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Celebrate National Lasagna Day with These Pasta Cats

July 29 is National Lasagna Day, so here are 8 pictures of Garfield-inspired cats eating Italian.

 |  Jul 29th 2014  |   2 Contributions


Today is National Lasagna Day. For confessed cat fanatics, this should bring to mind one thing only: Garfield, the portly professional sloth-slash-cat who loves nothing more than to chow down on a steaming hot plate of lasagna.

Taking a cue from the ginger one's obsession with Italian carbs, here's a discerning selection of fellow felines who are also confirmed pasta addicts. (No bib required.)

Dedicated cat pasta eating is all about mastering a fleet tongue. Licking extra sauce off a human's finger should always be applauded as a coy finishing move.

This domestic shorthair is bewitched by the carbohydrate alchemy that occurs during the pasta-making process.

Getting low is the easiest way to combat any bloated lasagna digestion issues.

A dish of pasta is always considered a formal occasion within the kitty dining scene. Appropriate table manners are a must.

Pasta cat fishing is not yet a recognized Olympic sport.

The speed blur here shows the enthusiasm with which this calico-tinged cat attacks a bowl of fresh pasta.

Tricksy use of perspective may be at play here. (Dramatic spoiler: The cat isn't really eating the ravioli.)

Life as a pasta cat is a constant existential dilemma. This philosophical kitty is attempting to solve the conundrum by transcending to the ultimate state of pasta.

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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.

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