12 Yawning Cats Who Aren't Ready for Daylight Savings

Posted by Paige Cerulli
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Whether they're just waking up from a nap or simply expressing their contentment, these twelve yawning cats are totally awesome.

If you've spent any amount of time around a cat, chances are you've seen him yawn. And yawn. And yawn. Cats are masters of the yawn, partially because they're also masters of sleeping more than 16 hours every day. Their interesting teeth and long whiskers make cat yawns even funnier. In fact, yawning cats can be a lot of fun to watch.

And they definitely aren't ready to spring it forward for Daylight Savings.

These twelve cats have been captured in the midst of some awesome yawns. Thanks to some handy photography work and silly cats, you can now feast your eyes on these funny, awesome yawning cats.

The "It's Monday" Yawn

johnc24 via Flickr

The "Hi, How Are You?" Yawn

zeevvees via Flickr

The "How Dare You Wake Me?" Yawn

Alexander via Flickr

The "Feed Me Now" Yawn

BlueBearsLair via Flickr

The "I'm So Tired I Can't Stand It" Yawn

Petful via Flickr

The Completely Crazy Yawn

Martin Cafrae via Flickr

The Silly Kitten Yawn

Iris via Flickr

The "I am a Tiger" Yawn

Sage Ross via Flickr

The Dramatic Yawn

Imran Mohammed 

The Tentative Yawn

Jans Canon via Flickr

The Crazy Big Yawn

Angela Thomas

The Plain Crazy Yawn

Kristin Nador via Flickr

So why, exactly, do cats yawn? Cats often yawn as they're going to sleep or waking up. Yawning is a way to bring in a large volume of oxygen quickly into the body. But for cats, yawning can also be a way to communicate the fact that they're content. You may notice that your cat yawns when he's very relaxed, or when he curls up next to you on the couch.

You have an unusually clear view of the insides of your cat's mouth when he yawns. Try to use the opportunity to check your cat's teeth and mouth for damage or injury. If you suspect that there's something wrong with your cat's mouth, then schedule a vet appointment to have him checked out.

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Featured image: Angela Thomas via Flickr

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12 Yawning Cats Who Aren't Ready for Daylight Savings