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There is something extremely cute about our pets encountering butterflies. Whether they think the butterfly is a new friend and try to interact with it or that it is some sort of weird food with wings and try to catch it, there is clearly something about butterflies that attracts them. The result is always adorable and often very funny. 

And if you happen to be around with your camera, you might be lucky enough to catch an unforgettable moment. Have you noticed, by the way, how a butterfly almost always lands on a dog’s or a cat’s nose, or sometimes its ear, and not on any other part of the body? Who knows, maybe butterflies also think our pets are some bizarre flowers that can move around?

Common butterflies that live in your garden are usually not poisonous, so you don’t have to worry about your pet. If they knew there was something dangerous about the butterfly, an animal instinct of self-preservation would tell them to stay away. Yet, on the rare occasion when your good boi or gal is scared of a small butterfly, don’t force them into an interaction. If they prefer to be friends with the mailman, then so be it. 

Below you will find a collection of the cutest photos of when a doggo or a kitty met a butterfly. If you have photos of your pet with a butterfly, share them with us.   

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Get You Someone Who Looks At You The Same Way Mochi Looks At Butterflies

French buldog looking at butterfly curiously

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#4

Butterflies On Nose Means Eternal Happiness For All Who See It

White dog with butterfly on his face

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#6

A Butterfly Landed On Cymber And She Didn't Know What To Do. I Love Her!

Dog with butterfly on his head

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#16

Today Casper Tried To Catch A Butterfly. I Think He Looks Like A Bit Of A Butterfly Sorcerer Here

A cat trying to catch a butterfly

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#18

Bungie’s First Time Encounter Monarch Butterfly. So Gentle And Sweet

Dog playing with a butterfly

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#20

Color Coordination

Dog with a butterfly on his face

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#21

He Found A Butterfly Friend

Dog looking at butterfly

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#23

Nova’s New Friend

Dog looking at a butterfly

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Raelene Christie
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nova is so gorgeous ! Why are people so afraid of all pitbulls, it's how you train and treat a dog that causes problems. With love and care all dogs are your best friend!

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#25

My Girlfriend's Newly Adopted Cat Looking At A Butterfly

Cat trying to catch a butterfly

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#28

My Wife Thought That This Was Just A Picture Of A Butterfly Visiting One Of Our Butterfly Bushes

Cat looking at butterfly

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#31

Flutterfly Parking On My Boop

Dog with a butterfly on his face

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#32

A Very Serious Face, With A Very Serious Butterfly On Its Head

A dog with a butterfly on his head

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#37

Naruto Went Outside And Immediately Made Friends With A Butterfly

Cat with butterfly on the grass

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#39

“Gently Lick The Butterfly That Sits On My Nose” - Good Boi Gryff

Dog with a butterfly on his nose

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#40

My Mom Caught This Thing That Smells Really Funny And Tickled My Nose When It Flew Away. I Think She Called It A Butterfly

Dog meets a butterfly

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#41

Dalmatian Dog & Butterfly

Dog with a butterfly on his nose

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#44

Kisu Chases Butterfly

A cat chasing a butterfly

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kitten levels tokyo
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

*All the other animals on this list peacefully coexisting with butterflies* KISU KILL FLAPPY THINGY!

#45

Simply Beautiful. Simply Butterfly

A cat looking at a butterfly through the window

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#47

Bun Meets Butterfly

Bun looking at a butterfly

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#48

Kitten Watching A Butterfly

A cat looking at butterfly through the window

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#49

Two Sides Of One Doggy

Photo of the dog and a butterfly

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#50

Discovered A New Kind Of Creature

Dog playing with a butterfly

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#52

Animal Friends

Dog trying to smell a butterfly

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#54

We Found Another Beautiful Butterfly In Our Garden

Two dogs looking at butterfly

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#56

Bella Saying Hi To A Butterfly

Dog with a butterfly on his nose

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#58

Where Are You Butterfly?

Dog with a butterfly on his head and nose

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#59

Happiness Is Making Friends With A Marvelous Monarch Butterfly

Dog looking at butterfly

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#60

Jasper Caught A Butterfly On His Walk. Ken And Dumbo Are Curious Of It

Cat smelling a butterfly

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Gourdeous
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Your cat is gorgeous. He looks a little dorky and has lovely colouring

#61

Arrow & Wilbur Hanging Out

Dog with a butterfly on his head

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#63

First Time Playing With A Butterfly

Dog looking at a butterfly

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#64

Lotta Found A Butterfly

Dog looking at a butterfly on the window

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Finally a butterfly type that I recognise (in the UK here - am jealous of the wealth of species on here from elsewhere!)

#65

That Look

Dog looking at a btterfly in the yard

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#66

May Dogs And Butterfliy Keep You Company Today

Dog with a butterfly on his head

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#68

Samson Is Confused By First Butterfly

Dog looking at a butterfly

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#69

Atticus Made A New Friend Today

Photo of the dog and butterfly

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#71

Releasing Butterflies

Dog with a butterfly on his head

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#72

Sabine Heard It Was International Dog Day So She Wanted To Show You This Butterfly She Tried To Befriend And Then Eat

Dog playing with a butterfly

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#73

Made A New Friend Today

Dog sniffing a butterfly

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#74

Pitpuppy And Butterfly

Dog sniffing a butterfly

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#75

Little Hat

Dog with a butterfly on his head

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#77

Playing Outside Today

Dog with a butterfly on his nose

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#78

I Think I Have A Very Good Reason To Be Looking Where I’m Looking

Dog looking at a butterfly

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#80

Cat And A Butterfly

Cat with a butterfly on her nose

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#81

Sunday Mornings Are For Strolling In The Gardens And Butterfly Watching

Cat looking at butterfly

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#84

Otto Meets A Butterfly. He Followed Them Around The Yard

Dog playing with a butterlfly

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#85

Had To Take Off My Mask And Enjoy The Simple Things

Dog playing with a butterfly

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#86

Hello, Small Orange Friend

Dog sniffing a butterfly

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kitten levels tokyo
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The dog looks like he just realized that is the butterfly that killed his father all those years ago.

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Life's One Happy Game

Dog playing with a butterfly

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kitten levels tokyo
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This dog looks like it’s human put it’s head in the clothes dryer and shrunk it.

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Checking Out Some Butterflies

Dog looking at a butterfly

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#90

Trying So Hard To Catch A Butterfly

Dog catching a butterfly

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#91

They Decided To Coexist

Dog catching a butterfly

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kitten levels tokyo
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

King Kong on Empire State Building. King Kong with Faye Wray clutched in his paw.

#92

Are You A Meeeowse?

Cat chasing a butterfly

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#93

Butterfly Represents A Lifetime Of Memories And Glimmer Of Hope

Dog looking at a butterfly

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#95

May Your Day Be As Magical As A Butterfly Landing On A Bunny

Bunny with a butterfly on his head

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#96

They Tickles My Nose

Dog looking at a butterfly

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#97

I Don't Think It Can Get Better Than A Cat And A Butterfly On A Summer Afternoon

Photo of the cat and butterfly

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#98

Fren? Roux Met A Butterfly This Afternoon

Dog looking at a butterfly

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#100

A Little Fren

Dog sniffing a butterfly

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#104

Coda And Butterfly

Dog sniffing a butterfly

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#105

Saying Hello To My Butterfly Fren With My Nowse

Dog sniffing a butterfly

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#106

The Day We Met A New Friend

Photo of the dog and a butterfly

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#107

Making-Friends Monday