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12 Most Important Cats In History

The Award Winner

The Award Winner

Why It Matters: Because perhaps the noblest quality of all the cat qualities is the quiet grace and humility with which they accept recognition for their achievements.

The Cat Who Caught Her Owner in the Act of Stealing Her Ice Cream

The Cat Who Caught Her Owner in the Act of Stealing Her Ice Cream

Why It Matters: Because we must always stand up in the face of injustice, and because it is rare to see a picture of a cat who is very clearly saying, “Oh no you didn’t!”

The Shadow Fighter

The Shadow Fighter

Why It Matters: A lot of cat philosophers have speculated that the world we experience is little more than shadows cast by the light of an unimaginably brighter reality, but up until this kitten, no one had ever really bothered to test the theory.

The Observer

The Observer

Why It Matters: Don’t worry about why it matters. Just get back to what you were doing and pretend you never noticed us.

The Simple Pleasure

The Simple Pleasure

Why It Matters: Because, to paraphrase Yeats, “Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply a vacuum cleaner on our heads. We are happy when we have a vacuum cleaner on our heads.”

The Window Dressing

The Window Dressing

 

Why It Matters: Because of that R.E.M. song:

Yeah all those stars drip down like butter
And promises are sweet
We hold out our pans with our hands to catch them
We eat them up, drink them up, up, up, up

Heyyyyyyyyyyy, let me in
Heyyyyyyyyyyy, let me in

 

The Forbidden Lovers

The Forbidden Lovers

Why It Matters: Because love is confusing and strange and difficult and uncomfortable and unbelievably inconvenient. But above all, love is transcendent.

The Little Red Riding Hood

The Little Red Riding Hood

Why It Matters: Because the wolf, the wolf, the wolf, was hiding inside our very souls all along.

The Surprise Kiss

The Surprise Kiss

Why It Matters: Because love is always surprising, but a tongue on the back of the neck is more surprising still.

The Foul Play

The Foul Play

Why It Matters: Or is it The Foreplay? Honestly, it can be tough to tell sometimes.

The Morning Routine

The Morning Routine

Why It Matters: Primarily because a man wears a suit, and not the other way around, which is a way of saying that we should never let our jobs define us, or, as this cat puts it: “I prefer, infinitely, to be naked.”

The Spy

The Spy

Why It Matters: Because if you look very closely at this picture, you will realize that it is not, as it first seems, a boring picture of a paper bag with a hole in it, but in fact a picture of an incredibly well-disguised cat.

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  1. Tyanne

    January 14, 2017 at 11:20 PM

    Knewoldge wants to be free, just like these articles!

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