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.

Kitten up in tree not knowing how to come back down is given encouragement from Mama Kitty!😯

Posted by Dogs and Cats on Thursday, June 22, 2017

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.


"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.

This is way too real. // Adam Ellis

Posted by BuzzFeed Animals on Monday, August 7, 2017

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.

Credit: ViralHog

Posted by Viral Thread on Monday, January 4, 2016

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.

Ellen DeGeneres launches new line of cat toys in partnership with PetSmart
credit: AOL

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.

Cuddly kitty

“I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine!" (courtesy: @fostercatsfordays_16) #fosterkitten

Posted by Love Meow on Sunday, July 30, 2017

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

Cat covets KitKat
credit: Cheezburger

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. ❤️

Can I have a hug please

"Can I have a hug please" Internet Cats

Posted by Cats 360 on Thursday, August 3, 2017

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