Animals Pets 41 Photos of Cats Yawning By Shea Gunther Writer University of New Hampshire Rochester Institute of Technology University of Southern Maine Shea Gunther is a writer, entrepreneur, and podcaster living in Portland, Maine. He covers topics such as renewable energy, climate change, and nature. our editorial process Shea Gunther Updated June 05, 2017 This post is making me tired. Rob Lee / Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Animals Wildlife Pets Animal Rights Endangered Species It's Monday, and you can probably think of a lot of other places where you'd rather be instead of at work. The day is long and lunchtime is too short. Thank goodness for coffee and Internet breaks. Put aside the woes and weight of the world for a few minutes and smile your way through this collection of photos of cats yawning. We collected our favorite shots to share with you. Enjoy! Cat 1: Andrea Schaffer/Flickr Cat 2: Antonio Picascia/Flickr Cat 3: There's something magical about the yawn — it can turn anyone, any creature, into the derpiest, most awkward being around. Mike Lemmon/Flickr Cat 4: Hey Paul/Flickr Cat 5: Alexander/Flickr Cat 6: findingtheobvious/Flickr Cat 7: Thankfully for all of us, there were camera lenses around to catch these sleepy cats fighting their way through their yawns. Diehl/Flickr Cat 8: Jason Gessner/Flickr Cat 9: AKX_/Flickr Cat 10: Barockschloss/Flickr Cat 11: d.taverner/Flickr Cat 12: gertys/Flickr Cat 13: SeasonalOrange/Flickr Cat 14: shira gal/Flickr Cat 15: Nap completed, perhaps a bite to eat, then another nap, followed by some exacting licking. Laura Bittner/Flickr Cat 16: cloudzilla/Flickr Cat 17: Zhao!/Flickr Cat 18: J. Triepke/Flickr Cat 19: Frederic Guillory/Flickr Cat 20: Janet 59/Flickr Cat 21: Jason Saul/Flickr Cat 22: Some cities have begun to put feral cats to work in communities. Stephen Jones/Flickr Cat 23: Paulo Ordoveza/Flickr Cat 24: Laura/Flickr Cat 25: Phil Denton/Flickr Cat 26: Evan Blaser/Flickr Cat 27: Jon Fife/Flickr Cat 28: Large cats often have many of the same characteristics of our beloved house cats. Martin Fisch/Flickr Cat 29: Hisashi/Flickr Cat 30: Hishasi/Flickr Cat 31: Sometimes the population of feral cats can directly impact the local wildlife. Hisashi/Flickr Cat 32: Hisashi/Flickr Cat 33: Hisashi/Flickr Cat 34: Hisashi/Flickr Cat 35: Hisashi/Flickr Cat 36: Hisashi/Flickr Cat 37: Hisashi/Flickr Cat 38: Some evidence exists that suggests ancient sailors kept cats aboard ships to help deter rodents. Hisashi/Flickr Cat 39: Hisashi/Flickr Cat 40: Hisashi/Flickr Cat 41: Hisashi/Flickr That's all for meow. I hope this post was the purr-fect break.