This Japanese Firm Lets Its Employees Bring Cats Into The Office And We’re Jealous

Whether you love your job or can’t stand it, I’m sure you’ll agree it could be improved by one thing — cats. One day, that dream could be a reality.

Yoko Akiyoshi / Twitter

We all get that Monday morning feel when the week begins. Your alarm clock starts buzzing away and your heart sinks as you remember it’s time to start yet another working week. Nightmare. Well, imagine how much better your day would be if you could take your kitty into the office with you. If you worked at one particular company in Japan, you could!

Yes, the leading IT firm, Ferray, in Tokyo has a rather intriguing policy for its staff members. Way back in the year 2000, the company introduced the ‘cat accompanying commuting’ policy, which means that people can take their kitties into the office each and every day. Um, can we have a job there, please?!

And, that’s not all! The company CEO loves cats so very much that he also gives his staff 5,000 yen (around £35) when they rescue a kitty from a shelter. The idea is that the workers at the firm give more homes to cats that need their help. What’s more, the fact that they can bring them into work means that they can give them extra care and attention.

While you may think that having your kitty at work would be a distraction, this is one boss who seems to think that it’s really no big deal. “Although cats may get in the way when (the employees) want to concentrate, they are also charming, they do not develop into problems,” the head of the firm, Hidenobu Fukuda recently told The Metro.

All we can say is that we hope companies around the world follow suit and adopt this cat-friendly policy. Taking your pet to work would not only be great for your cat, but also great for your general stress levels. As far as we can see, it really is a ‘win win’ situation!

If you are interested in more cat related news, how about reading about men are becomings ‘A cats best friend’

101 Pictures Of Cats Sneezing That Will Make Your Day!

If you’re having a bad day so far, we might just have something to cheer you up! These hilarious pictures of cats sneezing should give you a giggle.

pictures of cats sneezing
Keith Kissel / Flickr

Let’s face it, most of the time, cats are downright graceful. These beautiful little creatures strut around like they own every damn place. (And, frankly, that’s probably because they think that they do!) No matter what your cat is doing – sleeping, playing around or the like – they will always look like they are in control…. With one huge exception. If you’ve ever pictures of cats sneezing you will know it’s so very funny.

For a split-second in time, that cat is out of control and looks really weird. The first time it happens, you may find it kind of odd. Still, you will come to realize that this is just of your kitty’s many quirks. If you’ve caught your kitty sneezing in the past, I’m sure that you’ve done what any sane-minded person would do and reached for the camera (or, because we live in a modern world, your phone!).

The problem is that catching a cat sneeze on film is about as difficult as it sounds. These little kitties sneeze in mere seconds, which means that it all happens way too fast. You might think that you’ve got the perfect snap, but then you look down and see that that is so not the case. Oops.

Luckily, there are some rather talented photographers out there who have caught their cats in a mid-sneeze mess. As you might imagine, the results are actually rather brilliant. At Alley Cat, we’re fascinated by just about everything our felines do – including sneezing. That’s why we scoured the web (well, Instagram!) to find some of the best pictures of cats sneezing just for you.

It wasn’t an easy job, let us tell you that! Still, it was about time that someone did it. So, without further ado, check out some of these pictures. If they don’t make you laugh your little socks off, we’ll eat our hat!

 

Pictures of Cats Sneezing 1 – 10

 

1 / 101: onyx_cat_

A post shared by Onyx (@onyx_cat_) on

 

2 / 101: constellates

A post shared by Kat (@constellates) on

 

3 / 101: lozzanerd

 

4 / 101: lozzanerd

 

5 / 101: korockstar


Pictures of Cats Sneezing


6 / 101: jenprobable

 

7 / 101: tinatinaargentina

 

8 / 101: kittius_maximus

 

9 / 101: frosty_the_catman

 

10 / 101: notalwaysblacknwhite

Here’s Why Taylor Swift Has The Best Cats Ever

Have you seen her two little bundles of fur? We take a look at Taylor Swift ’s cat breed and just how cute the little scamps really are!

taylor swift cat breed
meredithswift / Instagram

Love her or hate her, the first lady of pop is something of a phenomenon. Over the last five years or so, this songstress has won the world’s hearts by creating some of the catchiest tunes of our time. Whether you’re a Swifty or not-y, you will have noticed one rather brilliant thing about this lady. She has some pretty cute kitties. Here’s what you need to know about Taylor Swift ’s cat breed and her very lovely feline friends.

First of all, these aren’t just two regular cats. Oh no, these are kitties with full names, just like we have. In case you didn’t know, Taylor’s cats are called Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey. You’ve likely spotted a glimpse of these two beauties before now. Even if you don’t follow Taylor on Instagram, you may have seen them in the press. You see, these little kitties lead the same jet-setting lifestyle as their main lady.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/zoy27rDvKg/

They’ve come a long way since the hourly cat fights of the past.

A post shared by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

When they’re not flying around the world on Taylor’s personal jet (which, by the way, they have their own luggage for!), they’re chilling out with the girl herself. The two cats have very different personalities, actually.

Meredith seems to be the grumpy one. In every picture, this beautiful little feline looks as though she’s frowning her little face off all the time. On the other hand, Olivia is far more happy-go-lucky. She’s the one who always seems to be hanging out with Taylor and enjoying the high life. Regardless, it seems as though the two felines are always loving life.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BFZvsunjvOy/?taken-by=taylorswift

Just a little cat in a big world.

A post shared by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

If you follow Taylor on Instagram (Go! Do it now!), you will notice that you get some pretty funny updates about these two kitties. From time to time, they both act… well… weird! The two of them seem to have the dream life and perhaps that’s why they feel so comfortable all the time. From exposing their well-fed bellies to generally larking around, these cats are just so adorably funny that you won’t be able to take your eyes of them.

Instagram post: https://www.instagram.com/p/BKbwlrfjGHY/?taken-by=taylorswift

U ok bro?

A post shared by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

One of the questions that many people ask time and time again is about Taylor Swift’s cats breed. So, what are these little beauties, eh? And why do we all love them so very much? Well, we can reveal that Olivia is actually a Scottish Fold breed kitty. Sadly, though, the breed of Taylor’s other cat, Meredith, remains a mystery! Who knows, eh? For now we will just have to keep on guessing as we flick through many pictures of the kitties. It’s a hard life!

101 Best Cute Cat Memes that will make your heart melt

If you’re a cat lover, you’re in for a real treat right now. We take a quick look at some of the best cute cat memes that the internet has to offer.

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Alleycat.pet

The internet is a wonderful place, filled with all of the information that humanity has to offer. Despite this fact, there’s only one thing that any of us want to look at online – cats! What’s more, there’s no better way to enjoy our feline friends than in meme form. But wait, where can you find the best cute cat memes online?

Luckily, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve scoured the deep, dark, depths of the internet to find only the best cute cat memes around. From sweet little kittens who love to play games to devious felines who are out to get you, here are some of the best we’ve seen. If these little beauties don’t melt your heart the moment you see each of them, we honestly don’t know what will. Plus, we’re sure that you’ll want to share some of the cutest cat memes with your friends too. Enjoy!

Cute Cat Memes 1 – 20

 

1 / 101: My Heart Aches, When You’re Not With Me

My Heart Aches, When You're Not With Me-Meme


2 / 101: But… You can’t go to work… Your job is to take care of me…

But... You can't go to work... Your job is to take care of me...


3 / 101: “Purrito”

"Purrito"


4 / 101: Look Mommy… I caught a mouse!

Look Mommy... I caught a mouse!


5 / 101: Someday we’ll catch that laser pointer… SOMEDAY…

Someday we'll catch that laser pointer... SOMEDAY...


6 / 101: One day I will turn into a beautiful… CATTERFLY

One day I will turn into a beautiful... CATTERFLY


7 / 101: She took the midnight train… Going anywhere.

She took the midnight train... Going anywhere.


8 / 101: I’m ready for first day of… Kittengarten

I'm ready for first day of... Kittengarten


9 / 101: Don’t listen to them… You’re not fat, you’re fluffy

Don't listen to them... You're not fat, you're fluffy


10 / 101: You got me ribbons! OMG! OMG!

You got me ribbons! OMG! OMG!


Cute Cat Memes


11 / 101: If I just keep looking cute… They’ll surely blame the dog

If I just keep looking cute... They'll surely blame the dog


12 / 101: I need… HUGS

I need... HUGS


13 / 101: I hate that part of the morning where… I have to get out of bed

I hate that part of the morning where... I have to get out of bed


14 / 101: Fear me!

Fear me!


15 / 101: I have claimed this tiny human for myself. You may leave now.

I have claimed this tiny human for myself. You may leave now.


16 / 101: Aah finally in bed… I HAVE TO PEE

Aah finally in bed... I HAVE TO PEE


17 / 101: We didn’t do it! Wud dis face lie to u?

We didn't do it! Wud dis face lie to u?


18 / 101: I gots u a flower because I loves u

I gots u a flower because I loves u


19 / 101: Time for… Quidditch practice

Time for... Quidditch practice


20 / 101: Get the treats… Or I pull the plug

Get the treats... Or I pull the plug

101 Celebrity Cats On Twitter You Should Be Following

Time to get following Celebrity Cats On Twitter!

Celebrity Cats on Twitter
Paul Anderson / flickr

The internet is a weird and wild place. In mere seconds, you can easily get lost in the dark depths of the web. Still, if you happen to be a cat-lover (as I’m certain you are), there’s a whole load to love about the net. Yep, social media is dominated by one animal and one animal alone… Cats! From celebrity cats on Twitter to kitty-related videos on YouTube, there really is something for everyone.

But wait, the internet is so darn massive that you might not even know where to start. After all, how can you sort the dull and boring kitties (as if there’s such thing) from the ones that will have you laughing your little socks off for hours on end? Well, luckily for you, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve sought out the very best celebrity cats on Twitter just for you. Go on, give these little kitties a follow. You know it makes sense.

 

Celebrity Cats on Twitter: 1-20

 

1 / 101 Celebrity Cats on Twitter: RealGrumpyCat


2 / 101: StreetCatBob


3 / 101: SimonsCat


4 / 101: ChoupettesDiary


5 / 101: Sockamillion


6 / 101: IAMLILBUB


7 / 101: charlieinberlin


8 / 101: TheCatTweeting


9 / 101: Number10cat


1o / 101:  CatFoodBreath


Celebrity Cats on Twitter


11 / 101: ChaosCarnage3


12 / 101: Starbucks_Cat1


13 / 101: HenriLeChatNoir


14 / 101: AtariTheCat_


15 / 101: KichitheCat


16 / 101: ArtieKitten


17 / 101: Mosby_2K16

https://twitter.com/Mosby_2K16/status/821203202708279296


18 / 101: WandaAndreas1


19 / 101:MargoSuki


20 / 101: KhanCats