The undisputed 21 best cats on the internet

We all like cats, don’t we? Except if we don’t, or if we’re allergic to them or whatever. 

And, seeing as it’s International Cat Day today (yes, definitely a real day), we decided to bring you the VERY BEST of the internet’s pretty large collection of cats. Enjoy. 


Owner Gillian claims that Buddy is “ugly”, but we beg to differ. More cats should look like David Schwimmer, imo. 


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I love this woman and her curvy body. As a teenager, I was often teased by my friends for my attraction to girls on the thicker side, ones w-

Colonel Meow

This incredibly grumpy cat, Colonel Meow, is about a thousand times better than the ACTUAL Grumpy Cat, we think. 

He’s dead now though. Sorry.

This cat

Meerkats, come in, your brief time as the best ‘lookout animal’ is over. Real cats are back on duty.

And this one



Chances are you’ve seen videos or gifs of Maru, a Scottish Fold living in Japan. He’s not just cute – he’s also holder of the Guinness World Record for YouTube video views of an individual animal. His YouTube videos have been viewed over 325 million times.


Shironeko – or “white cat” in Japanese – is referred to by his owner as “the zen master cat” because he’s so chilled out.

He is magnificent.

This one, because it runs funny

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The French cat that runs into a door

This is, without doubt, the greatest piece of comic timing on the internet.

Waffles the Terrible

Or is this the greatest piece of comic timing on the internet? Tough call.

Lil Bub

Lil Bub has come a long way since he was found in a shed in Indiana. Owner Mike Bridavsky started posting pictures of Bub’s...kind of weird face and he soon became an internet star. He’s even had a VICE documentary made about him. 

This legendary wiggler

This one

Princess Monster Truck

Another cute-ugly cat, Princess Monster Truck has nearly 300,000 followers on Instagram and a mega-distinctive underbite. 


He loves lasagna. 


Monty was born without a nasal bridge, giving him an incredibly distinctive (and cute) face.

This one

tfw someone asks if you’ve done some work you’ve definitely not done

And this one

Don’t pretend you didn’t laugh.


Another mega-grumpy cat, Garfi looks permanently angry. 

The cat that Cat Bin Lady put in the bin

Remember when that woman put the cat in the bin for no apparent reason? According to the Guardian she did it because she “suddenly thought it would be funny” to put the cat in the bin. Ignoring the fact that cat was stuck in a bin for 15 hours and considering that the cat is completely fine now: she was...kind of right? 

The cat from Sabrina the Teenage Witch, which for some reason I was convinced was a real cat for my entire childhood not a real cat.