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Viral Thread: Loving Yet Wacky Friendship Of A Cat And Dog

There exists a prevailing idea that cats and dogs cannot be friends. Well, friends, let us prove you wrong. Cats and dogs can be BFFs, and not only that, but their friendships can be the most wholesome ever. Not this cat and dog though. This unlikely pair of friends went viral on the internet for the funniest reason. They're friends, yeah, and their friendship, although lovely, is also mildly kooky and wacky. 

We love it, and so did the internet. It feels like looking at the reality of cats and dogs being friends, and not just the wholesomeness that's caught in pretty pictures on the internet. Cats and dogs are very different, yeah, but being different would never stop them from being (mildly kooky) friends. 

viral thread of a cat and dog being friends | thumbnail includes two pictures of a cat and a puppy playfully fighting
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Wholesome Pics Of Cats Befriending Other Animals

Cats are kind of known to be uh cough cough antisocial creatures. Sometimes it is true, I'm not gonna lie. However, a lot of the time it very much isn't the case! For example, cats and dogs oftentimes get along swimmingly despite all the rumors. With a little getting used to and enough encouragement, a lot of animals can absolutely get along with cats! Cats just show their love in funny ways sometimes.

Some of the photos you will see here are cats with animals they are "supposed" to fight with, like dogs. Some of the photos even include photos of cats with animals they are "supposed to eat, like birds. If a cat can freakin adopt a duck as one of its own, maybe world peace is closer than we think! 

pictures of cats being friends with other animals | thumbnail includes two pictures including a cat and a dog chilling together in a car and another of a duckling lying on a cat
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15 Darling Photos of Babies With Animals

Babies and animals are some of the sweetest images on the planet because we get to witness true discovery. As babies learn the softness of fur and the sensitivity of tails, we get to feel their excitement alongside them! Sometimes the interactions aren't always super smooth.. but the experiences themselves are so enriched with love and curiosity that this is a topic that neverrrrrrrrrrrrr gets old.

Below you will find photos of tiny babies with giant dogs, newborn kittens with babies, babies with guinea pigs, and more! So many smiles and giggles, my heart can barely take it. The ultimate sweetness in such a post can give you a cavity.

pictures of animals with babies | thumbnail includes two pictures including a newborn baby with a kitten and a baby lying on a giant dog
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Tumblr Thread: Mourning Dog Befriends Duck And Gets Happy Again

Losing someone is always hard - for all of us. Apparently, that is true for animals as well. And it was especially true for George the dog. He had lost his very best doggo friend and has been heartbroken for 2 years since his passing, acting depressed and tired, not smiling nearly as much as he used to

But then one day, something amazing happened. Out of nowhere, a duck waddled into George's life and absolutely insisted on the two of them becoming best friends. And lo and behold, a heartwarming interspecies friendship developed. Soon, George began smiling again, and seeing him happy made us smile just as much. 

tumblr thread about a mourning dog befriending a duck and starting to smile again thumbnail includes two pictures of a dog and a duck 'George the dog has been depressed for 2 years since his best friend of 12 years, a Labrador named Blackie, died. The poor pooch wouldn't even move much but last Thursday a duck waddled into his life out of nowhere...'
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Most Heartwarming Interspecies Friendships

Everyone is just a little bit different, whether it be our hobbies that make us different, our interests, the way we behave or the way we look. But that doesn't stop us from being friends. Amazingly enough, the same can be said about animals. 

Countless times have we seen animals that are so incredibly different from each other becoming friends. Sometimes, it's not under the best of circumstances, and other times, it is completely natural. If you're nice to an animal, it might just be nice to you back. If an animal is nice to another animal, the same principal holds.

Please enjoy this collection of animal interspecies friendship, and fall in love with animals just a little nit more.

pictures of different animals being friends thumbnail includes two pictures including a dog wearing a cone lying on the ground and a cat lying inside of its cone with him and another of a black leopard and a a dog in the snow with the leopard licking the dog
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It always makes us happy to see cats and dogs hanging out together, considering how different they are. So, when they get along, it's always quite special. But these two huge huskies have taken their awwdorable friendship to a whole other level, surrounding the cat and guarding it. From what? We're not sure. But we appreciate the effort anyway. The cat is definitely not complaining either. 

We're just happy knowing that these guys are enjoying each other's company and that they have each other's backs. Well, at least the dogs have the cat's back. But we would like to believe that the cat would very fiercely glare at anyone who dared approach its guard doggos. 

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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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Pig And Kitten Become Inseparable Best Friends

Jody Fraser, whose love for animals is so big that she ended up having a mini farm right inside of her home, and two of the animals have - unexpectedly - become best friends. Her pig and her kitten are absolutely inseparable. 

Fraser lives just east of Calgary, after having moved to the countryside last year with her two cats, dog and turtle, as CBC reports, and since she had some more space, she decided to get some chickens as well. "So that was the beginning of my fascination with all of the animals," she told the Calgary Eyeopener. Around three months ago, Fraser added a pig to the collective. "He's just the nicest little crazy pig ever and very, very low maintenance," she said. "I've always just loved the pigs. So it's kind of funny how now I have my own." 

The animals living together under the same roof has inevitably brought them all closer, but two of them have become especially good buds." Wilbur the pot-bellied pig, who is now five-months-old, has become best buds with a new 12-week kitten named Billy," and they are too cute together.

"The two, just right from the beginning, became the best buddies ever. They just love each other. I'm not sure where it came from," Foster said. They sleep together and help clean each other. "The pig will clean the kitten, actually, and every once in a while you see the kitten actually cleaning the pig's ears. So it's kind of funny."

Their friendship has made Fraser rethink moving the pig out of the house. "I was only going to keep him in the house because he's still really little… but I was to put him outside in the spring," she said. "I'm hoping that I do decide to still do that, but he's become part of the family now, so I don't see him going outside." 

This little animal family keeps growing, and Foster is always interested in carefully expanding it even more. Follow Wilbur and Billy and their friendship on Facebook, Instagram or TikTok to see more of it. And for more wholesome animal friendships, read about this fox whose brother was run over befriending his human foster mom and two of her dogs. 

story about a pig and a kitten being best friends thumbnail includes two pictures including a kitten siting on a pig and a kitten and a pig cuddling
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Horse, Pony And Dog With Identical Spots Are BFFs

Not all BFFs look the same, nor do they need to, but for these three BFFs, looking the same is the main thing they have in common. That, and their love for each other. 

An Appaloosa stallion, a Shetland pony and a Dalmatian dog are all different sizes, different species, and have different habits, but they are best buds and love hanging out together, as reported by Metro. Their mom and horse trainer, Greetje Arends-Hakvoort, "regularly catches them running, training, and having fun." Her daughter, Jolie Lune Arends, also loves the gorgeous-looking animals, and together, all five of them make the most amazing family. The mom rides the horse, the daughter is on the pony, and the dog is accompanying them everywhere. 

"Appaloosa horse Nevada, 10, Napoleon, six, and Dalmatian Jack Sparrow, two, regularly stun strangers with their unique matching spots," and we are totally not surprised. If we had seen these three hanging out together, we would probably do a double take too. 

"Napoleon was actually born at the same time as Jolie so they grew up together and now they are the best of friends," says Greetje. "People always smile when they see the three together; often people refer to the 101 Dalmatians film and it brings up nice childhood memories for them... When Jack was younger, he saw himself as one of the horses and he fits in perfectly."

She adds: "Trust is the key word here; horses thrive when trust exists and they need to feel comfortable and self assured and Jack does exactly that. 'There's a lot of horse and dog love there between them."

Check out more amazing pictures of their amazing friendship below! For more heartwarming interspecies friendships, read about a fox who's brother was run over getting adopted and befriending two dogs

story about identical looking horse pony and dog being friends thumbnail includes a picture of a horse a pony and a dog with black spots on white fur standing in order of height with their owner and a little girl
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Cheezburger Facebook Users Show Off Their BFF Cats And Doggos

Poetry about animals can truly be inspiring. And apparently a tiny little poem about a dog from the perspective of a cat, written by yours truly (hi)(just kidding, it's totally a cat who wrote that, not me) has made our Facebook users excited to show off their own cat and dog bffs, and we couldn't be happier!

A friendship for the ages between our favorite animals - kitties and doggos, and so many of them too! Whoever said cats and dogs don't get along definitely hasn't met any of these besties. Big and small, cuddling, protecting each other from storms, they're best friends, and we want to be their best friends too.

pictures from facebook of cats and dogs who are friends thumbnail includes two pictures including one of a cat sleeping on a dog and another of a cat and dog sleeping with their heads pressed together
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Tumblr Thread: Awwdorable Cheetahs And Their Service Dogs

Wholesome interspecies animal friendships is one of everyone's favorite things, and today, tumblr is giving us a look into one of the cutest ones - cheetahs and doggos. It's a classic tumblr story, where one meme leads to an entire legendary thread that began with simple wholesome and adorable facts about how sweet cheetahs are and somehow turned into an appreciation post for cheetahs an puppies. 

It's a thread that gets better and better the more you read it, and it's so heartwarmingly good, we had to share it with you. May this bring as much joy into your day as it always does to ours and as much as these doggos bring to these cheetah cubs

tumblr post about cheetahs and their emotional service dogs thumbnail includes two pictures of a cheetah cub and a dog hanging out all over each other and the caption 'They gave the cheetah's their very own Service Dogs! The dogs make them feel safe, protected and secure!'
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Unusual But Beautiful Interspecies Friendships

OK, if everything up until now didn't crack a smile on your lovely, yet stubborn face, then this is it. This is the top guns and 100% fool-proof guaranteed to bring out the major aww's in anyone. And when we say anyone, we really mean it. 

Unusual animal friendships aren't that common but whenever it does happen, it feels like everything in the universe is and will be OK. Just for a moment, there is no hatred, there is no difference between interspecies, there is simply love and friendship. If you were to ask us, we'd say these images are the most beautiful captured images on Earth. And not only are these animal's friends, but you can also see the love radiating from their eyes. 

Ah, it's almost too much but it's just the right amount of goodness we needed to see today. 

beautiful friendships between interspecies - thumbnail includes two images one of a raccoon hugging a dog and one of a chimpanzee smiling while holding a white tiger cub
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Animals Taking A Ride On Their Animal Friends

Sometimes, we really need our friends to have our backs - support us, listen to our troubles. And other times, we need them to have our back literally. It's those times when you're tired after hanging out, your legs are exhausted, and you whine, joking: "I'm tireeeeeed, can you carry meeeee?" Well, these animals took that request seriously. 

Cats are known as lazy, but have you ever seen one riding a pig? You're about to. It's kind of adorable, we're not gonna lie, seeing these different species come together and sit on each other's backs and heads. It's the kind of wholesome content that puts a smile on our faces and uplifts our mood. We hope these animal friendships put a smile on your face too today. 

pictures of animals riding other animals thumbnail includes two pictures including one of a tiny turtle riding a dog's head and a monkey riding a parrot's back
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