in the House

Cats love to curl up on the hood of cars, especially when it’s winter and the car’s radiator works as their own personal heater.

 

While most cats will quickly get up and run away when humans approach, this cat refused to get off and decided to go along for the ride.

How About a Little Privacy?

Talk about getting caught red-handed! We don’t know what these kitties were up to, but we sure hope it was an act of love and not just the brown cat trying to choke the white one to death.

 

Although they both look equally sneaky.

The Silence of the Cats

We have no idea what’s going on here, or what these cats are looking at, but this is one creepy photo.

 

It’s already unsettling when one cat intensely stares at something, but five cats staring in the same direction?! What the heck is going on in that yard?

The Great Escape

This cat was getting out through that window, no matter what the cost.

 

Call it determination, call it hunger (maybe he saw a mouse in the yard), call it general cat weirdness, but this feline wasn’t going to let a small thing like spatial logic stand in its way.

Yes, How May I Help You?

This yogi cat has the moves; not only are its legs perfectly pointing out into the air but its paws are also stretched out flat, almost as if to keep its body in balance!

 

Not to mention that this fur ball picked the perfect spot for his morning routine- his owner.

The Window Dance

This cat is either under the impression he’s Michael Jackson doing the moonwalk on the windowsill, or he’s desperately trying to get in the house.

 

We have to give it to him, he’s a master at the art of manipulation. Just look at those begging eyes and that pleading paw against the window!

We’re Doing This My Way

This cat’s owners were probably so happy with the new feeding dispenser, thinking their days of refilling the food bowl for their insatiable cat were over.

 

But this kitty was too smart for this contraption, he found the source, and he’s not settling for anything less ever again.

Like a Boss

If ever there was an official pose for cats, this should definitely be it.

 

This badass cat is chilling in what seems to be some kind of cooking pot, with his stylish sunglasses and a pretty blue-collar. And he could not look any cooler.

That’s It. Get the Car

We can all relate to what this cat is feeling. This cat had enough, so he decided to just stick his face on the floor and call it a day.

 

While this cat was probably sniffing something interesting he found on the floor, this hilarious photo couldn’t have been snapped at a more perfect moment.

Nailed it!

This cat could not be more thrilled with his selfie, and why shouldn’t he be?

 

Just look at that smile, which, to be honest, could also just be an evil look of satisfaction after he managed to scratch his owner right before this pic was taken.

I’m Not Bothering, Am I?

We seriously hope this kitty’s owner didn’t have an important work deadline, because by the looks of it he won’t get much work done anytime soon.

 

Cats aren’t exactly considerate when it comes to picking a spot to lay on, but this one went a little too far.

Plate Decoration

This sweet white cat thought he could improve the kitchen ornaments by simply becoming one of them. While he has certainly altered the arrangement, aesthetically speaking, it doesn’t look that bad.

 

Now, spray-painting him with gold or silver might be a slight problem.

That’s My Laundry!

Doing laundry is annoying enough. Is this cat’s hissing implying that mom has an extra load? Or are we disturbing its quiet place? It’s not entirely clear. It looks like those laundry hampers are going to remain untouched until the cat okays it.

 

It does make a great-looking car home, to be honest.

Not In the Mood for Affection

We love cuddling our cats. But cats being cats, are not always in the mood for human touch. This cat simply stiffened dead when its owner reached out for a loving snuggle. Next time, human.

 

She really doesn’t seem to mind though. Perhaps she’s used to it.

Keeping It Refrigerated

It appears that this genius cat has been storing little slices of deli meat in the snow, using nature as a freezer. In times of hunger, it’s a great moment to retrieve the frozen meats and go to town.

 

This cat is outsmarting all of us.

Your Throne My Lord

This kid knows not to bother kitty when he is busy lounging upon the throw that is the gaming chair. Getting a plastic chair is the sacrifice one just simply has to make.

 

As long as the cat is as comfy as can be.

Merry Christmas, Family

This cat clearly had some strong disagreements about the state of this Christmas tree. Either they found it to be not decorated enough or maybe just too small.

 

Whatever the reason was, it was taken care of.

The Seamstress

“Move over, human.” “You don’t need this thread.” These are probably all the thoughts that are running through this cat’s head as it carelessly pull apart the thread. Oh, well. We hope not too much damage was done.

 

Too bad. Perhaps you were getting a cute little cat hat.

Wake Up Now

No, human. Who do you think you are sleeping in when you have to do give us attention?

 

This girl looks traumatized and will probably never get a good night’s sleep again.

Cat in the Bag

Eggs, milk, bread, and cat. This is clearly what the late-night run to the corner store must have looked like.

 

We hope there was another bag because that cat ain’t leaving.

That’s One Cool Cat

How on earth did this happen? And how hot is it really that this cat had to crawl into the refrigerator and take over one of the shelves?

 

This cat will be chilling for some time as they look extremely comfortable.

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

If this bride had any second thoughts about making a quick escape, this cat wasn’t going to let that happen.

 

On second thought, it doesn’t necessarily look like he’ll let her walk down the aisle either. Guess she’ll just marry that cat.

I Am Fine Right Here

Human, I don’t care what kind of responsibilities you might have. I don’t really care if you need to go to work. It’s not happening. Later that day, John was fired. Once again.

 

We’d be worried if he actually looked like he cared.

Looking to the Future

Cats develop their “I couldn’t care less” attitude pretty much from birth. As you can tell, these two kittens aren’t going to budge.

 

It also kind of looks like they might be plotting to start a life together and invest in some property. It’s actually pretty adorable.

“I Was Still Hungry”

Sorry, folks. You’re just going to have to accept that this cat now has a lifetime supply of food and is not going anywhere.

 

This looks like every kid’s dream, but of course, instead of cat food, we could just put candy.

Cat Food

Well, this looks just wrong. We hope this kitty knows the implications of sitting in a pan on top of the stove. There seems to be an awful amount of seasoning behind her. That cat better move fast.

 

From the look of its expression, however, he looks pretty resolute with his position.

I’ll Just Leave That There

This cat didn’t seem to worry itself much with its surroundings. Even if it happened to be in the midst of some promising-looking pie dishes.

 

We hope that dough got thrown out in the end. On the other hand, Cat Paw Pie somehow sounds like a tasty Southern dish traditionally served at Sunday dinner.

This Is My New Home

Cats find the greatest spots to make themselves comfortable. This one looks like it permanently plonked itself down in some pretty basket…or wreath?

 

With that kind of intense expression, he kind of looks like he is silently but very explicitly communicating to the human to not disturb him.

Interesting Hat

Popping out of the shower and drying your hair before you head out the door can be quite the saga. Add a cat jumping up on your head, and that’s a recipe for lateness.

 

The cat looks extremely thrilled to be there. It’s an impressive balancing act too.

Cat Hat Take Two

Cats are finding their way into hoods, hats, and head towels are beginning to take hold, and here is another wonderful example of such. This cozy hood is housing this very snug-looking cat the human just chills.

 

She’s so used to it by now that it doesn’t even look like a nuisance at all.

Dental Hygiene Is Crucial

Generally speaking, animals don’t have access to toothbrushes. So this cat decided to take it upon herself to change the status quo and fight for her dental hygiene rights by simply grabbing the human’s electric toothbrush and start brushing.

 

The results are clearly hilarious as this sweet feline struggles to operate the complex activity of toothbrushing.

Stress Relief

Clearly, this cat was dealing with something and needed to release all its frustrations on this poor couch.

 

Either that or she just was deeply opposed to the color. We can’t blame her. That is one ugly gray crouch that needs some serious reupholstering. With or without the rips and exposed sponge.

Total Saboteur

Don’t do it. Don’t do it. Don’t you da-. Great. This cat very wickedly taunted its human by dangling their charger in the air, and inevitably brought it crashing down to the floor.

 

The kind of evil behavior that can only be displayed by a sneaky cat.

The Underwear Thief

A few questions spring to mind. Firstly, why this cat is drawn to sneaking strangers’ underwear out of their drawers. More importantly, who is just leaving their underwear drawer open so casually and not noticing all this thievery?

 

It’s super nice of the neighbors to return all those undergarments though!

The Receptor

Hanging out on the satellite dish is a perfect spot for some alone time especially if there are not many trees in the neighborhood. At least it looks cool.

 

Alternatively, perhaps this cat is actually a secret agent receiving messages from beyond.

Not Today

Sitting down to work? The triplets appear to disagree. If there were to be a more perfect spot to demand attention and just get in the way of this person’s life, it would be on the trusted laptop.

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It would be easier to handle if it was just one, but clearly, nothing will break this mob mentality.