The word "GIF" beat out "YOLO," "superstorm" and "super PAC" to become the Oxford English Dictionary’s U.S. word of the year. Here at Crittr, we are not surprised at all — those looping animations that started in the ‘80s and have become a pop culture phenomenon are extremely, yes, extremely influential in the world of animals, especially when it comes to cats.

To celebrate GIF finally getting its lexical due, we rounded up some of our favorite GIFs featuring felines walking on their hind legs, raising their paws and doing all the other silly things that cats do.

OMG It Was You!


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Camo Cat