Hilarious Items That Pets “Gifted” To Their Owners

The only thing that can make pets even cuter than they already are is when they do something totally unexpected. Many pets enjoy bringing their humans random household items that they think they might need. Whether it’s duct tape, a feather duster, a basket, or a hairbrush, these “gifts” show how charmingly clueless some furry friends can be. Read on to see the precious offerings these pets eagerly brought to their owners, just hoping for approval.

Today’s Prize Is Lip Balm

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This beautiful dog is shown greeting their human at the front door with a small container in their mouth. As it turns out, this isn’t the first time the precious pooch has offered up a welcome home present.

The Reddit user explained, “Hopscotch always brings me a toy when I get home. Today he brought me my husband’s lip balm.” If today’s “toy” was chapstick, we have to wonder what other random treasures the dog has brought to their loving owner.

The Mysterious Rock

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sailwithgrace/Reddit

This pet gift doesn’t even make sense. As the Reddit user explained, “My cat brought me a rock. She is an indoor cat. I do not know where she got the rock.”

Perhaps someone forgot their pet rock the last time they were over and the cat wanted to show off their new friend? We’re also surprised that the cat was able and willing to carry the rock in its mouth with how odd-tasting it must be.

Straight From The Mouth Of Babes

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This dog looks so adorable with a baby pacifier in its mouth that if we didn’t know better, we would think the owner set this photo up on purpose. It even knew which part goes in the mouth!

One thing is for sure: that owner won’t want to place the pacifier back into the baby’s mouth. Even after a good clean, we’re willing to bet there are a few irreparable chew marks in the soft part now.

The Dirtiest Present

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LandPirateSarah/Reddit

This Reddit user bluntly stated, “My dog brought me some dirt today.” We would like to clarify that this isn’t just “some dirt,” but rather a mound of soil still attached to the roots of a plant.

In terms of size, it’s quite an impressive mouthful. We hope that the owner isn’t a gardener, or this gift is more of a nuisance than anything. Then again, if it’s not from their own yard then this owner is going to have one angry neighbor.

Got Tape?

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This cute dog brought their owner a roll of duct tape that’s as dark as its own fur. The Reddit user stated, “My dog brings me things out of my toolbox, randomly hoping it’ll be something I need.”

This precious dog is so clueless when it comes to what its owner needs that they just grab random things to try and be of service. If that isn’t love, then we don’t know what is.

Don’t Put Your Eggs All In One Dog Mouth

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While some dogs can be aggressive, especially in defense of their owner, this one goes to show how gentle some can be. Just look at how gingerly it’s holding an egg between its teeth!

Best of all, this isn’t even the first time that this canine pulled off such an impressive trick. The Reddit user wrote, “Our pupper has been bringing us eggs every day that she steals from some wild chickens.” Hopefully the chickens are alright.

It’s Tea Time

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MyCatIsFamous/Reddit

This adorable cat brought a used teabag to their owner. The Reddit user pointed out, “Some cats bring their humans birds and mice… Oliver brings me teabags.” We have to wonder where the cat got the item.

Being that it still looks moist, we would guess they got it from the trash, which means there’s a fallen-over bin somewhere in the house. That, or the feline is very skilled at getting objects out of mugs.

You Can Never Have Too Many Sponges

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Funkmonk_360/Reddit

This cat somehow hunted down a dish sponge to bring back to its owners’ doorstep. The best part is that this is a regular occurrence. The Reddit user exclaimed, “Our cat won’t stop bringing home sponges!”

First of all, where in the world are these sponges coming from? Are they all the same and from the same neighbor, or are they different brands the feline found from various kitchens? Talk about a sneaky neighborhood thief!

Here’s That Straw You Requested

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This pretty cat brought its owner a straw of all things. Judging by the bite marks at the bottom, this straw has probably been used before. After all, how else would the feline have gotten its paws on it?

We love how properly the cat is sitting, as though it isn’t holding a piece of trash in its mouth but rather a genuine present from the heart. As they say, it’s the thought that counts.

The Potato Birthday Present

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One of the many joys of being a pet owner is waking up to see their adorable face. This cat owner didn’t only open their eyes to the feline, but also to a potato sitting on the ground behind them.

The Imgur user explained, “Today is my birthday. I woke from a nap to a potato my boy brought me.” We love the idea that this cat knew it was a special day and sought out to find the perfect present: a potato.

Homemade AirPods

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SangKimmie/Imgur

This cat may have destroyed a pair of earbuds, but at least its understanding owner was able to see the bright side. The Imgur user wrote, “My cat brought me a pair of AirPods!”

AirPods are wireless earbuds, which is technically what these are now that the cat has chewed straight through the wire. It may not be the most ideal gift, but it’s not like the cat could just go out to an Apple store and buy a pair!

It Was Getting A Little Dusty In Here

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This photo doesn’t seem out of the norm: just a cat laying parallel to a feather duster. It’s the Imgur user’s caption that gives some context to the image. They wrote, “Our brave hunter cat brought home a feather duster.”

Outdoor cats are known for ruthlessly capturing rodents around the neighborhood and bringing them home to their owner. This owner may have thought the feathery item was an animal, but in actuality it was no more than a common household appliance.

Tomato, Tomahto

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This Reddit user was aghast to see what their adorable pooch brought home. They wrote, “He brought me a… tomato?!” Judging by the owner’s sheer surprise, we would guess that they don’t have a tomato garden in the back.

That would mean that this dog went into a neighbor’s garden, plucked a large tomato with its teeth, and kept it in its mouth the entire way home. We’re amazed it didn’t give up and eat the thing on the way back!

You’ve Got Bedhead

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This cute dog seems to be sending a message to its owner by presenting them with a hairbrush. While pets are clueless when it comes to many items, they do see us brush our hair every day. Plus, they get groomed themselves.

We would venture to guess that the dog owner had a serious case of bedhead when this pooch approached them with the brush. The one thing that would make this image even funnier would be a picture of the owner with a head full of knotted hair.

The Spice Of Life

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It may look like this cat owner is holding up a jalapeño for the pet to take a sniff, but think again. The Reddit user clarified, “The neighbor’s cat brings me jalapeños from my garden.”

That means that first of all, this cat doesn’t even belong to the person it keeps bringing gifts to. Secondly, the feline is blissfully unaware of the fact it’s taking something from the very person it’s giving the item back to!

Ready For Our Picnic!

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This dog looks like it’s ready to join Little Red Riding Hood on her trip to Grandmother’s house with that tiny basket hanging from its mouth. The Reddit user explained, “My dog likes to greet me by bringing me stuff from inside the house.”

Today, the house treasure was a basket, as though to say, “Oh good you’re home. Now let’s go on a picnic!” If only every family member greeted us at the door with a gift every day.

Something To Rest Your Head On

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This precious dog brought its owner a pillow. While it seems like a gracious act at first, the owner clarified that the pooch has some rules regarding this “gift.”

The Reddit user wrote, “This is Zoey’s pillow. If she likes you, she’ll bring you the pillow. You can’t touch it, but you can look.” So it isn’t exactly a present for you to rest your head on, but at least it’s a sign of approval.

Here’s Your Shoe!

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This adorable dog looks like it could be offering its owner the other shoe that they have yet to put on. But really, it’s just a routine the dog does every day. The Reddit user wrote, “My dog always brings me a shoe whenever I get home.”

While multiple dogs on this list are said to bring their owner a random item as a greeting, this pooch is more specific. It must have an affinity for shoes to think that’s the best gift to bring to its person.

The New Paper Boy

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This sweet pup is already eager to please its owner. It must be a quick learner to have picked up on the fact its person loves to read the newspaper. Of all the gifts we’ve seen pets bring home, this one may be the most sound.

Still, it’s adorable to see an animal happily trotting towards its owner with a “treasure” in its mouth. It’s like the young dog is the new paperboy in town.

You Look Hungry

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This dog is holding a package full of hamburger buns in his mouth, and we can’t tell if it’s for his owners or for himself. The Reddit user clarified, “My dog, Aspen always grabs things out of the pantry and brings them to us with this face.”

It is one thing when you have a young child that brings you snacks from the pantry to open, and quite another when it’s your dog doing it.