Prepare Yourself for the Next Big Cat Meme (While Looking at Some Funny Faces We Made)

It's actually "Pallas's Cat," but no one on the Internet wants to write that. (Scott Liddell, Wikimedia Commons)
It’s actually “Pallas’s Cat,” but no one on the Internet wants to write that. (Scott Liddell, Wikimedia Commons)

If there’s one thing we’ve learned while working in tech, it’s that the Internet was invented for one reason and one reason only: cats.

It’s a little mind-boggling to consider how many cat-related memes and viral videos have spread across the online universe, but we think it’s pretty safe to say that cats—however rude and allergy-inducing they may be—are viral gold. They’ve become completely intertwined with the world of sharable Web content.

With this in mind, we’d like to bring your attention to the next reigning feline of the Web: the Pallas Cat. If you’re not familiar with the Pallas Cat, you’ve been missing out and frankly you need to get your act together. The majestic kitty is native to the Himalayas and has garnered significant attention lately, due to a recent video of a wild Pallas Cat discovering a scientist’s remote camera outside its den. This fluffball is totally hilarious, not to mention completely adorable.

Following the release of the aforementioned video, OffBeat published a compilation of Pallas Cat facial expressions that simply inspired us. Now, exercising the right to be copycats, we present our own version of “Pallas Cat Facial Expressions,” featuring the faces of Blanc & Otus and captions relevant to our daily lives here at the office. Enjoy!

1. The “all nighter” face.

L-R: Turnt-down Pallas Cat, Emilie Gerber

2. The “don’t talk to me until I’ve had coffee” face.

L-R: Neil Desai, deeply agitated Pallas Cat
L-R: Neil Desai; deeply agitated Pallas Cat

3. The “we got our client quoted in The Wall Street Journal!” face. 

L-R: Pallas Cat experiencing WOW, Christine Pai
L-R: Pallas Cat experiencing WOW; Christine Pai

4. The “I’ve been pitching since 4am” face. 

L-R: Julia (Doris) van Broek, monumentally agitated Pallas Cat
L-R: Julia (Doris) van Broek; monumentally agitated Pallas Cat

5. The “my call was canceled and the World Cup is on” face. 

L-R: Opportunistic Pallas Cat; Stephanie Kays
L-R: Opportunistic Pallas Cat; Stephanie Kays

6. The “I did not just click ‘Reply All’ on that email” face. 

L-R: Andrew Padgett, Pallas Cat wondering "why me?"
L-R: Andrew Padgett; exasperated Pallas Cat

7. The “that briefing sheet just turned into a briefing book” face. 

L-R: Unhumored Pallas Cat, Neil Torres
L-R: Unhumored Pallas Cat; Neil Torres

There you have it! We hope that this cartoonishly expressive critter brightens your day as much as it brightened ours. Oh, and when you’re done procrastinating by reading this post, get back to writing that press release! #PRLife