Ah yes, the ever-elusive cat logic. These majestic creatures are so intelligent and graceful. They can be snobby about their cat food, bite you for not petting them the exact way they want, and yet… will happily sleep in a plastic bag.
In fact, sometimes they prefer it. They’ll ignore the expensive cat trees and cozy beds, to opt for a cardboard box instead. And the craziest of cats will take it a step further and get even more creative. Here are some of the craziest and funniest places pet-owners have found their cats sleeping.
1) Your cat may be a chicken
“Five beds and ten chairs in the house. He sits on the eggs.”
Maybe he really wants a little brother or sister? Have you had the talk with your cat yet about where kittens come from?
2) What kind of plant is this?
3) A true jungle cat
“He has access to about seven cat beds but he prefers hanging on the back of a chair. Why?!”
Maybe this is like sleeping with one leg outside of the covers. Looks strange, but helps keep you just the right amount of comfortable. That cat bed looks pretty cozy if you ask me, but maybe he likes being perched up on a “tree branch” like his wild cat ancestors.
4) Sort of like a heated blanket
“Two cat beds, one human bed, one human couch, and an endless amount of pillows and blankets and he chooses the heater.”
To be honest I can’t blame the kitty. Sure, that doesn’t look very padded or cozy… but the trade off for some direct heat must be worth it. Maybe I’ll try this in the upcoming winter.
5) No adjustments shall be made
“This was in the way of Padma’s usual napping spot, she made the most logical decision.”
I really love that she didn’t even try to move down or many any adjustments. I didn’t know cats could be this stubborn and petty but I am here for it. This will teach the humans not to mess with your nap spot again. Maybe.
6) Who knew slippers could be so versatile?
“My little ones have a soft cushy $30 pet bed yet prefer to nap in their dad’s slippers.”
How cute that they both do this! Must be a little confusing for dad when he goes to find his slippers, but finding this adorable scene would be worth it.
7) Umm… I don’t think she gets it
“Got Emmylou a cat bed.”
Hey, as long as she’s happy right? And she does look pretty cozy there, but what in the …?! This surely cant be as comfortable as curling up inside. Ya know, where she’s supposed to.
8) Perched on top of the rabbit cage
“Bella started sleeping on clothes on top of the rabbit cage. Bought her a new cat bed specifically for that purpose like a nice human. She used it once.”
I guess this kitty really wants to keep an eye on the bunnies, or show them who’s boss!
9) This vertical sleeping position
“Bought our kitten (Mac) a new £40 bed and walked in to find him asleep like this!”
This is taking the if it fits, I sits cat mantra to a whole new level. I mean… he barely even fits. Maybe he has more dreams about flying if he sleeps this way?
10) Al the Grouch
“Al chooses to hang out in the trash instead of his bed.”
This is giving me strong Oscar the Grouch vibes right now. But Al… you’re better than this buddy! You don’t need to live in a trash bin, you have a bed fit for a king right there.
11) What a delicious looking orange! Hey wait a minute…
“Why lie down on the cat bed when you can use the fruit basket instead?”
His parents even placed the cat bed up on the counter top where he likes to hang out. And he still opts for the fruit basket. Surely being surrounded by a bunch of hard fruit can’t be all that comfortable? I don’t know the humans will ever crack the case of cat logic.
12) This cat bowl
“I think someone’s got the wrong bed…”
Ah yes. A cat’s undying belief that if it fits, I sits. He looks very pleased with himself and like he’s found the perfect headrest. I mean, the glass will be cold and hard, but that’s no matter. Cat logic.
13) A cat-sized doll house
“Cat was tired and jumped into my daughter doll house and actually used the bed.”
The cat really said that looks like it was made just for me. Hear me out… what if we all started making cat-sized doll houses?
14) It’s about time he wok up from his nap
“Spent 10 minutes looking for my cat before I went to bed, found him asleep in a wok on top of the freezer.”
Even without being able to compare a proper cat bed to this wok… I can say any bed, including the couch, would be more comfortable than this. But he does fit pretty nicely in this cookware so maybe he’s onto something.
15) Forget a cat tree, do you have a spare ladder?
“I think I wasted money on this cat tree.”
This is simple cat science: the monetary value of the toy directly correlates with how much the cat will ignore it. The higher the price, and the harder you try, the more it will be ignored.
“Finally! Ginger used the cat tree I bought her.”
I swear it’s impossible to get cats to do anything unless it involves a cardboard box. You’d think that cozy looking cat hammock up top would be her new favorite spot but… guess not.
17) It’s not about the location, but the pants
“My cat has been sleeping on my pants in the bottom shelf of our closet lately, so I asked my wife to move the pants and put a cat bed in there…” And this is the cat’s brilliant response.
I bet if he wore the cat bed all day the cat would finally want to sleep in it. There’s something so cute about them wanting to cozy up and fall asleep with the smell of their human nearby.
18) The dust pan
If this had been me I would have been so excited to come home and surprise my cat with this adorable gift! It looks so cute, spacious, and cozy. Literally made for a cat. Then to find my cat choosing to sit in the dust pan instead… that would be a blow to my emotions.
19) Well, that was unexpected
“My girlfriend brought a pot to bed because she felt ill. The next morning we woke up to this.”
Yikes… what did she eat?!
20) This gives a whole new meaning to the term “flower bed”.
But the kitty looks so cute you would have to just accept the dead plants and move on. Maybe it’s a planter full of cat nip? That would explain his mellowed out vibes, dude.
21) When you see it…
Okay, hold up. This looks like one of the most comfortable cat beds of all time. Something a cat could just sink into for the perfect nap. And yet… this little guy has chosen *checks notes* a paper Chipotle bag.
22) Plastic bags will always be cat priority
“Has an $80 cat bed, and yet she’s been sleeping in this bag for 2 days now and won’t get out.”
What is it with cats and plastic bags? It’s like the louder, crispier the bag, the better. There’s even a whole Christmas tree in the background to destroy, but instead she’s settled into the old plastic bag. Which actually, if you think about it that way, is for the best.
23) So close…
These cat parents really tried. Not only did they buy a new cat bed, they left it in a cardboard box to make it feel even more like home. But nope – not good enough. This kitty has decided to set up shop in a cold hard cardboard box instead.
24) Some cats are just too picky!
“My bf spent 3 months on an outdoor heated cat house for my guy. Hasn’t stepped into it.”
Wow that’s one displeased cat! How could he possibly be so mad at the house?! It looks like a castle.
25) Cardboard is King
“She dragged this cardboard onto her bed instead of just laying on the bed.”
Like, that cat bed looks more comfortable than my mattress. I will never understand how cardboard can be the universally preferred material for felines everywhere.
26) And they all fit perfectly
“My kittens have found a new cozy bed.. in a cup holder.”
Oh my gosh this puts into perspective just how small these little floof balls are. They’re too precious! One day they’ll be too big to fit into a cupholder, so at least their cat-parent will have this adorable reminder.
27) A shovel… really?
This cold, metal tool is somehow more appealing than the beautiful woven basket with cushions and dolls. The one doll looks a little scary so… maybe that’s what’s driven her to sleep in a shovel instead.
28) The less comfortable, the better
“Ruby loves her new bed.”
Ha! As if anything could ever compare to a crunchy, used bag. Silly human, what were you thinking? Not even this brand new luxurious plush bed can change change a cat’s mind.
29) Don’t waste your money
SO many different, appealing things about the fancy cat bed. It has cozy sitting spots, scratching posts, and even toys dangling from it. But somehow… the Nike shoebox takes preference. If cats could talk, I would ask them one very important question… why?!
30) This one needs sleeping lessons
“Just bought a new cat bed. That’s not how you use it, sweetie.”
I admire this cat’s adventurous spirit and decision to turn a simple bed into… a bunker. I can’t imagine it’s very comfortable, but it looks like she’s having fun at least.
31) Improvise, adapt, overcome
“Bought him a nice cat bed- refuses to use it without the box inside it.”
Hey but this is a good problem solving technique. Instead of admitting defeat and having a new cat bed sitting empty in the corner… this resourceful owner has cheated the cat system.
32) Minimalist taste
“We got him a bed, but then a paper towel fell on the floor, so never mind.”
Ah yes, the comfortable loose paper towel. Definitely looks more appealing than that double-cushioned cat throne over there. The expression on this kitty’s face is what gets me.
33) Cats are liquid
Okay sure, this one is a cat sleeping in an actual cat tree. But he’s essentially sleeping in a plastic bowl. And completely unaware of how hilarious he looks from underneath. I love him.
34) Maybe this cat needs a diet
“Sent my mom a cute cat bed for her two cats. She sent me back this picture.”
I think the best part about this one is not just the cat being stuck in the bed. But the fact that the mom returned a photo with a finger in the way of the lens. Classic mom! I hope the little guy found an escape out of the shark’s mouth.
35) This crazy kitty
“I just spent $70 on a cat bed and woke up to find this.”
I just can’t understand what’s comfortable about a plastic bag. Not only is there literally zero cushioning, but it’s also loud and crunchy. Anytime you tried to readjust the noise would wake you up!
36) But… cats love suitcases!
“My mom made a fancy bed for her cat out of an old suitcase.”
The time and dedication this cat mom must have spent making this luxurious vintage suitcase into a cat throne. It looks beautiful and very comfortable. It’s the perfectly round, curled-up cat shape, custom and purpose built. But who cares when there’s a flimsy cardboard box nearby, right?
37) Forget the other beds, they’re not needed
“4 beds for 3 cats and they do this.”
This is definitely unnecessary but I am melted at how much they clearly love to cuddle all together. The white cat looks like he might not be having as much fun as the other two, but hey, they all fit so why not.
38) So no to plastic, kitty
“Best $300 I ever spent.”
Why spend $300 on a purpose-made luxury cat toy, when you can buy a case of bottled water for $1.99? Well, the only reason might be that bottled water is bad for the environment… but the cat has spoken.
39) Hey, that’s my bed!
We always treat our cats like the kings and queens of the house. And as such, they believe they’re entitled to everything and anything. Even if it means taking over the bunny’s bed! This long-eared rabbit looks so innocent and polite. Excuse me, there’s a monster in my bed could you please help?
40) Weird choice but ok
“Bought a new bed for my cats…”
This adoring owner even found a little love seat that would allow the two of them to cuddle. But of course, it’s no surprise… these crazy cats have decided to curl up in a cardboard box instead.