20 Insanely Awkward Photos That Prove Love Between Person And Pet Knows No Boundaries

Is there any love greater than the love between a person and a pet? Well, for some people anyway. There’s just something weirdly mysterious and magical about the bond that develops between humans and their beloved animal companions that, as anyone who’s ever owned that special pet knows, can reduce even the toughest and most straight-laced among us to a goofy little kid.

These photos come from the archives of the amazing site, Awkward Family Photos. This time, we revisit the site to find the 20 most awkward and silly pet photos that prove how people seem to lose all inhibitions around their pets — and every now and then, those special moments are captured for all of posterity.

Check out these awkward family pet photos and be honest — if you can’t relate to at least a few of these, you’re probably not a pet owner. Feel free to laugh at the the rest of them, though.

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The haircut on this sloth looks positively hip, compared to these two…

Awkward Pets 1

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The family that hops together…

Awkward Pets 2

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Because there’s nothing cuter than a dog performing brain surgery.

Awkward Pets 3

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They say pet owners start to look like their pets over time. Not sure how true that is.

Awkward Pets 4

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Naked guy + pet = high awkwardness. Every time.

Awkward Pets 6

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Because if there’s one thing we all love as much as our adorable pet, it’s a banana squash the size of a small jet engine.

Awkward Pets 5

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Get away from me! Can’t you see I have a bird on my head?!

Awkward Pets 7

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Remember that thing we said about naked guys and pets? Yeah, well…

Awkward Pets 8

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From the Department of Awkwardly Timed Photos.

Awkward Pets 9

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Who’s the party animal? That guy! That guy’s the party animal!

Awkward Pets 10

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Auditioning for a Whitesnake video.

Awkward Pets 11

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Fulfilling the fantasy of cat ladies everywhere.

Awkward Pets 12

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Not exactly sure what it means that this guy reads books like The Conservative Intellectual Movement In America, and Conceived In Liberty, but the bird may be the least awkward thing about this photo.

Awkward Pets 13

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Graduation. The proudest day in a young man’s life. And who better to share it with than Dad?

Awkward Pets 14

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Going back to that thing about naked guys and pets? It goes double for ducks.

Awkward Pets 15

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Nothing brings a family together like Mom, Dad and the kids wrapping themselves in deadly boa constrictors.

Awkward Pets 16

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Hey, hey, Baby. Wanna see my ocelot?

Awkward Pets 17

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Everybody’s got something to hide except me and my monkey!

Awkward Pets 18

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Okay, going back to that thing about naked guys and pets again? Triple for monkeys!

Awkward Pets 21

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Love knows no bounds.

Awkward pet photos

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This one’s not as much awkward and it is just cute, so we thought it would be a good one to end on.

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Okay, so we lied. That was 21 photos.

What’s the most awkward thing you and your favorite pet have ever done? And did you get a photo?