One of the very greatest things about sharing your home with a four-footed furiend is getting to revel in their sheer occasional doofiness (an actual word that we think should be added to the dictionary).No matter how blue you may feel, your pet's natural comedic instincts can always lift you right out of it—and, if your cat or dog happens not to be doing anything particularly humorous at the moment, never fear!The internet has you covered!
Twitter user Baby_b0nes had the inspired idea of asking her followers to share the" least flattering" photos of their pets and boy did they deliver. Scroll down to check out some hilarious animals hitting all the wrong angles!
Humans and animals have been sharing living quarters for millennia.While the domestic cat most likely domesticated itself (human settlements tend to offer a veritable Aladdin's Cave of discarded food and rodents), domestic dogs are descended from wolves who were originally selected as being ideal hunting partners.That they also happened to be insanely adorable was initially a happy coincidence—although today is pretty much the domestic canine's raison d'etre.Some research suggests that we've been living with dogs for 27,000 years—lucky us!
James Serpell, professor of Animal Ethics & Welfare at the University of Pennsylvania, believes that there are still evolutionary benefits even today from keeping pets. Because humans are a social species, he states that we are constantly seeking relationships not just with other humans but with our pets as well. "Humans which lack social support are more vulnerable to disease and infection."
We might think of owning pets as the norm but as Harold Herzog of Western Carolina University states, "We keep pets because other people do because it is 'socially contagious. We do have these general predispositions to be attracted to animate things - we have predispositions to find puppies and kittens cute."
That's according to science—and who are we to argue with science???
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