15 Typical Cat Behaviors That Will Make You Laugh and Cry At the Same Time


Cats. Who knows why they do the things they do? Why do they indiscriminately knock stuff off tables? Why won't they sleep in the really cute bed you bought them? Sure, there are theories. But when it comes down to it, no one really knows what's going on in a cat's brain - except the cat. Here are 15 examples of everyday cat behaviors that are so baffling it's almost funny.

Maybe they're just really into proving that gravity is a thing that exists. 


Or they are trying to teach us to appreciate the simpler things in life ... 


You know, get back to basics. 

Back when times were simpler and a bed could be anything.

They do what they want, when they want.

Privacy? What's that?


 They're not really into sharing. 

 Especially not when it comes to sharing the dog's bed. 

And don't do well when they're not the center of attention. 


Oh? Were you playing a game? I didn't notice. Also, you owe me 200 Munnies. 

They make you devise tactical maneuvers ... in your own home. 

Because they're masters of stealth. 

But they don't have time for your silly signs.  


They don't understand that cat hair isn't a garnish. 

Their curiosity can often get the better of them.

But cats have always been this way. And it's not about to change meow! 

What are some sometimes frustrating, sometimes funny things your cat does? Let us know in the comments below! 


  • Liz

    Even in the middle ages, cats ruled the roost and were aholes. lol.

  • Tallulah

    The cat on the eggs – I think it’s fairly obvious that this cat is a trans-hen.

  • Catmom

    Somehow they know exactly when you move from that just settling in stage to actual sleep. Then they put on the afterburners and chase each other over the bed, making sure to put a paw right in your stomach.

  • Rachel

    At random times of the day, wether I am eating or sleeping or doing something in the house, I can be sure to hear a hitting noise on a walk or something. My cat, Cece, takes one of her hind legs, and repeatedly hits the wall. I don’t know why. Last night, she did it to the book I was reading!

  • Ann

    I once had a Siamese mix who always wanted to be the center of attention. He would lie on the newspaper when someone was trying to read it. He also hated the telephone, because if someone was talking on the phone then they weren’t paying attention to him — and Mr. Bartlett couldn’t have that.

    Mr. Bartlett would also join dinner parties. He would let each guest pet him and then sit in the middle of the room where everybody could see and admire him.

    My longhair, Fritz, will lie on a book when I’m trying to read.

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