01:45 PM EDT 02/27/2014
Originally posted 02/26/2014 02:30PM
Originally posted 02/24/2014 04:15PM
Remember when your cat was just a ball of fluff that fit into the palm of your hand? Or when your puppy unwittingly did floppy somersaults because he hadn't grown into his massive feet?
Until we can figure out how to bottle up all that painfully cute youth and sniff it whenever we're having a bad day, here's the next best thing: 7 then-and-now photos of cats and dogs.
The shots of pets with their owners young and then old makes us crack the goofiest smile – and then swim in a pool of tears under our desks. Whoever decided that pets have to get old should be forced to watch Lassie reruns for the rest of their lives.
Originally posted 02/21/2014 12:30PM
Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Nika and Loxi, two feline best friends whose personalities complement each other.
This adorable pair was first adopted from the San Francisco SPCA in 2008, but they were sadly returned due to unfortunate circumstances. They are so bonded that the shelter has been trying to find them a home together, which clearly hasn't been easy.
Originally posted 02/19/2014 01:15PM
Things are not always as they appear, and luckily for one kitten, a passerby stopped to take a second look.
Dara Taylor of Elyria, Ohio, was driving to work on Monday when she found a gray kitten frozen to the road in northeast Ohio and rescued it. She says she initially thought it was a chunk of ice and was shocked when it tried to move.
"As I got out of the car, I could hear him meowing so loudly and pitifully and his little heart was beating so fast,” she tells The Chronicle-Telegram.
Originally posted 02/14/2014 07:30PM
Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Valentine, a cat so full of love despite his heath woes.
The Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., is hoping this cat will find himself lucky in love this Valentine's Day. He was returned from his first adoptive family a few months ago when they discovered he had a heart murmur, a sign that something more serious was afoot.
Originally posted 02/14/2014 11:50AM
Should you split the bill on a first date? Who should say 'I love you' first? There's no more need to trouble yourself over dating's most awkward scenarios, because Lil Bub has it all figured out. Fur real.
We asked the Internet sensation these questions and more when she visited the PEOPLE studio recently, and you (and anyone you date) will surely benefit tenfold from the perma-kitten's wisdom. With over 30,000 Twitter followers, this Tweetheart knows what it feels like be adored – and she's ready to share the love!
Originally posted 02/14/2014 09:00AM
Originally posted 02/07/2014 09:00AM
You probably won't catch Lil Bub twerking any time soon.
But if you find her sticking her tongue out like Miley Cyrus, you should know: She started that, like, fur-ever ago.
"Bub's been sticking her tongue out for like millions of years," Bub's owner, Mike Bridavsky, told PEOPLE while stopping by the studio with the famous feline. "Miley started like a week ago."
Originally posted 02/06/2014 11:15AM
Fighting like cats and dogs? Not for Ichimi and Ponzu!
Tabby kitten Ichimi and golden retriever Ponzu are proof that we can all just get along. After she was rejected by her mother, Ichimi was rescued by Twitter user Jessiepon, already a pet parent to Ponzu. The animal lover has since been capturing the pair's growing friendship on her Instagram account, which has amassed more than 95,000 followers.
So what's so special about these two? Their cuddliness, for one. Ichimi and Ponzu love dozing off on or near each other.
Originally posted 02/03/2014 04:15PM
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