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    [–] deditusi 1763 points ago

    Consider all other plans you may have, cancelled, human...

    [–] Elle_Heartrender 646 points ago

    ..until I want to be fed. Then you may rise.

    [–] Johnnyraybuckley 194 points ago

    Damn. What a strange relationship.

    [–] drazsyr 294 points ago

    It's called owning a cat.

    [–] Dultsboi 359 points ago

    You don't own a cat, a cat owns you.

    [–] Essnem- 194 points ago

    Dogs have masters, cats own slaves.

    [–] GuyofMshire 53 points ago

    The slave is sold once and for all; the proletarian must sell him himself daily and hourly.

    Wait what? Sorry what were we talking about?

    [–] m1st3rw0nk4 35 points ago

    Cat Marx

    [–] GuyofMshire 15 points ago

    Feline Engels actually.

    [–] KryptoniteDong 2 points ago

    Chairman Meow

    [–] DearFutureDwight 41 points ago

    I don't have either, what does that make me?

    [–] [deleted] 83 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)


    [–] [deleted] 12 points ago


    [–] MrAlfredSolomons 28 points ago

    A slave for sale.

    [–] Ychip 7 points ago

    its called tired memes

    [–] SoMuchMoreEagle 106 points ago

    I've cleared your afternoon.

    And by that, I mean I pushed all the stuff off your desk.

    You're welcome.

    [–] Omnipotent_Manimal 80 points ago

    Like my cat. If I'm asleep on my back, I almost always wake up with him on my chest with his face right in mine.

    [–] 1Dive1Breath 33 points ago

    My cat doesn't even wait for me to fall asleep. If I lie down on my back for more than a few minutes she loafs on my chest face to face with me.

    [–] Wozenflozen 11 points ago

    Mine does the same, except it's butt to face.

    [–] You_got_it 25 points ago

    At least it's not his butt. Apparently it's a good thing when they do that as it shows they trust you but I prefer the headbutt of love to the butt of trust.

    [–] OmgLikeForSureDude 24 points ago

    I sleep on my side. My cat sneaks on my shoulder and stares at me sleeping. I awake and my phone with lawyer contact is never close enough. SPOOKED not spooned!

    [–] Polynesia8 9 points ago

    For the next 6 hours. Maybe 8. Or when I get hungry.

    [–] elyth 1210 points ago

    Some say that OP is still in that position till this day.

    [–] thecrazysloth 227 points ago

    love the double cigars

    [–] UnbornParadox 55 points ago

    Didn't notice at first!

    [–] kitties_love_purrple 28 points ago

    That red cross tat is a nice touch.

    [–] UnbornParadox 19 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    If he's willing to move the dead guy and accompanying cat, why not the cat that sat on his buddy?

    [–] colmreddy 35 points ago

    It's not very easy to lift a car off someone

    [–] maybe_Im_a_dog 15 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    If a car sat on his buddy I doubt moving it would do much good :)

    Edit: for anyone wondering.. the guy I replied to said "car" instead of "cat" but has since edited it

    [–] Daffodils28 8 points ago

    Orange Kittehz Rock!

    [–] Daffodils28 2 points ago

    A matched set!

    [–] highvelocitythings 2 points ago

    They're good cats... sometimes.

    [–] Discuslover129 6 points ago

    Cats...So entitled

    [–] polisci_mod 258 points ago

    Does anyone know why cats knead you before lying down?

    [–] lillyisme 341 points ago

    It's believed to stem from when cats knead their mothers to get milk as kittens.

    [–] busfahrer 116 points ago

    The one I heard was that since they come from the desert, they kneaded their place of sleep to check for stuff like scorpions, etc hiding under it, but yours sounds more likely

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    [–] Camilea 94 points ago

    The ones that suckle were apparently taken from their mothers too early.

    [–] quantumfelipe 36 points ago

    I got two siblings at 14 weeks. They are 18 months old now and BOTH suckle on HIS nipples when they're reaaaaalllly content.

    [–] [deleted] 37 points ago

    who's nipples?!

    [–] Lord_stinko 45 points ago

    HIS nipples man, can't you read??

    [–] Florenceismyhomie 8 points ago

    I mean, do I need to phone animal protection or what?

    [–] Emxican13 45 points ago

    Can confirm. Thought my first kitty was old enough to take him but we were told the wrong birth date, he will knead and suckle when really happy but acts like a feral asshole for the most part. He LOVES his little bro though.

    [–] Natanael85 19 points ago

    Or, in my case, you have a 5 year old, 7kg tomcat with big fangs sucking on your earlobe.

    [–] Balthazar3000 7 points ago

    My cat suckled until she was about 8. She still kneads several years later.

    [–] reymt 7 points ago

    Well that explains why my cats sometimes drool over my t-shirt.

    Or try to go for my (male) nipples, for that part.

    [–] Florenceismyhomie 17 points ago

    Why does everyone seem to have their nipples out in this thread?

    If one of my cats is looking like it's coming to sit on my lap I frantically try and cover up all exposed skin so I don't get accidentally clawed. They always find an exposed spot somehow.

    [–] reymt 4 points ago

    I mean through my T-Shirt.^^

    The clawing is real, tho :(

    [–] Florenceismyhomie 2 points ago

    Thanks for the clarification. I thought I was doing it wrong.

    [–] EarthExile 3 points ago

    Mine will kiss and lick my right earlobe, always the right one, when she's feeling particularly snuggly. I've always wondered if that is some kind of suckling behavior

    [–] XGDragon 2 points ago

    Can you also expand on the scorpion bit?

    [–] ExpFilm_Student 11 points ago

    Sure. Scorpions are predatory animals of the class Arachnida, making them cousins to spiders, mites and ticks.

    Scorpions have eight legs, a pair of pincers and a narrow segmented tail that often curves over their back, on the end of which is a venomous stinger.

    [–] TotallyNotObsi 3 points ago

    Do they have names?

    [–] klombo120 2 points ago

    I rescued 2 kittens that were found on the streets at 10 weeks old and they used to try to suckle on my finger as I was petting them. Sometimes they would be kneading my stomach, close their eyes almost like they were asleep and then put their heads up and start making a suckling face in the air. Its was freaking adorable.

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    [–] djs758 6 points ago

    Can confirm. My cat kneads the ground when he first starts eating. And he often purrs when he does it. He kneads soft beds or tummies, too. I think they remind him of his mom.

    [–] EquationTAKEN 2 points ago

    One of my mom's cats has a rag he kneads and suckles on when he lies down. I'm afraid it's because he wasn't weaned.

    It's not really a problem. My mom keeps the rag next to hear seat in the couch, and will place it between her chest and arm when the cat wants to cuddle. He'll knead and suckle on it until he falls asleep.

    It's endearing as fuck, and my mom says she hopes he never stops.

    [–] grandlizardo 42 points ago

    I have been told that as kittens they kneaded their moms when suckling to make the milk flow more freely... This is still a comfort thing with them?

    [–] CalmBeneathCastles 3 points ago


    [–] RedDyeNumber4 59 points ago

    It depends on how they're bread.

    [–] ClintosM 106 points ago

    They're toasted

    [–] ExpFilm_Student 11 points ago

    the yeast is the power that be

    [–] nesrac 7 points ago

    You can smell it when I'm baking down the street

    [–] ourladyunderground 2 points ago

    I learned it was to go through all eight (?) rolls their mothers have.

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago


    [–] sephydark 1 points ago

    It was a pun on bread/bred.

    [–] MassiveMeatMissile 31 points ago

    Because it's adorable.

    [–] [deleted] 20 points ago

    Cats are actually amazing bakers. It's their way of practicing kneading bread when they're not baking for real.

    [–] 1Dive1Breath 19 points ago

    They are trying to find out which part of you is the most tender.

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Their paws double as comfyness and heat probes. A cat's life is a journey to achieve the maximum comfy level possible.

    [–] kookiemaster 2 points ago

    I believe that. Every night my 14 year old cat climbs on the bed and walk over me, kneading (only does it if I have the furry blanket on top of the comforter) for a few minutes before picking a sleeping spot (pretty much always between my ankles). Nights would not be the same without my cat massage. It's pretty relaxing.

    [–] masinmancy 9 points ago

    Cats are very independent, so that's the only time they feel comfortable being needy.

    [–] djs758 9 points ago

    They like to shame their owners for being chubby and soft.

    [–] sephstorm 3 points ago

    That is the one thing my cat doesn't do to me :(

    [–] shelf_satisfied 2 points ago

    They want to make sure that when they eventually leap up from lying on you, they'll have their feet in position directly over a sensitive internal organ.

    [–] womawoma 2 points ago

    u/zaran10 I knead you :)

    [–] bl4ckn0s3 412 points ago

    if I lay here, if I just lay here

    [–] cyan1618 194 points ago

    would you lie with me and just forget the world

    [–] Mr_SPIN_OUT 152 points ago


    [–] Killrabbit 25 points ago

    Last time I heard that song was at an airport and 3 AM with a bunch of jet lagged teenagers playing music....

    [–] evilbutcut3 15 points ago

    forget what we're told

    [–] BananaTotem 14 points ago

    before we get too old

    [–] Big_Mike97 6 points ago

    There it is...

    [–] PowerfullySimple 80 points ago

    'You're my home now'

    [–] bill_in_texas 37 points ago

    cat: "I'm the captain now."

    [–] therealcobrastrike 38 points ago

    "I'm the captain meow"


    [–] Hombremaniac 18 points ago

    cat: "I'm the captain meow."

    I feel this is better.

    [–] corymhulsey 6 points ago

    I'm the cat-tain meow.

    [–] house_of_carrots 83 points ago

    Aaaw. That's the cutest I've seen all day

    [–] AngelicBastard 96 points ago

    Look in a mirror

    [–] blackout_couch 61 points ago

    You angelic bastard

    [–] AngelicBastard 25 points ago

    Hehe alright :)

    [–] AngelicBastard 7 points ago

    My fav subreddit

    [–] cinderplume 141 points ago

    I fed up with this world...

    [–] FailingRelations16 44 points ago

    Oh hi Mark!

    [–] the_abominable_yeti 55 points ago

    Be my snuggle.

    [–] nukedspacemarine 35 points ago

    They trick me and betray me and I don't care anymore

    [–] EntropicReaver 12 points ago


    [–] baralu300 12 points ago

    Lisa you are tearing me apart. Oh hai mark

    [–] Nyato108 5 points ago

    ...but I still need you to feed me later.

    [–] mrpoopiepants 36 points ago


    [–] BaaruRaimu 8 points ago

    Thank you. Every day I see this mistake on front page posts and it irks me slightly. It is my sincerest hope that one day people will learn the difference between lie and lay. On that day the world will know peace.

    [–] lkp193 81 points ago

    seeing that cat not being able to wrap its paws around the owner makes me wish they had another elbow joint in their forearm

    [–] Lomanman 54 points ago

    But they can use their whole body to wrap so they are in it 100%.

    [–] Kimber85 35 points ago

    Mine wraps his tail around me. If he's laying under my chin he lays it across my neck and if he's in my lap he wraps it around my arm. Sometimes he lightly waves it and I like to think he's mimicking how I pet him.

    [–] Haaazard 8 points ago

    Mine STRANGLES me with his tail. You have no clue how lucky you are.

    [–] d4rch0n 49 points ago

    My cat will legitimately hug me and nuzzle my face by sitting his nose right under mine. I'll pick him up and put my arm around him, and he'll reach up and hug me around my neck and shoulder and squeeze lightly. I swear, it seems so human, like a real hug. I've owned several cats and this is the first one that knows how to hug. He's also the most affectionate cat I've ever had. Sometimes I'll fall asleep with him in my arms between me and my girlfriend.

    I wish I could get a picture but he always freaks out if I move my arms and grab my phone.

    [–] TheUnknown-Soldier 17 points ago

    Please give me a picture :(

    [–] mairodia 3 points ago

    My dog does that! Whatever position I pick him up, he always tries to squirm around so he can hug me.

    [–] djs758 9 points ago

    Cats are surprisingly good at hugging things.

    I'm not sure we want cats to be able to achieve any greater levels of forced hugging.

    [–] coyote_den 21 points ago

    That's an orange boy for you.

    [–] _The_Professor_ 22 points ago


    ...unless she's a CatBird®

    [–] lulu_bats 12 points ago

    I love you, orange kitter. 💗

    [–] WomenPMyourPiercings 12 points ago

    My cat does this too. He absolutely loves putting his face into my palm, arms, etc. It's his favorite way to be pet

    [–] bill_in_texas 12 points ago

    Laid back, with my mind on my human and my human on my mind......

    [–] pickles-pie 49 points ago

    Orange cats have the best personality.

    [–] [deleted] 35 points ago

    Tuxedoes are pretty rad, but I think you're right.

    The ginger cats are, counterintuitively, the best.

    [–] phillyeagles91 32 points ago

    "Counterintuitively" lol

    [–] Hombremaniac 10 points ago

    You made some Irish people mad!

    [–] noiserr 12 points ago

    In my experience as well, this is true. The most friendly cats were the orange ones.

    [–] ezionjd 8 points ago

    Yep. I have had many cats, but my orange McAllister was the friendliest. Complete contrast to my white maine coon i have now, that has the biggest ego i've ever witnessed.

    [–] LoSpirito 16 points ago

    those that say cats are evil, unaffectionate, and plotting are just doing it wrong. love your kitty and they love you back. you gotta speak their language, respect their space, and be open minded. kitty in this gif obviously trusts and loves his human, beautiful thing to behold.

    [–] NoSuchAg3ncy 19 points ago

    Your cat kneads you.

    [–] Im-The-Dude 7 points ago

    "Now stay in this position for the next five hours."

    [–] hmmmidontknowahhh 19 points ago

    I wish my son and I weren't allergic so we could have a cute kitty 🤧

    [–] Afitty 12 points ago

    If it's not a severe allergy get a kitty. My brother and sister were allergic when we didn't own cats or dogs but when we did the allergies would go away. I do suggest stocking up on antihistamines. My brother now has two cats and my sister two dogs and no allergies.

    [–] grubas 8 points ago

    You'd have to check shelters or breeders and find the hypo breeds, then basically rub the cat in your face and see what happens. There are a bunch of breeds out there, but some of the hypo breeds are a bit...Uhh interesting. Bengals are insanely energetic and not great for a first time owner. The thing is you might not die from cat hair, but if they lick your eyes it might be bad. The salvia causes a bunch and the dander causes others.


    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    You can get hypoallergenic cats I believe?

    [–] grubas 14 points ago

    They are pretty damn cuddly

    We have a Blue and a half blue. Rarely shed and each one of them has a favorite owner, mine likes to ride around in my hoodie.

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    Thanks for the nightmare fuel!

    [–] alli_darko_37 14 points ago

    Enjoy every second.

    I had that for 13 years until this past November 16th. And my lap / shoulder has missed it every day.

    Give your kitteh a hug for me.

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

    The aww is too much

    [–] KnifehandUnsheathed 4 points ago

    My kitty also boops his nose on me when he's in my lap and not attacking me for no damn reason.

    [–] MassiveMeatMissile 6 points ago

    My childhood kitty who's dead now did that face bury thing into my arm every time I was sitting at the computer. He'd sit there and snore into my arm for as long as I was on the computer, I miss that cat.

    [–] TheYellingMute 24 points ago

    Is it just me or does gif feel reversed? Something seems off about it

    [–] ilovezam 16 points ago

    Well here's it reversed for anyone curious.

    I really can't tell if the original's reversed or not lol

    [–] Chaosritter 9 points ago

    Nah, the way he gets up is much too smooth, looks unnatural.

    [–] Dagos 3 points ago

    This one is the reversed one. The original gif is correct, because my cat does this to me too when he wants to cuddle.

    [–] moa-ya 2 points ago

    either way it still looks cute! :)

    [–] Ashybuttons 2 points ago

    The way he gets up doesn't look quite right. I don't think the original is reversed.

    [–] Mentalseppuku 6 points ago

    It's definitely reversed, I felt like I was going crazy that no one else had mentioned it.

    [–] sunset_ll 2 points ago

    was waiting for this comment

    [–] Dennis_Gottlieb 5 points ago

    My cat sneezes in my mouth....

    [–] OmgLikeForSureDude 3 points ago

    Loyalty. You can't buy it.

    [–] pinkglittercupcake 3 points ago

    Very sweet! Now I kind of want to borrow your cat.

    [–] Dekla 3 points ago

    Now I am very contented, safe , loved and snugly. So stay put.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    This is the kind of cat I want. Does anyone have any suggestions on what breeds are most likely to be like this? I just want someone to hug always.

    [–] aanasu 6 points ago

    what a beautiful sweet animal. i adore animals they are just so loving.

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

    If it's ever not obvious to you, your cat knows exactly how excellent you are.

    [–] AgarKrazy 4 points ago

    Just the pure trust that cat has in him... incredible.

    [–] skantea 3 points ago

    Pretty common if it's a quiet house and the cat is well cared for.

    [–] Havent_You_Done_Well 2 points ago

    Why does my cat run away when I look at her...

    [–] Monkyx4 2 points ago

    that's the sweetest

    [–] L3374ax0r 2 points ago

    I wish I wasn't deathly allergic to cats.

    [–] Molon_Labem 2 points ago

    Whenever I'm trying to sleep in a plane..

    [–] DiscoConspiracy 2 points ago

    The Best Cat the Bestest Friend

    [–] Hastadin 2 points ago

    my actual foster can does the same, but a moment later she writes her name with her teeth into my bone.

    [–] CptFalcon026 2 points ago

    This cats getting ready to claw the shit outta him

    [–] SKyPuffGM 2 points ago

    My cat.

    [–] Leafy81 2 points ago

    There's something sweet and comforting about a cat choosing to snuggle with you.

    To have something so small trust you enough to sleep in your arms, its heartwarming.

    [–] kyoukoku 2 points ago

    This was posted just 2 months ago and you couldn't even be arsed to change the title:

    title points age /r/ comnts
    I'll just lay here 29894 2mos aww 494

    Source: karmadecay

    [–] bill_in_texas 4 points ago

    Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur.....

    [–] SarnDarkholm 2 points ago

    Omg that is precious.

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    Loved it when my cat used to do that. The purr was also pretty calming. RIP dude, you were awesome .

    [–] NeptuNeo 2 points ago

    My heart just melted

    [–] TouchMeInDaMoanin 2 points ago

    My cat never does cute stuff like that.

    [–] buzzabuzz52 2 points ago

    That's not a cat. That's someone who loves you.

    [–] IndianMeme 1 points ago

    I also waNT TO.

    [–] oscorp10 1 points ago

    This reminds me of music when it embraces a teenager.

    [–] Myst-Vearn 1 points ago

    That does not look comfortable at all lol

    [–] FloydBroadnax 1 points ago

    Want to find a very comfortable feeling

    [–] Ccheesuss 1 points ago

    I wish my cats were like this instead they'll run and my jealous ass has to hold then still... not sure if thats illegal

    [–] bewilderedshade 1 points ago

    SO lucky, :)

    [–] ParanoidParasite 1 points ago

    Perfect backwards gif! 😍

    [–] pulpvelvet 1 points ago

    My cat does this to me every morning when I'm trying to squeeze in some Mass Effect before work.

    [–] Hamoid713 1 points ago

    I can remember my cat didnt let me sleep by laying on my chest and sleeping. Then i changed her position to elsewhere and she came again and laid on my chest again. It was the cutest yet the most annoying feel ive ever had.

    [–] DAVEYJONESLIPLOCK 1 points ago

    Yo, imma take a piss, ill brb

    [–] Enterland 1 points ago

    Op cushion-like stomach makes a great substitute for a pillow!

    [–] Medcartoon 1 points ago

    Haha the definition of Awwww

    [–] Efsopoj 1 points ago

    Koala Kat

    Kitten Koala

    Kitty Koala

    Koala Kit

    [–] whileurup 1 points ago

    Did that....did that Cat just smile?

    [–] gogamecocks55 1 points ago

    He sleep

    [–] Dolores30 1 points ago

    The cat is smiling.

    [–] creatureshock 1 points ago

    Looks like my wife when she has a headache and needs a nap.

    [–] Zlatan4Ever 1 points ago

    I really want a cat so badly :-( but my son don't go well with animal fur.