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What would you do if a giant snapping turtle showed up in your backyard? Well, this family let it be, watching it through the windows, the kids really excited, naming her "Snippy". After a rough storm in the night, the father came out to check the damage and found what looked like little golf balls on his stairs. Turns out - Snippy left her eggs right there.

The family took care of the eggs, feeling a strong need to protect them and help nature. "It was like a Horton moment, you know?" the father laughs. The kids continued to be excited, and after the eggs hatched, they named every single one of the baby snapping turtles. It's so incredibly adorable - both the kids being so overjoyed and the baby turtles getting to not only live but being let go into the wild by the loving family. 

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Tumblr Explains Why Dog Owners Don't Get How Awesome Cats Are

Us cat lovers, who spend time and energy hanging out with cats whenever we cat, we understand cats. We also understand dogs (most of the time), knowledge about dogs is common. But dog lovers, who spend no time with cats, are often very confused by cats and think that cats are evil - which is the farthest thing away from truth!

This tumblr thread took it upon itself to explain to dog lovers that cats are not evil at all. And they did it in the cutest way possible, explaining just how big hearted cats are. Cats just don't show it the way dogs do, and that's part of what makes them special. Cats are not evil, they're just not dogs. That doesn't mean cat and dog lovers can't be best friends - cats and dogs can be best friends, so can we. 

tumblr thread about the differences between cats and dogs explaining that cats are not evil thumbnail includes a picture of a cat lying on its back with its belly exposed 'Text - Rolling and exposing belly- attacks you when touched Does not mean: Give belly rubs! - haha I tricked you! Actually means: I'm playful! If you reach for my belly l'll grab your arm and bite it because I think we're playfighting!'
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Spooktober Special: Vampire Cats With Their Teef Peeking Out

Have you ever heard of the Vampire Cat? It's an elusive, terrifying creature of fluff that comes out only during the month of Halloween. It's the spookiest vampire of all. It jumps and flies, it bites and hisses, and while it is terrifying, it is also a cat. 

Vampire cats may be scary, but they are still as cuddly and wholesome as any other cat. One must not hesitate when they meet a cat with adorable toofs that peek out like fangs. Adopt them, love them, pet them. Even vampires need love. At least the ones of the cat variety. Especially now, during the month of Halloween, go give the vampire cats and black cats and all other underappreciated animals the love that they deserve to get. 

pictures of vampire cats with their teeth peeking out thumbnail includes two pictures including a cat with teeth that peek out and pupils blown wide and another of a cat screaming over a human's shoulder
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Time To Take In The Weekly Dose Of Cute (#105)

Tuesday used to be bland days, following Mondays and still feeling nowhere close to the weekend. That's why we bring you this pick-me-up every week! Each week, we scour through the cutest of cute and deliver it here all nicely wrapped up with a pretty bow on top! 

Dose of cuteness is a weekly prescription that you don't have to take every week, but it is recommended by experts. They say looking at adorable pictures and videos of animals helps ease stress and believe it. Just looking at these adorable faces below has brought us joy today and we sincerely hope it provides you with the same happiness. 

If this following dose isn't strong enough for your liking, you can double up on last week's as well. There are no side effects included besides that of a melting heart. 


pics and vids of the cutest animals of the week - thumbnail of what a bat looks like in the womb
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Cats Leaving Their Paw Marks Throughout History Thread Goes Viral

You know how cats always go to places they shouldn't go to, always sit where they shouldn't, always act like absolute hooligans? Yeah, they've always done that. Apparently, all throughout history, cats have been walking around in important places, on important documents, leaving their kitty paw marks, and now, we have proof.

A twitter thread by the user @DannyDutch who collected all the pieces of evidence of how cats have been walking over our things for over 4,000 years has gone vial. People added their own pictures to the thread as well, and we found another few. Some other users also gave their own purrfect additions, showing that cats are still leaving their marks to this day. 

twitter thread plus tweets of cats leaving their paw prints in important places throughout history thumbnail includes two pictures of two different open books with cat paw prints on them
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Gordon Ramsey would approve. Move over Ratatouille, this adorable British shorthair is taking the cooking world by storm! 

Meet Chang An! A star on the rise in China's Fujian province. Chang An's owner started posting these adorable videos, and super relaxing videos, of his cat "cooking" back in 2019. In the videos, Chang An prepares drinks, cooks full-on dishes, and even bakes! With those adorable paws stirring up the pot, and flipping eggs, it's no wonder that Chang An quickly rose to internet stardom! Not only does each dish look absolutely scrumptious, but it's also all told from the POV of a cat. 

Who in the world wouldn't love that? And if there is someone out there that doesn't, we don't want to meet them! 

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Blooper Reel: Penguins Slipping (20 Gifs)

When it comes to gracefulness, penguins aren't exactly at the top of the list. As adorable as they are, and my gosh they are adorable, penguins are one of the most awkward birds around! Their adorable waddle, their full-out clumsiness, all these weird movements they happen to do just honestly makes us adore them even more. They are beautiful in their awkward, clumsy ways and we're here to celebrate that beauty!

Sure penguins tend to slip a lot, but most importantly, they never let their fall stop them from moving forward. Maybe a little something to keep in mind for any future slip-ups that may come your way. 

And now, for some wild penguins facts that happened to blow our minds. Did you know that the first settlers to witness penguins called them "strange geese?" Or how about the fact that penguins classic black/white coats are actually a suit for camouflage? When seen from above, a penguins black back blends with the ocean water, and when viewed from below, their white bellies match the bright surface. This helps them disguise from their predators such as leopard seals, or orcas, and it also helps them catch prey themselves. 

We know what you're thinking, penguins are freakin' awesome. Now, get yourself all cozy to enjoy this adorable blooper reel of penguins being... well, penguins. 

gifs of penguins slipping - thumbnail includes two screenshot of a gif where a penguin slips
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Animals Before And After Adoption

All you need is love, love, love is all you need. Ain't that the truth. When it comes to animals, love is truly all they want and need. A good home, filled with endless tender love and care, and any pet and flourish into their most beautiful selves. It's so moving to see the transformation, especially if they come from such a broken place, it's difficult to see animals look so ragged and in pain, but after they're taken into a good home, their transformation is the most beautiful of all. 

A huge heartfelt thank you to those who go out of their way to help animals in need, and who adopt those who need more attention and care. The world would do well with more people like you. 

Get ready to see some gorgeous glow ups:

list of animals before and after they were adopted - thumbnail of the glow up of one beautiful cat What a transformation
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