Animals Doing The “Mlem” And It’ll Melt Your Heart With How Cute It Is

The “mlem,” the “blop,” or the controversial “blep” in some circles is basically the cutest thing ever and here’s our case why. It’s animals sticking their tongues out slightly and that’s it. That’s literally all it is.

These good boys and girls are breaking all kinds of rules being this darn cute with these pink tongues. Whatever kind of day you were having before this doesn’t matter anymore since one look at these photos will have you in a puddle of happiness on the floor.

This Vintage 20-Year-Old Mlem

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Photo Credit: @broderick / Twitter
Photo Credit: @broderick / Twitter

The mlem is for kitties all shapes, sizes, and ages –– it’s the most inclusive pet trend sweeping the internet. Move over bow ribbons on collars and booties for paws, the mlem is being embraced by all our furry friends. That includes our senior citizens.

Happy birthday you sweet old soul! When @broderick tweeted this gem out he captioned the photo saying “there’s no way to emotionally prepare yourself for how this cat looks.” He’s absolutely right. This senior kitty has shot an arrow right through our hearts and we’re smitten.

Sun’s Out, Tongues Out

dog with tongue out in the sun
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Photo Credit: mclericu / Reddit

When it’s hot outside there’s nothing better than kicking back with a nice mlem in the yard. This good boy knows this essential truth all too well since he’s decided to spend his summer day soaking up the sun and letting his tongue hang loose.

Just look at how content he is. It may be a dog-eat-dog world out there but right now it’s the dog days of summer and he’d rather be chilling than chasing squirrels. You’re a relaxation inspiration to us all.

This Tongue Slips Out In His Sleep

german shepherd sticking tongue out
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Photo Credit: Mgravygirl / Reddit

We all know what it’s like to fall asleep on our feet. More often than not, it’s on the subway or bus ride home from school or work when you turned on your music and just closed your eyes for a minute. Oh is that my stop? 5 more minutes…

This good girl fell asleep in the middle of her daily sniff duty. She was giving the air a thorough nose inspection when she started to fall asleep and the tongue poked out.

Even Across The Pond Animals Are Getting In On The Trend

little quokka sticking out tongue
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Photo Credit: MsChrissikins / Reddit

If you’ve never heard of the Australian quokka, then buckle up and get a couple Google image tabs open because it’s about to be your new favorite animal. They belong to the same macropod family as kangaroos but are only the size of a domestic cat. If you’re not sold yet get ready for the mlem.

Just look at this sassy and sweet girl who’s showing us her great little tongue in the Australian sun. When Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh spotted them in 1696 he thought they were giant rats. He should apologize to this little lady.

This Ferret Joining In On The Party

ferret sticking tongue out looking cute
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Photo Credit: TheSecretSword / Reddit

We all want to stay hip and trendy –– that includes members of the animal kingdom. This little ferret heard that all the cool cats, dogs, and quokkas were getting in on the mlem trend and decided to hop on the bandwagon itself.

Look at this brave little hipster sticking its tongue out for all the other animals to see. You go little one! Just for this display of courage, we’ll name this ferret an honorary dog. It’s got the same good energy as the sun pug.

This Cat Froze Mid-Mlem

cat sticking toes and tongues out frozen
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Photo Credit: judi-in-da-skies / Reddit

When we’re caught doing something we’re not supposed to do, our first instinct is often to freeze and hope the other person won’t notice. Sure it’s only you two in a well-lit room and you’re eating their food out of the fridge in front of them, but maybe if you just move slowly they won’t see.

This cat froze mid-mlem when its concentration was broken by something off-camera. Maybe a human caught them looking for the catnip again. Mr. Snuggles you know taking too much of that stuff will rot your brain.

This Tall Drink Of Blep

white dog sticking tongue out adorable
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Photo Credit: pinkshrimps / Reddit

Some people just seem innately good. You know that guy who you’ve never met but you feel like you can trust him with your apartment key? Maybe it’s this dog’s tiny tongue or his tiny collar, but he radiates trustworthiness. Don’t actually give him a key though.

This tall, good boy is sticking his tongue out for the greater good. If this photo of this courageous canine standing up for the tongue rights he believes in doesn’t inspire you to be a good friend and help others today, then probably nothing will. This is the tongue of a true hero.

Even With Its Tongue Out This Cat Is A Serious Model

cat sticking tongue out looking fierce
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Photo Credit: jsabo / Reddit

You’ve probably been flipping through a fashion magazine and been extremely confused by the clothes they’re putting these pretty models in. They’re doing a good job selling the strange vinyl high-fashion pieces too, because all of a sudden you start to want a pair of plastic fish clogs.

This cat is just like those models who can sell us anything. Despite its tongue being out, this little fashionable lady is serving us a fresh look that has us scanning the photo for price tags. Do you think it’s a shampoo ad?

This Photo Of A Pug Is Here To Bring Sunshine To Your Day

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Photo Credit: tututurtles / Reddit

You’ve done it, adventurer! You’ve discovered an elusive sun pug! Just by looking at it, this little charm carrier will add 6 months to your lifespan and will get rid of any ingrown hairs you may have.

The sun is warm and the energy this sweet pupper is putting out is warmer. If you’re lucky enough to step in the ring of happiness and light that this dog gives off you’ll find yourself with a spring in your step and $5 in your pocket.

This Dog Stuck Its Tongue Out Then Took The Lead Role In An Indie Movie

cinematic looking dog in lo fi camera filter sticks tongue out
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Photo Credit: catathlete / Reddit

We’ve all seen Airbud enough times to know that we’re basically all replaceable by golden retrievers –– it doesn’t matter what your career is. But we thought movies were the last stronghold that dogs couldn’t take away from us. This mlemming boy is here to prove us wrong.

This cinematic shot tells the story of a dog who wandered onset of an Indie movie, stuck out his tongue, then landed the lead role you had as the disconnected father trying to reach his kids. As they showed you the door, they showed him the snack table and your trailer.

Even Old Dogs Can Learn New Mlems

old dog sticking tongue out super cute
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Photo Credit: Pigglepoo / Reddit

Who said old dogs can’t learn new tricks? Well, every cute canine senior is here to have a word with that person and show them exactly what they’ve been building up towards. Spoiler alert: it’s a tongue, but it’s really cute.

This old doggo did us one better than learning a new trick and crafted their own rendition of the mlem. Hence, the sideways mlem. Would that technically be called a “slem?” No, that sounds like something your gross nephew buys ointment for.

This Cat Looks Fake But The Mlem Is Real

mlem cat looking animated
Photo Credit: Professor-Foxon / Reddit
Photo Credit: Professor-Foxon / Reddit

This is what happens when animals mlem too much –– they can literally turn into a cartoon version of themselves. The move is so cute that it transforms them each time they do it little by little into their cutest, most animated form. That cat you’re about to see is a victim of that transformation.

It’s very shocking. Give yourself some time to sit down and process exactly what you’re seeing. It’s 3 cats but one of them looks like it hopped off the set of Sailor Moon. Don’t worry, once the tongue is withdrawn the cat will turn back.

This Cat Turned To The Mlem To Show Its Disappointment

big cat sticking tongue out
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Photo Credit: jc7531 / Reddit

So far we’ve seen the mlem used to express a pet’s tiredness, happiness, and goofiness, but what about general disdain? We need a negative Nancy in the group and we’ve found it in this cat whose tongue is judging you as much as its eyes.

It’s not sticking out its tongue to make fun of you or be rude, but purely to show that it would rather not pay attention to anything you’ve said. Maybe you’re wearing a sweater that’s scratchy or maybe you’ve just given the cat dry instead of wet food. Either way, you’d better apologize.

This Mlem Is One You’ve Seen Kids Do Before

cat sticking out pink tongue sticking out
Photo Credit: kathy3354 / Reddit
Photo Credit: kathy3354 / Reddit

This is the classic use of the stuck-out tongue. When you hear “tongue stuck out” you don’t think of the wonderful mlem, you think of the bratty 5-year-old you used to babysit who would pull the same move when you told him to go to bed. This cat definitely took notes from that terror.

The person behind the camera probably asked this cat not to spill water on the floor, to which it responded by showing its sassy tongue. Of course cats would make the mlem a negative thing. They are out for world domination after all.

Another Sun Pug To Bless Your Days

tongue in sun pug on couch
Photo Credit: EsotericCodename / Redidit
Photo Credit: EsotericCodename / Redidit

What’s better than one sun pug? Two sun pugs of course! This child of the light has been waiting patiently for you to scroll upon him so he can bless you with his good energy. Since you found him you’re now entitled to a lifetime of free kibble. Don’t you want that?

This little guy looks so warm and happy we all want to transport straight into the photo so we can nap on the couch with him. This is a mlem truly ready to brighten your day and we are all here for it.

More Mlem To Love

chunky cat sticking its tongue out
Photo Credit: poetcatmom / Reddit
Photo Credit: poetcatmom / Reddit

This mlem is brought to you by one sassy kitty that wants to make the mlem community a more inclusive space –– and she’s doing it so right. The combination of her tongue and belly just make you want to reach through the screen and cuddle her.

Sure, she showed up to the party naked but she’s just that kind of a cool cat. She’s the friend you only invite to the crazy parties because they’re just that kind of person. When they ask you why you never hang out sober just say you’re always busy.

Nothing Like A Mlem On The Couch After A Long Day

dog sleeping on couch with tongue leather
Photo Credit: bad_at_usernames_999 / Reddit
Photo Credit: bad_at_usernames_999 / Reddit

We all like to kick back after a long day. Whether that means changing into your comfy pants or finally being able to let your feet out, we all have different ways of relaxing. This pup just so happened to choose to engage in some mlem time while it was having me time.

This pup is in exactly the pose we all wish we were right now –– tongue out and stretched to the max on the couch. Love seats or armchairs just won’t cut it, it’s got to be the sofa.

This Owner Who Got Too Excited About Their Cat’s Melm

cat getting kinda choke by owner who's excited about tongue
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Photo Credit: RussianSociopath / Reddit

Listen, we all understand wanting your pet to be a part of the cool gang –– that’s why the trend where people stuck their cat’s faces in bread took off. But if your pet is having a calm mlem to themselves maybe don’t freak out.

This owner got a little too excited for his cat’s mlem. This is an adorable little tongue that’s stuck out, but maybe he should work on alternating his camera angles before grabbing his cat’s face. This photo was probably taken seconds before the cat bit him.

The Mlem Is A Move Best Served On Hardwood

dog sticking its tongue out feeling blue
Photo Credit: Adramere / Reddit
Photo Credit: Adramere / Reddit

The mlem can be performed anywhere. The windows, the walls, the floors –– wherever there’s a tongue and the will of an adorable animal, the move can always be done.

This tuckered out doggo is sticking its tongue out while laying on the floor and it’s the cutest thing you’ll see all day. Hopefully, he doesn’t start licking the floor though — dust bunnies don’t taste good. We’re no doctors, but we’re going to go out on a limb and say that dogs aren’t supposed to be Roombas.

Even Fashion Icons Are Doing It

dog with ponytail in fur and tongue out
Photo Credit: Ramb0Brit / Reddit
Photo Credit: Ramb0Brit / Reddit

This mlem is inspired by the sheer force of fashion. This little girl is feeling herself and her look. She just had to stick her tongue out because she’s just that sassy fashion queen. Stay tuned to Vogue magazine because she’s going to be on its cover soon.

Is it her ears or her fur that’s caught up in the elastic? If it’s her ears then she’s probably going to have trouble hearing her owner call her name or yell “sit.” But that’s fine since the rules don’t apply to you when you look this good.