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Catster Readers Start a Photo Trend: “If It’s Lit — I Sits!”

Want to read or work on something? Good luck. These reader photos show cats blocking printed materials. Do you have such "helpers?"

Catster HQ  |  Jan 16th 2017


Editor’s note: Have you seen the new Catster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting area of your vet’s office? This article appeared in our November/December 2016 issue. Click here to subscribe to Catster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home.

We’ve told you about the photo trend known as “If It Fits, I Sits!” It depicts cats who’ve stuffed themselves into all sorts of awkward positions to sleep or just recline. There has even been a book by this title.

Today we bring you another trend, started by Catster readers. We’re calling it, “If It’s Lit, I Sits!” The “lit” denotes literature — magazines, books or even in one case a workbook for composing music. Here are the cat owners’ comments and the photos.

How am I supposed to actu- ally read my newest edition of Catster that arrived today? This is my (almost) 3-year-old, Ganondorf.
— Sara Marie

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“What? I was just sleeping,” says Ganondorf.

This is my orange tabby, Biscuits. She loves Catster magazine as much as I do! — Melissa Kirkup

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Maybe Biscuits loves Catster for a different reason than her human …

The following photo came in without a comment from reader Boni Bates — but the situation speaks for itself.

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“Don’t take it away! I’m just getting started!”

This is our cat Sylvester. Just like the cartoon character, he is always stealing the spotlight. One day, I was entering in hymns for my church on my laptop. I had the hymnal sitting in front of my screen and began typing. Sylvester came along and sat on the hymnal, so I snapped a picture of him. I put the picture on the TV screens at church the next Sunday, and the congregation just went crazy.
— Scott and Aileen Bowman

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“Why do you need to write music when you have a cat to pet?” asks Sylvester.

Do your cats block you from your printed materials? Tell us about it, and leave a photo.