Aside from the ability to rationalize and use tools—oh, and the whole opposable thumbs thing–human beings and black cats aren't so dissimilar. We're often misunderstood (no, black cats are not actually witches in disguise), we're occasionally moody and sometimes we like to push things off of different surfaces (so, what?!).
In fact, these 14 black cats make it very difficult to argue that humans and kitties don't have a lot in common. Read on for the proof.
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Black Cats Scare Themselves
Nothing quite compares to the soul-and-confidence crushing feeling you get when you accidentally open the forward-facing camera on your smartphone and stare into your 8,000 chins for a brief, albeit devastating, second.Continue to 2 of 14 below.
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Black Cats Hate Waking up for Work
Do you ever lie in bed, long after your alarm has gone off, wondering if paying your rent, buying groceries and maybe even having a little bit of expendable income is truly worth it listening to Kevin the Finance Guy talk about his golf trip to Aruba again? This is a daily workday struggle for many of us. Black cats included.Continue to 3 of 14 below.
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Black Cats Hate Neighborhood Kids
You spent all day—the whole day!—Saturday raking and bagging leaves, mowing the grass and re-mulching the flowerbeds to prep the yard for cold weather. And now, the dang neighbor kids are playing in your pristine yard.Continue to 4 of 14 below.
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Black Cats Want to Take Fashion Risks
This is the face you make when you attempt to rock a new, edgy-for-you accessory, but then look in the mirror and realize you'll never truly be able to step outside of your fashion comfort zone. Sigh.Continue to 5 of 14 below.
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Black Cats Love Instagram Moments
How many times have you forced your friends (or your Instagram husband) to take a totally natural, not-at-all-staged yet very contemplative photo of you in front of an interesting wall? We'll wait while you check your grid.Continue to 6 of 14 below.
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Black Cats Can't Hide Their Emotions
Listening to someone at work mansplain your job to you; rationalizing why you're single to nosey relatives at every single family gathering; looking at your credit card statement after an excellent vacation. Sometimes, it's hard to hide how you're feeling.Continue to 7 of 14 below.
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Black Cats Are Super Sensitive
Do you ever listen to your favorite sappy song, look out a window longingly and pretend you're the protagonist in a really sad scene in a rom-com? Just me (and this kitty)?
She likes to pretend she's in a movie to Unchained Meow-lody by the Righteous Brothers.Continue to 8 of 14 below.
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Black Cats Are Lazy
Why walk across your house when you can yell to your partner/kids/roommate that you took out the trash or that the ketchup is on the top shelf in the fridge, right?Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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Black Cats Love Fall
The very second the first autumnal leaf falls, you're like, "I'M ONLY EATING PUMPKIN SPICE THINGS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. Where's Starbucks? Let's go apple picking."Continue to 10 of 14 below.
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Black Cats Worry
Have you ever woken up, abruptly, on a Sunday morning, worried about the amount of money you spent and the numerous slices of pizza you drunkenly consumed the night before? Yep. This was the what-have-I-done face you made in that exact moment.Continue to 11 of 14 below.
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Black Cats Need Attention
If your partner loves sports, video games or just ignoring you sometimes, you've probably spent a solid amount of time peeking over the edge of the couch in an attempt to get their attention. Never give up. It's still cute and endearing!Continue to 12 of 14 below.
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Black Cats Feel Themselves
The absolute best feeling is when you get a new haircut and it seems like everywhere you go, you're surrounded by a beautiful, warm glow and angels' choirs. And you want to take 100 selfies (that no one will ever see). And maybe even Beyonce is your friend.Continue to 13 of 14 below.
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Black Cats Hate Meetings
This kitty represents every 9-to-5er's internal struggle during a painfully long, probably unnecessary meeting at work: You want to slap your coffee mug off the conference room table, but instead, you try to pay attention to Brenda's PowerPoint presentation and drop annoying business jargon like "synergize," "breakdown the silo" and "low-hanging fruit" every few minutes. Just for good measure.Continue to 14 of 14 below.
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Black Cats Need Their Beauty Sleep
If you live in a city, you've yelled at noisy people on the street who woke you up in the middle of the night.
If you have children, you've yelled at noisy people standing at the foot of your bed who woke you up in the middle of the night.
If you live in the 'burbs alone and you've yelled at noisy people who woke you up in the middle of the night, your house is probably haunted.