Cats are pretty recognizable by their breeds: Calicos are orange, black, and white; siamese are grey and white; and tabbies are orange. We love them no matter what size, shape or color they are — but some cats are just born with special markings that deserve a little extra attention.
Some of the following look like they have actual human expressions. Some have spots that look like things we recognize. One has fur that spells out a word! Check them out:
1. This little guy looks very serious and disapproving, like a hipster who finds out you listen to mainstream music. That's why he's called Hamilton the Hipster Cat!
2. "I mustache you a question." That's what this guy seems to be saying. His mustache is really impressive.
3. You know those Halloween cat ears? That's what this cutie looks like she's wearing!
4. This little one looks permanently concerned. We love this pose with him peeking out from behind the couch. He looks very worried!
5. All this little one has to do is look up, and you're treated to the sight of this adorable under-the-chin heart.
6. This precious little one is full of love. Just look at her side for proof!
7. More love from this inquisitive looking cat! Isn't it amazing how we see hearts in their fur patterns? Truly a unique and special marking.
8. One more heart cat. Don't tell the others, but this is our favorite. How could you resist that little heart nose and big blue eyes?
9. Part cat, part fox! This cat's bright orange and black fox tail paired with its all-white body is so unique. We love those expressive orange eyes, too!
10. The swirls on this cat are practically hypnotic. They look a bit like a maze.
11. This amazing-looking cat has a gene anomaly that means she's half one breed, half another! The condition doesn't always mean a color split down the middle of the face, so she's a rare beauty.
12. You've heard of the masked man — this is the masked cat. At first glance, she looks like she has a mask over the top half of her face. So mysterious!
13. This cutie has been dubbed the inception cat for good reason: Her fur is in the shape of a cat within a cat. Talk about one of a kind!
14. This cat is self-labeling! If you look closely, you can see a word spelled out in her fur. (We hinted at what it is in the first sentence.)
15. Here's another inception cat. Its unusual pattern looks like the profile of a cat's face.