12 Cats Who Are Completely, Unquestionably Feline

Written by: Adri Sandoval
Adri Sandoval is the Special Projects Manager for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats. Her work has deepened her love for animals, fostering a strong passion for rescue and animal advocacy.Read more
| Published on December 7, 2015

When we think of cats, we imagine beautiful, curious, sweet, intelligent, and nimble creatures. Felines are animals with a truly unique blend of characteristics: they’re independent, talented hunters in the wild, but they’re also playful, affectionate pets in our homes. Their one-of-a-kind personalities make kitty-lovers proudly identify themselves as “cat people,” and it’s no wonder, then, that “cat people” are a human breed all their own!  Here are a dozen cats that personify some of the traits and talents that make creatures so completely and utterly….well, feline!

1. This beauty’s peepers demonstrate why cats are famous for those gem-like, mystical eyes.

“I can read your mind and see into your soul.”

cat eyes

2. And this one has no shame showing her dark side.

“I will keep watching you from my windowsill until you are out of my sight. Muah–Muaha–MUAHAHAHA!”

cat creeper

3. This kitty is indulging in a lazy day and she is so proud of it.

“Me? Taking up the whole couch? I know. Go sit somewhere else.”

cat lazy

4. While this one is just basking in the warmth of the sunlight.

“Do I look like I got some color?”

cat sun patch

5. This feline shows us why afternoon snoozes are called “cat naps”…

…and looks adorable while doing it. Sweet dreams!

cat nap

6. This whiskered wonder demonstrates what it looks like to have “cat-like reflexes.”

This ninja-cat is pouncing on his prey!

cat ninja

7. This nimble guy puts our yoga postures to shame with his effortless flexibility.

“Me? Workout? Nah, I just do this for fun.” (Maybe he’s double-jointed?)

cat yoga

8. And this pretty kitty is gently introducing himself to this butterfly.

“Hello there, what are you?”

cat with butterfly

9. This sweet girl likes to stop and smell the roses.

What a perfect reminder to slow down and enjoy life!

cat flower

10. And this silly meower is enthralled by…well…something!

“It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s–! Oh, it’s a bird. I was right the first time.”

cat enthralled

11. We’re so glad our death-defying acrobats have nine lives…

“Don’t worry, silly human. I’ll land on my feet.”

cat 9 lives


12. Because it means that we get nine lifetimes worth of head-nuzzling, purring affection!

There’s no better way to say “I love you.”

cats cuddly