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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whaojackie Report

Dynein
Community Member
1 year 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?  

#2

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Halee Wilson Report

Nuno Carvalho
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1 year ago

It looks lice a slice of bacon...

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#3

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CultOfBambi
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1 year 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. 

#4

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Janine B.
Community Member
1 year ago

*gnarf*

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#5

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Natters
Community Member
1 year ago

Dog Pennywise

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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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Bruce Scheiman
Community Member
1 year ago

This is ridiculously hysterical!

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#7

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Amber Ashley Report

Evgeniya Khon
Community Member
1 year 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."

#8

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lRONNOC Report

Janine B.
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#9

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AgentBeanz Report

Kai
Community Member
1 year ago

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

Jennifer Bossey
Community Member
1 year ago

Could be but hard to tell with just the snapshot. He might just be mid-sneeze :)

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Taylor Coghill
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like Ghost from GoT

Xavier Wescott
Community Member
1 year ago

reminds me of the wolves from "Princess mononoke"

John Sutton
Community Member
1 year ago

"Go ahead... ask me to fetch. ONE. MORE. TIME."

Jaime
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

That is my dog Jesselle, a Siberian Husky and that was actually just a picture of her taken mid yawn!

Happiness is Hippo
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

She’s a beautiful dog, even in mid yawn!

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Tracy Baparam
Community Member
1 year ago

Awesome pic

Pumbaa
Community Member
1 year ago

This one looks awesome!!

tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 year ago

Get me, I'm Ghost.

Nancy Bernard
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful dog, but he doesn't look like the dog that sees a man hit his mistress and he is just about ready to tear him limb from limb. That, btw, is not a bad thing!

Trudie Rothe
Community Member
1 year ago

My dog does this to smile

Kennedy Trebus
Community Member
1 year ago

This one is probably my favorite lol

MS Park
Community Member
1 year ago

The wolf mother from Princess Mononoke?

Dustin Alcaraz
Community Member
1 year ago

you could sell this pic for money I'm Sure! Great white werewolf photo!

Monty Glue
Community Member
1 year ago

Does Fluffy want a treat? Fluffy: Treat me or live to regret it!!

ARC ANIMAL RESCUE
Community Member
1 year ago

I am N O T NOT eating that I dont CARE if its good for me!

Marievel Puppo
Community Member
1 year ago

Bad temper...me?

Myriam Ickx
Community Member
1 year ago

Whow! This one really looks mean!

Alicia Wright, Ph.D., M.A.
Community Member
1 year ago

I love this image, and the most BEAUTIFUL CANINE captured therein❗To me, there is nothing unflattering about it.💖🐺💗🐺💟

Elise Williams
Community Member
1 year ago

"Doncha know dat I don' talk ta nobody til I has my coffee."

Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
1 year ago

Doing his best dire wolf impression

Karen Lees
Community Member
1 year ago

Right before a sneeze

Smiley Rie
Community Member
1 year ago

"What do you mean I only get water?"

moogical dank creature
Community Member
1 year ago

Me when I have to get out of bed

Denny Christensen
Community Member
1 year ago

Very beautiful and scary

Jerri Bailey
Community Member
1 year ago

Take my food and I'll kill you

Sharon Palmer
Community Member
1 year ago

He's got beautiful eyes!

Zeyad Magdy
Community Member
1 year ago

THATS MY BONE

Steve Barker
Community Member
1 year ago

It's the Wooluff! It's the Wooluff!!

Carole Chop
Community Member
1 year ago

Easy, Fellow, I’m your friend.

Meg Needler
Community Member
1 year ago

Now that’s scary!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

Anger management needed !!!

Leesa DeAndrea
Community Member
1 year ago

Danger Dog.

Valerie Fawn
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like someone's about to get kilt'

Troy Currie
Community Member
1 year ago

Ghost off of GOT.

Artur Gordinho
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow!!!

Melinda Burge
Community Member
1 year ago

Smile!

Sandy J Renfroe
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't. Touch. My. Food. Bowl. Again!

Patricia Posito
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks like he's getting ready to sneeze

Suzanne Clark
Community Member
1 year ago

If that's an audition for a werewolf movie, he gets the job!

I'm dark
Community Member
1 year ago

Me mad at my brother

Deb Schoeppey
Community Member
1 year ago

One sneeze too many!

Marcia Seever
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a beautiful white wolf.

Tim Huvane
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm a werewolf b*tch!

Loki C
Community Member
1 year ago

Reminds me a bit of The Nothing from Never-ending Story

Linda Matheny
Community Member
1 year ago

Run away, it's Cujo!

Tifferooski
Community Member
1 year ago

This looks exactly like one of the wolves from Princess Mononoke.

Paul Suttner
Community Member
1 year ago

winter is coming

Granstef Ghostlapin
Community Member
1 year ago

- Vegetables in my gamel, it's not a funny joke . . .

Janelle Clarke
Community Member
1 year ago

Awww another smile dog

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
1 year ago

I commend your bravery for taking this photo.

Zoe's Mom
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow, you can really see the wolf in this one.

Benny Best
Community Member
1 year ago

youngest child be like

Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

PLEASE keep the glass table and the dog separate. I know imma worry wart. But those tables can break very suddenly under heat/cold stress.

Bree Frohn
Community Member
1 year ago

JOEY DOESN'T SHARE FOOD!

Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
1 year ago

That is one beautiful lycanthrope...

Reee
Community Member
1 year ago

ANGERY doggo

R L
Community Member
1 year ago

Judging by the ears, eyes and bowl in the corner, I would say protective/aggressive.

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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?"

#10

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Iittleghost Report

miaow
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a furry bat's face :)

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#11

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Pan Narrans
Community Member
1 year ago

Bad cat-nip trip!

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#12

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Marie Kemp Report

Bruce Scheiman
Community Member
1 year ago

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFULLY HY-STERICAL

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#13

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JessicaParties Report

ispeak catanese
Community Member
1 year ago

Cat Elf on a Shelf will gouge your eyes out!

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#14

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Natters
Community Member
1 year ago

Happy birthday!! Have some cake!

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#15

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A B C
Community Member
1 year ago

Haha, badass :D

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#16

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Sasha Taylor
Community Member
1 year ago

'I cannot unsee this' moment 😂

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#17

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Gemma Moore Report

Dee Hunter
Community Member
1 year ago

The old wise master will now speak ...

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#18

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Laura Zappenduster
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#19

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Ann O'Masters Akers Report

Laura Zappenduster
Community Member
1 year ago

A horse and a Cowboy went into a bar.

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#20

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A B C
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

She's giving us "the look"

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#21

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Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, a very fluffy R2-D2

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#22

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A B C
Community Member
1 year ago

Hello Beau nice to meat you

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#23

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A B C
Community Member
1 year ago

Impressive how little is left when the Floof gets wet

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#24

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avafulller Report

comboplush
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh wow, I hope everyone got away uninjured here.

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#25

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Awkward Manatee
Community Member
1 year ago

The top one is ADORABLAY

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A B C
Community Member
1 year ago

Me on a Monday morning

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#27

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MeggersTheFox
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like she has a forked tongue! Is she part dragon, or a demon?

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#28

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OkayJass Report

DemPugs
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#29

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GallagherAvery Report

Dianna Siever
Community Member
1 year ago

Ha!

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#30

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Alejandro
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Note: this post originally had 71 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.