Cats are cute, cuddly and they cop an attitude. Unlike with dogs, you really have to earn a cat’s love, which can make it that much more rewarding, like finally managing a proper pull up after months of CrossFitting. But their aloofness can also make it even more annoying when they do pesky cat things.
These little fur balls probably don’t have a personal vendetta against your potted plants, but sometimes it feels like it. At the moment, however, we’re not even mad. No, because when cats misbehave it means their owners get to publicly shame them. And then we get to spend a weekday afternoon looking at cat shaming pictures instead of working.
Here are some of the most epic cat shames on Instagram. Don’t ever change, you furry little monsters.
Chairman Meow is a foodie
Is it really fair to bring in a super trendy food into the house and not let Chairman Meow have a single bite? He just wants to expand his palate. Who’s the real monster here?
Stella mistakes her litterbox for a sandbox
Generally, kitties are oblivious to catshaming, but Stella seems to get it. How is it that when you buy your cat all these great toys, they resort to playing with the most un-toylike things? Ew, Stella. Ew.
Linda hates your bedspread
Look, Linda’s not peeing on your bed because she likes it, she’s doing a public service. That paisley totally doesn’t go with the nautical curtains. Sure, Linda could be a little subtler, but that’s just not how she rolls.
Snuggles has an odd diet
You’d think dogs would have cornered the market on eating weird stuff, but Snuggles has set out to prove that you don’t have to be big to be gross.
Otis is a rare breed of swimming cat
Otis’ choice of pool to start his Olympic swimming career was not the best. Now he knows.
Princess Paws knows how to hit you where it hurts
How Princess Paws figured out that her owner was dependent on a little thing called wifi is anyone’s guess, but you have to give her kudos for vindictive creativity.
Figaro is the worst alarm clock ever
Cats show love in mysterious ways, one of which involves spit. Of all the ways a cat can wake you, by pawing, or walking all over you, or meowing loudly, Figaro might have found the worst. He does look like a drooler.
Pepper is a wild card
This dude just looks like a troublemaker. When Pepper wants attention or just more room to sit, it’d be best to remove all valuable technology from the area.
Space Muffin doesn’t let anything get in the way of playtime
If it wasn’t super disgusting, you’d almost have to admire this kitty’s dedication to play. This is one of those situations where all you can do is laugh, while you gather up all the paper towels you can find.
Steve is a scaredy-cat
While Bowie was a little overprotective, Steve isn’t even trying. At least this cowardly kitty isn’t bringing in dead things, right?
Polly plays the grossest game of hide and seek
Behind that cute, little face is a calculating mind that knows that puking on the furniture is bad. However, clever Polly realized her owner never said anything about puking IN the furniture. Genius.
Buddy doesn’t like kids
This little guy is so adorable, it’s no wonder people keep letting him near their babies, but make no mistake, this doe-eyed ball of fur is not a fan of tiny humans.