When we see photos of babies and animals together, our hearts melt. There have also been times when adult humans and animals coexisted. It usually involves an awkward experience, like a large dog twice someone’s size, sitting in their lap. We’ve heard of these experiences, but have you ever seen a photo where animals and humans coexisted in these strange real-life situations?
Several of these situations on this list involve dogs sleeping, studious cats, sheep, and kittens having meetings. Similar to people becoming famous for their rare appearances, you’ve probably never seen anything like these rare situations involving animals and humans before. But, trust us, they happened, so check them out here.
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This dog has the perfect camouflage going on. He’s disguised as an otter, amongst many other otters. At first glance, we couldn’t even pick him out from the crowd. He blends in. This is one of those strange real-life situations involving animals where all you can do is laugh (via Reddit).
After seeing this photo that is one of the cutest real-life situations on this list, we agree that dogs and ducks make compatible friends. This Reddit user said, “a follow up to my earlier post because everyone agrees dogs and ducks make great Bros,” (via Reddit).
We all love cuddling with tiny animals, especially puppies and kittens. When it comes to cuddling with animals, the fluffier the better. This Reddit user shared one of the cutest, and strangest, real-life situations of animals coexisting together. This is Ned, the dog, with five kittens sleeping on top of him. If this isn’t cuteness overload, we don’t know what is. Ned seems pretty content with these kittens on top of him.
The Reddit user posted, “my name is Ned, now I’m a bed, and if I ruffs, I scare the fluffs, I cannot move, I just play dead, my name is Ned, and I’m a bed,” (via Reddit).
We’ve all had adventures in the snow, especially when we were children. At one point, our parents probably had to carry us, which is understandable. But what about dogs? We usually expect dogs to play in the snow, with extra excitable energy. This is a prime example of humans and animals coexisting in strange real-life situations, as this dog’s human had to carry him in a backpack in the snow. At least the dog looks happy.
“He’s on his first snow adventure. Got tired immediately and had to be carried the rest of the way” (via Reddit).
We love taking naps, especially while we’re working. We can relate to this cat. Even though it’s one of the strangest real-life situations we’ve seen, considering the cat is tucked away under a blanket and pillow, it’s adorable. Honestly, most animals probably want to take a nap while their owner works too, so we can’t blame the cat (via Instagram).
Smiling dogs and cats are one thing, but when the two coexist together, it’s another thing. It’s beyond adorable. This dog and cat are making the same smiling faces. It’s one of the rarest real-life situations, considering getting one animal to smile is hard enough (via Instagram).
This motley gang of two cats and a dog is certainly is search of something very specific. When their owners were getting set to eat dinner one night, these animals noticed and were quite ready to join in on the feasting. Of course, many of our animals do this, but this photo captured the animals’ constant pursuit of good eats perfectly (via Reddit).
These newborn goats got a visit from an adorable kitten. This is one of the most adorable real-life situations where animals coexisted. These innocent little creatures just want the company of each other. They’re keeping each other warm and enjoying the cuddles, something we all crave (via dynamitegizmo94).
If this golden retriever could talk, it would probably say something like, “what’s…going on here?” It looks slightly afraid but is letting the fawn sniff and play with her. The fawn doesn’t mind at all and enjoys the company of her golden companion. Real-life situations like this one prove that animals really can be friends (via redditorium).
This cat owner somehow managed to accidentally foster another cat that looked identical to his lost cat which later on showed up. Apparently, he lost his cat for a month, found him, brought him home, then last week his actual cat came back. Now, there are 2 identical cats. This is one of those strange real-life situations that makes us question everything. What are the odds he’d find a cat that looks exactly the same (via ValerieDilley)?
We wish we could take naps like this in college. This cat wants to hang out with its human so badly, that it accompanied them to their collegiate class. It’s the epitome of a cat nap. Situations like this, where humans and animals coexist in endearing ways, warm our hearts (via N3ptun3).
This seal and dog coexisting are delightful to see. This Reddit user posted, “Stanley (left) and Aayla are good friends,” and we can see that. They look like teenagers that were up to no good – especially Stanley, who looks guilty. This is one of the funniest real-life situations we’ve seen. Too bad the two can’t hang out outside of the water (via asmidk).
According to this cat’s hilarious facial expression, motherhood looks stressful. And also chaotic. We can only imagine what’s going on in this cat’s head, and we’re all probably feeling pretty grateful we’re not going through whatever that cat is going through. These kinds of situations make us grateful we’re not dealing with whatever that cat is dealing with (via Reddit).
Like this duck couple, this is all we want in life – to be surrounded by bread. The couple managed to find the best place on earth, a dumpster full of bread they don’t have to share with any other ducks. This beats getting those small pieces of bread at the park. Real-life situations like this one are one of the perks of being an animal (via GallowBoob).
We don’t know what’s cuter, the fact that the chicken is providing shelter for the kittens or the big round eyes from the kitten on the left. Animals don’t handle storms very well and often seek shelter from humans, so when real-life situations like this occur, all we can do is giggle. It’s not every day you see kittens seeking comfort from a chicken (via Nemisis1000).
We all know animals are smart, but just how smart? This lamb tricked both the dog and his owner by coaxing the dog into the bathroom and shutting the door. This is one of those real-life situations that make you stop and wonder if we’re giving enough credit to animals’ intelligence. The Reddit user posted, “my lamb doesn’t like to be alone, so he coaxed the dog into the bathroom while I was in the shower and butted the door shut… so all three of us could be in my tiny bathroom… my favorite trip hazards…’ (via ampar060288).
If it were this easy to buy cats, perhaps we’d all be cat people by now. Real-life situations like this make us wonder just how this cat managed to get onto the conveyor belt. This Reddit user said, “I need a price check.” How much do you think this cat would cost (via Big_Miss_Steak)?
If this baby kitten could speak, it may say, “f*ck off. I’m baby Jesus,” as this Reddit user posted. It took the spot of Jesus and seems pretty content doing so. Maybe it’s time we started worshiping kittens instead. Surely, Cat Religions exist (via GallowBoob).
Real-life situations, like Airbnbs that come with cuddly cats, should happen more often than they do. But that’s probably what makes them so special. This Airbnb in particular had a cat named Hector, who kept the guest’s head warm, at no extra charge. This is the best Airbnb ever in this one woman’a eyes (via GallowBoob).
This is one of the best real-life situations involving animals that could turn into a Halloween costume. The Reddit user posted, “you’re bottles now.” We can all agree they look exactly like the sodas, and at a glance, we’d even mistake them for real soda (via GallowBoob).
When humans coexist in cute real-life situations, like this one, it gives us hope for humanity. Because this father’s baby wears a head-shaping helmet, he got his entire family wearing helmets, so the baby feels like it fits in. That’s incredibly heartwarming, and there’s a lot we can learn from this father. Parents will obviously do anything for their children (via GallowBoob).
This little tiny hamster fits perfectly inside this person’s pocket. Humans and animals sometimes coexist in strange real-life situations like this one. We’re all wondering why he brought a tiny hamster with him in the first place (via Instagram).
This is one of the funniest real-life situations involving animals we’ve ever seen. This Reddit user posted, “sure, you might THINK you’re goth, but unless you dejectedly ride the subway with your raven, you may as well hang up your black velvet frock coat and hit the beach.” They’re pretty spot on. This woman took the meaning of goth and turned it up a few notches. To a certain degree, we admire her (via GallowBoob).
This adorable photo of a cat and a vet shows just how loving animal doctors truly are. We’re not exactly sure what the circumstances are here, yet this woman is taking such good care of this small kitten that she has opted to carry it around in her scrub pocket. The cat may be in need of some care and is certainly getting it from this veterinarian (via Reddit).
These tiny birds are adorable. We want to take one home and keep it as a pet. It’s beautiful when humans and animals can coexist like this, and share their drinks. This Reddit user felt like a Disney princess and shared, “I’m a Disney princess now.” It’s not every day you have several birds on the edge of your cup, sharing your drink with you (via Pirate_Redbeard).
Dogs are known for being loyal and caring, especially to children. When we see these kinds of real-life situations, we fall more in love with our furry friends. Apparently “they never move until she falls asleep like this.” We wish we could fall asleep on top of our dogs like that too (via DJ_Einstein).
This dog looks like it’s the size of three men. We’ve never seen a dog this big before. It looks like it mistook its human for the rest of the couch. This is one of those real-life situations that baffle us. The size of that dog is remarkable and deserves to be in the Guinness Book of World Records. This guy said to his dog, “I’ll just become a huge couch then,” (via GallowBoob).
A stark contrast to the photo above is this incredibly tiny puppy in the middle of the floor. It’s adorable and pocket-sized. We’d love to see the giant dog play with this tiny one. That would be one of the cutest situations involving animals in the world (via GallowBoob).
We’ve never seen anything like this. This is how this dog begs for food. We never thought we’d see a dog standing on the head of another dog to get fed. That’s unheard of, and a trick that needs to be taught to every dog out there. This is definitely one situation involving animals that needs to be shown to the world (via GallowBoob).
Similar to the dogs above, this bird uses the deer’s head as a watchtower. Maybe he’s begging for food, too. It’s one of the most adorable real-life situations we’ve seen, considering they’re different species of animal (via Reddit).
We’ve all been there: eaten so much we couldn’t move. It usually happens during family holiday meals, when there’s a ton of good, home-cooked food on the table. This possum is no exception. It broke into a bakery and ate so many pastries that it couldn’t move (via Z-skywalker).
Real-life situations, like this one, make us laugh. How did that dog manage to get the croc on top of its head? This Reddit user posted, “play with crocs long enough and you become them,” (via GallowBoob). You simply can’t deny that is one hilarious real-life situation involving animals.
This is one of the greatest Halloween costumes we’ve ever seen. This tigress isn’t amused at all, but she sure looks great. The owner did a great job with the makeup and costume. Let’s hope this was for something other than just a photograph (via Americanthaiguy).
Not only does the Alpine Ibex on the chimney make this one of the strangest real-life situations we’ve seen, but the view is incredible. We’d sit there all day staring at this ibex if that was the view. He’s taken the concept of “chilling” to a new level (via GallowBoob).
Dogs hate getting their nails clipped. We do too, honestly. This dog owner made an incredible nail-cutting contraption that should be sold at every dog store around the world. This Reddit user said, “a pug that hates getting its nails clipped hangs on the ceiling.” These kinds of situations involving animals make us laugh (via OllyTwist).
“Snow owls sleep like they just got back from a night of heavy drinking and missed the bed.” We’ve all had a night (or more) out where we mistook our floor for a bed. Snow owls are no exception. This snow owl face planted onto the ground. At least he looks like he’s sound asleep (via GallowBoob).
These cute kittens decided to make this pot their home. When kittens innocently do real-life situations like this, it warms our hearts. They’re all comfortably cuddled up against one another. If they could talk, they’d probably say, “we’re a plant now” (via GallowBoob).
This dog won the lottery, much like the ducks who discovered the dumpster full of bread. This Reddit user calls the dog ‘Looter Boy’ since he’s carrying a bag of loot down the street. They said, “LOOTER BOY – This dog was photographed after the hurricane hit, looting a big bag of dog food and embracing the life of survival.” These kinds of real-life situations are unheard of, which makes them so hilarious when they do happen (via GallowBoob).
This dog is sitting in the fountain with its tongue out enjoying the water just like a bird would. It needs to befriend the kittens who think they’re a plant. If this dog could talk, it would say, “I’m a bird dog now.” We also want to join the bird dog in the bath – it looks enjoyable and refreshing. These kinds of situations don’t happen very often, considering we never really find a dog inside a fountain (via Reddit).
Rules are rules and we must stick to them. This kitten decided to make a no-moving rule on its human. Animal law declares that once you’re asleep, you can’t move. It’s one of the cutest real-life situations on this list; we’d love to be in that girl’s position. This Reddit user posted, “I can’t move because it’s against animal law, rules are rules” (via Neckland).
These cute little kittens are cuddled up next to each other. They’re furry babies enjoying the day. We would love to get on that cushion and join them. Next time we see one of these kinds of situations involving animals, we’re going to do just that (via Instagram).
We’ve all been too hot, where we felt like we were roasting on a barbecue. This dog looks like a rotisserie chicken, and if he could talk, he’d say he’s “turning into a rotisserie chicken.” These kinds of situations involving animals are strange optical illusions that make us look twice, maybe even three times (via loIll).
If we saw a cat wandering around our neighborhood with a garage sale sign hanging off its back, we’d probably follow it to whatever sale he was advertising. This is the best way to advertise your garage sale. Who wouldn’t follow this cat? Unfortunately, these kinds of situations happen less than they should (via GallowBoob).
They look like they’re up to no good, and having a secret meeting. Maybe they’re planning their escape. Or maybe they’re planning to overrule their human. We’ll never really know. Luckily, real-life situations like this happen rarely… or more often than we think, it’s just done in secrecy. This Reddit user posted, “Charlie meets with his sheeple” (via b12ftw).
This cat is pushing the dog on a swing in the snow. It’s not something you see very often, or ever, so kudos to the Reddit user who managed to snap this photo. They said, “two pals hang out on the playground” (via Orange_Jacket).
What are they on the lookout for? The neighborhood dogs? Maybe they’re also planning their escape, like the sheep and cat. Again, it’s something we’ll never really have an answer to. When this Reddit user spotted them, they said, “pup decided to join kitty on lookout,” (via me_colin).
These ducks are worshiping this cat. In the second picture, the cat looks slightly terrified and unsure if it should move. It’s probably wondering that if it stays perfectly still, the ducks will disappear. By the fourth photo, it looks like it reached a blissful, enlightened state, which is when the “cat accepts duck religion.” Maybe we should all start to accept duck religion, too (via JaqishHampi).
This is quite an unusual friendship and not something we’d expect to see, which is why strange real-life situations are the most interesting. This cat seems perfectly content with the turtle climbing on its back (via ybroufx).
We can’t tell if this man is happy or stressed out. Firstly, how did the dog even manage to get up on his head? We have so many questions. Not only that, but he also has a dog on his lap. It’s a lot of furry love at the same time, that’s for sure (via mcpat21).