There’s something about making sure your furry friend is safe and well that keeps us awake at night. Some pet owners give away their blanket, others part with their beds altogether and sleep on the sofa. It’s never enough to check up on them, because anything bad happening to our beloved doggos, cattos, and other four-legged companions can not only send us into panic mode, it can seriously give us a heart attack. Full stop.

Whether the pets are aware of this or not remains a mystery. But that’s not an excuse to play nerve-wracking tricks on their unsuspecting owners.

From a catto casually having the time of their life while covered in red paprika, to a doggo chilling in a pose that seems like the boi only has half of his body, Bored Panda has compiled you a chilling list that will make you look twice, and thrice. I mean, how dare they, but it’s also good to know this is not what it seems.

#1

I Almost Had An Heart Attack

I Almost Had An Heart Attack

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Raine Soo
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10 months ago

Yeah, I don't blame you...Look at those 'teeth'!

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#2

Nearly Had A Heart Attack

Nearly Had A Heart Attack

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
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10 months ago

I see, this is revenge for all those cucumbers, isn't it?

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#3

My Dog Fell Asleep Under My Daughter’s Pillow And Nearly Gave Me A Heart Attack

My Dog Fell Asleep Under My Daughter’s Pillow And Nearly Gave Me A Heart Attack

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Flowers
Community Member
10 months ago

This is hilarious!

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To find out what it's like to to have a pet who "nearly" gives you a heart attack by chilling at odd angles, sitting in weird poses, or bathing in paprika powder, Bored Panda reached out to a Twitter user who goes by the handle @_sumola_. The woman from Ottawa, Ontario tweeted a picture of a black cat that appears to have his tail chopped off.

@_sumola_ told us that the mischievous guy, named Void, is her roommate Tally's cat. Tally said that “as Void is the darker darkest, he likes to act very mysterious. But he's also a huge dork. He will reach his paw out to pet you (nails included on occasion) in order to ask for pats.”

Moreover, Tally is convinced that cats and pets in general love giving their owners heart attacks for two reasons. “First, they're little evil gremlins who delight at torture, and second, they like the way you give them the good-good attention afterwards.”

And since Void is completely black, “he likes to sit in the darkest of places, be it my laundry hamper, under the bed, bookshelf, closet.” Tally joked that Void likes to ensure that there are no monsters that can attack her… “Other than him.”

In the end, Tally reminds everyone “adopt, don't shop!” And… she added, “yes, Void's name was UnaVoidable.” We surely saw that part coming, right?

#4

The Owner Found His Dog Lying On The Floor, All Covered In Red Sticky Liquid. It Was Just Dragon Fruit All Along!

The Owner Found His Dog Lying On The Floor, All Covered In Red Sticky Liquid. It Was Just Dragon Fruit All Along!

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
10 months ago

not even sorry!

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#5

Cat Gave Me A Scare This Morning. It's Paprika

Cat Gave Me A Scare This Morning. It's Paprika

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

Kitty is dabbling in the culinary arts.

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#6

Had To Look Twice

Had To Look Twice

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Jumilicious
Community Member
10 months ago

Loggo!

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If you've ever been a proud parent to a fur baby, you know how wonderful it is. Pets give us great companionship and, for most of us, they become loving and loyal members of the family. But loving them may come with hardships, too.

The psychotherapist Megan MacCutcheon suggested that there is always a threat for potential stress when you own a pet. “Things like adjusting to owning a new pet, training a pet, acquainting new pets and existing pets, introducing pets and children, and finding solutions to various responsibilities in terms of help with pet sitting, dog walking, etc.”

The biggest hardship may be dealing with the thought that your pet will have to pass one day. “While many pets seem forever young, they do age, their health eventually declines, and we are faced with even more responsibilities as we take care of the additional duties and demands that come with caring for an elderly or sick animal."

#7

The Doggo Almost Gave Me A Heart Attack

The Doggo Almost Gave Me A Heart Attack

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DforDorothy
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10 months ago

I would have fainted :O

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#8

My Dog Its Trying To Scare The Hell Out Of Me

My Dog Its Trying To Scare The Hell Out Of Me

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

Where's the rest of the body?

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#9

One Christmas Eve Night

One Christmas Eve Night

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Yolanda Ruiz
Community Member
10 months ago

this one confuses because he really is missing a piece of hair

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Seeing your pet’s health deteriorating, or worse, seeing them suffering, is heartbreaking for any pet parent. Megan suggests the term “pet owner anxiety,” although she hasn’t come across resources specifically related to it.

According to the therapist, it refers to the stress related to pet ownership, which can come in any form. For some, it’s the haunting dread of your pet passing away; for others, it’s the decision of euthanasia; and for most, it's simply seeing them in pain, which causes anxiety and sleepless nights.

Of course, there are always people for whom pets are "just animals." They tend to worry about them less, as they develop less emotional attachment. However, for most humans, it’s not all about being realistic when it comes to having a pet. First, we get deeply attached on the emotional level, and everything comes second.

#10

For A Second I Thought There Was A Hole Inside His Belly

For A Second I Thought There Was A Hole Inside His Belly

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Monika Soffronow
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10 months ago

That cat is a walking optical illusion. Great!

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#11

Gives Me A Heart Attack Every Time, But He Loves To Sleep Like That!

Gives Me A Heart Attack Every Time, But He Loves To Sleep Like That!

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Evelína Zlá
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10 months ago

That is cute... I would rub his belly :)

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#12

That Spooked The Crap Out Of Me

That Spooked The Crap Out Of Me

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
10 months ago

Ceiling Cat is still around, apparently

Rissie
Community Member
10 months ago

Omnomnomnipresent.

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Slinkman
Community Member
10 months ago

'Eyes on the ceiling'🎶🎵

Ted Kuhnline
Community Member
10 months ago

"Crap you're home early... I mean.. Don't come up yet!"

Dee
Community Member
10 months ago

Peeker!

Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

Cats get into the darndest places. Here's Johnny!

Lana Jig-maker
Community Member
10 months ago

That's some Cheshire cat stuff right there. "We're all mad here"

Madison Feehan
Community Member
10 months ago

I SEE YOUUUUUUU!

Katie Peter
Community Member
9 months ago

Don't you mean "it scared the CAT out of me"???

Iris Wolfie (づ ◕‿◕ )づ
Community Member
10 months ago

The Exorcist called, they want their cat back.

WholettheCatsout
Community Member
10 months ago

" heeeeere's Jackieeee"

chaitu cherry
Community Member
10 months ago

hooomaaannn...are you still alive???

Lee The Thespian
Community Member
9 months ago

hewo hoomen. I seeeeee ywo ere heme arley.

Jasmina Pavlovic
Community Member
9 months ago

Nice catoration ... heh ... 😁

Aaron Smith
Community Member
10 months ago

Thr prophecy has been fulfilled ceiling cat has arisen once more begin thecatpure

BOT-Windbound
Community Member
10 months ago

hes looking down the ceiling bc someone opened a can of cat food and in the next 5 seconds: BANZAI

Linda HS
Community Member
10 months ago

Hello

TickingEmotionBomb
Community Member
10 months ago

Drill Bat cat

Nicole Tomme
Community Member
10 months ago

Yoohoo!

Alan Green
Community Member
10 months ago

"Heeeeeere's Kitty!"

Jus
Community Member
6 months ago

Looks like you live in a basement... The ceiling is more scary than the cat!

Faith Nicole
Community Member
9 months ago

🤩

Nicole Forte-Rundberg
Community Member
9 months ago

Lmao peekaboo

Zyrina Berrocales
Community Member
9 months ago

Here’s Johnny! 😂

Phoenix Devlin
Community Member
9 months ago

Omg that is so amazing I wish my cat did that!😂

Mildred Thompson
Community Member
9 months ago

WOW!

Vonny Browne
Community Member
9 months ago

If it wanted, that cat could get through that space.

Jonny Chevalier
Community Member
9 months ago

I need that cat... I have critters in my ceiling.

Leslie Parker
Community Member
9 months ago

Cat head mounted on the ceiling is a designer faux paw..

Carolyn Legg
Community Member
9 months ago

Yikes!!!

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
9 months ago

Peek-a-boo!

Arenite
Community Member
9 months ago

Save us, Ceiling Cat!

Teresa Spanics
Community Member
9 months ago

😻💖

ArhomR
Community Member
9 months ago

Gargoyle!!

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
9 months ago

Well hidden web cam...

Quazmodic
Community Member
9 months ago

Well, that's one way to plug a hole in your ceiling, I guess.

Jane Dorothy Warner
Community Member
9 months ago

My parrot lived in a room with - I didn't realise - a fibreboard ceiling. One day, while I was sat in another room, I heard scraping and gnawing above me. Polly had bitten a hole in the fibreboard ceiling, then traversed the gaps between joists and was having a jolly old adventure in the cobwebs. He came out when called and was moved from that room!

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
9 months ago

Cute

Chaz83
Community Member
9 months ago

Heeeerrrreeessss Kitty!

Heather Menard
Community Member
9 months ago

It would spook me out because there could be someone watching you besides a cat. Also why is there a hole in the ceiling?

Jeff Diamond
Community Member
10 months ago

Time to exorcise the house...

Kirthika
Community Member
10 months ago

Peek a boo

Karen Dyer
Community Member
10 months ago

Hi, Sup

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#13

What About This?

What About This?

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

Doggo grew an extra limb.

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#14

When You Got Home And See Your Dog's Mouth Full Of "Blood"

When You Got Home And See Your Dog's Mouth Full Of "Blood"

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

I love the doggy's little bed.

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#15

Look At The Bengal Tiger... No, No, Wait...

Look At The Bengal Tiger... No, No, Wait...

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Hubertus Touché
Community Member
10 months ago

It's the one and only zebra-dog...

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#16

Woke Up In The Middle Of The Night To A Notification That My Security Camera Detected Motion. Cue Instant Heart Attack

Woke Up In The Middle Of The Night To A Notification That My Security Camera Detected Motion. Cue Instant Heart Attack

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

That shot is unnerving.

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#17

My Aunt Got Her Dog Groomed. The Groomer Only Has Half Of His Right Arm. It Looks Like He's Elbow Deep Into The Dog, And It Freaked Me Out When I First Saw The Picture

My Aunt Got Her Dog Groomed. The Groomer Only Has Half Of His Right Arm. It Looks Like He's Elbow Deep Into The Dog, And It Freaked Me Out When I First Saw The Picture

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Spankathon
Community Member
10 months ago

Good job they didn't take the photo when he was clipping around the dogs backside.

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#18

My Dog Almost Gave Me A Heart Attack Today, I Thought She Attacked Our Other Dog Outside And Had Blood All Over Her Face. Then I Saw A Seed And Realized She Got Into The Tomatoes.

My Dog Almost Gave Me A Heart Attack Today, I Thought She Attacked Our Other Dog Outside And Had Blood All Over Her Face. Then I Saw A Seed And Realized She Got Into The Tomatoes.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

Look at that adorable face! Who's a good girl?

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#19

I Nearly Had A Heart Attack When I Saw Him Sleeping Like This

I Nearly Had A Heart Attack When I Saw Him Sleeping Like This

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Ripley
Community Member
10 months ago

Pea soup downloading in 3 . . 2 . . . 1 . . .

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#20

Moving Things Around In The Garage. About Gave Me A Heart Attack

Moving Things Around In The Garage. About Gave Me A Heart Attack

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CuteCats
Community Member
10 months ago

The expression on the dog's face is so cute

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#21

She Thought She Dug A Treasure For Me, I Almost Got A Heart Attack

She Thought She Dug A Treasure For Me, I Almost Got A Heart Attack

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

Oh, s**t! That mummified creature is huge. Is it a type of beetle? Or is it one of those prankster toys? Whatever it is, drop it, drop it!

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#22

Almost Had A Heart Attack When I Got Home Today

Almost Had A Heart Attack When I Got Home Today

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Hubertus Touché
Community Member
10 months ago

wROOF, wROOF said the dog... and re-adjusted the dish in order to watch Dogflix for free.

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#23

The First Time I Saw Him Do This, My Heart Almost Stopped As I Thought He'd Died

The First Time I Saw Him Do This, My Heart Almost Stopped As I Thought He'd Died

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

Ooh, a tuxedo Dutch bunny. It does look as if it is wearing high waisted black pants with a white shirt.

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#24

Here's Another One

Here's Another One

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K O
Community Member
10 months ago

I can't see the scary part of this one, what am I missing?

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