This Instagram Account Collects Photos Of Cats In Small Shops Looking Like They Own The Place

A bodega cat is a feline that inhabits, you guessed it, a bodega. It’s what New Yorkers call their convenience stores or delis. @BodegaCatsOfInstagram is a social media project dedicated entirely to celebrating these hard-working kitties.

The real store owner.

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  1. Anonymous April 9, 2020

    great more cats , for pete sakes , is this cats and useless

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  2. Goobs April 9, 2020

    Love ’em !! The 2nd one in my fav – just looks like a lump :)

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  3. Anonymous April 10, 2020

    Got a laugh from the grumpy cat sitting underneath the “open” sign. … Er, OK?

  4. Sylvia O. Yeaha April 10, 2020

    The just bring out Mufasa like it means nothing these days. Back in my day, if Mufasa made an appearance, it was because he was announcing a new king of the pride.

  5. Anonymous April 10, 2020

    Love it. So true to their personality. My favorite the one the orange cat sleeping between towels.

  6. Anonymous April 10, 2020

    Love it. So true to their personality. One of my favorites, the orange cat napping between towels.

  7. Anonymous April 11, 2020

    By the looks of them, a number of these cats are eating the profits.

  8. Anonymous April 12, 2020

    So many pics to love but especially the 2nd to last with the legs hanging down

  9. Dora April 13, 2020

    I love them all everyone of them

  10. Anonymous April 14, 2020

    I loVe the 7th cat. He was like : no petting, im on duty.

  11. Anonymous April 14, 2020

    I like number 5!!!

  12. Grossed Out April 15, 2020

    Sorry but this is unhygienic and gross. If there were lounging on nonfood products these pics would be more endearing. I would not shop in a place where animals lounge all over the food products. BTW I am a cat lover but this is too much.

  13. Anonymous April 15, 2020

    How about the people allergic to cats, or have asthma?

  14. Anonymous April 17, 2020

    Number 5 is just like ‘Stay away from here unless you are actually going to buy something!’

  15. I Actually Understand Why Bodega Cats Are Important May 19, 2020

    Grossed Out and some of these anonymous commenters need to tone down the judgement. All the food that the cats are laying on is packaged. Bodegas are often some of the only places that poor people can buy food locally. Bodega cats keep the rodent population at bay. I’d rather have cat hair than rat turds in my food, any day.

  16. tumadre June 18, 2020

    cats eat rats, bats and other vermin, I wouldn’t buy in store where cats are allowed to walk all over food, plus their pee and poop stink like hell. Get hantavirus and die.

  17. Moggie June 20, 2020

    Ah, the anonymous tantrum of the mentally 5-year-old.

  18. Moggie June 20, 2020

    Ah, the anonymous tantrum of the mentally 5-year-old…

  19. Anonymous June 20, 2020

    woops.

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