Everyone thinks that their pet is always the cutest - but not the people on this Twitter thread. Anyone who has a pet or knows someone who has a pet knows that owners love to show off their animal children. Whether this means shoving their phone in your face to ask "aren't they sooo cute?!" or the more subtle setting their background screen as an adorable photo of their critter - they want to share their critter with the world.

In the digital age of always putting your most photogenic shots out there, Twitter user Baby_b0nes decided to switch things up by asking her followers to share the" least flattering" photos of their pets and boy did they deliver. Scroll down to check out some hilarious animals hitting all the wrong angles and don't forget to upvote your favs!

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Dynein 3 months ago

Ominous. As the camera slowly pans to the person lying on the bed, you realize the cat's and the shadow's movement don't quite match...

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According to research, it is likely that the culture of keeping pets began thousands of years ago, with our human ancestors capturing young wolves and domesticating them. The reason for adopting these furry predators was probably not for their cute faces, but because they were useful for hunting. Over time, these wolves evolved into a tamer species - dogs. According to a study published in May 2015, this evolution could have been as early as 27,000 years ago. So if we no longer hunt, why keep pets around now?  

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Noura 3 months ago

Mlem

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CultOfBambi 3 months ago

The way I look when I hear the garbage truck and suddenly remember I was supposed to put the bins out.

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John Bradshaw of Bristol University's School of Veterinary Sciences in the UK proposed another pet-culture evolution theory that doesn't hold up so much in the present day, which is that it gave women an opportunity to show that they were good and capable of caring for a helpless mammal. This practice suggested care-giving qualities and demonstrated and nurtured empathetic behavior, said Bradshaw to the BBC. 

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Iván Galarraga 3 months ago

I wonder how do I taste... YUK!

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Janine B. 3 months ago

When you tell your boss how much you like your job. :D

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Taking care of an animal can be extremely costly, as any pet owner might tell you. Due to cost, other theories suggest that owning a pet is a sign of a person's wealth. In order to properly care for an animal, one needs the resources to take care of themselves and the pet. "There's a lot of history and culture with how we chose to express this desire to look after animals, but basically it is a human instinct that used to be an honest signal of the ability to look after animals," said Bradshaw.

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NanZ 3 months ago

I don't think I have ever seen a cow sitting

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Evgeniya Khon 3 months ago

Whoever posted this, thank you!!! Birds can be ridiculous too!

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James Serpell, professor of Animal Ethics & Welfare at the University of Pennsylvania, believes that there are still evolutionary benefits even today from keeping pets. Because humans are a social species, he states that we are constantly seeking relationships not just with other humans but with our pets as well. "Humans which lack social support are more vulnerable to disease and infection."

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Janine B. 3 months ago

What's the problem? That's a fabulous smile! :D

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Kai 3 months ago

I was wondering, isnt that expression an angry expression? My german shepherd does thata when he is very angry.

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We might think of owning pets as the norm but as Harold Herzog of Western Carolina University states, "We keep pets because other people do because it is "socially contagious," Herzog told an audience at the annual convention for the Association for Psychological Science in New York. "We do have these general predispositions to be attracted to animate things - we have predispositions to find puppies and kittens cute, but that puppy that is so cute in the US can be perceived as a meal in [South] Korea, so what's going on there?"

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Ms.M 3 months ago

The sweetest lil' demon ever.

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Pan Narrans 3 months ago

Bad cat-nip trip!

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#12

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Hseed 3 months ago

Escape attempt. 6% accomplished

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#13

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Ms.M 3 months ago

Get this effin hat off me!!!

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Janine B. 3 months ago

Wif cake if fery delifous!

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#15

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A B C 3 months ago

Haha, badass :D

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Saoirse Tadashi 3 months ago

Meme-able. haha

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Dee Hunter 3 months ago

The old wise master will now speak ...

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#18

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Laura Zappenduster 3 months ago

she´s looking at you and the ghost beside you, both at the same time!

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Laura Zappenduster 3 months ago

A horse and a Cowboy went into a bar.

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Loveyiii 3 months ago

I'm to sexy for my fur, to sexy for my fur, too too sexy!!!

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#21

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Meeow 3 months ago

He looks like he has a wide shoulder lol

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#22

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A B C 3 months ago

Hello Beau nice to meat you

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#23

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Foxxy 3 months ago

Aww the last one is adorable

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#24

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comboplush 3 months ago

Oh wow, I hope everyone got away uninjured here.

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#25

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Awkward Manatee 3 months ago

The top one is ADORABLAY

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A B C 3 months ago

Me on a Monday morning

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OTTER 3 months ago

And don’t EVER Skype me again!!!

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DemPugs 3 months ago

Bleh...head turning to mush...must resist...

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#29

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Cyndi H 3 months ago

Inbred... Hahaha.

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Alejandro 3 months ago

Toothless, is that you? (from How to Train Your Dragon :D )

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