Welcome to This Week In Cats, a new column here at Cuteness!
From funny GIFs and adorable Instagrams to must-see videos and trending memes, we'll be using this space to spotlight the week's best cat-related ephemera, as collected from internet points both big and small.
Without further adieu then, let's dive into the week's best kitteh content.
1. Watch this adorable copycat mimic a biscuit-making tutorial IRL.
2. Their score was likely disappointing (pots and pans, anyone?) but these would-be cat burglars cracked the cabinet code with solid technique and #teamworkgoals (huver ovah 2 pley.)
3. "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!" — this tabby, a future NHL goaltender
4. Things got weird at the Seattle gathering of First Caturday earlier this month. 😂😂😂
5. While we have little in the way of context for this ridiculous picture that trended at r/awww this week, we do want to award all the applause emojis to Redditor BakedAndSteaked, who topped the comments with this gem turned in a faux caption style:
"Pictured here, early cat prototypes ran off of steam power, much like a train. (1932 Colorized)"
6. Some cats have no chill when it comes to cheese.
7. We've always known that cats were ninjas, but now the same can also be said of their humans.
8. Someone launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund the construction of an "art car" developed around a Nyan Cat theme — one of the modern internet's most enduring memes — and they need ~YOUR~ help to move the project forward.
According to the project's description, organizers hope to outfit a "20 foot long, two-faced mutant vehicle" with 7,000 full-range RGB triple-LED bulbs in time for this year's Burning Man.
9. Small kitten tells big doggo to stay in its lane with SAVAGE nose boop.
10. This 'me without coffee' vs. 'me with coffee' GIF set is very relatable.
11. Tweets such as these were probably inevitable as soon as this joke format became a thing.
The responses were pretty great, too.
12. She's just not that into you, dude.
13. STOP EVERYTHING: There's a cat cafe in Montreal with skateboarding kitties.
14. Said to be both 'unprecedented' and a 'once-in-a-lifetime event', a wild lioness has been photographed nursing a baby leopard in Tanzania and scientists are SHOOK.
15. Finally, another week brings another kitty contortionist giving off "if i fits, i sits" vibes.
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