National Cat Day: 11 Instagram cats from NYC you need to follow
We know you spend half your day double-tapping cat selfies on Instagram anyway, but good news! On National Cat Day, you have an extra excuse to indulge.
And while you immerse yourself in the world of furry feline photos, why not get to know a few local cats? Here are 9 we love to follow.
Sam's arched black "eyebrows," which make him look perpetually surprised, are quite refreshing in this city filled with the blasé and unimpressed.
Sam has been spotted hanging out with stars as big as Grumpy Cat, but he's just like us, really. He hates Mondays, takes the occasional selfie and sometimes even dresses as a lion.(Credit: Samhaseyebrows via Instagram)
Princess Monster Truck
Princess Monster Truck is awesome for so many reasons, including, but not limited to, her bad girl name, signature under-bite and the fact that she has her own clothing line.
Add in her human's efforts to use her popularity to encourage others to adopt animals in need, and you can't have anything but respect for this fierce NYC feline.(Credit: Princessmonstertruck via Instagram)
Indie the Melancholy Cat
Indie is a deep-thinking New York City cat who seems to enjoy staring pensively out windows, hiding in small spaces and lying around while debating the meaning of life. Bonus: Indie has an adorable little sister, who also makes quite a few Instagram appearances.(Credit: Mymelancholycat via Instagram)
Elvis The King
Elvis, who has an impressive range of poses in his Instagram portfolio, is a self-described "nap taker, lap sitter, meow maker, door greeter, bow tie wearer," and he also rocks a mean hoodie and celebrates "Tongue Out Tuesdays." We're down with that.(Credit: Elvissays via Instagram)
This dapper southern gentleman is a New York City transplant from Nashville. Still a typical guy when he's not dressed to the nines, Felix has been known to steal the remote control and spend a little too much time admiring himself in the mirror.(Credit: Felix_meow via Instagram)
This good looking #gingercat's interests include the New York Times book review, strolling the Upper East Side, enjoying picnics in the park and taking cat naps, of course.(Credit: Babyarnau via Instagram)
Neyland and Knox York
Neyland and Knox are taking on "Meow York" one paw at a time. While Neyland does some #Caturday morning yoga, Knox keeps an eye on the neighborhood birds.
But it's when they're together, cuddling, people watching and even lounging around that their Instagram domination is at its peak.(Credit: Meow_york_kitties via Instagram)
This cat claims to be the feline version of Prince Harry of Wales, but he's putting a very New York twist on his royal role. This Prince Harry cheers on the Yankees and Rangers -- that's our kind of cat.(Credit: Princeharrythecat via Instagram)
Honorary NYer: Hamilton the Hipster Cat
Hamilton actually hails from California, but the fact that this prime specimen of mustached hipster perfection doesn't live in Brooklyn is a crying shame. We give him honorary mention in hopes that it will encourage him to head east, so we can fulfill our dreams of watching indie films, wearing ironic T-shirts and riding bicycles through Williamsburg together.(Credit: Hamilton_the_hipster_cat via Instagram)
My Gay Cats
This pair of cats, Whitman and Antoine, lives in Brooklyn and does all sorts of cute things together, like cuddle and cuddle more.(Credit: MyGayCats via Instagram )