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10 Cats Who Think They’re Actually a Meerkat

10 Cats Who Think They're Actually a MeerkatEarlier this year my family and I took a day-trip to the zoo. It’s not too far from where we live, about an hour drive, so we planned to have the whole day of zoo-fun.

My kids have reached the age where they finally can get into these things. They recognized the animals, were old enough to do the long walks without getting too terribly cranky, and we had a really great time.

My favorite exhibit my far was when we went to see the meerkats. They are adorable in size, have the cutest eyes and always look like they’re smiling. One awesome characteristic of the meerkats is they seem to enjoy standing on their hind legs with their arms gently placed in front of them. I feel in love immediately. I wanted to take the whole bunch home, but we all know that’s not possible.

My new-found love for the meerkat started to rival my love for cats. The more I thought about it though, the more I realized cats are just trying to be meerkats because they’re so much better.

I even found photo proof of my hypothesis:

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  • A Real Meerkat 1 of 14
    A Real Meerkat
    This is what a real meerkat looks like. He's adorable and likes to stand on 2 legs.
    Photo credit: Mostly Dans/Flickr
  • Play With Me 2 of 14
    Play With Me
    Here's a cat, who wants to play with someone. Notice he's standing on his back legs? He's no meerkat!
    Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission
  • Standing to Love 3 of 14
    Standing to Love
    Once you get over the adorableness that the love of a banana gives, you'll see this is not a meerkat, it's simply a cat.
    Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission
  • So Excited 4 of 14
    So Excited
    Not even the exciting jazz-hands can take this cat and make us believe he's a meerkat.
    Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission
  • Not a Cat, a Meerkat 5 of 14
    Not a Cat, a Meerkat
    Ah, an actual meerkat! He knows those cats will never be as awesome as he.
    Photo credit: Chester Zoo/Flickr
  • Where You Going? 6 of 14
    Where You Going?
    Standing straight up, you may think this cat believes he is a person, but he's trying to pull off the meerkat look.
    Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission
  • What Are You Doing? 7 of 14
    What Are You Doing?
    Meerkats like to stand up to look into the distance. This is no meerkat though, just an imitator.
    Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission
  • Do You See Me? 8 of 14
    Do You See Me?
    His sad eyes, you can tell he's trying hard to be more than an ordinary cat. Sorry fella.
    Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission
  • Meerkat 9 of 14
    Meerkat
    Ah, another real meerkat. When you look at how he's standing you can see the cats have studied his stance well.
    Photo credit: Chester Zoo/Flickr
  • What Was That? 10 of 14
    What Was That?
    A kitty looking into the distance. Perhaps he sees a meerkat looking gorgeous?
    Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission
  • Up There? 11 of 14
    Up There?
    Wondering if he's got it down yet. Do you think he looks like a meerkat yet?
    Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission
  • Yeah, What? 12 of 14
    Yeah, What?
    Again with the sad eyes, he's trying so hard.
    Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission
  • Just Hanging Out 13 of 14
    Just Hanging Out
    This adorable cat is not to be fooled for an even more adorable meerkat, sorry dude.
    Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission
  • Not Impressed With the Cats 14 of 14
    Not Impressed With the Cats
    These two real meerkats know that their awesome is safe. A simple house cat will never possess their pizzazz no matter how hard they try.
    Photo credit: MaryJanePoppins/Flickr

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