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All of New York loves a bodega cat: sitting contemplatively atop a stack of dusty soup cans, napping in the newspaper bin, draped over the cash register like a tiger-striped scarf. So we’re supremely grateful to the anonymously run Bodega Cats of Instagram for highlighting the finest in Instagram photos of convenience-store kitties. Users submit their photos, and the rest of us squeal over them while we’re supposed to be working: Look at that black-and-white tom glowering at us from the Cup Noodles display! Aw, that gray tabby thinks he’s guarding the Doritos! Bodega Cats, aside from being an adorable, bewhiskered waste of time, helps us remember to celebrate one of the smallest, keenest pleasures of New York life.