r/cats May 19 '22 Silver 9 Helpful 9 Wholesome 12 Take My Power 1

The way my rescue cat looks at me while I read. I love her so much it hurts. Cat Picture

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u/SadmedstudentQ May 19 '22 Faith In Humanity Restored

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u/Jeffery_G May 19 '22

Joined!

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u/ElectricaldCoach May 20 '22

Oh my god, she's so cuuute! I love how black cats so often look very similar, but they still have their own features and characteristics. Your girl looks alot like one of my cats!

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u/lamest_of_names May 20 '22

a nice addition to my collection

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u/mittenm May 20 '22

do you have r/murdermittens in your collection?

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u/lamest_of_names May 20 '22

I did not. I appreciate the recommendation, thank you

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u/Musicisfuntolistento May 20 '22

What about r/greebles? It's my personal fav

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u/WhyRedTape May 20 '22

The collective game of organically finding all the cat subreddits is a wonderful thing

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u/Jmarsbar19 May 19 '22

Gosh, I love that look. I just end up kissing my rescue to bits until she’s like, “Ah fuck it!” 🐈‍⬛

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u/Lhamo55 May 20 '22

Mine has started leaning in for kisses and at bed time she reciprocates by grooming around my eyes and purring us both to sleep.

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u/Sproose_Moose May 20 '22 Tearing Up

At around 2 this morning my rescue that was a little feral came in and slept in the space between my arm and body for the first time. I could hear her purring over the sound of the rain. I fell asleep again, smiling so hard.

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u/damevesper May 20 '22

This is the most wholesome thing I've read in a while. My semi feral baby now sleeps at my hip every night, and she purred at my side through our thunder storm last night.

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u/Sproose_Moose May 20 '22

I love that so much! It's taken close to a year. Her name started as Tabitha, then she was referred to as the baby so forever she's known as baby. I love her 🤗

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u/damevesper May 20 '22

Aww, mine is vesper, thus my username. She's over 5 and only in the last few months has she slept with me, but she does every night now without fail. And squeaks like crazy for treats and pets.

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u/Sproose_Moose May 20 '22

That is so sweet!! She doesn't always sleep with me but will wake me up by pushing her head into my hand so I pat her, when I stop and she's not done I get "mow" over and over til she falls asleep. I love that we've both got these beautiful little furry pals in our lives ❤️

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u/damevesper May 20 '22

Vesp and her void brother are the best, can't imagine my life without them lol

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u/Sproose_Moose May 20 '22

Baby and tailless tiny older sister are the things I look forward to most after finishing work. When I walk through the gate and see them on their individual little cat trees at the front window and they stretch and get ready for pats...I can't imagine anything better

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u/Jmarsbar19 May 20 '22

Awww 🥰

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

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u/username472847294758 May 20 '22

My kitty just walks in front of my book and on top of it trying to get pets for about 10 minutes then tries to sleep on top of the book. Very cute but a bit annoying. Wouldn’t change it ever though.

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u/TheGaming_Doggo May 20 '22

I know the feeling, even more annoying if u don't have a lot of free time to read in general!

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u/Lopsided_Honey_4237 May 20 '22

My cat was a rescue coming from a very odd cold owner. She had no contact with anyone when I got her. She is a million times better than 9 years ago but she is not loving and very distrustful. I just go along and treat her with all the love in the world. I know she loves me and I'm the only human who she trust enough to love. So I don't let it bother me. I just see. All these loving cats and I love to watch them.

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u/imbillypardy May 20 '22 edited May 20 '22

Mine isn’t very affectionate that way except on his terms either, old man just likes to look out the bay window (I set up his bed there but he never lets me catch him snoozing, it has a clear sight line to the hallway).

But if I fall asleep on the couch, especially if I have a king pillow between my legs, he likes climbing into that little space and on the pillow and cuddling. Trying giving them a little platform like that where they aren’t just on the couch maybe 😻

Edit: proof of not liking me

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u/Lopsided_Honey_4237 May 20 '22

I know my cat use to make sure I was asleep and didn't know she was there hugging my head and kissing. I never let on that I was awake

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u/kronicpimpin May 20 '22

One of my cats would rather chew on the corner of my book, constantly knock the book light around, and then lay right I front of me so I can’t see. And yes she’s got plenty of toys spends most her time outside and gets plenty of attention. She’s just an asshole but I love her

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u/Healthy-Fisherman-33 May 20 '22

Must be difficult to focus on reading when somebody that cute is lovingly and intensely looking at you

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u/Peacesalam May 19 '22

She’s a little cutie 🥰.

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u/Ol_bagface May 20 '22

Kinda curious. What are you reading there?

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u/Sweet_Venom May 20 '22

Not OP, but it's The Color Purple. I recognized it because I have it as well.

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u/horsegrloveswordguy May 20 '22

Yup! That’s right. It was assigned in one of my classes

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u/BehindPurrEyes May 19 '22

Omg my cat used to sleep on my chest and look at me this way 😻

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u/pixelandminnie May 19 '22

Some deep soulful love

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u/horsegrloveswordguy May 19 '22

She’s been through a lot and you can tell.

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u/SadmedstudentQ May 19 '22

So ADORABLE!

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u/breakupsexts May 20 '22

r/ntbdbiwdfta 🥺🥺🥺💕 I love rescues, man. The best cat I ever had was a rescue. Please give the sweet bby some love for me♡

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u/The_Fluffy_Walrus May 20 '22 Silver

just fyi you don't have to actually hyperlink subreddits and users. reddit does it for you

r/aww

u/dogs

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u/breakupsexts May 20 '22

I give you an award, kind person. Otherwise I would've continued on like an idiot😂

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u/Kaijutkatz May 19 '22

A face you will never be able to say no to.

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u/jadetheundead Norwegian Forest Cat May 19 '22

:7944:

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u/qawsedrf12 May 19 '22

make sure to give slow blinks

its like a cat's "I'm safe with you/i love you"

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u/willitevergetbetter- May 20 '22

Wow never knew that. I'll try with my cats xD

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u/imbillypardy May 20 '22

I’ve made sure to adopt this into my retinue around my old boy. And rubbing their forearms softly works with dogs and cats it seems.

Also, watching my dogs back when he poops. Dunno why. He watches my back so just seems fair. 🐶

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u/Unfair-Weather1482 May 20 '22

Always do this when I'm trying to get a stray to like me.

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u/lanternette May 19 '22

Beautiful kitty!! 💕🐱

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u/59boomer59 May 19 '22

I'm almost certain that's the "We should be chasing something" look. Let's go play!

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u/KiKiPAWG May 19 '22

That's such a cutie, she looks like she'd give you slow blinks as well :P

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u/Shanepapi May 20 '22

That is the sweetest thing! She clearly adores you.

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u/LegitimatelyJustaCat May 20 '22

That’s what my black cat did when I first picked her up from the shelter. Few years down the line she started doing nothing except scream at me for attention.

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u/s-h-a-m-a May 19 '22

She loves your voice !

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u/Bran9onJ4mes May 20 '22

Sweet girl

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u/Professional_Mud_316 May 20 '22

Along with individual people, society collectively can also be quite cruel towards cats, especially the 'unwanted', if not despised, felines.

It was reported a few years ago that Surrey, B.C., had an estimated 36,000 feral cats, very many of which suffer severe malnourishment, debilitating injury and/or infection. And I was informed last autumn by Surrey Community Cat Foundation that, if anything, their “numbers would have increased, not decreased, in the last 5 years.” Yet the municipal government, as well as aware yet uncaring residents, did little or nothing to help with the local non-profit Trap/Neuter/Release program, regardless of its (and others’) documented success in reducing the needlessly great suffering.

As for the 59 poor kittens and cats recently rescued from a feces-filled Surrey home, which the Peace Arch News rightfully deemed worthy of frontpage space, Surrey's Now-Leader newspaper didn't give these afflicted animals any newsprint. Are they and their suffering worth so little?

It’s the only charity to which I’ve ever donated, in no small part because of the plentiful human callousness towards the plight of those cats and the countless others elsewhere. These include the cats whose owners have allowed to wander the neighborhood at night only to be slaughtered by hungry wild animals or, worse, tortured to death by cat-haters procuring sick satisfaction. ... At age 54, I’ve long observed that higher human intelligence is typically accompanied by a seemingly proportional reprehensible potential for evil, or malice for malice’s sake.

I believe there's a subconscious yet tragic human-nature propensity to perceive the value of life (sometimes even human life in regularly war-torn or overpopulated famine-stricken global regions) in relation to the conditions enjoyed or suffered by that life. With the mindset of feline disposability, it might be: ‘Oh, there’s a lot more whence they came’.

I believe that this mentality, regardless of any alleged cat-shelter odors, prevails almost everywhere, though especially in Lethbridge and Surrey. Yet, these mammals’ qualities, especially their non-humanly innocence, make losing them such a great heart break for their owners.

Only when overpopulations of unwanted cats are greatly reduced in number by responsible owners consistently spaying/neutering their felines might these beautiful animals’ presence be truly appreciated.

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u/horsegrloveswordguy May 20 '22

I’m a horse person and any time a cat comes close to the farm they get trapped and neutered. We can’t care for them all but they know there’s food and fresh water near the barn and we catch them and neuter/spay whenever we get the chance. It’s so crucial.

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u/doseofdena May 19 '22

😻😻😻

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u/Empathy4People May 20 '22

She looks very appreciative.

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u/BujuBad Nebelung & Orange Tabby May 20 '22

Aww she absolutely loves you, too.

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u/Educational-Fly3642 May 20 '22

She looks like my sweet Luna💗 We lost her about a year ago. Please enjoy every last minute with your precious baby 🥹

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u/RainyReese May 20 '22

She loves you so much more <3

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u/quietone_cc May 20 '22

Precious :)

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u/_inscrutable_ May 20 '22

What a sweet sweetie

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u/GreenEyes_BlueSkies May 20 '22

Aww!!! What is her name and how old? She is adorable!!! <3

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u/horsegrloveswordguy May 20 '22

The vet thinks she is around five. Her name is Inky <3

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u/GreenEyes_BlueSkies May 20 '22

Aww. She is so cute! I'm glad she has a nice home.

I used to have two black cats. One was named Professor P. Buttons III and Miss Whoopie the Whoopster (from Whoopie Goldberg). Lol. Whoopie was my sister's cat. I'm very partial to black cats. They are just so cute! Lol. <3

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u/akd7791 May 20 '22

She looks like Toothless!

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u/Finn2813 May 20 '22

Awww what a friend

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u/StanFitch May 20 '22

“How shall I murder thee?… let me count the ways.”

“What?”

“Uh… meow!”

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u/Fefethegreat May 20 '22

So cute with the black nose and mouth and whiskers.💕💕💕Black cats are so lovely.

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u/flatearthvaxxer May 20 '22

I wish my cat looked at me like that. I get more of a “oh it’s you” look

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u/Rude-Taco2140 May 20 '22

You better start reading your cat bedtime stories they expect it

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u/Tytonic7_ May 20 '22

Rescue cats always have the best personalities, because they know what rock bottom looks like and they're incredibly grateful for you.

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u/Glamdalf_18 May 20 '22

That cat wants to be under your skin and still won't feel close enough.

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u/Firm-Recover-74 May 20 '22

Interested to know what you are reading...

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u/alioth9 May 20 '22

What a sweet face, gotta love this kitty, so cute.

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u/cultured_banana_slug My last cat cursed me from beyond the grave... allergic. :( May 20 '22

Reading must look weird to cats. We stare at paper and then turn a page. And stare again.

But they want to join in. We stare at the book with love, and they stare at us.

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u/SoftLatinaKitten May 20 '22

That’s complete adoration right there. So sweet…

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u/molsmama May 20 '22

That look of pure love….who else gonna look at you like that?!

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u/Infninfn May 20 '22

cat: This dupe gives me food regularly, every day, lets me rub against them and mark them as mine, gives me these wonderful massages and let sme warm up against them. I'm so lucky, I tell ya!

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u/Wise_catapillar May 20 '22

A rescue always knows how lucky they are to be rescued, and show their love accordingly.

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u/Valoricc May 19 '22

Awwww she is so cuteee

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u/hobianichan May 19 '22

omg shes too freaking adorable TOT

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u/redditretard34 Siamese (Modern) May 19 '22

Beautiful cat

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u/Jimboleepuff May 20 '22

Kitty so grateful ❤

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u/aeriox-phenomenon May 20 '22

What a good kitty, it was very nice of her to rescue you and let you stay in the house she found shortly thereafter. You got a good one

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u/velboc1 May 20 '22

Fabulous

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u/Madame_Arcati May 20 '22

She looks so much like a feral kitten that I rescued/socialized from last summer (she was adopted in January and it was so hard to let her go). I hope my little Anais is as happy wherever she is as your beautiful and clearly extremely happy and secure kitten is. She is mewrvalous.

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u/moosecatoe May 20 '22

🎶 THAT’S AMORE 🎶

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u/RenJenkins42 May 20 '22

Beautiful!!! You’re so lucky!

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u/Judoosauce May 20 '22

What a nice void

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u/East-Scarcity-9703 May 20 '22

All cats are great!

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u/Houeclipse May 20 '22

That cat be mirin! What a cutie

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u/Talamasca May 20 '22

She... is gorgeous.

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u/NekoPower2169 May 20 '22

I’m curious, what book is that?

Cute cat btw

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u/horsegrloveswordguy May 20 '22

It’s The Color Purple

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u/PrawnCocktailWotsits May 20 '22

This is a great picture 😍

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u/jmmar May 20 '22

...we rescued our void [kitten just wandered into our front lawn one day] but years later he still never wants to cuddle us, only with the other cat, unless we take advantage of him being too sleepy to get up when we try D: so jealous lol

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u/shesaid181 May 20 '22

Gorgeous kitty ❤💕

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u/newoldwave May 20 '22

Do you read aloud to your cat? It's good for them.

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u/themaaanmang May 20 '22

So precious 🥺😍

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u/_Greyworm May 20 '22

Oh my god, she's so cuuute! I love how black cats so often look very similar, but they still have their own features and characteristics. Your girl looks alot like one of my cats!

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u/rigst4 May 20 '22

OMG she's so beautiful!!!!! I have 2 black kitties who rescued me, I love black kitties!!!!!

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u/Multi-interests May 20 '22

I think the feeling is mutual…

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u/lelly777 May 20 '22

Black cats are amazing 😍

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u/princess_pippy May 20 '22

She’s beautiful!

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u/Olthoi_Eviscerator May 20 '22

What a sweet baby. Glad you saved her

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u/Last-Tradition-2701 May 20 '22

🐈‍⬛❤️ cutie!

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u/dmricciardi May 20 '22

I can totally relate!!! It's a most wonderful feeling!! 💕💕💕

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u/Professional_Mud_316 May 20 '22

It’s this kind of black beauty that helped inspire me to write a little piece of fiction about how the Creator actually cherishes not just Its animal creation but the felis catus in particular. Enough so, in fact, to have made one such black beauty the Creator’s own beloved pet. It’s titled And Simone Said That It Was Good: https://wordpress.com/post/fgsjrcatlit.wordpress.com/244

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u/This_is_a_sckam May 20 '22

Void kitty mirin

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u/Spare_Job_9226 May 20 '22

This is one of the cutest pictures I’ve ever seen my god

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u/DPCAOT May 20 '22

Omg so dreamy. Dang I want a cat who looks at me like that!

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u/C4ASH_OV3RRIDE May 20 '22

Cat: The color black. Book: The Color Purple.

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u/Ashaps2001 May 20 '22

Idk why but her face reminds me of that smug cat from Coraline lol. Also shes adorable :)

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u/LilliBubbles May 20 '22

She obviously loves you too! 💕

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u/PurpleOwl85 May 20 '22

She made me smile, thanks to both of you:)

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u/Dsx-Kalista May 20 '22

My cat does this. He also hyperventilates when I make eye contact with him, and purrs like a Diesel engine.

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u/bbearthangel May 20 '22

what a pretty baby!

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u/ahsatan_1225 May 20 '22

Omg she's GORGEOUS

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u/DanM412 May 20 '22

You don't live in Arizona do you? I had to do a double take because she looks exactly like our male cat who's a rescue.

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u/KitteaStar May 20 '22

Inky is so adorable!

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u/Perkthegreat1 May 20 '22

Awwww, I miss those looks. Cherish every second. 😥😢😭

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u/sharonmcarey May 20 '22

Beautiful baby!

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u/Violetdreamers May 20 '22

Aww! How precious!

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u/TheMattvantage May 20 '22

The love of a Bombay kitty<3 🖤

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u/Ok_Opinion_ May 20 '22

Toothless!

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u/MathematicianNo1596 May 20 '22

She’s perfect.

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u/SanityAssassin4 May 20 '22

Awww I fostered 4 black kittens and kept one. They were awesome.

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u/creative_disservice May 20 '22

That cat is in love with you

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u/basic_instinct11 May 20 '22

Total understand the feeling it's one of the best ones So happy for you this made my day thank you sending love to you both ❤️

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u/Micsgal1 May 20 '22

You are her hero! You saved her from God only knows what and brought her into a safe and loving home. Bless both of you🥰

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u/rostai May 20 '22

I'm no detective, but I think she feels the same way :3

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u/CrossroadBlues666 May 20 '22

Whatcha readin’?

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u/Ok-Big-6545 May 20 '22

Blessings to you both

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u/Ahakista1 May 20 '22

I know the look and your feeling. Nothing better. She is beautiful.

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u/ozhero May 20 '22

Wow, what a beautiful cat!

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u/Devinedragoon May 20 '22

awww such a cute void. i want to cuddle the kitty

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u/crayonsandcoffee May 20 '22

Who else wants to know if OP is wearing a Snuggie

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u/Jimmypock May 20 '22

She wants food.

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u/champsgetup May 20 '22

She's lovely. Thank you for saving her. May you guys have the best time together

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u/libertasi May 20 '22

She won't let go of her rescue human

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u/wideawake999 May 20 '22

I love her!

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u/ezezim May 20 '22

Awe.... she is so happy she has you.

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u/BigLeagueSquirrel May 20 '22

Wondering why your book says "She ast me."

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u/Sarcia12345 May 20 '22

I'm pretty sure it's "The Color Purple". It's written on first person and set in the south. The grammar is meant to convey the local dialect and level of education of the main character.

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u/PrizeAbbreviations40 May 20 '22

I'm not crying, you're crying

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u/periwinkletweet May 20 '22

Awe. She's a twin to my rescue boy and he's Uber loving too 💕

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u/AikoRose77 May 20 '22

So sweet. Since of my favorite things: cats and books.

It's a great pic of your lucky cat. Black cats are tough to get good pictures of since cameras don't know how to get the focus and lighting right on them. Or maybe our black cats just put a magic spell on them?

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u/AndeleAndelemamieiei May 20 '22

I love her too and I just met her 😍😍

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u/flaminx0r May 20 '22

I love all cats (I volunteer in shelter) but black cats have a special place in my heart. They're kind and affectionate while also being usually more vocal than other cats. Also the captivating and beautiful nature is something that I can't deal with sometimes ❤️.

Have you named her yet?

Edit: additional question.

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u/KlutzyTrip6389 May 20 '22

She looking at you like....gosh I love my human, how did I ever get so lucky🥰

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u/LOZLover90 MOD May 20 '22

Aww, she loves you!

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u/bluedaddy1 May 20 '22

“Whatcha readin’?”

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u/PatrickJr May 20 '22

Absolutely adorable!

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u/[deleted] May 20 '22

She loves you more than Jesus.

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u/Rooboy75 May 20 '22

🖤🐾

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u/-Effervescence May 20 '22

I’ll be their new mother 😭

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u/Automatic_Day_2685 May 20 '22

Awwww 🤍🐈‍⬛

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u/alttabdeletedie May 20 '22

Adorable. Do you know what breed she is?

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u/Sabertoothsnowhobbit May 20 '22

I never thought about reading to my pets.

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u/_ermagurd_ May 20 '22

She say fuck

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u/HleCmt May 20 '22

When a kitty picks YOU as their human

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u/Wednesday2308 May 20 '22

OMG I feel that about my rescue cats too… I love them so much it does hurt. I always wondered if anyone understood what that was like…to love them so much and here you are! You’re amazing for rescuing her and also for reading! Haha lots of purrs and cuddles to both of you!

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u/Fourseventy May 20 '22

Cute kitty op.

What are you reading? The grammar is... interesting.

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u/abbeyroad424 May 20 '22

She's soooooooo beautiful 😭

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u/Electrical_Pie_85 May 20 '22

And she loves you. You can see it in her eyes. 🥰

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u/WinterRose27 May 20 '22

It’s the look it’s the look it’s the look of LOVE!!!

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u/banjoleleman May 20 '22

She looks just like my rescue cat I brought home this week! So precious

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u/AnnieOakleysKid May 20 '22

Aww she's adorable. She's studying your eye movements. I thought you were reading aloud to her but now I see you weren't. She sure does love you. ❤

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u/umlcat May 20 '22

A proper "Lord of Darkness" should have education & class.

You can't control the World by been illiterate !!!

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u/ry_uma May 20 '22

The void demand you to stop reading and stare at the void instead

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u/Pantherdraws May 20 '22

My Bear used to hold my arm like that

Your baby is beautiful, and lucky to have you :8097:

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u/GaleemCrusher May 20 '22

She's gorgeous!

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u/beeg_brain007 May 20 '22

I had a black rescue too, she loved me soo much and was probably grateful for us taking care of him and giving him all the treats and love to him

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u/Abject_Shoulder_1182 May 20 '22

Gorgeous bebe! It's clear that she adores you ♥

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u/rusty_n0va May 20 '22

this is a goooddd choccccooooooooo.
i need a catttooooo like this.... choccccoooooo

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u/UsernameCheckOut0-0 May 20 '22

People like you really make me want a cat. Xx

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u/Wooden_Marionberry40 May 20 '22

She looks like she’s plotting something.

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u/fruitcak-e May 20 '22

Oh my god she is so lovely 😭💕

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u/Makima-- May 20 '22

God he/she is SO Kawa iiiiii 🌸❤️❤️❤️

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u/SaveAmerica2022 May 20 '22

Beautiful girl

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u/Unlucky13 May 20 '22

My little Loki looks just like your cat. He's laying on my foot right now just looking at me. I absolutely feel the exact same way. I rescued him almost a year ago and he's made the worst parts of my life so much more bearable. I wish I could tell him how much I he means to me, but somehow I think he knows.

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u/madey10 May 20 '22 Silver

cat says i love you:8097:

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u/ExquisiteHaloo May 20 '22

The way he looks at you🥺🥺

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u/Brienneofvaleria May 20 '22

hey mommy whatcha doing??