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    23 Signs You're Obsessed With Cat Collecting

    This is the most important cat-themed app of our time.

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    1. The first thing you do in the morning is check on your cats.

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    Virtual cats, that is.

    2. You quietly resent the cats that have visited you hundreds of times and have already left momentos.

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    No one wants you here anymore, Breezy, and your single silver fish. Leave my Frisky Bitz alone.

    3. Especially when you splash out on some sashimi and all you get is Spots.

    me when ive just refill the sashimi and tubbs eats all of the food in neko atsume 😡

    Or worse, Tubbs.

    4. You then feel guilty for resenting those cats.

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    5. You imagine that the cats look like this when they're in the 3D tunnel.

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    6. And this is how you imagine they look in the cow tunnel.

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    You've heard of a cash cow, now get ready for the cat cow.

    7. You are perpetually disappointed by real cats that don't actually leave you gifts of shell earrings and ribbons.

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    Just endangered birds and rodents that they've killed for you.

    8. You're actually not entirely sure what the ultimate goal in this game is.

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    But you feel morally obligated to keep checking in and feeding your cats.

    9. You're in a turbulent, love-hate relationship with Tubbs.

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    At first you were like yay, Tubbs. Then you were like ugh, Tubbs.

    10. You collect pictures of cat butts.

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    11. You then send those pictures of cat butts to your loved ones.

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    12. You are an enabler who tries to make everyone else in your life as addicted to this game as you are.

    I made my best friend get neko atsume and that's all we talk about now

    Family, friends, co-workers, strangers on the internet. Everyone.

    13. And consequently you can't use social media without coming across a Neko Atsume reference anymore.

    Because everyone just sends you Neko memes.

    14. You've made Neko-themed food.

    15. Your jealousy over a loved one attracting a rare cat before you has almost destroyed a relationship.

    16. You've had an aggressive IRL breakdown after discovering you've missed your fave cat.

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    There are few things more distressing than this.

    17. You have started calling cats on the street after their Neko names.

    Brockley Sainsbury's is irl Neko Atsume

    Black cats – Shadow. Ginger cats – Pumpkin.

    18. You plan on taking your Neko Atsume obsession to the grave.

    19. You have changed the names of your cats at least once. They have been stupid names.

    20. You have spent actual money on a kitten/a cowboy hat/a hamburger cushion/a bigger and entirely nonexistent garden.

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    21. You have considered buying/have bought this.

    22. You don't understand why Peaches is so rare.

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    Who the hell does she think she is?

    23. Most of all, you love it when real cats act like nekos.

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