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

Noura
Community Member
1 year ago

Mlem

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#3

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CultOfBambi
Community Member
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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Iván Galarraga
Community Member
1 year ago

I wonder how do I taste... YUK!

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#5

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Janine B.
Community Member
1 year 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.

#6

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NanZ
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#7

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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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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.

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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

Ms.M
Community Member
1 year ago

The sweetest lil' demon ever.

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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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Hseed
Community Member
1 year ago

Escape attempt. 6% accomplished

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#13

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Ms.M
Community Member
1 year ago

Get this effin hat off me!!!

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#14

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Janine B.
Community Member
1 year ago

Wif cake if fery delifous!

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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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Saoirse Tadashi
Community Member
1 year ago

Meme-able. haha

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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 ...

A B C
Community Member
1 year ago

The old wise master seems not amused

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Sunee Days
Community Member
1 year ago

there will be consequences karen.

Bree Frohn
Community Member
1 year ago

Wet I am. Dry me off you must.

Karen Dyer
Community Member
1 year ago

ET, phone home

Emma Collins
Community Member
1 year ago

😑 Have a bath they said... It'll be nice they said...

Kai
Community Member
1 year ago

Burrito dog

Kate Jukes
Community Member
1 year ago

Which would make him a "Furrito!"

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
1 year ago

Now picturing Confucius sayings in Yoda speak.

Vertigo
Community Member
1 year ago

Granny! Is that you??

Ms.M
Community Member
1 year ago

I am so DONE with this crap

Yael
Community Member
1 year ago

Haha! This is just like my English Bulldog Pickles... https://ibb.co/BGdZSw3

John Sutton
Community Member
1 year ago

Do or do not. There is no try.

ARC ANIMAL RESCUE
Community Member
1 year ago

NO body knowz da Trubles Ah Seen

Marlene
Community Member
1 year ago

I just need to go to town and buy milk for the babies.......

Josey Griffin
Community Member
1 year ago

Not happy jan

Makayla Bolton
Community Member
1 year ago

OOF

Carole Chop
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a weird seal.

Meg Needler
Community Member
1 year ago

The indignity.

Harleen
Community Member
1 year ago

Noms for the poor.... noms....noms for the poor

Lauren Draper
Community Member
1 year ago

im going to cry this looks like my dog that passed 2 weeks ago

Ms.M
Community Member
1 year ago

:(

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Sue Sanders
Community Member
1 year ago

This is a most humbling experience. Phooey.

Tim Huvane
Community Member
1 year ago

Just stop human...please stop.

Markéta Podlešáková
Community Member
1 year ago

I see seal :-)

OTTER
Community Member
1 year ago

Doggie measles... I feel terrible and I’m all spotty.

Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
1 year ago

"The things I have seen..."

Pernille Dyre
Community Member
1 year ago

❤️❤️

Tricia Flynn
Community Member
1 year ago

I remember my Matise like that

Ava Ford
Community Member
1 year ago

Is that blood tho

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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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Loveyiii
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks like he has a wide shoulder lol

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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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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Aww the last one is adorable

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#24

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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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#26

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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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OTTER
Community Member
1 year ago

And don’t EVER Skype me again!!!

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#28

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DemPugs
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#29

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Cyndi H
Community Member
1 year ago

Inbred... Hahaha.

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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.