The 15 Cats You Gotta Know About It This Week

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 the social web and internet points both big and small.

Without further adieu then, let's dive into the week's best kitteh content right freaking meow!

1. This clip of a momma cat coaxing her kitten down from a branch is probably the sweetest thing ever.

2. Meet the new feline-in-residence at the city's famed Algonquin hotel.

CBS' New York affiliate has more about this adorbs kitty named Hamlet.

3. BE STILL MY HEART 😍 😍 😍

"World, meet Ron Burgundy, kitten newscaster extraordinaire. He is definitely the most handsome guy in any room, with his awesome ear fluff and super unusual rust colored back fur. This little guy would love to be part of your home - just make sure you don't let him near the scotch! #stayclassysandiego"

4. Chill kitto sliding into your DMs is one cool customer.

5. Cats, as this animated short reminds us, are little monsters that DGAF about texting etiquette.

6. In honor of #InternationalCatDay, Merriam-Webster dug into their archives to explore the history of the word 'cat' — and hilarious punnery ensued in the epic Twitter thread that followed.

7. Literally just a couple of bonded buds.

8. Because science: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

9. This guy who rescues cats in high places.

Great Big Story profiles Tom Otto and Shaun Sears, former arborists that pivoted to rescuing cats stuck in trees. As noted in the video, the duo's business, Canopy Cat Rescue, is a Western Washington nonprofit that operates on a pay-what-you-can, donation basis.

10. A Portland artist replaced Pennywise, the horrifying clown from Stephen King's It, with a cat and we're here for it.

11. BUY ALL THE THINGS: A preview of Ellen DeGeneres' forthcoming line of cat toys and accessories.

AOL says they'll be available later this year at PetSmart.

12. Get someone to look at you the way this tiny black kitten looks at his favorite squishy.

13. You are, as they say, what you eat. 😂 😂 😂

14. Chicago's First Caturday drew a gaggle of adventure cats to Lincoln Park for an adorable meet-and-great.

15. Quick, somebuddy give this guy a hug already. ❤️

That's it for this week! Got something we should feature in the next installment of This Week In Cats? Tip us: hello [at] cuteness.com!