Sometimes we get caught up with stuff and forget our furry friends just love spending time with us. But, even when we're the busiest, pets seem to figure out the cutest ways to let us know they would like our love and cuddles. Check out these 10 pets that have mastered the art of begging for attention.
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.
There's something about cats. They're so fluffy, cute, annoying, standoffish, selfish, and cuddly. It's hard to resist a cute kitty, which makes the following collection of adorable moments just the right thing to get you through your day.
Because a Moving Toy Causes so Much Joy
Cats Playing Leap Frog Might Be the Cutest Thing You've Seen Today
Good Kitty Friends Always Have Your Back
Everyone Wants to Be a Cool Kitty
A Good Cat Rub Is Hard to Beat
Who Cares About Chasing Some Flashing Dot?
Because Who Wouldn't Want to Lounge in the Sun For Hours and Hours?!
Cats Are Also Creepy-Cool
Wait For It . . .
Hang in There Little Kitten!
Who's the grumpiest character around? Oscar the Grouch takes on Grumpy Cat in a challenging duel of total irritability. Between Grumpy Cat's snarky comments and Oscar the Grouch's classic cantankerousness, these two are so disagreeable. And you'd think two cranky characters would get along. Watch as Oscar the Grouch spends a little time with our favorite curmudgeon kitty.
Meet Teddy Bear, a very special porcupine that really loves corn on the cob. And Teddy Bear is so in love with corn on the cob that you better not try to mess with his good eats. Click to watch this cute animal tell his friend that sharing is definitely not an option.
Discover what's going on in your pup's mind with this article from our partners at Yahoo! Shine.
Tail wagging is not merely the sign of a happy dog, new research shows; it's more complex than that. A right wag often means something very different from a left wag. In a study published in the Journal of Current Biology, scientists showed that the direction of the wag signals whether a dog is feeling anxious or amicable. Just as significant, other canines can read those signals and respond accordingly.
The researchers previously published work that showed dogs wagged their tails predominantly to the right (from the dog's point of view) when they saw something that made them happy, such as their owner approaching, and more to the left when they were stressed out by a larger dog or another stimuli they found threatening. The scientists, in this new study, built on that research by investigating how dogs might respond to the tail wagging of other canines.
For dogs, like humans, the left and the right hemispheres of the brain are involved with different emotional responses. The right brain, which is associated with processing anxiety, controls left-sided movement, while the left brain controls right-sided movement. Previous research has shown that dogs exhibit other types of lateral movement in addition to wagging. They turn their heads to the left when they see a dominant dog and to the right when they see a friendly dog.
Birds preen, cats groom, but how many creatures out there trim and twirl? Quite a few, apparently, as our not-so-scientific research has shown. During the month of November, many a prepossessed pet may display its mustachioed support for Movember, a campaign aimed at raising awareness for men's cancers, but several animals showcase their impressive 'staches year-round. Is your lip twitching to find out who falls under the handle(bar) of "best groomed"? Today, we bring you seven animals showing off their whiskery best.
Yes, we all have bad hair days. But the next time you're having a serious love-hate moment with your locks, remember that there are many cats that just don't care.
Because sometimes having long hair really is too much.
When "just a trim" turns into so much more.
Getting a shampoo isn't always relaxing.
A good weave is hard to master.
Colorists aren't always right.
Because sometimes clippers get overused.
Taming frizzy hair can be so tiring.
Because shedding can turn into something serious.
When donning a hat doesn't make things better.
Sometimes staying in bed is the best solution.
Everyone's getting in the Halloween spirit, and we want to see all your adorable costume-wearing pets! For this Instagram challenge, share pictures of your faithful friend while walking in All Hallows' Eve parades, hitting the neighborhood while trick-or-treating, or simply hanging out around the house in Halloween garb. Let this picture by Instagram user nycitywolf be your motivation.
Grab your smartphone, head outdoors, and get snapping. Upload your pictures to Instagram, remembering to tag them with #POPSUGARPets, and after the festivities of Halloween, we'll share our favorites. And, of course, follow POPSUGAR Pets on Instagram for pet inspiration and cute pictures of our favorite animals.