Cat hair on your drying rack? It's more likely than you think, and it's even more likely there's an actual cat attached. It may seem strange that pets who despise baths like to hang out – literally – in a place where running water's just a paw's length away but as owners know all too well, when it comes to cats, “strange” is the new normal.  

10) What's Fur Dinner?

“Dish Rack Cats, play clean as country water. Dish Rack Cats, play wild as mountain dew.” A little Mtn Dew in Fred's water bowl might just be what's needed to perk up this overly relaxed feline. (Dish Rack Cat image via The Hawk's Nest)  

9) Rack Cat Crosses Your Path

This cat's perfectly positioned to lick each dirty dish clean, not that there's anything wrong with that... wait a minute, there's a LOT wrong with that. Regardless, and much like Honey Badger, Rack Cat just don't care. (Dish Rack Cat image via General Wesc)

8) Trusted & Busted!

Why was Joe snoozing in the dish rack? According to this cat's owner, “We had never seen Joe in there before and we haven't seen him there since. We don't really know what he was thinking. Well, probably nothing, he's a cat.” Don't you see, oblivious human, that's exactly what Joe WANTS you to think! (Dish Rack Cat image via Bethtelsmom)

7) Occupy Dish Rack!

We're not sure what Mr. B (aka Bubba) is protesting but you can't fault his determination. Maybe his dish DNS (denial of service) is meant to goad his owners into buying a dishwasher. (Dish Rack Cat image via Elipson)

6) Put A Lid On It, Pumpkin

Hey “Pumpkin”, you're doing it wrong: proper dish rack decorum mandates felines lounge ON the rack, not UNDER it... in the drainage tray... where the water drips off the dishes. On the other hand (paw), it seems wading pools sized for cats are hard to find. (Dish Rack Cat image via Cute Overload)

5) TRIXIE 5-in-1 Activity Center

Tired of your cat treating your dish rack like an activity center? Then get yourself to and get a cat activity center that looks like a dish rack! Bonus: if Miss Fluffernutter acts up you can always dry your dishes in her activity center. (Dish Rack Cat image via

4) Sleepin' Wit Da Dishes

Finn here is probably dreaming of some enormous beast he's slain and eaten, then turned the creature's picked-clean ribcage into a supportive, ventilated bunk. Note the handy-dandy mug holder, used by Finn to hold his very own mug. (Dish Rack Cat image via Row House 14)

3) “Dishes?” Thought You Said “Fishes”

Mmm, muffins... tuna muffins, mmm... wait, what? A cat can dream , can't it? And if it can't, then it'll just jump in the dish rack until its owner wises up. And if that doesn't work, it'll hold its breath and count to tray. (Dish Rack Cat image via Eord)

2) Out At The Plate(s)

Figlet here is a twenty-three-toed kitten who's the only survivor from a stray litter of polydactyl cats. That's a lotta claws for one cat and it doesn't even include the Sanity Clause... wait a minute, you can't fool me, there ain't no Sanity Clause! (Dish Rack Cat image via

1) Mighty Thor

Hey, you'd be mighty thor, er, sore too if you spent the night in the dish rack after getting hammered with the guys. Still, it's better than the doghouse... especialy if you're a cat. (Dish Rack Cat image via ChickWithPencil)



What possesses cats to make like a plate, taking to the rack like a masochistic medieval miscreant? Don't ask, don't tell, and don't mess with him, he's got a knife... and a spoon and a fork, for good measure. (Dish Rack Cat images via 1Koolkat, top, and CHEEZburger, above)

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