03:22 PM EDT 12/10/2013
Originally posted 05/30/2013 01:00PM
We know you're busy. We're not trying to keep you from your work or your kids or your other Internet obligations.
But when you have a few minutes – we recommend at least five, depending on your cute tolerance – you'll want to meet Theo, the latest canine Instagram star that is one adorable post away from becoming our homepage.
Lil_Theezy, as he's known on the photo-sharing site, has secured a fan base of more than 1,400 followers (and counting!) since he was born on March 8. And that's no surprise: Who wouldn't want to see this dog sleep and read – and, generally, just sit around looking cute?
Originally posted 05/09/2013 03:30PM
It's a bird. It's a plane – actually, it's a squirrel!
After her baby became stuck in a Pittsburgh, Pa., tree, a mama squirrel sprung into action to rescue her little one.
The youngster, thought to be about 8 weeks old, fell about 20 feet from a woodpecker's nest it had been snoozing in, according to photographer Carla Brandon. Before the baby could fall 25 more feet to the ground, its mother saved its fall, plucking the little ball of fur by the tail.
With Mother's Day right around the corner, we think it's safe to say she's more than deserving of a nice gift.
Originally posted 05/08/2013 01:35PM
Let's play a quick game of word association. When we say "princess," what do you think of? Pink, pretty ... Kate Middleton? And when we say "monster," does your mind immediately go to darkness, terror and growling?
Put those two words together, and you have Princess Monster Truck, the latest Instagram cat celebrity we're purring over.
Her N.Y.C.-based owners, Tracy Timmons and Joseph Bryce, tell BuzzFeed this ball of black fluff "came tumbling out of a bush when we were walking home one night from dinner. Her hair was totally matted, she was really thin and obviously hungry." It was dark outside, so they didn't notice what was so special about her right way.
Originally posted 05/07/2013 02:00PM
We've watched many beautiful friendships blossom over the years – Thelma & Louise, George Clooney and Brad Pitt – but we're not sure if we've ever seen a companionship this cute. (No offense, George and Brad).
Vali the 16-month-old chimp and Bam Bam the 5-month-old grizzly bear made fast friends at Myrtle Beach Safari park, where they put their differences aside to play, cuddle, and more or less, melt our hearts.
The pair were introduced after the South Carolina's park staff realized they were about the same size. "We got them out there playing on a sunny day, and they went on and on for hours," said Park owner Bhagavan Antle. "Neither of them wanted to quit."
Originally posted 05/06/2013 01:35PM
In the world of small, furry animals, we weren't sure it got better than gerbils competing in a pageant. We were wrong.
Japan-based designer Maki Yamada creates specialty guinea pig attire, turning these otherwise adorable rodents into runway-worthy, four-legged fashionistas. Hats? Check. Wedding dresses? You got it.
"Pet fashion is very popular in Japan. Hundreds and thousands of dog clothes exist," he told the U.K.'s Metro. "But I had never encountered guinea pig clothes."
Originally posted 05/01/2013 04:40PM
They don't agree on everything, and it's not always easy finding time in their busy schedules to hang out. They can't even, like, share the same clothes.
But someway, somehow, this baby monkey, tiger and lion have secured BFF – best friends fur-ever! – status in Shenyang, China, where they met in a zoo's kindergarten class.
Sure, they have their differences. But they snuggle through them. Brunch recipes, workout tips, crushes – we bet these buddies talk about it all. And, to top it all off, they don't even get jealous of each other's cuteness.
Originally posted 04/11/2013 06:00AM
A year after her birth, PEOPLE looks at how Tiny Beyonce is catching up to the objects that used to tower over her
Originally posted 04/12/2013 11:45AM
What could be better than a border collie puppy? Six of them!
This sextet of siblings, born on The BIG Sheep farm in Bideford, England, was wrangled together by photographer Richard Austin for a family portrait on Sunday.
The puppies are all looking for a home to call their own, so their caretakers believed a group photo would be the best way to show off the pooches' adorable faces – and we couldn't agree more!
Originally posted 04/09/2013 01:30PM
The words "cute," or if we're being punny, paw-dorable come to mind when we think of our pets.
But not for Jimmy Fallon.
"Gary likes to eat her bed," the soon-to-be Tonight Show host wrote on Instagram.
Originally posted 03/28/2013 02:00PM
They have their differences, but they snuggle through them.
Meet Douglas, the exotic shorthair cat, and his BFF (best furry friend): a dog named Charlie.
They hang out. They nap. They nap some more. Everything is documented on their Instagram account, which has already garnered more than 2,500 followers.
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