Cats—they’re pretty much the best thing to happen to this Earth. They’re cuddly, floppy, and funny, and—let’s face it—they’ve taken over the Internet. Some people are haters, some are kitty-neutral, and others identify themselves as crazy cat people. But let’s be real: Some of us just go a little beyond that point, and there’s no shame in that. We’ve simply sold our souls to the cat gods, and we’re damn proud of it.

Here are 15 signs that you have, too:

1. Some people take pics of their cats, but that’s for rookies. YOUR cats have their own Instagram account.

D.J. Instagram

2. As a matter of fact, your friends are starting to worry about your borderline unnatural photo habits.

Daisy Facebook

3. In your world, National “Hug Your Cat” Day is equivalent to Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Hanukkah.

Aislinn & Muffin

4. You wake up to this every morning:

Close up cat collage


Cat sleeping on human

5. Their toe fur melts your heart.


6. Plus, you understand that jelly bean toes make for perfectly suitable conversation starters.


7. And their paws, too.

Luna Paws

8. You admire their appreciation for the simple things in life.

Kitty Space Collage

9. Birthdays are NOT just for humans.

Newman's birthday

10. Coming home to your furry besties is the highlight of your day.

Standing Tabby

11. And you work hella hard to provide them with a good life.

Queen Kitty

12. You have conversations with them all day long, and you don’t even care if it makes you slightly cray.

Talking kitties

13. Cat swag. ALL DAY, ERRRDAY!

cat swag collage

14. Even your furniture has started to match your cats.

Kiki on blanket


15. BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING OF ALL: You know your cats have a piece of your heart, and your life just wouldn’t be the same without them.

Sentimental Kitty Collage

Now that you’ve confirmed your undying love for kitties, put it to good use and learn how to help them:

help cats at UW-Madison