In true feline form, cats aren't in a hurry to jump onto our laps.

According to one comprehensive study that looked at the spread of domesticated cats, DNA analysis suggests that these animals lived for thousands of years alongside humans before they were domesticated. During that time, their genes have changed little from those of wildcats, apart from picking up one recent "update": the distinctive stripes and dots of the tabby cat.

Since the moment they decided to join our households, felines have completely taken over our lives. In ancient Egypt, for example, people built cemeteries for them—Egyptians mummified their kitties and made statues for them that are exhibited in museum collections across the world to this day.

Of course, our life has changed dramatically during the last couple of millennia, but our love for cats has remained the same. Continue scrolling to check out this original Fashion Life list to learn why. When you go through the funny cat pictures we collected, fire up our similar publications dedicated to them here, here, and here.

#1

My Crush Just Told Me Over Text That It Was "Unmanly" For Men To Have A Cat. I Sent Her This

My Crush Just Told Me Over Text That It Was "Unmanly" For Men To Have A Cat. I Sent Her This

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Sue Lynn Chan
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You need a new crush, sir…..

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It is believed that cats started hanging around farming communities in the Fertile Crescent about 8,000 years ago, where they formed a mutually beneficial relationship with humans as their rodent patrol.

"Since domestic cats are remarkably similar to their wildcat ancestors, they retained a side to them that is fierce and elusive," Lucy Hoile, a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB) who specializes in these animals told Fashion Life.

"However, they are surprisingly adaptable, living comfortable lifestyles in the most urban of areas and forming strong, affectionate relationships with the people they live with. These two features of the pet cat make them an enigma that is difficult to find with any other pet species."

#2

This Could’ve Been An Email

This Could’ve Been An Email

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Vicky Z
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1 week ago

Oh my God this cat has the office look!

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Larry Good Cat

Larry Good Cat

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Ms.M.
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1 week ago

We beleaf in you, Larry.

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Some dog lovers might argue that cats are selfish and arrogant, but Hoile reassured us that felines are still living with us because they know we can provide them with significant benefits, and not just food and shelter.

"Cats will often form strong emotional attachments to their owners, identifying them as part of their social group through facial and body marking. Cat owners are now more than just bringers of tasty food and a warm bed!"

#4

Caught This Absolute Angel Begging For Treats

Caught This Absolute Angel Begging For Treats

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Caro Caro
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1 week ago

Aaaaw what an angel!

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#5

I Was Told To Post This Here

I Was Told To Post This Here

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E B
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1 week ago

Incat-tion!

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#6

Look At The Markings On This Cat

Look At The Markings On This Cat

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Kate
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1 week ago

The cat is snowing.

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And just because the average kitty sleeps around 16 hours a day, that doesn't mean they're lazy. They simply need to stay sharp!

"Being opportunistic hunters, they are built for short bursts of activity when prey presents itself," Lucy Hoile explained. "Periods of rest in-between are essential to conserve energy at other times of the day."

In fact, some of these furry critters (just like dogs) have no trouble earning their living through honest work. Just take a look at these bodega cats who keep convenience stores and corner shops pest-free!

#7

Apex Predator

Apex Predator

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Dorothy Parker
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1 week ago

The bottom teeth! So cute.

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#8

Close Enough

Close Enough

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Kêïgø Tåkâmî
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1 week ago (edited)

Aw :D

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#9

Black Cat Kinda Sus

Black Cat Kinda Sus

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Jess Ovo
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1 week ago

The void that stares back

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#10

I Have A Question

I Have A Question

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Brian Bennett
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1 week ago

What the hell is this meeting bout anyway?

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#11

A Short Story

A Short Story

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Kira Okah
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1 week ago

A smol nope

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#12

The Committee Against Vacuum Cleaners

The Committee Against Vacuum Cleaners

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Brian Bennett
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1 week ago

You do know what you are doing to us really SUCKS!

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#13

Hi!

Hi!

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Pusheen_Fan🧋
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1 week ago

good timing!

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#14

I Found This Little Boy In The Countryside, Alone. Initially He Was Scared, Now He Seems To Be Pretty Comfortable

I Found This Little Boy In The Countryside, Alone. Initially He Was Scared, Now He Seems To Be Pretty Comfortable

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Otter
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1 week ago

No sudden movements!!!!!

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#15

Onwards, My Noble Steed!

Onwards, My Noble Steed!

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Janine B.
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1 week ago

Well if it fits...

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#16

"Describe Your Cat In One Picture"

"Describe Your Cat In One Picture"

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Pusheen_Fan🧋
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1 week ago

what the O-O

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#17

It's Joke?

It's Joke?

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Lydia Dean-Melchior
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1 week ago

That's (two) cute.

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#18

Catflix And Chill

Catflix And Chill

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Yvonne Dauwalder Balsiger
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1 week ago

When the cats have better dates than you... 😐

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#19

She Didn't Like Her New Ears

She Didn't Like Her New Ears

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Lauren Caswell
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1 week ago

You will pay for this one, I can see it in her eyes

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#20

A Motion Sensor Sign

A Motion Sensor Sign

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Brian Bennett
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1 week ago

A S**t Sensor I see a patent in his future!

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#21

Important Q

Important Q

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Dorothy Parker
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1 week ago (edited)

The one on the right is Alfred Hitchcock. The left could be Donald Trump. Which would drive him over the edge. If you play with the fur you could turn Don into Cary Grant.

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#22

Halloween Costume Sorted

Halloween Costume Sorted

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Nana tharmaseelan
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1 week ago

I am Batman

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#23

What The Hex??!!

What The Hex??!!

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Yvonne Dauwalder Balsiger
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1 week ago

Not creepy at all... 😳

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#24

Where Is The Syrup, Stanley?

Where Is The Syrup, Stanley?

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Night Owl
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1 week ago

Horror movie material

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#25

The Cat Burglar Has Struck Again!

The Cat Burglar Has Struck Again!

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Otter
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1 week ago

A genuine cat burglar!

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#26

Getting Head Is Best

Getting Head Is Best

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JustAPanda
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1 week ago

Someone did not read the instruction manual...

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#27

The Way My Cat Sleeps

The Way My Cat Sleeps

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Ms.M.
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1 week ago

blep in a bubble

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#28

If You Can't Hide A Crime Scene, Just Pretend You Are A Victim

If You Can't Hide A Crime Scene, Just Pretend You Are A Victim

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ƒιѕн
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1 week ago

That's not how you empty a litter box.

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#29

These Rolls Are Homemade

These Rolls Are Homemade

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Brian Bennett
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1 week ago

Looks like my butt when I sit on a chair like that!

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#30

Behold The Glorious Whiskers Of Shoulder Cat

Behold The Glorious Whiskers Of Shoulder Cat

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Mazer
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1 week ago

Beam me up

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#31

He Thinks He's Being Sneaky

He Thinks He's Being Sneaky

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Ms.M.
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1 week ago

interesting turtle you've got there

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#32

Today I Was Extremely Sad And I Thought "I Can't Wait To Go Home And See My Cat, He Will Make Me Happy". Ok Well I Found Out He Was More Depressed Than Me

Today I Was Extremely Sad And I Thought "I Can't Wait To Go Home And See My Cat, He Will Make Me Happy". Ok Well I Found Out He Was More Depressed Than Me

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Vicky Z
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1 week ago

Thinking all of your life choices....or thinking that your hooman will come at make you happy again!

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#33

"I Do Not See The Humor In This"

"I Do Not See The Humor In This"

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Dorothy Parker
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1 week ago

Upper cat is clearly contemplating the demise of lower cat aka googly cat.

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#34

How Could You Be Mad At Her With Eyes Like Those

How Could You Be Mad At Her With Eyes Like Those

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Chris Miller
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1 week ago

Such a beautiful floofy hooligan..

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#35

Proud Daddy With His New Litter

Proud Daddy With His New Litter

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Juliet Hadaway
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1 week ago

you had me for oooooooone second

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#36

I Found Our New Church

I Found Our New Church

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Caro Caro
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1 week ago

I'll sign up.

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#37

I’m Remodeling My Basement And All The Ceiling Tiles Were Just Removed. I Found My Cat Like This

I’m Remodeling My Basement And All The Ceiling Tiles Were Just Removed. I Found My Cat Like This

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JACOB CHRISTOPHER
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1 week ago

rub da belly

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#38

The New Spiderman Movie Got Me Confused

The New Spiderman Movie Got Me Confused

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River Webb
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1 week ago

"hmm? Gravity? never heard of it!"

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#39

If You Bite Me In The Face, You Get The Bowl!

If You Bite Me In The Face, You Get The Bowl!

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Dorothy Parker
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1 week ago

And it still takes two adults!

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#40

Wait...

Wait...

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Kona Pake
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1 week ago

When you overfill the cat perch, it overflows.

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#41

My Cat Is Sleeping Very Strangely...

My Cat Is Sleeping Very Strangely...

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Pusheen_Fan🧋
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1 week ago

ooooo a new carpet

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#42

Being Sexy For Ya

Being Sexy For Ya

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Lauren Caswell
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1 week ago (edited)

Yes, draw her like one of your French girls, she said pre-emptively

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#43

Delightful Cat Photos To Brighten Your Day

Delightful Cat Photos To Brighten Your Day

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Em the Bored Lord
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1 week ago

Oh my f*****g god it looks like it's being made into spaghetti

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#44

Jailed For Smol Crimes

Jailed For Smol Crimes

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River Webb
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1 week ago

being too cute I'm guessing

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#45

When Your Cats Creates Gradient While They Eat

When Your Cats Creates Gradient While They Eat

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River Webb
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1 week ago

the printer was slowly running out of ink

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#46

Zzz

Zzz

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SomePeopleCallMeMaurice
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1 week ago

A**e over teakettle

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#47

Blursed_meeow

Blursed_meeow

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Emily Barnes
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1 week ago

OMG

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#48

College Life

College Life

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Pusheen_Fan🧋
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1 week ago

basic collage life

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#49

"Be There Or Be Square" Me:

"Be There Or Be Square" Me:

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Melody Machala
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1 week ago

😆 lol 90 degrees

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#50

I. I Don’t Even Know

I. I Don’t Even Know

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IzzieM
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1 week ago

Give me the catnip, or these eggs are history.

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