If you live with a feline companion, you know that cats can be quirky and totally entertaining. (Even if they’d never admit it in a million, trillion years.) Here are just a few of our favorite cat-isms, some with sandpaper tongue firmly in cheek. Did we miss any of yours?

1. Cats are relaxed.

Cat Sleeping

2. Very, very relaxed.

Cat Stretched Out

3. Until the millisecond they decide they’re not.

Crazy Cat

4. A cat appreciates a litterbox, but doesn’t always need one.

Cat on Toilet

5. Cats show their love and affection to their owners in various ways. Some of those ways include a dead mouse.

Cat Hunting

6. Cats love water.

Cat Drinking Water

7. Just not a lot of it.

Wet Cat

8. If you travel with a cat, you’re gonna want to let her explore (and learn to love) her carrier before you leave. Cats might love getting in boxes, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to cooperate immediately when introduced to a new one!

Cat in Carrier

9. Toes on top of a blanket are safe. Toes underneath a blanket are prey.

Cat With Person's Feet

10. Dogs might think cats like them, but that’s only because that’s what the cat wants them to think.

Cat and Dog Cuddling

11. Kitten is clearly just another word for “ninja.”

Ninja Cat

12. No space is too small to squeeze inside.

Cat in Box

13. The cat’s never in your spot. You’re in the cat’s spot.

Cat in Chair

14. A cat’s life is wonderful. Really, really wonderful. But also totally exhausting.

Cat Yawning

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