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Redditors Share Wholesome Stories Of Aloof Cats Finally Choosing Them

Earning a cat's affection is normally not easy. They are naturally suspicious creatures, especially those of them who may not have come from the best of circumstances, so for them to show their humans trust and love is not an easy task. Some cats will take a few days to get used to their new environment and people and will grow to trust you quickly. Others might take years. 

A post on Reddit went viral of someone sharing the absolute unparalleled joy they felt when their cat finally chose to rest on them for the first time in 10 whole years. Goodness, was the wait for it. Other users chimed in, sharing their own stories of their cats finally, finally, choosing them, and we found each one of them incredibly heartwarming. 

If you have your own story to share, come visit us in our Facebook community: ICanHas Storytime

reddit posts about aloof cats choosing their humans after a long time of living together thumbnail includes a picture of a cat lying on a really happy girl 'Nose - Posted by u/MadPanda11 3 days ago O 928 S 7 32 After a year of giving him his space, my cat finally claimed me as his. My heart is overflowing with joy'
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Two Orphaned Otter Cubs Wandering The Streets Get Rescued

Two baby otter cubs that have been discovered walking down the street of Inverkeithing in Fife have been rescued and are now being taken car of by the Scottish SPCA

As BBC News reports, the two cubs, both about three or fours months old were found by members of the public on Saturday. Now, the two are "in the care of officers at the National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Alloa." It is believed by the care takers that something happened to the cubs' mother and that the two would not have survived on their own. 

The staff members have named the female cub Inver and the male cub Forth.

Read more about their rescue story and check out the most adorable otter pictures ever below!

story about two orphaned otter cubs getting rescued thumbnail includes two pictures of two otter cubs held in someone's hands
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Stories of animal neglect and abuse are the worst kinds out there. It's hard to imagine how anyone would be capable of hurting such innocent creatures. For that reason, stories of animals such as these getting rescued, adopted, or finding forever homes are even more special than most. And seeing the joy on this pup's face when he gets rescued and gets to run on the beach after spending his whole life in a cage does nothing but make or hearts soar with joy. 

We're thankful to everyone involved in this dog's rescue. You are all incredible people are doing amazing jobs. If any of you guys, our viewers, have your own amazing rescue stories to share, come tell us about them in our Facebook community: ICanHas Storytime.

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Heartwarming 37-Year Friendship Between A Man And The Swan He Rescued

An incredible friendship between a man from Turkey and the swan he rescued has lasted for decades. 37 years ago, a now retired postman, Recep Mirzan, found a female swan who he later named Garip in Turkey's western Edirne province, and they have been friends ever since. 

As NEWS CHANNEL 3 reports, "Mirzan and a group of friends were taking a shortcut in their car when they noticed the swan, with a broken wing, in an empty field. Mirzan immediately took the swan in to protect her from predators and kept her in the car until that afternoon, when he was able to take the swan to his home." Ever since then, Garip has been living on Mirzan's farm in the Karaagac region near Greece. Whenever Garip is out of her pen, she accompanies Mirzan during his chores and evening walks. 

Read more about their heartwarming story and check out their even more heartwarming pictures below.

story about a man and a swan who have been friends for the past 37 years after he rescued it thumbnail includes two pictures including a man hugging a swan and an excited swan standing next to a man
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Heartwarming Tumblr Stories Reminding Everyone To Not Take Pets For Granted

It's important to sometimes take a step back and remember how important you are to your pets. We all take them for granted sometimes, forgetting just how much joy and love they bring into our households. We can't help it - we're as used to them living in our house as we're used to our own human family members. 

To warn everyone, tumblr users decided to boost a post that remind everyone how important our pets are to us and we are to our pets. They might be tiny, but they love you so much, and you are their whole world. 

Have your own heartwarming pet story to share? Come to ICanHas Storytime, tell us all about it, and let us all fawn over your adorable fluffball. 

tumblr posts reminding people to not take their pets for granted thumbnail includes one tumblr post 'Font - phalaenopfish Follow Please don't take your pets for granted. Even if you're frustrated that your dog has been barking all day or your bird has been screaming for attention, remember you are all they have in this world. Give your fish that extra water change. Give your dog or cat that tummy rub they've been begging for. Chop up some fresh fruit as a treat for your rodents or reptiles. Jus'
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Dog That Spent Year And A Half Chained Up Gets Rescued (Viral Thread)

Bring the tissues, everyone, because this one is a tearjerker. Meet Baldr. This poor pup has spent the first year and a half of his life chained up before he got rescued. He never even had a name, and it has left him afraid of trusting people. Thankfully though, his life changed when imgur user, poorschmuck, opened up their hearts and took him in. 

Baldr is now the happiest he's ever been. He's found his forever home, and he knows it. In this home, he will get nothing but love, and as poorschmuck said: he's "[n]ever going to see a chain again." And nothing could make us happier. 

If you have your own heartwarming pet stories, come share them in our Facebook community: ICanHas Storytime.

viral thread about a dog who was chained up for a year and a half getting adopted thumbnail includes two pictures of a happy dog 'He spent the first year and a half chained up before being rescued. Didn't even have a name. Yesterday he came home with me. Never going to see a chain again. He's a good boy. - poorschmuck'
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Wholesome Stories Of Cats Showing Love To Their Humans

Every person who owns a cat knows that they are an incredibly affectionate animal. They just get a bad rep for some reason with others. People do not understand the ways in which they show love, but that doesn't mean that they don't do it. And Cheezburger users, animal lovers like us, know that better than most. 

So, when our awesome users share their stories on Facebook and make our hearts flutter with love, we only think it's right to share their stories with everyone else as well. And if you're one of our users and have a story worth telling of your own, come talk to us in our Facebook community: ICanHas Storytime.

Facebook comments about cats showing love thumbnail includes one Facebook comment 'Gesture - Sandy Holcomb Sinkler When we adopted an adult cat, she had allergies and was a little sick. I kept touching her nose to see if it was warm or cool. She seemed to associate that with care for someone not feeling well. Now, whenever l'm sick, she will not stop touching my nose. 69 Like Reply Message 10h'
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Most Loving Animal Relationships (Pictures)

Love, love, and nothing but love! That's what you're getting with this list today. Wholesome animal relationship - families and friends that will put a smile on your face and bring warmth to your heart. 

It's the kind of pure love that you can only see in the animal world - love that you know is so genuine and so strong. We can only hope that we, one day, will have a family as loving as those in these pictures for ourselves. And we hope that you're as surrounded by love and as happy as the animals in these pictures. 


pictures of animal relationships thumbnail includes two pictures one of a family of otters hugging and another of a polar bear and a polar bear cub
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Meowmoirs: Time to Say Goodbye (February 12, 2021)

Now that Earnie is finally happy, having made friends with his humans, their baby, a kitten and even a dog, he has decided that... it's time for a break. He is content to get older, surrounded by love, and simply enjoy the good life... at least for a while. Who knows? Perhaps he'll make a comeback one day, or Mittens will start writing a diary of her own. 

Meowmoirs: getting nostalgic. 

Read Earnie's final diary entry where he looks back on his past, talks about his new friends (and possible successors to his throne) and fills every line he writes with love, love, some shenanigans, and more love. 

Read the previous entry of Earnie training his new kitten here!

You can hop back to the first entry about the day of adoption right here as well. 

the final entry of Meowmoirs diary of a cat thumbnail includes a picture of a happy cat being petted 'Cat - Meowmoirs: Time to Say Goodbye Fetbruery 12, 2021 "I find myself feeling nostalgic, remembering the times before all this, before I had a family as loving as this one" ICAN HAS BGER'
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Well, unfortunately, quarantine is not just for humans, and these two kittens have been in it for the past two weeks. They've been living right next to each other, seeing and learning one another from afar, but today, the barrier between them FINALLY gets knocked down, and they get to meet. 

Their meeting goes purrfectly, of course. The itty bitty kittens walk around each other's spaces, steal each other's food, sniff each other from head to toe, and wrestle each other to the ground. We think it's love. Though the two have never gotten to play with another kitten before, they definitely seem to know what they're doing, and they look so happy together


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Posts Capturing Animals' Love For Each Other

There is nothing more wholesome than animal showing love. There's never any agenda behind it, never any goal, nothing. Animals loving humans or animals loving each other is the purest thing in the world. 

Their love is earned in ways different than those of humans, and when you manage to get it, it is the best feeling in the world. And it is just as beautiful when animals accept each other: when your cat totally falls in love with the new kitten you bring home, when two lions give each other some cuddles, or when two different animals of entirely different species decide that being friends is much more fun than fighting.

Love is in the air, and it is all around us, so we're sharing some of it with you, 

Reddit posts showing how much animals love each other | The other farm cats didn’t super love him but the chickens thought he was alright so he became a chicken
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Silly But Heartwarming Stories Of Cats Acting Compassionate

Whoever said that cats are not compassionate clearly doesn't know what they're talking about. Cats are incredibly compassionate, they just do it in a different way than what you are perhaps used to. 

Our amazing, animal-loving users on Facebook shared their stories about things that their cats do or ways in which they behave that are clearly loving and caring, and we thought it was only right to share these stories with you, so that you can see just how amazing cats are. These stories are insanely heartwarming but also somewhat silly at the same time. Because no matter how loving cats are, they are silly little furballs at heart. 

If you have your own heartwarming but stilly pet story to share, come talk to us on our Facebook group: ICanHas Storytime.

Facebook posts about cats being compassionate thumbnail includes one Facebook comment 'Font - Julie Pieper I had a long haired guy who had a lot of hair balls, no matter how often we brushed him. Any time I threw up, he was right there, paw on my leg, in hilarious sympathy and solidarity (I always tried to soothe him when he barfed). I swear if he could have, he'd have held my hair back for me. 54 Like · Reply · Message 1d'
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Neglected Sick Kitten Finds New Forever Home (Viral thread)

At 9 months old, Bently's owners discovered that he was very sick. Now, you would want the story to continue with them doing everything they can to help him and save him, but these owners were not that. Having found out that the procedures the kitten needed would cost them 800$, these owners opted to leave the clinic with just the exam. Thankfully, imgur user forte10 came to the rescue, offering to take the kitten off their hands and take care of it as if it was their own. 

So, this story has a hapy ending after all. The kitten got the help that he needed and is now a happy guy who loves nothing more than chilling with his new family. 

We want to thank forte10 for helping this poor kitten and for sharing their story. We want nothing more than to hear more of those. If you have a pet story of your own to share, come tell us about it in our Facebook group: ICanHas Storytime

adoption story of a sick kitten | His proposed bill came to a little over $800, his owners opted to just pay for the exam and leave. I got the feeling they didn't really care for his well being, and so I made them an offer: let me have him, and I would take care of him like he was m own. The accepted
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Abandoned by his momma, this tiny kitten was sick and alone. Thankfully, a couple of amazing, well-intentioned people found him and gave him a second chance. The cutie beat all the odds, defeating its sickness and every fear that accompanied it, growing up, getting stronger, meeting new friends and making himself a home with this new family. 

Now, he's the happiest, most awwdorable chonker beauty in the world, and he's living with a loving family in the warmest forever home. Prepare the tissues and get ready for happy tears, everyone, because this is one to remember. 

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Dads Falling In Love With Pets They Didn't Want

A tale as old as time... The first act: dads insisting on not getting a pet. The second: dads complaining about the pet the family got and acting like they can barely tolerate it. Act three: finding your dad cuddling your new cat/dog on the couch... still acting like they can only barely tolerate them. 

Really, they should stop pretending, we all see through them. No one can withstand the power of the cute.

r/dadswhodidnotwantpets on Reddit is the ultimate proof of that, considering how many people share their stories on it. It's wholesomeness galore, heartwarming stories and nothing else, and as someone with a dad just like one of those, I love these stories more than anything.

posts about dads falling in love with the pets they didn't want thumbnail includes a picture of a dad on a bike with a dog in a basket in front of him 'I dont want anything to do with your dog” proceeded to buy a bike with a basket u/benobatman'
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When you think about rescuing an animal, you probably think of a cat or a dog, maybe a bird or something, but almost definitely not a beaver. And yet, this rescued beaver is one of the most adorable strange adopted animals that we have ever seen. 

He loves cuddling, he loves kayaking, he enjoys stealing his mom's rug 4 times a night, and he may or may not have tried to build a dam on top of his mom's head. Also, we want him. He's too cute for this world. And honestly, we think this adorable beaver is ready to go out on his own and conquer the world in the wild, he's just... trying to figure out how to take the couch with him.