Laws of Cats

As discovered on the Internet.

  1. Law of Cat Inertia
    A cat at rest will tend to remain at rest, unless acted upon by some outside force – such as the opening of cat food, or a nearby scurrying mouse.
  2. Law of Cat Motion
    A cat will move in a straight line, unless there is a really good reason to change direction.
  3. Law of Cat Magnetism
    All blue blazers and black sweaters attract cat hair in direct proportion to the darkness of the fabric.
  4. Law of Cat Thermodynamics
    Heat flows from a warmer to a cooler body; except in the case of a cat, all heat flows to the cat.
  5. Law of Cat Stretching
    A cat will stretch to a distance proportional to the length of the nap just taken.
  6. Law of Cat Sleeping
    All cats must sleep with people whenever possible, in a position as uncomfortable for the people involved as is possible for the cat.
  7. Law of Cat Elongation
    A cat can make her body long enough to reach just about any counter top, that has anything remotely interesting on it.
  8. Law of Cat Acceleration
    A cat will accelerate at a constant speed, until he gets good and ready to stop.
  9. Law of Dinner Table Attendance
    Cats must attend all meals when anything good is served.
  10. Law of Rug Configuration
    No rug may remain in its naturally flat state, for very long.
  11. Law of Obedience Resistance
    A cat’s resistance varies in inverse proportion to a humans desire for her to do something.
  12. First Law of Energy Conservation
    Cats know that energy can neither be created nor destroyed and will therefore use as little energy as possible.
  13. Second Law of Energy Conservation
    Cats also know that energy can only be stored, by a lot of napping.
  14. Law of Refrigerator Observation
    If a cat watches a refrigerator long enough, someone will come along and take out something good to eat.
  15. Law of Electric Blanket Attraction
    Turn on an electric blanket and a cat will jump into bed at the speed of light.
  16. Law of Random Comfort Seeking
    A cat will always seek, and usually take over, the most comfortable spot in any given room.
  17. Law of Bag / Box Occupancy
    All bags and boxes in a given room must contain a cat within the earliest possible nanosecond.
  18. Law of Cat Embarrassment
    A cat’s irritation rises in direct proportion to her embarrassment times the amount of human laughter.
  19. Law of Milk Consumption
    A cat will drink his weight in milk, squared, just to show you he can.
  20. Law of Furniture Replacement
    A cats desire to scratch furniture is directly proportional to the cost of the furniture.
  21. Law of Cat Landing
    A cat will always land in the softest place possible.
  22. Law of Fluid Displacement
    A cat immersed in milk will displace her own volume, minus the amount of milk consumed.
  23. Law of Cat Disinterest
    A cats interest level will vary in inverse proportion to the amount of effort a human expends in trying to interest him.
  24. Law of Pill Rejection
    Any pill given to a cat has the potential energy to reach escape velocity.
  25. Law of Cat Composition
    A cat is composed of Matter + Anti-Matter + It Doesn’t Matter.
  26. Law of Selective Listening
    Although a cat can hear a can of tuna being opened a mile away, she can’t hear a simple command three feet away.
  27. Law of Equidistant Separation
    All cats in a given room will locate at points equidistant from each other, and equidistant from the center of the room.
  28. Law of Cat Invisibility
    Cats think that if they can’t see you, then you can’t see them.
  29. Law of Space-Time Continuum
    Given enough time, a cat will land in just about any space.
  30. Law of Concentration of Mass
    A cat’s mass increases in direct proportion to the comfort of the lap she occupies.
  31. Law of Cat Probability (Uncertainty Principle)
    It is not possible to predict where a cat actually is, only the probability of where she “might” be.
  32. Law of Cat Obedience
    As yet undiscovered