Maybe it's a friend's cat. Maybe Justin Bieber, less than a week after Germany officially took possession of his abandoned monkey Mally, didn't take responsibility for another animal. Maybe he won't randomly give away his next pet like he did with his hamster.

Regardless of what's going on and what will end up happening, Justin Bieber has been spending some quality time with an adorable, smooshy-faced cat, and posted three photos of the feline on his Instagram account on Tuesday.  

The 19-year-old heartthrob posted two color photos of the little cat taking a satisfying-looking rest, captioned "This chick thinks she's a model," and, in quotes, "Hey." Another one has the cat giving a really intense stare with the quote, "Time to die."

Justin has drawn a lot of criticism for his treatment of pets under his care, most recently over his monkey Mally, a birthday gift that Justin never made arrangements to get back from a German shelter. Previously, he gave away his hamster to a random fan. 

Still, we could be freaking out over nothing. Realistically, it could totally just be a friend's cat. But hey, at least cats are way more independent than, say, hamsters or monkeys!

Look at the kitty's adorable, smooshy kitten face below!


What would Ian Somerhalder say?

(h/t: E! News

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