We all know that our pets love us. They snuggle up to us when we’re cold. They cheer us up when we’re feeling down. And the looks that they sometimes give us can make our hearts melt—sometimes it seems like they’re looking straight into our souls.

Get ready to ‘aww’ and smile a whole lot because Bored Panda has collected some of the cutest and cuddliest photos of pets admiring their hoomans. You can literally see how much love they have inside of them by looking into their eyes. Be sure to share this list with anyone who needs cheering up and remember to upvote your fave photos. We’d also love to hear about how much your pets admire you, dear Pandas!

A lot of people like to discuss whether cats or dogs love their owners more because felines have a reputation for being aloof and independent. The truth is, neither cattos nor doggos love their owners any less because of what type of animals they are. Scroll down for Bored Panda's interview about bonding between cats and their owners with Dr. Kristyn Vitale from the Human-Animal Interaction Lab at Oregon State University.

#1

My Sister And Brother-In-Law Just Rescued A Kitten. Look At How Happy He Is! Enough Love To Make A Kitten Smile

My Sister And Brother-In-Law Just Rescued A Kitten. Look At How Happy He Is! Enough Love To Make A Kitten Smile

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Kika González
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1 month ago

🥰

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#2

We Brought Charlie Home A Month Ago Now And I Can't Get Over That Look Of Pure Love In His Eyes

We Brought Charlie Home A Month Ago Now And I Can't Get Over That Look Of Pure Love In His Eyes

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Lyop
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1 month ago

That smile. That look.

Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

You must be pretty special to warrant that kind of live.

Serianna French
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1 month ago (edited)

This one is my favorite!!!! That dog is sooooooo cute!!!

K. Kerry Kozak
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1 month ago

I just wooove you.........

Madonna Rose
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1 month ago

You both are awesome!

Linda HS
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1 month ago

Safe house☺️

William Ruel-Lee
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3 weeks ago

If

Pompilius
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3 weeks ago

OMG!! I *need* that very spot, too...

Christina Uhlir
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1 month ago

'If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man." - Mark Twain (1835 - 1910) American writer

sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Incredible, easy to see, deep love, it seems that dogs, have such facial expressions, you could never miss ,that intense look of love, kittens have less, facial expressions !!!

Sue Clifford
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1 month ago

Pure unadulterated love.

Pie Friendly
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1 month ago

It IS love!

Starlee87
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1 month ago

I love that face

Linda Brown
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1 month ago

Such a sweet pup, and lovely smile ❤

Teresa Groth
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1 month ago

He loves his Mommy!

Jo B. Ventura Gurule
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1 month ago

Adorable!

O Jackson
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1 month ago

I can't either.

Faith Nicole
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1 month ago

Doggo is so thankful to have a loving home ♡

Lisa Pockat Bork
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1 month ago

Awwwww, that's love <3

CincyReds
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1 month ago

Precious

Shellia Ventura
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1 month ago

He is so in love with her!

Jo Jo Timmons
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1 month ago

Oh oh oh oh oh oh you just take a deep breath in and you can feel all the love from his face

Judy Rofe
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1 month ago

There's a word humans often take for granted; yet dogs never do. Gratitude.

Kikka io
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1 month ago

and this mile, is a gratefull smile.

Vicki Wizard
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1 month ago

I have no words ...just sublime.

Amanda Hunter
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1 month ago

Dogs love unconditionally.

Sharon Frank
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1 month ago

"Tellz me again how you found me" . . . .

Amy Pontious
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1 month ago

Such a cutie pie!

Lisa Chambers
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1 month ago

awww

Laura Johnston
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1 month ago

And that love will never waver!

OTTER
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1 month ago

That’s honest to goodness love!’

Kimberley Thomas
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1 month ago

I love it when pets smile. I feel it's a slight notion to those that say animals don't have feelings.

Elaine Mattingly
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1 month ago

Please keep me, I wont bark or bite and I'll bury my poop.

Kris “ADHD_Carrier” Dudoich
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1 month ago

That is pure happiness.

borasa 1
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1 month ago

oh, that's so cute!

Dizzyaudiohh
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1 month ago

So precious!

JLaw
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1 month ago

"I lubs you." ❤❤❤❤

Suzanne Clark
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1 month ago

He's found his happy place.

Geoffrey Holland
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1 month ago

I'd have the same look... 😛

szatan667
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1 month ago

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That boobie :)

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#3

We Don’t Deserve Dogs

We Don’t Deserve Dogs

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Ms Cheryl CAIN
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1 month ago

Nothing and nobody - not even your mum - can love you like your dog does.

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"Our research has demonstrated that pet cats can form stable, affectional attachment bonds with their owners. The majority of cats have the capacity to use their owner as a source of comfort and security, especially when faced with stressful or unfamiliar situations. Our research has also shown that cats can be very social toward their owners, especially when their owner pays attention to them," Dr. Vitale from the OSU Human-Animal Interaction Lab explained to Bored Panda.

According to her, there's still a lot that we don't know about cat-human bonds. "Kittens aged 3-8 months and adult cats display secure bonds with their owners. However we don't yet know how long it usually takes for cats to forms bonds with their owners," she said.

"We do know that at least in kittens, these bonds do not easily change. When we followed up with kittens, 81% of them displayed the same attachment type as they had previously (either secure or insecure). If a kitten was secure the first testing session, they were likely to be secure upon follow-up. Although we don't know how long these bonds take to form, they seem to be relatively stable once established," Dr. Vitale added.

#4

This Man Lovingly Gazing At His Cat While On The Bus

This Man Lovingly Gazing At His Cat While On The Bus

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

That's his baby.

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#5

My Husband Couldn't Have Pets Growing Up. When We Bought Our First House I Got Him A Little Surprise

My Husband Couldn't Have Pets Growing Up. When We Bought Our First House I Got Him A Little Surprise

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pei meow
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1 month ago

Okay, that is SOO CUTE!

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#6

Just Adopted This Dude. His Name Is Tucker And He Is Good Boye

Just Adopted This Dude. His Name Is Tucker And He Is Good Boye

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Kika González
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1 month ago

🥰 thank you for adopting

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She stressed that the best way to maintain a secure bond with your pet is to be receptive to it. Especially during stressful situations. "In humans, we know that attachment bonds can be impacted by how the caretaker handles negative experiences. So if you know that a stressful event is going to occur, such as if you are moving or taking the cat to the veterinarian, it is particularly important to remain calm and provide positive attention to your cat. This can help the cat continue to see you as a source of comfort and security."

Bored Panda also previously spoke to Dr. Vitale about her study about how cats can form secure bonds with their owners a lot like dogs and even human children. Vitale and her colleagues found that 65 percent of kittens were securely bonded to their owners.

A secure bond means that when a kitten’s owner returns to them, the cat will pay attention to them and explore its surroundings. On the flip side, an insecure bond means that the kitten is stressed-out, avoids its owner, and shows that it’s anxious through its body language.

#7

The Way My Dog Looks At My Dad

The Way My Dog Looks At My Dad

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CherylTunt
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1 month ago

Wish my husband looked at me like that

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#8

Sometimes I Catch Her Just Staring And Smiling At Me. She’s My Precious Love

Sometimes I Catch Her Just Staring And Smiling At Me. She’s My Precious Love

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Rissie
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1 month ago

She sure is!

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#9

My Brother Took Our Cat To Prom. Just Take A Look At How The Cat Stares At Him

My Brother Took Our Cat To Prom. Just Take A Look At How The Cat Stares At Him

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MsM
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1 month ago

The purrfect couple!

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“There has been relatively little research into the cat-human bond, especially when we compare it to the number of research studies with dogs and humans,” Vitale said about her study. “So our motivation was to bring more knowledge to this field of study.”

She said that the “attachment bond” that cats display toward their owners is “very similar” to the bond that dogs share with their owners. “And even the bond human infants display toward their caretakers,” she added.

“All three species display the same distinct patterns of attachment behavior. The majority of individuals in all species are securely attached to their caregiver, meaning they use their caregiver as a source of comfort and security in an unfamiliar situation.”

#10

Just Rescued My Baby Girl From Being Put Down A Month Ago. Most Loving Dog I’ve Ever Known

Just Rescued My Baby Girl From Being Put Down A Month Ago. Most Loving Dog I’ve Ever Known

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Francis
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1 month ago

thank you for saving her life!

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#11

She Wanted Me To Stop Working

She Wanted Me To Stop Working

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Charlotte A.
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1 month ago

what a beautiful colour! Not quite grey, not quite white :)

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#12

The Face She Makes When My Husband Holds Her

The Face She Makes When My Husband Holds Her

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

The expression on the cat's face is priceless! She is in heaven and she's adorable!

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#13

Zoey Doesn't Understand Social Distancing

Zoey Doesn't Understand Social Distancing

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

We all need to be touched.

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#14

He Was Purring The Entire Ride Home

He Was Purring The Entire Ride Home

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

They just know. Pretty amazing, but they do.

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#15

Woke Up Today To Her Just Staring Me Down Purring

Woke Up Today To Her Just Staring Me Down Purring

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Rissie
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1 month ago

Someone wants attention :) Please provide ASAP!

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#16

An Old Lady And Her Cat. Just Can't Stop Looking At The Cat's Expression

An Old Lady And Her Cat. Just Can't Stop Looking At The Cat's Expression

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

The lady is er kitty's everything. And vice versa.

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#17

My Dad And My Kitty Honey Adoring Each Other

My Dad And My Kitty Honey Adoring Each Other

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

Beautiful.

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#18

My Cat Never Leaves My Side. Someone Gave Me A Hoodie With A "Cat Pouch" As A Gag Gift. She Rides Around In It Staring At My Face

My Cat Never Leaves My Side. Someone Gave Me A Hoodie With A "Cat Pouch" As A Gag Gift. She Rides Around In It Staring At My Face

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Lyop
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1 month ago

Purrfect gift, i'd say.

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#19

I Had A Fairly Rough Day At Work Today. When I Finished, This Sweet Girl Wouldn't Leave My Side. As Soon As I Laid Down, She Jumped Up And Hugged Me

I Had A Fairly Rough Day At Work Today. When I Finished, This Sweet Girl Wouldn't Leave My Side. As Soon As I Laid Down, She Jumped Up And Hugged Me

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Rissie
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1 month ago

Dogs know :)

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#20

Me And My New Baby Tarzan

Me And My New Baby Tarzan

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Rissie
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1 month ago

Yup, found you! You're mine now!

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#21

We Just Adopted Bella And She Really Likes My Fiancé

We Just Adopted Bella And She Really Likes My Fiancé

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Lois Arrowood
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1 month ago

Sorry buddy but Bella has chosen her favorite human.

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#22

Meet Harper. She Likes To Lay On My Chest And Just Stare At Me Like This

Meet Harper. She Likes To Lay On My Chest And Just Stare At Me Like This

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MsM
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1 month ago

Hahaha great shot!

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#23

The Ride Home

The Ride Home

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MsM
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1 month ago

OH my goodness, how adorable!!!

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#24

Cleocatra 'Mirin Her Papa

Cleocatra 'Mirin Her Papa

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Francis
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1 month ago

upvote just for the cats name!! *__*

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#25

I Tried To Take A Funny Picture Of Her Chicken Wing Loaf But She Looked At Me And I Got The Sweetest Photo

I Tried To Take A Funny Picture Of Her Chicken Wing Loaf But She Looked At Me And I Got The Sweetest Photo

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Francis
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1 month ago

very cute chicken wing cat loaf!

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#26

The Way My Girl Looks At Me

The Way My Girl Looks At Me

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the redqueen
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1 month ago

I can't take it anymore. Too much puppy cuteness. I am done for!

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#27

A Man And His Kittens

A Man And His Kittens

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MsM
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1 month ago

Who is this Man And His Kittens? We need to know!

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#28

Our Wedding Was Canceled, We Are Worried About Our Family Members' Health. But At Least We Have Our First Family Member

Our Wedding Was Canceled, We Are Worried About Our Family Members' Health. But At Least We Have Our First Family Member

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

You have the right perspective.

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#29

Get Yourself Someone That Looks At You The Way My Cat Looks At My Husband

Get Yourself Someone That Looks At You The Way My Cat Looks At My Husband

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MsM
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1 month ago

What a beautiful coat!

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#30

His Name Is Chief

His Name Is Chief

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MsM
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1 month ago

Look at those paws! I think Chief is going to grow up to be a big fella.

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#31

My Best Bud, Indy

My Best Bud, Indy

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

You must have done a lot to have earned such love.

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#32

Sadie Baby. Our First Foster Puppy. Look At Those Puppy Eyes

Sadie Baby. Our First Foster Puppy. Look At Those Puppy Eyes

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the redqueen
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1 month ago

Nooooo....not the eyes! Don't look, don't look, I won't look, don't lo......Yes, sweet puppy, anything you want is yours...here, take my bed, I don't need it, yes, I will spend hours giving you scritches, here-you can has my peanut butter, let's go buy out Pet Smart, it's all yours......

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#33

Someone's Happy I'm Home Every Day

Someone's Happy I'm Home Every Day

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MsM
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1 month ago

A pit bull and a tattooed man. HoW sCaRy !!! ;-)

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#34

Woke Up And This Was The View Two Inches From My Face

Woke Up And This Was The View Two Inches From My Face

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

You must pay extra for such a great view.

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#35

Mitus Loving Grandma. He Is So Gentle With Her But Crazy Hyper With Anyone Else

Mitus Loving Grandma. He Is So Gentle With Her But Crazy Hyper With Anyone Else

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MsM
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1 month ago

Awww look at his cute polo shirt!

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#36

The Way She Looks At Me

The Way She Looks At Me

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago (edited)

She makes you want to be a better man. Even though she already knows you're the best. And by the way, she's gorgeous.

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#37

I'm Just Third Wheeling My Boyfriend And Darlene As Usual

I'm Just Third Wheeling My Boyfriend And Darlene As Usual

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Dorothy Parker
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1 month ago

Nothing better than a partner who is kind to animals.

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#38

Get You A Man Who Looks At You The Way This Chonker Looks At My Dad

Get You A Man Who Looks At You The Way This Chonker Looks At My Dad

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Aski Markup
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1 month ago

Awwww♥️♥️♥️

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#39

Simon, My Very Best Boy

Simon, My Very Best Boy

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 month ago

Which one is saying that? Could be either one.

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#40

Maybe I'm Being Paranoid But I Think She's Flirting With My Boyfriend

Maybe I'm Being Paranoid But I Think She's Flirting With My Boyfriend

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Francis
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1 month ago

you lost! it's her man now! i am sorry

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