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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.

Samhaseyebrows

@samhaseyebrows Sam's arched black
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@samhaseyebrows

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.

Princess Monster Truck

@princessmonstertruck Princess Monster Truck is awesome for so
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@princessmonstertruck

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.

Indie the Melancholy Cat

@mymelancholycat Indie is a deep-thinking New York City
Photo Credit: Mymelancholycat via Instagram

@mymelancholycat

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.

Elvis The King

@elvissays Elvis, who has an impressive range of
Photo Credit: Elvissays via Instagram

@elvissays

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.

Felix

@felix_meow This dapper southern gentleman is a New
Photo Credit: Felix_meow via Instagram

@felix_meow

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.

Baby Arnau

@babyarnau This good looking #gingercat's interests include the
Photo Credit: Babyarnau via Instagram

@babyarnau

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.

Neyland and Knox York

@meow_york_kitties Neyland and Knox are taking on
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@meow_york_kitties

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.

Prince Harry

@princeharrythecat This cat claims to be the feline
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@princeharrythecat

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.

Honorary NYer: Hamilton the Hipster Cat

@hamilton_the_hipster_cat Hamilton actually hails from California, but the
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@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.

My Gay Cats

@mygaycats This pair of cats, Whitman and Antoine,
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@mygaycats

This pair of cats, Whitman and Antoine, lives in Brooklyn and does all sorts of cute things together, like cuddle and cuddle more.

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