The internet is full of animal comics, with cats and dogs, of course, dominating the scene (as they do). But birds don't often get the spotlight to preen their beautiful feathers in ink or paint. Well, potatopato comics are here to fix this issue.

The artist, Cynthia, chose her own pet, a cockatiel named Buddy, as the focus of the comics. With playful, positive scenarios she portrays what it feels like having a parrot as a pet and showcases the joys and struggles of living with Buddy. As for what inspired the artist, she said that it's all based on real life. "They are largely real incidents, based either on Buddy himself, or experiences I've had with other birds in my life" Cynthia told Bored Panda. With quite a following, the artist revealed that the reaction is overwhelmingly positive. "People tell me it helps them with depression and helps get them through bad days, and I'm grateful to be able to help" she said.

Scroll down to check them out and hey, they might inspire you to get a cockatiel of your own. Don't forget to vote and comment on your favorite pieces!

Here's a picture of what Buddy looks like in real life

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#1

♡

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Lina S.
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2 years ago

Aww, this one's cute!

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#2

What Do You Want

What Do You Want

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Garima Kanojiya
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2 years ago

I too have a parrot and can totally relate with it.. :D

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#3

Or Anything With Birds On It For That Matter

Or Anything With Birds On It For That Matter

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Nanni 17
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2 years ago

The coolest thumbs up I've seen so far! :D

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#4

... I Sits :3

... I Sits :3

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Lina S.
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2 years ago

I sits!

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#5

Domestic Bird Photography At Its Finest

Domestic Bird Photography At Its Finest

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Elizabeta Anastasova
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2 years ago

This happens with my budgies too :D

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#6

Prickly Little Dinosaur ~

Prickly Little Dinosaur ~

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KismetTheFox
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2 years ago

This is true, baby birds are adorable.

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#7

He's Doing His Best

He's Doing His Best

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Eliane Prado
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2 years ago

Oh, and when they sing at 2 A.M.? I think my neighbors want to kill me...

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#8

Snack Attack!!!

Snack Attack!!!

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Pandola
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2 years ago

I know this well...

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#9

They'll Never Find Me

They'll Never Find Me

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PyroarRanger
Community Member
2 years ago

yes XD

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#10

Sometimes I Feel Like Birds Are Just Little Feathered Cats

Sometimes I Feel Like Birds Are Just Little Feathered Cats

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Eliane Prado
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes, they always do this...

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#11

Sometimes You Just Know...

Sometimes You Just Know...

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Claire
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2 years ago

Almost at the psychic level!

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#12

Let Me Out... Before I Sing The Song Of My People! ...*screams*

Let Me Out... Before I Sing The Song Of My People! ...*screams*

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Claire
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2 years ago

My dove does this all the time

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#13

Sometimes A Little Feather, Makes Everything Better

Sometimes A Little Feather, Makes Everything Better

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Nanni 17
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2 years ago

I never thought birds can offer such comfort, in a way for them to sense that you're down and stuff. Neat ^_^

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#14

Scritches Come To Those Who Wait

Scritches Come To Those Who Wait

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The Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

How could you not?!!

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#15

Abort! Abort!!

Abort! Abort!!

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The Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

Ooh - can feel that!

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#16

... You Did That On Purpose

... You Did That On Purpose

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Just Carmen
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2 years ago

OMG! I know this!

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#17

( ૢ⁼̴̤̆ ꇴ ⁼̴̤̆ ૢ)~ෆ

( ૢ⁼̴̤̆ ꇴ ⁼̴̤̆ ૢ)~ෆ

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Grace G.
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2 years ago

GO KILL LORD VOLDEMORT CHOSEN ONE!

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#18

Stop!

Stop!

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Pandola
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2 years ago

omg...noooooooooooo

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#19

Flying?

Flying?

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Nini Meow
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2 years ago

I forget I could fly!

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#20

A Healthy Poop Means A Healthy Bird!

A Healthy Poop Means A Healthy Bird!

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Nini Meow
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2 years ago

Poop determines everything 😅

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#21

Cats Aren't The Only Ones

Cats Aren't The Only Ones

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Nina Dragon
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2 years ago

My pony does this as well XD

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#22

Same

Same

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Willow Sweet
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2 years ago

Io relate.

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#23

What Does Your Wet Birb Smell Like?

What Does Your Wet Birb Smell Like?

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Claire
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2 years ago

Birds look so dirty after a bath!

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#24

Oh Well

Oh Well

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The Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

That indignant - you are not working face - perfect!

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#25

Why Nothing Gets Done

Why Nothing Gets Done

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The Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

Or else...! That face.

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#26

All Within A Minute

All Within A Minute

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KismetTheFox
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2 years ago

What happened?

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#27

The “No-Bird-Videos-After-10pm” Rule Went Into Effect After Mars Filed Several Noise Complaints

The “No-Bird-Videos-After-10pm” Rule Went Into Effect After Mars Filed Several Noise Complaints

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Eliane Prado
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2 years ago

Hahaha, my father's cockatiels do this, too.

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#28

100% Meant To Do That

100% Meant To Do That

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Nini Meow
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2 years ago

The last face of content 😅

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#29

*sparkles*

*sparkles*

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Grace G.
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2 years ago

You could replace Selena Gomez in hair commercials.

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#30

*blep!*

*blep!*

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Grace G.
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2 years ago

WHY IS THIS SOOOO TRUE?!?

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#31

“Freedom!!!” - Banana-Shaped Pellet

“Freedom!!!” - Banana-Shaped Pellet

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The Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh yes... everywhere else.

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#32

Suspicion! *narrows Eyes*

Suspicion! *narrows Eyes*

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Savant
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2 years ago

y u toucha mah spaghet

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#33

(・_・)

(・_・)

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Nini Meow
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2 years ago

Haha.. Happens with some people as well.

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#34

Meet The Bird!

Meet The Bird!

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Just Carmen
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2 years ago

Ah, the lifestyle of the loved cockatiel. I'm looking at it right now as I type this.

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#35

Who Will Be Victorious?

Who Will Be Victorious?

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PyroarRanger
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2 years ago

"We've got Buddy with an intense pink blush, but Pikachu fights back with a red blush of equal intensity! Who will win?"

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#36

Let Me Love You

Let Me Love You

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BREAK YOUr perceptions
Community Member
2 years ago

CHUuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

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#37

Absolutely.

Absolutely.

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Savant
Community Member
2 years ago

pahfect

#38

Can't Fight The Fluff

Can't Fight The Fluff

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Savant
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2 years ago

can't fight the fluff, can't stop the zuck

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#39

Happy National Ice Cream Day! What's Your Favorite Flavor?

Happy National Ice Cream Day! What's Your Favorite Flavor?

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Nini Meow
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2 years ago

Bird friend sundae 😍

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#40

Don’t Forget To Love Yourself

Don’t Forget To Love Yourself

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Savant
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2 years ago

true love.

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#41

Because A Bird Can Be So Much More! … Maybe

Because A Bird Can Be So Much More! … Maybe

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Savant
Community Member
2 years ago

effective as a shredder, but not a weight.

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#42

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

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Just Carmen
Community Member
2 years ago

So cute!

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#43

What Do You Mean Only Figuratively?

What Do You Mean Only Figuratively?

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Savant
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2 years ago

bananarama

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#44

It’s A Bird! It’s A Pla-… Actually A Bird? And Not A Feather Out Of Place

It’s A Bird! It’s A Pla-… Actually A Bird? And Not A Feather Out Of Place

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The Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

My favourite so far!

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#45

Show Me Your Fluffy Round Friends!

Show Me Your Fluffy Round Friends!

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Savant
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2 years ago

run forrest run

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#46

I’ve Definitely Skipped More Than… One Day…

I’ve Definitely Skipped More Than… One Day…

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tsuki nercua
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2 years ago

I can relate to this. XD must not stop drawing.

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#47

“There Is No Millet, However High, I Cannot Reach” - Most Birds Probably

“There Is No Millet, However High, I Cannot Reach” - Most Birds Probably

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Savant
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2 years ago

whoosh-SNAP!-whoosh-SNAP! boingboingboing

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#48

It's... It's All Just A Bad Dream... Right??

It's... It's All Just A Bad Dream... Right??

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Savant
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2 years ago

don't worry, it'll grow back when you get to the vet.

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#49

*bonk!*

*bonk!*

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Savant
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2 years ago

bonk

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#50

He Smells Like Pancakes With A Dab Of Syrup B

He Smells Like Pancakes With A Dab Of Syrup B

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Savant
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2 years ago

dab on ze haters

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#51

๐·°(৹˃̵﹏˂̵৹)°·๐

๐·°(৹˃̵﹏˂̵৹)°·๐

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Savant
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2 years ago

uhhuh, but i'm a bird

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#52

*yelling Intensifies*

*yelling Intensifies*

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Savant
Community Member
2 years ago

blind spot

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#53

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

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Nini Meow
Community Member
2 years ago

Aww a Batbird!

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#54

In Case Your Bird Is Looking To Switch His Style Up A Bit

In Case Your Bird Is Looking To Switch His Style Up A Bit

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Savant
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2 years ago

budget, not budgie.

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#55

So Rare And A-Maize-Ing!

So Rare And A-Maize-Ing!

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Eliane Prado
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2 years ago

XD

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#56

Well, Not Like You Had A Choice... >_>(But Don't Share Things They Shouldn't Eat!)

Well, Not Like You Had A Choice... >_>(But Don't Share Things They Shouldn't Eat!)

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Savant
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2 years ago

no dont eet meh popkern

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#57

Singing Loud For All To Hear At 6 Am Is Not Ideal For Spreading Cheer… Happy December!

Singing Loud For All To Hear At 6 Am Is Not Ideal For Spreading Cheer… Happy December!

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Savant
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2 years ago

notice the quotation marks of signified sarcasm (QMSS)

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#58

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Dra Vosmer
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2 years ago

Woa that pun!

#59

Woo As You May, But My Foot Will Never Return Your Feelings…

Woo As You May, But My Foot Will Never Return Your Feelings…

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Grace Skerp
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2 years ago

The little pervs love feet.

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#60

And Only Scritch When His Highness Beckons

And Only Scritch When His Highness Beckons

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Savant
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2 years ago

why CAN'T i scratch your feet?

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#61

To Those Who Celebrate It, Happy Thanksgiving!

To Those Who Celebrate It, Happy Thanksgiving!

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Savant
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2 years ago

yay

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#62

Sorry, Friends

Sorry, Friends

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Savant
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2 years ago

cuteness overloadddd

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#63

Misery Loves Company =_=

Misery Loves Company =_=

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Savant
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2 years ago

oops

#64

Oh

Oh

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Savant
Community Member
2 years ago

ugngnh

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#65

Based Off Cupcakelogic's Original "No Take Only Throw" Dog Comic!

Based Off Cupcakelogic's Original "No Take Only Throw" Dog Comic!

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Marisa Clark _ Student - BanksRdES
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7 months ago

How can you scritch without a hand?

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#66

You Miss Every Shot You Don’t Take ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

You Miss Every Shot You Don’t Take ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Savant
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2 years ago

oh

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#67

Yum

Yum

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Savant
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2 years ago

nope

#68

Somebody Is Due For A Bath(Actually It’s Probably The Both Of Us Now..*sneeze*)

Somebody Is Due For A Bath(Actually It’s Probably The Both Of Us Now..*sneeze*)

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Savant
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2 years ago

opponent BIRD sent out SHINY GASTLY!

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#69

What If, It’s Not Just A Feather…. *spooky Music* :o

What If, It’s Not Just A Feather…. *spooky Music* :o

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