Meet one dog and you will fall in love with these animals forever. They encourage us to get out and explore the world, they help us find joy in simple things, like riding in a car, and they are always willing to snuggle. What I'm trying to say is, dogs are the best.

So in order to thank them for making us happy, we at Bored Panda have put together a new collection of wholesome dog posts. Whether it's a pup chilling in a flower basin or a diligent K9 "protecting" its hooman's baby, these pictures perfectly portray the pure nature of dogs, and we are lucky to have every single one of them.

Continue scrolling to enjoy the list and check out more of the same here and here.

#1

Pit Bulls Are Always Gonna Be My Favorite

Pit Bulls Are Always Gonna Be My Favorite

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OpalTheRainwing
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6 months ago

Xd Karma for da robbers

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This Dog Saved All Her Puppies From A Fire And Put Them All In One Of The Fire Trucks On The Scene

This Dog Saved All Her Puppies From A Fire And Put Them All In One Of The Fire Trucks On The Scene

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Eva the Egg
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6 months ago

Mothers love <3<3<3

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No wonder dogs are so great to us. Marissa Sunny, CPDT-KA and senior dog lifesaving specialist at Best Friends Animal Society, told Bored Panda that "dogs typically see their owners as family and their best friends! They grow extremely attached to people in their lives and will remember them even years later."

If you end up on a dog's good person list, it will definitely show you; dogs typically express affection by soliciting attention, "giving kisses", and actively trying to spend time with you," Sunny explained.

#3

Rescue Dog Drags Its Blanket Over To A Homeless Dog So They Can Share It On A Chilly Night

Rescue Dog Drags Its Blanket Over To A Homeless Dog So They Can Share It On A Chilly Night

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Jo87
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6 months ago

This deserves to be higher

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#4

This Is Zeus

This Is Zeus

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Lauren Caswell
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6 months ago

Go team doggo! Faith in humanity getting a refill

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#5

Wholesome Af

Wholesome Af

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Pernille Dyre
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6 months ago

Onions again...

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Science confirms that spending time with our canine companions does wonders for our wellbeing.

For example, a comprehensive review of studies published between 1950 and 2019 discovered that dog owners had a lower risk of death—studies suggest that dog owners have lower blood pressure levels and improved responses to stress.

Interestingly, people who had experienced previous coronary events had an even higher level of risk reduction for death.

#6

The Owner In This Shop Allows Stray Dogs To Come In When It Is Dark So That They Can Spend The Nights Safely .. He Put Blankets To Cover The Cold Tiles So Everyone Has A Comfortable Bed .. Such Initiatives Must Be Shared!

The Owner In This Shop Allows Stray Dogs To Come In When It Is Dark So That They Can Spend The Nights Safely .. He Put Blankets To Cover The Cold Tiles So Everyone Has A Comfortable Bed .. Such Initiatives Must Be Shared!

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TheGirlFromTheNorth
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6 months ago

Faith in humanity restored

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#7

Retired Nasa Astronaut, Leland Melvin’s Official Portrait

Retired Nasa Astronaut, Leland Melvin’s Official Portrait

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ume reid
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6 months ago

perfect..

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#8

My Son Was Waiting For The School Bus, When I Walked By And Saw This

My Son Was Waiting For The School Bus, When I Walked By And Saw This

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Shelli PL
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6 months ago

I just can’t with this cuteness

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Also, dogs make us a lot more sociable. Think about it, aren't people with canines more approachable? There's always a conversation starter wagging its tail next to them!

Researchers have found that about 40 percent of dog owners have an easier time making friends—these animals really help us to get to know strangers and form new relationships.

#9

I Got My Pup A Matching Chair So He Would Stop Stealing Mine. Needless To Say, He’s Very Pleased

I Got My Pup A Matching Chair So He Would Stop Stealing Mine. Needless To Say, He’s Very Pleased

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WildHoneyPie
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6 months ago

Just look at that grin!

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#10

My Son Always Texts To Say He's On His Way Home. So I Open The Door, Letting His 17 Year Old Cat, And 16 Year Old Doggo Know That He's On His Way. This Is Them Waiting For Him. Thought It Was Adorable, And Wanted To Share

My Son Always Texts To Say He's On His Way Home. So I Open The Door, Letting His 17 Year Old Cat, And 16 Year Old Doggo Know That He's On His Way. This Is Them Waiting For Him. Thought It Was Adorable, And Wanted To Share

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Eva the Egg
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6 months ago

Awww thats so adorable

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#11

This Will Always Be One Of My Favorite Photos Of All Time

This Will Always Be One Of My Favorite Photos Of All Time

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Eva the Egg
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6 months ago

HIS FACE 😂😂😂😭🌝

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With all of the unconditional love we receive from dogs, it's only fair we do everything in our power to make them feel content too. "For dogs to live a happy, fulfilling life, it is important that their families make sure all their needs are being met, not just the basic ones," Sunny highlighted.

"Dogs have emotional needs that can be filled by spending time with you and getting attention. They also have mental and intellectual needs that can be met by going on walks and playing games. It is important to look at your dog as a full creature with a developed mind to meet all its emotional, physical, and health needs."

To learn more about how to take care of your pup, visit Best Friends.

#12

The Goodest Of Girls

The Goodest Of Girls

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Aski Markup
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6 months ago

Well that outlet never looked dodgy, did it? Good doggy though.

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#13

Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son

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Eva the Egg
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6 months ago

Thats truly amazing

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#14

Their Dog Hasn’t Eaten Well Since They Brought Their Baby Home

Their Dog Hasn’t Eaten Well Since They Brought Their Baby Home

Their dog hasn’t eaten well since they brought their baby home - dog kept taking food into the living room and leaving it there. Someone suggested the dog might be worried the baby isn’t visibly eating, so is “feeding” the baby. They tried giving the baby a bowl of food at the same time. It worked!

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Lauren Caswell
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6 months ago

Oh that is heartbreakingly sweet!

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#15

Everyone's Welcome In This Pack

Everyone's Welcome In This Pack

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Friday
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6 months ago

Family ❤️

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#16

Wholesome As Heck

Wholesome As Heck

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MagicalUnicorn
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6 months ago

handsome boi!

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#17

Yes... We Are Family

Yes... We Are Family

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Eva the Egg
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6 months ago

THE BUNDLE OF KITTENS- I CANT 😭

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#18

Two Years And Tons Of Walks Later, Shiloh Has Reached Her Target Weight!!

Two Years And Tons Of Walks Later, Shiloh Has Reached Her Target Weight!!

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Shelli PL
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6 months ago (edited)

Yay, Shiloh! You look fabulous!! Nice job, human.

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#19

Cow Posing With Their Buddy

Cow Posing With Their Buddy

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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6 months ago

True love.

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#20

Dad Who Didn't Want A Dog Now Tucks Him In For Nap Time

Dad Who Didn't Want A Dog Now Tucks Him In For Nap Time

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Eva the Egg
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6 months ago

THIS IS THE CUTEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN OMG

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#21

When A President Loves His Dog

When A President Loves His Dog

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6 months ago

RIP, Bo🌹

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#22

Just An Old Dog And His Little Buddy

Just An Old Dog And His Little Buddy

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Lauren Caswell
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6 months ago

Letting it use the paws for rest! Oh gosh how did we get so lucky to have doggies in our lives!

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#23

My Senior(Ish) Dog Can't Swim By Himself Anymore So I Carry Him While He Takes A Dip

My Senior(Ish) Dog Can't Swim By Himself Anymore So I Carry Him While He Takes A Dip

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Kristy Nelson
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6 months ago

❤❤❤

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#24

Ham Saved My Life Yesterday. He Hurt His Paw But I’m Alive Because Of His Bravery. Thank You, Ham. You Are My Best Friend

Ham Saved My Life Yesterday. He Hurt His Paw But I’m Alive Because Of His Bravery. Thank You, Ham. You Are My Best Friend

I was working on my house where I fell and was critically injured. He ran to me and started howling and crying; he tried to drag me and ripped his foot Oppenheimer. Luckily he got my neighbors attention. I should be dead, but he saved me.

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Smutná_elfka
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6 months ago

Oppenheimer? Dang autocorrect!

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#25

After 9 Years Of Being My Best Friend, He Gets To Be My Best Man

After 9 Years Of Being My Best Friend, He Gets To Be My Best Man

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Smutná_elfka
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6 months ago

And he can't make a nasty toast!

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#26

Best Surprise Ever

Best Surprise Ever

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Refugee Pups
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6 months ago

The humans are also matching! Too cute

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#27

Spotted This Cutie At The Grocery Store

Spotted This Cutie At The Grocery Store

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Dorothy Parker
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6 months ago

Sweet dog, but breeders must be stopped from creating dogs who live with pain.

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#28

Just A Short-Spined Dog Enjoying Life. His Name Is Quasimodo. Even If You’re Different, You Can Still Enjoy Life

Just A Short-Spined Dog Enjoying Life. His Name Is Quasimodo. Even If You’re Different, You Can Still Enjoy Life

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Lucas
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6 months ago

Poor sweet dog. So glad he is loved and cared for.

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#29

Find This

Find This

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Eva the Egg
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6 months ago

My dog never listens to me. If they're listening to your dad it means hes good!

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#30

And I Never Thought That 17 Years Later, My Best Friend Would Live To Meet My First Child

And I Never Thought That 17 Years Later, My Best Friend Would Live To Meet My First Child

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6 months ago

I love this. Hugs.

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#31

Running Through The Lavender

Running Through The Lavender

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Eva the Egg
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6 months ago

Gorgeous photo. It looks like something from a National Geographics

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#32

My Son Has Noticed How Old Our Dog Is Getting, So He Tries To Comfort Her With His Stuffed Toy Sloth. She Loves It

My Son Has Noticed How Old Our Dog Is Getting, So He Tries To Comfort Her With His Stuffed Toy Sloth. She Loves It

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Samantha Power
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6 months ago (edited)

Dog obviously loves her toy :)

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#33

Derpy Boi Cooling Off

Derpy Boi Cooling Off

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Pernille Dyre
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6 months ago

Too much... too cute.. 😆😆😆

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#34

Just A Boy And His New Dog

Just A Boy And His New Dog

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Shelli PL
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6 months ago

Best friends for life!

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#35

This Little Dachshund Went From 56 Pounds Down To A Petite 9 Pounds!

This Little Dachshund Went From 56 Pounds Down To A Petite 9 Pounds!

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Lauren Caswell
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6 months ago

Well done! I see a treadmill helped the wee legs! And a blurry tail ❤

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#36

A German Shepherd Called Capitán Has Slept Next To The Grave Of His Owner Every Night At 6pm For 6 Years (2006-2012)

A German Shepherd Called Capitán Has Slept Next To The Grave Of His Owner Every Night At 6pm For 6 Years (2006-2012)

His owner, Miguel Guzmán died in 2006. Capitán, the dog, disappeared while the family attended the fueral services. A week later reatives of Guzmán were visiting the cemetery when they were astounded to find the dog next to the owner's grave.
The cemetery director says that the dog comes around each night at 6pm, and has done so for the past 6 years!

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Friday
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6 months ago

Some bonds can never be broken

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#37

The Before And After Of Playing In The Snow

The Before And After Of Playing In The Snow

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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6 months ago

Wiped out.

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#38

Husbands And Dads Be Like

Husbands And Dads Be Like

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Dorothy Parker
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6 months ago

So much mutual adoration.

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#39

Frens

Frens

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Friday
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6 months ago

Duck face

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#40

3,750 77 Dogs Deserve The Best!

3,750 77 Dogs Deserve The Best!

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Catlady6000
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6 months ago

Soo....just exactly what did he do at spa day?

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#41

Little Dog Doesn’t Like Snow, Bro Human Lays Down Plywood For Her In The Winter So She Can Always Have A Grassy Spot To Potty

Little Dog Doesn’t Like Snow, Bro Human Lays Down Plywood For Her In The Winter So She Can Always Have A Grassy Spot To Potty

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Eva the Egg
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6 months ago

Shes so smol!!!

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#42

Even After 10 Years, Some Things Never Change

Even After 10 Years, Some Things Never Change

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Binx
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6 months ago

How adorable!

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#43

When It's Bath Time But Your Doggy Doesn't Like His Ears Getting Wet

When It's Bath Time But Your Doggy Doesn't Like His Ears Getting Wet

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Lauren Caswell
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6 months ago

A bravery hat ❤

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#44

I Woof You, Mom

I Woof You, Mom

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#45

This Free Kisses Pup Window!

This Free Kisses Pup Window!

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M. L. Dew
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6 months ago

Woo hoo... a portable kissing booth :)

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#46

Stairway To Heaven

Stairway To Heaven

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Juliet Hadaway
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6 months ago

puppy puppy puppy puppy puppy puppy puppy puppy puppy puppy puppy

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#47

Angel Dog

Angel Dog

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Friday
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6 months ago

The Goodest Girl 😇

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#48

Our Dog And A Baby Squirrel Just Hanging Out

Our Dog And A Baby Squirrel Just Hanging Out

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Eva the Egg
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6 months ago

What a gentle beast

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#49

I Just Want To Be This Happy

I Just Want To Be This Happy

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Lynx Noir
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6 months ago

The face of glory 😁

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#50

Balcony

Balcony

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Eva the Egg
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6 months ago

✨ Fancy ✨

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