Following on from our super-popular ‘10 best dogs on Instagram‘ post, it’s the cat edition. Because cats just get us, right? Grumpy cat mimicking our Monday morning feels, Lil’ Bub proving that perfection is possible and of course, Pusheen being able to express just about everything we ever needed to say – lying down in a pizza box, anyone?
So of course, over the past few years, Instagram has amassed a bunch of flawless furry friends with their own accounts – accounts you need to be following if you’re even slightly considering entering the crazy cat lady phase of your later life. Behold! 10 adorable accounts for all you pussy lovers out there.
This cat is giving us serious hair goals. Yoshimimim is pretty much the cat-personification of that iconic Farrah Fawcett poster from 1976, making you feel all warm and fuzzy but intimidated at the same time. The lighting, the careless poses, the fluffier-than-fluffy tail… it wouldn’t be surprising if Yoshimimim snapped up the next Topshop campaign, to be honest. There’s no silly costumes – just a goddamn beautiful cat that you won’t be able to stop staring at. Seriously.
When one cat just won’t do, you’ll need to head over to the Kittens of Instagram; an account that’ll help you through any Monday morning commute when you’re squashed up against some stranger’s armpit. It’s full of every type of kitty you could ever possibly love. Grey ones! Ginger ones! Black ones! White ones! Fluffy ones! Short-haired ones! Sad ones! Pink-bellied ones! Special shout-out to the sleepy ones – keep doing you.
The first thing you’ll notice about Pudge is that she is the spitting image of Parks & Recreation’s Ron Swanson – only with a better ‘tache. She also has the squishiest face, one that surprisingly showcases a lot of emotions. Favourites include: hungry, annoyed, bored and ‘why are there a bunch of cupcakes with my face on them.’ She does a mean impression of Donald Trump, too.
With a name that would easily slot into an episode of Adventure Time, Princess Monster Truck was rescued from the mean streets of New York City and has since gone on to inspire others to adopt rescue cats just like her. Owner Tracey Timmins has used Princess’ celebrity status to spread love for unwanted animals, with custom merchandise raising even more funds for animal shelters. With a face like that, how could you not love her?
The clue’s in the name – Snoopy is a serious babe. With face that puts teddy bears to shame, she’s an exotic shorthair breed that you’ll be unable to look away from. And don’t even get me started on the costumes – watch your back Keira, Snoopy makes pirate-chic look effortless. If this account is anything to go by, she has a nicer bed than us, too.
Max is seriously underrated in the Instagram world. With a belly that’s just begging to be rubbed, he’s a ginger maestro that began life in the parking lot of a tattoo parlour, only to be rescued into a life of luxury. Living with his brother Jonesy – who also makes regular appearances on the account – Max is almost certainly the best lookin’ bro about town.
Less Breaking Bad and more breaking our hearts, Mr. White is a British lad livin’ it up with L.A. with his equally famous sister Cali. Whilst he’s not making a pokey-out tongue the latest must-have look, he’s busy being called ‘Coffee’ and wearing crochet hats. Also he likes to get his junk out a lot, which we can all relate to.
Let’s be real for a sec – we all need to move to L.A. ’cause all the cutest kitties seem to live there. Here’s Albert, another Los Angeles lovin’ lad who has a better nose than Clueless’s Amber. With eyes that make the clearest of oceans look like your dishwater dregs, he’s pretty with a capital P. Plus he’s super into Star Wars… geek chic anyone?
LOOK AT THOSE EYES. JUST LOOK AT THEM. Giving David Bowie’s two-tone peepers a run for their money, Richard is another L.A.-dwelling puss that spreads the #adoptdontshop initiative. With a badass musician mum he describes as his ‘assistant,’ this cooler-than-your-average pairing will give you serious pet envy. He also gets on with pups, which is what we all want in the end.
Last but not at all least, I just had to include Dumpling because a) JUST LOOK AT HER and b) she belongs to Gadgette contributor Emily! Dumpling only has a few followers at the moment but all the better for us because she’s definitely heading towards full-on cat celeb status if her looks are anything to go by. Her name is more than perfect too because HAVE YOU SEEN HOW SMOL. SO SMOL.
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