#LongCats Inspire Viral Trend With Their Stretchy Ways

Written by: Kelli Brinegar
For more than five years, Kelli Brinegar has been using her ability to write and her passion for research to tell the tale of what cats are thinking and why. She has provided care to more than 30 cats in her lifetime.Read more
| Published on February 18, 2020

Cats have created an art form in stretching. They’re the ultimate yogis, finding peace and contentment in the longest and deepest of stretched out positions. And cat lovers everywhere are often mesmerized by the positions their kitty dears lengthen into.

In fact, the cat lovers of Japan have recognized cats’ abilities to stretch into impossible lengths in a viral trend now sweeping the globe. Feline fans worldwide are sharing photos of their stretchy kitties with the tag #longcat.

No matter your choice of social media, you can find these long cats spanning every platform. You won’t miss a single stretchy cat!


Why Do Cats Stretch So Much?

Cats enjoy stretching for a number of reasons. The action helps them wake up from their many naps, getting blood pressure up and making them alert. Plus, stretching lengthens muscles and flushes toxins from the body. When a cat stretches in your presence, rejoice! It means the kitty feels safe and comfy with you.

But the best reason for stretching?

A nice, long stretch just feels so good!

Like a stretchy kitty, get comfy and scroll on to enjoy photos of cats who’ve gotten into the #longcat spirit.

#LongCats are Cute Cats

Long and lean Savannah cat Diego says, “I’m a snaaake”…


Long cats love to chill in their favorite chairs…

Славик Яковенко/Facebook

This is Barney, an “extra #longcat”


This long tabby cat defies logic with a twisty stretch…

David Mukai/Facebook

Long cats are all about self care and remind us, “Remember to get your stretches in at the end of the day!”


Hugo calls his long stretches “Hugo yoga”…


Jasper likes to stretch and chill…


Long Cats Keep on Stretching

Sometimes kitties get long and stretchy for investigative purposes…

Ralph Hertelendy/Facebook

Marvelous Miss Mochi practices her “long cat poses” for all to see…


Cats know how to make use of their stretchy ways to fit where they choose, just like this fluffy boy lounging long…


Here’s a super long house panther nice and relaxed…


Keep Scrollin’ for More Stretchin’

Long Cat Boris “might be broken” in his contorted comfort…


Sometimes kitty cats get long for play purposes, “taking flight” to catch their toys…


Stretching makes long tuxedo cats like Cosmo quite happy…


Raise your paw if you like stretches! Lexie says, “I do!”…


But a cat’s favorite place to stretch out is often their human’s lap. And we love it when they do!


Next time your cat gets comfy and stretches to impossible lengths, snap a pic and show the world your #longcat.

H/T: www.thesun.co.uk 
Feature Image: @BretDavies2/Twitter