More LOLcats

I’ve been thinking about why pictures of cats with funny captions is funnier than pictures of dogs with funny captions. Could be just my opinion as a cat-lover, but there’s a reason why was about cats before it included dogs. And why there’s a and My Cat Hates You (home of Bad Cat, much funnier than Bad Dog or Bad Baby), and lots of others.

I think it has to do with feline dignity. They are small animals, but they have a big sense of themselves. Dogs are pack animals, used to submitting. Cats are more self-reliant. That makes some people hate them, but it’s one of the things I love most about them. And that self-reliance, and the accident of a face that, to us, looks dignified and aloof (or smug and snobbish, depending on who you are) makes for better comedy.







I’m not ready to quit, either.

One Response to “More LOLcats”

  1. absurdbeats Says:

    Brokeback reference?

    Anyway, Fat Cat fell over herself today trying to clean her back. She just gave this look like, What? That wasn’t me. . . .

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