These Cats at the Vet Are the Official Mascots of 2018

These poor cats had no interest in going to the vet and made sure their owners knew about it.

Amber Garrett - Author

Jan. 15 2019, Updated 4:47 p.m. ET

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Source: Twitter

Regardless of your political persuasion, I think we can all agree 2018 has been a bummer in a lot of ways and also has felt about five years long. It's enough to make you want to bury your head in the sand... or maybe play dead. So when I saw these cats burying their faces to avoid the veterinarian, it struck me as big time 2018 vibes. Scroll through these cats who can't even and tag yourself. (I'm definitely number five.)

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1. That feeling when 2018 was basically trash so why not bury your face in literal garbage.

Ashly kicked off the thread with this pic of her kitty King James sticking his face in a trash hole to avoid the vet. Not only does this really sum up a lot of 2018 but it could also stand in for how you're going to feel when you wake up Jan 1, 2019 with the mother of all hangovers.

2. Don't even try me.

This cat is not about to let anybody catch him unawares. He is not standing still, he is lying in wait. Stay woke in 2019, hypervigilant kitty.

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3. This cat really overcommitted to avoidance.

"I'm pretty sure I'm stuck and will never get out of this. But, in a way, aren't we all... stuck? Oo, tuna sandwich!"

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4. Nope. Nope nope nope.

I call this one "I just got three alarming news alerts before breakfast so I'm just gonna call in dead today."

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5. Silently resigned to it all.

This poor little buddy looks like he's lost all his fight. "Do your worst, 2018. Finish the job."

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6. Is it safe?

A few times this year, maybe you were lulled into a false sense of security. "Maybe it will all be OK? Maybe it's safe to check Twitter? Nope, better stay in here."

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7. No one home, go away.

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Source: Twitter

"No, I don't want to go to your cookie party, Karen. I want to binge Nailed It and wait for this year to be over, tyvm."

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8. I'm not hiding, I'm looking for something very important.

"What? Oh, I'm OK. I'm just looking for my keys. Run along, I'll catch up with you later."

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9. I give up.

This cat is either playing dead or has flopped over in defeat. Either way, I relate.

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10. Nothing to see here.

"Cat not here anymore. Cat now table leg."

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11. Dogs can get existential dread, too.

2018 was so, so, so much. Even dogs are feeling a touch of ennui. 

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