Fluffy Samoyed puppies bravely fight off evil wind-up toy frog

This little wind-up frog is no match for two of the fluffiest, cutest, most ferocious 8-week-old Samoyed puppies in the world.

Watch as the siblings battle the evil toy with their merciless poofy paws and their deafening roars. After countless attempts to hop away from its attackers, the frog waves its white flag and is carried off by one of the giant beasts like a well-earned trophy. Poor frog didn’t know what was coming and ended in defeat.

Victory to the pups! Huzzah!

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Adorable little kid attempts to fend off attack by 3 adorable puppies

New puppy day is an exciting day for anyone, especially a kid.

So, when AJ’s parents were introducing the boy to his new puppy, they decided to hit him with cuteness overload.

After surviving the beagle puppy tackle, AJ eventually left with his new puppy, which he named DJ.

The two seem to be getting along just fine.

Bonus: Can you find the potato in this sea of hamsters?

Can you find the potato in this sea of hamsters? By @maxknobs

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Ever wonder what itd sound like if animals could talk?

Do animals also complain about dating apps? Yep, pretty much. Introducing our new series ‘Talk Like The Animals’! Subscribe for new episodes weekly: http://on.mash.to/SubscribeWatercooler

Ever wonder what it’d sound like if animals could talk? We were so curious we made it happen with sarcastic, silly and even sassy personalities. Watch all episodes right here: http://on.mash.to/TLTA

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Video of a duck battling a hawk proves that ducks are super birds

If a dog let kittens play with its tail and this rhinos let a goat hang out on its back, then it should come as no surprise that farm animals also have their share of interspecies friendships.

Reddit user JasonsKetoAccount caught footage over the weekend of his pet duck Felix scaring off a hawk who’d attempted to prey on Felix’s chicken friend.

In a comment on his post, JasonKetoAccount writes that when the other birds heard the hawk approaching, they scattered. You can actually see the birds in their cage having a fit when the predator swooped into the yard.

Naturally, the caption “Super Duck” is a fitting one.

BONUS: Adorable Kittens Recreate Classic Horror Films

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These Puppies On Swing Sets Will Make You Wish You Were A Kid Again

Compared to the long workdays and endless errand-running of human life, we tend to think our pups are pretty pampered. But with all of that pressure on their paws from taking long walks, and the stress that comes along with waiting to be fed, even our dogs deserve to put their feet up every once in a while. Next time you’re at the park with your pooch, why not help them take a load off and swing the day away? The pooches in the video below love it! Click play and get ready to watch the cutest thing you’ll see all day.

Those French bulldogs swinging together made me squee! Plus, that husky with two-toned eyes was so pretty.

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Adoptable puppies get even more adoptable when Aubrey Plaza makes up their backstories

Puppies plus late night television is always the recipe for a great video.

On Thursday night’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert decided to help some cute puppers out by airing a segment called Rescue Dog Rescue with Aubrey Plaza. The two took turns cradling adoptable puppies and fabricating ridiculous personalities for them so as to make them more attractive to potential owners.

Honestly, we don’t need funny backstories to love these pups. Just one glimpse at their tiny faces will do. But laughing while we awww is always a welcome addition.

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Good guy dad used putty to save this turtle’s life

A turtle’s shell is essential to their protection. A damaged shell makes the creature vulnerable, and can even sometimes be fatal.

Luckily, there are heroes that care about the wellbeing of our scaly friends, like this Reddit user’s father.

On Monday, Daniel Hollenback who goes by the username Sublimebro uploaded photos to Reddit of a turtle whose injuries were healed thanks to his father’s efforts. The tiny turtle came back a year later looking better than ever.

Adorably, the Reddit user’s father presumably the above mentioned Ken marked a “Ken’s Body Shop” on the putty patch.

Although Ken’s writing didn’t survive, the turtle thankfully did, and people made car repair jokes about it.

Most importantly, Hollenback’s father handled the situation just like an animal lover should.

This dad apparently has a history of performing heroic animal deeds. Hollenback uploaded a video of his father playing with a raccoon that they rescued from their attic with the intention to relocate.

Faith in humanity and animals has been restored.

WATCH: Korean families separated for more than 60 years are reunited

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Nora the rescue puppy loves napping with her baby brother

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Cats aren’t the only ones who enjoy a good nap.

In fact, mom Elizabeth Spence posts photos to Instagram of her English Pointer, Nora, who enjoys her daily nap in the cutest way possible cuddled beside Spence’s eight-month-old son, Archie.

Mashable spoke with Spence via email to learn more about the adorably special bond that her son and Nora share.

“We got Nora from Funds For Furry Friends, a local rescue shelter, seven years ago prior to having kids,” Spence said. “Despite having come from an abusive situation, her sweet and gentle nature shone through and we knew with certainty she would be a wonderful family dog when the time came.”

Image: Elizabeth Spence

While Nora gets along with Spence’s three kids, three rescue cats and her other two rescue dogs, it’s clear she and Archie are especially close.

“I noticed a strong bond growing between Nora and Archie when Archie was about four months old and so I began photographing their daily interactions, like squirrel watching, and the supervised communal naps they take together,” said Spence.

Image: Elizabeth Spence

Image: elizabeth spence

Image: elizabeth spence

As for the photos, while she occasionally embellishes the shots by adding stuffed animals or other props, Spence explained, “Nora pretty much always finds her way right over to Archie on her own whenever he takes a nap on our bed.”

Spence is “thrilled to spread some love” by showing others these precious photos, and hopes they let people see, “what amazing petsrescue animals can beand encourage others to consider giving them a chance at love, too.”

Image: elizabeth spence

Image: elizabeth spence

Image: elizabeth spence

Sometimes Spence’s other pets even join in on the snoozefest.

Image: Elizabeth Spence

To see more of Archie’s puppy-filled adventures, follow Spence’s Instagram account.

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Joe Biden met a puppy named Biden and it went exactly how you’d expect

Hello, and welcome to your Wednesday afternoon moment of zen.

Former vice president and presidential-level heartthrob Joe Biden (don’t @ us) met a 4-month-old Golden Retriever named Biden and for a moment, the entire world stopped spinning, and everything was right again.

Biden, the world’s most adorable dog, made an early trip to the Capitol on Wednesday in hopes of catching a glimpse of the former VP – there to celebrate the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.

As you can imagine based on this face, human Biden noticed the puppy right away.

As soon as he saw the dog during the actual speech, he pointed at the dog, tapped his friend and then started like cracking up,” Sydney, Bidens owner, told BuzzFeed News. “Right towards the end, I, like, kind of signaled him, and he… gave me a wink to come over.

Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock

As soon as I told him his name was Biden, he started kissing the dog, which is like exactly what I expected Biden would do, Sydney said, noting that “As soon as I told him, his face lit up.

Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock

I named the dog Biden just because he is probably my favorite politician and favorite elected official, Sydney revealed.

I really respect Joe Biden even though I dont necessarily align with him politically.

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A blissful moment for us all.

(H/T Buzzfeed News)

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Duke the dog to start third term as mayor of small Minnesota town

Hopefully he has a human chief of staff.

Duke the Great Pyrenees is the only dog that’s ever been elected mayor in America, and he proudly serves the people of Cormorant, a tiny Western Minnesota town with about 1,000 residents. He was just reelected for his third year-long term.

According to WDAY 6, Duke, 9, is nearing the end of his second term. At the 6th Annual Cormorant Daze festival this past weekend, Duke celebrated his inevitable reelection.

Locals say Duke has a high approval rating.

“I don’t know who would run against him,” Karen Nelson told WDAY 6. “He’s done such great things for the community.”

According to Duke’s owner David Rick, the pup was originally elected by accident via write-in votes. Only 12 votes were reportedly cast in that 2014 election.

We have no idea what Duke’s policy initiatives are, or if Cormorant has term limits, but we wish the Mayor and his town well.

BONUS: Happy Monday! Here are some #corgi butts in slow motion.

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Adorable puppy gets so many pets, he falls asleep

Being a puppy is very hard work. Everyone knows.

As a creature who is expected to look effortlessly cute at all hours of the day or night, and is subject to infinite number of pets and pictures, puppies really do deserve all the naps they randomly lapse into.

So when we see Gordo, the puppy in this video, fall asleep literally in the middle of playing, we completely get it. You have a tough job, Gordo. Get all the sleep you can.

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Oh the places this cute puppy goes in this epic Photoshop battle

Fact: Puppies are the cutest. Corgi puppies, even more so.

So can we blame the internet for wanting to Photoshop this adorable corgi puppy into as many different places as possible?

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No. We cannot. In fact, we encourage and we celebrate the results of this incredible Reddit Photoshop battle. Thank you for spreading this happy corgi everywhere it seemed appropriate, and even some places where it wasn’t appropriate.

We first travel to Spain, where this pupper is about to teach some bulls how actual running is done.

Image: stupidphotoshop/reddit

This pup is so photogenic that Reddit made it the spokesdog for its new dog food.

Image: KrombopulosJeff/Reddit

Someone imagined this puppy as the next city-wrecking monster. With a face like that, we should just let him do it.

Image: ]workingat7/reddit

His cuteness is so overwhelming, even cheetahs can’t handle it.

Image: useingatlin/reddit

This doggo is also active in the community, doing his part to promote equality for all.

Image: albo_underhill/reddit

You never know what cute beasts live deep in the desert.

Image: AttackPony/reddit

We would risk the zombies to pet this pup.

Image: ]smudgyboar/reddit

This corgi truly loves everyone, even letting Putin hitch a ride.

Image: gnostic_cat/reddit

With a smile like that, this pup is ready for Hollywood. He looks right at home in Forrest Gump.

Image: goodboyotis/Reddit

Keep cutin’ it up, doggo. The internet loves you.

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16 Ridiculously Adorable Animals Learning How To Walk

Learning to walk is a momentous occasion in all our lives.

Those wobbly first steps are arguably some of the most adorable and memorable for those who watch us grow up. Sadly, we don’t get to remember the exciting moments, but we do get to enjoy them for these little cuties.

If you think watching babies take their first wiggle on two feet is adorable, just wait ’til you see giraffes, wallabies, and puppies do it!

1. He’ll figure out his hind legs sooner or later.

2. Squeaks of celebration!

3. This little cutie is raring to go.

4. She doesn’t realize how long her little legs actually are!

5. I wouldn’t know what to do with those big feet, either.

6. “What in the…what are these things?”

7. “I’m up! Wait, I’m goin’ down…I’m goin’ down!”

8. I’m sure those wooden slats don’t help the little guy.

9. Look at that lil’ stilt walk!

10. Just one paw in front of the other…

11. Who knew baby bison were so darn cute?

12. He’s so wobbly and unsure of himself!

13. “I’m comin’ to getchya!”

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14. Cassidy’s new wheels allow her to finally be able to walk.

15. “So close…yet so, so far.”

16. “I get by with a little help from my friends!”

Well, I think we can all agree…the struggle is real, no matter how big, small, or what species you are! But once you master walking, you can finally run.

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Watching These Sea Lions Cuddle On A Beach Chair Is About To Make Your Day

Professional wildlife photographer Clark Little was in the Galápagos Islands when he encountered a group of sea lions engaging in some seriously adorable behavior.

The sea lions were enjoying a lazy afternoon by lying around on a few beach chairs and soaking up some rays. But what made the whole thing even more incredible was that two of them had the cutest cuddle session imaginable!

These critters know how to chill out the right way. They could not have been any less bothered by the fact that Little was crashing their hangout party. Take a half day tomorrow and follow their lead!

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Maternity photoshoots are significantly cuter when they star pregnant dogs

As of Tuesday, Chanel and LeeRoy are now the proud parents of a new litter of puppies.

But just a few days before, the pair celebrated their last few days of freedom with a maternity photoshoot far superior to any human’s.

Image: amy rients

LeeRoy’s owner Amy Rients tells Mashable that the happy couple found one another through a mutual friend.

“Our dogs kind of got match made by our dog groomer,” she says. “She’s actually my very best friend, and she knew we were kind of, not looking actively, but we had not neutered our dog just in case we wanted to breed him. When she ran across Chanel, she gave [Sorensen] our phone number.”

A few days before the due date, Rients brought LeeRoy to Chanel’s owner Kennedy Sorensen’s farm to stage the shoot. When Sorensen shared the finished product on Twitter, their story blew up. The tweet itself garnered more than 37,000 likes and 22,000 retweets.

Sorensen tells Mashable that the puppies are in good health, adding, “Chanel is an amazing mother!”

Image: AMY RIENTS

Image: AMY RIENTS

Image: AMY RIENTS

Image: AMY RIENTS

Image: AMY RIENTS

Image: AMY RIENTS

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Fancy cat accompanies high school student to prom

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Meet the purr-fect prom date.

Prom time is always fraught with drama, especially for the students out there who can’t find a date. However, sometimes you don’t have to look very far to find the ideal companion for the best night of your high school life.

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Imgur user caroline12006‘s brother, Sam, couldn’t find a date to his senior prom, so he chose to bring an even more adorable date instead: his cat, Ruby.

Dressed in their finery, Sam and Ruby no doubt had a magical time. She certainly seems happy to be on his arm.

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These two deserve all the best things in life.

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Forget Chewbacca Mom’s $400,000: Meet 5 wildly successful viral pets

Candace Payne, or as you likely know her, Chewbacca Mom, has cashed in on what began as a Facebook Live video and has since become a meme that is all but permanently seared onto our brains.

Payne has reportedly pulled in $420,000in perks since a clip of her wearing a Chewbacca mask blew up on the Internet. TMZ reports that she’s even charging for autographs, which…fine.

But Payne is hardly the first to profit from Internet stardom. In fact, it’s really web-famous animals who have found lucrative careers in online fame.

1. Lil Bub

BUB wants you to have a most magical day. #scienceandmagic #bilbobubbins #goodjobbbub #lilbub

A photo posted by Lil BUB (@iamlilbub) on

In 2015, GOBankingRates estimated that Lil Bub’s owner Mike Bridavsky earns $30,000 a year in YouTube royalties, thanks to his sweet permakitten’s mass appeal. And at Lil Bub’s online store, the wide selection of merchandise ranges from a $10 children’s shirt to a $150 oil painting of Bub wearing sunglasses. Bridavsky has not publicly stated the amount he and Bub earn, but a 2014 Spin profilesays the cat rescued him from debt.

2. Grumpy Cat

In 2014, Express estimated that Grumpy earned owner Tabatha Bundesen a whopping $100 million, a number that Bundesen has since declared “completely inaccurate.” She set the record straight in a statement to the Huffington Post days after the initial report, but has yet to share Grumpy’s true net worth.

What we do know: The cat starred in its own Lifetime movie alongside Aubrey Plaza, and once had a line of bottled iced coffee in addition toan extensive line of merchandise.

3. Jiff the Pomeranian

jiff

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Jiff is more than just a world-record breaking pom he once held the record for fastest dog on two front paws. He also boasts 1.48 million Facebook followers, 2.5 million followers on Instagram, a 2017 calendar ($14.99) and his very own emoji app ($1.99).

4. Marnie the Dog

I’m in a blue shed haha so funny

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The 13-year-old rescue pup has marked her place in the Internet hall of fame with an Instagramaccount that boasts more than 1.9 million followers, a Facebook page with more than 412,000 likes, an online shop, a book and an app.

5. Toast Meets World

Waking up like…what happened last night?

A photo posted by TOAST MEETS WORLD (@toastmeetsworld) on

This King Charles spaniel puppy mill rescue has built a career off her impressive Instagram presence (358,000 followers and counting). Thanks to her online fame, she’s posed as a sunglasses model for Karen Walker, and Harper Collins published her lifestyle book ToastHampton in May. An illustration of Toast even graced the side of this $88 tote bag from Parker Thatch.

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12 things we really wish our pets could say

"I need to say something."
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Pets are magical, whimsical mysteries that come into our lives to make us less miserable. Without pets, we’d just live with humans and honestly, who really wants to do that?

If you’re like us, whenever you look at your cat or dog (or ferret, if that’s your thing) and stare into those big eyes, you can’t help but wonder what they’re thinking. You feel like there are thoughts and words behind the facade, but alas, animals can’t talk and we’re left wondering what they would say if they could say anything.

Communicating with and understanding your pets is frustrating and we just wish it were easier. If they could talk, here’s what we’d want them to say.

“Hi.”

We greet our pets every time we catch a view of them, so they should greet us back.

“Hi…”

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“I love you.”

Obviously, this would make our hearts melt. Pet owners could hear this over and over again and never get tired of it. We usually question if our pets really like us. This way, we’ll always know.

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“I don’t feel well.”

Nothing is more heartbreaking than knowing something is wrong with your pet, but not knowing exactly what it is. They are your fur babies, so knowing how they’re feeling will would be super helpful and would put our minds at ease.

“Don’t touch me.”

Apparently, a pet showing you their belly isn’t always an invitation to touch it, but we do it anyway. Maybe they’re just stretching. Maybe they’re just mean. It might not be something we want to hear, but something we need to hear.

This cat clearly doesn’t want to be touched.

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“Seriously, don’t touch me.”

Just in case we do it again, which we probably will because we can’t help it.

“Please put me down.”

If you’re like us, you pick up your pet every time you pass them them on the way to the kitchen. Imagine if someone picked you up literally every time they saw you. Seriously, think about it. Maybe hearing them say they don’t like it will make you stop and will make your pet love you more. Or not. They could just be mean.

Birds are pets, too.

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“Let’s listen to this cool new podcast I just found instead.”

Animals have to do something more than sleeping and eating when we’re not around, right? Don’t they get bored? We think they snoop around on our computers when we’re gone and find cool things to occupy their time. Though we’re over taking suggestions from other people on what podcasts are ~hip~ at the moment, we’d surely take them from our pets. They know us best.

“I love this sweater you’ve put me in.”

How great would it be to know that your pets actually like it when you dress them up? They look so cute! Now you can organize that pet Halloween party you’ve always wanted to plan, but was never quite sure about.

“Does this coat make me look fat?”

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“Why?”

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So stylish.

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“I think you’re really cute, too.”

It would be nice for them to to compliment us every once in a while. JEEZ.

“This food sucks.”

Pet food looks like straight up garbage. Do our pets think so, too? Do they like that goopy stuff that comes out of a can? Or do they prefer those crunchy, smelly crackers? Would be good to know.

“I hate your friend, ______.”

We all have that one friend our pets can’t stand. Since our pets are more important than our human friends, it would be nice to know flat out which friend we could never have over again. Maybe we’ll never speak to this friend again. It’s all up to the pet because after all, they do rule our lives.

Don’t worry, these guys are friends. I checked.

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“Hey guy, why do you think we’re all here? Like, on this planet.”

Might be a cool convo to have. We’ll save this one for 3 a.m. after a night of drinking.

This lizard would totally ask that.

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Can someone please invent a human to pet translator ASAP?

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Joe Biden met a puppy named Biden and it went exactly how you’d expect

Hello, and welcome to your Wednesday afternoon moment of zen.

Former vice president and presidential-level heartthrob Joe Biden (don’t @ us) met a 4-month-old Golden Retriever named Biden and for a moment, the entire world stopped spinning, and everything was right again.

Biden, the world’s most adorable dog, made an early trip to the Capitol on Wednesday in hopes of catching a glimpse of the former VP – there to celebrate the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.

As you can imagine based on this face, human Biden noticed the puppy right away.

As soon as he saw the dog during the actual speech, he pointed at the dog, tapped his friend and then started like cracking up,” Sydney, Bidens owner, told BuzzFeed News. “Right towards the end, I, like, kind of signaled him, and he… gave me a wink to come over.

Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock

As soon as I told him his name was Biden, he started kissing the dog, which is like exactly what I expected Biden would do, Sydney said, noting that “As soon as I told him, his face lit up.

Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock

I named the dog Biden just because he is probably my favorite politician and favorite elected official, Sydney revealed.

I really respect Joe Biden even though I dont necessarily align with him politically.

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A blissful moment for us all.

(H/T Buzzfeed News)

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Nora the rescue puppy loves napping with her baby brother

Image: mashable composite: elizabeth spence/instagram

Cats aren’t the only ones who enjoy a good nap.

In fact, mom Elizabeth Spence posts photos to Instagram of her English Pointer, Nora, who enjoys her daily nap in the cutest way possible cuddled beside Spence’s eight-month-old son, Archie.

Mashable spoke with Spence via email to learn more about the adorably special bond that her son and Nora share.

“We got Nora from Funds For Furry Friends, a local rescue shelter, seven years ago prior to having kids,” Spence said. “Despite having come from an abusive situation, her sweet and gentle nature shone through and we knew with certainty she would be a wonderful family dog when the time came.”

Image: Elizabeth Spence

While Nora gets along with Spence’s three kids, three rescue cats and her other two rescue dogs, it’s clear she and Archie are especially close.

“I noticed a strong bond growing between Nora and Archie when Archie was about four months old and so I began photographing their daily interactions, like squirrel watching, and the supervised communal naps they take together,” said Spence.

Image: Elizabeth Spence

Image: elizabeth spence

Image: elizabeth spence

As for the photos, while she occasionally embellishes the shots by adding stuffed animals or other props, Spence explained, “Nora pretty much always finds her way right over to Archie on her own whenever he takes a nap on our bed.”

Spence is “thrilled to spread some love” by showing others these precious photos, and hopes they let people see, “what amazing petsrescue animals can beand encourage others to consider giving them a chance at love, too.”

Image: elizabeth spence

Image: elizabeth spence

Image: elizabeth spence

Sometimes Spence’s other pets even join in on the snoozefest.

Image: Elizabeth Spence

To see more of Archie’s puppy-filled adventures, follow Spence’s Instagram account.

[H/T Bored Panda]

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Adorable little kid attempts to fend off attack by 3 adorable puppies

New puppy day is an exciting day for anyone, especially a kid.

So, when AJ’s parents were introducing the boy to his new puppy, they decided to hit him with cuteness overload.

After surviving the beagle puppy tackle, AJ eventually left with his new puppy, which he named DJ.

The two seem to be getting along just fine.

Bonus: Can you find the potato in this sea of hamsters?

Can you find the potato in this sea of hamsters? By @maxknobs

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Duke the dog to start third term as mayor of small Minnesota town

Hopefully he has a human chief of staff.

Duke the Great Pyrenees is the only dog that’s ever been elected mayor in America, and he proudly serves the people of Cormorant, a tiny Western Minnesota town with about 1,000 residents. He was just reelected for his third year-long term.

According to WDAY 6, Duke, 9, is nearing the end of his second term. At the 6th Annual Cormorant Daze festival this past weekend, Duke celebrated his inevitable reelection.

Locals say Duke has a high approval rating.

“I don’t know who would run against him,” Karen Nelson told WDAY 6. “He’s done such great things for the community.”

According to Duke’s owner David Rick, the pup was originally elected by accident via write-in votes. Only 12 votes were reportedly cast in that 2014 election.

We have no idea what Duke’s policy initiatives are, or if Cormorant has term limits, but we wish the Mayor and his town well.

BONUS: Happy Monday! Here are some #corgi butts in slow motion.

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Adorable puppy gets so many pets, he falls asleep

Being a puppy is very hard work. Everyone knows.

As a creature who is expected to look effortlessly cute at all hours of the day or night, and is subject to infinite number of pets and pictures, puppies really do deserve all the naps they randomly lapse into.

So when we see Gordo, the puppy in this video, fall asleep literally in the middle of playing, we completely get it. You have a tough job, Gordo. Get all the sleep you can.

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Adoptable puppies get even more adoptable when Aubrey Plaza makes up their backstories

Puppies plus late night television is always the recipe for a great video.

On Thursday night’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert decided to help some cute puppers out by airing a segment called Rescue Dog Rescue with Aubrey Plaza. The two took turns cradling adoptable puppies and fabricating ridiculous personalities for them so as to make them more attractive to potential owners.

Honestly, we don’t need funny backstories to love these pups. Just one glimpse at their tiny faces will do. But laughing while we awww is always a welcome addition.

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Oh the places this cute puppy goes in this epic Photoshop battle

Fact: Puppies are the cutest. Corgi puppies, even more so.

So can we blame the internet for wanting to Photoshop this adorable corgi puppy into as many different places as possible?

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No. We cannot. In fact, we encourage and we celebrate the results of this incredible Reddit Photoshop battle. Thank you for spreading this happy corgi everywhere it seemed appropriate, and even some places where it wasn’t appropriate.

We first travel to Spain, where this pupper is about to teach some bulls how actual running is done.

Image: stupidphotoshop/reddit

This pup is so photogenic that Reddit made it the spokesdog for its new dog food.

Image: KrombopulosJeff/Reddit

Someone imagined this puppy as the next city-wrecking monster. With a face like that, we should just let him do it.

Image: ]workingat7/reddit

His cuteness is so overwhelming, even cheetahs can’t handle it.

Image: useingatlin/reddit

This doggo is also active in the community, doing his part to promote equality for all.

Image: albo_underhill/reddit

You never know what cute beasts live deep in the desert.

Image: AttackPony/reddit

We would risk the zombies to pet this pup.

Image: ]smudgyboar/reddit

This corgi truly loves everyone, even letting Putin hitch a ride.

Image: gnostic_cat/reddit

With a smile like that, this pup is ready for Hollywood. He looks right at home in Forrest Gump.

Image: goodboyotis/Reddit

Keep cutin’ it up, doggo. The internet loves you.

Source: http://mashable.com/

Good guy dad used putty to save this turtle’s life

A turtle’s shell is essential to their protection. A damaged shell makes the creature vulnerable, and can even sometimes be fatal.

Luckily, there are heroes that care about the wellbeing of our scaly friends, like this Reddit user’s father.

On Monday, Daniel Hollenback who goes by the username Sublimebro uploaded photos to Reddit of a turtle whose injuries were healed thanks to his father’s efforts. The tiny turtle came back a year later looking better than ever.

Adorably, the Reddit user’s father presumably the above mentioned Ken marked a “Ken’s Body Shop” on the putty patch.

Although Ken’s writing didn’t survive, the turtle thankfully did, and people made car repair jokes about it.

Most importantly, Hollenback’s father handled the situation just like an animal lover should.

This dad apparently has a history of performing heroic animal deeds. Hollenback uploaded a video of his father playing with a raccoon that they rescued from their attic with the intention to relocate.

Faith in humanity and animals has been restored.

WATCH: Korean families separated for more than 60 years are reunited

Source: http://mashable.com/

Adorable baby turtles snack on a delicious hibiscus flower

Snack time is the best bonding time.

Tortoise lover and Redditor LordoftheTorts posted photos of new hatchlings sharing a snack of hibiscus flowers on Sept. 12.

Image: reddit, LordoftheTorts

Image: REDDIT, LORDOFTHETORTS

The reddit user has been raising tortoises since 2007 and has a YouTube channel where they post many timelapse videos of the many broods.

Such sweet, little creatures could soften the hardest of hearts.

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Image: REDDIT, LORDOFTHETORTS

Image: REDDIT, LORDOFTHETORTS

Image: REDDIT, LORDOFTHETORTS

BONUS: Here are some corgi butts in slow motion.

Happy Monday! Here are some #corgi butts in slow motion.

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Source: http://mashable.com/

Maternity photoshoots are significantly cuter when they star pregnant dogs

As of Tuesday, Chanel and LeeRoy are now the proud parents of a new litter of puppies.

But just a few days before, the pair celebrated their last few days of freedom with a maternity photoshoot far superior to any human’s.

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LeeRoy’s owner Amy Rients tells Mashable that the happy couple found one another through a mutual friend.

“Our dogs kind of got match made by our dog groomer,” she says. “She’s actually my very best friend, and she knew we were kind of, not looking actively, but we had not neutered our dog just in case we wanted to breed him. When she ran across Chanel, she gave [Sorensen] our phone number.”

A few days before the due date, Rients brought LeeRoy to Chanel’s owner Kennedy Sorensen’s farm to stage the shoot. When Sorensen shared the finished product on Twitter, their story blew up. The tweet itself garnered more than 37,000 likes and 22,000 retweets.

Sorensen tells Mashable that the puppies are in good health, adding, “Chanel is an amazing mother!”

Image: AMY RIENTS

Image: AMY RIENTS

Image: AMY RIENTS

Image: AMY RIENTS

Image: AMY RIENTS

Image: AMY RIENTS

Source: http://mashable.com/

Watching These Sea Lions Cuddle On A Beach Chair Is About To Make Your Day

Professional wildlife photographer Clark Little was in the Galápagos Islands when he encountered a group of sea lions engaging in some seriously adorable behavior.

The sea lions were enjoying a lazy afternoon by lying around on a few beach chairs and soaking up some rays. But what made the whole thing even more incredible was that two of them had the cutest cuddle session imaginable!

These critters know how to chill out the right way. They could not have been any less bothered by the fact that Little was crashing their hangout party. Take a half day tomorrow and follow their lead!

Source: http://www.viralnova.com

12 things we really wish our pets could say

"I need to say something."
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Pets are magical, whimsical mysteries that come into our lives to make us less miserable. Without pets, we’d just live with humans and honestly, who really wants to do that?

If you’re like us, whenever you look at your cat or dog (or ferret, if that’s your thing) and stare into those big eyes, you can’t help but wonder what they’re thinking. You feel like there are thoughts and words behind the facade, but alas, animals can’t talk and we’re left wondering what they would say if they could say anything.

Communicating with and understanding your pets is frustrating and we just wish it were easier. If they could talk, here’s what we’d want them to say.

“Hi.”

We greet our pets every time we catch a view of them, so they should greet us back.

“Hi…”

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“I love you.”

Obviously, this would make our hearts melt. Pet owners could hear this over and over again and never get tired of it. We usually question if our pets really like us. This way, we’ll always know.

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“I don’t feel well.”

Nothing is more heartbreaking than knowing something is wrong with your pet, but not knowing exactly what it is. They are your fur babies, so knowing how they’re feeling will would be super helpful and would put our minds at ease.

“Don’t touch me.”

Apparently, a pet showing you their belly isn’t always an invitation to touch it, but we do it anyway. Maybe they’re just stretching. Maybe they’re just mean. It might not be something we want to hear, but something we need to hear.

This cat clearly doesn’t want to be touched.

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“Seriously, don’t touch me.”

Just in case we do it again, which we probably will because we can’t help it.

“Please put me down.”

If you’re like us, you pick up your pet every time you pass them them on the way to the kitchen. Imagine if someone picked you up literally every time they saw you. Seriously, think about it. Maybe hearing them say they don’t like it will make you stop and will make your pet love you more. Or not. They could just be mean.

Birds are pets, too.

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“Let’s listen to this cool new podcast I just found instead.”

Animals have to do something more than sleeping and eating when we’re not around, right? Don’t they get bored? We think they snoop around on our computers when we’re gone and find cool things to occupy their time. Though we’re over taking suggestions from other people on what podcasts are ~hip~ at the moment, we’d surely take them from our pets. They know us best.

“I love this sweater you’ve put me in.”

How great would it be to know that your pets actually like it when you dress them up? They look so cute! Now you can organize that pet Halloween party you’ve always wanted to plan, but was never quite sure about.

“Does this coat make me look fat?”

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“Why?”

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So stylish.

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“I think you’re really cute, too.”

It would be nice for them to to compliment us every once in a while. JEEZ.

“This food sucks.”

Pet food looks like straight up garbage. Do our pets think so, too? Do they like that goopy stuff that comes out of a can? Or do they prefer those crunchy, smelly crackers? Would be good to know.

“I hate your friend, ______.”

We all have that one friend our pets can’t stand. Since our pets are more important than our human friends, it would be nice to know flat out which friend we could never have over again. Maybe we’ll never speak to this friend again. It’s all up to the pet because after all, they do rule our lives.

Don’t worry, these guys are friends. I checked.

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“Hey guy, why do you think we’re all here? Like, on this planet.”

Might be a cool convo to have. We’ll save this one for 3 a.m. after a night of drinking.

This lizard would totally ask that.

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Can someone please invent a human to pet translator ASAP?

Source: http://mashable.com/

Joe Biden met a puppy named Biden and it went exactly how you’d expect

Hello, and welcome to your Wednesday afternoon moment of zen.

Former vice president and presidential-level heartthrob Joe Biden (don’t @ us) met a 4-month-old Golden Retriever named Biden and for a moment, the entire world stopped spinning, and everything was right again.

Biden, the world’s most adorable dog, made an early trip to the Capitol on Wednesday in hopes of catching a glimpse of the former VP – there to celebrate the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.

As you can imagine based on this face, human Biden noticed the puppy right away.

As soon as he saw the dog during the actual speech, he pointed at the dog, tapped his friend and then started like cracking up,” Sydney, Bidens owner, told BuzzFeed News. “Right towards the end, I, like, kind of signaled him, and he… gave me a wink to come over.

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As soon as I told him his name was Biden, he started kissing the dog, which is like exactly what I expected Biden would do, Sydney said, noting that “As soon as I told him, his face lit up.

Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock

I named the dog Biden just because he is probably my favorite politician and favorite elected official, Sydney revealed.

I really respect Joe Biden even though I dont necessarily align with him politically.

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A blissful moment for us all.

(H/T Buzzfeed News)

Source: http://mashable.com/

Adorable puppy gets so many pets, he falls asleep

Being a puppy is very hard work. Everyone knows.

As a creature who is expected to look effortlessly cute at all hours of the day or night, and is subject to infinite number of pets and pictures, puppies really do deserve all the naps they randomly lapse into.

So when we see Gordo, the puppy in this video, fall asleep literally in the middle of playing, we completely get it. You have a tough job, Gordo. Get all the sleep you can.

Source: http://mashable.com/

Nora the rescue puppy loves napping with her baby brother

Image: mashable composite: elizabeth spence/instagram

Cats aren’t the only ones who enjoy a good nap.

In fact, mom Elizabeth Spence posts photos to Instagram of her English Pointer, Nora, who enjoys her daily nap in the cutest way possible cuddled beside Spence’s eight-month-old son, Archie.

Mashable spoke with Spence via email to learn more about the adorably special bond that her son and Nora share.

“We got Nora from Funds For Furry Friends, a local rescue shelter, seven years ago prior to having kids,” Spence said. “Despite having come from an abusive situation, her sweet and gentle nature shone through and we knew with certainty she would be a wonderful family dog when the time came.”

Image: Elizabeth Spence

While Nora gets along with Spence’s three kids, three rescue cats and her other two rescue dogs, it’s clear she and Archie are especially close.

“I noticed a strong bond growing between Nora and Archie when Archie was about four months old and so I began photographing their daily interactions, like squirrel watching, and the supervised communal naps they take together,” said Spence.

Image: Elizabeth Spence

Image: elizabeth spence

Image: elizabeth spence

As for the photos, while she occasionally embellishes the shots by adding stuffed animals or other props, Spence explained, “Nora pretty much always finds her way right over to Archie on her own whenever he takes a nap on our bed.”

Spence is “thrilled to spread some love” by showing others these precious photos, and hopes they let people see, “what amazing petsrescue animals can beand encourage others to consider giving them a chance at love, too.”

Image: elizabeth spence

Image: elizabeth spence

Image: elizabeth spence

Sometimes Spence’s other pets even join in on the snoozefest.

Image: Elizabeth Spence

To see more of Archie’s puppy-filled adventures, follow Spence’s Instagram account.

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Source: http://mashable.com/

Joe Biden met a puppy named Biden and it went exactly how you’d expect

Hello, and welcome to your Wednesday afternoon moment of zen.

Former vice president and presidential-level heartthrob Joe Biden (don’t @ us) met a 4-month-old Golden Retriever named Biden and for a moment, the entire world stopped spinning, and everything was right again.

Biden, the world’s most adorable dog, made an early trip to the Capitol on Wednesday in hopes of catching a glimpse of the former VP – there to celebrate the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.

As you can imagine based on this face, human Biden noticed the puppy right away.

As soon as he saw the dog during the actual speech, he pointed at the dog, tapped his friend and then started like cracking up,” Sydney, Bidens owner, told BuzzFeed News. “Right towards the end, I, like, kind of signaled him, and he… gave me a wink to come over.

Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock

As soon as I told him his name was Biden, he started kissing the dog, which is like exactly what I expected Biden would do, Sydney said, noting that “As soon as I told him, his face lit up.

Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock

I named the dog Biden just because he is probably my favorite politician and favorite elected official, Sydney revealed.

I really respect Joe Biden even though I dont necessarily align with him politically.

A post shared by biden (@bidenthegolden) on

A blissful moment for us all.

(H/T Buzzfeed News)

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/03/22/joe-biden-puppy-golden-retriever-meet/

16 Ridiculously Adorable Animals Learning How To Walk

Learning to walk is a momentous occasion in all our lives.

Those wobbly first steps are arguably some of the most adorable and memorable for those who watch us grow up. Sadly, we don’t get to remember the exciting moments, but we do get to enjoy them for these little cuties.

If you think watching babies take their first wiggle on two feet is adorable, just wait ’til you see giraffes, wallabies, and puppies do it!

1. He’ll figure out his hind legs sooner or later.

2. Squeaks of celebration!

3. This little cutie is raring to go.

4. She doesn’t realize how long her little legs actually are!

5. I wouldn’t know what to do with those big feet, either.

6. “What in the…what are these things?”

7. “I’m up! Wait, I’m goin’ down…I’m goin’ down!”

8. I’m sure those wooden slats don’t help the little guy.

9. Look at that lil’ stilt walk!

10. Just one paw in front of the other…

11. Who knew baby bison were so darn cute?

12. He’s so wobbly and unsure of himself!

13. “I’m comin’ to getchya!”

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14. Cassidy’s new wheels allow her to finally be able to walk.

15. “So close…yet so, so far.”

16. “I get by with a little help from my friends!”

Well, I think we can all agree…the struggle is real, no matter how big, small, or what species you are! But once you master walking, you can finally run.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/learning-to-walk/

TSA seeks homes for dogs who flunked training or retired

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Working for the TSA is a hard job whether you’re a two-legged human or four-legged pup.

Every year the TSA seeks homes for dogs who’ve either failed TSA training or retired. It’s not easy sniffing out bombs, and old dogs need good homes. Many of these dogs have spent their lives in kennels and are not used to a home environment.

These dogs ages typically range between two and 10 years old. Common breeds include German Short-Haired Pointers, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois.

All dogs are neutered and spayed and available free of charge.

The TSA dogs were chosen because of heightened energy levels and strong drive. So while some might be a little hard to calm down, all are skilled at sniffing bombs.

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Finally, a pup that can sit, roll over…and snuff out dangerous weapons.

If you’re interested in adopting a TSA dog, you will, at this moment in the program, need to travel to San Antonio, Texas. To learn more, email the TSA adoption coordinator: AdoptaTSAcanine@OLE.tsa.dhs.gov.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/07/09/tsa-dogs-adoption/

Stuck cat makes an extremely daring escape from the top of a palm tree

When a fire department attempted to rescue a cat out from a very tall palm tree, the cat wanted to show it didn’t need their help. It is an independent cat.

From very high up, it leapt to the ground and miraculously landed unharmed.

You can see the firemen try to grab the cat after it landed, but somehow it still had the energy to sprint away. It is its own cat. It doesn’t need you, fire department.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/12/23/cat-leaps-from-palm-tree/

No one loves baths more than this tiny pug puppy

Gaze at this tiny pug falling asleep mid-bath and watch your heart melt into a glorious puppy puddle.

Its teeny eyes roll back as it receives a massage, a service that ought to be provided for all pug puppies. And look at those little ears.

If you’re having any problems getting through the week and can’t make it to get a massage yourself, watching this video should help.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/12/14/pug-puppy-bath/

Big orange cat is obsessed with its own reflection

Cats don’t know how adorable they are. Or maybe they do, because this one can’t get enough of its own reflection.

According to this video description, this orange cat loaf makes a daily routine of propping itself onto its owner’s bureau and scratching the mirror.

Is it boxing? Is it dancing? Is it playing patty cake? It doesn’t matter this cat’s doing a great no matter what.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/12/07/cat-mirror/

Puppy lulled to sleep when his human sings Christmas tune

No matter how cute your puppy is, sometimes making him sleep is the only way to get yourself a little peace and quiet.

YouTuber Rachel Smith found the perfect way to get her adorable dog to do just that by singing a soulful, a capella rendition of”Christmas Time is Here.”

Rachel, can we please get a full version of your beautiful voice singing this song, set to the serene image of your pup sleeping?

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/12/05/sings-puppy-to-sleep/

Pablo the puppy pees on bathroom floor, cleans it up himself

Good boy, Pablo!

Most dogs accidentally go #1 (or even worse, #2) from time to time in the house but Pablo just might be the first dog to clean his mess up himself.

When the 3-month-old pitbull wasn’t able to make it outside to use nature’s bathroom, he was forced to use his human’s bathroom (well, the floor of his human’s bathroom). His human, Billie Band$, then tweeted a photo of the toilet paper wad Pablo the puppy lovingly created to soak up his pee.

Of course, the dog could also have just messed around with the roll of toilet paper after his bathroom break, but it’s more fun to think of him as being a clean canine.

“My dog Pablo pissed on the floor and tried to clean it up,” his human wrote on Twitter. “Really can’t even whoop his ass for this one.”

We hope when his human mentions whooping Pablo’s ass, he means figuratively. Who could ever hurt such a cutie pie?

This was Pablo’s first foray into toilet paper although not his first cleaning attempt.

“He has put tissue all over my room before but this was the first in the restroom,” Band$ wrote to Mashable.

Here are some photos depicting the Life of Pablo.

Pablo now has his own Twitter account. The account claims it was created by Pablo’s human, but we think that if Pablo is capable of so artfully using toilet paper, he is capable of putting out a few tweets by himself.

BONUS: Watch dogs try cat toys for the first time

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/12/01/dog-cleans-own-pee/

Couple recreates famous movie scenes with their cats

The only thing that could make your favorite movies better? If cats were playing the lead roles.

New Instagram account moviecats is posting photo recreations of famous movie scenes just about every week, and they’re all starring two adorable Burmese cats named Tara and Willow.

Week 1: Guess the film! #catsofinstagram #cat #cats #movie #movies #moviecats #burmese #film #filmcats #quiz

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The cats’ humans, David and Sarah Chapman, are from Nottingham, England. The couple was inspired to start the project for a pub quiz that David manages, reports BuzzFeed.

“We look at famous movie scenes and think, ‘How could we do this with our cats?'” Chapman told BuzzFeed. “If its possible and seems silly enough, then we have a go.”

Even though the Chapmans have only created a handful of movie posters so far, they already have about 40,000 Instagram followers. They do not caption the posts with the movie they are creating, leaving users to figure it out for themselves just like a realpub quiz.

The crew also has a behind-the-scenes Instagram account, called casualmoviecats, which gives fans a glimpse into how the photos are made.

This week was really adorable. #cats #catsofinstagram #moviecats #burmese #outtakes #meow #cat #film #filmcats

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Not only do the Chapmans’ Instagram followers love the awesome creations, but the cats enjoy it as well.

Our cats are fairly laidback, so theyre pretty happy as long as treats are involved, they told BuzzFeed.

We can’t wait to see their next meow-vie creation.

BONUS: Watch dogs try cat toys for the first time

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/11/29/cats-recreate-movie-scenes/

Adventurous cat is a better indoor rock climber than most people

Climbing an entire indoor rock wall can prove difficult for humans, but came easily to this cat.

YouTube user M GOAN shared this clip of a cat gracefully hopping from rock to rock up an entire bouldering wall. And though there are a few momentary slip-ups, climbing cat manages to make it to the top with little problem. No fear of heights here.

We just wonder how it plans to get down…

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/11/28/cat-rock-climbing/