As cat lovers, our social media pages are filled with our cute, cuddly feline companions from top to bottom. We can’t wait to share every cat picture we can with our friends. We couldn’t possibly deprive them of seeing our fur babies all day, every day.
But there are a few cat photos out there that make us cat lovers shake our heads and ask why anyone thought it would be a good idea to post them. We just want to comment with, “Hey, fellow cat lover, no one wants to see that.”
Here are a few photos of your cat that most cat lovers, even your best social media friends, probably don’t want to see.
Miserable Cat In Costume
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This is a controversial one. After all, if your cat is fine with dressing up, it should be okay to take a cute picture, right?
Well, sure, but most cat lovers can agree that you're really dressing up the cat for your own benefit, and most cats don't like it. They may tolerate it, but it's still mostly for the enjoyment of the human, not the cat.
Best to just let your cat be naked.
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Intentionally scaring your cat for a photo or video is just kind of cruel. Why intentionally cause fear in a creature who's supposed to love and trust you completely?
It's not fair. A cat doesn't understand a prank like a human does, so keep your cucumbers to yourself and let your cat live without fear as much as possible.
Eating Unhealthy People Food
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Most people food is not good for cats. Sure, Garfield loves lasagna, but leave the people food to the fictional cats.
Letting your kitty bite into your pizza slice or get a nibble of your sandwich might be tempting, but if you're going to do it, we don't need to see it.
It's cute, but it's not healthy.
Next To Alcohol
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We get it. You're not drinking alone if your cat is with you. Excuses for alcoholism aside, keep the alcohol out of reach of your cat.
Maybe your kitty is just next to your wine glass and would never dare to drink it, and that's fine. But beyond that, your social media friends don't need to know you're drinking alone with your cat.
It's not as funny or endearing as you might think.
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If your cat is stuck in some furniture or a box or whatever, get your cat unstuck.
You don't need to pause for a photo op, and your cat doesn't understand why you're not helping. You're supposed to be their guardian.
You can laugh about the goofy situation your cat is in later, but for now, help them out.
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Intentionally annoying your cat to get an angry reaction isn't much better than scaring your cat.
Again, your cat is supposed to know that they can trust you completely, and if you're annoying them on purpose for your own entertainment, you're breaking their trust.
And no one really wants to see an annoyed cat, anyway.
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Feline obesity is a huge health problem for cats, and if your cat is fat, it's your fault. Barring some medical condition, you need to be the one to control your cat's weight.
Posting a picture of your fat kitty on social media and laughing about it isn't cool. Get your cat on a diet, and make sure they live a full, happy, healthy life.
If your cat is on a weight loss journey and you want to document it on social media to show how proud you are of their progress or call attention to feline obesity, then that might be an exception to this rule. Just be responsible.
Sad Bath Time
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Some cats love the water, and that's great. But seeing a miserable, wet cat isn't my idea of a good time.
Most of the time, cats don't need baths and take care of their own grooming, anyway. But there are circumstances where cats might need a bath.
That said, we don't need to see how sad your kitty is about it. Just get to the bathing.
Pet Store Cat
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If you're cat shopping, don't go to a pet store and post pictures. They may be cute, but pet stores usually get their cats from kitten mills with horrible conditions that crank out pets just for profits.
Take pictures of shelter cats, instead. Then you can help your friends find cats in need of forever homes, too.
Some places have made it so that pet stores can only sell adoptable animals instead of those obtained from mills or backyard breeders. If you live in one of those areas, this rule may be another that doesn't apply to you.
By all means, post adoptable pets online and help them find homes!
Cats With Yarn, String, Or Dangerous Toys
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There's an old stereotype about cats and yarn, but cats can actually eat yarn, and it can really hurt them. The same can be said of string or dangerous toys that kitties can swallow.
Stick to some safe toys that your cat can enjoy. Everyone loves to see cats playing and having a good time, but not if they're in danger.
What other cat photos are you sick of seeing on social media? What kinds of cat pictures do you absolutely love? Let us know in the comments below!