You know who loves boxes? Maru the Cat. Made Youtube famous by his owner, mugumogu, Maru is a Scottish Fold who lives in Japan and spends most of his time trying to squeeze his sizable girth into small spaces. Cardboard boxes are his favorites, but he also loves a sink, the space under a sofa, a cabinet, and any other sizes of cardboard boxes. Seriously, big boxes, small boxes, you name it. Just get this guy a box.
Why you want him as a pet: As far as the Internet can tell, Maru is entertaining 100% of the day. His dozens and dozens videos average 800,000 views each.Why you might not: Can you imagine packing to move with this guy around? He sits in the box, and then you feel too bad to make him get out - not that you could lift him if you tried. He's gotta be at least 100 lbs.
Who could resist cuddling such a tiny little ball of misery? Tardar Sauce (AKA "Tard," AKA The World's Grumpiest Cat) has an adorable strain of feline dwarfism and Snowshoe-like markings. She has short, stumpy legs and a petite body that wobbles when she runs. Though her face is in an eternal frown, Tard is a normal kitty who just wants to play and be loved.
Why you want her as a pet: Every pic you post to the Grumpy Cat Instagram will raise your Klout score like 1,000 points. Tard is super docile and will pose for days.Why you don't: You will never be sure if she is enjoying her appearance on "Today" and "Good Morning America." Maybe you are torturing her.
She's every cat person's dream: the elusive perma-kitten. Lil Bub was the runt of her litter, born with an extreme case of dwarfism that has kept her legs short while her body has grown in length. She has a major overbite and no lower teeth, so her little pink tongue is always poking out like that one emoticon. Lil Bub has huge polydactyl paws and big ol' bug-eyes, and she's always calm, even with cameras in her face all day.
Why you want her as a pet: Her compact size and easygoing demeanor make her exceptionally portable for a cat. You can even take her to the beach!Why you might not: She's so ridiculously cute and tiny, you might go overboard with the social media and put a strain on your real-life relationships.
A living, breathing stuffed animal. An exotic shorthair from China, Snoopybabe looks like a cartoon brought to life, with a fat pillow for a face, enormous eyeballs, and a striped bushy tail. His owner (yes, his) regularly posts photos of Snoopybabe dolled up in hats, clothes, and jewelry - some of the most disturbingly cute cat photos on the whole Internet.
Why you want him as a pet: A chance to finally create your own real-life E.T. moment.Why you might not: May confuse him with another stuffed animal and accidentally toss him across your room. Plus those eyes never seem to shut. o_0