At what point did the humble cat go from being something that catches mice and sits on your lap from time to time

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#1

…to some sort of badge of honour?

‘ooooh, look at my cat next to that pot of onken’

‘here is another 17 pictures of Roger next to a pile of freshly buffed cutlery’

I’d say sometime between June and November 2011.

thoughts?


#2

I’m not even on catbook


#3

You what?


#4

Normal chain of events is: person who posts endlessly on social media -> gets cat or dog -> posts endlessly about said cat or dog

Which is actually way more entertaining than their usual crap so we should all be greatful


#5

it’s the social media game innit

put up a selfie or picture of a tree and get two likes, picture of a cat or dog = 40 RTs 60 favs


#6

you know what, man. no games before 11AM please


#7

Owning a cat has always been a badge of honour, surely?

Cat owner = more likely to be a leftie into cool relaxing stuff.
Dog owner = more likely to be a Tory into football bollocks.

:wink:


#8

http://www.cruzine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/028-trees.jpg


#9

Kittens/cats were a thing on the internet long before 2011.

Maybe when B3ta become well-known?


#10

Dope tree


#11


#12

I think it was during the Egyptian times


#13

So far, @japes’s theory isn’t holding water.


#14

because they thought they were funny


#15

you’re greatest moment. consider me yielded like a motherfucker


#16

depends on the cat


#17

The very idea of cats is funny.

Ken Dodd: What a great day, what a great day. What a great day for painting your moggy green and saying “How’s that for a walking lettuce?”

The joke doesn’t work if you substitute ‘dog’.