We all love our pets more than anything, and we also love taking lots of pics of them so we can share their cuteness with the world. It doesn't always quite work out as planned, however! Just like us, animals have their dorky moments, times when they are captured in a less-than-flattering pose.

Unlike us though, they don't care, and they won't be asking you to untag them on Facebook. So we asked our readers to show us their silliest pet pics; the ones when they looked at their most awkward, goofy or just flat out fugly. Boy, did they deliver! From derpy dogs to clumsy cats and hideous horses, this list compiled by Bored Panda has them all.

Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and don't forget to vote for your favorite awkward animals!

#1

The Many Faces Of Augustus

The Many Faces Of Augustus

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Nini Meow
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1 year ago

Such a majestic creature

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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

My Little Vampire

My Little Vampire

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Christina Webster
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1 year ago

SO ADORABLE!!!!

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#3

She Looks Like She Is About To Transform Into A Werewolf But She’s Actually Just Yawning!

She Looks Like She Is About To Transform Into A Werewolf But She’s Actually Just Yawning!

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Haha, this reminds me of the wolf (Gmork) on Never ending story.

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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," veterinary scientist John Bradshaw told the BBC.

#4

Feeling The Wind In Your Floof

Feeling The Wind In Your Floof

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

When you remember you left the stove on before leaving

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#5

Regrets, So Many Regrets

Regrets, So Many Regrets

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Kesyra
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1 year ago

When something touches your leg while swimming.

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James Serpell, professor of Animal Ethics & Welfare at the University of Pennsylvania, believes that there are evolutionary benefits today to keeping pets. "Because we are such a social species," he says, "we are constantly seeking relationship with others – including with our pets. Humans which lack social support are more vulnerable to disease and infection."

#6

Odin - Always Such A Handsome Boy!

Odin - Always Such A Handsome Boy!

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Lotte
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1 year ago

me after a weekend out

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#7

This Was His Best Smile. We Miss Him So Much

This Was His Best Smile. We Miss Him So Much

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SacredPistachio
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1 year ago

We're sorry for your loss

Community Member
1 year ago

Thank you. ❤️ Floyd was our special boy, the one and only once in a lifetime dog.

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Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

We take them in, and we let them leave paw prints on our hearts. Be patient now: accept you need your grieving time. In time your happy memories will over-ride the sadness. ( some of that is quoting from my Vet.)

Ang.stl
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm sorry for your loss. He looks like he would have been great to meet!

Mia Cardenas
Community Member
1 year ago

They sure take a piece of our hearts when they leave.

Cindy Collins
Community Member
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss, beautiful pupper, love the eye patch

NanZ
Community Member
1 year ago

So sorry you had to go through that. They are our babies and it is so painful when we lose them.

Jenny Bryl
Community Member
1 year ago

Pretty teeth. So sorry for your loss.

Abby
Community Member
1 year ago

Last year I went through the same thing and I understand how it feels. I'm very sorry for your loss and even if you may get other dogs, no dog could ever replace him

Restless
Community Member
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss. What beautiful teeth though!

Kim Lorton
Community Member
1 year ago

Sorry he has passed on! Sounds like he had a great life with you all!

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
1 year ago

Awww forever good boy.

Gillian Black
Community Member
1 year ago

know the feeling

Kelly Bortner
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm so sorry for your loss.

eli
Community Member
1 year ago

gorgeous boy. very sorry for your loss <3

Christina Webster
Community Member
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss. Love and hugs<3

Minna Saukko
Community Member
1 year ago

<3

MissPrideGirl
Community Member
1 year ago

How did they get a photo of me?

evesterunicorn🤪
Community Member
4 months ago

i’m so sorry. i hope you enjoyed having such an amazing creature in your life.☺️

yrgfbxoynergfweorinygxm
Community Member
9 months ago (edited)

hey uhh im 13 and my name is Thomas, and i used to have a dog named Jasper and i didnt know anybetter but i used to kick him and was mean to him when i was like 7 and the day he left when my aunt took him becuase of that, that was literally the sadest day of my life. She had took him because he bit me 3 times on the nose and i felt so bad after he left. I have 2 dogs now. One is a pitbull mixed with colby and his name is Bali which means soldier or warrior and he looks like petey of of the little rascals and my other dog is named Fancy which she is an Apple head tea cup chiwawwa and i named her that because she always acts like shes the queen but anyway, i will literally do anything for my dogs now cause they mean everything to me and they are my world. Im also very sorry for your lose i send deepiest apoligies for your family

ERIN W.
Community Member
9 months ago

I AM SO sorry he's gone. Pets can, and are, like family.

Kathleen Strainis
Community Member
10 months ago

Clean teeth

Carter764
Community Member
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss. We had a golden retriever until cancer came along with him after 12 years. Rest In Peace my best friend, Cody. My good boy.

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Some disagree with the evolutionary benefits of keeping pets and believe that it is more of a fashion, a trend that is reinforced by its own popularity. Plus, we simply find different animals 'cute' at different periods of time.

Serpell disagrees though. He believes that pet-keeping occurred naturally in hunter-gather communities and so it must be inbuilt.

"The notion that pet-keeping could be sustained by fluctuations in fashion is incomprehensible because we know people are having these kinds of relationships with animals very early in their history."

Clearly, it's difficult to know exactly why humans keep pets. But keep them we do, and they enrich our lives in so many ways. That's reason enough for me!

#8

Killer Yawn

Killer Yawn

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Tracy
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1 year ago

Looks like he scared the jeepers out of the other two dogs!!!

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#9

Bingsu On The Left Is Pretty Normal. Makoli On The Right... Well... Not So Much

Bingsu On The Left Is Pretty Normal. Makoli On The Right... Well... Not So Much

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MissPrideGirl
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1 year ago

Thinking about some of it's life choices.

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#10

This Is Pixels Best Angle 😂😂

This Is Pixels Best Angle 😂😂

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Nancy Jeckells
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1 year ago

fabulous shot !!

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#11

Murdok

Murdok

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

...disapproves of your antics.

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#12

My Dog Chasing A Pigeon, Excitement Level 999999

My Dog Chasing A Pigeon, Excitement Level 999999

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Tracy
Community Member
1 year ago

Go get him pup!!!

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#13

Raven The Black Gsd Looking Looking Like Ice Cube

Raven The Black Gsd Looking Looking Like Ice Cube

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Best Finnish Potatoe
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Evil spagetti. Don't ask me why, I dunno. Came to my mind.

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#14

Im Hangry!

Im Hangry!

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SimplySnips
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1 year ago

I know a few horses who will smile for food, especially mints and carrots.

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#15

Trying To Look Cute For Treats...

Trying To Look Cute For Treats...

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Ricardo Silva
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm i the only one thinking about alice in wonderland cat smille???

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#16

She's So Stylish, So Elegant, So...

She's So Stylish, So Elegant, So...

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

Need to resist the temptation to tickle that tongue...

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#17

My Sweet Baby Girl Decided To Eat A Piece Of Grass And Regretted It!

My Sweet Baby Girl Decided To Eat A Piece Of Grass And Regretted It!

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MissPrideGirl
Community Member
1 year ago

Bleugh! Why you taking picture hooman?

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#18

Just So Tired

Just So Tired

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Astrowhale
Community Member
1 year ago

me me me me me ME

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#19

Munchie Wants Me To Throw The Ball, Now Damnit!

Munchie Wants Me To Throw The Ball, Now Damnit!

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Soozie Poozie
Community Member
1 year ago

Awww, so cute!

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#20

This Is How My Dog Sleeps

This Is How My Dog Sleeps

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Soozie Poozie
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like he is possessed!! Soon he’ll be speaking Latin, spinning his head around and spewing green goo!!

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#21

Harrison Attempting Yoga

Harrison Attempting Yoga

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

More successful than me at it, I guess.

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#22

Gato Is Surprised To See Me

Gato Is Surprised To See Me

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Astrowhale
Community Member
1 year ago

What?!? Umm, actually, Hooman, it isn't want you think!!

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#23

Interrupted His Grooming Session

Interrupted His Grooming Session

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Tracy
Community Member
1 year ago

Do you mind, sheesh, hoomans and their camera things!

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#24

This Is Our Sweet Boy Feli

This Is Our Sweet Boy Feli

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Hammy
Community Member
1 year ago

Doesn't its collar say Fifi? Or Fiff? I can't really see it but it definitely doesn't look like Feli.

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#25

This Is My Special Boy Dexter

This Is My Special Boy Dexter

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

Ah...tchooo!

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#26

He's Actually Quite Cute, But This... Lol

He's Actually Quite Cute, But This... Lol

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Soozie Poozie
Community Member
1 year ago

His tongue is shaped like a bone!!

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#27

Nooo, Not Again That Camera!

Nooo, Not Again That Camera!

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Nadine
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow, those are long legs.

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#28

Sometimes Weasley Has A Beautiful Nap Face

Sometimes Weasley Has A Beautiful Nap Face

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Nini Meow
Community Member
1 year ago

This is so adorable ❤️

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#29

Our Beautiful Boy Morris 🌈 13-01-2017😔

Our Beautiful Boy Morris 🌈 13-01-2017😔

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Mike Crow
Community Member
1 year ago

You will see him again

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#30

Frankie Says Relax

Frankie Says Relax

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

Frankie's got the right idea

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