Business Cat is a LOLcat image macro series with an Advice Dog spinoff / Memegenerator starburst background. The overlaid text usually includes something a boss would do or request, but with a feline twist.
On January 1, 2011 Something Awful forum user Apple Jax posted a thread titled PYF Cat Pictures with a picture of her boyfriend’s cat Emilio. The owner has since created yobusinesscat.com, and explains the cat’s history on the about page. A Reddit post popped up on 1/4/2011 titled “Business Cat” with the original image without the starburst background, and had no overlaid text. Later that same day, another Reddit thread titled “Business Cat ain’t no joke” had the same cat, but in image macro form with a starburst background.