For some of us, the kitchen is a frightening place filled with sharp objects, alien ingredients, and hot surfaces. But for cats? It's a jungle gym of exploration. There are things to play with, sit on, hide in, nibble on, and nap in. If you have a surface, appliance, utensil, or container, your cat will find a novel use for it. Take a look at our favorite cats getting comfy in the kitchen.
Take a break from looking at food porn on Instagram and ogle these animals instead. Some you may recognize (like "the most famous dog on Instagram"), some you might be meeting for the first time (like Hero the action dog), but all will melt your heart. From a little girl and her tabby cat sidekick to a flying hedgehog, click through now to see the cutest animals on Instagram.
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We all know that kittens and hedgehogs are adorable, so putting them together is heart-explodingly cute. Watch as a curious kitty meets a hedgehog for the very first time. Instead of being scared away by the hedgie's quills, this kitten really wants to get to know her new friend better. Click to watch this absolutely adorable pet video.
Robert "Bobby" Tufts may not be the first 4-year-old we know who rules the roost, but he's certainly the only one who has officially been put in charge! After a two-month campaign that his mom says he took very seriously, the kindergartener was recently chosen to be mayor of his hometown, Dorset, MN.
Granted, Dorset only has 26 residents, but locals say that doesn't diminish the importance of Mayor Tufts. As Yahoo! Shine reports, it's a seasonal town, and the charming little mayor is "a good ambassador," according to shop owner Wizik Wills.
Watch him do his thing, below.
Mom knows best, especially in the animal world. A glimpse of these mothers at work and play with their little ones is proof that the special mother-child bond is a celebration our animal friends share. Cute critters rely on mom to teach them the ways of the world, so in honor of our moms — and theirs — here's a look at some of the cutest animal moms and their babes.
There's nothing cuter than a curious kitty, which makes this silly pet video of the day so funny. We already know cats love cardboard boxes, and what kitty can't resist string? You'll definitely get a chuckle out of this quick short.
Celebrate National Pet Month with this collection of adorable pets that are as happy as they can be. From grinning guinea pigs to smiling cats, all of these pets are seriously cheery. The month of May is dedicated to sharing just how special animals are and the benefits of taking care of pets. Giving your favorite friend a cuddle lowers blood pressure and promotes good overall health — and shows your pet that you think he's special too. Click through for some instant animal love.
You know those weird places where your pet loves to hang out? We discovered a collection of critters that enjoy relaxing in the oddest spots. From cats lounging in the tub to ones that cuddle in your favorite boots, these pets find awkward places the perfect locales for leisure time. And we also found a few hilarious pictures of our furry friends caught in the act of behaving badly.
Meet the most smiley animal on earth: the quokka. A native of Australia, the quokka is a marsupial in the macropod family (along with wallabies and kangaroos) with a permanently positive outlook. Its most distinct characteristic is the appearance that it is always smiling. If you're feeling blue or just having a bad day, look no further. Click through to get an instant mood-booster and learn a few fun facts about quokkas while you're at it!
Just about everywhere you turn there's a silly animal meme: advice animals, grumpy cats, and puns galore. These cute pictures of pets with commentary are shared like crazy on Instagram. From dogs who can't wait to make breakfast to cats telling it like it is, we've gathered 12 of the silliest snort-out-loud pet memes that guarantee a good laugh.