Bringing your cat to the beach can be a social nightmare, with the normal rules about taking your favorite feline out in public no longer seeming to applying once summer hits its peak. But never fear! Here’s a handy Instagram-sourced roundup of experienced beach kitties, which you can call on to guide you through the tricksy world of beachfront feline etiquette.
Heads up: If it looks like a portable litter box, it’ll be used as a portable litter box.
No matter how hard you try, seashells will never make for a comfortable pillow.
Correct use of a surfboard is imperative for maximum leisure time.
Pair your Hawaiian wreath with a studious glare for an uproarious beachfront reaction.
Dogs beware — it’s locals only!
A sandy sunset is best enjoyed from a reclined vantage.
Sunglasses are a must.
Chasing after a flying disc is a foolish folly fit for canines and humans only.
Remember, there are no rights and wrongs when it comes to beach fashion. Be bold.
DO NOT TRUST A HUMAN TO GUARD YOUR TOWEL!
The Brazilian kitty wax will always turn heads.
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About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it’s not quite what you think it is.