And while that’s really never a good idea (at least without asking permission, especially of dog owners), the pull is great for animal-lovers.
For years, a popular Twitter account called @thecatreviewer has retweeted photos and captions of the cats people have found while out and about along with a rating. The only rule is you can’t post a photo of your own cat (because, obviously, they get an infinity/10).
Of course, cats could care less about our ratings of them. And it’s a good thing too because anyone who gives a cat less than a 10/10 is a total monster.
Click ahead to see some of the fabulous felines people have encountered over the years (but also remember that cats live longer, healthier lives indoors!).
1. Beauty bomb
And we like when people grade on a curve.
A solid score, but we’d give extra credit for the pure bliss.
3. Cat patrol
This majestic beauty deserves those two points back for commitment to the endeavor. But we’re sure it deducted them from the human in its own rating.
4. Hairy trousers
We’re impressed that even though it spends time on the street the fluffy feline remains well-coiffed and its hairy trousers remain clean.
5. Resistance is futile
We just want to know if the cat is around from the days when it was a police station or if it’s always been in the restaurant industry.
6. Breakfast companion
Not everyone is pleased when a cat joins them for breakfast, so we’re not surprised this little fluffer did not want photographic evidence of the misdeed.
7. You may pet me
Is there anything better than a store or kiosk cat that you can rely on seeing every day for some scritches?
8. Croissant cat
And another +10 for those markings as well.
9. Chatty catty
We’d have added a point for wanting to follow us home though, not deduct.
10. Kefalonian kitty
We understand the deduction for not wanting to be taken home since it would have been much better off that way than fighting to survive on the streets.
Then again, where else are you going to be able to enjoy that kind of view?
11. Love me
We love cats that want attention – in fact, we don’t know how anyone can leave them behind.
And while we get that cats can sometimes be good and stay close to home, if this cat belongs to the house behind it, it still really need a collar!
12. Cat royalty
We love to see this kitten enjoying the attention it feels it so richly deserves.
But we’d give extra points for purring.
13. Farm cat
And you can fully expect to get a chilly welcome from a cat whose hiding space you’ve invaded. Hisses and swipes seem like a pretty friendly greeting, all things considered.
14. Points for orangeness
By our math, this cat gets a solid 17/10, though it was not graded on overall cuteness and allowing the person to take its photo.
C’mon, that has to be worth something!
15. Ginger puss
And this little “tripawd” gets extra points from us for being a trooper after losing a leg! 100/10 for that alone!
16. Hey, you!
It’s like he’s saying “put down the camera and pay attention to me!”
And those are words we all need to hear from time to time.
17. Surveillance mode
Those green eyes can peer through our window any time – though we’d be tempeted to go outside for a pet every time we saw this beauty.
18. Local hunk
We would definitely have to slow our roll if we encountered this friendly cat.
Then again, we’re sure he gets all the attention he deserves.
19. Cultured fellow
Gallery cat is not impressed with anything at all.
We, however, are impressed with gallery cat.
Act cute, deny affection until the food is provided, then give the human a nice prize of being allowed to pet you.
This is one savvy cat.
21. Waterproof floof
Oh, right, because the resident cat is the boss.
At least this kitten got a fair rating.
22. Bar cat
But we’re not entirely sure about its shaking skills, so maybe we’ll just make that a whiskey, neat.
23. Charity cat
While he’s scored for purrs and pose, we’d like to add an extra 100 points for the look of utter disdain.
24. Tough cat in the Big Easy
Extra points for glare of contempt and not looking like it’s even thinking about getting closer for a pet.
25. Tree cat
There are not only squirrels up there, but it gets the height advantage over all humans.
26. A bit bitey
This beautiful cat seems to enjoy a few pets but prefers leaving its mark (or “cat glitter,” our new favorite term for fur) on neighborhood cars.
This fluffster looks like it fully expects benefits such as this.
28. King of Bloomsbury
This ginger tomcat is showing us just how it’s done. And he seems like a benevolent king.
Then again, what’s a mere point knocked off a score of infinity?
But judging by the score, it appears this beautiful specimen has enough fluff to keep everyone warm.
31. A quick 180
Let’s face it, we’re powerless in the face of something like this. Your boss will understand.
32. Very meowy
Seems fair. This is definitely an angry demand along the likes of “pet me, you fool!”
33. Where the cats roam
Caesar was murdered nearby, but now it’s just mice and birds that are in for a bad day if they wander near it.
How could you ever stop petting if you were getting this much appreciation?!
35. Business cat
Then again, we all need a break from our desks sometimes.
36. Egyptian cat
He’s taking a nap right now, but appears to be the temple’s greeter. Maybe he’s training that kitten to do the same but fell asleep on the job.
And it’s never the dogs.
38. Rump life
He’s just preheating the oven for you.
39. Language barrier
It’s got to be hard to leave this sweet face behind after vacation.
40. No manners
Hey, some cats like it up there!