In case you haven’t heard the term before, bodegas are basically convenience stores, and let me tell you that there are TONS of them all over New York City.

And, in case you didn’t know, a lot of these bodegas have cats that live in the shops to keep an eye on things, keep rodents away, and most importantly, for us humans to enjoy.

And there’s even a cool Twitter account dedicated to sharing photos of the many bodega cats out there. Take a look at these ferocious felines that are holding it down and working hard out there…

We think you’re gonna love it.

1. Something looks out of place here…

I can’t quite put my finger on it…

2. Well, aren’t you adorable?!?!

Don’t be fooled. She’s vicious when she needs to be.

3. If you want a LaCroix, you have to go through me.

Keeping an eye on things…

4. I’ll be checking you out today.

This is actually the manager of the whole place.

5. What a beauty!

Keeping the White Claw nice and warm.

6. Can I ask you about the eggs?

First of all, why are you sitting on top of them?

7. You have to pay an extra ATM fee at this place.

Don’t ask questions. Just do it.

8. I think you woke him from his nap.

And that’s not a good thing…

9. The guardian of the bodega.

Do you want to mess with this kitty? I didn’t think so…

10. It’s been a long day of work.

Might be time for a snooze.

11. What’s going on up there!

She knows about all the secret spots.

12. Do you need help bagging your items?

I’m here at your service!

Okay, friends, now we want to hear from all of you out there.

In the comments, share some photos of your own furry friends. And tell us a little bit about them.

We can’t wait to meet your kitties!