Lovingly called ‘teefies,’ cat teeth are these feline pearly whites (though often not that white at all) made for biting, gnawing and chomping, and… getting their pictures taken! In fact, there’s such a huge fascination with ‘teefies’ on the internet that cat owners have a specially designated place to celebrate them.

And thanks to the r/Teefies subreddit, we have some of the cutest feline grins that will make you smile real wide. From baby corns and rice grains to vampire smiles, these cats are winning the derpness game big time.

So scroll down, upvote your favorite images and be sure to check out our previous post on cat owners who got fascinated by their ‘teefies.’

#1

Hi There

Hi There

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

NOSE!!!

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#2

Samwise’s Teefies

Samwise’s Teefies

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FashionablePigeon (Say hi!)
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3 weeks ago

*proud dad moment in the backround*

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#3

Cheese!

Cheese!

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

Those whiskers are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!

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“People are fascinated with cat teeth because it’s not normal to see them often,” Molly DeVoss, a certified feline training and behavior specialist who runs Cat Behavior Solutions agency, told Bored Panda. “People smile and take pride in their teeth but cats’ teeth are functional versus ‘ornamental,’” she added.

It turns out that cats are born without their ‘teefies’ and kittens’ teeth start erupting at 2-3 weeks of age. Molly said that they have 26 “baby teeth” (deciduous teeth) and 30 permanent teeth, which come in at about three months of age.

#4

My Neighbour’s Cat Came To Show Us His Toof

My Neighbour’s Cat Came To Show Us His Toof

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Anna McHugh
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2 weeks ago

Oh gawd...nuffin's as cute as a snaggly toofed puss!

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#5

I Think I Should Return This Blanket. It’s Got Teefies

I Think I Should Return This Blanket. It’s Got Teefies

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

The cutest and most badass blanket of all time!

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#6

Day Three With This Little Chicken Nugget And I Think It’s Safe To Say He’s A Happy Boy

Day Three With This Little Chicken Nugget And I Think It’s Safe To Say He’s A Happy Boy

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3 weeks ago

I'm gonna shteal hold on-

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Molly explained that the teeth we see in cats most are the two canines, which look like vampire fangs to us. “These teeth are for puncturing the skin of prey and ripping meat from the bones. The tiny row of teeth between the canines are incisors. They don’t play much of a role in hunting, but they are good for grooming and picking things out of their coat,” she explained.

#7

Teefies Galore

Teefies Galore

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FashionablePigeon (Say hi!)
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3 weeks ago

Awww they look like those gummy teeth from basically EVERYONES childhoods!

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#8

Mid Yawn Teefies Looking Devilish

Mid Yawn Teefies Looking Devilish

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FashionablePigeon (Say hi!)
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3 weeks ago

Looking like me in the mornings in the mirror convinced I was the hottest thing cos who doesn't like a jus woke up look?

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#9

Waking Up

Waking Up

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

First I chuckled at the paw, then I gasped at that adorable face. How have you managed to not become just a big pool of melted goo?

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Meanwhile, “The molars and premolars are for grinding, but because a cat can’t move its mouth from side to side, they don’t really chew food like we do.” Molly added that cats’ teeth are not flat like ours; they have a “crowned” shape, which is common in carnivores.

#10

Sometimes All We Need Is Some Teefies Pics

Sometimes All We Need Is Some Teefies Pics

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RCK
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2 weeks ago

Porn.

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#11

Was Told I Should Share My Boy Here

Was Told I Should Share My Boy Here

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

And he’s so happy you listened!

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#12

Look At My Teefies! Cat Shark Or Cat Snake?

Look At My Teefies! Cat Shark Or Cat Snake?

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kay
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3 weeks ago

Cat snake

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However, even if cats have very different-looking teeth than humans, it doesn’t mean they don’t get diseased. Molly explained that “cats don’t get cavities but they do develop gum disease, infections, and cancer. Sometimes you will also see tooth resorption in cats.”

For this reason, feline dental health is vitally important. “Cats hide pain so it’s very difficult to tell when they are having dental issues. Some signs your cat is having dental issues are: suddenly finicky about their food, excessive drooling, redness where the tooth meets the gum, and bad breath.”

#13

Vampire Kitten!

Vampire Kitten!

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Vernice Aure
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2 weeks ago

"Yeah... you wanna make somthin' out it?! "

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#14

This Is Vana Gogh, A 3 Month Old Kitten Currently Looking For A Home At The Animal Rescue I Work For. Due To Some Injuries, She Has Permanent Teefies Showing And Only One Ear

This Is Vana Gogh, A 3 Month Old Kitten Currently Looking For A Home At The Animal Rescue I Work For. Due To Some Injuries, She Has Permanent Teefies Showing And Only One Ear

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Antonia
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2 weeks ago

I live in the Netherlands and would love to adopt her ...

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#15

Does My Sneezing Cat Count?

Does My Sneezing Cat Count?

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Sue Hazlewood
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3 weeks ago

That's a great sneezing face

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In order to make sure their ‘teefies’ are healthy and camera-ready, annual veterinarian check-ups are very important. “Make sure your vet is examining your cat's teeth during this visit,” Molly said and added that other hygiene maintenance includes “daily brushing, or simply using an enzymatic toothpaste rubbed on your cat’s teeth, will protect your cat’s teeth.”

#16

River Is Very Upset About Her "Meager" Portion For Breakfast And She Wants Everyone To Know

River Is Very Upset About Her "Meager" Portion For Breakfast And She Wants Everyone To Know

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FashionablePigeon (Say hi!)
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3 weeks ago

Mother you hath forsaken me...

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#17

Eat Leaves?

Eat Leaves?

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Otter
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3 weeks ago

I had a cat that would eat anything a human would eat, including salad. Really eat it, not just bite it for the crunch.

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#18

Mr. Roussel And His Napping Teefies

Mr. Roussel And His Napping Teefies

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

Vampire mode now activated!

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Moreover, “If your cat won’t allow you to brush their teeth, there are products available that you can add to their water or food, dental chews, and you can also give them a raw bone to chew on,” she added. And speaking of those cats who have their teeth removed, Molly assured that they will still be able to eat. “You may have to adjust the diet to softer foods,” the feline behaviorist concluded.

#19

Teefies

Teefies

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

What I love is the confused/consterned face they live in...

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#20

Meybey She Born With It Or Meybey It’s Teefies

Meybey She Born With It Or Meybey It’s Teefies

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Helen Haley
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2 weeks ago

When you stare into the void, the void stares back. Beware the teeth of doom.

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#21

Don't Worry, He Only Bites Sometimes

Don't Worry, He Only Bites Sometimes

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

“I vant to drink your blood!”

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#22

Smol Teef

Smol Teef

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Raven Hart
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2 weeks ago

That's my face when I hear my favorite song on the radio

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#23

My Batcat

My Batcat

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

The orange eyes are gorgeous!

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#24

Leafies

Leafies

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Kathryn Baylis
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2 weeks ago

Leafies teefies!

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#25

My Own Personal Vamp-Kitty

My Own Personal Vamp-Kitty

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Helen Haley
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3 weeks ago

Count Catula

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#26

(Actually The Softest Lil Mouth Tho)

(Actually The Softest Lil Mouth Tho)

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

I love the bicolored nose!

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#27

He Thleep

He Thleep

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

There Will Be Drool!

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#28

Post Yawn Teefies

Post Yawn Teefies

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Brîndușa
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3 weeks ago

Before coffee.Right out of bed.

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#29

I Understand That This Dude Might Belong Here

I Understand That This Dude Might Belong Here

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

Doof!

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#30

This Is Timon. He Might Be A Termite. Hope He's Still Allowed Here.. 'Cause Look At That Teefies! So Neatly Pointy!

This Is Timon. He Might Be A Termite. Hope He's Still Allowed Here.. 'Cause Look At That Teefies! So Neatly Pointy!

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

Is Timon deaf? I ask because I have a dim memory of reading something somewhere that male all-white cats tend to be deaf.

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#31

Baby Bengal Teefies!

Baby Bengal Teefies!

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

King of the Jungle!

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#32

My Girl Yoshi Flashing A Smile!

My Girl Yoshi Flashing A Smile!

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

I love how pink her ears are!

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#33

This Is Rexie Cat, Not Mine But I Still Thought I Would Post Here

This Is Rexie Cat, Not Mine But I Still Thought I Would Post Here

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Antonia
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2 weeks ago

goofball .. haha

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#34

Four Months Later But Nothing’s Changed

Four Months Later But Nothing’s Changed

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤

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#35

Teeth Gaps Are Beautiful

Teeth Gaps Are Beautiful

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Kathryn Baylis
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2 weeks ago

Oooohh! A gap-tooth kitty!

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#36

Why Do We Even Buy Cat Beds?

Why Do We Even Buy Cat Beds?

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Ellen Ranks
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2 weeks ago

Never mind the sink, look at those crossed eyes :-D

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#37

Was Told You Guys Would Like This. Here’s Little Echo... Yes He Is Playing In A Paper Bag

Was Told You Guys Would Like This. Here’s Little Echo... Yes He Is Playing In A Paper Bag

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

Check out the size of those ears...he’s gonna be a big ‘un!

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#38

Snuggle Teefies

Snuggle Teefies

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Tee Witt
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2 weeks ago

Visit to the vets?

#39

I Was Told, Very Loudly, To Post Zipper Here. Torties Are Known To Be Talkers, And Zipper Is No Exception!

I Was Told, Very Loudly, To Post Zipper Here. Torties Are Known To Be Talkers, And Zipper Is No Exception!

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

She sure is a cutie!

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#40

My Girl Was Never Photogenic

My Girl Was Never Photogenic

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

Au contraire!

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#41

Protecting His Domain, Or Eating It?

Protecting His Domain, Or Eating It?

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

I had a cat who did that...I had to keep him supplied with cardboard or he’d graduate to my furniture!

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#42

Gene Simmons Teefies

Gene Simmons Teefies

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Vicky Z
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2 weeks ago

When your joke is not so good but your best friend always laughs

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#43

Meonji And Her Teef Leaf

Meonji And Her Teef Leaf

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Becklass
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2 weeks ago

I shall kill this green leafy beast!

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#44

Shared A Vampire Kitty Yesterday And She Was So Popular I Gotta Share Her Sister!

Shared A Vampire Kitty Yesterday And She Was So Popular I Gotta Share Her Sister!

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

I’ve never seen a cat whose teeth reflect on her lower lip!

#45

A Rare Teefie-Tree!

A Rare Teefie-Tree!

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

Tree Teefies!

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#46

A Very Happy Kitty!

A Very Happy Kitty!

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Kathryn Baylis
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2 weeks ago

Contentedly dozing.

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#47

Was Told To Post My Battle Cat Here

Was Told To Post My Battle Cat Here

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

Sweet baby with mighty long whiskers

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#48

Diet?! What Do You Mean Diet?!

Diet?! What Do You Mean Diet?!

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

What a beauty!

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#49

Percy's Face When He Heard About This Subreddit

Percy's Face When He Heard About This Subreddit

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

His eyes almost match his coat!

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#50

Upside Down Teefers!

Upside Down Teefers!

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Mary Rose Kent
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2 weeks ago

I had a grandmother who slept like that...only she didn’t have any teeth!

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