19 Funny Cats That Will Teach You How To Stretch Properly

Tired of sitting at your desk all day long? Backaches and shoulder pain slowing you down? Stretching might be just what you need! Cats know that better than anyone. Just look at these TCS kitties stretching and learn from them!

You're never too young to stretch! Kittens learn how to do this at a very young age!

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If you're out of practice - take it easy and stick with light stretching. Start with your arms -

Then stretch one leg at a time.

Stretch both your arms while lying down, to take the pressure off your lower back -

While still on your back, stretch both legs now and keep your arms relaxed -

As you become better at stretching, you can try some advanced techniques like the full tail-to-nose stretch, also known as "I will measure the floor space for you".

Stretching to the max feels so great!

Believe it or not, some cats find it so relaxing they can fall asleep while fully stretched! Like this one -

Or even like this -

How about fully folded backwards for a sleeping position?

Fortunately, more responsible kitties counter that with the full forward bend -

Now, here's a very advanced level: Stretch and then... twist!

Who says you can't sleep like that?

Some cats are true contortionists. They can turn and twist to the "Not sure I have a spine" level -

Important note: Is the window open? Are your neighbors watching? If you're stretching in the nude this could be a problem!

Here's how one cat covered that aspect -

Experiment while stretching. Worst case scenario, you'll end up looking silly -

And shock your friends -

The important thing is to keep at it and enjoy your stretching!

How about your cats? Share more photos of bendy flexible cats stretching to the max in the Fur Pictures forum!

10 comments on “19 Funny Cats That Will Teach You How To Stretch Properly

Rombiee11 July 15, 2019
 belly up lol
calico man July 12, 2019

Snoozin' with her tail between her legs! by calico man posted Feb 22, 2018 at 8:21 PM It's amazing some of the twisted positions our cats get into and they seem as comfortable as can be. Love the tail between the legs!
ZaMM April 10, 2019
 I must say this is still the wierdest stretch I have seen out of a cat! And she was sleeping hard like this, only my LunaBug!! Lol
raysmyheart July 21, 2017
Cats are beautiful stretchers. I studied a cat's skeleton, muscles in college and it made me love cats even more. The photos in this article are awesome! Thank you!
mazie July 18, 2017
What a cute and delightful thread. Enjoyed every picture and cleverly put caption. Fun thread!!:lol:;)
mattkat July 17, 2017
Tiger does it all the time...
tarasgirl06 July 17, 2017
I have a lot of pictures of a lot of stretching cats, but this has got to be my favorite: my angel Maryam in the "frog position". No other cat I have known has ever done this.
tarasgirl06 July 17, 2017

IMG_1357.JPG by tarasgirl06 posted May 31, 2012 at 11:54 AM
mservant July 17, 2017
Loving it - what spectacular mentors we are surrounded by when it comes to the best ways to stretch out our stress and tension.
mama africa July 16, 2017
 Missy's full body stretch

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