We're not sure why there is an official World Cat Day because every damn day is a celebration of our feline rulers. The Internet is basically an ode to their existence, which is pretty much the only reason we can tolerate the online world.
It's Friday. It's World Cat Day. We're on the Internet. There is literally only one thing to do right now. GIF Party! It's either that or human sacrifice. Cats love when we do that.
So, in honor of the fluffy, adorable, independent, sassy, evil, smart, clumsy, affectionate, indifferent kitties that make our lives so much better on a daily basis, here's our collection of the best GIFs starring the one and only creature known as the cat:
Don't ask questions. Just get in the car and head into the portal with the cat.
This cat never gets told "no" ever in his life.
You will probably stare at this GIF of the crackling fire and Lil' Bub longer than you'd care to admit.
Nail-filing cat is totally shading you right now.
This is the position we'll be in as soon as we get home from work tonight.
Get your act together, kittens! Stand up straight.
Is there anything cuter than a cat yawning? Don't answer that question; the answer is always NO.
Classy as a motherf--ker.
Synchronized kitties! We shall take them all, thanks.
No one has ever been in more distress than this cat.
The best Harry Potter couple of all time. OF ALL TIME.
Those eyes. They burn into your soul a bit, don't they?
Cats were doing the butt wiggle before it was cool.
We heard Jim Parsons bought 900 cats with his Big Bang Theory pay raise.*
*absolutely not true. We totally made that up just now.
It's so fluffy we're gonna diiiiie.
Did you think we wouldn't include Tara the hero cat? How dare you?!
This kitten is either giving a massage or preparing to push the other kitten off the edge. Probably the latter.
The Crazy Cat Lady from The Simpsons is so misunderstood. She's the true star of that show. We all aspire to be her.
Before he was Star Lord, Chris Pratt was Cat Lord.
To sum up:
A huge thank you to our feline masters of the universe for allowing us to feed you, pet you, house you and generally exist on this planet with you. It's your world and we are just living in it. We know that.
Want to make your life instantly cuter? Rescue a cat of your own! Go to PetFinder.com to find a shelter near you!