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71 Hilarious Cat Memes You Will Laugh at Every Time

Nothing brightens a day quite like a silly kitty, and these funny cat memes are guaranteed to make you crack a smile

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Meow-velous cat memes

There’s no doubt that cats are feisty, adorable and curious animals. Their independent and mischievous nature (combined with some seriously funny quirks) certainly keeps their owners on their toes—and inspires some of the best memes on the internet. Animal memes in general are hilarious, and no disrespect to dog memes or even corgi memes, but there’s just something special about funny cat memes. That an adorable kitty can perfectly capture a relatable moment lands them on another level of hilarity.

Hunting for some feline-inspired humor? Read on for our favorite funny cat memes. And don’t forget to check out these funny cat jokes too!

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Cat’s out of the bag

Well, the cat’s out of the bag: Our feline friends really love enclosed spaces. That’s why you’ll so often find them hiding in boxes and, yes, bags.

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Cat fight!

Man’s best friend, stay back. You’re no match for this angry cat. They’re not called kung fu kitties for nothing!

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Be cool

The wink is a classic, but nothing beats flirty knock-knock jokes when it comes to icebreakers. They’re the right approach for anyone who loves funny cat memes!

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Rain, rain, go away

Let’s just say cats aren’t the biggest fans of water. And there’s no such thing as “just a drizzle.”

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Liar, liar, pants on fire

Your feline friend knows you’re lying! Make it up to your cat with a nice massage or under-the-chin rub. You know how much cats like to be petted!

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Who doesn’t love a silly cat? Go ahead and share this one in the group chat at work—it’s the perfect side-splitting work meme. In fact, all funny cat memes are worth a share.

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Zen kitty

It takes a lot of cat grooming to look this good every day!

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Technology hack

Because nobody looks good in the front-facing camera—not even your photogenic cat! Then again, where would funny cat memes be without some oddball cat photos?

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Late-night reads

We all do our best, but not even the funniest books in the world can keep us up once we’ve committed to a cat nap.

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Self-taught genius

Sometimes even the best-laid plans go awry. (And let this be a reminder to check your home for hidden dangers that can harm your pet!)

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A case of the Mondays

No stretch is big enough to recover from that first alarm of the week. Best put on some funny songs to lighten the mood!

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Fashion fiasco

“I love it!” you say, right before you go into the bathroom to cry for two hours.

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Rise of the machines

Say whatever old-people joke you’d like, but sometimes the automated system takes twice as long as talking to a real person.

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Fake it till you make it

Use enough exclamation points, and they’ll never know.

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Staying in

You know the feeling. You’ve committed to a big weekend get-together, but as the day approaches, you have a better idea: you, your pajamas and a funny movie. So when someone else cancels the plans? Best. Feeling. Ever.

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Caught in the act

You didn’t expect your kitty to clean the mess before you got home, did you? Hey, at least you got a funny cat photo out of it.

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Cat nap

Not every film is a winner! Something that will keep you up (and laughing)? These funny cat and dog photos.

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Illegal activity

Better conceal your stash! If these funny cat memes are making you crack up, you’ll also love these cat cartoons.

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Gag gift

Well, your cat thought it was a nice gift. Speaking of gifts, you’ve got to see these great gifts for cat lovers (no dead rodents included).

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Keyboard heat

We all know cats love laptops—especially when you need to use yours for important work business!

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Judge and jury

This is the face of a cat who’s seen the outfit you bought just for him … and who’s not impressed. (Side note: Dressing your cat is just one of the things you do that your cat actually hates.)

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Bond, Cat Bond

If he wears a bow tie, you know he’s James Bond–level fancy. Love everything feline? These common “facts” about cats are actually false.

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No treats for you

The cats demand their fair share! Speaking of things kitties do, this is why cats sleep so much.

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Grumpy pants

When you’re a cat, there aren’t enough hours in the day to be mad about life. Besides, even grumpy cats are adorable. Here are some of the cutest cat breeds you’ll want to adopt.

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Cat trip

Who doesn’t feel at least a little tempted to sneak their pet into their suitcase? This vacation meme is way too accurate!
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Bring it on! Check out the best diet for cats, according to vets.

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The night shift

The cat zoomies? Let’s pretend it happens because our cats are overwhelmed by their love for us.

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Boxes are my fave

Who needs a pillow or a couch to lie on when this box will work purr-fectly? Recycling your empty boxes is just one thing your cat wishes you’d stop doing.

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In the market for a dog?

This cat’s evil plan for a dog-free home is taking shape. Check out more funny animal pictures you need in your life.

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So. Full.

We can all relate to this funny cat meme after a satisfying meal. While you’re bumming around on the couch, waiting to digest, browse these cute cat pictures!

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You might need to go shopping

How do cats always know to rip up the very last roll of toilet paper?! Looking for more laughs? These hilarious cartoons prove animals are funnier than humans.

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A terrifying beast

OK, maybe the “roar” is more of a “meow.” Here are more pictures of cute kittens we’ll think you’ll love.

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Killing ’em with cuteness

Puppy-dog eyes are so overrated, according to the kitty in your house. After you’ve gushed over these funny cat memes, boost your mood with these other adorable animal photos.

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In full flight

And you thought cats on Roombas were funny! Have you just brought a new kitty into your home? Check out these boy cat names that are simply purr-fect.

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All mine

My precious … Getting a new girl cat soon? Here are some girl cat names to browse.

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Call him Michael Catson

Now that’s someone who loves the catwalk. If you love these cat memes, check out some funny friend memes you’ll want to send to your human BFFs.

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Accidental selfie mode

“Is that really what I look like?” If you decide to post that funny selfie, use one of these funny sayings to give your followers a laugh.

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Lazy days

Hey, mornings are hard. Luckily, you have these good-morning memes to help you rise and shine.

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A bit hung up

Unless you’ve never gotten stuck trying to squish yourself through a tiny door, you have no room to talk. If you like these funny cat memes, check out these hilarious cat puns for more laughs.

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Taco cat

Tomorrow’s menu: purr-itos. Need more taco humor? These taco puns really shell out the laughs.

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Nerd humor

Another reason chemistry cat isn’t doing a full stand-up schtick? All the good chemistry jokes argon.

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Just keep cool

That feeling when you know someone is staring at you. Here are more funny photos guaranteed to make you smile.

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“Can I haz it?”

What’s yours is mine!

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Please don’t pick up …

The only thing worse than making a call is having to actually talk on the phone.

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But first, coffee

No matter how important, it can wait 20 minutes. You know what can’t wait, though? These hilarious coffee memes.

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No regrets

Some things do taste better than skinny feels.

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That inside/outside air

While you wait on your indecisive cat, browse these photos of hilarious farm animals.

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Wake-up call

It’s what cats do best! For more feline fun, check out these funny cat names—they’re perfect for your new kitty.

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Quarantine kitties

There’s only room for one cat in this house.

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Not a morning cat

Someone needs her beauty sleep. Can’t get enough cat photos? Check out these ugly cats that are actually super cute.

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He’s going down

Don’t mess with the girl gang.

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On the couch

Sorry, it’s two against one. The cats rule this house now.

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Do you know what time it is?

Hint: It’s past my dinnertime. And speaking of hangry cats, watch out for these signs your cat is secretly mad at you.

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How humiliating

Thankfully, the neighbor’s cat is sleeping.

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No regrets

You snooze, you lose, Fido!

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Summer body? More like spring rolls

There’s always next summer. Next, check out these zodiac signs as cat breeds.

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You’re here too?

Is anyone working this week?

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So embarrassing

Your cats may hate every step of the process, but at least they’ll get a treat out of it.

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Early bird gets the worm

Or the mouse, in this case. By the way, these working-from-home memes are hilariously accurate.

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Say cheese!

There’s a subtle art to taking great group selfies … and most of us haven’t mastered it.

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Can you speak up a bit?

Some of us are trying to eavesdrop.

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It’s the thought that counts, right? Right … Need more laughs? You’ll giggle your way through these funny Friday memes.

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Chop chop!

What’s the hold-up? Don’t you know a hungry kitty is an impatient kitty?

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I owe you one, bro

You might feel bad for your sibling, but you don’t feel bad enough to fess up!

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Excuse meow?

If you insult the cat of the house, you better be prepared for the consequences. Completely, totally unrelated: Check out these hilariously funny obituaries.

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The ultimate betrayal

Fool me once, and you get a wet kitty. Fool me twice, and I’ll never get in the bath again.

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Onward, doggo

Mice and squirrels await!

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Sweet sink water

There’s nothing like it in the dead of night. Now if only cats had opposable thumbs to turn on the faucet themselves …

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It was you the whole time?!?

Cat mind = blown. We love a good wholesome meme about cats!

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Close enough

It hides his resting cat face.

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You’ve got to be kitten me

One of her nine lives flashed before her eyes after hearing the news. Had your fill of funny cat memes? Check out these funny Monday memes that will make you actually laugh out loud.

Lucie Turkel
Lucie Turkel is a lifestyle and culture writer covering the latest in holidays, books, movies and television, and e-commerce for RD.com. She graduated with an individualized major in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies from the University of Connecticut.