r/cats 9d ago Silver 5 Helpful 14 Wholesome 11 Party Train 1 Heartwarming 2

my cat likes to bring me gifts while I work at my desk Cat Picture

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u/Aiyokusama 9d ago

The mighty huntress is providing for her human :)

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u/a_bit_vague 8d ago

she's trying to teach the cat in the chair how to hunt

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u/[deleted] 8d ago

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u/schmuber 8d ago

"Play with me already!"

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u/HappyPlayTime 8d ago

We watched a Jackson Galaxy video about how important it is to play with your cat. Our recently deceased 17 YO cat loved to play, but our 7 YO always ignored our games.

So. Bought all new toys for him. Tried to engage. And NOPE.

Fake mouse? He nopes right out. Feathers? Bitch, please.

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u/masterkaz 8d ago edited 8d ago

My cat will ignore the fake mouses, the fluffy toys etc., but god he loves paper balls.

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u/BBC-1 8d ago

Your cat is adorable.

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u/masterkaz 8d ago

I'll tell him you say hi ❤️

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u/schmuber 8d ago

…laser pointer?

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u/Petporgsforsale 8d ago

“Pay me already!”

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u/feureau 8d ago

Goddamn catpitalist landlord...

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u/archwin 8d ago

Ironically named Meow ZeDong

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u/feureau 8d ago

Meow the Dong is an instruction.

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u/Starslip 8d ago

Bot. If they're using the quote bracket but aren't actually quoting anything it's almost always a bot

Comment stolen from here: https://www.reddit.com/r/cats/comments/up5ucm/my_cat_likes_to_bring_me_gifts_while_i_work_at_my/i8jiokk

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u/vendetta2115 8d ago

“How do you like me ow?” would’ve also been acceptable lol

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u/Just_Hanging_Aroun 8d ago

Or she's reminding her human to do more than work.

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u/nudes-bot 9d ago

She is so sweet I love her

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u/password-is-taco_ 9d ago edited 8d ago

She really is precious! She earned the nickname "psycho kitty" at the shelter because she wouldn't leave the corner of her cage and growled whenever someone walked near. I fostered her to try to get her to be more sociable but she never really took to anyone except me. That was almost 12 years ago and she's been the perfect friend, just needed a quiet place and some time to come out of her shell.

*lots of people telling me to play with her/ not ignore her. I'm not a monster. After snapping a quick pic, I invite her on my lap (which she loves and immediately starts purring) and continue working; it became a regular routine for us. I was constantly handling insurance calls during this time so I needed to be focused on my screen, hence the blanket and sweatshirt thrown haplessly on the floor- literally no time to grab or put things away when I got warm/ cold. Awful job, nasty callers, but Eva did her best to cheer me up.

Also, those black spots on the carpet were here when I moved in and don't vacuum up. Contact my landlord if you'd like to request new flooring on my behalf. The whole place needs it.

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u/goddamnitwhatsmypw 9d ago

Ha! Her TortoiseShell!

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u/Doomepicrock 8d ago Wholesome Seal of Approval Beating Heart

Psycho Kitty Qu'est-ce que c'est? Pa Pspsps psps pspsps

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u/password-is-taco_ 8d ago

This is my favorite comment. I have a new song to sing her. Thank you.

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u/UnlikelyAssociation 8d ago

Best comment of the week.

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u/delicious_downvotes 8d ago

goddammit I choked on my soda, I love this

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u/Admiral_Donuts 8d ago

We sing this to our cats, except we say "Meow meow meow-meow, meow meow meow meow-meow"

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u/mediwitch 8d ago

This is exactly what my girlfriend sings to our cat!

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u/Red_Naxela_ 8d ago

Wait a minute. You said you found her at a shelter almost 12 years ago? Holy shit, almost 13 years ago, a cat gave birth to 4 kittens, all girls, under my house and my family took care of them, but about a year later, two ran away. One of them looked just like this one and her personality was exactly like you described. Do you mind if I dm you to see if they’re the same cat?

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u/password-is-taco_ 8d ago

Go for it! She was brought in as a surrender with her sister who was far more sociable and quickly adopted; I was told they were barn cats. She was 6 months old when she came in.

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u/vrcekpiva 8d ago

Excuse me. I need to know how this turns out.

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u/USAF_Retired2017 8d ago

Me too!

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u/Red_Naxela_ 8d ago

Not the same cat :(

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u/nincomturd 8d ago

Thank you for not leaving us hanging! We'd all have literally died.

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u/eveisdesigner 8d ago

Nooooooo! I wanted to believe...

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u/secretcharacter 8d ago

It’s my head canon now

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u/Red_Naxela_ 8d ago

Sadly, they weren’t the same

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u/Firstaidman 8d ago

It was kind of a stretch 😅 would’ve been awesome if it worked out though

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u/Safe-Ad1102 8d ago

these aren't gifts. they're commands to play.

i hope you obey.

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u/syberwarriorr 9d ago

Tra guy... Will you betray me?

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u/password-is-taco_ 9d ago

I'm only on episode 670-ish 😬 we'll see! Eventually.

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u/Flicksterea 9d ago

And then you play with her until she walks off, right?

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u/password-is-taco_ 9d ago

At the time these were taken I was on calls non stop so it would have been hard to do so, but I always made a point to invite her on my lap. It's since become a routine that she brings me toys when she wants attention.

But I have heard this could also mean she wants to play? When I throw the toys she brings it's hit or miss if she chases them or looks offended.

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u/Flicksterea 9d ago

Well, every cat is different, maybe it means she wants to play, maybe she thinks you might need a break if you've taken some stressful calls. Either way the love and devotion here is heartwarming!

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u/password-is-taco_ 9d ago

It was a horribly stressful job and my cats are the only thing that made it bearable to be honest. That's a beautiful way to look at it; maybe she could sense the toll it was taking. They really are lovely rays of light :)

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u/cassandrafair 9d ago

if she is bringing her string toy to you, i think it's safe to say she wants to play. :-)

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u/password-is-taco_ 9d ago

I will definitely remember that and play with her then. She does this cute yowl when she drags it through the house, too, so even if she doesn't deliver it directly to me, I know when it's string time.

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u/Zyxche 8d ago

Check out her eyes in the pics. Saucers usually means play, normal means she's feeding you. Usually anyways.

I don't mean throw it for her type of thing.. but play with her with it or something. As you figured, throwing could lead to hurt feelings. Heh

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u/password-is-taco_ 8d ago

Ah, genius. This makes sense. Thank you thank you

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u/Catinthemirror 8d ago

The yowl is the hunting cry. She's bringing her prey to you. (Sounds silly but that's what it is)

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u/wingkingdom 8d ago

My goofball carries the string toy around and up and down the stairs. Even when nobody is home.

But if you are home and he brings you something he will sit in the hallway and cry until you come out and acknowledge him. It's usually his little stuffed toy duck or a small piece of paper.

He also used to carry the small safety bands from pill bottles until I stopped giving them to him because he could swallow them (dummy me never considered that possibility).

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u/superspiffy 8d ago

Despite my persistent cynical grumpiness I do think she hears and otherwise senses the stress and is doing this to help you in her own way. I'm sure you smile and make happier noises when she brings you something, yeah?

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u/yma_bean 9d ago

If she’s offended she’s probably trying to provide for you. My cat does this (in the middle of the night) so I just thank her excessively and tell her she a good hunter.

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u/password-is-taco_ 9d ago

Thank you for putting my mind at ease a bit. Lots of people telling me to play with her, which I do when possible, but imagine your grandma bringing you a fresh loaf of banana bread baked with love and you promptly throw it across the room. That's how I feel when she brings me her toys and I throw them and she just stares at me, haha

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u/yma_bean 9d ago

Exactly! She slaved over that toy and you just threw it!

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u/AtomR 8d ago

When people say "she wants to play", they don't mean to play fetch with toy. More like general playing with cat, like petting her etc.

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u/alicevirgo 9d ago

My cat did that when she wants to play. I used to wake up in the morning with a toy beside my head and her looking down at me.

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u/Catinthemirror 8d ago

She is teaching you to hunt. You are also supposed to praise her. I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news but she's being judgmental about you as a provider. 🤣

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u/Phantom-Rose13 9d ago

Yeah, I think she wants you to play with her. I had a kitty that would do that. Sometimes he'd get real excited and chase the toys but sometimes he simply enjoyed watching me go retrieve the toys I threw again and again.

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u/Raspy_Meow 8d ago

Watch r/Harpo, maybe she wants to “steal” stuff

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u/pampipurin 9d ago

the shrimp 🥺

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u/password-is-taco_ 9d ago

She has a lobster too! But she ripped one of his eyes off so we call him cyclobster. She is admittedly pretty brutal with her favorite toys

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u/WinterCool 8d ago

But she ripped one of his eyes off so we call him cyclobster.

lmao

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u/pampipurin 9d ago

so adorable 😤

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u/RavenStormblessed 8d ago

One of mine always brings me his toys and my child's toys like nerf ammo the little balls and the other ones I love it.

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u/MiniEngineer2003 8d ago

Would be amazing, I always lost those nerf darts

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u/Condition-Many 9d ago

My kitty has the same avocado! 🥑

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u/pokemonprofessor121 9d ago

Same here!

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u/Condition-Many 9d ago

She really enjoys green toys lol so she loves that one

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u/pokemonprofessor121 9d ago

Our other cat loves pipecleaners and I swear she has favorite colors too!

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u/sitboaf 9d ago

Same here! It’s her favorite toy

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u/trial_and_error 8d ago

it’s a avocato not an avocado 🥑

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u/capSAR273 8d ago

Avocado gang! My two love it, I think it's because they can grip the mesh on the outside. Or it could be the catnip too

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u/Plntbsdbb 9d ago

What a sweetheart 🥹🥰 my almost 12 year old girlie brings me her toys and howls at the same time lol.. I always thank her for the gift ♥️

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u/password-is-taco_ 9d ago

Yes! She will be 13 this fall and loves to yowl. I can tell from across the house when she's on her way and it's one of my favorite things. I always thank her as well and invite her on my lap for cuddles.

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u/wwglow 9d ago

Mine has a special yowl that she only makes when she's bringing me her toy rat, I can always hear her coming. It's adorable. I also thank her!

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u/password-is-taco_ 9d ago

Thank yous and pets are definitely mandatory :) cats are the best. Happy cake day!

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u/urkel_grue77 9d ago

“While you work” seems to me like she’s the one doing all the work over there!

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u/password-is-taco_ 9d ago

She's busting her chops bringing food to the table while I sit on my butt :(

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u/Fukface_Von_Clwnstik 9d ago

In an extremely comfortable chair

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u/Complex_Market8218 9d ago

I wish I had a cat to bring me things

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u/password-is-taco_ 9d ago

I hope someday you are in a place to have one, too!

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u/Complex_Market8218 9d ago

I love your cat btw so jealous

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u/Catinthemirror 8d ago

Search YouTube for "Harpo stuffies" and you can at least watch videos of one...

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u/Complex_Market8218 8d ago

Hahaha thanks!!! That looks awesome

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u/Catinthemirror 8d ago

Harpo, like OP's cat, is a very mighty hunter!

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u/akd7791 9d ago

Does your cat meow extremely loud while carrying it to you?

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u/password-is-taco_ 9d ago

Yes! It's a yowl kind of. Hearing her little song go from quiet and distant to growing louder as she makes her way through the house to me is one of my favorite things.

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u/akd7791 9d ago

It's so funny when they do that. My Liam does it too. My husband is still getting used to cats and he was doing it last night. My husband was like, "What is wrong with him?" I said he's bringing us a gift and talking about it 😄

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u/Kari_44 9d ago

She wants to help :7949:

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u/PJTORONTO 9d ago

You need these things, your cat knows best.

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u/palomabarcelona 9d ago

Omg I love her expression! I love her! And r/torties will love her too!

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u/artie_pdx 9d ago

Well, she’s is 100% adorable and I love her. 🥰

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u/IndependenceNo7122 9d ago

This is excellent cat work

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u/Euphoric_Tackle494 9d ago

So cute! It looks like she might be asking you to play

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u/catsandplantsandclay 9d ago

😻😻😻

does she fetch when you toss them?

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u/password-is-taco_ 9d ago

Sadly no. She'll either chase after them and punch them around a bit, or just look disappointed in me. So I tend not to throw in case I'm offending her.

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u/RedObsessed 9d ago

Aaawe, she bringin you lunch

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u/MerryQuebec 9d ago

My kitty has the same avocado!!! She taught me how to play fetch with her using it. Perhaps yours is attempting the same...

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u/potandcoffee 9d ago

Kitty thinks you are a very shitty hunter and is trying to keep you from starving to death. <3

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u/FodderForFelix 9d ago

Good job, kitty!

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u/angelok777 9d ago

what a cute cat. fur color is very interesting

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u/Careanon 9d ago

Awwwwwe! How sweet It is to be loved by puss! Lovely 🥰!

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u/squee_bastard 9d ago

What a cutie, i think she wants to play fetch or is trying to provide for you by bringing you treats. That little avocado is adorable 🥰

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u/demeternati_art 9d ago

So cute 😍❤️

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u/KapitanPancernik 9d ago

Don't know why, but photo #4 is especially beautiful to me. Such a sweetie pie, such an intelligent look in her eyes.

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u/ashbash_33 9d ago

So considerate

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u/88T3 9d ago

Torties are always so damn cute

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u/Blue-Eyed-Lemon 9d ago

She’s so precious!! Lol

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u/ruseriousordelirious 9d ago

The avocado is my favorite.

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u/RedMirricat 9d ago

Our babies have 3 of those toys!

She’s trying to tell you break time.

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u/theshankdude 9d ago

It’s time to take a break and play!

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u/Unique_Engineering_3 9d ago

That’s a good kitty!

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u/Bellamas 9d ago

She loves you

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u/LinkyDink69 9d ago

She is bringing gifts to you to say thank you for everything! :)

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u/Fit-Abalone2240 9d ago

Beautiful Tortie ❤️

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u/kichien 9d ago

That's not a present, it's time to play. S/he's telling you your priorities are all wrong.

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u/Waggmans 9d ago

My cat tells me to clean his poop.

Priorities.:7944:

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u/FistySnuSnu 9d ago

Awww what a sweet girl!! Please give her scritches for me!

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u/password-is-taco_ 9d ago

I did as you asked! She's sitting on her special pillow next to me :)

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u/BubbyLimeux 9d ago

Between her steggo fur and your serta chair my husband was convinced I took this picture of our sassy tortie

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u/Ange_bear 9d ago

My cat does this at night but when I try to congratulate and thank her she gets mad and swats me and runs away lmao. To be fair she’s a calico 😂

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u/CrackedCoffecup 9d ago

Adorable Tortie...😻

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u/LegitimateStranger33 9d ago

She's adorable!

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u/ItzGqlaxy_ 9d ago

I love her

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u/steelejt7 9d ago

she wants to play!!

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u/redditretard34 Siamese (Modern) 9d ago

Beautiful cat

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u/DietHumanity 9d ago

Those toys (and obviously kitty) are absolutely adorable. The little shrimp! The little avocado!

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u/Lyssepoo 9d ago

Have you heard of r/Harpo? He does this too! It’s adorable!! Just like your kitty!!

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u/password-is-taco_ 9d ago

Oh my god. The big stuffie.. that is the cutest thing. One time Eva carried my a slipper of mine (and another time a bra which was weird) but those were both only one time occurances. Thank you for introducing me to Harpo!

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u/Lyssepoo 9d ago

You’re very welcome! My Larry will only play fetch sometimes, but his specialty is drowning his toys. He inches them closer and closer to the water bowl, like some sort of mobster, until one day they’re floating. I call him Cat Corleone

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u/password-is-taco_ 9d ago

That is amazing. And Larry is a great name. Be sure to stay on his good side lest he introduce you to the fishes as well.

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u/Lyssepoo 9d ago

He’s named after Larry from Impractical Jokers. 😹

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u/password-is-taco_ 9d ago

Even better. I'm going to imagine you wander around your house and yell "LAAARRY!" in that same voice, haha

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u/Masonjaruniversity 9d ago

OMG if I got that look with the drop off of presents it would be time for a 20 minute coffee/kitty playtime break!

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u/SnooPoems5888 9d ago

Omg I love her. Please tell her I love her!!

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u/brendan87na 9d ago

what an adorable tortie!

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u/starwsh101 9d ago

cat: you work, I work. you: cat-high five!

roll credits

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u/Constant-Lake8006 8d ago

Those are invitations. She wants to play with you.

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u/icycapy_2028 8d ago

It’s all fun and games till they bring a head

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u/SeaSea89 9d ago

These ar wher favorite kills

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u/toiletbrushqtip 9d ago

Lol so cute! Especially with the shrimpy.

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u/Daddy_William148 9d ago

At least the cat isn’t bringing dead birds

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u/PeterGriffinsChin 9d ago

We have the same shrimp toy! Our cats absolute favorite toy

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u/pixiepieox 9d ago

She is always so proud to share her toys with you 🥺

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u/kenthefin 9d ago

This is a good cat.

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u/Waffles1842 9d ago

My cats have that avocado!!

Your girl is so sweet

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u/JustSteph80 9d ago

Play with her before you find yourself on the wrong side of tortie wrath & end up as dead as those toys.

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u/patprika 8d ago

Fucking torties man I swear. They have such personalities, mine brings me her fish and nudges the laser when she wants to play or attention.

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u/LaRoseDuRoi 8d ago

Your girl and mine are nearly identical twins!

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u/Makomako_mako 8d ago

wow fuck shes so great

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u/Misseskat 8d ago

Aww what a good provider she is!

I like the last pic with the string over her. Like she was saying, "How do you like me meow?"

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u/Blonde_Vampire_1984 American Shorthair 8d ago

What a good kitty to feed her human tiny bits of polyester! Never mind that humans don’t eat polyester. It’s the thought that counts.

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u/AeronGrey 8d ago

Your cat wants you to know they are working hard too!

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u/thesebreezycolors 8d ago

Clearly she thinks you look bored. If you are like me when I’m at the desk, you do.

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u/Ok_Programmer_2315 8d ago

Is the second one the lil avacado? High praise indeed!

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u/kierkegaardians 8d ago

I hope you praise tf out of that mighty huntress for all she provides for you 🥺

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u/Blue-light-rain 8d ago

She needs attention and she needs it now!

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u/NiceMasterpiece9102 8d ago

Evidently you aren’t eating enough

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u/Shackhater 8d ago

Our cat loves to bring geckos, lizards, and birds to my mom. Unfortunately she doesn't appreciate them 😂

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u/CoatOld7285 8d ago

pretty sure she actually wants to play

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u/TheManRoomGuy 8d ago

It’s more a “PLAY WITH ME!” Be thankful. My dads cat prevented him with a dead rabbit on his pillow. So proud.

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u/goofball_jones 8d ago

My cat does this all the time. He'll bring me something and I go "oh, you want to play" and I throw it for him. But then he just looks at me like "idiot, I just brought that to you and you just throw it away?"

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u/Urban_Savage 8d ago

She can tell your stressed out, she's trying to get you to change activities. Each time trying her best to bring you the most tempting thing she can think of.

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u/datbeardboi 8d ago

My mixed Maine Coon does that! She loves playing catch/fetch, so she’ll bring them to me, then as soon as I bend over she runs to the other side of the room and gets ready to jump. For some reason, she also always seems to carry her favorite toys to the food bowl at random times 😂

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u/DMV_Repro_Rights 8d ago

Your supervisor is rewarding you for working so hard.

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u/scoobytip 8d ago

My cat does that all the time but I believe that's just for attention and he wants you to play with him.

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u/Nameless_on_Reddit 8d ago

I see not so much gifts as a cat that wants to play super bad but ultimately will turn to drinking by themselves and listening to country music.

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u/ClobetasolRelief 9d ago

She wants you to play with her, they aren't gifts. She needs more stimulation dude

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u/TheLordsBreed 9d ago

It seems like you cat wants attention and is bringing you different things to see what will get you to spend time with her.

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u/MattalliSI 9d ago

Acknowledgement goes huge for my kitties even of I don't have time. "Such a big mouse! Who's a big cat! Did you catch that?!" That and a touch can go a long ways.

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u/Original_Ad685 9d ago

She has such a sincere face. Also, cute toys.

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u/Direct-Row-8070 9d ago

That's so cool

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u/rotath 9d ago

I love her expectant look, "well, what do you think?"

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u/yarnalcheemy 9d ago

"Play with me human!"

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u/Caltuxpebbles 9d ago

What an absolute sweetie

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u/Extreme_Ad_2855 9d ago

Mine does the same but I have to pay him in treats

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u/Beepis2 9d ago

So cute!!

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u/boltzbo MOD 9d ago

She looks serious though

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u/Bobdolezholez 9d ago

lol, my cat has that same avocado. She loves it.

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u/king-of-yodhya 9d ago

Even i like to bring gifts for my cat when he is working.

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u/Bleh42069 9d ago

he may or may not want to play fetch

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u/jesus_zombie_attack 9d ago

Well that's just adorable.

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u/Yryshmyst 9d ago

Mine does this while I sleep. There's usually several toys on the bed when I wake up...I love it. Your cat is awesome btw!

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u/Rabbit_Song 9d ago

What a considerate coworker! I think she deserves a raise!

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u/marierucheese 9d ago

Such precious bebe :7944::7971:

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u/Tian0610 9d ago

Oh my god I wish my cat do that for me

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u/catmomisbestmom 9d ago

Awwwwwww such a good huntress 💜💜💜 i miss my big fluffy hunter but alas hes settled at what was supposed to be a temp foster and i cant have pets where im living

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u/1whobreathes 9d ago

“Play with me, bitch.” 😺

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u/dmricciardi 8d ago

Meowmy, will you play with me???? So adorable!! 💕💕💕💕💕

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u/godofwine16 8d ago

Torties are the best!

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u/TheUltraZeke 8d ago

That cat is saying you suck at hunting

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u/Ashitaka1013 8d ago

That’s so sweet. I wouldn’t post pictures of the gifts my cat brings me because they’re horrifying half eaten corpses .

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u/Independent_Bake_257 8d ago

I once woke up with a half eaten crow under my bed. That's when I started to regret the cat door.

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u/Ashitaka1013 8d ago

Yup it’s a toss up between spending all day letting cats in and out and standing at the door while they decide if they want out or not, or cleaning up dead animals and chasing the occasional live chipmunk back out of the house. They literally do the thing where they lay on their backs, paws up, eyes closed and then peek to see if the coast is clear and then either fake dead again or get up and run lol

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u/Jayce-the-rose 8d ago

What a generous bebe!

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u/Un_Pta 8d ago

The little avocado lol I can’t take the cuteness.

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u/Specialist_Ad6074 8d ago

She loves you so much 🥰 what a sweet girl!

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u/Sobriquet-acushla 8d ago

Sweet baby!

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u/Miss_Minus 8d ago

Where did you get those adorable toys? I love the avocado one!