15 Cat Memes To That Hit Too Close To Home

  • By Asad
  • October 8, 2020
  • 5 minutes read

Some say the internet was invented for cats. Now, this might be a tall claim, and bring up more questions than answers, but allow me to explain somewhat. The internet has been around since the 1960s, in various forms, though the kind we use today has only been around for twenty, maybe thirty years. Some estimates, legit estimates, put the percentage of cat-related content at 15% of the entirety of the world wide web.

That means, that in the perhaps 30 years, that’s four years and six months of literally nothing on the internet but cats, cat videos, and cat memes. To put that into perspective, a single presidential term in the US is four years long, and that’s saying something since 2020 alone feels like it was a decade long. With that said, you can fully appreciate why it’s so amusing how unparalleled cat dominance on the internet is.

#1 Watermelon

PsychologyToday talks about why people love cats!

If you’re like me, you adore cats. Why do we find these creatures so irresistible? Perhaps like me, you’ve owned a cat — or more likely, been owned by one. You know the joy that cats can bring, even when they’re being obnoxious. What is it about cats that captures our hearts and enslaves us through their charm? 

#2 Baby

These beautiful creatures have a rare quality that humans would do well to cultivate: a large capacity to receive affection. When a lovely cat saunters our way, it’s not easy to resist the impulse to stroke him or her, even when it’s not so wise. On a recent trip to Thailand, I spotted an irresistible cat in a café. I foolishly felt safe to approach her with an offer of affection. When she rolled on her back, I took this to mean that my advances were welcomed. But shockingly, she abruptly changed her mind and scratched me before I had time to withdraw. Perhaps this was a cat with an ambivalent attachment style.

#3 Not her son

As blood was flowing from my hand, the café owner offered a belated warning: “I meant to tell you she’s a feral cat and it’s best to keep your distance.” I replied, “Well, thanks for the warning, but she seemed so irresistible.” Next time, I’ll maintain better boundaries, but the incident made me wonder why some of us (or is it just me?) will expose ourselves to danger for the potential gratification of petting a darned cat?

#4 Exercising

#5 Early home

One reason we may love to stroke these adorable creatures is because the rhythmic action of stroking their velvety fur feels good. It focuses our attention, as happens in meditation. But I’m convinced there’s more to it than that. I believe that a major reason we love cats is because of an uncanny ability that few humans possess: they register our tactile presence in a deeply felt way. They really know how to let us in! They’re right there in the delectable moment receiving our touch.

#6 Hook ups

#7 Jesus

Delighting in our physical presence, they may begin to purr and perhaps roll on their backs, exposing their vulnerability. As if to say, “I trust you. Give me some love and make me feel good.” Their gift to us is that they receive us deeply, without any troubling cognitions or disturbing memories of less savory moments, such as when we forgot to feed them or clean their litter box. They let all of that go. They’re just here with us right now.

#8 Joke

#9 Leave!

Perhaps you’re blessed to have a partner who receives you in a deep way. What a gift to sense that your partner is really letting you in. But sadly, most of us have blocks to receiving deeply and freely. Perhaps past conflicts or traumas have muddied the waters. Or, we’ve been taught that giving is nobler than receiving and we believe that we’re selfish if we receive uninhibitedly. Cats teach us that this ain’t so. Most likely, we don’t judge cats as being selfish; we relish how openly they let us in. Or, perhaps we think they’re selfish, but we don’t mind. Humans could use more healthy narcissism in regard to receiving people more deeply.

#10 Litterbox

#11 Commie Cat

#12 Hallway beckons

Research has shown that cats can be very healing for us. A 10-year research study suggests that cat owners were less likely to die of heart attacks than people who have never owned one. The latter group was 40 percent more likely to die from heart attacks and 30 percent more likely to die from cardiovascular disease. Other studies confirm that cats can lower our blood pressure and release dopamine and serotonin, which reduce stress and improve immune functioning.

#13 Face talks

#14 Kitty Toesies

#15 The Wolverine

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