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Say what you want about business to business, the internet of things or the mysterious force in data recovery dubbed “the cloud”. The internet exists for one reason and one reason alone: cats.
These fluffy creatures have infiltrated humankind’s daily rituals since time immemorial, hunting by our side and keeping our laps sufficiently warm. But now, these resourceful balls of fur have infiltrated social media too. They’ll probably be our overlords in the future, and to remain in their good books, we have to pay homage to them before it’s too late.
Our cat overlords are however no more scary than they are absolutely adorable, and there’s no better place to admire them than Instagram. Today, we take a look at the cutest cats and kittens you should dedicated your Instagram life to following.
Warning: Prepare for cuteness overload.
Oliver and Charlie
If you don’t find Oliver and Charlie cute, then there’s a good chance you’re Voldemort. These two kitties take residence in chilly New Zealand, which requires a pretty bushy coat. This is a relatively new account, but their owners have posted a few snaps of them already.
Black cat? Bad luck? Nonsense. Phoebe is a rescue kitty who now resides in Yorkshire with her two humans. Although she has a midnight black coat, it seems that a pink bandana is her favourite accessory. Fetching indeed.
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A photo posted by phoebe (@princess_phoebz) on
Lord Abercrombie is a British shorthair with a coat that’ll make many other kitties jealous. He resides in Sydney, Australia and also likes “kangaroo meat” according to his bio.
Pia is a big city cat living in New York City. She’s a Tonkinese — effectively a Siamese and Burmese mix — and a model at that. According to her human, she fetches like a dog but cuddles like a human.
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A photo posted by Pia Petersfield🐈 (@piapetersfield) on
Ridiculously cute and boasting his own email address too, Moon is a predominantly white-coat kitten with tufts of black fur on either side of his head. His account is also relatively new, but we’re interested in seeing Moon’s progression from playful kitten to fluffy tiger.
Boo! Hi there new friends! Today I’d like to get to know EVERYONE that wants to be my friend… Leave me a comment with… 1. Your favourite toy 2. Your favourite food 3. Your favourite kitty friend on Instagram. Tag them in and I’ll follow them today! Love from Cat Called Moon 🌙 x #cat #catsofinstagram #catsofig #whitecat #cateyes #catlovers #catlover #catoftheday #catstagram #cutecatsoninstagram #petfood #kitty #kittycat #kitten #socute #cute #kittylove #kittensofinstagram #petstagram #adorable #instadaily #meow #weeklyfluff #dailyfluff #catcalledmoon #neko #catfood #bestmeow #catlounge
Mutlu, Togepi, Bambi and Ygritte
Four cats, four times the fun. Happy Cat Family is a must follow account if you’re into daily fluff. Hailing from Turkey, these four feline friends (and non-related family, mind) are all adopted rescue cats. Togepi’s pictured below.
A video posted by Mutlu Bambi Ygritte Togepi (@happycatfamily) on
Proclaimed the Selfie Cat by his owner, Manny is a cat with some serious swagger. Undoubtedly making Derek Zoolander very jealous, this kitty boasts the best poses in the business. His owner does tend to post other images of sunsets, his dogs and horses, but Manny’s undoubtedly the star.
Does Lil Bub need an introduction? Once the runt of her litter, she’s now an internet sensation with her own online store and 1.3-million Instagram followers. Her distinctive look (her protruding tongue and large eyes) makes her hard not to love.
A photo posted by Lil BUB (@iamlilbub) on
Yes, we’re bringing out the big guns now. Or, is that grumpy guns? Grumpy Cat is another internet celebrity. You’ve seen her on her very own meme, and a number of other media as well. But she’s known for her look of apparent disdain at everything that life has to offer. We can’t blame her really. She’s still cute.
Lobstah the cat proves that different doesn’t necessarily mean ugly. Born with a deformed paw and a number of other life-threatening anomalies, the determined Bruce Willis kitty pulled through, and now takes residence on our Instagram list.
A photo posted by Lobstah the cat (@lobstah_the_cat) on
Buuzou, Denzou and Ginzou
These three lovable cats tend to spend all of their time together (alongside their other sibling, a bunny, named Shibazou) which makes for some adorable photographs. Known as the Zou Brothers, these balls of fluff spend their days indoors lazing around in Japan.
A rather rare but beautiful Bengal, Cito is seriously photogenic. Living in Korea with his human, Cito’s long legs tend to get tangled up in a whole lot of things, from Christmas lights to cardboard boxes.
A photo posted by 치토 (@citomeow) on
Catootje, Cooper, Pim and Odin
Another cat family, these four are fairly adventurous, one should say. Their human calls their escapades “purrventures” and that seems about right, especially since these felines are either sleeping or getting up to all sorts of mischief.
Pancake could easily be Lil Bub’s brother, because he too has those same big eyes and same adorable pout. His name comes from his nugget-like paws, his human claims.
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A photo posted by Pancake (@nugget_pancake) on
Nala is among the Instagram elite league of cute cats, and is nearly as popular as Kim Kardashian too with 2.3-million likes on the platform. Spending her days in sunny Los Angeles, USA, she keeps her human and adopted siblings company (by company, we mean hiding in boxes, and launching sneak attacks).
Named after everyone’s favourite big band artist, Bing Clawsby is no less dapper. His distinct love for bow ties and black suits gives him a wedding singer look, without much effort. Of course, he’s still a cat, but a damn adorable one nonetheless.
A photo posted by Bing Clawsby (@bing_clawsby) on
Paw McCartney, like his brother Bing Clawsby, is nurtured by the same human (who also manages the @CatsOfInstagram account), but also has a taste for the finer things in life. With a collar and tie, Paw has a knack for standing out in a crowd, even if that crowd is the cat-mad Instagram.
Feature image: Pikawil via Flickr