Everyone’s longing for traveling these days. I don’t know how much I’d give for that sweet moment of being seated on a plane, cramming my legs by the window, hoping there won’t be a screaming baby sitting right next to me. Oh, the joys of open borders from the pre-pandemic world!

And as we wait for the covid chaos to stop savaging the globe, and our beloved air, sea, and land transport to resume to normal, let’s take a look at some precious pics of pets traveling instead of us. From dogs bamboozling the plane cabin to pony-turned flight attendants, these are the support animals who make the joys of commuting even more pawsome.

Hand-picked by Bored Panda, the compilation combines two of our favorite things, animals and travel, so make sure to hit the upvote button on your favorite animals on board sightings!

#1

My Wife Is A Flight Attendant And Uses Her Benefits To Help Transfer Animals To Shelters That Value Life A Bit More Than Others. Today’s Guest Was Pepper

My Wife Is A Flight Attendant And Uses Her Benefits To Help Transfer Animals To Shelters That Value Life A Bit More Than Others. Today’s Guest Was Pepper

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Raine Soo
Community Member
7 months ago

That is very kind of your wife. Good day, Pepper.

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This Is Athena. It’s Her First Train Trip And She’s A Little Scared, But Being Brave As Heck

This Is Athena. It’s Her First Train Trip And She’s A Little Scared, But Being Brave As Heck

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sturmwesen
Community Member
7 months ago

Hmmm i always put a scarf or blanket under my puppy. Cute Pit but it is not your sofa but public transport.

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Even though most pet owners would never part with their furry friends, in reality, traveling with animals is not as easy as it sounds. But the hassle starts even before traveling. For example, if you’re about to board an international flight, you should make sure that your pet meets the requirements for your destination country and is healthy enough to travel.

On top of that, every airline has different pet travel requirements, so you want to make sure you know them before boarding. Also, it depends on what kind of animal you're traveling with. For example, if you want to take a pet bird or other exotic animal with you out of the US, you may have to contact additional agencies, like USDA APHIS Veterinary Services (VS) and US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).

For further information, check out this official list from Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for the current pet travel health rules.

#3

A Girl And Her Raven On The Running Subway

A Girl And Her Raven On The Running Subway

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Flexiegirl94
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7 months ago

You don’t see that everyday!

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#4

My Blind Stepdad's Guide Dog Axel. They Went On A Week Long Pilgrimage And Are Now Returning Home. This Was Him On The Train Hugging My Stepdad's Foot. Such A Good Boi

My Blind Stepdad's Guide Dog Axel. They Went On A Week Long Pilgrimage And Are Now Returning Home. This Was Him On The Train Hugging My Stepdad's Foot. Such A Good Boi

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Capermom
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7 months ago

Axel is the bestest boi.

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According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on airlines that allow pets to travel, only small dogs and cats that can fit in special carriers under the seat are allowed in the cabin. It’s critical that their owners take care of them during layovers.

Other airlines may not allow pets in the cabin and will transport them as cargo in specially constructed holds with ventilation and heating. And since for animals, it’s usually better to travel this way since it's darker and quieter, for their owners, it usually means higher transportation charges.

#5

She Took The Midnight Train Going Anywhere

She Took The Midnight Train Going Anywhere

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Flexiegirl94
Community Member
7 months ago

That is a very cute doggie

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#6

Saying Hey From The NYC Subway

Saying Hey From The NYC Subway

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TheGirlFromTheNorth
Community Member
7 months ago

HENLO HOOMAN!

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#7

So Apparently We Are Bringing Llamas On The Max Now. I Guess Alpaca Bit Of Extra Snacks With Me Next Time

So Apparently We Are Bringing Llamas On The Max Now. I Guess Alpaca Bit Of Extra Snacks With Me Next Time

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Let_Love_Rule
Community Member
7 months ago

Haha I see what you did there

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#8

On The Train And Saw This Friendly Face

On The Train And Saw This Friendly Face

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Full of Giggles
Community Member
7 months ago

Peek-a-boop!

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#9

On The Subway

On The Subway

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River Webb
Community Member
7 months ago

good on that man for helping the kitten

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#10

On The Train To Manchester

On The Train To Manchester

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Raine Soo
Community Member
7 months ago

Both zonked out.

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As you can imagine, loading and unloading your pet as cargo can be incredibly stressful to your pet. The CDC encourages pet owners to get their pets used to their carrier before the flight so they feel less anxious.

Other tips from the CDC include purchasing flights with fewer connections and layovers, picking departure and arrival times to avoid extreme heat or cold, and making sure your pet feels safe and calm before and after the flight.

#11

Rescue Dog Travelling To Forever Home Gets His Own Seat On Ferry

Rescue Dog Travelling To Forever Home Gets His Own Seat On Ferry

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Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
7 months ago

Travel sleep....

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#12

You Saw Penguins On A Plane? My Papps Was Flying It

You Saw Penguins On A Plane? My Papps Was Flying It

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Rozanne Blignaut
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

I always knew Penguins could fly!

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#13

Sat Next To This Happy Little Guy On A Plane

Sat Next To This Happy Little Guy On A Plane

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Raine Soo
Community Member
7 months ago

S/he is absolutely adorable. That face is too much!

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#14

This Guy And His Dog On My Flight Right Now. They Have Been Like This For Over 2 Hours

This Guy And His Dog On My Flight Right Now. They Have Been Like This For Over 2 Hours

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River Webb
Community Member
7 months ago

best buds

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#15

My Friend Saw This Guy On The Metro

My Friend Saw This Guy On The Metro

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Rozanne Blignaut
Community Member
7 months ago

It's a BUN!!!!!!

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Some pet owners may find sedatives and tranquilizers alleviate their pets’ stress during flight, but the International Air Transport Association discourages using such medication since it “could harm animals while in flight.” Whatever you decide, make sure to consult a veterinarian to make sure both you and your pet are ready to have a flight.

#16

This Girl Named Panda Smiled At Me Like This For Her Entire Plane Ride Shift (Service Dog)

This Girl Named Panda Smiled At Me Like This For Her Entire Plane Ride Shift (Service Dog)

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Vic
Community Member
7 months ago

This panda ain't bored..

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#17

I See Your Dog On A Plane And Raise You A Booped Dog On A Plane

I See Your Dog On A Plane And Raise You A Booped Dog On A Plane

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Rozanne Blignaut
Community Member
7 months ago

When the pup askes for a boop one MUST comply! Those are the rules of Booping!

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#18

This Little Kitty Had Its Own Seat On The Three Hour Train Ride I Was On In Spain! It Sat So Nicely For The Whole Time

This Little Kitty Had Its Own Seat On The Three Hour Train Ride I Was On In Spain! It Sat So Nicely For The Whole Time

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Raine Soo
Community Member
7 months ago

Who's a good kitty? My cats wouldn't sit still for anything, hence they won't be on a train unless they were in carriers.

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#19

Kitten Likes Traveling

Kitten Likes Traveling

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
7 months ago

"Look at the size of those birds!"

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#20

This Guy Is Going To Make The Flight Much More Enjoyable! He’s So Happy To Fly

This Guy Is Going To Make The Flight Much More Enjoyable! He’s So Happy To Fly

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Flexiegirl94
Community Member
7 months ago

Awww ☺️

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#21

Future Search-And-Rescue Dog Echo Took A 13 Hour Trip Home With Me This Week, Including Three Flights. She’s A Trooper

Future Search-And-Rescue Dog Echo Took A 13 Hour Trip Home With Me This Week, Including Three Flights. She’s A Trooper

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TheGirlFromTheNorth
Community Member
7 months ago

OMG THOSE EYES!!

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#22

Puppy On His First Flight

Puppy On His First Flight

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Zucchini
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

The puppy looks scared of heights!

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#23

I'm A Flight Attendant And This Was My First Passenger This Morning. She Made My Day! Meet Zuri

I'm A Flight Attendant And This Was My First Passenger This Morning. She Made My Day! Meet Zuri

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Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
7 months ago

Those eyes....

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#24

Bentley Got To Meet The Captain After Our Flight Home Last Night

Bentley Got To Meet The Captain After Our Flight Home Last Night

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Raine Soo
Community Member
7 months ago

I thought Bentley was the co-pilot.

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#25

Traveling Koalas

Traveling Koalas

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Raine Soo
Community Member
7 months ago

Now, those koalas are traveling in style. Oh, how I wish that I was the flight attendant here.

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#26

I Made A New Friend On The Train

I Made A New Friend On The Train

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Flexiegirl94
Community Member
7 months ago

I would like to keep that friend!

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#27

He Makes Her Hold His Hand On The Subway

He Makes Her Hold His Hand On The Subway

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Aayse
Community Member
7 months ago

hold my hand Jane, I am scared

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#28

I Was Lucky Enough To Sit Next To This Little One On My Plane Ride The Other Night

I Was Lucky Enough To Sit Next To This Little One On My Plane Ride The Other Night

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
7 months ago

Awwww I love Frenchies

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#29

This Is How Desmond Sleeps On A Plane

This Is How Desmond Sleeps On A Plane

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Raine Soo
Community Member
7 months ago

Desmond looks so comfy.

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#30

This Dude On The Train Wouldn't Stop Staring At Me

This Dude On The Train Wouldn't Stop Staring At Me

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Ian Milne
Community Member
7 months ago

The Easter bunny on vacation

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#31

This Dog Sitting At A Subway

This Dog Sitting At A Subway

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Amber Cook
Community Member
7 months ago

Biggest babies ever! Our Dane (he's been gone for over 8 years now) was a bigger baby and more of a lap dog than our pug (whom just a puppy with our Dane still alive) acts like she's going to rip your Achilles' tendon out of she doesn't know you.

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#32

"I'm A Tax-Paying Citizen Taking Public Transport Now"

"I'm A Tax-Paying Citizen Taking Public Transport Now"

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Let_Love_Rule
Community Member
7 months ago

That is one big floof ball, can I get a cuddle please?

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#33

Joey The Therapy Dog Was Spotted On A Plane Taking A Well-Deserved Nap (Pic Taken With Permission). He Visits Patients In Hospitals And Even Has His Own Business Card

Joey The Therapy Dog Was Spotted On A Plane Taking A Well-Deserved Nap (Pic Taken With Permission). He Visits Patients In Hospitals And Even Has His Own Business Card

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Periwinkle
Community Member
7 months ago

His birthday is on the 20th! 6 days after my pup 's.

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#34

Look At This A***e Using Up Two Seats Like He Owns The Train Or Something

Look At This A***e Using Up Two Seats Like He Owns The Train Or Something

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Raine Soo
Community Member
7 months ago

Of course, he owns the train. You're just a passenger.

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#35

Two Old Best Friends Having A Little Snooze On The Bus

Two Old Best Friends Having A Little Snooze On The Bus

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Periwinkle
Community Member
7 months ago

Their hair matches too! Like dog, like owner.

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#36

I Asked To Be Seated Next To The Cutest Guy On The Plane

I Asked To Be Seated Next To The Cutest Guy On The Plane

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Flexiegirl94
Community Member
7 months ago

I would definitely want to be seated next to him!

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#37

This Irish Setter Didn't Win The Best In Its Group At Westminster, But It Won The Best In First Class On My Flight

This Irish Setter Didn't Win The Best In Its Group At Westminster, But It Won The Best In First Class On My Flight

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Amber Cook
Community Member
7 months ago

Lol, I have to giggle when I get to see I'm not the only one that makes sure to give my puppers a pillow to lay on.

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#38

This Police Trauma Dog On My Wife's Flight Today

This Police Trauma Dog On My Wife's Flight Today

This was on a flight immediately after my wife's first flight had to make an emergency landing due to engine trouble. I think she could tell my wife was having a ruff day.

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Periwinkle
Community Member
7 months ago

Aww, what a beautiful dog.

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#39

His First Time On A Train

His First Time On A Train

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River Webb
Community Member
7 months ago

so happy :D

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#40

"Is Airplane Mode A Joke To You Karen?"

"Is Airplane Mode A Joke To You Karen?"

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Flexiegirl94
Community Member
7 months ago

Paw patrol haha 😂

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#41

This Little Guy Just Flew Across Canada With Me. As You Can See In His Eyes, He Was Not Happy About It. Now Home Safe And Sound

This Little Guy Just Flew Across Canada With Me. As You Can See In His Eyes, He Was Not Happy About It. Now Home Safe And Sound

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Suzy the observer
Community Member
7 months ago

I would have spent the flight with my face in the bag getting fuzzy kisses.

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#42

This Guy Sitting Next To Me On The Flight Was All Business

This Guy Sitting Next To Me On The Flight Was All Business

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Flexiegirl94
Community Member
7 months ago

Hi max!

Aayse
Community Member
7 months ago

OMG Max!!!! cutest dog ever

Ian Taggart
Community Member
7 months ago

Push the button, Max.

Diemond Star
Community Member
7 months ago

I would love to have Max next to me.

deanna woods
Community Member
7 months ago

HI, MAX!

Natalia
Community Member
7 months ago

😍😍

Sue Clifford
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh my goodness, what a cutie.

Faith Nicole
Community Member
7 months ago

Well it looks like Max here is starting young.. business then pleasure! His little puppy face though 🥰 u wouldn't be able to resist

May Day
Community Member
7 months ago

The cuteness <3 <3 <3

Carol Roeder
Community Member
7 months ago

Max is in training real early! He's in the Cutie Patrol!

Phillis Rosenthal
Community Member
7 months ago

🥰

Nola Dorothy
Community Member
7 months ago

What a darling!

Whatshername
Community Member
7 months ago

Max cuteness

Cynthia Marrs
Community Member
7 months ago

Puppy business.

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
7 months ago

and his business is to be 'cute'!

Mackenna Mueller
Community Member
7 months ago

sy-st-em mal-func-tion cute-ness- oh-ver-load

Marci Rommal
Community Member
7 months ago

I thought I was too old to fall in love again. WRONG! Max captured my heart.

Chaotic_pansexual
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh, Max! What a cutie!!

23AClark
Community Member
7 months ago

😘😘❤❤

Jayna Shin
Community Member
7 months ago

OMG.

Cathal
Community Member
7 months ago

What type of dog is this, a weimaraner?

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#43

Pets Take Over Plane Cabin On Fort Mcmurray Fire Evacuee Flight

Pets Take Over Plane Cabin On Fort Mcmurray Fire Evacuee Flight

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Jennifer Norton
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7 months ago

I would be in heaven and would be trying to pet each and every one of them!!!!

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#44

My Friend Just Sent Me This Live From Rome Subway

My Friend Just Sent Me This Live From Rome Subway

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River Webb
Community Member
7 months ago

cutest thing ive seen all day

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#45

Flight Attendant: Episode 7

Flight Attendant: Episode 7

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spirit wolf
Community Member
7 months ago

Are we not going to talk about her really fancy shoes?

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#46

Subway Lion

Subway Lion

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Doggo Froggo
Community Member
7 months ago

Aaawww - a mini lion!

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#47

Just Got Onto A Train. Then This Little Guy Appears Under My Seat

Just Got Onto A Train. Then This Little Guy Appears Under My Seat

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TheGirlFromTheNorth
Community Member
7 months ago

*BOOP*

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#48

My Good Boi And Service Animal In Training, Nigel, Enjoying His First Practice Ride On The Metro

My Good Boi And Service Animal In Training, Nigel, Enjoying His First Practice Ride On The Metro

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Vic
Community Member
7 months ago

What a beautiful boi..

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#49

Just A Lady With Her Pet Duck On The Metro

Just A Lady With Her Pet Duck On The Metro

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Caroline Kimber
Community Member
7 months ago

QUACKERS.

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#50

Hush Little Baby, Don't Say A Word. Found Them In A Train In London

Hush Little Baby, Don't Say A Word. Found Them In A Train In London

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Periwinkle
Community Member
7 months ago

I hold my cat like that, actually, no, he doesn't care, at all.

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