PICTURES: Here’s 11 photos of cats chilling at historical sites

PICTURES: Here’s 11 photos of cats chilling at historical sites

The Friday gods have truly blessed us this morning with this very important news story.

Those who consider themselves fans of fuzzy felines and travel, Lonely Planet has got your back. They’ve put together a bunch of pictures of cats sitting on historical monuments around the world for your viewing pleasure.

Because of course the most arrogant yet strangely lovable creatures on the planet are allowed to sit on culturally and historically prized artefacts and monuments. Nobody has the heart to ask them to leave after looking into their adorable little faces. And we assume the fear of having your eyes clawed out by a stray cat probably plays into it too.


Check out this carefree little fuzzy friend prancing along the Great Wall like it’s nobody’s business. This picture was taken in the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall located in Huairou county, 70 km northeast of Beijing. Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images.


This kitty lives in Hemingway House in Key West, Florida. According to Lonely Planet, the Nobel-prize winner LOVED Polydactyl cats, which are born with an unusual number of toes on one or more of their paws. This lil cutie is the descendant of a polydactyl cat that was given to Hemingway by a ship’s captain. Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images


This beauty is one of 120 thousand cats that hang ’round the Rome’s ancient ruins from the Colosseum to the Forum. Lonely Planet said there’s even a municipal councillor in charge of taking care of them. Talk about a dream job. Photo by Paolo Cocco/AFP/Getty Images.


Did you know that Japan is home to around a dozen islands where cats outnumber humans? These two live on Aoshima Island, where there are six cats to every human. Photo by Kei Nomiyama/Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media via Getty Images.


Excuse us while we melt over the OBSCENELY CUTE gaze of Gli. She is a very Instagram-famous cat who lives in the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. She even got to meet former US president, Barack Obama during one of his visits to Turkey. Photo: Courtesy of the Hagia Sophia Cat Instagram page.


This very handsome lil thing was snapped wandering around the gravestones of the Père Lachaise Cemetary in Paris, which is arguably the most famous cemetery in the world. Photo by Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images.


According to Lonely Planet, the second largest museum in the world, the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg is guarded against mice by a small colony of cats who live at the museum. Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images.


Check out Larry, Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office at number 10 Downing Street, headquarters of the government of the UK. Photo by Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images.


This very zen feline is one of the many who live at the Buddhist temples of the Mandalay region in Myanmar. Photo by Thierry Falise/LightRocket via Getty Images.


The canals of Amsterdam is home to the only floating cat sanctuary in the world. How cool is that? Photo by Education Images/UIG via Getty Images.


This is Matilda III. Lonely Planet reports that she is the tenth cat to take residence in the Algonquin Hotel in New York City. She gets her own regular emails, has her own room AND gets room service. She’s also our new idol. Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images.

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