2013's Best Internet Cat Moments

Keep the good times going, cats!

Cats are Internet royalty, and 2013 was definitely a banner year. They made headlines, stopped trains, scored book deals and even starred in documentaries. Here are 10 kitties we couldn't stop reading about this year.

10. The Guy Who Shaved His Chest Hair Into a Cat

10. The Guy Who Shaved His Chest Hair Into a Cat

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We think this might have been for Movember, which is great (Cat chest hair fighting cancer? Amazing.). But it doesn't really matter. This guy loves cats so much that he created a beautiful kitten out of his abundant chest hair. Pretty awesome.

9. Cat Shaming Happened

9. Cat Shaming Happened

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Posting a photo with a description of a shameful act is funny, and if cats had been the originators, this would get a higher ranking. But dog shaming is funnier, because dogs are dopey and do more shameful things.

8. The ProCATinator

8. The ProCATinator

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This site's sole purpose is to mashup pop songs and dancing cats. Lots and lots of them. Like, more than you'll ever need to waste tons of hours of your employer's time. Do it, we won't tell.

7. Grumpy Cat Went to Disney -- It Was Awful

7. Grumpy Cat Went to Disney -- It Was Awful

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Happiest place on earth? Not for the internet's grumpiest cat. Not even a meeting with fellow grump Grumpy cheered this frowny feline.

6. Most Adorable Train Delay of the Year

6. Most Adorable Train Delay of the Year

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It's probably a one-time only excuse for being late to work, but boy, is it cute. New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority was forced to pause the B and Q lines for an hour when it was discovered that two kittens were playing hopscotch (or tag, or whatever kittens do) on the busy railway lines.

5. Cat Bearding!

5. Cat Bearding!

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What, you don't remember taking a selfie with your freaked-out cat pressed against your face? We don't either, because our girl would draw blood if we tried this madness. To those who successfully bearded in 2013, we salute your commitment to making lulz.

4. When We Found Out Lil' Bub's Dude is a Hottie

4. When We Found Out Lil' Bub's Dude is a Hottie

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We already loved Bub, and we knew her dude was a good dude. But when photos of this dude started popping up on the web this year, we kinda fell in love. Michael Bridavsky is cute and works to raise awareness for animal adoption. How can we not adore him?

3. We Learned Scottish Fold Cats Exist

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Maybe this was just news to us, but the exceptionally adorable (and derpy) Scottish Fold Cat flew on our radar with a bullet in 2013. The cats have a dominant gene mutation that makes theirs ears fold forward and gives them round eyes and faces. Basically they are the cutest mutants ever. Our favorite Scottish Fold yet? Taylor Swift's sweet kitty, Meredith.

2. Colonel Meow Is Okay

2. Colonel Meow Is Okay

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After a week in the cat hospital, Colonel Meow, the scowling, scotch-loving cat, was back and feeling better after lots and lots of positive thinking from the Meow-minions.

1. Lil' Bub Meets Grumpy Cat

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This is the day we will remember as the moment the internet reached peak adorableness, when our two favorite internet cats, Lil' Bub and Grumpy Cat, met. It was awful.

Bonus! It's hard to be a cat at Christmas, starring Grumpy Cat, Colonel Meow, Oskar the Blind Cat and Nala. Just watch the video.

Tanya Edwards is a contributing writer for iVillage. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.

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