A Woman Unexpectedly Falls in Love When Her Pet Shrimp are in Peril

We all love our pets. But most of that love is directed at the bigger, fuzzier kind of companion that will show us affection, or in the case of cats, tolerance. But have you ever formed a bond with a pet a little smaller?

When I was a kid I had hermit crabs. “Hermit” is literally in the name. These creatures live to hide in their shell, and if you do actually touch them, they will pinch you. Nothing could be further from a good pet. And yet, they’re a popular choice. And I loved mine till the day they died. RIP, embarrassingly-named-pet-crabs.

But this story is some next level unexpected pet love. A teacher who goes by @thebugchicks on Twitter shares a tale of freshwater shrimp, and near disaster. Read on.

They are strangely cute. Maybe it’s those big ol’ eyes?

I don’t know if freshwater shrimp literally have the capacity to care how big their house is, but, if they do, she’s cognizant of that need.

These two are clearly in very good hands.

Trips to the pet store are often dangerous for me, as well.

At this point in the story, I’m feeling a little bit bad that the last time I impulse bought shrimp was at a Red Lobster.

Despite what the internet may imply, it’s OK to not have strong feelings about absolutely everything.

Here’s where the story ramps up.

I can hear the tense string soundtrack in the back of my mind.

Dun dun DUUUN!

It’s never until we face the possibility of losing everything that we realize what we truly have.

Eat your heart out, Speilberg.

Just a second, adding the word “manpanion” to my lexicon forever.

Maybe this is exactly why he fell in love with you?

*munches popcorn with wide-eyes*

The DOG is the antagonist of this story? But he looks like such a good boy! I don’t know if I can deal with this new twist.

All moments of panic need a factoid or two to settle the mood.

Success!

I’m not crying about some lady’s shrimp. Nope. Not me.

Marty & Sal have no idea how good they’ve got it.

We should probably all be tracking our emotions a little more closely these days.

And that is the tale of crustacean-fascination-turned-infatuation that took the internet by moderate storm. You’re welcome.

What’s the pet you’ve bonded with the most?

Tell us about them in the comments.

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Royal Pet Portraits You Need to See

These royal pet portraits are AMAZING.

They come to us from a company called Crown and Paw and, let’s face it, all our pets are royalty to us and they deserve to be immortalized in that way.

Do you think your dog may be the reincarnation of a noble canine from centuries ago?

Well, here’s your chance to let the whole world know about it!

Let’s look at these works by Crown and Paw. Be sure to check out their website, as well.

1. Just look at that piece of work!

The bird is very pleased with this representation.

2. Out in nature, where he belongs.

A former nobleman…

3. What the duck?

This is brilliant!

4. It doesn’t really get any better than this.

Royalty of the highest order.

5. Absolute perfection.

One eye isn’t slowing this cat down.

6. Look at this fella.

A very serious pooch.

7. Awwww. Good dog!

Love the pearls!

8. Double trouble.

They just totally look like they’re descended from royalty.

9. From the Victorian era.

Prim and proper.

10. They nailed the underbite.

He loves it!

11. Here’s a great reaction video.

See how much joy these portraits bring to people?

12. And finally, there’s Millie the hedgehog.

That’s all, folks!

Was I right about this one or what?!?!

So cool!

I don’t currently have a pet, but I can think of a ton of family members and friends that would want these for their dogs and cats.

Have you had a portrait done for your pet?

If so, please share a photo with us in the comments!

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People Show off Their Dog’s “Pawcasso” Artwork

Go ahead and call these dogs “Pawcassos“.

I gotta say, this is one of my favorite things that I’ve seen come out of this whole stay-at-home crisis that we’re living through right now.

People are creating work with their dogs’ pawprints and, as you can probably imagine, the results are awesome, adorable, and wholesome.

Let’s take a look at the work of these four-legged masters.

And you should try your own at home, too!

1. The look of an artist.

Very proud of her work. As she should be!

2. I love this one!

Stand up and take a bow!

https://www.instagram.com/p/B–4FavpuQW/

3. The next Jackson Pollock?

He knows he’s good…

4. Some nice fall colors.

Shy, but this artist is coming out of their shell.

5. Little dog. Big artwork.

Way to go, Dallas!

6. Be sure to sniff your finished piece.

I see a bright future for this one.

7. It’s framed and everything.

Nala takes her work seriously.

8. Look what I made!

A beautiful work of art!

9. You’re going places!

Also, this big is as big as a horse.

10. A true genius.

You’ll see this up in a gallery very soon.

11. Very, very pleased.

The look says it all…

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Our little artist 🥰🐾 #pawart

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12. This one might be my favorite.

Ollie is a very good boy! And a very good artist!

These are wonderful!

Have you done this with your pooch?

Or maybe even with your cat? Hamster? Squirrel? It really works with any pet…besides fish, I guess.

If so, please share some photos with us in the comments!

We’d love to see their work!

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People Are Eating up This Cute Friendship Between a Hedgehog and a Cat

Who says different kinds of animals can’t be best friends? I personally don’t believe that for a second.

And here’s the proof.

Meet Herbee the hedgehog and Audree the cat. They’re BFF even though they have nothing in common the surface.

The dynamic duo lives in Germany and their owner, Talitha Girnus, keeps followers updated on their lives. And the photos are wonderful!

Follow the adventures of these two unlikely friends on their Instagram page!

Enjoy!

1. There they are!

Climb aboard, friend!

2. Best friends forever.

You’ve seen that look before…

3. All snuggled up.

These two are inseparable.

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How do you say “friend“ in your language? 😽🦔⠀ ⠀ ⠀ The new Mr.Pokee Presets are now available! The link to get them is in our Bio! These are the new Preset Packs:⠀ ⠀ ✨ Mr.Pokee Presets “Essentials II“ – Herbee & Audree ✨⠀ This pack of photo filters is the second edition of the “Essentials“ pack. It includes all presets that we have been using on our current and latest photos of Herbee & Audree in the past few months. I have optimized the colors and lightening and gave the photos a new sort of retro vibe. They’re especially made for travel and outdoor photos! 🗺⠀ ⠀ ✨ Mr.Pokee Presets “Home Sweet Home“ ✨⠀ We donate 50% of profits of this Preset Pack to help Italian Hospitals in the current crisis. Why Italy? Ever since I was a little girl my parents took me to Italy and I personally feel very connected to this country. Pokee, Herbee and Audree have all been to Italy and it's our pleasure to return something to this beautiful country and the people we love so much!⠀ ♡⠀ The focus of this pack is indoor photos. While we're currently all staying at home and can't go outside or travel much, I think this pack will be most useful to you at the moment. I hope I can somehow make your days more interesting and help you learn something new during this time ♥⠀ ⠀ ✨ Mr.Pokee Presets “Spring“ ✨⠀ The focus of this pack is on the warmth of light colors. These Photo Filters will make your spring photos come alive, bring the colors in harmony and give them a flowery feeling 🌸⠀ ⠀ ⠀ We also made some Single Presets available at a cheaper price for those of you who might like to try them out first or just want a certain preset, but not the entire pack!! It took me a lot of time to create and optimize them for you!! So, I hope you love them even more than you liked the first ones! 💛☀⠀ ⠀ Ps. If you have questions, DM me here @mr.pokee.presets and I will be happy to help you out!! 💌⠀ ⠀ **This photo is edited with the Preset “Double the Cuteness“ from the Essentials II**

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4. Going on adventures together!

They’re exploring the great outdoors.

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Update: Congrats to the winners @nathangelique @gillianbakx & @ashleygalarneau 🎉 Thanks everyone for joining & don’t be sad if you didn’t win this time!! There will be more giveaways soon! 💛⠀ ___________________________________________⠀ ⠀ Giveaway! The new Mr.Pokee Presets are coming on Saturday 😍 and we’re giving them away to THREE of you before they launch!⠀ ⠀ There will be 3 new Packs available: the “Mr.Pokee Essentials II (Herbee & Audree)”, a Spring Pack and the “Home Sweet Home” Pack. I will donate 50% of this pack to support hospitals in Italy! Lots of you also requested single presets. So, for the first time I will make some of these available if you don’t want to shop the entire pack! 💛⠀ .⠀ To enter the Giveaway:⠀ 1. Follow @mr.pokee.presets and @mr.pokee⠀ 2. Tag one friend per comment. Each new friend that you tag is a new entry.⠀ ⠀ The 3 winners will each receive ALL of the new Presets and will be chosen and announced on Thursday, April 9 in this post and in the story. Good luck!! 🥰

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5. Taking in a Disney movie.

A little downtime for these two so the can kick back.

6. Do you see what I see?

These two really do have a lot of fun together.

7. Soaking up the sunshine.

They look perfectly content.

8. It’s almost bedtime…

So tell me a story!

9. How do you like your coffee?

With a dash of hedgehog, perhaps?

10. A meeting of the minds.

What do you think they’re discussing?

11. Like I said, best friends forever and always.

I just love these little guys!

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Have a cozy Sunday 😽🦔

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Aren’t those two just great!

It gives you a little hope in the world when you see something like this…or at least it does for me.

Do you know of any other great social media accounts that feature unlikely animal combinations who live together and are good friends?

If so, please share them with us in the comments.

We can’t get enough of this stuff!

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Cats That Are Definitely NOT Helping Finish These Puzzles

Cats are supposed to be helpful, right? Our faithful companions that will always stick by our sides and do whatever we say, right?

Oh, wait, never mind.

I was thinking of dogs.

Cats are actually the COMPLETE OPPOSITE of what I was just talking about.

They like to constantly mess with us and throw our lives into chaos whenever they can.

Have you ever tried to put a puzzle together when your cat was around? I can tell you it’s not a pretty picture…and here’s the proof…

1. The last piece of the puzzle.

Hoarding it for herself.

My cat, deeply asleep with the last piece of a jigsaw puzzle. We’ve been searching for it for 10 minutes. from cats

2. This one won’t even let them start.

Looks pretty angry to me.

3. You can’t stop her.

She’ll find a way to ruin your fun.

We tried to kitten proof the puzzle, but she’s tenacious from AnimalsBeingJerks

4. OH NO!

The look on her face says it all.

"…sorry?" from CatsAreAssholes

5. This is my table now…and also my puzzle.

You just have to let this one go.

So I was going to work on my puzzle… from aww

6. Really? You took over the whole box?

That is NOT COOL.

These 3d puzzles are so lifelike. from aww

7. A week of work down the drain.

This kitty does not give AF.

Spent a week on this puzzle… from AnimalsBeingJerks

8. What a stinker.

Definitely plays by her own rules.

My niece’s cat Lucy "helping" her with her puzzle. Almost a year old, she is the cutest little stinker! from aww

9. The crash heard ’round the world.

Look what you did!

Left my office door open for one minute and I hear a crash… from Wellthatsucks

10. Haha. Good luck with that.

This is one cat who is not messing around.

"So try and finish your puzzle now peasant" from funny

11. Yes, they are.

She’s almost out of patience.

Cats are assholes from aww

12. Well, don’t eat it!

Now you’re in trouble!

13. You were THIS close…

And now all that time was wasted…

Say Hi to Betts! and goodbye to the 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle I had almost completed… from aww

Those pictures really crack me up because they are so true to life.

Cats…always trying to mess everything up!

Do you have any funny photos of your kitties getting in the way and making your tasks even harder?

If so, please share them with us in the comments.

We’d love to meet these little rascals!

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This Dog Has Some Awesome Hair Styles and Costumes

If you’ve never played with a Newfoundland dog before, you’re really missing out.

They are gentle giants with wonderful personalities and they just love humans!

They love humans so much that they don’t even mind getting all decked out in costumes having their hair styled into crazy shapes.

Hank the Newfoundland is one such pooch who has become a bit of a social media darling due to his hilarious get-ups.

Here are some of the best Instagram photos of Hank.

We think you’re gonna love this guy!

1. Dwight Schrute!

Welcome to Schrute Farm!

2. In the spirit of Mrs. Doubtfire.

Remember that great flick?!?!

3. This is great.

All decked out like Edward Scissorhands.

4. Is that Billie Eilish?

No, it’s still Hank!

5. The world of wizardry.

He’ll cast a spell on you.

6. Tormenting Indiana Jones.

As long as he doesn’t do the “heart removal” scene from The Temple of Doom.

7. Game of Thrones.

Hank is not to be messed with.

8. Yes! Marty McFly!

This is the style from Back to the Future Part II, just FYI.

9. The dude abides.

I mean, this is pretty perfect.

10. You knew this was coming.

There’s no escape from Tiger King right now…or maybe ever…

11. Business casual.

You might need to go talk to HR.

12. It’s time to treat yourself.

It’s called “Self-Care Sunday.” Look it up.

I really think I need to get one of these dogs for the companionship and the hilarity.

They’re great!

Will you do us a favor and show us some pics of your dogs in the comments!

Dressed up, not dressed up, just doing whatever they like to do.

We can’t wait to meet them!

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This Hairless Cat Might Look Evil, but He’s a Real Sweetheart!

There’s a cat named Xherdan who has thousands of Instagram followers for good reason. He’s simply amazing to look at!

He looks like he’d be some sort of evil genius from a horror or action movie, but, according to his owner, Sandra Filippi, “He is like a child and his personality is very lovely.”

I think I’m in love…

Let’s get to know the delightful Xherdan through some photos!

1.  Look deep into my eyes…

He does look intimidating, I can honestly say that…

2. Mean muggin’ in a major way.

The hat makes him look a little soft, though.

3. An extreme close-up.

Do you want a treat?

4. All snuggled up.

Make yourself comfortable, Xherdan.

5. Just look at the wrinkles on that forehead!

It’s quite remarkable.

6. I’m not sure if he likes that turtleneck.

Mom, why did you make me wear this?

7. Now you’ve made him mad…

And that’s not a good thing…

8. A grumpy Xherdan.

Or maybe the hairless thing just makes him look upset.

9. I love this photo.

Look at all that detail!

10. He’s taking some time to celebrate!

And he’s obviously loving it.

11. Heading off to a sporting match, are we?

He absolutely has his game face on.

As you can see, this guy lives quite the pampered life.

I never thought I’d be a fan of hairless cats, but Xherdan is pretty awesome!

Be sure to check out his website.

Now we want to hear from you!

Share some pics of your cats in the comments with us. Hair, no hair, tons of hair, we want to meet all of them!

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These Newly-Adopted Animals Should Make You Smile

There’s almost nothing on this planet that makes me happier than seeing a newly-adopted animal that is obviously bursting with joy.

You can tell by their faces that they are relieved and happy to be in a loving home and it’s about as pure as pure gets.

Let’s meet these newly-adopted pets!

1. Already in love.

My friend got her old cat a kitten! They really love each other from aww

2. Oh, I’m sure she’ll be just fine.

This Cat. Perdita. Called "the world’s worst" and "just a jerk" was finally adopted from an animal rescue in Spruce Pine, N.C. "Not for the faint of heart," and doesn’t like hugs, she is not good with kittens, children or dogs, either. She could be so troublesome the shelter agreed to waive the fee from aww

3. A senior dog.

My dad (who’s not a dog person) recently adopted a senior dog while his wife was looking at puppies. "I just couldn’t stand to imagine him alone at that age," he said. Meet his new goodest boi "Rock!" from aww

4. Meet your little sister.

My cat had anxiety issues, so we adopted a little sister for him. from aww

5. Yours forever.

This girl was rescued and we have been fostering her for about 5 months. With a big adoption event for our rescue coming up we decided we couldn’t let her go to someone else and decided to make her our Furever Valentine. She has her quirks but has been an overall great girl for us. from aww

6. Make yourself at home.

Adopted this little guy from a shelter. He ate a ton of food and made himself right at home; I think he likes it here. from aww

7. Hello, Ruby!

Have grown up with cats for the majority of my 31 years on this Earth, but this is the first one I get to call my own. Meet Ruby. from cats

8. A little angel.

Today i adopted Gracie. from aww

9. They make life better.

Life has been a little better with my new gal. from cats

10. He is very handsome.

Went to the pound just to see look. An hour later we left with this handsome gentleman. Meet Murphy from aww

11. All up in the camera.

Say ‘Hi’ to our adopted cutie Billie from aww

12. How adorable.

I’m her eyes and she is my heart . from cats

13. She’s getting adjusted.

Adopted her today! Finally peeking out of the couch. from aww

14. Your new best friend!

Adopted this girl from the Humane Socity from aww

Those photos make my heart sing!

Do you have an adopted pet that you are totally in love with?

Well, don’t be shy! Share some pics in the comments and introduce us to them!

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