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30 Adorable Photos of Animals Cuddling

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Been a rough week? We feel for you. So much so that, on a whim, I’ve decided to use my editorial powers to create the cutest collection of photos you’ll see probably see this month: animals cuddling!

Diving deep into the most popular photos ever uploaded to 500px that involve the word “cuddle” in some way or another, I’ve subjected myself to an aww-inducing half-hour of curation for the sole purpose of putting a smile on your face as you head into the weekend.

You’re welcome… world.

Little sleepers by Miroslav Hlavko on 500px

Goodnite Polar Bears by Tin Man on 500px

Sleep huddle by Martin Stantchev on 500px

cat pillow-dog blanket by Szilvia Pap-Kutasi on 500px

Early morning cuddles ! by Dean Mason on 500px

Cuddle Time by Ed Janwattana on 500px

House of Furballs by Alex Greenshpun on 500px

Otter Cubs snuggling up! (lutra lutra) by Seb Loram on 500px

Pure love by Iñaki Larrea on 500px

at Least Nice and Comfortable by anton-bloch on 500px

Fox Cuddles. by Jon_Wedge on 500px

Wildscape by Marina Cano on 500px

Prairie dogs' love by Jan Pelcman on 500px

Lion Cuddles by Will Burrard-Lucas on 500px

Dove Love by Jon Rista on 500px

Siesta by Sergey Ivanov on 500px

Cat's privacy by Valentina Meier on 500px

Loving Lemurs by Ashley Vincent on 500px

Huskies by Mikael Valot on 500px

Tender Loving Care by Brendon Cremer on 500px

Mother-child bond by Manuela Kulpa on 500px

Cuddling in the snow by Menno Schaefer on 500px

Sister Love by Alicja Zmyslowska on 500px

Snuggle up? by Shuichi Kimura on 500px

Family by Jamie Lawson on 500px

Cuddle up! by Manuel Guttmann on 500px

Peek-A-Boo by Michael Libbe on 500px

Spotted Owlettes: The Cuddlers by Camera Speaks by Sunny Oberoi on 500px

Give me a Hug by hugh dornan on 500px

Friends by Alicja Zmyslowska on 500px

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20 Pets That Like to Cuddle (With Pictures)

There’s perhaps no better way to end a hard day of work than cuddling up on the couch with your best friend. After all, there’s a good reason why over 63 million American households have a dog as part of their families. They offer so much to the dedicated pet owner, from unconditional love to a running buddy. They entertain us when we’re down and give us a good excuse to get outside.

At the end of the day, pets are steadfast companions. For example, dogs can read our emotions and probably know us better than we do. Different animals respond in varying ways to handling. Of course, early socialization is a significant factor, along with an animal’s history. Some are born cuddlers, like the 20 pets on our list. Grab a blanket and your place on the couch to share with your BFF.

1. Cockatoo

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The Cockatoo is probably one of the best cuddlers you’ll find in the avian world. He can’t get close enough to you. These birds are big enough to hold and sweet enough to handle. They like having their head scratched, too. You can teach him to bow his head down and fan out his crest for some loving. His gentle manner and adorable brown eyes seal the deal every time.

2. American Shorthair Cat

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You know you have a cuddler on your hands when you meet an American Shorthair Cat for the first time. What can you say about a cat that is so easygoing? It certainly helps that she has such a sweet nature. She is a cat that you’ll want to cuddle because he’s so affectionate. When she’s not snuggling, she’s probably entertaining herself with a toy or watching the birds flit around outside the window.

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3. Boxer

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The Boxer is a delightful pet. He has such an outgoing, happy-go-lucky manner. If he’s not cuddling, he’s probably doing something to make you smile. This pup feeds on your positive responses because he is so eager to please. This pooch is a high-energy dog, so you’ll have to make sure he gets enough exercise every day to settle down and snuggle up to you.

4. English Lop Rabbit

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You may not think of the English Lop Rabbit as your first choice for a cuddler. Enthusiasts bred this bunny to be affectionate and friendly. He’s a larger pet, with bucks getting up to 15 pounds. And, of course, there are his adorable ears, hence, his name. This guy loves people to a fault. You’ll make his day if you invite him to snuggle with you.

5. Horse

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Nearly 2 million American households include a horse among their pets. It’s easy to see why, if you have the time and space. It may surprise you to learn how loving and fun they are. They form strong attachments to their owners, too. Sure, they’re not a pet for everyone because of the financial commitment to raise one. However, you’ll enjoy your equine friend for a long time.

6. Labrador Retriever

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There are too many reasons to count why the Labrador Retriever is AKC’s most popular breed. He’s smart with a clownish side. He’s loving and affectionate in a way no other dog can beat. This one is a keeper for one of the best cuddling pets you’ll ever find. The great thing is that he wants to be around you as much as you want him there beside you.

8. Leopard Gecko

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The Leopard Gecko is probably one of the cuter reptiles you’ll ever find. Perhaps it’s no wonder that Geico chose one as its mascot. They are easy to care for, which makes them a good choice for the kids, too. They are also relatively long-lived for an animal his size. A healthy gecko can live up to 20 years with the right lighting and cage.

9. Cockatiel

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The Cockatiel makes a delightful pet that is surprisingly very intelligent and affectionate. He can even pick up a word or two if you’re patient. This bird responds well to handling and genuinely seems to enjoy the attention. The essential thing is to make sure his cage is out of drafts. Toys are vital, too, to keep this curious avian from chewing anything inappropriate when you let out for some exercise.

10. Ball Python

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Different snakes have varying personalities. The Ball Python is one of the gentlest ones you’ll meet. It also helps that he’s one of the smaller reptiles, only reaching a maximum size of 5 feet. He’ll enjoy wrapping himself around your arm to take advantage of your body heat to stay warm. With proper care, he’ll live up to 30 years.

11. Ferrets

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The best pets that like to cuddle are those that have a lot of practice doing it. Meet the ferret. This guy is all about getting and receiving love. If he’s not snuggling with you, he’s entertaining you with his clownish behavior. If you’ve had a bad day, the ferret will cheer you up like no other pet can do. Ferrets are very intelligent animals—and curious, too. That’s something to remember when you let out to play.

12. Ragdoll Cat

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Few breeds will melt your heart quite like the Ragdoll Cat. This pet is the epitome of a cuddling cat. She’s affectionate and always ready to show her love. While she is quite playful, she is also low energy. After all, there’s a good reason for the breed’s name. She’s a mellow feline that will adore curling up next to you on the sofa for hours on end.

13. Havanese

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The Havanese has a lot of experience as a cuddler. What else can you say about a breed that is the national dog of Cuba? Fanciers lavished this pup with affection and love. This pup took it all in, enjoying every minute of it. He’ll feel the same about snuggling with you. He is a happy dog that always seems to be wearing a smile on his face. We can’t think of a better companion.

14. Chinchilla

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The Chinchilla is about as adorable as it gets for a small animal. You’ll enjoy cuddling with him, too. His fur is absolutely luxurious! Handling him often is essential to hone his social skills. He’ll respond with lots of love. The important thing to understand about this herbivore is that he’s nocturnal. Daytime is for resting and the nights for fun. He also makes an excellent choice for a first-time pet owner.

15. Siamese Cat

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The Siamese invites your attention with an open door. Her personality is absolutely charming. This cat thrives on attention and will share it in kind, too. After all, she has some friends in high places. The King of Siam was a fan, and it’s easy to see why she’s such a sweetie. This kitten fits into this role as a cuddler well. Today, she almost feels lost without his human companion.

16. Potbellied Pig

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The Potbellied Pig is the porcine version of the Great Dane. While his name might imply that he’s small, this pet can get up to 250 pounds! Early training and socialization are imperative with this guy. He’s very intelligent, so he’ll make your task easy. You can even housebreak him. It’s essential that you provide mental stimulation for him, too. A bored pig is a destructive one.

17. Havana Rabbit

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The Havana Rabbit is a small pet that only gets about 6 pounds. While he isn’t from Cuba, some people think he looks like something that comes from the country, namely, cigars. This little guy is a sweetheart. He’s friendly, which will make him an excellent choice for older children for a first pet. He’s also an easygoing bunny that will enjoy the love you give him.

18. Bombay Cat


The Bombay is the feline version of the kid that never grows up. She’s always a kitten at heart. She’s quite agile, too. If there’s a high shelf in a room, she’s bound to find it. And she adores people. This feline won’t just cuddle next to you. She’ll want to be on top of you to get as close as she can. You’ll be hardpressed to find a pet that is more loving than this one.

19. Golden Retriever

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The Golden Retriever is probably on everyone’s list for their favorite dog for cuddling. It helps that he looks like the cutest stuffed animal ever. He’s a sweetheart that will tolerate lots of snuggling. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more affectionate pup. He has a long history as a hunting companion and an excellent gun dog. This pooch loves people.

20. Bichon Frise

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You know you have a cuddler on your hands when you meet a Bichon Frise for the first time. What can you say about a pup with a history of being pampered and spoiled by French royalty? It certainly helps that he has such a sweet nature. He is a dog that you’ll want to cuddle because he’s so affectionate. The Bichon is the kind of dog that makes you smile.

If you thought only dogs like to cuddle, our roundup showed that many animals bond with their owners. They want to share your warmth and companionship. It probably makes them feel more secure. Oh, and he’ll keep you warm on a cold winter evening. It’s one of the greatest joys of inviting a pet into your home. As you can see, you have plenty of choices, too.

See also: 15 Low Maintenance Pets That Like to Cuddle (With Pictures)

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an amazing story about the most loving cat

Today I will tell you one very unusual and incredibly touching story about a cute pet named Tiger and its owner, a man F. Lindemann. It all started with kindness - a young man saved a little kitten, with a beautiful striped color, which plaintively meowed on the street, abandoned and all alone. The pet grew, became more and more attached to his savior (like all outbred animals that were picked up on the street) and his family. nine0003

Look how touching this picture looks - a cat, already an adult cat, quiveringly pressed against its owner, and in the second collage - imposingly collapsed on his knees, sniffling and as if dreaming.

The pet began to have special love and tender feelings for the elderly father of Lindemann - he literally did not part with him, trying to fall asleep next to him and always follow on his heels. Not so long ago, a man posted a cool post on the Reddit page, where there are many photos of his father with a cat on his knees. He signed that the Tiger just comes to his dad every morning, jumps on his hands and lies on his knees, hugging and caressing his “father”. nine0003

This is how the morning of a self-confident, adult and independent cat looks like: he lies on his owner's lap, sprawled imposingly and sniffing loudly. The owner is afraid to disturb him, so he just sits watching TV while the cat is sleeping. These are very touching shots, as for me ... I myself often stay in the pose “until everything atrophies” in the world, but the cat must definitely get enough sleep. And the most interesting thing is that the cat has a certain ritual: he must come running, lie down for about half an hour on his father's lap and run away about his business. The fact is that a man needs to go to work, because the pet tried to choose the time “before”. And over time, the elderly man also began to “pick up” the watch according to the needs of the animal. nine0003

And look, the hero of the occasion himself - a striped, adult, huge cat, which is kind to its owner. Just look how much cat tenderness, awe and respect are in this photo: the pet carefully, so as not to scratch the owner, “hug” him by the neck and even closed his eyes with pleasure! I would like to have such a gentle miracle! My cat is not at all attached to me or to anyone else in our family.

"Nezhnyatina" is just nonsense for her. Or it is expressed in scratching "in a fit of love" of the hand or biting the earlobe. Of course, everyone expresses their love in different ways… But sometimes you want a little tenderness and a peaceful “murr!” over the ear from the parasite that you have been feeding for 7 years already! ...

Over time, Kotika began to acquire clothes that surprisingly suited him. For example, in this photo we see a cute blouse and again the same imposing pose on a man’s knees. The cat is sitting for himself and thinking what to do after the beloved person still goes to his mortal job ... Napoleonic plans, but I don’t want to implement: I just want to lie down just as nice! Yes, for as long as possible.

F. Lindemann's father works as a contractor, so he leaves no later than 8 o'clock every day. the cat runs to him at about 7:30. For the remaining half hour, the cat lies and just purrs loudly, basks, enjoys the company of his beloved owner. nine0003

If the Tiger, for some reason, cannot crouch on the owner's knees, then he is very upset all day, the man says. And only when it's time for a lunch break, the father returns home, and the cat runs headlong to him - to hug. A man simply cannot throw off his pet at this moment, therefore he sits until the promenade and the allotted time of the Tiger passes.

What is most interesting is when there is a blockage at work and even if something mega-urgent happens, the man does not leave. He just calls his partner and says that the cat is sleeping on him and he cannot dump him. By the way, a little background, which will be interesting. The foundling was seen by Lindemann under the truck he was working on and apparently drove it for at least 30 miles. nine0003

The man took the cat to him, at first it was difficult - he had to feed him with a bottle, milk. The Tiger did not like to sleep on a pillow or in a couch from childhood - he was lonely, he cried, and even several times the owner wiped his tears. Then the pet had to be taken with you, as it became clear that the cat simply cannot do without communicating with people.

And so, when the first acquaintance with Lindemann's father passed, a “spark” of mutual understanding and love immediately slipped between these two. “Father immediately wanted to steal the Tiger, take him to his home, and then it happened - the cat moved, they simply became inseparable from each other. For the Tiger, a special building was built - a house, which leads through an extension (veranda) to the street. This was necessary so that Tigrik could go out on his own and breathe the air. As Lindemann says, if his elderly father didn't have to go to work every morning, he would just sit at home and cuddle with his cat all the time. nine0003

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