Maine Coon Cats So Fluffy And Adorable You Can’t Resist

Maine coon cats are known to be one of the largest domestic breed of cats.  I think they are also one of the most beautiful breeds in the cat kingdom. 

 

Their Mysterious Origins

The breed originated in the US no doubt, but the truth of the Maine Coon’s origin remains a mystery to date. A few myths circled around, fantastic stories spread, like those that Maine Coon is an offspring of raccoon mixing with domestic cat. They’re also said to have been brought by the Vikings during their exploits, or that Marie Antoinette shipped them to America as part of an escape plan. The most probable of the origin stories is that a longhair cat, an ancestor to Maine Coon, was shipped to America by a certain captain Coon, who used her predatory skills to kill some mice on board.

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The Gentle Giant

Despite their daunting size, Maine Coon is the cuddliest little thing ever! It’ll easily become your or your child’s best friend! Sometimes a little wary of strangers at first, but once you get to know each other better, trust me, they’re the most playful cats there are! Hence the nickname The Gentle Giant.

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Water Fetish

If there’s one thing that the vast majority of cats are repelled by, it’s water. Not so with Maine Coon; not only does she appreciate an occasional dip, but also seems to manically enjoy water activities. Just look at her face prior to hitting the tub! And yeah, her water-resistant coat is also good for swimming.

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A Hunter of Some Repute

Being all cute and cuddly, Maine Coon is also an exquisite mouser. Truly, their hunting skill is a stuff of legends.

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The Fluffiest Cat There Is!

Indeed, Maine Coon’s long hair and bushy tail make her one of the fluffiest creatures that ever walked on four. Their big, well tufted paws are built to withstand the harsh New England climates.

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Who’s A Big Boy!

Maine Coon, being one of the largest domesticated cat breed, can weigh on average anywhere between 10 and 25 pounds, though some have been known to exceed that weight.  They can also grow up to 40 inches in length!

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They Eat Big

If you own this cat, then you know the drill; Maine Coon is a heavy eater. You’ll pay often visits to pet shops in order to indulge their voracious appetite.

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They’ve Got The Brains

In  addition to their playful nature, Maine Coon are among the most intelligent cats out there. These little creatures can actually be trained for tricks. They also answer back your attention, and are known for performing some ludicrous antics on people.

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The First Laureate

Winding our clocks back to 1895 New York, let’s visit the first American cat show.  Guess who was the winner there?

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The purrfect companion.

Beside being such amazing creatures, they’re also skilled hunters and always in the mood for some cuddling. If, after seeing how amazing they look, you’re considering to get one, keep in mind one thing that their owners mostly complain about – they eat A LOT and their hair can be a troublesome task to deal with. Also, as any cat breed, they can sometimes be complete jerks and destroy half of your stuff while throwing a tantrum.

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Photographer Captures The Exquisite Beauty Of Maine Coons

Let photographer Robert Sijka introduce you to Maine Coons – the largest domesticated breed of cats in the world. They’re basically the closest thing to a lynx that you can share your home with, without worrying too much about your well-being.

 

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Cat Owners Will Understand These Pictures

These photos all cat owners will definitely relate to.  Cats sure are one mysterious animal.

 

They’re not always the best indoor hunters.

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They’re powerless to resist boxes.

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They send you ominous messages.

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They multiply in suspicious ways.

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They make Snapchat worth using.

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They change their minds often, and at the most inconvenient times.

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They’re always ready for their next sneak attack.

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They don’t care if that diet Coke belongs to God himself.

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Cats have mysterious interests that you will never fathom

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They will destroy everything you love.

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They fight like warriors on the daily.

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They need your help sometimes, though they would never admit it.

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They’re smart enough to be suspicious of your intentions.

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They have lots of hunting fails.

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They don’t always think things through.

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They can get stuck in the weirdest place. Like how did this even happen?

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They usually like the boxes their toys came in more than their toys.

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Cats are petty AF.

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They tolerate your love of arts and crafts.

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They can secretly fly.

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They’re vomit opportunists.

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They provide hours of entertainment. Like Facebook, only without your racist uncle.

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They’re very photogenic. Unlike you.

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They’re cute when they’re happy but they’re cuter when they’re mad.

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They will laugh at all your attempts to restrain them.

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They really do have dangerous curiosity.

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They hate Christmas.

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They have no concept of their body size.

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They have clear petting boundaries.

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They’re nice. When nobody’s looking.

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Dude…Pass the Milkbones…

Dogs are too funny, and these guys are a “trip”.  I thought it was cats that usually “benefit” from the “funny stuff”, but something tells me these dogs have been into SOMETHING! “Dude…Pass the Milkbones…” Now if we only knew what’s in those Milkbones!

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15 Surprising Facts About What Dog Behaviors Actually Mean

Here’s some surprising facts about what dog behaviors actually mean. The truth about “man’s best friend” may be funnier than you think!

1. Wagging their tails:

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“Experts” say: Dogs wag their tails back and forth to show they’re happy.
The truth: Your dog just farted and he’s trying to fan it away from you. What a courteous pup.

2. Showing their bellies to you:

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“Experts” say: Dogs expose their bellies as a sign of submission, and might be asking for a belly rub!
The truth: Your dog has been on the South Beach Diet for six weeks and wants you to acknowledge his weight loss. Say something encouraging!

3. Baring their front teeth:

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“Experts” say: Curling lips baring front teeth is a dog’s way of smiling.
The truth: Your dog is obsessed with Katy Perry (as most dogs are) and he’s hoping you’ll buy him a pair of grillz like the ones in Katy’s “Dark Horse” video. Tell your dog that Katy Perry is a poor role model and buy him an Ani DiFranco CD.

4. Running in their sleep:

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“Experts” say: Dogs dream the same as people, and they have similar muscle movements when they dream. Maybe your dog is chasing a rabbit!
The truth: Dogs are highly skilled at astral projection, but yours has strayed too far from his earthly body. It’s up to you to astrally project into the Ghost Realm, find your canine friend, and bring him home safely. Godspeed, and good luck. You’ll need it.

5. Staring at you dead in the eye:

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“Experts” say: A direct, intense stare is a threat. It would be wise to back away slowly.
The truth: Your dog just got LASIK and is hoping you’ll notice his lovely new 20/20 vision. Bring your face as close as possible to his so your compliments can be heard more easily.

6. Ears in different positions:

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“Experts” say: Dogs position their ears in different directions depending on their mood. Up means alert, down means fearful, and back means aggressive.
The truth: Dogs love fashion and it’s important to let your pup experiment with different earstyles. Get him a gift card to Claire’s at the mall so he can accessorize appropriately.

7. Tail between their legs:

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“Experts” say: A tail between the legs means your dog is afraid, worried, and under stress.
The truth: Your puppy is wearing his tail down because he woke up late and didn’t have time to style his tail into an updo. Don’t comment on it. Dogs are sensitive.

8. Play biting:

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“Experts” say: Play biting is a normal part of dog behavior. Think of it as rough housing.
The truth: Your dog plans to eat you soon, but wants to tenderize you first. Soon he’ll start seasoning you with thyme and saffron. Beware.

9. Eating dead gross rotten animal meat off the forest floor:

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“Experts” say: Dogs are carnivores and it’s instinctual for them to eat meat.
The truth: Dogs are actually strict vegans and only eat meat when experiencing severe anemia. If your dog eats a dead animal it means it’s time to shell out for some iron supplements.

10. Quizzically tilting their heads to one side:

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“Experts” say: Dogs tilt their heads when something piques their interest and they want to hear better.
The truth: Like Regan MacNeil in The Exorcist, your dog is possessed by the demon king Pazuzu, hence the contorting head. Hire a priest to perform an exorcism immediately.

11. Making “Puppydog Eyes” at you:

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“Experts” say: Dogs are smarter than you think and know how to get what they want. “Puppydog eyes” is akin to begging—a ploy to get a treat or go for a walk.
The truth: Your dog has been wearing its monthly contact lenses for too long and it’s starting to cause problems such as dilated pupils and watery eyes. Educate your canine friend on proper lens care.

12. Howling at the moon:

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“Experts” say: Dogs howl to announce their presence to other canines. The moon association is most likely based on ancient myths.
The truth: Your dog is a werewolf! Run!!! Eeeeeeeek!

(Unless he’s one of the hot werewolves from Teen Wolf, in which case congrats.)

13. Digging holes all over the damn place:

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“Experts” say: Dogs dig to bury valuable items, like bones and toys.
The truth: Dogs dig to bury valuable items, like gold and other precious metals. Your dog doesn’t trust banks, and why should he? With the way big banks are handling our money these days, I tell you what…

14. Growling at the mailman/delivery guy/basically anyone:

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“Experts” say: Dogs bark at strangers because they’re territorial and protective.
The truth: Your dog is so SUPER JAZZED for his new subscription to Better Homes and Gardens to arrive that he can barely contain himself!

15. Barking because they heard another dog bark:

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“Experts” say: Dogs bark to communicate. They’re just saying hello to each other.
The truth: All dogs are in gangs and when they bark, they’re warning each other to stay off one another’s turf. Don’t get caught in a dog gang turf war!

 

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20 Baby Animals That’ll Make You Say “Aww”

These photographers have managed to capture some of the most adorable baby animals on the internet! They will definitely have you saying, “Aww”.

 

Baby Hawk

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Baby Panda

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Baby Skunk

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Kitten

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Baby Prairie Dogs

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Puppy

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Baby Fox

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Baby Polar Bear

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Baby Otter

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Baby Tapir

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Baby Hedgehogs

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Frogmouth Chicks

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Baby Hippo

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Bunny

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Kitten #2

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Albino Baby Koala

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Piggies

Image credits: Brittney Williford

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Baby Stingrays

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Baby Donkey

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Crane Chick

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33 Dogs Who Have The Most Unique Markings On Earth!

These amazing dogs have such unusual colors and markings that once you’ve seen them, you’ll never be able to forget them.

Some of these markings are a result of a rare genetic variations or conditions, but all of these dogs are undeniably beautiful.

Of all the adorable and stunning dogs on the Internet, these 33 dogs have some of the most memorable and gorgeous markings!

This sweet husky has a natural little mask.

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This puppy also wears a mask!

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Everyone *nose* that this puppy has a lot of love to offer!

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This is Puck. He’s beautiful Australian Cattle dog mix. He was found as a stray in Baton Rouge and his foster caregiver ended up adopting him!

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This dog is a Panda German Shepherd. Panda German Shepherds come from a single bloodline, which does not include White German Shepherds. This coloration is a result of a piebald mutation, which shows up in many species, although the mutation itself is rare.

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This is an adorable Akita puppy who is always wearing socks.

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This little guys’s markings are so beautiful!

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This unusual spotted dog bears a resemblance to painted wild dogs of Africa or a cheetah!

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African Painted Dogs are wild dogs and an endangered species.

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This unusually colored Rottweiler may be due to vitiligo, a condition that causes depigmentation. The cause is unknown.

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This sweetie wears her heart on her chest!

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Bull the Labrador Retriever is a chimera. He may have a somatic mutation.

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A dapper dappled dachshund puppy!

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This dog has a very distinguished moustache that looks a lot like detective Hercule Poirot’s.

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This little guy looks a lot like a panda.

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These Labrador Retrievers have a somatic mutation, which causes yellow labs to show black spots. This mutation is not inherited or passed on to the offspring.

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Some dogs have lovely markings that resemble familiar shapes.

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While other dogs sometimes have markings that are a bit unfortunate.

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Other dogs’ markings bring a smile to my face…

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Just like Groucho Marx.

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This puppy’s coat is gorgeous!

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This puppy has a serious expression and a beautiful-colored coat!

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This dappled Dachshund has beautiful eyes.

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This little guy has a natural little moustache. His name is Inigo Montoya and he was born in the middle of Movember.

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This cutie is a Boston Terrier.

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Gorgeous! These little ones are Mudis, a rare Hungarian herding breed.

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These puppies created a sensation because when they were born they looked like pandas.

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Zuma is an English Cocker Spaniel was born with blue eyes and a tri-colored coat. But his beautiful colors came at a price. The same genes that made him so beautiful also left him deaf and with a form of tunnel vision. He was facing euthanasia when his rescuers, the St. Louis Senior Dog Project, swooped up and rescued him.

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This is the most unique Bernese Mountain Dog I’ve ever seen.

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These dogs are awesome not only because of their amazing coats, but also because they’re loyal, friendly and loving dogs!

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Pup and Kitten Think They Are Related

Buttons the Jack Russell was rejected by her mother and Kitty the kitten was abandoned and later found on the street.  Button and Kitty were put together and they immediately seemed to like each other. The employees of the animal shelter even suspect that the two think that they’re sisters.

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Dog Is Heartbroken, So Owner Tapes A Note On Neighbour’s Window

There once was a dog who lived across the street from a cat. Every day, three times a day for months, the dog would longingly peer into the window across the street just to see his beloved cat. It became somewhat of a habit until the cat owner decided to put potted plants on the windowsill her cat loved to sit on… and suddenly the dog couldn’t see his feline crush anymore. Their cute love story wouldn’t end here, however.

The dog spent a few days moping around the house until his owner realized why he was so sad. The woman taped a note on her neighbor’s window that will break your heart in the best way.

The note read:

Dear Neighbor,

This is going to seem ridiculous, but I thought you should know that my dog (who lives next door with me) is madly in love with your cat… and has been for probably 6 months! Three times a day, he puts his paws on our railing to look at him/her in your windowsill. Now that you have potted plants there, he is heartbroken… but keeps looking for your cat every time. Maybe your plants could switch to a different window??!

-From your neighbor and her adoring dog

Instead of ignoring the note, the cat owner responded in the absolute best way. She moved the potted plants and left a simple note of her own, “For True Love!”

We don’t know if the pets ended up together or not… but if we had to guess, we’d say they are walking around the block together right now, madly in love.

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Funny Guide on How to Properly Pet Animals

This funny guide shows the zones you should target and those you may want to avoid like the plague when you pet animals!

Based on this guide…I think it’s safe to say that the snake and bear should be avoided completely!  Don’t YOU think? 

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22 Adorable Pet Rats Posing With Teddy Bears

These adorable pet rats posing with their teddy bears were photographed by Jessica Florence and Ellen van Deelen.  For the last six years, the two photographers from two different countries have been independently taking pictures of their pet rats and have changed the way people view these precious pets!

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22 Awesome Things You Didn’t Know About Your Dog

Here’s 22 things you might not know about your dog that makes them even MORE awesome! Sorry, we still haven’t translated “woof” yet!

1. Got a Labrador? Think it’s the bee’s knees? You’re not alone — labs are the most popular breed in the world.

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2. Dogs don’t just lap up water indiscriminately — they form the backs of their tongues into little water cups.

3. Your dog’s earliest ancestor is the Miacis, a small weasel-like creature that lived 40 million years ago. Dogs share this ancestor with wolves, raccoons, and bears.

Your dog's earliest ancestor is the Miacis, a small weasel-like creature that lived 40 million years ago. Dogs share this ancestor with wolves, raccoons, and bears.

4. If your dog’s acting up, it might be because a storm’s on the way. Dogs can hear, smell, and feel a change in the weather long before us.

If your dog's acting up, it might be because a storm's on the way. Dogs can hear, smell, and feel a change in the weather long before us.

6. The first sense puppies develop is touch.

The first sense puppies develop is touch.

7. But! They don’t really enjoy hugging. In the canine world, putting your limb over another animals signifies dominance.

But! They don't really enjoy hugging. In the canine world, putting your limb over another animals signifies dominance.

8. Eighteen muscles move your dog’s ears around independently of one another.

Eighteen muscles move your dog's ears around independently of one another.

9. Square-headed dogs (like Saint Bernards) can hear subsonic sounds better than dogs with narrow heads (like spaniels).

Square-headed dogs (like Saint Bernards) can hear subsonic sounds better than dogs with narrow heads (like spaniels).

10. But tiny dogs, like Chihuahuas, can hear sounds in higher ranges than big dogs.

But tiny dogs, like Chihuahuas, can hear sounds in higher ranges than big dogs.

11. Dogs’ nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints, and can be used to prove identity. Good luck sticking a dog’s face in some ink without making the mother of all messes, though.

Dogs' nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints, and can be used to prove identity. Good luck sticking a dog's face in some ink without making the mother of all messes, though.

12. Your dog’s wet nose helps him detect scent by absorbing the water droplets that carry smells.

Your dog's wet nose helps him detect scent by absorbing the water droplets that carry smells.

13. When dogs dig after pooing, they’re not burying anything – they’re marking their territory using scent glands in their paws.

When dogs dig after pooing, they're not burying anything – they're marking their territory using scent glands in their paws.

14. Guide dogs poo on command.

Guide dogs poo on command.

15. Male dogs lift their legs when they pee as a sign of dominance.

Male dogs lift their legs when they pee as a sign of dominance.

16. Dog urine can corrode metals. In fact, several lampposts in Croatia actually collapsed because so many dogs were peeing on them.

Dog urine can corrode metals. In fact, several lampposts in Croatia actually collapsed because so many dogs were peeing on them.

17. Some species of Pekingese were specially bred so that they could be carried around inside a lady’s sleeve.

Some species of Pekingese were specially bred so that they could be carried around inside a lady's sleeve.

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18. Border collies and poodles are thought to be the most intelligent dogs.

19. Afghan hounds and basenjis are thought to be the least intelligent.

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20. Beagles are the nosiest dogs.

Beagles are the nosiest dogs.

21. Akita Inus are the most badly behaved dogs around — owning one could even negatively affect your home insurance.

Akita Inus are the most badly behaved dogs around — owning one could even negatively affect your home insurance.

22. … And, of course, Huskies tell the worst jokes.

... And, of course, Huskies tell the worst jokes.

 

Adorable GIFs Guaranteed To Brighten Your Day

These GIFs are so adorable, they can’t help but put a smile on your face!  😉

 

Happy Dance


 

Stray kitten takes ownership of cameraman


 

Poor guy…


 

Now that Halloween’s over…


 

Gotcha!


 

Pay attention to me!


 

Young deer grooming kitten


 

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Dog taking his teddy to bed


 

Parents will relate


 

“This blanket was mine, but you need it more than me ”


 

Kids looting a trick-or-treat basket…wait for it


 
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