When you adopt a pet you don’t really have any idea what you’re signing up for. Sure, you understand the whole feeding, cleaning up, and snuggle time routine aspects, but the weird neutral quirks are somewhat unexpected. Oh, Mr. Fluffers needs exactly 6 blankets underneath him when he sleeps? Well alright.
People are sharing the wild and weird stuff their pets do. These sweet boys and girls aren’t out to harm anyone, but they sure don’t give a hoot about turning our heads. All these quirky particular pets will have you saying “same here.”
The Bark Burrito
Reddit user Brotems writes that his husky “has to be tucked in before I go to work or he cries when I leave.” Honestly, this probably wasn’t what he expected when adopting the tough and hearty looking breed, but if this isn’t the cutest thing ever then we don’t know what is.
We can all definitely relate to this “5 more minutes” feeling. Clearly, this husky wanted a few more moments of shut-eye before having to wake up and go back to the grind. Those squirrels aren’t going to chase themselves you know.
This Kitty’s Quirk Is Love And Support
Every professional needs somebody acting as the wind in their sails. Maybe it’s their parents, spouse, or friends. It’s unusual it’s a cat, but hey, one of their steps to world domination may be by being a pillar of support for the humans, and that’s alright in this scenario.
Reddit user justyeetmeintoagrave says that their “cat always looks at me like this when I’m working.” We can feel the love and encouragement this sweet kitty is sending the poster’s way, and it’s just way too pure for this world. Hopefully, they dedicate whatever they’re working on to their biggest fan.
Oh, Home So Soon? Better Activate Cat Function
Cats are definitely sour, angry humans in cat skins — this just proves it. Reddit user a_unicornpatronus says that her cat likes to “stand like and human and bird watch.” That’s typical for cats, right? Even the standing part? I hope she just laughed and pretended she saw nothing as she slowly backed away.
If you were looking for more proof that cats are going to destroy the human species then look no further. They’re learning our behaviors slowly until they can replace us as the apex predator. Today it’s standing, tomorrow it’s operating a Keurig machine.
Even Cows Try And Catch Snowflakes
We do it and dogs do it, but cows? Catching snowflakes is apparently an inter-species trait and we’re here for it because it looks adorable and so wacky. Just look at that massive tongue –– it’d be surprising if there was any snow left for the ground after this.
Even farmers have quirky pets. So next time you’re eating a burger and it’s a little cold, don’t send it back because that’s the snowflake still dissolving. Just kidding. Please don’t eat raw meat.
She May Be Deaf, But She’s Not Deaf Enough For This
Reddit user HBUnicorn encountered a quirk that their 22-year-old dog has, since the sweet girl is “mostly deaf and blind, yet somehow she can still hear a bathtub running.” She may be deaf but she’s always on the lookout for a good bath. Honestly, we can all relate to this feeling.
Most dogs run from the water, but this good girl runs towards it. Maybe dogs just need 22 years of quality bubble baths to warm up to the idea. Oh, and a rubber ducky.
No, It’s Fine. I Do The Walks Now
Sometimes your weird dog doesn’t believe that it’s a dog, but thinks that it’s twin dog brother is a dog. That happens right? Apparently, that’s Reddit user pandaman510’s life since his one dog has assumed human walk duties of its identical doggo pal.
This level of disassociation is only achieved by gnawing on the semi-toxic plastic fibers of ropes and staring in a mirror for hours chanting the mantra “I is human.” Sure, good boy. You is human. Now don’t forget the doo-doo bags to clean up after your dog-twin.
Sit Boy! Uh, Not Like That
Reddit user RikMon has enlightened us with the interesting way that their dog sits. It’s not your typical criss-cross-applesauce, nor is it the classic laying down. It might actually be a new form of yoga –– we all have so many questions.
One question for this sweet boy: does he have hip flexors? This position is definitely quirky but it can’t be comfortable for long. Hopefully, this quirky lab is stretching itself and apply Rub A535 before it gets too wacky.
This Great Dane May Be The Size Of A Horse Now, But She’ll Always Be Cuddle-Sized In Her Own Heart
This quirky girl doesn’t know her own size, and honestly, that’s understandable. Dogs may not be looking in mirrors and checking how big they are after all. Reddit user Oregonwine1992 posted that this sweet girl Pepper still “loves being carried like a baby.” Her owners probably love it too –– after an ice bath and vigorous stretching.
Pepper probably lies about her age too. When she’s in line at Kibble-clubs downtown she probably acts goofy in hopes that the bouncer will card her. Aging is a good thing Pepper, cuddles don’t stop when you become a senior pup.
Rice Cooker? Um, You Mean At-Home-Spa
This kitty knows how the heck to treat itself and we should all take notes. Reddit user zer8ne writes that their cat “loves to sit near my rice cooker and smell the steam of freshly cooked rice.” We all love a good steam and this sweet furry boy just appreciates that.
Look at that face of pure blissed out at home R&R. Keep this kitty away from the Home Shopping Channel or it’s going to starting buying the foot spas and the personal massagers.
He Was Born To Comfort
Some of us were trained to do the jobs we have, and others were born with the skills in our wheelhouse. This sweet boy is one of the latter. Reddit user William-Keller shared this pupper’s light with the world when he posted that “this happens every time I get audibly frustrated. He’s a therapy dog at heart.”
Oooohhwweeee –– that’s the sound of your heart-melting at the face of this sweet comforting boy. Whatever his owner’s got going on, this look definitely solved it. He can probably cure the common cold too.
No Shoe Tying Left Unsupervised
A fun thing you find out when you move in with other people is that sometimes their weird neutral habits include involving themselves in everything you do. Is there a burglar? No, that’s just your involved roommate breathing over your shoulder watching you pour cereal.
Reddit user Vileoss has a furry roommate named Manny who he says “likes to sit on my lap while I’m trying to put my shoes on, and gives me a paw print every morning.” That’s just the Manny seal of approval and inspection.
So Apparently Cats Invented Yoga
Reddit user Romeo_is_my_namo shared how their boyfriend’s cat likes to be pet, and honestly, it’s alarming. Instead of the usual sitting or laying down that’s accompanied by a back scratch, this cat likes to be held upside down. Did he adopt it from the circus by any chance?
Either this cat wants everyone to know how proud it is of being a Freemason or it invented every yoga pose. Based on the pure bliss on this kitty’s face we’d have to say yoga. Namaste and pass the catnip, man.
It’s Always Tongues Out Whether The Sun’s Out Or Not For This Little Lady
Reddit user SmokinDan posted a photo of his adorable pup with the caption “This is my rescue Pancakes. She has no top teeth so her tongue sticks out a lot but we don’t mind.” We’re sure they don’t mind. Pancakes is a short stack of adorableness.
Look at how cute she looks with her tongue raised high and proud. She’s either perpetually sassy or perpetually hungry looking. Either way, give the woman all the pets and the treats she deserves!
Your Shoe Is Safe. However, If You Ever Want To See It Again You Must Give Me 1000 Pets
Sometimes your pet’s quirk is shoe-napping and that’s just the way it is. We expect these things with animals mostly because they can’t understand that you’re late for work and need it now. This shoe-napper just got caught and isn’t guilty at all about it.
Just look at that face. How many shoes do you think Jasper is holding captive at this very moment? Those eyes have secrets. He’s probably working on opening up a Payless Shoe Store with all the oddballs he’s collected over the years. Jasper, you’re dastardly, but you’re an entrepreneurial genius.
Did You Want That Pressed After The Dry Clean As Well, Sir?
Reddit user ZZbrew is out her solving mysteries when they said that they discovered “why my pants always have a line of cat fur across the leg.” It’s safe to say their dry cleaner has been taking nap liberties on top of their pants. You should still tip them though.
This cat may be onto something we don’t know about. Sure, this position doesn’t look comfortable at all, but it may have added intestinal benefits that we don’t know about. Keep quiet about it though, the last thing we want is the homeopathic healing people telling us to lay on coat hangers.
The Human’s Socks Come In Pairs So I Can Have One And You Can Have One
What’s better than one quirky pet? Two quirky pets! Just be prepared to expand your monthly sock budget because these two have a penchant for those Fruit Of The Loom tubers. Reddit user Ashminded definitely has a little coin set away for socks since he posted that the first thing his dogs do when he comes home is “steal his socks.”
That’s why they make them in pairs right? So you and your bark buddy can chew away while your human tells you about his day. Yes, we’re listening. Go on, just pass me the cotton blend.
Being Deaf Is An Added Quirky Bonus
Deaf doggos have some unexpected superpowers like the one that Reddit user mbm8377 points out. Namely, “they can sleep in the loudest spot in the house.” Now, this is a quirk we’re all envious of when we’re trying to sleep on a noisy plane or train.
Look at how this boy just hit the “Shut Down” switch right in the middle of the kitchen. He’s a true icon who lets you run the dishwasher, washing machine, blender, and vacuum cleaner without batting an eye. Actually, maybe he gets up at the vacuum cleaner because it’s a dog’s sworn enemy.
They Didn’t Warn You About This Kind Of Nervous Paw Print
We all get anxious sometimes –– even doggos. Just normally they cry or scuttle up into our laps. It’s pretty rare that they get nervous sweats like we do, but apparently, that’s a thing that Reddit user iAmyy points out when she says that her pup “went to the vet and got so nervous her paws started sweating.”
This adorably nervous dog just introduced deodorant companies to a whole new marketing lane. Slather on a little Secret on your pet’s paws and have them confident enough to wear those infamous tight grey cotton booties again!
Oh Don’t Mind Me, Keep On Doing Your Thing
We’ve said it before but we’ll say it again –– pets and kids are basically the same thing. This is a new level of sameness that Reddit user gryffinadorablez discovered since she and her boyfriend started living together with their new kitten who follows them everywhere.
Gryffinadorablez posted that her “boyfriend took this after she followed him into the bathroom and wouldn’t leave without him.” This sweet little lady just wants to share every part of her new owner’s lives with them. What has 4 paws and no sense of privacy? This cat.
The High-Energy Quirky Boy Machine
If you haven’t seen this video yet, you need to cancel your plans for the rest of the day and go do that so you can watch this thing on repeat. In a video posted by Reddit user socialpronk, a dog and his owner stand 20 yards apart at an obedience class when his owner signals the dog needs to come closer.
The dog apparently only has to “run up in front of her and sit.” What ensues is a good 15 seconds of the dog being so excited, running, and doing flips before it finally sits. Good quirky boy.