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grooming: “Our 9 year old goldendoodle got her first grooming since quarantine. Our other dog barked at her when she came home” (via)
grooming: “Our 9 year old goldendoodle got her first grooming since quarantine. Our other dog barked at her when she came home” (via)

“Our 9 year old goldendoodle got her first grooming since quarantine. Our other dog barked at her when she came home” (via)

grooming: Kaytlyn Marie Stone Great Pyrenees and Their Crazy Antics 3 hrs My beautiful boy! Like Comment gardeninthevoid: thathighclassbitch: how-to-train-your-writer: thathighclassbitch: speciesofleastconcern: teapotsahoy: twentyghosts: queerautism: actualdisasterbi: republicansareahategroup: scifinut: missanthropicprinciple: mcdyke: lesbian-lizards: jimmyfury: iskariotrising: PEOPLE ARE SO CONCERNED ABOUT THIS DOGS MASCULINITY HES A DOG no you don’t understand. People freak the fuck out if you don’t enforce human gender roles on dogs. They get fucking belligerent. I work in a pet store and the number of times people have gotten LIVID with me for not just automatically assuming their dog not only required but personally wanted the most stringent enforcement of human gender norms is mindblowing. People demand dog shampoos that smell “masculine” because “He’s a boy he doesn’t want to smell like flowers” even though he’s a dog and if he had his way he would smell like duck poop. And those shampoos exist! That’s the worst part! There’s enough demand for dog shampoo that smells like Axe body spray that they exist and they sell well. Or the seemingly nice old lady that shouted “PINK! OBVIOUSLY! SHE’S GIRL SHE HATES OTHER COLORS!” at me when i asked what color harness she wanted for her lapdog. Even though her dog can’t actually see the color pink and does not now and will not ever give a single flying dog fart what color her harness is. Even our pets have to deal with our gender socialization bullshit. I work in a pet store. Can confirm. If I don’t know the sex of the dog, and say, I pick up a blue lead to show the customer it’s different uses, I’ll get “well she’s a girl, so” and I’m like? Um? I’m just showing you it’s functions, there’s like 20 different colours here you can choose from? And my manager wants us to separate boys coats/accessories and girl coats/accessories for accessibility for the customers……. like…….? ??????? They’re dogs. This. Is. BULLSHIT.Also, when I worked at a grooming salon, one groomer would bring in her family’s dogs. Poms, the lot of them. They all got bows. Even the boy. He was a goddamn beautiful dog.Customers got mad. About a boy dog wearing bows. A boy dog THAT WAS NOT THEIR DOG wearing bows. Let that sink in. Actually just like a week ago someone got testy with me because I put my female chihuahua in a blue polo shirt and they were like “she’s a girl she looks like a boy in that” and I was just like… She’s a dog. I am so tempted to put the biggest fucking pink bow I can find on my dog and parade him around the neighborhood.  Fuck this gender roles bullshit.  He’s a 12 year old dumbass who sometimes falls down the ONE (1) step on our porch because he gets too excited and forgets that he has back legs that don’t work right (vet says it’s a degenerative nerve thing, common in older labs).  HE WOULD GLADLY ROLL IN HIS OWN SHIT IF WE LET HIM - HE COULDN’T GIVE TWO FUCKS IF HE IS IN A BOW OR A BANDANA, I PROMISE. My puppy wears bandanas sometimes, including a really cute pink one with white hearts that I love. One time this old lady at the park was absolutely BAFFLED that I would put a pink thing on my Boy Dog. Literally accused me of trying to confuse people, asked why I’d put that on him. I was just??? It’s cute and I like it the puppy really couldn’t give less of a shit My cat Duarte is male and he wears a pink collar with a tag that says “Beautiful Angel Princess” on the side that doesn’t have my contact info, because he’s my beautiful angel princess obv, and it throws the vet staff for a LOOP every time People get upset when I walk boy dogs with my hot pink leash (because I lose leashes, so I like them highly visible.Like, one, maybe this dog has Victorian gender norms, and considers pink very masculine? two: it’s not the dog’s leash, it’s mine. People putting gender norms on house pets is wild. They’re just living cuddle bears they don’t have gender. The person who grooms our dog always puts little bows on his harness. Adorable. OH NO, NUGGET! TAKE THAT SHIRT OFF. THAT’S NOT M A N L Y, NUGGET! OH NO HE’S WEARING AIRPODS HE CAN’T HEAR ME OH NO!  Oh n o oh gfpd I’m shahmking I m cr yjiing i was so fucking angry reading this post and then you blessed me with nugget
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PEOPLE ARE SO CONCERNED ABOUT THIS DOGS MASCULINITY
HES A DOG

no you don’t understand. People freak the fuck out if you don’t enforce human gender roles on dogs. They get fucking belligerent. I work in a pet store and the number of times people have gotten LIVID with me for not just automatically assuming their dog not only required but personally wanted the most stringent enforcement of human gender norms is mindblowing.
People demand dog shampoos that smell “masculine” because “He’s a boy he doesn’t want to smell like flowers” even though he’s a dog and if he had his way he would smell like duck poop. And those shampoos exist! That’s the worst part! There’s enough demand for dog shampoo that smells like Axe body spray that they exist and they sell well.
Or the seemingly nice old lady that shouted “PINK! OBVIOUSLY! SHE’S GIRL SHE HATES OTHER COLORS!” at me when i asked what color harness she wanted for her lapdog. Even though her dog can’t actually see the color pink and does not now and will not ever give a single flying dog fart what color her harness is.

Even our pets have to deal with our gender socialization bullshit.


I work in a pet store. Can confirm. If I don’t know the sex of the dog, and say, I pick up a blue lead to show the customer it’s different uses, I’ll get “well she’s a girl, so” and I’m like? Um? I’m just showing you it’s functions, there’s like 20 different colours here you can choose from? 
And my manager wants us to separate boys coats/accessories and girl coats/accessories for accessibility for the customers……. like…….?

??????? They’re dogs.

This. Is. BULLSHIT.Also, when I worked at a grooming salon, one groomer would bring in her family’s dogs. Poms, the lot of them. They all got bows. Even the boy. He was a goddamn beautiful dog.Customers got mad. About a boy dog wearing bows. A boy dog THAT WAS NOT THEIR DOG wearing bows. Let that sink in.


Actually just like a week ago someone got testy with me because I put my female chihuahua in a blue polo shirt and they were like “she’s a girl she looks like a boy in that” and I was just like… She’s a dog.

I am so tempted to put the biggest fucking pink bow I can find on my dog and parade him around the neighborhood. 
Fuck this gender roles bullshit.  He’s a 12 year old dumbass who sometimes falls down the ONE (1) step on our porch because he gets too excited and forgets that he has back legs that don’t work right (vet says it’s a degenerative nerve thing, common in older labs).  HE WOULD GLADLY ROLL IN HIS OWN SHIT IF WE LET HIM - HE COULDN’T GIVE TWO FUCKS IF HE IS IN A BOW OR A BANDANA, I PROMISE.


My puppy wears bandanas sometimes, including a really cute pink one with white hearts that I love. One time this old lady at the park was absolutely BAFFLED that I would put a pink thing on my Boy Dog. Literally accused me of trying to confuse people, asked why I’d put that on him. I was just??? It’s cute and I like it the puppy really couldn’t give less of a shit 

My cat Duarte is male and he wears a pink collar with a tag that says “Beautiful Angel Princess” on the side that doesn’t have my contact info, because he’s my beautiful angel princess obv, and it throws the vet staff for a LOOP every time

People get upset when I walk boy dogs with my hot pink leash (because I lose leashes, so I like them highly visible.Like, 
one, maybe this dog has Victorian gender norms, and considers pink very masculine? two: it’s not the dog’s leash, it’s mine.

People putting gender norms on house pets is wild. They’re just living cuddle bears they don’t have gender.


The person who grooms our dog always puts little bows on his harness. Adorable. 

OH NO, NUGGET! TAKE THAT SHIRT OFF. THAT’S NOT M A N L Y, NUGGET!
OH NO HE’S WEARING AIRPODS HE CAN’T HEAR ME OH NO! 


Oh n o oh gfpd I’m shahmking I m cr yjiing

i was so fucking angry reading this post and then you blessed me with nugget

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grooming: Nassim B. 4 months ago I had a cat that used to sleep with me, and once she had given birth to 4 kittens, she brought them to me at night to bed, so I got scared to smash them by accident and went to sleep downstairs in the living room, after 10 mins she comes to sleep with me, then goes upstairs and bring her kittens one by one. can we call that trust? Reply 5201 themiscyra1983: flowercrownsnstuff: awanderingpig: claricechiarasorcha: meggannn: how can ppl say cats are heartless tbh I once stayed at a game reserve in South Africa, and they had three cheetahs – two males and one female. The boys stuck together (they were brothers), but female cheetahs are solitary, save for when they are raising cubs. Which is hard work for cheetahs, because they don’t/can’t den, she’s working constantly to protect/move her cubs, as well as feeding both them and herself. Now, these cheetahs ARE in a private reserve, but they’re still essentially wild. But they are more or less accustomed to the presence of people. And this cheetah, Ketswiri, got very badly injured in her leg one time, which usually would be fatal to a cheetah. The staff at the reserve helped her. Another time, she was starving, and they provided her a fresh antelope carcass. And she remembered this, because the science officer was telling us how one time he was watching Ketswiri and her cubs, and she wandered over and dumped all her cubs at his feet, and walked off. Like “watch my kids, I need some me time.” And he was panicking like COME BACK I CAN’T BABYSIT YOUR KIDS WTF Half of the comments are about cats giving birth on top of or next to their owners and I’m not crying at all it’s so funny though because domesticated cats are aggressively social in raising their young so basically op’s cat was like bitch these are your kids too, where tf you think you’re going??? Cats, particularly housecats, are extremely social animals. Feral cats often form colonies and will co-parent each other’s kittens. And they get along with human beings so well in part because they share our ability to form close social ties across species lines. With dogs, with birds, with primates…with us. When cats come to live with us, we become part of their colony. Which is why cats will allow their humans to handle their kittens, and will often tolerate their humans’ children even if they would never put up with strangers.This is a species that chose us. That noticed that our habits attracted their prey, and that we, in turn, were drawn to them. That we would offer food, and warm, safe places to sleep, and plenty of help with grooming. There’s a very compelling argument that cats domesticated themselves, and to some degree, domesticated us.Cats are freaking amazing.
grooming: Nassim B. 4 months ago
 I had a cat that used to sleep with me, and once she had given birth to 4 kittens, she
 brought them to me at night to bed, so I got scared to smash them by accident and went
 to sleep downstairs in the living room, after 10 mins she comes to sleep with me, then
 goes upstairs and bring her kittens one by one. can we call that trust?
 Reply 5201
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how can ppl say cats are heartless tbh


I once stayed at a game reserve in South Africa, and they had three cheetahs – two males and one female. The boys stuck together (they were brothers), but female cheetahs are solitary, save for when they are raising cubs. Which is hard work for cheetahs, because they don’t/can’t den, she’s working constantly to protect/move her cubs, as well as feeding both them and herself.
Now, these cheetahs ARE in a private reserve, but they’re still essentially wild. But they are more or less accustomed to the presence of people. And this cheetah, Ketswiri, got very badly injured in her leg one time, which usually would be fatal to a cheetah. The staff at the reserve helped her. Another time, she was starving, and they provided her a fresh antelope carcass. And she remembered this, because the science officer was telling us how one time he was watching Ketswiri and her cubs, and she wandered over and dumped all her cubs at his feet, and walked off. Like “watch my kids, I need some me time.” And he was panicking like COME BACK I CAN’T BABYSIT YOUR KIDS WTF


Half of the comments are about cats giving birth on top of or next to their owners and I’m not crying at all

it’s so funny though because domesticated cats are aggressively social in raising their young so basically op’s cat was like bitch these are your kids too, where tf you think you’re going???

Cats, particularly housecats, are extremely social animals. Feral cats often form colonies and will co-parent each other’s kittens. And they get along with human beings so well in part because they share our ability to form close social ties across species lines. With dogs, with birds, with primates…with us. When cats come to live with us, we become part of their colony. Which is why cats will allow their humans to handle their kittens, and will often tolerate their humans’ children even if they would never put up with strangers.This is a species that chose us. That noticed that our habits attracted their prey, and that we, in turn, were drawn to them. That we would offer food, and warm, safe places to sleep, and plenty of help with grooming. There’s a very compelling argument that cats domesticated themselves, and to some degree, domesticated us.Cats are freaking amazing.

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grooming: Stray cat sneaks into zoo enclosure, finds another cat... star-anise: fozmeadows: reajeasa: roachpatrol: rhube: BABIES!!! so the best thing about this is that bobcats, like just about every feline besides lions and domestic cats, are pretty solitary. they don’t really have friends. they aren’t really equipped to make friends.  domestic cats, on the other hand, do know how to make friends. they are friendly to the point that lots of feral cats live in colonies— the females hang out together, even raise kids together, and the males like to spend nonsexual time with their baby mommas. they groom each other, play around, and have a particular tail position to signal to one another— straight up with the tip curled— that they’re friendly and happy to see each other. cats learned how to be chill with each other in order to take full advantage of human food sources: an ancient granary supplies enough rats for a lot of cats, as does a modern lady with a big bag of frisky bits, so it would be a waste of time and energy for any one cat to try and stake the entire foodsource out for exclusive use. less fighting means more eating and resting which means a longer, nicer life and a lot more kittens.  so this stray cat, she obviously has no colony if she’s wandering around and sneaking into zoo enclosures, so she’s like ‘hey! there’s food here! what up, other cat, let’s be friends, let’s be friends and share that food’. and the bobcat is like ‘??????’ because actually wild cats are pretty cautious about initiating hostilities and anything new and aggressive makes them very worried. and the domestic cat is like ‘haha cool, ok, we’re friends now, big guy. no problems.’ and the bobcat is like ‘????? well…?? ok?’ and then they are friends.  the super interesting thing about most wild cat species is they don’t really have the capacity to make friends on their own, especially outside of sibling bonds, but, if someone comes along and does all the friend-making themselves, they’ll totally roll with it. zoo cats can get really attached to their caregivers— or, in this case, a very confident little calico demonstrating exactly why her species has been so darn successful over the last nine thousand years .  so anyway that is the best thing: bobcats are not equipped to make friends, but luckily for this bobcat this homeless lady did not give any shits and made friends anyway. and now they are both happy.  #THE FACT THAT THE KEY TO DOMESTIC CAT’S SUCCESS IS THAT THEY LEARNED  #THE MEANING OF FRIENDSHIP #IS A FUCKING HOOT I will never be over the floofpaws of the bobcat attempting loafstance in that first picture OH MY GOOOOOOOD LOOK A VIDEO OF THEM GROOMING AND HEADBUTTING EACH OTHER!!!
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BABIES!!!

so the best thing about this is that bobcats, like just about every feline besides lions and domestic cats, are pretty solitary. they don’t really have friends. they aren’t really equipped to make friends. 
domestic cats, on the other hand, do know how to make friends. they are friendly to the point that lots of feral cats live in colonies— the females hang out together, even raise kids together, and the males like to spend nonsexual time with their baby mommas. they groom each other, play around, and have a particular tail position to signal to one another— straight up with the tip curled— that they’re friendly and happy to see each other. cats learned how to be chill with each other in order to take full advantage of human food sources: an ancient granary supplies enough rats for a lot of cats, as does a modern lady with a big bag of frisky bits, so it would be a waste of time and energy for any one cat to try and stake the entire foodsource out for exclusive use. less fighting means more eating and resting which means a longer, nicer life and a lot more kittens. 
so this stray cat, she obviously has no colony if she’s wandering around and sneaking into zoo enclosures, so she’s like ‘hey! there’s food here! what up, other cat, let’s be friends, let’s be friends and share that food’. and the bobcat is like ‘??????’ because actually wild cats are pretty cautious about initiating hostilities and anything new and aggressive makes them very worried. and the domestic cat is like ‘haha cool, ok, we’re friends now, big guy. no problems.’ and the bobcat is like ‘????? well…?? ok?’ and then they are friends. 
the super interesting thing about most wild cat species is they don’t really have the capacity to make friends on their own, especially outside of sibling bonds, but, if someone comes along and does all the friend-making themselves, they’ll totally roll with it. zoo cats can get really attached to their caregivers— or, in this case, a very confident little calico demonstrating exactly why her species has been so darn successful over the last nine thousand years . 
so anyway that is the best thing: bobcats are not equipped to make friends, but luckily for this bobcat this homeless lady did not give any shits and made friends anyway. and now they are both happy. 

#THE FACT THAT THE KEY TO DOMESTIC CAT’S SUCCESS IS THAT THEY LEARNED  #THE MEANING OF FRIENDSHIP #IS A FUCKING HOOT

I will never be over the floofpaws of the bobcat attempting loafstance in that first picture


OH MY GOOOOOOOD
LOOK
A VIDEO OF THEM GROOMING AND HEADBUTTING EACH OTHER!!!

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grooming: mklutz tumbl Follow deedo2313 kittykat8311 What does my cat think when I kiss his little head? Does he know it's affection or does he think I'm trying to eat him valkurion-transverse These questions are totes why I follow you, top quality content right here kittykat8311 It's important! spideryspiderygoodness Well it depends. Do you try to put ketchup on him before kissing his head, that would change things :P kittykat8311 Yes. I put ketchup on my cat before I kiss his head steampunkette Fun bit of info! Kitties rub their heads against their chosen people as a method of scent marking, but not of ownership. Instead, they're getting their scent on you because they know that you're a family, but you smell "Funny" compared to them. They're trying to make you smell like their family If your cat allows you to kiss their little head, it's because they're accepting - your- scent, and being part of your family Ketchup included kittykat8311 This is a good note, thank you rutabegaville This why they boop you. :) mouseymoon Fact: In animals that have communal grooming as part of their behavior, sticking your face in their face for kisses/boops doesn't bother them at all because they know you're not going to eat them. But, with frogs (and other animals you shouldn't be putting your mouth on) that do not have communal grooming there's a high chance their first reaction will be "plz don't eat me" before realizing you do not mean them any harm Also; if you accidentally step on a cat or a dog, or accidentally pinch/hurt a smaller pet and after they squeak or yelp you start petting them and trying to reassure the animal that you weren't trying to hurt them they'll understand that. Puppies and kittens get a little too rough with their play, but when a litter-mate ends up squeaking because they got hurt the puppy or kitten will stop playing so roughly and switch to kisses/licks as a way to apologize before they go back to playing When humans act the same way, and do not hurt them again it registers as "oh that wasn't on purpose" and the animal quickly forgives you It's the animal equivalent of "Don't tell Mom!" kittykat8311 This is also good to know, thank you! laurlaurrdraws Thank fucking god a-magpie-witchling THANK FUCKING GOD Source:kittykat83 11 #1 am so relieved #animals 133,043 notes The science behind pet kisses
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 Follow
 deedo2313
 kittykat8311
 What does my cat think when I kiss his little head? Does he know it's affection or
 does he think I'm trying to eat him
 valkurion-transverse
 These questions are totes why I follow you, top quality content right here
 kittykat8311
 It's important!
 spideryspiderygoodness
 Well it depends. Do you try to put ketchup on him before kissing his head, that
 would change things :P
 kittykat8311
 Yes. I put ketchup on my cat before I kiss his head
 steampunkette
 Fun bit of info!
 Kitties rub their heads against their chosen people as a method of scent
 marking, but not of ownership. Instead, they're getting their scent on you
 because they know that you're a family, but you smell "Funny" compared to
 them. They're trying to make you smell like their family
 If your cat allows you to kiss their little head, it's because they're accepting -
 your- scent, and being part of your family
 Ketchup included
 kittykat8311
 This is a good note, thank you
 rutabegaville
 This why they boop you. :)
 mouseymoon
 Fact:
 In animals that have communal grooming as part of their behavior, sticking your
 face in their face for kisses/boops doesn't bother them at all because they know
 you're not going to eat them.
 But, with frogs (and other animals you shouldn't be putting your mouth on) that
 do not have communal grooming there's a high chance their first reaction will be
 "plz don't eat me" before realizing you do not mean them any harm
 Also; if you accidentally step on a cat or a dog, or accidentally pinch/hurt a
 smaller pet and after they squeak or yelp you start petting them and trying to
 reassure the animal that you weren't trying to hurt them they'll understand that.
 Puppies and kittens get a little too rough with their play, but when a litter-mate
 ends up squeaking because they got hurt the puppy or kitten will stop playing so
 roughly and switch to kisses/licks as a way to apologize before they go back to
 playing
 When humans act the same way, and do not hurt them again it registers as "oh
 that wasn't on purpose" and the animal quickly forgives you
 It's the animal equivalent of "Don't tell Mom!"
 kittykat8311
 This is also good to know, thank you!
 laurlaurrdraws
 Thank fucking god
 a-magpie-witchling
 THANK FUCKING GOD
 Source:kittykat83 11 #1 am so relieved #animals
 133,043 notes
The science behind pet kisses

The science behind pet kisses

grooming: mklutz tumbl Follow deedo2313 kittykat8311 What does my cat think when I kiss his little head? Does he know it's affection or does he think I'm trying to eat him valkurion-transverse These questions are totes why I follow you, top quality content right here kittykat8311 It's important! spideryspiderygoodness Well it depends. Do you try to put ketchup on him before kissing his head, that would change things :P kittykat8311 Yes. I put ketchup on my cat before I kiss his head steampunkette Fun bit of info! Kitties rub their heads against their chosen people as a method of scent marking, but not of ownership. Instead, they're getting their scent on you because they know that you're a family, but you smell "Funny" compared to them. They're trying to make you smell like their family If your cat allows you to kiss their little head, it's because they're accepting - your- scent, and being part of your family Ketchup included kittykat8311 This is a good note, thank you rutabegaville This why they boop you. :) mouseymoon Fact: In animals that have communal grooming as part of their behavior, sticking your face in their face for kisses/boops doesn't bother them at all because they know you're not going to eat them. But, with frogs (and other animals you shouldn't be putting your mouth on) that do not have communal grooming there's a high chance their first reaction will be "plz don't eat me" before realizing you do not mean them any harm Also; if you accidentally step on a cat or a dog, or accidentally pinch/hurt a smaller pet and after they squeak or yelp you start petting them and trying to reassure the animal that you weren't trying to hurt them they'll understand that. Puppies and kittens get a little too rough with their play, but when a litter-mate ends up squeaking because they got hurt the puppy or kitten will stop playing so roughly and switch to kisses/licks as a way to apologize before they go back to playing When humans act the same way, and do not hurt them again it registers as "oh that wasn't on purpose" and the animal quickly forgives you It's the animal equivalent of "Don't tell Mom!" kittykat8311 This is also good to know, thank you! laurlaurrdraws Thank fucking god a-magpie-witchling THANK FUCKING GOD Source:kittykat83 11 #1 am so relieved #animals 133,043 notes The science behind pet kisses
grooming: mklutz
 tumbl
 Follow
 deedo2313
 kittykat8311
 What does my cat think when I kiss his little head? Does he know it's affection or
 does he think I'm trying to eat him
 valkurion-transverse
 These questions are totes why I follow you, top quality content right here
 kittykat8311
 It's important!
 spideryspiderygoodness
 Well it depends. Do you try to put ketchup on him before kissing his head, that
 would change things :P
 kittykat8311
 Yes. I put ketchup on my cat before I kiss his head
 steampunkette
 Fun bit of info!
 Kitties rub their heads against their chosen people as a method of scent
 marking, but not of ownership. Instead, they're getting their scent on you
 because they know that you're a family, but you smell "Funny" compared to
 them. They're trying to make you smell like their family
 If your cat allows you to kiss their little head, it's because they're accepting -
 your- scent, and being part of your family
 Ketchup included
 kittykat8311
 This is a good note, thank you
 rutabegaville
 This why they boop you. :)
 mouseymoon
 Fact:
 In animals that have communal grooming as part of their behavior, sticking your
 face in their face for kisses/boops doesn't bother them at all because they know
 you're not going to eat them.
 But, with frogs (and other animals you shouldn't be putting your mouth on) that
 do not have communal grooming there's a high chance their first reaction will be
 "plz don't eat me" before realizing you do not mean them any harm
 Also; if you accidentally step on a cat or a dog, or accidentally pinch/hurt a
 smaller pet and after they squeak or yelp you start petting them and trying to
 reassure the animal that you weren't trying to hurt them they'll understand that.
 Puppies and kittens get a little too rough with their play, but when a litter-mate
 ends up squeaking because they got hurt the puppy or kitten will stop playing so
 roughly and switch to kisses/licks as a way to apologize before they go back to
 playing
 When humans act the same way, and do not hurt them again it registers as "oh
 that wasn't on purpose" and the animal quickly forgives you
 It's the animal equivalent of "Don't tell Mom!"
 kittykat8311
 This is also good to know, thank you!
 laurlaurrdraws
 Thank fucking god
 a-magpie-witchling
 THANK FUCKING GOD
 Source:kittykat83 11 #1 am so relieved #animals
 133,043 notes
The science behind pet kisses

The science behind pet kisses

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