It was brought to my attention that today is National Cat Day. Everyone I’ve spoken to has a lot to say about this, but I remained silent until called out by a coworker: “Erin loves cats! She sends everyone weird cat memes all the time!”
That’s when the truth came out: my secret Internet cat love.
As a known cat-hater (they bite me all the time, try to kill me in my sleep, etc), I happen to have an enormous soft spot for the glorious cats of the Internet. National Cat Day has given me a reason to revisit all of my favourite Internet cat-related videos, gifs and memes. I have long enjoyed sharing these, randomly with coworkers I felt in need of a pick-me-up or just on a slow news day.
In light of this magical day, I’ve collected a ‘best of’ ranging from catflakes to the OG 8-bit Nyan cat, and some other spectacular finds. Behold: my top picks for #nationalcatday, from my love/hate relationship to you.
Cat + shark costume + Roomba = pure genius. (Also, a random duck.)
Remember the IKEA monkey?!
LASER CAT LASER CAT LASER CAT LASER CAT (pew pew!).
Pretty sure all cats do this, but this gif really nails the thought process.
The Internet loves pizza. The Internet loves cats.
A classic and perfect move.
Who doesn’t love an old time-y cat playing the piano?
This costume alone, when “Yass” became “Yarr,” would seriously tip the cat-hate scales for me.
And the finale, the OG NYAN Cat.