November 20, 2023

8 Cats Who Look Like We Feel After Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to hit pause on our busy lives and finally practice some of that #gratitude we’ve been talking about all year. It’s our favorite feel-good holiday that doesn’t come with the expectation of romance, presents, or high glam. We can just  bask in the love of our family:  biological, chosen, furry, or a combination of all three. 

And then there’s the food at Thanksgiving dinner — have we mentioned the food? Another thing we’re thankful for is yoga pants, because between the turkey, the gravy, the pies, and five kinds of carbs, we’re going to have our Fitbits working on overdrive next week trying to make up the caloric difference.  Not that that’s a bad thing, of course. If there’s any time to stuff your face with three desserts, Thanksgiving’s it. But after that last sliver of pie is gone, the food coma hits.

These cats have nailed the highly relatable post-Thanksgiving meal stupor. They even bear a striking resemblance to certain family members.

Cousin Gene

knew he shouldn’t have scarfed up the pool of leftover gravy from Grandma’s plate, but he just couldn’t help himself, and no one was really surprised.

Sleeping cat after eating too much gravy - "Cousin Gene"

Photo credit: Don Sampson, Flickr


considered leaving the last bite of giblet stuffing, but she was no quitter.

Black and white cat chewing Thanksgiving giblet stuffing

Photo credit: Ali Crehan, Flickr

Aunt Margaret

realized she would need those SPANX for the holiday gala.

Cat sniffing kibble - "Aunt Margaret"

Photo credit: Lauren Tucker, Flickr

Uncle Frank

His urge for a nap was far greater than his urge to watch football.

Cat napping on a TV remote control - "Uncle Frank"

Photo credit: Heather, Flickr


vows to sign up for spin classes on Monday.

Fat cat lying on a couch resolves to join a spin class - "Pat"

Photo credit: fauxto_digit, Flickr

Cousin Loretta

wondered if anyone would notice if she left the dirty dishes and disappeared into the cat condo to play Candy Crush.

Smart aleck cat leaves the dishwashing to others "Cousin Loretta"

Photo credit: play4smee, Flickr

Little Leon

His eyes were bigger than his stomach. He would later blame tryptophan for the sleepy face plant into his food.

Kitten falling asleep in its food dish "Little Leon"

Photo credit: Julie Falk, Flickr

Grandpa Gus

Everyone knew that as soon as he hit his favorite chair, he’d be out in a matter of minutes.

Black and white cat splayed out on couch "Grandpa Gus"

Photo credit: Julie van der Velden, Flickr

Team CatCon wishes you and your loved ones a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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