When Twitter user Ash shared a pic of a friend's cat, she probably didn't think it would go viral. However, the black kitty who got its front legs shaved for surgery was precisely what the Internet needed. Ash's tweet went viral and as of this article, it has over 470K likes.

The best part, however, is the replies. Other people whose cats are in a similar predicament started responding with their photos as well. From losing their pants to getting their out-of-shape bellies exposed, most of the shots are less than flattering, too. Something tells me the felines are already plotting a revenge plan to get back at the people spreading their photos.

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Scagsy
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1 year ago

This should be a regular look. Cats in short trousers!

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According to Dr. Marci Koski, a certified feline behavior and training consultant, cats dislike going to the vet for a lot of reasons. "First off, cats are creatures of habit, and they have typically not been trained to enjoy car rides or going to new places," Koski told Bored Panda, acknowledging that sometimes there are exceptions.

"Cats are used to hanging out in their home or on their property (if allowed outside), and when they are snatched out of their familiar environment, shoved into a box, loaded into a car, bounced around, then brought into a vet office with lots of new smells and sounds of dogs barking and cats meowing, their fear and anxiety level skyrockets."

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My friend's cat had surgery and now he has no pants.

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BrokenFlame
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1 year ago

He's half cat, half rotisserie chicken lmaoo

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To make a trip to the vet less stressful, Natalie Cady Bishop of Cat Behavior Solved advises to get the critters acclimated to their carrier first. "You can do this by keeping the carrier out in the main area of your house," Cady Bishop told Bored Panda. "Many owners keep the carrier in the garage and only bring it out when they have to try to put their cat in it to take them somewhere. The cat then associates the carrier with scary experiences. Keep the carrier open (and if the top opens, keep that opened as well)."

Put your cat's bedding in the carrier, too. The scent is very important to these animals. You can also add their favorite toys or catnip inside. If your cat likes to hang out and even naps in the carrier, award it with treats. From time to time, you can even close the door of the carrier as well, following with more treats!

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Scagsy
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1 year ago

Puss in boots

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"When the cat is used to that, try taking her out to the car and going around the block - teach her that not all car rides end at the vet's office!" Dr. Koski added. "When you're in the car, Feliway spray (sprayed on a blanket in the carrier) can really help, as can soft music. Make sure the temperature of the car is comfortable before putting your cat in, too."

If at any point your pet shows fear or stress, take a step back and go even slower.

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My cat recently had surgery. I hope his fur grows back quickly.

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Bill
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1 year ago (edited)

When my cat's butt got shaved I laughed everytime I saw him for the first week.

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"Finally, there are many cat-only veterinary clinics; there may be some in your area," Dr. Koski pointed out. "These vets know how to create a calm and soothing waiting area (no barking dogs!), and know how to gently handle cats. Bring the surface and treats that you've previously used at home with your cat's treatment station, and your cat will have a sense of familiarity about the process and the environment since there will be familiar smells, tastes, and textures. Many veterinarians are also Fear Free certified!" To find them, simply go to FearFreeHappyHomes.com. There's also a ton of videos and articles that show you how to teach your cat that going to see the vet and getting treatment or care isn't something to be feared.

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Our little buddy had to have a few surgeries. His haircut was... Less than flattering.

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White Wolf
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1 year ago

Dad bod.

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Melissa Sawicki
Community Member
1 year ago

OH MY

Wolfstar
Community Member
1 year ago

my dirty mind just *bam*

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Sabse
Community Member
1 year ago

Please, someone paint some eyes on it!

Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
Community Member
1 year ago

It's but a wee elephant

postboredom
Community Member
1 year ago

I need to forget what i just thought.....

Kinga Złotkowska
Community Member
1 year ago

You sholud put two ping pong balls on top of it for better impression.

Lou Wow
Community Member
1 year ago

Or a pair of sunglasses. 😎

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Linda HS
Community Member
1 year ago

I snorted so loud at this photo that both my husband and cat jumped...🤦‍♀️

Marky Mark
Community Member
1 year ago

He needs two Googly Eyes above the tail.

RaroaRaroa
Community Member
1 year ago

Someone needs some googly eyes.

Amazon QT
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1 year ago

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 year ago

That looks a little dirty...

Wolfstar
Community Member
1 year ago

just a LiTtLe??

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NWB
Community Member
1 year ago

penis butt!

ravn
Community Member
1 year ago

What I'm thinking of ends with "...and then teach it to walk backwards..."

JessG
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like snufalupagus (sp?)now!

Brenda Johnson
Community Member
1 year ago

I know I shouldn't laugh, but I would have glued googly eyes just above his tail.

Whawhawhatsis
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks like a muppet with a long nose!

elfin
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks a little like the front end of an aardvark.

Christy Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Where's the rest of his tail!

Pernille Dyre
Community Member
1 year ago

Sorry. Can’t stop laughing 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Pauline Bennett
Community Member
1 year ago

How'd you like that nose in your business?

Liesl Monnig
Community Member
10 months ago

OH MY GOD!!!!!!!?????

Landon Robinson
Community Member
11 months ago

its a hotdog

SHSL Hope Bagel
Community Member
12 months ago

WHAT THE-

Nicole Bowman
Community Member
12 months ago

This picture gets more funny if you add googly eyes.

Irene Fluit
Community Member
1 year ago

Aardvark in disguise 😄

ptm45
Community Member
1 year ago

Drafty

Fins
Community Member
1 year ago

My name is ALF and I'm stuck on Earth

Mary Peace
Community Member
1 year ago

Anybody got the goggle eyes? I really would have thought this was the front end of something - sorry puss!

Mangle the Fox
Community Member
1 year ago

THAT LOOKS SO FUNNY

Nate
Community Member
6 months ago

Lol

Suzanne Partridge
Community Member
8 months ago

He needs googly eyes either side of his tail!

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
8 months ago

Welp. That is... unfortunate

Charlotte Eitemiller
Community Member
8 months ago

that look like a hotdog

Shakira Wheelden
Community Member
9 months ago

oh dear

Aidan Garza
Community Member
10 months ago

NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

Alisa Sukhareva
Community Member
10 months ago

um alright

Lenicat
Community Member
11 months ago

put eyes on it and u hav squidward

BoredDragon
Community Member
11 months ago

HECK NO

C.A. McWilliam
Community Member
11 months ago

Oh Puss! Comisserations!

Landon Robinson
Community Member
11 months ago

uhm...that looks like something i know....

Laura Drillenburg
Community Member
12 months ago

O______o poor cat-

Nothanks L. Walk
Community Member
1 year ago

Remember the cat looking over the toilet stall with teh words HOOMAN UR TAIL IZ ON BAKWARD. Something tells me this cat's tail is too

Abri Correa
Community Member
1 year ago

What in the world. If one of my ten cats looked at this they would laugh!

May Day
Community Member
1 year ago

His pride cut off :-(

Tobias the Tiger
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought it was some kind of anteater at first.

funpandy
Community Member
1 year ago

Lmao

IlovemydogShilo
Community Member
1 year ago

They should put googly eyes on his butt to make it look like an ant eater walking backwards.

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 year ago

Aw poor cat

Fran Stateler
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor thing.

Kimberley Tremblay
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL

Terry Jensen
Community Member
1 year ago

poor baby...

Teresa Spanics
Community Member
1 year ago

😂🤣😹😻

Dino Wecke
Community Member
1 year ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 year ago

Did you check they haven't sneakily substituted a possum?

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
1 year ago

Echidna?

Colleen Garland
Community Member
1 year ago

I would have to put sun glasses on that tail.

Betsy Steinhart
Community Member
1 year ago

Put a couple of googly eyes back there!

JustCallMeKat
Community Member
1 year ago

I looks like... never mind

Carolyn Legg
Community Member
1 year ago

I look like an unmentionable!

idkwhatsmyname
Community Member
1 year ago

fat tail

KT
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG its a walking s*****g LOL

Pernille Dyre
Community Member
1 year ago

😂😂😂

MoodyBlue
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh no. Poor cat. And poor you, being forced to see this a lot.

glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

🤣Now his tail looks like something else.

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Bill
Community Member
1 year ago

These boots are made for walking and that's just what they'll do. One if these days at 3 am they're gonna walk all over you

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Julesoccer20
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1 year ago

It looks like something from Dr. Seuss!

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Pauline Bennett
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1 year ago

Dosen't look like he's too happy about it!

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True Blue
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1 year ago

"Mama look at mah new boots"

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Kt ryan
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1 year ago

Blep

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My 16 year boy looking like he is the toughest cat on the block after his tooth removal surgery.

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Pauline Bennett
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1 year ago

damn I can't stop slobbering!

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A couple of months post-surgery and Nugget is finally getting his fur back.

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Naima Ivansdóttir
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1 year ago

it takes an awful lot for that fur to grow back properly! :(

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True Blue
Community Member
1 year ago

Cute

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My kitty lounging on the floor after his surgery... Yea, he's still a little high on pain killers, but he's a champ.

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postboredom
Community Member
1 year ago

Battle scars

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Apollo made it through 3 weeks at the hospital and a surgery after somehow catching tonsillitis. The beast is finally back to his usual self.

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Pauline Bennett
Community Member
1 year ago

LOve the BiB!

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True Blue
Community Member
1 year ago

So fashionable

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Krystyna Dabrowski
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1 year ago

Stop trying to make Fetch happen! :)

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True Blue
Community Member
1 year ago

Not his socks!

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Pauline Bennett
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1 year ago

Glad it was just a lumpectomy!

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Pauline Bennett
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1 year ago

Look a bit like boxing gloves!

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Pauline Bennett
Community Member
1 year ago

Class act - I mean cat!

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True Blue
Community Member
1 year ago

"Oh yeah that well you see my hooman took me to the.. Vet and the Vet went all feral and ripped my shirt"

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Pauline Bennett
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Love the patterns that are left.

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Lsai Aeon
Community Member
1 year ago

That orange cat has/had just been declawed all 4 feet. HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!

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Sabse
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1 year ago

Grooming.... Was that intentional?

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 year ago

Bikini cut!

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Pauline Bennett
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1 year ago

Queen of the Ball---d!

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Pauline Bennett
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1 year ago

Looks like left toe is bald!

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 year ago

Textured cut!

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