Almost all cat owners know that their cats have a mind and will of their own that can’t be bribed with treats, compliments, or a pat on the head. If you think cats are cute and innocent, then you haven’t owned a cat for very long.

Cats can be devious and sneaky, which means if they had thumbs and could run for political office, they’d be running the world by now through legal means. In case you want to see what other people’s cats look like when they’re plotting against their human owners, you can view a gallery of images showing cats and other animals scheming to put their grandiose plans into actions.