We love Pet Foolery here at Bored Panda. We have featured the cute comics series—which is created by Minnesota illustrator Ben Hed—many times before, laughing along with his imaginings of animals flirting like humans, the age-old 'cat vs dog' debate, and not forgetting his wildly popular comic duo, Pixie and Brutus.

Ben's self-described “goofy little comics” feature various types of adorable animals including anteaters, badgers, and tigers. But it is cats and dogs, those that we mostly gravitate toward as pets, that are the main stars of the series. Ben himself has two dogs, while his parents have three dogs and two cats, so he has plenty of material for his cartoon drawings!

Pet Foolery's Instagram page is hugely popular, with the success of Pixie and Brutus, in particular, pushing it up towards 2 million followers. We love funny comics and we love cute pets, it all makes perfect sense really, doesn't it? Scroll down below to check out some of our favorite Pet Fooleries below, and don't forget to check here, here, and here for all the Pixie and Brutus you can shake a stick at. Enjoy!

Illustrator Hed of Pet Foolery told Bored Panda that “with random webcomics, it’s not really difficult to continuously come up with creative ideas.”

“However, with animal comics about recurring characters and a continuing story (i.e Pixie and Brutus) I find it’s getting harder and harder to come up with new ideas and jokes.” Scroll down for the rest of the interview.

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Luisa Vasconcelos
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6 months ago

Dying of laugh. My favorite.

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The artist talked to Bored Panda about what webcomic artists who are struggling or are new to their craft can do. “One important piece of advice I’d give is to not be afraid to try different things, especially if you’re struggling.”

“Some of my highest performing comics were we’re new concepts, deviations from my normal style and format,” he said.

Hed also revealed to us that it takes 5 or 6 hours, on average, to finish one comic. But he noted that “it varies quite a bit.”

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Maria Rohlen
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6 months ago

Never judge a book by it's cover.

Ray Ceeya (RayCeeYa)
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6 months ago

There is a coffee table book out there that is just pictures of hard core metal heads and their precious kitty cats. You can definitely judge that book by it's cover.

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XxInstantKarmaxX
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6 months ago

It's good that this dude got the cat from a shelter. Cause many people at Christmas and other holidays but them from pet stores and dump them in shelters when they grow up. ;=;

Joy Gasaway
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6 months ago

Baddest dude I know, carries a gun and keeps an arsenal. Repairs diesel trucks fior a living, dresses in black, long black hair with a fu manchu and tons of jail house tats. Rescues cats from kill shelters, spends all his money on vet care, and re homes them after they are well and recovered from the trauma of living in a cage. Has nine right now and it costs 100 bucks to adopt one. Takes his personal cat Ozzy to work every day.

Luisa Vasconcelos
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6 months ago

Ooohhh, love in all shapes and sizes

Thomas. C
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6 months ago

Big people got big hearts

LoveLaughLucia
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6 months ago

I love when big buff dudes have teeny dogs or cats!!!

Raine Soo
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6 months ago

Some of the toughest guys have the biggest hearts. Good job, sir.

PjandBolt
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5 months ago (edited)

I love this too much! A gentle giant

Randomcthulu
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6 months ago

This reminds me of my boyfriend...he's a big burly bear of a guy...who is firmly wrapped around the paws of our cats.

Podunkus
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6 months ago

This is SO true! I went to a cat show in Tampa a few years back and saw all these burly, tattooed biker dudes in attendance. What were they carrying around with them? Every one had their own tiny pet Sphinx cat! Yes, that’s a thing.

Bill
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6 months ago

I know a couple guys in that group. All burly biker types

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Jenny Gordon
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6 months ago

Few things make me soppier than an enormous tattooed man with either a teeny kitten or a new baby!!

Hoi Hoi
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6 months ago

The kitten is so tiny i want it >,<

Bob Beltcher
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6 months ago

You know he has more than one cat.

Terrakian Dragon
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5 months ago

Probably about six of 'em. LOL <3

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Alice Laughs
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6 months ago

I misread and thought it said "George Clooney Animal Shelter" lol I thought, that's nice of him.

Colin Leetham
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6 months ago

Perfect

Robin Tardif
Community Member
6 months ago

the best man to marry :D

Andrea Solano
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6 months ago

I reminds me of the Brutus and Pixie comics.

Blueberry Woofle
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6 months ago

that kitten is so cute tho <3

Eliza McGurk
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6 months ago

This is probably my favorite comic ever.

Darth Kittius
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6 months ago

I love this

Brie
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6 months ago

So wholesome.

Jasmina Pavlovic
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6 months ago

Adorable! 💘

Donna Leske
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6 months ago

Everybody needs love.

Vicky Zar
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6 months ago

Where is Brutus? She looks like Pixie

EllieGirl
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6 months ago

aww that's cute!

desert29rat
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6 months ago

I like this.

Sandy Kavanaugh
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6 months ago

This is just adorable.

ℙ𝕦𝕤𝕙𝕖𝕖𝕟
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5 months ago

size doesnt matter

So_Long_And_Thanks_For_All_The_Fish
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6 months ago

Awww! That's just so cute

glowworm2
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6 months ago

Yes! This is adorable!

Lyop
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6 months ago

Big 'ol softy!!

Night Owl
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6 months ago

Aww, that's so adorable

My O My
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6 months ago

You made me smile. Thank you

Peppa Pig
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2 months ago

omg candy cat is adopted

Jacey Lynn
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5 months ago

This is the cutest thing ever!

Kimberley Thom
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5 months ago

I knew and hoped he would get a cat. Now I’m eager to see kitty have him wrapped around it’s paw. Ala Marc Anthony and Pussyfoot cartoons.

JiangHui
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5 months ago

Meanwhile, I'm a 4'11 (90 lbs) adult with an Irish Wolfhound who is 3 feet at the shoulder (200 lbs).

Terrakian Dragon
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5 months ago

LOL That's effing awesome.

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Valereee
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5 months ago

Awww...pets bring out the "soft" side !

Neal Evans
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5 months ago

Never cover a judge with a book

Stacey Luna
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5 months ago

Think that's my neighbor

arrow tiger
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6 months ago

AWWWWWW!!!! just like my dad lol

Leonie Marks
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6 months ago

I guessed the outcome from seeing the first frame. Cute.

EllieGirl
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6 months ago

i want a cat now!

Georgia Wong
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1 week ago

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Matthew Adamson
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3 months ago

big, scary people can have big hearts too.

Dorothy Parker
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5 months ago

Wasn't sure what was happening at first. I was thinking he was bringing an animal in. So sweet.

Naomi Baker
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5 months ago

🐱^O^

Eredyn IreMist
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5 months ago

My heart died of cuteness! <3

Terrakian Dragon
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5 months ago (edited)

I probably come up to that guy's belt-level, but I'm probably gonna look like him once I finish losing all my hair, or shave off the three hairs left once I give up on having any and get some cash for more tattoos. Already have the beard going. I'm a min-me of a "scary biker dude (Industrial-Goth model)". Hmm, imagine a little Goth guy in black leather who's the neighbourhood secret sucker for adorable with ten cats... Just don't tell anybody about all the rainbow cuteness and Sanrio stuff I hide in my closet. LOL

Paw Paw
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5 months ago

Real Men LOVE cats 💖

Sue Prewitt
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like Pixie!!

Eric Forster
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5 months ago

Real men love cats.

Karon
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5 months ago

Big, burly guy with a heart of gold. Don't judge a book by it's cover. ❤️

Lukyan Terdal
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5 months ago

this one's sweet

Anna Repp
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5 months ago

Pixie!

Trish Greene
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5 months ago

This is magnificent!

Khadija Hammond
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5 months ago

My favorite

Marlene T. St Amand
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5 months ago

That's cute lol

Merilyn Horton
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5 months ago

😻 love it

glorytherainwing
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5 months ago

awwwww this is wholesome

Mewton’s Third Paw
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I hate this stereotype. It’s about as old and trashy as the stupid stereotypes women face. And it isn’t cute. And it doesn’t make a wholesome cartoon.

Kim Lee
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6 months ago

What stereotype? That you shouldn't judge a book by its cover? It sounds like you have other issues that are bleeding through to this innocent cartoon

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that's nice but, why did the guy turn from black to white?

Jenica Thomas
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6 months ago

I think the artist has him standing in a shadow so that he looks more imposing.

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In previous interviews with Bored Panda, Ben of Pet Foolery told us about how his extremely successful Pixie and Brutus comics came into being and also cast some light on his creative process.

“Pixie is a tiny, joyful, energetic kitten. She’s innocent, and also somewhat oblivious to the serious, dangerous stuff around her,” Ben told Bored Panda. While Brutus is a scarred German Shepherd.

“He was adopted by Pixie’s owner after retiring as a Military Working Dog (MWD). Brutus, in many ways, is the exact opposite of Pixie. He’s… Seen things. He’s a very serious and intimidating military dog, but he has a soft spot for Pixie and does what he can to protect her from the harsh realities of the world around them.”

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MagicalUnicorn
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6 months ago

this cat is cattiest of cats

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The artist said that the idea to draw comics about Pixie and Brutus came to him randomly. “Honestly, Pixie and Brutus were just another random comic idea I had while at work. I was never planning on making them a series; I just thought it would be a funny idea to introduce a cute little kitten to a big intimidating war dog. So I made the first Pixie and Brutus cute animal comic and people liked it so much, I just kept making them.”

“I do worry about each comic’s performance, but I worried about that before I created Pixie and Brutus too,” Ben told us. Fortunately, he gets lots of feedback from fans of his art. “What they liked about the comic, what they thought was going to happen, ideas for future comics, ideas for new characters. There are probably a couple of funny comics in my feed that are entirely inspired by a comment on one of my posts.”

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Kesam
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6 months ago (edited)

"I had the craziest LSD trip the other day. I imagined this elephant family took me in as a pet. Was a bit awkward when I figured out I had wandered over to my neighbors naked, acting like a dog."

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He also said that the comics have evolved over time: “Their designs are a bit different from the first P and B comic, and I guess Brutus has gotten gradually less hostile towards other characters as of late, but other than that. It’s pretty much the same.”

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Maria Rohlen
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6 months ago

If orcas kill mooses than I wouldn't get in the water with them.

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“I thought it would be cool to have them adapted into a TV show, but that’s long term. Probably won’t even ever happen… but maybe.” Well, we certainly hope that Ben’s comics eventually become animated!

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Pujan Vyas Joshi
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6 months ago

That smile in the end!

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Colin Leetham
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6 months ago

You have not met my cat.

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Gin
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6 months ago

I could use a Hugo's 'mergency hug

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Luisa Vasconcelos
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6 months ago

Ooohhh such a loyal good boy. We don't deserve dogs.

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XxInstantKarmaxX
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6 months ago

exactly

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Colin Leetham
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6 months ago

Ok... but to be clear we all know that squirrels are the real plotters, right?

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nanashi
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6 months ago

same goes for cats as well

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hobbitly
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6 months ago

Its not a goose in the Ugly duckling, but a swan.

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Luisa Vasconcelos
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6 months ago

Me buying chocolate for a full week, just to super power eat it all in less then 2 days.

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XxInstantKarmaxX
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6 months ago

lmao

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Blueberry Woofle
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6 months ago

aha! i have found the answer to why my dock is always barking!

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Colin Leetham
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6 months ago

Emphasis on "training." Dogs need to be socialized and trained how to react to people who aren't in their pack... Pitts are amazing animals if they have halfway decent owners.

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Grace Robertson
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6 months ago

I love the "Merican" badger!

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Mooncut
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6 months ago

The dinos are back

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Mooncut
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6 months ago

I'm glad it was a dog after all...

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XxInstantKarmaxX
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6 months ago

my cat does this to

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Don Golosso
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6 months ago

If I ever get an Spynx I'll call it E.T.

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Luisa Vasconcelos
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6 months ago

Good luck trying to convince them that they are not a lap dog.

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Veronica Sjöberg
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6 months ago

Nope. That's cats

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glowworm2
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6 months ago

I love this one.

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Spinaap
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6 months ago

would have been better if the cat stayed itself (as they at least think to be perfect already) lol

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Pernille Dyre
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6 months ago

😂😂😂

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So_Long_And_Thanks_For_All_The_Fish
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6 months ago

"You puny dumb idiot" love it

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Don Golosso
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6 months ago

Great doggo pants.

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Mooncut
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6 months ago

Why is there a cat in the water anyway lol

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