There are days when it feels like the world is going against you. You’re late for work, and the keys have just fallen into the drain hole. But day-breaking fails have been well documented in the history of humankind, and there’s a silent agreement not to talk about ‘em too much. Unless it’s the misfortune of others and in that case, you may wanna hit Bored Panda’s previous compilations herehere, and here.

But what hasn’t been chronicled that well is animals going through a rough day, and we are about to change that. You heard me right. Our beloved furry companions have vile days too and they’re just as painfully funny. Squirrels, horses, doggos, they've all had their fair share of 24 hours turned nightmare.

So get some popcorn ready 'cause you’re about to see what a bad day looks like in the animal kingdom. And trust me, just because they don't have keys to fall into a drain hole doesn't mean they have it easier.

#1

Sarah (Dog) Stole A Bite Of Stella's Food And Stella Came Running To Me In The Kitchen To Complain About It

Sarah (Dog) Stole A Bite Of Stella's Food And Stella Came Running To Me In The Kitchen To Complain About It

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I just love Stella's expression. She looks annoyed and completely indignant. For how long was she pissed off?

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#2

My Dog Ran Away, After Hours Of Looking I Came Home To This

My Dog Ran Away, After Hours Of Looking I Came Home To This

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Raine Soo
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3 weeks ago

Wow! That is a gorgeous purple cymbidium wreath! I'm glad your dog got home okay.

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#3

Oh, Ralph

Oh, Ralph

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Scagsy
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3 weeks ago

Good thinking Ralph. In an explosion or collapse the bath is often the safest place in the house.

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Bored Panda reached out to Karen Johnson, a doctor of veterinary medicine, certified canine rehabilitation practitioner, and the co-founder of VIP Vet Visit, who shared her expertise on pets dealing with stressful situations. Because apparently, it’s not only us who get our blood up to a boiling temperature from time to time.

Karen explained that every pet handles stress differently, but it’s important to notice what your particular pet does when they’re having hard times. Having said that, some pets do, in fact, cope with stress better than others.

“Dogs seem to be better equipped to handle stressful situations than cats,” the doctor explained. “Cats,” on the other hand, “very often can make themselves ill due to stress or have behavioral problems such as urinating outside the litter box.”

#4

A Memorial For The Squirrel That Ate Through A Wire That Canceled Classes For Two Days. It Was Paid For By The Undergrad Class

A Memorial For The Squirrel That Ate Through A Wire That Canceled Classes For Two Days. It Was Paid For By The Undergrad Class

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 weeks ago

"Sparky" - I laughed much too hard---

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#5

My Pitbull Always Thought He Was The Biggest Dog At The Dog Park

My Pitbull Always Thought He Was The Biggest Dog At The Dog Park

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Sue Hazlewood
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3 weeks ago

Are you sure that thing chasing him isn't a bison?

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#6

I Think A Squirrel Fell Off My Roof

I Think A Squirrel Fell Off My Roof

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MiriPanda
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3 weeks ago

When cartoons become reality.

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Often, it's people who add some fire to animals' stress levels. “It is very noticeable that if an owner is worried or stressed, the pet becomes anxious, nervous, and stressed as well. They can sense your emotions.”

Imagine if your pet saw you reacting like the world is turning against you after your car keys got into the drain hole—chances are, he would be stressed out too.

#7

My Buddy's Dog Saw A Moose

My Buddy's Dog Saw A Moose

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Damon Gates
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3 weeks ago

Perfectly reasonable response, in my book.

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#8

I Had To Cut Down A Tree In My Yard And Now I Feel Bad

I Had To Cut Down A Tree In My Yard And Now I Feel Bad

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Oh, shit.

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#9

I Think My Dog Just Died A Little Bit On The Inside When I Didn't Give Her The Last Bite Of My Burger

I Think My Dog Just Died A Little Bit On The Inside When I Didn't Give Her The Last Bite Of My Burger

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Damon Gates
Community Member
3 weeks ago

The shocked disappointment is so clear.

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The canine rehabilitation practitioner warned owners to look out for these signs of stress in pets: panting, shaking, lip licking, yawning, whining, pacing, hiding and shedding.

“If you notice any of these behaviors, you should stay calm and relaxed,” Karen suggested. Only when you’re feeling calm yourself can you go on to the next step of finding out what triggers averse emotions in your furry friend.

#10

Do You Think This Is Funny?

Do You Think This Is Funny?

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Vic
Community Member
3 weeks ago

If disgust and betrayal had a kid together.. it would have that face..

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#11

So This Happened (Yes, I Rescued It)

So This Happened (Yes, I Rescued It)

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
3 weeks ago

These new Aflac adverts are getting out of hands.

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#12

Our Dog Opened The Upstairs Screen Door And Followed Our Cat Onto The Roof. He Required Consoling Before Coming Back Inside

Our Dog Opened The Upstairs Screen Door And Followed Our Cat Onto The Roof. He Required Consoling Before Coming Back Inside

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AJu
Community Member
3 weeks ago

He just realised it's better to be a cat

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#13

We Actually Had To Help Him Down. Idiot

We Actually Had To Help Him Down. Idiot

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Damon Gates
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Reminds me of when one of our cats got on the top of our bifold closet doors, and the door started spreading wider...and WIDER... He worked it out.

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#14

This Fat Fool Had To Be Rescued By Animal Control

This Fat Fool Had To Be Rescued By Animal Control

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Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
3 weeks ago

And it got the wrong bin

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#15

A Friend Left Her Dog At Home And Came Back To This. Oreo Apparently Found A Bag Of Charcoal And Played With It

A Friend Left Her Dog At Home And Came Back To This. Oreo Apparently Found A Bag Of Charcoal And Played With It

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Damon Gates
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Damn...I've been trying to tone down the white in my beard -- never thought of that!

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#16

This Is Why You Shouldn't Leave Your Kids Alone With The Dog

This Is Why You Shouldn't Leave Your Kids Alone With The Dog

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 weeks ago

A rainbow dalmatian is kind of cute...

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#17

A Little Hamster With A Broken Bone, The Doctor Had A Hard Time Dressing It

A Little Hamster With A Broken Bone, The Doctor Had A Hard Time Dressing It

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Scagsy
Community Member
3 weeks ago

No wheel for at least a fortnight

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#18

My Friends' Cat Got Its Head Stuck In A Vase, Freaked Out, Broke The Vase, And Was Left With This

My Friends' Cat Got Its Head Stuck In A Vase, Freaked Out, Broke The Vase, And Was Left With This

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 weeks ago

That collar is very Egyptian.

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#19

I Kicked Over My Cat's Milk And Had No Replacement. He Sat Opposite Me As I Ate My Dinner Looking At Me Like This

I Kicked Over My Cat's Milk And Had No Replacement. He Sat Opposite Me As I Ate My Dinner Looking At Me Like This

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 weeks ago

You'd better get him more milk before he exacts feline revenge on you. Can't you see him scheming away in his head?

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#20

My Dog's Facial Expressions When I Didn't Turn Towards The Dog Park

My Dog's Facial Expressions When I Didn't Turn Towards The Dog Park

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 weeks ago

What's the matter with you, hooman?

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#21

Just A Cat Falling Off A Table

Just A Cat Falling Off A Table

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ebony1k124 touch
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Life 1 of 9 is.flashing by.

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#22

Doggo Arrest

Doggo Arrest

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Damon Gates
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I'm waiting for the humiliating "perp walk".

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#23

Smile And Wave Boys

Smile And Wave Boys

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Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Wellington, New Zealand

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#24

This Is My Cat After Trying To Run Out The Door - Into A Wall Of Snow

This Is My Cat After Trying To Run Out The Door - Into A Wall Of Snow

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Lou Lopez
Community Member
3 weeks ago

He's seen some shit!

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#25

My Friend's Cat Had Surgery And Now He Has No Pants

My Friend's Cat Had Surgery And Now He Has No Pants

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Sorry, but he looks like a mash-up of a cat with stuffed turkey. (I hope he's all cat again!)

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#26

My Dog Managed To Get Into A Pack Of Frozen Fish Fillets And He Would've Gotten Away With It If He Didn't Get Stuck And Had To Come To Me For Help

My Dog Managed To Get Into A Pack Of Frozen Fish Fillets And He Would've Gotten Away With It If He Didn't Get Stuck And Had To Come To Me For Help

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EA
Community Member
3 weeks ago

This made me think of the Russian potato famine meme

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#27

Bought A Couch From Craigslist, Heard Noises Coming From It After Bringing It Home. Cut It Open And Found A Cat

Bought A Couch From Craigslist, Heard Noises Coming From It After Bringing It Home. Cut It Open And Found A Cat

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Have you summoned a demon?

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#28

My Friend's Dog Is Not Happy About Leaving The Dog Park Early

My Friend's Dog Is Not Happy About Leaving The Dog Park Early

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NamiKoa
Community Member
3 weeks ago

No fair! All the other kids get to stay!

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#29

My Husband And I Can Officially Check "Pull A Balloon String Out Of A Cat's Butthole At 11:30 At Night" Off Our Bucket List. Finally

My Husband And I Can Officially Check "Pull A Balloon String Out Of A Cat's Butthole At 11:30 At Night" Off Our Bucket List. Finally

Just a reminder for those who might experience this in the future. You can cut the protruding rope and let the cat keep passing it. Pulling it out can damage their little organs.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Oh, dear...Thank you very much for the advice, though.

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#30

My Friend Took Her Cat To Get Fixed And His Face Shows Exactly His Thoughts About It

My Friend Took Her Cat To Get Fixed And His Face Shows Exactly His Thoughts About It

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ebony1k124 touch
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Poor kitty is contemplating the meaning of life.

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#31

Her Bowl Is In The Dishwasher

Her Bowl Is In The Dishwasher

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Ashley Conover
Community Member
3 weeks ago

The agony!

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#32

Dad Took Our Dog Archie For A Walk. When They Got Back Dad Went To Eat Breakfast

Dad Took Our Dog Archie For A Walk. When They Got Back Dad Went To Eat Breakfast

He came back outside afterwards to see Archie was “stuck”. His back foot was on the lead so it strained when he walked forward. So he was “trapped”. Dad lifted his back foot and saved him.

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Scagsy
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Oh that is so funny and cute. Bless his little doggy soul

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#33

When You Love The Smell Of Bacon, But Get A Little Too Close To The Frying Pan On The Stove

When You Love The Smell Of Bacon, But Get A Little Too Close To The Frying Pan On The Stove

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Oh, no! The poor cat with his singed whiskers.

Laugh Fan
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I had a darling little rabbit whose whiskers grew naturally curly. Miss him.

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Sonja
Community Member
3 weeks ago

poor little guy...

glowworm2
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Now kitty looks like Salvador Dali.

Jo Choto
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Oh geez, everyone needs to be a bit more careful about that.

Podunkus
Community Member
3 weeks ago

A cat’s whisker are very sensitive. That’s gotta hurt. 😖

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
3 weeks ago (edited)

Now he won’t know how wide he is, and start getting stuck in narrow places until they grow back out! “If I fits, I sits” is going to take on a whole new meaning.

Elizabeth Tunney
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I said I fits I sits for a couch once. Pretended to be a train coming out of a tunnel and got stuck under it.. parents and grandparents uncles aunts had to lift the couch to save my lil dumb booty from suffocation

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TheOnly Gurl
Community Member
3 weeks ago

This reminded of a episode from Tom & Jerry where a mouse of some sort of thing like that plucks Tom's whiskers for the banjo.

Charlotte Dupre
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Catvador dali

Mieke Fabry
Community Member
3 weeks ago

is it just me or does this deserve more points...

Anita Maes
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Tim Burton's cat.

Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
3 weeks ago

This is why cats are not allowed in the kitchen!

Dippin Dot
Community Member
3 weeks ago

This one reminds me of my Seymour who passed away 2 years ago. I miss him so much... even though you couldn't have a bag of Cheetos around him or else he'd lick all the cheese dust off them.

Nicole White
Community Member
3 weeks ago

This one just makes me sad :( Poor kitty

Lynn Biasini McElfresh
Community Member
3 weeks ago

You sure kitty didn't go out for a perm?

crazy_cat_notAlady
Community Member
3 weeks ago

oh dear! i wonder how he's doing now.

C Black
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Awwwwww. My kitties won't get that close to anything cooking on the stove.

Donald Holder
Community Member
3 weeks ago (edited)

OUCHERS! 😭 This is why you don't let you cats on the kitchen counter while you're cooking.

Crazy Cat Lady
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Or ever.

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Animal lover
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Is the cat ok

Gina Babe
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I can smell that picture

GFSTaylor
Community Member
3 weeks ago

A friend's mum was cutting rind of the bacon with scissors when one of the cats got too close...

Viv Hart
Community Member
1 week ago

And singed hair doesn't smell so good!

Jun Wan
Community Member
2 weeks ago

The poor cat could have gotten burned to its skin!

Vinniegret
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Oh my! Make it in the oven. Much better and much safer.

KJM
Community Member
2 weeks ago

When we adopted our cat, her whiskers looked like that. Plus, she'd had blotches of motor oil on her when she was brought in by Animal Control. The conclusion was that she had curled up inside an engine compartment for warmth (wintertime). She was lucky those singed whiskers were all that happened! Ah, I miss you, Chevette, and your knocky little purr <3

Henry Cheves
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Cartoon cat.

Billy The Kid
Community Member
2 weeks ago

good job he doesnt smoke. Or does he?

TomiSmith
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Oh dear, what happened mom?

Matthew Brown
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I feel so bad for that cat :(

backatya
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Oops

Linda Johnson
Community Member
3 weeks ago

SOOOO !!! That is what "HOT" means in human-speak.....good to know......I will remember.....

OTTER
Community Member
3 weeks ago

My cat did that on a candle. Curious little critters, eh?

Lynne Stankard
Community Member
3 weeks ago

His whiskers read 'What the F*** just happened'!!!!

Joyce Brazel
Community Member
3 weeks ago

POOR BABY!

Barbara Stewart
Community Member
3 weeks ago

OOPS

katboxjanitor
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Poor baby! That had to be some mighty uncomfortable moments! And I hope kitty did not experience much distress from the lack of the sensory info

Brenda Johnson
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I understand, I love bacon, too!!!

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Going to have trouble going through small spaces for a while.

Fran Stateler
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Probably puts him off bacon for a long time.

Tina Harbour
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Who knew???😂

Jeff Lefavor
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Ohgod no !

Martha Higgins
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Poor kitty!

Amanda Hartley
Community Member
3 weeks ago

😿😿

Morgan
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Only happens once

brian flower
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Lucky !

Alletta Parker
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Honey be more careful next time

Mary Ellen Scirbona
Community Member
3 weeks ago

😆

Erik Wolverine
Community Member
3 weeks ago

tom and jerry

Robin Childers
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Curiosity killed the whiskers

Kim Bush
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Seems like there's more to this story

Judith Wilson
Community Member
3 weeks ago

He must be "allowed" on the counter. Nobody loves bacon that much.

Linda Rickabaugh
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I singed my bangs on my husbands 60thbirthday cake!

Regina Phalange
Community Member
3 weeks ago

poor poor kitty!

Michael Hill
Community Member
3 weeks ago

In winter, cats I have known in the past have had their face just a few millimeters away from a very hot radiator.

Benjamin Chen
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Oh SNAP! Took me a sec, lol. They're grow back, right mom? Mom???

Cécile V.
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Gourmet Kitty, now you know. :)

June Galloway
Community Member
3 weeks ago

singed whiskers, another victim of BACON!

Nadine
Community Member
3 weeks ago

My precious kitty Nina once stuck her face straight into a candle to see what it was (I wasn't able to react in time) and singed her eyebrows off. Luckily, she didn't burn herself or anything, just her eyebrows...

Linda Allen
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Poor kitty.

Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
3 weeks ago

His expression says "I regret everything"

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
3 weeks ago

What will my friends say?

Iapetos
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Aaah, shit! Broken vibrissae!

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#34

So My Bird Was Stuck In My Bathroom

So My Bird Was Stuck In My Bathroom

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ebony1k124 touch
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Tweet Tweet Tweet tweet!

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#35

My Cat Got Stuck Between The Glass Door And The Screen Door

My Cat Got Stuck Between The Glass Door And The Screen Door

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pei meow
Community Member
3 weeks ago

more proof that cats are liquid

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#36

I Had To Lock Her In The Dog Crate Because She Was Going To Break Something From Being Over Hyper. I Think She Hit Her Breaking Point

I Had To Lock Her In The Dog Crate Because She Was Going To Break Something From Being Over Hyper. I Think She Hit Her Breaking Point

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Too lazy
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Meet . . . The ceiling cat!

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#37

Is This What People Mean When They Say Their Dog Is Broken? Asking For A Friend

Is This What People Mean When They Say Their Dog Is Broken? Asking For A Friend

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Wrong upgrade, Cat.exe is not compatible with this model.

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#38

Our Cat Steals And Hoards Bottle Caps. Found His Stash While Cleaning

Our Cat Steals And Hoards Bottle Caps. Found His Stash While Cleaning

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
3 weeks ago

khajiit has wares if you have coin!

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#39

My Dachshund Puppy Got Stuck In The Couch Cushions

My Dachshund Puppy Got Stuck In The Couch Cushions

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Summer
Community Member
3 weeks ago

hooman will u help me get out?

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#40

Just Another Day In Montana. Cat Chasing A Bear Out Of The Backyard

Just Another Day In Montana. Cat Chasing A Bear Out Of The Backyard

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Cats can be tough customers.

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#41

Just Thought I’d Check In On The Dogs

Just Thought I’d Check In On The Dogs

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Iapetos
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Why exactly do they do that?

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#42

My Boyfriend Doesn't Believe That His Cat Bullies Mine

My Boyfriend Doesn't Believe That His Cat Bullies Mine

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 weeks ago

The cat on the bottom: HELP!

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#43

I Came In To Find My Tortoise Like This

I Came In To Find My Tortoise Like This

Putting the clues together, it seems he pooped, got it stuck on his foot, ran in circles trying to get it off, and flipped over. Good job buddy.

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Jill Pulcifer
Community Member
3 weeks ago

This is the second or third time ive seen this turtle post and every time I laugh until my stomach hurts, its just so relatable, I mean who hasn't been there?

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#44

My Goat Broke His Trampoline And He's Very Upset. Anyone Have A Small One For Cheap?

My Goat Broke His Trampoline And He's Very Upset. Anyone Have A Small One For Cheap?

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Anne
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I followed this on Reddit : Goats got a new trampoline!

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#45

My Friend's Dog Ate A Bee

My Friend's Dog Ate A Bee

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nanashi
Community Member
3 weeks ago

the spicy flying raisin. was very spicy indeed.

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#46

Mistakes Were Made. The Dog Got Into The Weed Cookies. Money Was Spent. Doggo Is Fine. Owner Feels Dumb

Mistakes Were Made. The Dog Got Into The Weed Cookies. Money Was Spent. Doggo Is Fine. Owner Feels Dumb

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Ashley Conover
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Stoned dog face. That's hilarious.

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#47

Let My Dog Out Into The Garden, Two Minutes Later I Hear Her Barking And Go Outside To See This

Let My Dog Out Into The Garden, Two Minutes Later I Hear Her Barking And Go Outside To See This

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
3 weeks ago

If it fit I s... OH!

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#48

"There Might Have Been Some Miscalculations In My Plan" - Dog

"There Might Have Been Some Miscalculations In My Plan" - Dog

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Eirik Johnsbråten
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Aww, poor thing.

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#49

Owner Used The Wrong Shampoo (It's Hair Dye)

Owner Used The Wrong Shampoo (It's Hair Dye)

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
3 weeks ago

That’s what’s missing in the village, a smurf dog.

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#50

Doggy vs. Dangernoodle

Doggy vs. Dangernoodle

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sorlag110
Community Member
3 weeks ago

isn't dangernoodle dogian for snakes??

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