Adorable Animals Trying Their Hardest To Act Tough

A picture is worth a thousand words, and even though these pets can’t say what’s on their mind, their expressions say it all. These adorable dogs, cats, and even birds, offer up their most adorable angry faces when they’ve had enough. While they’re trying to intimidate us, all they’re doing is melting our hearts. These adorably tough pets wanted to let their feelings be known, and their owners caught it on camera.

The Disgruntled Akita

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Imgur/Markedone111

Akitas are very animated dogs. Happy, confused, curious… you can tell exactly how they’re feeling based on their facial expressions. They’re extremely affectionate dogs to their owners which is why it’s funny to see this tough girl showing her teeth to her owner.

These dogs may be strong and independent but they’re not known to act out aggressively. This little girl just has a bit of attitude she’s throwing at you.

You’ll Pay For This Later, Bob

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Reddit/LalaLissa
Reddit/LalaLissa

Not everyone chooses to bathe their pet themselves. There are plenty of pets who do not enjoy bath time and some owners will fork over money to avoid the scratches and tantrums and to not be attributed to that negative experience in their pet’s mind that may lead to a chewed slipper later on.

After taking his cat to the groomers, this cat’s owner couldn’t help but snap a photo of his pet’s disapproval of the situation. However, he failed to do a good enough job at hiding and now his cat is plotting his revenge.

Shut The Blinds, I Need My Beauty Sleep

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Reddit/u_vetra

While it’s their owners who are doing the 9-5, bringing home the bacon, and cleaning up all of the messes, some pets think they own the place. This Yorkshire Terrier wasn’t done with their slumber and they have a thing or two to say about it.

If they’ve told you once, they’ve told you one thousand times– shut the blinds the night before so everyone can get their eight hours and then some.

This Better Be Important

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Reddit/NinjaInUnitard

You know that when she’s in her nap sack she’s having me time. You’re not to disturb her during this precious time, which lasts anywhere from two to ten hours a day. If you do, you can expect some attitude.

Time is money but good sleep is priceless and this cat is not willing to make any sacrifices in the name of your entertainment. Taking a photo just pushed this cat over the edge.

Laser Beam Kitten Eyes Activate!

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Reddit/petplus09

This tough kitten is already ready to take on the world. If you dare get in their path they will have no choice but to unleash the fury of the white fur ball. The adorable menacing eyes means they’re all about business.

Whatever kitten wants, kitten gets, or they have no choice but to unload their truckload of cuteness onto your chest at full capacity. Prepare for the worst, human.

I Thought We Were Going To The Dog Park

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epicfairy/reddit

Some dogs enjoy a day on the water, some… not so much. This beagle would rather be in the woods, hunting birds, than getting rocked side to side on a slippery boat deck. This dog’s owner decided to spend the weekend doing what he wanted instead of going to the dog park like this beagle thought they would.

Yet, he won’t act out. This beagle won’t shred your shoe or eat your sandwich. He’ll just stare you down until your blood runs cold.

I Am Bird, Hear Me Roar

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Isn’t new life wonderful? Seeing the next generation being brought into the world can be a peaceful reminder that there is good in the world. But… this little bird had a little more to say when he burst out of his eggshell.

Positioned in full power stance, this chick has his wings out, his beak wide open, ready to tell the world like he sees it. He won’t be in the nest for long!

Grumpy Dog Karl

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Instagram/earlthegrump
Instagram/earlthegrump

Good Dog Carl is a popular children’s book following the sweet tale of a Rottweiler named Carl and a girl named Madeleine. It’s a happy story, but one that this Karl wants nothing to do with.

He’s not ready to smile for a photo, or fetch a stick. This Karl wants his privacy to be respected because honestly, how many photos of him did you already post to your Facebook feed?

You’re Walking On Eggshells, Anita

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Imgur/CIA2001

This cat has incredibly blue eyes… incredibly blue angry eyes. Did you ever think you could find so much emotion in a pair of eyes that belong to a giant ball of fluff? This cat has plenty of feelings bottled up inside.

Judging by their adorably angry face, this cat wants you to stop making a ruckus and fetch them another dish of fish. We’re trying so hard to be afraid of this fluffy cat, but it’s just not going to happen.

No, I Will Not “Do It For The Gram”

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Reddit/loki_kitteh

It’s tough being the cute one. Someone always expects you to put on a happy face and pose for the camera. The average cat owner takes seven photos of their cat each day. That amounts to 1,016 hours each year. Really? Yes.

But this cat doesn’t want to be a statistic. They don’t want to wear a unicorn onesie. Are you serious?! While this cat is trying to look ferocious, they still look adorable as a unicorn.

Alright, I Have Something To Say

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Reddit/Cheesydude

Judging by this dog’s stance, they’ve reached their boiling point in a situation and are ready to share some thoughts. Although they can’t speak English, there’s no confusion about what feelings this terrier is trying to get across right now.

While they’re doing their best to increase their height and stature to boost their tough guy vibe, we’re still overwhelmed with cuteness. Whatever they’re demanding, we’re ready to give in.

Let Me Innnnnnn!!!

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Reddit/petplus09

Do you ever remember a time in your childhood when you were seriously struggling, but your parent found it adorable and took a photo instead of helping you? It’s likely that most of us carry a memory like this one. This cat knows the feeling.

She wants to be let in, but their owner finds their anger Instagram-worthy, and has to snap a photo before letting them back into the house.

Rawrrrrr, I’m A Tough Fluff

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Imgur/KasekaVlad

This little boy thinks he’s in charge, and we’ll go ahead and give him whatever he wants. Being this small, he probably hasn’t learned many things in life, but he has this tough guy face completely mastered.

Just look at that angry snoot. He’s not too sure what’s going on but he knows this means business. This little pup has big plans and you better get out of his way.

I’m Sick Of This

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Imgur/NastyNateandthewatermelongang

This cat’s expression reminds us of our angry manger from our first summer job. You’re not quite sure what you did to call for this kind of reaction from someone. But you’ve done something and this cat is both angry and disgusted with your actions.

We’re guessing it’s not the first time this situation has come up. Hopefully, the cat doesn’t fire their owner because it looks like they’re working their last nerve.

Vampire Cat Sees You

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Instagram/loki_kitteh

When this cat chose their tough face, they pulled inspiration from the Vampire Diaries. Viciously adorable, this cat was trying to watch his favorite program when he was so rudely interrupted.

He’s not going to let it slide, either. He’s going to want you to pick up the remote and turn it back on. If not, the adorable vampire cat will strike at nightfall. This cat has his vampire fangs dialed in.

I Don’t Want To Be A Good Boy

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Some dogs love being called a “good boy”… but not this husky. He doesn’t need your approval and he’d rather live a bad boy life. This pup is showing obvious signs of young rebellion– not quite knowing his place in the world but ready to ruff it up.

It’s going to be another few years before he’ll grow into a good boy and smile for a photo. Until then, this is all he has on offer.

All Buff, Not Fluff

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Reddit/jedaam

Understandably, at this little dude’s size and stature, he’s bound to receive plenty of cute compliments. He would grin and bear it if only someone took notice of his strength once in a while.

He’s fresh out of the groomers and ready to cause some chaos. Tell him he’s cute just one more time and a flash of fluff will be the last thing you see before you start seeing stars.

My Teeth Make Me Tough

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Pixabay
Pixabay

This beautiful husky is doing their best job to look tough. But those blue eyes and beautiful coat aren’t fooling anyone. They’ve been told that showing teeth make them look tough, so that’s the card they’ll play.

But really, she’s just buying time while she figures out what her next move will be. There’s a good chance it will be rolling over and asking for a belly rub. She’ll hold this look for as long as she can stand, though.

I’m Not Cut Out For This

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There are indoor cats, outdoor cats, and some cats that dance in between. This kitten hasn’t been living life for too long, yet they’ve already decided their life’s path, and it’s indoor all the way. This kind of elegant long hair isn’t made for the farm life, and this kitten is over it.

They were brought to the watermelon patch, though they’d rather be lounging on the rug in front of a warm fire.

Are You Calling Me Stinky?

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Imgur

Sometimes we forget that even our tough friends have feelings. It’s one thing to offer your friend a stick of gum, hinting that they have bad breath. It’s another to throw them into a bathtub.

This dog isn’t happy with their owner’s lack of sensitivity. There could have been nicer ways to go about this, and now they’re giving their best rough and tough look to make sure that this doesn’t happen again.

Who Let This Dog Out?

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Reddit/Felfriast

Some people and animals are “dog people” and some just aren’t. That doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with them; for one reason or another, they would just prefer to not have dogs around them.

This bird wants nothing to do with dogs. Yet, when it woke up, there was the largest dog in the history of dogs staring him in the face. This bird is so disappointed to be roused from their nap this way, they’re throwing their worst side-eye.

I Don’t Like You

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Reddit

This bird just dropped from the nest. It’s one of the biggest days of their life and they have the entire world ahead of them. But you’re totally, absolutely ruining their day. This baby bird’s face is one of disapproval.

You should probably move along and let them enjoy their big moment. But not before snapping a photo. Clearly, he doesn’t appreciate that choice either. At least his mom will have a photo of his big day to hang on the fridge, smile or not.

I’m Too Old For This

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Reddit/Munky_B

Muffy the dog has loved you for many, many years. However, during that time, she’s also had to tolerate your repetitive jokes and occasionally coming home smelling like another dog. You both know she won’t leave.

Instead, she’ll throw you judgmental stares so cold you’d think you’re in Iceland. We’re sure that once you offer her a milk bone and a head scratch, this will all be smoothed over soon.

Bark One More Time

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Instagram/pompous.albert

Looking at this photo, everyone can tell who’s the boss of this household. While they’re both about the same size and coat, the cat is trying to lay down the law to its dog sibling.

Although this cat has incredible yellow eyes, we’re not shaking in our boots. You can’t fool us with all of that floof. Who are they kidding? These two probably take long Sunday naps together on the porch.

I Hate When You Do This

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Imgur/MyMindIsWastedHere

Some pet owners just can’t get enough of their fur baby. They want to capture every minute of every day with their beloved pet. This dog has had his picture taken every day throughout his entire life, and he’s decided that enough is enough.

Although he would never tell his beloved owner to knock it off, his adorably angry face shows his feelings about the situation that has become his daily life.

Hoo Invited Them?

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Reddit/Hellsong26

This owl looks like he’s completely comfortable sitting in the palm of this guy’s hand. He’s just hanging with his friends, trying to take his mind off the stress of his day. Then who walks in? Just the person he didn’t want to see again today.

This owl’s face is one of true scorn. He won’t say what he’s thinking, but he’ll throw his cute expressions of discontent over to his subject all night.

I’m Not Mini, I’m Mighty!

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Reddit/urafoot

This little kitten can literally fit in the palm of your hand. So of course, you’d want to get a photo doing just that. But you’re not the first person who’s tried this, and this kitten is maxed out of patience.

If you’re going to take a photo, at least let this little tough guy keep his dignity, and use something more favorable to him for scale. He doesn’t need everyone to know he’s the size of a papaya!

I Don’t Want Your Friendship

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Reddit/ohsodave

Some cats always want attention, but most cats are fickle. One minute they’ll want head rubs and treats and the very next second, they’ll swat your hand away like you were never sharing a moment at all.

This cat decided that time was up for pets and he wants their owner to carry on. He won’t swat them away, but his adorably angry face is screaming out for alone time.

I Said We Couldn’t Get A Dog

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theshaynee/reddit

There always seems to be that one family member who believes that the household shouldn’t get a dog. This goes on for years, as everyone else wants nothing more than to have a dog and eventually, they just bring one home.

In this case, the cat was the only family member not wanting a dog, and when they discovered a puppy in the kitchen, they were not happy with everyone.

I Never Get Your Jokes

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Reddit/lesterkanopff

It’s appropriate to politely laugh at your friend’s joke that you don’t quite understand, but after so many of them, you’re just ready to move on. This dog, sitting across from its owner, has obviously spent many morning walks and coffees listening to jokes that didn’t land and they’re done being polite.

They went with the slightly-frowning disapproving look you’d give a friend who just said they were getting back with their ex.

The Bubbles Don’t Amuse Him

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Reddit/V3D33P

Who knew bubbles could upset an animal this much? This little one looks like he wants to terrorize whoever blew these bubbles. Have you ever seen a dog this angry over something like this?

One false move and you can become lunch meat for this doggo. This looks more like a guard dog than one you play with and let the kids around. But it’s probably OK as long as bubbles aren’t involved.

Who Made This Bird So Mad?

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One thing you don’t want to do is mess with a bird. These flying creatures control your destiny and by that we mean controlling weather or not you get poop on you.

Not only that, but they also can peck out your eyeballs if you aren’t careful. The way this guy looks, there’s no telling what he’ll do to you. Maybe he’s asking for a little more food because he got shortchanged out of his seeds.

Didn’t Get Chosen By A Wizard

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Meet the reject of Hogwarts. No wizard wanted to choose her, so she threw a fit and someone captured it on camera. She threatened to claw or peck out an eye.

If you think that’s bad, you didn’t even hear the screech. Not many of us can say that we’ve seen an owl have a temper tantrum, but here you go. Now you can say that you’ve witnessed such a marvel.

Skipping Rocks Blows!

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Reddit/Cpt_Patrik

Whoever said skipping rocks is fun lied to this poor dog. She doesn’t look amused one bit and it’s best if you stay clear. Whatever ticked this pooch off probably had to do with the water.

She didn’t want to get her paws too wet, but a wave approached too fast. We aren’t quite sure what went down that infuriated her this much, but she clearly doesn’t want to skip rocks anymore.

This Fish Means Business

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Reddit/Ade1001

Have you ever seen a fish this upset? We sure haven’t, but we wonder what exactly happened to put it in such a bad mood. Did someone eat the food it wanted?

This is a stern look of disapproval that you don’t want to see from any human or animal. This little one must really not like the food it’s being fed or something. Maybe he just wasn’t allowed to watch Finding Nemo for the 75th time.

She Doesn’t Want To Talk

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Pinterest

This look says, “I don’t want to talk to you right now, so please respect my space before I lose my mind.” If that’s not what this little one felt, it was probably close to that.

When you make a puppy mad, it feels like the end of the world. They are so cute, so no one should want to make any of them upset. Don’t let the size fool you, they will still pack a mean sneer when they want.

He’s Fed Up

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Pixabay

This cat doesn’t want to deal with your bull anymore. You keep forgetting to feed him every other day and now you might have to pay for that. You better sleep with one eye open if this is the face your cat makes!

Cats are the one animal that you aren’t sure what they’ll do next. You can try and predict what they want but if you guess wrong, this is what you can expect in return.

She Won’t Even Look At You

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Pinterest/Fringebingeco

This dog can’t even be bothered to look at her human companion… that’s how upset it is. Who knows what ticked off the pup so much. It’s a nice day out and she’s getting to sit out there at the big-dog table.

Nothing is worse than the silent treatment and it looks like this doggo knows it. She’s going to ignore her human until she gets exactly what he wants, whatever that is.

Not Monkeying Around!

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Pixabay

Unless you regularly interact with monkeys, you probably don’t have a clue what this facial expression might mean. We’re going to take a guess and say that this monkey might be feeling a little irritated right now, though!

We wonder what it takes to make a monkey but it could probably be a lot of things. Whatever the cause, this guy wants us to know that he’s not feeling it and that he should get some attention (a treat wouldn’t hurt, either).

What Happened Here??

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Pixabay

Something, or someone, did the wrong thing to this cat. This look is the last thing you want to see from a cat, especially if you’re in range. It might leap on you and start clawing.

If the cat you own makes this look, you should give up the catnip. That always puts felines in a good mood, so that’s your best bet. You’ll calm down this bad mood in no time that way.