Dropping by a bodega to get some eggs for tomorrow’s benedicts, more often than not, results in meeting its master. First, it’s the piercing eyes in the chips aisle that stare deep into your soul. Then, it’s the meow coming from nowhere. There may also be a furry tail lurking behind the stacked cartons of milk. If you see any of these, it’s a sign you have stumbled upon a bodega cat.
Call it a breed of its own accord, a sub-category of atypically social felines that dwell solely in convenience stores, not too big, not too small. Thanks to the Bodega Cats social media project, which has 462.5K Twitter and 298k Instagram followers, the internet can now sleep well with a seemingly endless collection of cats that totally own their bodegas.
So scroll down for the newest batch of pics featuring felines in the process of… nodding off, shamelessly chilling, or staring at people. We all know very well that it’s they who have total control of the bodegas, and not the bodega owners who have convinced themselves the place is in their hands.