Screw you, Bubsy. You’re not invited.

Today is National Cat Day, apparently. Good lord, there is a National Cat Day. I’m not quite sure what to make of that. A list article maybe? The Internet seems to like those.

Yeah, let’s do this. Here are Destructoid’s top 10 favorite videogame cats of all time. No, wait. Top nine! Nine cats for nine lives. Now that headline really purrs.

Sweet Shalquoir (Dark Souls II)

A talking cat that sells you items and comments on your odor? Yeah, she makes the cut.

Klonoa (Klonoa)

Is Klonoa even a cat? Some people seem to think so. That’s good enough for me.

Nyan Cat (Nyan Cat Adventure)

Because Destructoid refuses to let memes from 2011 die.

Big the Cat (Sonic Adventure)

Sonic’s friends are the best part of the series, and none are cooler than Big. Wikipedia says he was created to “justify the presence of a fishing rod in the game,” which is just hilarious.

Link the Cat (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)

His name is Link! And he’s a cat! Link the Cat!

Jeane (No More Heroes)

Jeane is an adorable little kitten that sometimes gets caught in the ceiling fan. Also, Travis overfeeds her, and you’ll need to help her drop the weight with kitty exercise minigames. So cute!

Dusty (Gravity Rush)

Steven Hansen probably would have yelled at me in Italian if I didn’t include Dusty, themysterious feline that givesprotagonistKatthe power to manipulate gravity, so here he is.

Blanca (Animal Crossing)

This kitty has no face, so she lets you draw whatever the hell you want on the spot where her face should be. Just like that guy who passed out on my couch in college.

Rena (Sukeban Shachou Rena)

Yeah, like I wasn’t going to include President Cat. Now go yell at me in the comments.