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These cats hate being hugged on National #HugACatDay

These cats can't even. They just can't. Even.


EJ Dickson

Internet Culture

Published Jun 4, 2015   Updated Jun 28, 2017, 1:06 pm CDT

Every cat owner knows that on the grand scale of things cats hate, being hugged by their human falls somewhere in between taking a bath and being slowly skinned alive by a dull nail file. Yet despite the fact that cats despise any form of physical affection whatsoever, humans continue to hug them, because we don’t care and because it feels really, really good. That’s why we have National #HugYourCatDay, a holiday devoted to the act of embracing our favorite felines—whether they want to be hugged or not.

In honor of this completely one-sided holiday, we bring you photos of cats that don’t want to be hugged and the humans who love to hug them.

This cat hates it.

This cat hates it so much that if he had opposable thumbs, he would use them to grab you by the throat and slowly throttle you till your last breath quietly slipped out of your body.

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She hugs me all the time. #hugyourcatday #chovycat

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This cat hates your lips and it hates you.

This cat manages to be both oily and have more dandruff than a 90-year-old man at a bus stop. Nonetheless, it still thinks it’s hotter than you, and it wants you to get your grubby paws off of it.

…OK, yeah, this cat has chill. He’s cool with it.

EJ Dickson

Photo via Niels Klimm/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Jun 4, 2015, 6:21 pm CDT