Best cat bearding pictures

As cat bearding pictures flood the internet, we showcase our favourite furry finds...

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On tomorrow night’s Hoirzon: The Secret Life of the Cat, we find out what exactly what our furry feline friends get up to all day.

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Cameras connected to their collars reveal that when left to their own devices cats clamber into bird houses, have stand-offs and do a whole lot of purring (we could have guessed that last one).

But when it comes to what cats do when their owners are home, we don’t need a documentary. We know exactly what they do. They become beards.

Yes, beards.

Fondly referred to as ‘Cat bearding’ snaps of owners holding their cats in just the right place to create a beard, has become an internet phenomenon. Cats of all shapes and sizes are being used as a prop by their snap-happy owners.

Just check out these purr-fect pics from around the web: 

Ears looking at you kid…

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Artistic cat bearding

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Some even surprise themselves…

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Cat bearding goes epic

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Serious cat bearding 

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Our fluffiest cat bearder…

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Some cats found they didn’t need a human at all…

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Of course cat bearding doesn’t leave much room for the dog lovers out there. But that’s no worry – dog bearding soon kicked off…

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Don’t kid yourself that this is the only trend like this either. Catfro anyone?

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See Horizon: The Secret Life Of The Cat Thursday at 9pm on BBC2