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Warm Stories Of Cats Adopting Humans

Most times, you decide you're ready for a pet and that it's time to go out and finally get one. You prepare, you think of what you want, you look at pictures and learn, and then you hope that the one you choose will be happy to be with you. But other times... you don't get to choose. Sometimes, it's the pets that choose you

The little stories you're about to read are so heartwarming they'll make you melt. Thank you to imgur user Rammsteinstochter for collecting them. "Heartless" and "unfeeling" cats choosing the humans that they want to keep for themselves. "This one," the cats say. "I think this one is cute enough... and will give me food."

If you have any heart-meltingly cute stories of your own to share, come tell us about them in our Facebook group: ICanHas Storytime.

stories of cats choosing humans thumbnail includes two stories including one of a cat next to a small toy home and another of a cat drinking milk 'Cat - "This feral cat decided to live with us, so I built her a house." "This random cat came in when I was just getting inside the house, following me up to my apartment. I gave her some milk and now she won't leave. I guess she's my cat now."'
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Terrified Kitten Falls In Love With New Adoptive Family (Viral Thread)

Special needs cats are always a challenge to take care of. But for beautiful and terrified cats like Kyrie, finding a forever home is an extra challenge. As adrianontherocks, feline behaviorist imgur user, explains: a lot of times, with pretty cats such as these, the adopters will take them without being ready for the challenges ahead and return them not a month later. 

Luckily, Kyrie found the forever home he deserves. Not only that but ended up totally falling in love with his new adoptive family, and he even became best friends with the family dog! No ending could have been better, and we are overjoyed to hear about it and are thankful to adrianontherocks for not only taking care of Kyrie but also sharing his story!

viral imgur thread about a cat with behavioral issues getting adopted thumbnail includes two pictures including a kitten and another of a cat and a dog cuddling '"Gorgeous cats like Kyrie get a LOT of attention and people tend to... say they’re okay with the behavior problems and then return the cat a week later because they aren’t perfect... Well, we hit the jackpot for Kyrie." - adrianontherocks'
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Previously Abused Dog Saves New Owner, Dragging Her Away From Oncoming Car

Meet Sorsha, a hero that we are all going to be celebrating. She's a rescued dog who was cruelly shot by her previous owner, got adopted into the most loving forever home and, later in life, turned into a guide dog. Then, she outdid even herself by becoming an actual hero and saving her owner's life. 

After her owner fell on an icy road, the amazing dog ran in front of an oncoming car, grabbed her leash in her mouth and physically dragged her owner away from the path of the car, having never been trained for it.

We would like to thank Melissa Amos, one of ICanHasCheezburger's animal loving users for sharing her and Sorsha's stories with us. Continue reading her incredibly story and giving love to Sorsha below, and if you have your own stories to share, come tell us about them in our Facebook group: ICanHas Storytime.

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Cheezburger Users Share Heartwarming Senior Pet Adoption Stories

It's true that every single adoption needs to be celebrated - taking the time to take care of any animal, giving it the love and support it needs. It is also true that there is something extra special about adopting senior pets

Taking in a senior even though you know that they won't live as long is emotionally challenging. Yet, making that decision and deciding to give all your love to a less fortunate pet is something that we should not only be celebrating but also something that we should be grateful for, because not everyone can take a pet like that on. 

When our amazing ICanHasCheezburger users decided to share with us their stories of senior pet adoptions, we knew that saying thank you to them would only be right. And if you have some of your own stories, come share them in our new Facebook community - ICanHas Storytime

stories of adopting senior pets thumbnail includes one faceboook comment 'Text - Alison Edwards Nearly 3 years ago we took in a 10 year old cat who's owners were going to have put to sleep as they were fed up with him. He was partially blind and deaf when we got him and has since developed cat dementia but he's happy and my nose boop buddy. I love him to pieces. I think he may have selective hearing and not deafness as he doesn't hear me ask him to move over on the sofa but can hear a packet of'
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Fostering A Homeless And Sick Miniature Puppy (Viral Twitter Thread)

Everyone, meet George. He's a 10-week-old miniature puppy who was homeless and had parvo, and now, he has a forever home. This adorable pupper is a fighter, having survived despite it being unclear whether he would or not. And not only that, but he has also stolen the hearts of tens of thousands of twitter users. 

His owner, @molly_knight, didn't know whether she was ready to adopt another dog after her previous one passed, but we are so, so glad that she did and that she managed to help save this adorable puppy. Her story is heartwarming, tear-jerking, and inspiring. It's the kind of story we wish to hear more, so if you have some of your own pet stories to share, come join us in our Facebook community - ICanHas Storytime.

viral twitter thread about a sick miniature puppy getting adopted thumbnail includes two pictures of a miniature puppy and a tweet 'Dog breed - Molly Knight @molly knight I have news. This is George. He's 10 week old miniature pinscher mix. He was homeless and had parvo. I agreed to foster him two weeks ago. And now he is my dog. 11:35 PM Jan 18, 2021 - Twitter for iPhone 2.8K Retweets 580 Quote Tweets 98.3K Likes'
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UPS Delivery Man Takes Photos With Dogs Along His Route

Meet a "very easily entertained UPS driver," named Jason Hardesty! Hardesty has become quite the sensation on social media due to his super wholesome and contagious smile,  oh, and the fact that a majority of his photos are with smiling pups he happens to meet along his driving route. 

Hardesty certainly seems like the happiest UPS driver we've ever come across! Grateful for his job and all his friends that he makes along the way, we simply cannot help smiling just thinking about it! Jason Hardesty, thank you for bringing people so much joy with your smile, positive attitude, and a treasure trove of doggo pics! 

We are grateful for YOU. Follow Jason Hardesty on Instagram for endless smiles! 

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Giving Thanks To Professional Dogs Hard At Work

It is often talked about how pets are a lot of work - you do so much for them and all you get in return is love, right? Wrong. Pets give back so much more than just love. For some people, they're their stability and support, for others, pets are one of the reasons they keep fighting day by day. 

Then, there are dogs who have made it their actual jobs to help people, and seeing everything that they do each and every day truly makes us think that we're the ones not doing enough for them. So, today, we're saying thank you to all of our doggo helpers and doggo heroes. And we're saying thank you to r/dogswithjobs, the subreddit that gives these amazing doggos love every single day!

posts about working dogs thumbnail includes a picture of a police dog with shoes on 'A friendly bomb sniffing pupper at Congress wearing booties to protect his paws from broken glass u/StartRunMspaint'
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People Tweet About Changing Their Minds And Adopting A Senior Pet At The Last Second

Most people, when going to adopt a pet, tend to go for the little ones- the baby kittens and puppies who they'll get to raise into their families. And of course, while every adoption and every rescue is to be celebrated, it's important to remember to adopt senior and sick pets too. And sometimes, it happens that this understanding comes to you as you're already in the shelter, about to pick up your tiny new baby, and then an older one-eyes cat looks at you, and finds its way right into your soul.

A tweet sharing a story like that went viral, and other twitter users with similar stories chimed in, sharing their own stories of last minute changes to adoption plans- ones that ended with them picking up the less fortunate animals and giving them a warm home too. 

So, bring in the tissues and let your heart warm with joy. 

tweets about a minute changes and adoption senior and sick pets thumbnail includes a picture of a senior cat 'Vertebrate - Kristen @CripCamper2020 I went to adopt a kitten today. Instead I ended up adopting a 7 yr old chubby tub of love with sad eyes that were begging for a mommy. It was love at first sight. I can't wait to bring him home and spoil him silly. Meet Eli. 3:35 AM Jan 14, 2021 - Twitter for Android 2.4K Retweets 489 Quote Tweets 63.6K Likes'
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What would you do if a hungry adorable doggo showed up on your doorstep one day? It isn't an easy decision, especially when you have other pets in the house. But this couple did the best they could do, slowly and gently getting closer to the dog, giving it treats and pets, taking it into their home, alongside their two dogs, and making sure that this pooch got the love that he deserved.

It took him a while to allow the humans to love him, but eventually, this cutie's tail started wagging, and he started playing with the two other dogs, and our hearts were filled with joy. Most importantly, this couple made sure to find the right forever home for this adorable doggo, and we're thankful for all their incredible work.

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Feral Blind Senior Cat Gets Adopted, Becomes BFFs With Another Cat

From hardship on the street to a loving forever home, the story of a cat named Floyd Mayweather is one that you'll need tissues for. He's a fighter, a blind senior feral cat who was 10-12 years old when he was found on the street crying, but now, he doesn't need to fight anymore. Today, he's best friends with another cat in an amazing, loving forever home with an owner that he loves. And though his story brings tears to our eyes, we are so happy to hear that he's better now.

Read more about his story below, and don't forget the tissues. 

Story via: TODAY

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I don't know about you, but I understand why a huge, enormous puppy would be afraid of a tiny kitten. I mean, yes, you'd think it would make more sense for the opposite to be true, which it most times is, but I totally understand why the dog would be afraid of the kitten. Us, cat people, know exactly how fierce even the smallest kittens can be, and the dog can clearly sense that.

The German shepherd is excited, of course it is, but it is also adorably intimidated, barking and sniffing, and generally trying to asses the kitten's level of fierce. And though we can't explain why, we think these two will be BFFs in the future. 

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Awwdorable Senior Cat Cries If His Sweater Is Taken Off (Viral Thread)

Time to give love to an adorable senior cat, and the internet has taken this task very seriously. Meet Steve, an 18-year-old cat who cries if his owner takes his sweater off him. Aaaand cue the 'aww's. 

He's an adorable cat who's cuddly, clingy, chill, and derpy all in the best ways, and we're totally in love with him. Thank you, rosytroll, for introducing this gorgeous cat to the internet, and thank you to the internet for making Steve go viral. We are so happy to meet him. He seems like the bestest of all best senior cats, and we wish him many more years of joy and warm sweaters. 

viral thread about a senior cat who cries when his owner takes his sweater off thumbnail includes two pictures of a cat wearing a sweater 'This is Steve. He's 18 and cries if I take his sweater off rosytroll'
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Instagram Cats: Funniest, Cutest And All-Around Best Of The Week

Happy Sunday Funday! Let's continue our lovely day by adding some of the hottest (and cutest) cat videos currently making the rounds on Instagram! And my, oh, my, do we have some lovely wholesome videos for you this week! Seriously, like heart-melting wholesome, so please be prepared for that.... because we weren't.

And, of course, some funnies have to be included! All these videos have what you all love most: wholesomeness, funnies, cuteness, and... cats! The absolute purrfect gathering of videos. Enjoy! 

most viral and adorable cat videos trending on instagram - thumbnail includes two images - one of a cat at the shelter "went to adopt a kitten but then I saw this girl" and an image of a man holding a tiny kitten lovingly
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Artist Imagines Scenarios With And Without A Dog

Pets. How different our lives are when we have a loving animal with us. You may not even realize it, but little things in your life are altered thanks to your adorable companion. One artist decided to explore what life would be like without a dog, and the exact same scenario with a dog. To take in the pup or say, "no, thank you," that is the question and will lead this character down two different timelines. The result? It's as clear as night and day.

The talented artist behind these powerful illustrations is Ademar Vieira. Ademar Vieira is a journalist, screenwriter, and illustrator. He works in an animation studio in Brazil and since 2018, he produces comic books in partnership with other illustrators and alone. In 2020, his comic strips, which talk about social, environmental, and personal issues, went viral in Latin America and other parts of the world.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and these illustrations convey those thousand words. 

Follow Ademar Vieira on Instagram for more incredible and thought-provoking art! 


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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week (18 Images + 3 Vid)

Happy Friday, beautiful readers! And welcome back to one of our original (and favorite) weekly segments -- the newly adopted faces of the week! There's truly nothing more heartwarming than seeing these lovely animals find their forever loving home! It simply makes our hearts burst all over the floor, and we have no intention of cleaning it up. 

We would like to take a moment to thank all those who have recently adopted, all those who have adopted in the past, and those who will adopt in the future. These animals have a loving home, thanks to you. And a huge, mega heartfelt thank you to all those who have adopted a senior animal or an animal that may require a bit more tender love and care. You are, as always, our forever heroes. 

If you recently adopted a pet share an image with us in the comments below or send us a DM on Facebook to be featured on next week's list! You can also share your adoption of I Can Has Cheezburger's new Facebook community group, 'ICanHas Storytime,' a place where everyone can share their newly adopted pet with the entire community! 

Join us in spreading the love! 

all the newly adopted rescue animals of the week - thumbnail includes image of tiny white dog "Rescued tiny dog. No more worries little guy. You will forever be warm now"
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This is the story of the tiniest, most adorable puppy who was abandoned and found in a cat colony. 

There's is no way to know how long the puppy was in the cat colony for before he was found by the people who come and feed the cats who are left there. It could have been a couple hours before the lucky discovery, and it could have been days. Regardless, the cats were calm around him and practically acted as adoptive parents until the puppy was found. 

Luckily, the puppy was discovered by good people who immediately took it to the vet to be taken care of. Even more luckily, the puppy was later adopted into his new forever home. A happy ending to a sad story of abandonment, and we are so happy.