As three young kittens look on, Mom and Dad hash out one of their many issues. Maybe it’s who gets to sleep in the sun today? Or maybe who has to clean the litter box, or who is the one to meow at the owners until they dish out the kibble?
On the other hand, it doesn’t look like the parents are actually having a fight – cats tend to use their back legs in an actual fight. So are these two cats just hanging out a little bit, it’s adorable.
Mom, Whatcha Doin'?
Sometimes a mother just has to take a seat and enjoy a snack. The giant panda cub isn't willing to give its mother even a single moment without bothering her.
Pandas eat anywhere between twenty-six and eighty-four pounds of bamboo in a day, and that means lots of munching and crunching. For a little panda cub that wants to make sure it grows up big and strong, that doesn't leave a lot of time to play around with its mother – but it looks like it's finding a way to make her make time for it.
When parents are hard at work, kids seem to really enjoy sneaking up on them. Some kids are a little better at it than others, and some may discover that their parents always know exactly where they are and exactly what they are doing at all times.
On the other hand, sometimes the kids can get a drop on Mom or Pop, like how this foal is about to startle a mare. Remember, all kids love to play. All kids, even a creature as stately and proud as the noble horse, have a bit of goofball inside of them.
Sleeping With the Parents
It's hard for us to come up with a picture that looks more cuddly-cozy and sweet. The parents are relaxing together for a nap in one of their traditional cat places, and their little kitten – still coming into those ears and paws – has squeezed in between them.
Cats love to find the warmest places, and stuffed between a pair of furry friends like this has got to be one of the warmest places around. Surely we've all had days when climbing into bed with our parents seems like the best option, even if it's just for a quick cuddle.
Walking the Walk
You've probably seen ducklings or baby chicks mimicking their parent as they march across a lawn or swim across the local pond. This is called imprinting, and while pretty much all kids do it – it's how they learn how they're supposed to act – it's most often seen in these young birds.
This pic has captured a baby chicken picking up tips from its mother on how best to put on a strut. The little one is watching closely, looking for the little nuances that really take a high step to the next level. You'll get there one day.