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Why Is The Internet So Obsessed With Cats?

Why Is The Internet So Obsessed With Cats?

Browsed Facebook or Instagram lately? They’re awash in cats. Big or small, grumpy or sleepy, the interwebs just can’t seem to get enough of these cuddly creatures. In fact, if an alien race was monitoring social media to learn more about us, they’d probably think cats were just as dominant as humans!

So what’s the deal? Why do we love cats so much? Despite the jokes and internet memes, the truth is that cats have been our friends and alarm clocks for thousands of years. It’s likely that we see a lot of ourselves in cats, as their body language and attitudes give us a clue to what’s going on inside their head. Just like us, cats can be snobby, needy, hyper, and destructive…sometimes all in the same day!

Cats’ curiosity gets them into all kinds of predicaments, many of which they can’t get out of without help! Unlike dogs, they don’t try quite so hard to please, and everyone knows that humans can’t resist someone who plays hard to get.

Are cats really a way for us to explore our own personalities or are we just suckers for a fuzzy little face? You be the judge.

Why Do We Love Cats So Much?

Infographic via: Why Do We Love Cats So Much?

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Beth Buczynski

Beth is a freelance writer and editor living in the Rocky Mountain West. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog or check out her blog.

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3:19PM PDT on Apr 22, 2014

Cats are so cat-like. They are kinda low maintenance, like don't have to walk them...I just chase mine around the house, clean the litter box 1-2 times a day and listen to them purr. brush, trim nails, pet, feed, pet. love my cats!

3:34AM PDT on Apr 17, 2014

Cats are incredible companions. Like people, dogs and every other species, each cat is an individual with unique personality traits and quirks, all are miniature works of art. As a lifelong cat lover, why do I love cats so very much....? Let me count the ways -- can't, not nearly enough room....

9:20AM PST on Feb 19, 2014

´cause they are so awesome!!! I could not live without cats

11:25PM PST on Nov 7, 2013

let's just accept it - they rule us :)

8:35AM PDT on Sep 28, 2013

Because they are so cute and so entertaining. And can give you a big smiling face.

10:50PM PDT on Aug 1, 2013

Cats are simply Purrrrrfect ! Not only are they beautiful but they're affectionate-playful and so soft. I adore them so much that I have 10! And each time I come home---they're all waiting 4 me at the door to purr out a hello...and how can one not love their crazy affection 4 the silliest things like boxes and bags...thanks

9:32AM PDT on Jun 6, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

9:44AM PDT on May 24, 2013

Cats are just way cool! ..and rarely boring! Thanks be to God for cats!

2:35AM PDT on May 11, 2013

it's all for laugh ;-)

7:06PM PDT on May 10, 2013

i love cats i am a cat person

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