There are units, and then there are absolute units. If the latter doesn’t ring a bell, it may be because the odd-sounding term comes from internet culture, where people use it to refer to a large, round animal or object.

It’s a descriptive meme in the family of “smol bean” or “beautiful cinnamon roll,” and you can totally feel somewhat of an affectionate feel about it.

But in order to get to the essence of what being an absolute unit entails, one has to see a real example of it. So Bored Panda has compiled a list full of the absolutest of the units for you to feast on right below, and make sure you check out part 1 right here.

#1

Big Boi

Big Boi

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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3 months ago

Upvote for the reply.

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#2

This Baobab Tree Is Said To Be 6000 Years Old

This Baobab Tree Is Said To Be 6000 Years Old

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Berry Budgie
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3 months ago

Nature is beautiful🥰

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#3

An Absolute Unit Of A Gray Percheron. This Is The Same Horse 5 Years Apart. They Transition From A Black Coat To A Gray Coat As They Grow Older

An Absolute Unit Of A Gray Percheron. This Is The Same Horse 5 Years Apart. They Transition From A Black Coat To A Gray Coat As They Grow Older

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Rainbow Panda
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3 months ago

That’s amazing! 🐴

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The first “absolute unit” meme was born on December 13, 2017, when a Twitter user named @mrreptoid wrote, “In awe at the size of this lad. Absolute unit,” with regards to a photo of British hotelier David Morgan-Hewitt standing next to the Queen of England. Mr. Morgan-Hewitt is a very large lad, indeed.

But it really took off in 2018, with the Museum of English Rural Life tweeting a photograph of ram with a caption “Look at this absolute unit.” Adam Koszary, the museum’s manager who wrote the tweet, amassed 98k likes and more than 27k retweets in the next couple of days.

#4

Monster Maine Coon

Monster Maine Coon

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Vero
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3 months ago

he is so majestic

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#5

An Absolute Tank

An Absolute Tank

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Serial pacifist
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3 months ago

What a beauty

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#6

Absolute Unit

Absolute Unit

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chi-wei shen
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3 months ago

Even a big dog sometimes needs a teddy bear to cuddle.

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An “absolute unit'' is a term that implies a general idea that something or someone is comically oversize. And it can be applied to virtually anything, from objects to animals, to even humans and fashion. Speaking of fashion, much of the oversized trend of the past five years has to do with the image that can be called “absolute unit.” From dad’s sneakers to gigantic jackets, they look both funny, out of proportion, yet somewhat progressive and unmistakably fashionable.

#7

Absolute Units Of Garlic Cloves

Absolute Units Of Garlic Cloves

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Adam C
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3 months ago (edited)

Those will kill vampire 100 feets away.

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#8

Can Tails Be Units? Because Oh My God!

Can Tails Be Units? Because Oh My God!

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Berry Budgie
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3 months ago

Floofy

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#9

Baa Baa Motherf*©ke®s

Baa Baa Motherf*©ke®s

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chi-wei shen
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3 months ago

It looks like it wants to eat a wolf.

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#10

Wowza

Wowza

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Mu B
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3 months ago

Lap dog.

Raven Sheridan
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3 months ago

Yeah, except you sit in its lap!

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

"So, I said to Marge..."

meowy kit
Community Member
3 months ago

Cannot believe she would say that to Barbara!

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M K Z
Community Member
3 months ago

“And so I just wandered the dog park for what seemed like a lifetime, but in the end…that stick was only a symbol of my own shortcomings…so Anna tell me about you…”

A Nerd For Thought
Community Member
3 months ago

that dog pets you

Raven Sheridan
Community Member
3 months ago

In Soviet Russia?

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CLG
Community Member
3 months ago

he reflec

Ingela Axelsson
Community Member
3 months ago

There's a BIG Dog....

Tara Brooks
Community Member
3 months ago

She’s like, “nice doggie”

Ansley Byrd
Community Member
3 months ago

"omg girl, did you hear about cheryl's daughter?"

Mark Berry
Community Member
3 months ago

Janice, I've been doing some serious thinking...

TexasWoman
Community Member
3 months ago

If it's a girl, that's what you call a big bitch! Lol

Farid Red
Community Member
3 months ago

With that white face, ill s**t my pants if i saw him walking in dark

Theo G
Community Member
3 months ago

He's sitting like the human

⭐Onyx (they/them)⭐
Community Member
3 months ago

Good boi

DogPerson7
Community Member
3 months ago

Woah. Forget the story of the donkey and the lap dog, how bout the lap dog and the donkey?

WaitingtokissGregDavis
Community Member
3 months ago

What a lovely looking doggo. Looks like he would love cuddles.

𝕁𝕖𝕟𝕟𝕪𝔹𝕖𝕖
Community Member
3 months ago

It hurts when my dog hits me with his tail. I cannot imagine what this feels like

Lyn Moffett
Community Member
3 months ago

Get off ma bed hooman

Mary Faucette
Community Member
3 months ago

Certainly this dog should not be on the furniture

heather sturrock
Community Member
3 months ago

Size of this dog I recon he sits wherever he wants

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago

Bootiful doggo

3ke
Community Member
1 month ago

I love Great Danes!

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
2 months ago

All I can think of is, the BIG poops in the yard . . .

victoria <3
Community Member
3 months ago

miss o`leary , is that u?

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
3 months ago

Puppy...

Candace Alagappan
Community Member
3 months ago

AWWWW ^^ __

Christopher Reed
Community Member
3 months ago

biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig boi

Lynn Morello
Community Member
3 months ago

Ah Sayd SIT

Roshan Kassan
Community Member
3 months ago

Hunny, i think we need a larger couch...

Shellia Ventura
Community Member
3 months ago

I wonder how much that dog weights and it's height.

Marie deHeryng
Community Member
3 months ago

He looks so thoughtful.🤔💞💞💞💞💞

23AClark
Community Member
3 months ago

Hi baby 😘❤❤❤

Mark Serbian, PK&RG,W
Community Member
3 months ago

What a sweetie!

Diana K
Community Member
3 months ago

When he wants to play, you better play!

Martha Higgins
Community Member
3 months ago

WOW!

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
3 months ago

what a cutie face

Alex Hamilton
Community Member
3 months ago

Booofull

Jill Tremblay
Community Member
3 months ago

OMG What a cutie !

ᏇᎯᎶ丶ℳαℒℯทα×͜×۝ঔৣ
Community Member
3 months ago

"i'm really glad i could talk to you about this"

Harley Osborne
Community Member
3 months ago

"So tell my about your childhood."

Bernardita Valdés
Community Member
3 months ago

The biggest the good boi/girl, the lappest.

zite
Community Member
3 months ago

All I can think is how big is his poo..

Paul Budhram
Community Member
3 months ago

"I am your father"

Ara Noguera
Community Member
3 months ago

I wanna hug him. How peaceful.

it's Wednesday my dudes.
Community Member
3 months ago

I have one of those! its a great dane

Thomas Sweda
Community Member
3 months ago

Would YOU tell him to get off the couch?

RustyLion Bro
Community Member
3 months ago

BARK

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
3 months ago

What a darling, she weighs more than her mum!

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#11

This Maine Coon Is An Absolute Unit!

This Maine Coon Is An Absolute Unit!

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

"I'm a wildcat, damn it!"

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#12

This Avocado

This Avocado

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
3 months ago

Avocado for four.

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#13

My Dad Used To Take Me To Feed The Buffalo Outside Of Town When I Was Little. We Called This Guy Big Daddy

My Dad Used To Take Me To Feed The Buffalo Outside Of Town When I Was Little. We Called This Guy Big Daddy

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Lindsay Ameye
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3 months ago

Gentle giant

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#14

Absolute Unit Of A Cabbage

Absolute Unit Of A Cabbage

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Mu B
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3 months ago

That would last me a lifetime.

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#15

This Cucumber Mistaken For A Watermelon

This Cucumber Mistaken For A Watermelon

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Chancey
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3 months ago

OMG I can't even imagine the disappointment when he cut into it.

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#16

Jesus Christ This Blue Whale

Jesus Christ This Blue Whale

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Rainbow Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

I sea (see) the majestic creature. 🐳

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#17

This Chonker Next To My Grandmother

This Chonker Next To My Grandmother

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Berry Budgie
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3 months ago

Is that a bear :0

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#18

This Big Boy

This Big Boy

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Andrea von Kebnekaise
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3 months ago

Molten

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#19

The Amount Of Fluff On This Dog

The Amount Of Fluff On This Dog

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
3 months ago

WOAH SOMEONE GOT A PERM

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#20

This Gargantuan Cold Boi

This Gargantuan Cold Boi

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

This snow giant is really impressive.

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#21

Bob, I Miss You. 12 Years Ago You Stole My Heart, 7 Years Ago You Passed - I Came Across You In My Old Photos, Hopefully Paying You Homage Is Allowed

Bob, I Miss You. 12 Years Ago You Stole My Heart, 7 Years Ago You Passed - I Came Across You In My Old Photos, Hopefully Paying You Homage Is Allowed

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Sista of the moon
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3 months ago

Awwwwwwww. Rest In Peace, smol baby of a pup. So so cute. ❤️❤️ Big, old dogs are the sweetest creatures on earth.

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#22

Some Big Boi Manatees Eating Sweet Potatoes

Some Big Boi Manatees Eating Sweet Potatoes

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Berry Budgie
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3 months ago

Thicc

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#23

The White House Chef Is An Absolute Unit And The Last Line Of Defence

The White House Chef Is An Absolute Unit And The Last Line Of Defence

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chi-wei shen
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3 months ago

You better do not complain about the food.

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#24

Absolute Unit Of A Peregrine Falcon

Absolute Unit Of A Peregrine Falcon

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troufaki13
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3 months ago

Every day is wings day. He shouldn't skip leg day though

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#25

The Goliath Tiger Fish

The Goliath Tiger Fish

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
3 months ago

Scary teefs!

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#26

This Eagle Has Not Missed Any Meals

This Eagle Has Not Missed Any Meals

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Lunaofthenest
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3 months ago

This fella zooms over my house each day trying to snatch my chickens.

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#27

This Absolute Unit Of Bullfrog

This Absolute Unit Of Bullfrog

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Serial pacifist
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3 months ago

I swear Jenny, I'm on a diet from tomorrow.

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#28

This Doggo At 2 Years

This Doggo At 2 Years

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Aski Markup
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3 months ago

That must be part wolf?

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#29

This Fluffy Unit Of A Cat

This Fluffy Unit Of A Cat

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

This Mainecoon looks so majestic. Yep, s/he knows it.

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#30

This Unit Of An Echidna Came Into The Wildlife Sanctuary. She Got Clipped By A Car But She's Fine

This Unit Of An Echidna Came Into The Wildlife Sanctuary. She Got Clipped By A Car But She's Fine

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Lindsay Ameye
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3 months ago

How's the car?

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#31

This Absolute Unit Blocks The Way Into The Submarine

This Absolute Unit Blocks The Way Into The Submarine

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

"Go away. I just want to take a nap."

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#32

Hulk, The World's Biggest Pitbull

Hulk, The World's Biggest Pitbull

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Ben Smith
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3 months ago

Forced perspective again...

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#33

I Was Told To Share This Pic Of Mr Puddly Here

I Was Told To Share This Pic Of Mr Puddly Here

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Lunaofthenest
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3 months ago

That cats paws are legit. He could knead bread dough with those paddles!

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#34

This Weapon Of A Pony

This Weapon Of A Pony

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Lunaofthenest
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3 months ago

This pony is my childhood dream of those disproportionately chubby my little pony lads come to life!!!

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#35

Ah Lawd He 'Bout To Come Back!

Ah Lawd He 'Bout To Come Back!

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

Look at that chonky face! He's so cute.

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#36

Elvis From Australian Reptile Park Is An Absolute Unit Of A Saltwater Crocodile

Elvis From Australian Reptile Park Is An Absolute Unit Of A Saltwater Crocodile

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

Elvis is thinking: Don't you all love my teeth?

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#37

Biggest Mulberries I've Ever Seen

Biggest Mulberries I've Ever Seen

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Rainbow Panda
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3 months ago

They are indeed berry big. 🍇

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#38

I Was Told This Sub Would Appreciate This Absolute Unit Of French Macaron I Made

I Was Told This Sub Would Appreciate This Absolute Unit Of French Macaron I Made

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Jessica Shookhoff
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3 months ago

Wow! That's a gorgeous macaron!! Perfect snacking size, imo

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#39

A Wandering Albatross. Absolute Unit!

A Wandering Albatross. Absolute Unit!

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Cupcake168
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful!

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#40

This Mighty Steed

This Mighty Steed

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

Onward, my noble steed!

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#41

You're Telling Me That’s Not A Polar Bear

You're Telling Me That’s Not A Polar Bear

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Eliška Hůlková
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3 months ago

Avatar Korra called, she wants her pet back.

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#42

Got An Absolute Unit Of A Carrot In My Weekly Food Delivery Box Today!

Got An Absolute Unit Of A Carrot In My Weekly Food Delivery Box Today!

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Troux
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3 months ago

That dog looks intimidated.

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#43

Absolute Unit Of A Grolar Bear (Polar Bear/Grizzly Hybrid)

Absolute Unit Of A Grolar Bear (Polar Bear/Grizzly Hybrid)

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Cupcake168
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3 months ago

This looks really man-made.

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#44

This Breed Of Dog Is Called A Borzoi. It Has An Absolute Unit Of A Sniffer

This Breed Of Dog Is Called A Borzoi. It Has An Absolute Unit Of A Sniffer

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DC
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3 months ago

They truly have the nose to stick into ... everything.

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#45

Pumpkin Growing Contest Winner

Pumpkin Growing Contest Winner

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ume reid
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3 months ago

looks like its about to pop

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#46

Absolute Unit

Absolute Unit

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Mu B
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3 months ago

He's not happy.

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#47

In The Deep Blue Sea

In The Deep Blue Sea

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Aski Markup
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3 months ago

Wtf?! No... Just no...

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#48

T H I C C

T H I C C

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

This duck is the shape of a rotund egg. It's cute, though.

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#49

This Absolute Unit Of A Squirrel In My Back Yard

This Absolute Unit Of A Squirrel In My Back Yard

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

I think I know where it has been storing its nuts.

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#50

Easily The Largest Toilet Seat I Have Ever Encountered In My Bathroom Using Career. Just Tremendous

Easily The Largest Toilet Seat I Have Ever Encountered In My Bathroom Using Career. Just Tremendous

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Adam C
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3 months ago

Sit your fat ass down.

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