Watch Bodega Cats in Their Natural Habitat...Bodegas

Wait, is that a mouse? No, it's just a shoelace.

And so it goes, the inner workings of the mind of a bodega cat, as evidenced by this

Internets Celebrities video

giving NYC's bodega cats the

National Geographic

treatment. The

New York Times is now on this like a cat on a shoelace

, asking city dwellers to send in their favorite cats in bodegas, rebelliously flouting the city health code rule that states that having live animals in an establishment that prepares food is a big-time violation. If you don't want to get your bodega cat in trouble with the law, you can simply check out this

BuzzFeed photo gallery of bodega cats keeping cool.

We love #3. [



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