Perhaps the only thing cuter than an adorable household pet is an adorable household pet curled up for a nap with their favorite plushie toy. There’s nothing like an animal cuddling with the toys we loved in our early childhoods to get the cuteness juices flowing. As cute as it is, however, the actual reasons for which animals cuddle up with or play with stuffed animals can vary greatly.
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It’s hard to say what it is about animals that we love the most – their cute or beautiful looks, their natural innocence or the emotional reactions that they elicit from us. But whatever the case may be, one of these 30 happy animal facts is bound to bring a smile to your face. A lot of these facts also underscore the similarities and emotional connections that people can share with animals, which raises a broader and more interesting questions – what is it about animals that we love so much?
These 30 animals that look like they’re smiling are bound to warm even the stone-cold jaded hearts among us. Not so fast, however – the scientific jury is still out on whether or not animals can/do actually smile. However, scientists are increasingly warming up to the idea that animals may have a more complex range of emotions and that some of them may even have facial expressions similar to ours.
Animals can be beautiful or adorable no matter whether their color, size, species or length of hair. But, as far as furry mammals go, the fuzziest of them definitely have an edge when it comes to cuteness. Some theories hold that, in finding an animal cute, we are actually seeing characteristics that we look for in our own children. What do you think – does that make sense to you?
For the last year, photographer Theron Humphrey has been traveling the United states capturing the stories of people who have accepted rescued pets into their lives for his “Why We Rescue.” With the help of Purina, he is out to help change the public’s perception of adopted rescue animals as especially temperamental or unhealthy.
Pets and people share a very special bond when they grow up together, which is why we’ve compiled a list of pictures of people and their pets growing up and sometimes growing old together. Because of their shorter lifespans, dogs, cats and other domestic animals tend to grow out of their juvenile forms relatively quickly. In a few months, that cute and doofy puppy that’s tripping all over himself will be galloping between your legs enthusiastically, and in a few months more he or she will be approaching their adult size.
Penny the chicken and Roo the two-legged Chihuahua are the latest unlikely animal pals to go viral for their adorable good looks, beautiful friendship and heartwarming survival stories. The two friends met each other through Alicia Williams, who works at Duluth Animal Hospital in the U.S. She saved both animals from almost certain death.
What’s cuter than a sleeping bear cub? Two sleeping bear cubs. Here are 31 photos of animals cuddling up and sleeping together in blissful slumber. These animals may have drastically different sleep times and requirements, but all of them look adorable while doing it. We hope they give you sweet dreams.
A photographer in Bangladesh has captured photographs of a daring and heartwarming rescue hero that will restore your faith in humanity. When a baby deer was separate from its family by a flooded river in Noakhali, Bangladesh, its chances for survival were slim. But Belal, a local boy believed to be in his early teens, braved the rainwater-swollen river to reunite the fawn with its family.
We’ve already showed you a collection of beautiful animal friendships from around the world, but there’s one little corner where there’s a whole lot of unexpected animal friendships all in one place. The Rocky Ridge Refuge in Arkansas is home to a huge bunch of animals, all of which seem to get along extraordinarily well. The animal refuge was set up by owner Janice Wolf 20 years ago to help both wildlife and domestic animals in need of medical care or new homes.
When Ichimi the kitten was rejected by her mother, Ponzu the golden retriever and his owner Jessiepon took her in and have begun nursing her back to full health. Ichimi has taken very well to her guardian Ponzu – the two play together all the time, and Ponzu even cleans and sleeps together with Ichimi. Judging by the pictures on Jessiepon’s Instagram account, Ichimi is growing stronger by the day.
Cats and dogs are cool enough on their own, but just in case you weren’t convinced about this verified fact, here are some famous people with their pets to convince you. Given how most of the pet owners on this list are larger-than-life celebrities, it’s nice to know that even they enjoyed the company of pets just like we do. Sure, maybe not all of us can afford an ocelot like Salvador Dali, but it’s nice to know that even he had a cat to scratch behind the ears from time to time.