Dogs and cats may not be able to verbally express their gratitude to us, but they do have one thing going for them - they are amazing gift-givers. Who doesn't love waking up to a freshly-killed mouse in their bed?

For both canines and felines, the 'tradition' of gathering the fruits of one's hunting expedition and presenting them to their superior runs deep in their blood. Whether they've caught a toy, a random object, or a small animal, the hunt will fill them with great pride, and by bringing their catch to you and thus sharing that pride, they communicate a sense of kinship with you. So, while you may be horrified by that dead frog your kitty just dropped on your pillow, know that it wouldn't be there if your furbaby didn't love you with all their heart.

Scroll down to see the weirdest, funniest, and sometimes scariest gifts people's pets have brought them, and vote for the ones that you would be grateful to receive.

#1

Brought A Little Gift

Brought A Little Gift

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varwenea
Community Member
3 years ago

I'd love to receive a flower from this adorable creature

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#2

When I Lifted Her Head, I Almost Died From Laughing. Dentures! An Elderly Couple Owned This House Before Me And I Think Maybe It Was Theirs

When I Lifted Her Head, I Almost Died From Laughing. Dentures! An Elderly Couple Owned This House Before Me And I Think Maybe It Was Theirs

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varwenea
Community Member
3 years ago

Gawd, it looks rather creepy first, then it's funny.

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#3

She's A Retriever, Not A Genius

She's A Retriever, Not A Genius

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Cip IESAN
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3 years ago

You should take her to an ophthalmologist...

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#4

While I Was Drinking Coffee This Morning, My Dog Brought Me This. I Have No Idea Where It Came From

While I Was Drinking Coffee This Morning, My Dog Brought Me This. I Have No Idea Where It Came From

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nanashi
Community Member
3 years ago

your dog is a kit-napper!

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#5

My Dog Is Too Good For This World, He Brought Me A Flower

My Dog Is Too Good For This World, He Brought Me A Flower

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

Pretty sure he has a bottle of wine there too

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#6

This Is Mr. Slash - A Flower Hunting Adventure Master. He Brings Me Flowers Every Night. He's Not Hurting The Garden, By The Way

This Is Mr. Slash - A Flower Hunting Adventure Master. He Brings Me Flowers Every Night. He's Not Hurting The Garden, By The Way

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nanashi
Community Member
3 years ago

Mr. Slash is very romantic.

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#7

Cat Returns With Sausage Stolen From Unknown Neighbor's Bbq

Cat Returns With Sausage Stolen From Unknown Neighbor's Bbq

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
3 years ago

You must train the cat to bring mustard, ketchup, bread and beers too!

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#8

My Dog Brought Me Some Dirt Today

My Dog Brought Me Some Dirt Today

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Brigita Pupelyte
Community Member
3 years ago

I wish I had a dog. This is the cutiest way to say I love to share the good I have XD

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#9

Last Day At Work. I Think The Office Dog Wants Me To Stay, He Brought Me All Of His Toys

Last Day At Work. I Think The Office Dog Wants Me To Stay, He Brought Me All Of His Toys

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

Your office has a dooooog? <3 how can i be hired by you?

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#10

This Is Zoey's Pillow. If She Likes You, She'll Bring You The Pillow. You Can't Touch It, But You Can Look

This Is Zoey's Pillow. If She Likes You, She'll Bring You The Pillow. You Can't Touch It, But You Can Look

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Cat Anya
Community Member
3 years ago

that face!

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#11

Charlie's Brought Me A Tenner

Charlie's Brought Me A Tenner

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

That dog is a keeper!

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#12

He Was Jealous Of His Brother's Hunting Skills So He Ran Outside And Caught A Leaf For Me

He Was Jealous Of His Brother's Hunting Skills So He Ran Outside And Caught A Leaf For Me

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

At least he tried...

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#13

Threw My Dog A Ball And He Brought Me This Lil Guy Instead

Threw My Dog A Ball And He Brought Me This Lil Guy Instead

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Magpie
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor thing is probably terrified. And confused " where'd my scenery go? "

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#14

My Girlfriend's Golden Has To Bring A Gift To Anyone Who Comes To The Door. If She Can't Find A Toy, She'll Grab Her Whole Bed And Drag It Across The House Or Pick Up The Shoe You Just Took Off And Give It Back To You

My Girlfriend's Golden Has To Bring A Gift To Anyone Who Comes To The Door. If She Can't Find A Toy, She'll Grab Her Whole Bed And Drag It Across The House Or Pick Up The Shoe You Just Took Off And Give It Back To You

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John L
Community Member
3 years ago

And that is why they are known as Retrievers, on the job 24/7. ;D

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#15

Meet Henry. He Presents Me With This Toy Mouse Every Morning Claiming A Successful Nights Work

Meet Henry. He Presents Me With This Toy Mouse Every Morning Claiming A Successful Nights Work

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nanashi
Community Member
3 years ago

"Day 32, human still believes my genius scam."

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#16

Friend Is A New Mom, Today Her Dog Brought Her This

Friend Is A New Mom, Today Her Dog Brought Her This

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Willie D'Kay
Community Member
3 years ago

The dog understands how vitally important it is that you NOT lose these EVER. He is saving Mama's sanity. What a little hero!

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#17

Human, Instead Of A Stick I Brought You A Small Tree

Human, Instead Of A Stick I Brought You A Small Tree

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Abbs0345
Community Member
3 years ago

What an adorable face!!!

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#18

My Sister's Cat Brought In Another "Dead" Bird, Or So They Thought

My Sister's Cat Brought In Another "Dead" Bird, Or So They Thought

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varwenea
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm glad this cute fur baby survived.

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#19

My Dog Brings Me Things Out Of My Toolbox Randomly Hoping It'll Be Something I Need. Sometimes, It Works

My Dog Brings Me Things Out Of My Toolbox Randomly Hoping It'll Be Something I Need. Sometimes, It Works

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Cat Anya
Community Member
3 years ago

tape is always needed

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#20

Most Cats Bring Dead Animals To Their Loved Ones, But Not My Cat

Most Cats Bring Dead Animals To Their Loved Ones, But Not My Cat

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

cat must think you have low standarts

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#21

So My Dog Brought Home A Fawn The Other Day

So My Dog Brought Home A Fawn The Other Day

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nanashi
Community Member
3 years ago

your dog is a disney princess!

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#22

Found This Old Pupper Wandering The Streets And I Returned Him To His Home, He Brought Me His Ducky As A Thank You

Found This Old Pupper Wandering The Streets And I Returned Him To His Home, He Brought Me His Ducky As A Thank You

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Don't like to see unaccompanied dogs . Owners need to take responsibility for them.

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#23

Our Cat Won't Stop Bringing Home Sponges

Our Cat Won't Stop Bringing Home Sponges

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rai mei
Community Member
3 years ago

hooman has to do the dishes seriously

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#24

Instead Of A Dead Bird Or Mouse, My Cat Decides To Bring Us Gifts Of Leaves. She's Been Doing This For Years

Instead Of A Dead Bird Or Mouse, My Cat Decides To Bring Us Gifts Of Leaves. She's Been Doing This For Years

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

Are you vegetarians? Maybe she's very clever and thoughtful ;D

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#25

My Wife And I Started Feeding A Stay Cat. He Likes To Bring Us Presents, Normally Its A Dead Mouse, Or A Chicken Bone, Etc. Today He Showed Up With This, No Idea Where He Got It

My Wife And I Started Feeding A Stay Cat. He Likes To Bring Us Presents, Normally Its A Dead Mouse, Or A Chicken Bone, Etc. Today He Showed Up With This, No Idea Where He Got It

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boredhuman
Community Member
3 years ago

he brings you this beautiful women and you don't know what to do with it?

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#26

My Cat Found An Unattended Cracker And Brought It To Me So I Could Hold It For Her While She Eats It

My Cat Found An Unattended Cracker And Brought It To Me So I Could Hold It For Her While She Eats It

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Willie D'Kay
Community Member
3 years ago

And you did it. Who is the pet?

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#27

What My Dog So Thoughtfully Brought To Me After Rolling Around In The Mud At The Park

What My Dog So Thoughtfully Brought To Me After Rolling Around In The Mud At The Park

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
3 years ago

You're lucky: usually, they bring used ones.

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#28

3rd One My Dog Has Brought Back Inside. We Don't Have A Garden. At Least We Didn't Think We Did

3rd One My Dog Has Brought Back Inside. We Don't Have A Garden. At Least We Didn't Think We Did

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

He just brought it back to scare the sh*t out of the cat :D

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#29

Our Dog Brings Us Random Objects To Welcome Us When We Come Home

Our Dog Brings Us Random Objects To Welcome Us When We Come Home

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Willie D'Kay
Community Member
3 years ago

She is bringing you things that you might normally wear to TAKE HER FOR WALKIES!

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#30

Not Even A Year Old And My Giant Kitty Is Bringing Me Gifts

Not Even A Year Old And My Giant Kitty Is Bringing Me Gifts

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Magpie
Community Member
3 years ago

Eeeeek! ...just eeek. I'm Australian and no snake is trustworthy. Until the professional snake guy says so.

Crazy Cow Lady
Community Member
3 years ago

Its a garter snake. They're harmless

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nanashi
Community Member
3 years ago

"hey human, I found this strange noodle. you want it?"

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

This happens in my neighborhood , but, they are garden snakes.

Markus McCloud
Community Member
3 years ago

As a cat lover and a reptile lover, I find them BOTH adorable!

Jennifer Mckenna
Community Member
3 years ago

Aww... Poor cute little garden snake. :(

Adriana E. Henricy
Community Member
3 years ago

"what, you dont like it?!"

Barb Forester
Community Member
2 years ago

Who can't use a garter snake?

Kofi Hlordzi
Community Member
3 years ago

Those moments when you thought you've gotten rid of your ex, your cat decides to bring her back

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh so kind- not!

RobAnn George
Community Member
3 years ago

I've had the same thing happen!

EvieNiffler
Community Member
3 years ago

"I brought you wiggly shoe lace to replace the ones I chewed. You're welcome."

Willie D'Kay
Community Member
3 years ago

It's not a gift until it's dead. *shudder*

Rama Llama
Community Member
3 years ago

I like snakes but baby ones give me instant creeps. My country has only one venomous snake and it's babies are most deadly because they don't have any control on their venom dosage.

BoredBirgit
Community Member
3 years ago

Iiiiek!

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

thats some skill

Jeeya Kaur
Community Member
1 year ago

it a live snake what????????

Jessica Cassavaugh
Community Member
2 years ago

Aww, such a pretty little guy. Did the kitty kill, it or just piss it off?

Cindy Selby
Community Member
2 years ago

That's a baby Rat Snake. Not venomous, but aggressive.

Cindy Selby
Community Member
2 years ago

That's a baby Rat Snake. Not venomous, but aggressive.

Pat
Community Member
2 years ago

I had a cat years ago who would catch snakes. I hate snakes. Doesn’t matter if it is just a garter snake.

Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
3 years ago

smol snek

Sue Rogers
Community Member
3 years ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Lisa Panos Fullerton
Community Member
3 years ago

😱😱😱 NO ... JUST NO

Ann McNeil
Community Member
3 years ago

Nice kitty- now take it back where you found it ... PLEASE!!

Chiemi Honda
Community Member
3 years ago

Nope! Nope! Nope!

Julie Fahrenbacher
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh...lol

Tom Simmons
Community Member
3 years ago

That's not a snake, that's a slow worm

Flower Waheed
Community Member
3 years ago

Well, if the cat trusted the snake enough to have it in its mouth, it must not be poisonous.

Sunday Huff
Community Member
3 years ago

yikes he could have kept that gift

Marion Uithol
Community Member
3 years ago

Mine brought in a deadly brown snake (Australian) about 80 cm long.......alive! It couldn't get traction on our newly polished timber floor and the cat was jumping and leaping about. We had to open the door to outside , lock the cat in another room, and flick it out with a broom handle.

Vanessica Bloxgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

real or fake snake? Lets just hope it doesnt bite your cat

Myra Köehler
Community Member
3 years ago

And nope.

Miruna Copoiu
Community Member
3 years ago

ewwwwwwwww

Fontella Lloyd
Community Member
3 years ago

:O

earringnut
Community Member
3 years ago

aren't cats supposed to be scared of snakes?

Marion Uithol
Community Member
3 years ago

No.

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Phil The Computer
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3 years ago

Awwww

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#31

My Dog Found A Baby Rabbit This Morning

My Dog Found A Baby Rabbit This Morning

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Lindsay Ameye
Community Member
3 years ago

Can we keep my new lil friend???

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#32

My Cat Keeps Bringing A Candy Cane To My Door. For F*cks Sake Ted Christmas Is Over, Let It Go

My Cat Keeps Bringing A Candy Cane To My Door. For F*cks Sake Ted Christmas Is Over, Let It Go

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BREAK YOUr perceptions
Community Member
3 years ago

winter is coming

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#33

Look At What My Cat Brought Me This Morning

Look At What My Cat Brought Me This Morning

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Willie D'Kay
Community Member
3 years ago

A squeaky toy!

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#34

My Dog, Aspen Always Grabs Things Out Of The Pantry And Brings Them To Us With This Face

My Dog, Aspen Always Grabs Things Out Of The Pantry And Brings Them To Us With This Face

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rai mei
Community Member
3 years ago

Golden Retriever retrieving Golden Seeded buns

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#35

My Dog Brought Me A Big Present This Morning

My Dog Brought Me A Big Present This Morning

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boredhuman
Community Member
3 years ago

oh deer...

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#36

My Cat Constantly Brings Me Lil Gifts And He's Always Bringing Beatles But This Time It Was Two

My Cat Constantly Brings Me Lil Gifts And He's Always Bringing Beatles But This Time It Was Two

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rai mei
Community Member
3 years ago

Beatles.. must be Lennon and McCartney

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#37

My Dog Brought An Onion Home

My Dog Brought An Onion Home

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
3 years ago

Somewhere, a greengrocer in the neighbourhood is swearing...

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#38

Some Dogs Bring Back Balls, Frisbees Or Sticks. Jack Brought Me A Pigeon. A F*cking Pigeon. Lol

Some Dogs Bring Back Balls, Frisbees Or Sticks. Jack Brought Me A Pigeon. A F*cking Pigeon. Lol

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
3 years ago

Your dog is a good flyer, I presume...

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#39

Our Black Cat Brings Us The Occasional Bird As A Present. Then There's This Doof. (We Don't Own A Badminton Set)

Our Black Cat Brings Us The Occasional Bird As A Present. Then There's This Doof. (We Don't Own A Badminton Set)

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nanashi
Community Member
3 years ago

it flies and it has feathers, sort of. close enough!

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#40

He Likes To Hunt Leaves

He Likes To Hunt Leaves

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Willie D'Kay
Community Member
3 years ago

Vegan cat.

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#41

She Brought Me A Marshmallow

She Brought Me A Marshmallow

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Willie D'Kay
Community Member
3 years ago

Did your wiener dog happen to hear you mention roasting marshmallows and wieners in a campfire? She wants you to fill up on marshmallows.

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#42

He Just Found This Binky And... We Don't Deserve Dogs

He Just Found This Binky And... We Don't Deserve Dogs

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Copper Vyxen
Community Member
3 years ago

"See? You don't need a baby. I'm cute enough for all the love!"

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#43

My Dog Brought Me My Hat On A Sunny Day

My Dog Brought Me My Hat On A Sunny Day

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Good Doggo

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#44

My Cat Brings Me Gifts, She Has Strange Taste For Gifts

My Cat Brings Me Gifts, She Has Strange Taste For Gifts

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nanashi
Community Member
3 years ago

fortunately, her gifts seems like pretty useful items. your cat is very smart,

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#45

My Dog Gets So Excited When She Brings Me A Gift

My Dog Gets So Excited When She Brings Me A Gift

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bread
Community Member
3 years ago

Is that a dog?

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#46

My Cat Just Brought This Little Guy Home. I Guess I Have A New Pet

My Cat Just Brought This Little Guy Home. I Guess I Have A New Pet

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Willie D'Kay
Community Member
3 years ago

Reminds me of a Tom and Jerry cartoon when Tom was going to make duckling soup. Keep an eye out for a little brown mouse next.

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#47

What Do You Mean You Don't Like My Gift?

What Do You Mean You Don't Like My Gift?

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

This is instinct but always so sad .

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#48

Didn't Know We Had Turtles In Our Backyard Until We Got Louie - He Brings One To The Porch Every Few Weeks

Didn't Know We Had Turtles In Our Backyard Until We Got Louie - He Brings One To The Porch Every Few Weeks

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nanashi
Community Member
3 years ago

if it's the same one every week, that is one unlucky turtle.

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#49

My Mighty Hunter Brought Me Her Trophy

My Mighty Hunter Brought Me Her Trophy

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Willie D'Kay
Community Member
3 years ago

It must have been an epic battle. So how long has you cat be into D&D?

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#50

My Niece Was Playing With Mr. Potato Head - My Dog Wanted To Play Fetch, So He Brought Me What He Found

My Niece Was Playing With Mr. Potato Head - My Dog Wanted To Play Fetch, So He Brought Me What He Found

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Willie D'Kay
Community Member
3 years ago

Kylie Jenner challenge?

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#51

"Get A Dog" They Said, "It'll Be Fun" They Said Yes That's A Dead Frog That Paisley Brought Onto My Bed For Me

"Get A Dog" They Said, "It'll Be Fun" They Said Yes That's A Dead Frog That Paisley Brought Onto My Bed For Me

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thedaydreamer
Community Member
3 years ago

"You need more protein Human!".

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#52

My Cat Brings Me Socks Whenever I Don't Pay Attention To Her To Try To Win My Approval

My Cat Brings Me Socks Whenever I Don't Pay Attention To Her To Try To Win My Approval

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Willie D'Kay
Community Member
3 years ago

Is she perhaps just returning the missing matches she previously stole?

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#53

Maggie's Gift Giving Abilities Have Escalated From Toys To Kitchen Sponges And Door Stoppers And She Couldn't Be More Proud

Maggie's Gift Giving Abilities Have Escalated From Toys To Kitchen Sponges And Door Stoppers And She Couldn't Be More Proud

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Willie D'Kay
Community Member
3 years ago

3rd sponge cat. WTF. Glad she moved on to door stoppers. Much more fun.

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#54

My Cat Often Brings Me Gifts In The Morning. Today Some Blue Yarn She Hunted Down In The Livingroom

My Cat Often Brings Me Gifts In The Morning. Today Some Blue Yarn She Hunted Down In The Livingroom

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BoredBirgit
Community Member
3 years ago

I. Want. This. Cat.

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#55

So My Dog Brought Me A Gift As We Were Leaving The Farm Today

So My Dog Brought Me A Gift As We Were Leaving The Farm Today

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
3 years ago

After a week or so you'll have a nice puzzle to complete.

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#56

Hummingbird, My Cat Brought It Upstairs. Alive And Well

Hummingbird, My Cat Brought It Upstairs. Alive And Well

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

What a gentle cat !

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#57

Whenever I Come In My House From Being Away For Some Time, My Dog Always Brings Me Something. Today It Was A Croc

Whenever I Come In My House From Being Away For Some Time, My Dog Always Brings Me Something. Today It Was A Croc

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

That Wall clock though xD

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#58

My Cat Brought Me The Gift Of Moth In A Color I've Never Seen In 38 Years

My Cat Brought Me The Gift Of Moth In A Color I've Never Seen In 38 Years

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ChubbySquid
Community Member
3 years ago

If it's dead you could frame it. Don't kill it yourself, though.

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#59

My Dog Brought A Potato To Bed This Morning

My Dog Brought A Potato To Bed This Morning

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BoredBirgit
Community Member
3 years ago

Gonna do potato salad for lunch, uh?

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#60

I Hear Cats Bring Dead Birds As Gifts. By Puppy Brings Me Rocks. Rocks

I Hear Cats Bring Dead Birds As Gifts. By Puppy Brings Me Rocks. Rocks