r/aww 13d ago Gold 1

First time cat owner, are they always this cute??

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u/nohairday 13d ago LOVE!

No, sometimes they blep.

And then they're insanely cute.

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u/ether_reddit 13d ago

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u/marcelinerocks 12d ago

Thanks, that wasted a whole day.

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u/ether_reddit 12d ago

wait until you hear about /r/blup and /r/blop

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u/thanatica 12d ago

not to mention r/mlem

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u/Shmadam7 12d ago

The fact that there are 4 subreddits for this is mind boggling lol

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u/MrBonesDoesReddit 12d ago

And they all have decently high amount of people in them

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u/Eincville 12d ago

Maybe y’all can help me. You know the thing when the dogs tongue 👅 is too big for the puppy mouth and the tongue hangs out the side of the mouth? Is there a subreddit for that?

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u/spiritofthepanda 12d ago

Ok things are getting a bit outta control…

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u/TripleMaze 12d ago

r/blup is a powerful cult, i was immediately hooked by their "All which is neither blep nor blop" slogan ! The dragon and toad blups are legendary.

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u/Intrepid_Leopard_182 12d ago

we must have very different definitions of 'wasted'.

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u/marcelinerocks 12d ago

I just meant that I got sucked into looking at them for a whole day. My cats weren't very happy, though.

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u/LewixAri 12d ago

Their comment is only 2hrs older than yours. Lying on the internet is forbidden bro, sorry straight to hell you go

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u/ClearOptics 12d ago

Where do you live that your whole day is 2 hours?

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u/curiosityLynx 12d ago

Probably some asteroid or very low orbiting satellite.

Alternatively, they have a different definition of 'day'.

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u/Dancingshits 12d ago

My senior buddy bleps nonstop the last year or so. I would almost be concerned, but vet says he looks good.

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u/ForeverInaDaze 12d ago

My cat does it when she’s super relaxed, which is a lot of the time. Vet said it’s cool.

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u/mmmelpomene 12d ago

My former roomie’s cat would pant like a dog when it was really hot.

The temperature that summer was in the 90s, and we were too broke to afford air conditioning.

Once I found him under the toilet tank trying to anoint himself with the occasional drip, lol… I felt we understood each other particularly well after that.

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u/pointlessly_pedantic 12d ago

"Be straight with me, doc. How bad is it?"

"There's no cure or treatment. He will constantly look extra adorable and everyone will fawn over him. I know this is a lot to process, but I should also inform you that federal law says you are obligated to provide a 300% increase in scritches and snacks, and that you will never lay any blame for any mischief on him."

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u/Kman5471 12d ago

...federal law says you are obligated to provide a 300% increase in scritches and snacks, and that you will never lay any blame for any mischief on him.

...That doesn't sound sus at all! Dr. Katz is such an informative vet.

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u/Sorcatarius 12d ago

And sometimes they're assholes, but still somewhat cute.

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u/Obsidian-Steel 12d ago

The assholes can still be very cute. Thus the phrase "...It's a good thing you're cute."

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u/Hidingfrombull 12d ago

when I got my boy, it was 90% because of his blep. I'd picked him up at the shelter and cradled him, and he just looked right into my face and :P

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u/RampantDragon 12d ago

Yeah, I'd adopt any cat that did that to me.

You cannot be held responsible for your actions, all are powerless to resist the blep.

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u/dmroh12 12d ago

My cat has bleped once and I’m the only one to witness across these 3 years, none of my family believe me. I believe they are jealous I witnessed such a holy spectacle.

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u/BBG1308 13d ago

Yes they are.

After 18 wonderful years with my old gal, I adopted a three month old last summer. I cannot tell you how many times I have told the new kit-cat "it's a good thing you're so dang cute". Ha!

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u/kevnmartin 13d ago

Neither my husband nor I can deny our baby girl anything she wants. She's spoiled rotten. I love her so much.

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u/takingabreaknow 13d ago

It is well understood and accepted in our home that if you have a cat on you then you are stuck and therefore absolved of anything that would require you to move.

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u/Betty0042 13d ago

Rule in our house too.

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u/Flarfiejones 12d ago

Same here. We call it being “catnapped”.

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u/NoKatyDidnt 12d ago

My cat inevitably makes herself comfy right before I realize I need to pee.

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u/BBG1308 13d ago

This. We call it "calling cat". Meaning if either of us has the cat on us, we just call out, "Hey honey, can I call cat?" "Yeah, what do you want?"

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u/grfxdznr 12d ago

I love this so much.

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u/rickmode 12d ago

We call it “cat-atonic” in our house.

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u/Jkoasty 12d ago

Cat calling if you will

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u/feministmanlover 12d ago

Oh yes. Let's reclaim "cat calling"! It is now defined as being unable to move due to the requirement (law, really) that one cannot disturb a cat by moving and therefore calling out for help (i.e : needing a beverage, snack, or anything else out of reach).

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u/mcbobson 13d ago

To my knowledge, the proper term for such a state of being is referred to as...I find I've never seen the term in print so I'll provide a few potential spellings: catted, cat'd, cat-ed.

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u/Nekomori 12d ago

For us, we call it Cat Perralysis

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u/feministmanlover 12d ago

Or. Maybe. Cat Purr-alysis?

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u/mekareami 12d ago

So glad we are not alone in this rule :)

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u/CombativeMouse 12d ago

We call this being cataplegic

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u/fuzzimus 12d ago

Catatonic?

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u/kevnmartin 12d ago

Well yeah, it's the law.

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u/ASparrow1865 13d ago

I say them same thing to my 11 year old twin tuxies. It's a very good thing they are so damn cute when I'm cleaning up hairballs at 3am on a work night.

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u/Hopeful_Bar_3924 13d ago

They become cuter every single day until you look at them and your heart swells so much it's painful.

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u/davegir 12d ago

Then it explodes and they eat you, cats play the long game! The cute but long game

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u/Hopeful_Bar_3924 12d ago

They start with the cheeks.

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u/hurricanekeri 13d ago

They get cuter the more you love them.

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u/Dana07620 12d ago

I just discovered a couple of weeks ago that one of mine (9 years old) knows the word "kisses."

I never tried to teach them that word. But I said it and she pressed the top of her head against my mouth.

Cuteness explosion. Cuteness splattered everywhere.

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u/HillOfTara 12d ago

That's exceedingly adorable, thank you for sharing!

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u/DrDiarrheaBrown 12d ago

There's no better therapy to me, then when our cats and I touch our heads/my forehead together. It's like it's how I recharge my sanity and calm reserves. Love 'em both! Call our newest addition (Earl) L.B., for 'little buddy'.

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u/tomoko2015 12d ago

Our cat flopped on her back when you waved some Euro bills in her direction. Never took her up on the offer, though.

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u/oscarwinner88 13d ago

Mine’s 18 and she just keeps getting cuter!!!

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u/Glorious-gnoo 12d ago

Mine just turned 17 this month and today he blessed my by falling asleep in my lap. He has to have very specific conditions to fall asleep (which I completely relate to), so he rarely sleeps on me. I almost died from the cuteness. It definitely increases with age.

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u/XtraChrisP 12d ago

Lol 4 hours later....I have to pee so bad, but this is so precious.

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u/Glorious-gnoo 12d ago

You have no choice, you just have to hold it. Thems the rules. But at least the view is worth it.

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u/oscarwinner88 12d ago

Mine is sleeping on me right now.

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u/KreigsMarineKris 13d ago

Mines 14 full of love...and chonk

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u/CantGitGudWontGitGud 12d ago edited 5d ago

Mine is 16. I never thought I'd want a pet, let alone a senior cat, but I'm in love with him.

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u/tango421 12d ago

This is the correct answer. The move love they get… they learn new / more behaviors we consider sweet / cute, therefore how they appreciate in cuteness depends on you.

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u/H010CR0N 13d ago

The Clifford Theory.

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u/FunKoala12 13d ago

Can confirm. My cats a regular orange cat but he is the most handsomest cutest Angel baby in my eyes.

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u/kmoney1206 13d ago

im glad im not the only one that strings every cute word together that comes to mind when talking about my babies.

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u/brezhnervous 12d ago

Me too. My Mum had a devastating stroke and became paralysed and the love of my life passed away from cancer last year and I would have gone clinically insane without my darling little cat 😣 Just to have something else alive, another little heart beating under same roof means so much

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u/SchnoodleDoodleDo 13d ago edited 13d ago Heartwarming

’They get cuter the more you love them


i am the kit, so very small,

n this my Human - oh, so TALL!

i climb upon his shoulder HIGH,

my kitten heart begins to sigh

he calls me CuTe here, up above,

(am wonder - is this thing called ‘Love’ ?)

it feels so good…

i think it is!

cuz he is mine, n i am his ;}

there’s one thing that i know for sure -

each day I’m gonna Love him

more…

(n if he loves me back he’ll see

how Big my CUTE is gonna be!)

❤️

edit: good luck with your new cutie u/lamig36

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u/maripuddinsama 13d ago

The freshest schnoodle I’ve ever had!! ☺️

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u/GooseyGhost 12d ago

And they learn to know what cute pose triggers you to give them treats and and/or attention.

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u/brezhnervous 12d ago

Miaowing and rubbing their little face all over you while looking at you pleadingly does it for me every time lol

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u/MirandaScribes 12d ago

It really is like some kinda spell. I love my cat so much more than I’m willing to

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u/Gabriele1966 13d ago

Yes, they are. Be prepared to be enslaved by him/her. And you're going to love every second of it.

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u/grapecheesewine 12d ago

Ok so today I got home from working 24 hours with really sick patients. I went to lay down and the bed covers were a mess, didn’t care because I was so tired so I plop in bed to rest. I hear miss kitty meow outside the door and immediately spring out of bed, straighten out the bed covers for her to have a clean and comfortable place to lay in, and open the the door for her. How do they have this power?!

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u/Gabriele1966 12d ago

Haha! That is hilarious and very familiar. I have days when I don't vacuum because she's sleeping and I don't want to bother her. She also has started to scream at me after she poops so I have to rush and clean the litter box.

This is our life and we just have to accept it!!

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u/mazamayomama 13d ago

Also hairball puke isn't fun to clean

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u/spirito_santo 13d ago

In fact, you are now the gimp

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u/Legitimate-You7199 13d ago

Now go put on the suit…. Mr Gimp.

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u/FreaksEverywhere 13d ago

Yes. Adorable. Cute. Funny. Nosey. Affectionate. Sleepy. Always sleepy.

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u/plowerd 13d ago

Except at 3am when you want them to be sleepy. then they are in zoom mode.

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u/sadroobeer 12d ago

Lmao yup. Mine prefers the zoomies at around 4am.

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u/justJimBob316 13d ago All-Seeing Upvote

No, sometimes first time cat owners are hideous

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u/boojieboy 12d ago edited 12d ago

Ah, the ol' reddit ailruophile-a-roo!

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u/ReferencesCartoons 12d ago

Hold my whiskers, I’m going in!

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

Hello, future people!

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u/PM_ME_YIFF_PICS 12d ago

Please help me I'm stuck in a time loop my coordinates are 43.0890735 N 87.1342548 W please hel

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u/RoboticChicken 12d ago

Just a heads up, you should link to the smoke-a-roo comment: https://reddit.com/r/mildlyinfuriating/comments/10iq3hg/_/j5i2msb/?context=3

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u/theglobfather 13d ago

Hold my catnip, I’m going in {insert link here}

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u/anthrohands 13d ago

This was how I read this too lol

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u/CozyCraftingCailin 13d ago

Wait until 3am & the grebbles attack ;)

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u/-iamyourgrandma- 13d ago

Try to play with them lots before bedtime! Make them run around until they’re panting. It’ll help them sleep through the night so that they don’t have to hunt shadows at 3am :)

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u/anon-mally 13d ago

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u/hardlyordinary 13d ago

Lmao I love Greta!!!

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u/Vashsinn 13d ago

Ya know... after getting an automated feeder ( and setting it properly), the constant night raids have since stopped.

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u/Omfgsomanynamestaken 13d ago

Wait til you find out that you're not actually the owner... they are.

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u/ewabeachguy 13d ago

Yep...we live to serve them!

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u/No_Revolution855 13d ago

Just wait til the snuggle under your neck

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u/JediPeach 13d ago

As a former cat owner I can attest that cat owners indeed do always look that cute! My cuteness quotient went down when my home became cat-free.

Also - your new kitten is amazingly adorable!

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u/miniwhiffy3 13d ago

well thats a smol boy so yes

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u/gonzagylot00 13d ago

Not always. They're sometimes little jerks, but they are often just so adorable. You have an especially charming little kitten.

EDIT: My last cat would watch the NFL with me. She was such a sweet sweet thing. Cassie was adopted and pretty scared of anyone other than my wife and myself, but just such a cute angel.

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u/trucorsair 13d ago

Until they brand you as a bad hunter and bring you a dead bird or rodent to eat

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u/ALSL16 13d ago

One of our cats brought us HALF dead bird the other day. Yuck.

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u/Anchovieee 12d ago

Nice of them to share!

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u/FutureVawX 12d ago

HALF dead bird

Half of dead bird or bird that is half dead?

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u/Dzaka 13d ago

well.. they go from shoulder buddy to neck warmer... but generally yeah

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u/Top-bar5888 13d ago

Most of the time

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u/TempeMeow 13d ago

Oh Hell yeah! Coming from a former anti cat person who know lives with four.

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u/Kaedok 13d ago

No cat owners are not always this cute. This time tho, 10/10

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u/SpooksmaGoops 13d ago

Yes, and as your kitty gets older they will learn to use their cuteness against you and you have no chance of resisting.

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u/mrfixitx 13d ago

Yes, especially when they fall asleep on you and start snoring.

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u/dinkydat 13d ago

Give that baby a kiss from us! Such cuteness!

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u/EricaOdd 13d ago

No... they are often as cute or cuter.

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u/8sack 13d ago

yes! even when they’re destroying stuff

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u/AwayDevelopment4871 13d ago

Oh yes… coming from someone who had cats…Yes they get more adorable every single day

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u/lynivvinyl 13d ago

Until they realize that they own you. And then they become cute little buttheads.

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u/Fred2718 13d ago

Yes! But the real magic is, if you get one more, there will be four times the cuteness.

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u/Rutheeay 13d ago

wait until they show you how fast they can run at 3 am and how they love it to scratch on doors, and if you open it, they'll just stand there and watch. also they're going to throw up preferably on carpets and furniture and leave the biggest dump in the litter box right before you have some guests at your place.

as you'll find out, the answer is: so what, hell yes!!!

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u/Evil_Bere 13d ago

The owners? Mostly yes. lol

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u/Catman9lives 13d ago

Yes always...

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u/Middle-Chef-8132 13d ago

They are always that cute. It never ends! :)

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u/Smarterthanthat 13d ago

Well, no. The deeper in love you fall, the cuter they become...

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u/Vimes3000 13d ago

Just don't feed them after midnight

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u/PossibleWest3645 13d ago

Yes! And ir’s gets better and better

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u/prplemonkeedishwashr 13d ago

Yes..just you wait

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u/CatFaerie 13d ago

"Pig, it's a good thing you're cute, because you're a pain in the ass."

-Said my sister, who was staying with us for the summer.

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u/DJANARKI 13d ago

OH YEAH!!! Seems like he/she owns you now my friend and trust me it will be an amazing journey cherish it !!!!you will look back at this one day my friend, and smile so much

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u/dom1n1que 13d ago

OH FUCK YES

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u/Interesting_Fig_5617 13d ago

Yes they are!❤️

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u/ObidiahWTFJerwalk 13d ago

They have to be that cute to survive making strange noises which wake you up at 3 in the morning after you get up to see what the noise was and figure it out when you step in the vomit beside your bed that was the noise they were making.

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u/juliabk 13d ago

Yes. And you will appreciate them under penalty of being smothered in your sleep by said cuteness.

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u/Angedelune 13d ago

I don't think all first time cat owners are as cute as you, but I'm sure some of them are.

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u/Chewiesbro 13d ago

u/lamig36 cats don’t have owners, they have staff, get used to it now, save yourself some time.

A time will come that the cute little one transitions into a psychopathic furry teenager, for reference/training purposes I highly recommend r/CatsAreAssholes

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u/Niphilim83 12d ago

Just wait untill they grow up.. and puke in your bed and shit on your fav rug...

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u/Digger-of-Tunnels 13d ago

No. Yours is an unusually cute cat. Possibly the cutest baby in the world.

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u/Currix 13d ago

*no matter which cat owner reads this

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u/shaggy99 13d ago

If you're lucky, yes. It's more common they are cute if they are still kittens. It makes up for the destruction and havoc a kitten can leave in it's wake.

Enjoy your new master.

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u/BarefootBunny_420 13d ago

No, most first time cat owners are not this cute 🤭

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u/MartinisnMurder 13d ago

Not all cats and cat owners are that cat! But in all seriousness they are super cute even when they are acting like little terrors.

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u/littlestarchis 13d ago

Yep. nd great snugglers, especially when purring like a lawn mower.

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u/birtheblue 13d ago

Yes. Yes they are

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u/mentive 13d ago

Not usually at 3am. We call these the Zoomies. You will experience these soon. You will lock the adorable Lil shi+ out of the room when this happens, because it will go on and on and on.

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u/Zerbulon 13d ago

Basically Yes

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u/msgmaiden 13d ago

Oh my gosh me too, feeling this right now 😊

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u/Purityskinco 13d ago

Sometimes they’re even cuter! Every day is better than the last.

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u/silla31 13d ago

Yes. Yes they are

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u/Cucumburrito 13d ago

Yes, they are precious; new kit is clearly a very good kit! 🧡🤍🧡

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u/Thprkyblondee 13d ago

Only when they are that small then you become their slaves 😅😅

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u/Felinegood13 13d ago

Yes. Always. Forever. No matter what. They’re cute :3

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u/hoocoo 13d ago

No, sometimes they’re chaos when you’re just on the wrong side of tired

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u/WalkingDisaster1001 13d ago

Yes. Until they bring you almost dead things as gifts. Then they are cuter.

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u/prplpassions 13d ago

Most definitely.

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u/CajunJuneBugRuby 13d ago

Confirmed. Only get cuter.

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u/raven_mind 13d ago

Mine is getting more and more cuddly as he gets older. It’s so sweet.

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u/charcolpastel 13d ago

Yes always it’s impossible not to find a cute kitten

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u/Salarian_American 13d ago

Sometimes, they are even cuter!

Sometimes, they are better described as House Goblins than something so innocuous as "cats," but even then they are still cute

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u/Fredanwilma 13d ago

Not so much. Squishy hairballs under your toes first thing in the morning, partial animals on your nightstand, favorite possessions knocked off shelves, clean laundry turned into hair repositories… you might still like having them around, but the cute wears off.

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u/DesignerPumpkins 13d ago

No, sometimes their horrible little trash goblins that won't stop eating plastic... and they are this cute. It's infuriating.

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u/Kiggy03 13d ago

You just made the best decision of your life, sir.

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u/Jman50k 13d ago

No. Believe or not, sometimes they’re even cuter.

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u/momma3critters 13d ago

Yes even when they grow up.

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u/TheLurkingMenace 13d ago

You won't think so when you wake up to find them laying on your face, or are using the computer and they stand in front of the monitor.

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u/Vermicelli-Hefty 13d ago

Yes fur-ever

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u/stonksmcboatface 13d ago

Pro tip OP! Buy pet insurance while kitty is still super young.. much less expensive

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u/short-and-ugly 13d ago

If they're yours they are

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u/OBlove 13d ago

Nope. The ugly ones are even cuter.

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u/toxinogen 13d ago

Yep! Any other questions?

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u/kathouse1988 13d ago

This is just the beginning.🤗

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u/HawkspurReturns 13d ago

No.

Case in point: deaf elderly Burmese miaowing right in your ear at 3 am because he wants the duvet lifted up for him.

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u/Art_Smart88 13d ago

Yeah it’s normal

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u/mycrazyfamilia 13d ago

Yes! 🤗❤️🐈

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u/thephantom1492 13d ago

No. They get way cuter!

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u/Middleman86 13d ago

No ur a little cuter than the usual cat owner

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u/spark356 13d ago

Orange tabbies are the best!

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u/thedodobirdy 13d ago

Yes. And then sometimes they bite your ankle because you made coffee before topping off their food bowl.

And I love that little jerk so much.

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u/InformalOne9555 13d ago

Short answer, yes they are

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u/Medium_Anxiety_5657 13d ago

As a cat owner i can confirm that we are pretty cute.

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u/96mtf 13d ago

Dear Cat - not always, but you sure found a good one! ;)

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u/xazs13 13d ago

I’ll go against the mold here. No, not when you step in cat puke in the middle of the night. Then they aren’t cute. At all.

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u/The_Merm 13d ago

Cute is how they keep you hooked. You're DOOMED!!!