THIS JUST IN: National Cat Day In Japan

February 22nd is National Cat Day in Japan. Who knew? Well, RocketNews 24 did- but hey, they’re in Japan. It’s already the 22nd there, so in honor of National Cat Day, we present this oldie but goodie: the best of Japan’s National Cat. We all know who we’re talking about: His Royal Girthness. The Circle.

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  1. Adorable Maru. I love him. And his hoomins that take such wonderful care of him and give him such a fabulous life. All kitties should be so lucky.

  2. He’s so beautiful, and so funny, and so very very thick. I LUFF HIM!!

  3. SlaveToCat says:

    The only man I would ever leave my adorable hubby for is Maru……sighs while staring into those big round bright eyes and running my hand through all that fluffyness. And dreaming of how to spend all those billions of yen he earns every year off the interwebs.

  4. I didn’t think I could love Maru more; I was wrong.

    The bit where he lifts both paws right before a jump! What a precious.

  5. He is not FAT! He just has big bones! 😉

  6. Maruuuuuu ❤

  7. 1:08 Maru in his youthful experimental phase before he discovered that boxes are his Thing.

  8. On the brink, but before he took over the internet!

  9. So much personality in such a litt… hefty body! Maru is such a rock star! 🙂

  10. AWW 😆 I just LOVE how Maru dives into the boxes 😆

  11. BulldogMommy13 says:

    nose holes!!!!!

  12. Eeeee kitty chin!
    Am I alone in thinking kitty chins are the cutest?

  13. On boys day you fly carp flags. On girls day you display dolls.

    What do you do on cats day? display mice?