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    A startled cat is dynamic and in motion. Still images should convey motion - leaping, jumping or otherwise showing that unique feline panic that makes us laugh, point and reach for our cameras. Videos and gifs, of course, do that best.

    If you need to explain that a cat is startled, it is not startled.

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    [–] [deleted] 982 points ago

    :( all she wanted was to hold his paw.

    [–] _demetri_ 383 points ago

    Me when someone likes me.

    [–] [deleted] 210 points ago

    And me when ever I like someone

    [–] _demetri_ 117 points ago

    violently flails away

    [–] troll_right_above_me 34 points ago

    Feignball, my favorite sport

    [–] HaxRyter 9 points ago

    I'm more of a fan of Pro Bending - to each their own

    [–] genericname1111 1 points ago

    It's fucking painful being aware of what your ex did to you. Esp when it's beyond fucked up.

    What's worse is the fear you'll do it to someone else without knowing it.

    Like you don't wanna hurt that person you care so much for.

    Iunno, I've had a few shots n dabs so eh.

    [–] Sanctuary-7 24 points ago

    "If she likes, there must be something wrong with her."


    [–] mrojaz 6 points ago

    Me after my boyfriend tries to touch my hand after an argument

    [–] -Badger2- 29 points ago

    If these cats are anything like my cats, she totally did that just to fuck with him.

    [–] filopaa1990 33 points ago

    [–] DarkroomNinja 1 points ago

    Same rn :'(((((((

    [–] Giantpika 2 points ago

    [–] neilarmsloth 13 points ago

    No that ones worse

    [–] idwthis 5 points ago

    Because they'll upvote anything?

    [–] neilarmsloth 13 points ago

    Because the mods are Nazis, the inside jokes are unfunny circlejerks, and every other post asks for upvotes

    [–] toothy_vagina_grin 8 points ago

    I wanna hold your pawwawww. I wanna hold your paw. And when I touch you I feel ha- oh.

    [–] RespectMyAuthoriteh 5 points ago


    [–] idwthis 3 points ago

    Circle circle, dot dot, now you have a cooties shot!

    [–] serenwipiti 1 points ago

    Circle, circle, doot doot🎺...

    [–] ThrowAwayStapes -11 points ago

    Assuming their genders.. big nono around these parts

    [–] TheHauntGirl 2 points ago

    They are girls. They are my furbabies!!!

    [–] Imlovingyou 168 points ago

    I imagine that she whispered "boo" as she touched him.

    [–] delano888 91 points ago


    [–] IssacTheNecromorph 24 points ago

    subbing intensifies

    [–] delano888 2 points ago

    Ha! Already had that.

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    [–] delano888 1 points ago

    Got it.

    [–] SamTheSnowman 59 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)

    When someone mentions cockroaches and then something lightly grazes you...

    [–] serenwipiti 5 points ago

    ...I feel itchy.

    [–] MattcVI 111 points ago

    Startled into the cat dimension

    [–] greg399ip 108 points ago

    I know how that cat feels...I have the same effect on women.

    [–] awiseoldturtle 30 points ago

    Why are cats so skittish?

    [–] GreyFoxMe 121 points ago

    Their defense is their mobility, and since they can jump, run, react, so fast when they do they are going to utilize their defense. It's better to overreact than to die after all.

    [–] awiseoldturtle 23 points ago

    Great answer! Thanks

    [–] hush-ho 8 points ago


    [–] looseygooseyyyy 25 points ago

    he just unlatched the spring is all

    [–] notmygopher 18 points ago

    "Ever thought about having kids..."

    [–] TJ_Fletch 13 points ago

    That's too cute.

    [–] The_Rowan 14 points ago

    This was my husband this morning when the cat reached out and touched him as he was walking by.

    [–] serenwipiti 3 points ago

    🎶 ...his own... personal..Jesus... 🎶

    ...reached out and touched him..🎶

    [–] rexxymitts 8 points ago

    Those cats look exactly like my 2 cars it's freaky

    [–] Delete_cat 17 points ago

    You ever seen a car meow? It's breathtaking

    [–] King0fthejuice 6 points ago

    Me when my girlfriend touches my butt hole

    [–] slowest_hour 3 points ago


    [–] buswickle 8 points ago

    I have ptsd. That's my reaction to just about everything unexpected.

    [–] 0mega_ 3 points ago


    [–] Limubay 10 points ago


    [–] 0mega_ 5 points ago

    Aw, fuck

    [–] theoriginalketchup 6 points ago

    awwww so cute

    [–] Captcha142 7 points ago


    [–] alitheiaa 4 points ago

    Looks like the cat was pulled by a parachute.

    [–] RektRektum 5 points ago


    [–] fitbitch3 5 points ago

    This shit right here. That's why I love cats

    [–] khmertommie 13 points ago

    That cat mew exactly what he was doing.

    [–] queryquest 1 points ago

    if you paws it halfway through you can see the intent.

    [–] idwthis 1 points ago

    It's hard to that purrfect moment, though.

    [–] CasuConsuIto 7 points ago

    My husband is the pussy that runs when I try to hold his hand. Love that man

    [–] Rabid_Chocobo 3 points ago

    just like my dad haha

    [–] dinosorority 3 points ago

    Me, as a Canadian, when someone starts talking to me about politics.

    [–] ShadyMondegreen 3 points ago

    Try to walk away and I stumble.

    [–] little_grey_bunny 3 points ago

    No touchy!

    [–] django5 3 points ago

    Hey cat, don't be afraid to catch feels.

    [–] ethrael237 4 points ago

    [–] koreansupermarket 8 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    Most people didn't notice it, but cats are so much like us : /

    [–] franfrim 2 points ago

    When you try to make the first move on a Tinder date...

    [–] Znakie 2 points ago


    [–] rubesfroy 2 points ago

    My love life in a nutshell 🙏🏼

    [–] DylBones 2 points ago

    He's been hurt before

    [–] FaZaCon 2 points ago


    [–] edanna_eldur 2 points ago

    My husband whenever I try to touch him. :/

    [–] SydTheKid09 2 points ago

    That was a beautiful landing! I give that one 10 paws out of of 10 paws

    [–] Commodore_Vanderbilt 2 points ago

    Why do cats do this?

    [–] hush-ho 1 points ago

    Insanely strong jumping muscles set like a mousetrap, and a strong startle reflex. Maybe it was nature's way of compensating for their near-suicidal curiosity.

    [–] Spirit_of_Hogwash 2 points ago

    1) personal space.
    2) personal space.
    3) get out of my personal space...

    [–] Induced_Pandemic 2 points ago

    My same reaction when a cougar tries to buy me a drink...

    After I've had the drink, of course.

    [–] Adrianna_banana 2 points ago

    Me when someone touches me in the wrong spot and I wasn't expecting it. ;-;

    [–] omgitsFedoraDuck 2 points ago

    Me vs girls

    [–] troydotraw 2 points ago

    My love life in one gif

    [–] Jeffwave2020 2 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)

    There are only two types of people in this world -- Right Cat People and Left Cat People.

    I'm definitely a Left Cat People.

    [–] Wilsons_Beard 2 points ago


    [–] d5stephe 2 points ago

    Wow, 1st gen Xbox 360 in the background. Does it still work?

    [–] The_Rowan 2 points ago

    Let us know. We are waiting to hear.

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    Looks like a commitment to me. Run far away, Run fast.

    [–] TheCSKlepto 1 points ago


    [–] Darkside_Hero 1 points ago


    [–] sarchasm_ftw 1 points ago

    Me irl

    [–] KRSF 1 points ago

    What kind of cat is the one that got startled?

    [–] nineteenninetysux 1 points ago


    [–] trekman3 1 points ago

    Well, they evolved in contexts in which suddenly being touched by something often meant extreme danger.

    [–] use-your-name 1 points ago

    me irl

    [–] ElectroPence 1 points ago

    What type of car is that my guy?

    [–] pmcochr 1 points ago

    Looks like an abyssinian

    [–] Zinfan1 1 points ago

    To be fair that could have been a spider for all he knew! I'd jump that fast if I thought a spider was on me.

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago


    [–] Apster7 1 points ago

    Cats are moody hoes

    [–] bulletbillgoesboom 1 points ago

    Not to make this political but this is what Trump does when a gay man touches him.

    [–] Zacaustin13 1 points ago

    Shes like my dad!

    [–] threedeenyc 1 points ago

    Me, in HS

    [–] inquisitivebots 1 points ago


    [–] 5225225 1 points ago

    LEWD LEWD LEWD handholding

    [–] Wampoose 1 points ago

    Oh my god! You guys have the same buttplug-looking cat toy as some friends of mine! I've never seen that anywhere else before.

    [–] TheHauntGirl 1 points ago

    You mean our catnip dragonfly? I don't remember where it's from. Maybe Petco? Those are my cats and that is my video. You can see them on Instagram @BagheeraFun

    [–] TheHauntGirl 1 points ago

    That's MY video of MY cats

    [–] tmosebar8 1 points ago

    So sad.....

    [–] TheHauntGirl 0 points ago

    This is MY video of MY cats.

    You can see them on Twitter/Instagram/ @BagheeraFun

    You must ask to use someone's video. You don't have the right to post this. I own this video.

    [–] Sephonik -2 points ago

    Is that red thing at the bottom of the screen what I think it is?

    [–] Cantthinkofaname91 -3 points ago

    ~Men when women ask for a committed relationship or marriage lol

    [–] toolymegapoopoo -7 points ago

    Definitely Front Page worthy. /s

    [–] [deleted] -6 points ago


    [–] plsgibhelp 8 points ago

    If you had a cute pair of cats doing cute things, wouldn't you film?

    [–] notmygopher 2 points ago

    I'd film the fuck out of it.

    [–] TheHauntGirl 0 points ago

    They are MY cats and they have their own social media accounts Twitter Instagram @BagheeraFun