23 Derpy Cat Smiles That Will Brighten Up Your Day

We all know how hard it is to get that perfect smile on camera. Some people are naturals, but most of us just don't have that movie star smile to show and we end up with all kinds of derpy cat smiles captured in an image.

Cats are the same.

These TCS kitties illustrate the full range of feline smiles - from bashful grins to all-out guffaws, here are 23 of the derpiest kitty smiles caught on camera! Guaranteed to make YOU smile!

Cute smiling tuxedo cat with funny face with christmas candy cane

Funny striped kitten sitting and smiling (isolated on white)

Happy cat looks behind from empty white banner and waving his paw. isolated on white background

Smiling red cat is basking in the sunshine

The Joy of Derpy Cat Smiles

1. This girl who appreciates TV comedy.

Calico cat smiling

2. This cat who shut his eyes just as the flash hit - right after setting the perfect pose and smile.

Smiling cat with eyes shut

3. This happy cat smiling in anticipation of a good chin rub

Content cat appears to be smiling

4. And this one, too lazy to get up, but not too lazy to smile for the camera!

Black and white cat smiling

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5. This kitty, overdoing the whole "smile for the camera" thing

Kitten smiling

6. This cat caught just before he managed to smile properly

Black and white cat making a funny face


7. Or this one, with another classic camera blooper, or shall we say "blueper"?

Blue gray cat making funny face

8. This one, demonstrating the perfect "pirate smile". Aye!

Cat squinting and smiling like a pirate

9. Another jack tar smiles for t' camera!

Cat half smiling

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10. And this captain o' smiles! Yaar and a bottle of liquid catnip!

Light colored cat half smiling

11. You know that crazy look some people get when they laugh? Well, this cat:

Funny cat appears to laugh

12. And this one, sharing a heartfelt guffaw

Feline expression looks like guffaw

13. Wouldn't you like to be in on that joke?

Cat appears to be laughing

14. Or this one?

Tabby cat looks like laughing

15. Ok, this joke may just be too funny for us humans.

Cat with open mouth

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16. But this cat gets it!

Longhair cat with open mouth

17. As does this one!

Ginger tabby kitten laughing

18. This cat is literally begging to stop with these jokes, it's just too much, stop it!

Cat holding up paw while appearing to laugh

19. If a cat is going to have a belly laugh, hold him tight!

Cat held in arms appears to laugh

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20. Or he may lose his ears from laughing so hard. That's LMEO - Laughing My Ears Off!

Cat with ears drawn back looks smiling

21. Nothing quite like the whiskerless smile of a naked Sphynx!

Sphynx cat appears to laugh

22. Laughter - better together!

Cat and kitten with open mouth as if laughing

23. And if you haven't smiled so far, you'd better do it now with this overdose of kitten cuteness! Kittens laughing together!

Kittens appear to laugh

Are you smiling now? Leave us a comment and let us know which photo you liked the most and why! And don't forget to share this collection with friends so they can smile too!

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25 comments on “23 Derpy Cat Smiles That Will Brighten Up Your Day

aliasghar25 January 7, 2023
"I can't stop laughing at my cat's silly expressions when he's playing with a toy mouse. He gets this intense, focused look on his face and then pounces with such gusto!" "My cat always makes me laugh when she gets scared and runs away from her own shadow. She'll take off like a shot and then skid to a stop a few feet away, looking around frantically to see what startled her." "I love it when my cat does the 'cat loaf' pose. She looks so comical and content, all curled up and cozy. It's the perfect pick-me-up on a tough day." "One of my cat's funniest reactions is when she's being petted and she starts to purr, then suddenly bites me. It's like she can't decide if she's happy or annoyed!" "My cat always cracks me up when she's trying to catch a laser pointer dot. She'll leap and pounce and swipe at the air, completely oblivious to the fact that the dot is actually coming from the device in my hand." Below My Funny Cat reactions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn4k0L3IB4k
Morehappawness March 14, 2022
This just brightened my day. Thank you so much
Stephanie March 21, 2021
Love the pics I needed the laughs...
PushPurrCatPaws June 29, 2017
That belly laugh in #19 is a great one!
cassiopea June 11, 2016
Ah, this is fabulous ~ Thanks for making the article!
kittylove53 June 8, 2016
I really enjoyed all these funny kitties, thank you all for sharing them.
rickr May 26, 2016
These are just too funny.  Numbers 19, 21 and 23 especially cracked me up.
mservant May 9, 2016
Laughing my ears off right now.  Love these pic's.
foxxycat March 30, 2016
aww too funny!!!
donutte March 20, 2016
Oh, I needed this so bad right now, thank you.
tarasgirl06 March 7, 2016
Too cute.  I have quite a few of those smiling cat pix. 
raysmyheart March 7, 2016
This is just too funny, the cats and the quotes and way it is put together!
grizzlysapien November 16, 2015
I so laughed with these kitties.. But I had a good laugh with the descriptions too! =D
happybird September 5, 2015
These kitties really did brighten my day! And I was (pleasantly) surprised to see my Frannie in there! Thank you for making and sharing this.
Margret August 16, 2015
Adorable. But, a few of those smiles looked a bit more like, "Oh, by the way, please notice how many teeth I have and how sharp they are." I never realized that sphynxes don't have whiskers. I thought it was just the fur. Nice to learn something new. Margret
catwoman=^..^= June 22, 2015
So incredibly precious!  Thank you so much for sharing such cuteness!=^..^=
tarasgirl06 June 18, 2015
There's nothin' cuter than cats.  And cats smiling?  Well, that's off the charts! ;)
Kat0121 June 18, 2015
Best article ever!
emmalovesmak June 17, 2015
Some made me smile, others made me cringe (in a good way!)
arielthechunk22 June 17, 2015
Aww That was awesome!
loopycann June 12, 2015
Great article!
segelkatt June 4, 2015
still belly-laughing!
feralvr May 29, 2015
This just brightened my day - the WHOLE day. Passing these smiling cuties along to friends/family. Smiles all around!
kntrygrl256 May 29, 2015
Thank you so much. I really needed that this morning.

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