Naughty Video Chats To Selfies: Cats Caught Using Phones

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 May 12, 2020

One might think cats and technology don’t mix, but kitty paws are actually itching to reach out and touch someone just like their humans do.

From taking over laptops to phones, cats definitely know how to entertain their humans. Much of the funniest or cutest stuff on the internet features cats. We just can’t get enough of them. And co-founder of the Viral Factory, Matt Smith, has some thoughts on why this is.

Smith told the Telegraph, “Properly nourished cats and kittens love to jump and play around, and so, on a basic level, they are very entertaining to watch. They climb and balance and perform amazing feats. We are mesmerized by their agility.”

Plus, advancements in technology have made it easier to share cats and their antics with the world. Since the earliest days of video cameras, cats have made great subject material. “Back then, owners filmed their pets and would show the footage perhaps to their immediate family or a few friends, but now people share their cat videos, hoping they will become internet sensations.”

Smith is right, the hope for viral status drives posts, but cat lovers are quite thankful for people’s quest for internet fame. The more posts, the more cats for us to laugh at or adore!

Whatever way cats are trying to stay in touch, the photo-ops are amazing.

Check out these pics of cats trying to connect…

Carl just wants to make a phone call but maybe he prefurs a different case? Or is this how cats dial?


Uh oh, looks like this troublemaker is trying to get into your phone!


And of course, cats take purrfect selfies…


No matter the selfie angle, cats don’t have a bad side!


Kitties love the social world, believe it or not! Here, Shadow hacks Instagram and decides which lovely look to post…


No human, this is how you take a photo…


Then, there are gamer cats. This kitten already plays league!

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Oh, these modern cats!


Kitties Getting Risqué via Screens

And in this cats-and-phone hilarity, some people have been having fun with the idea that cats send each other risqué photos too. This silly trend has come from folks getting froggy with Photoshop. Using first a photo of a kitty in a suggestive pose, then comes the addition of a surprised kitty in small screen, giving the shot a video chat appearance. The result is hysterical and is just another example of cats trying to be like their people…







Feature Image: Котизм/ & @sawowse/Instagram