Like father, like son, they say, and that doesn’t just apply to humans. It looks like dogs follow the same route, and these two howling hounds are ready to start filling the neighborhood with noise.
Junior might not have all the sharp chompers that Dad has, but there’s plenty of time to add those to the mix. The pose is the same, the mouth is open the same way – this is the kind of pic that gets a spot on the mantle. Dad is looking straight at the camera, so we wonder if this is a common trick that the owners have taught.
Maybe I'll Get to Eat One of These Days
While human moms don't really have to go through this exact thing, we think the sentiment is a known quality. This poor pooch mom is getting drained dry, while her bowl of tasty, nutritious food is waiting right there, but the puppies have to finish first.
Long-time parents might get used to not being able to get their own food until the kids are done, but at the beginning, it can be quite the adjustment. Don't worry Mom, your food will be there when the kids are full and you finally have a minute.
Just About Had Enough of This
Parents can relate to this one. Mom or Dad is just about ready to close down shop for the day, and while the kitten is wearing an innocent face, we're sure this parent looks angry and tired for a reason.
It's a never-ending job, and we applaud those who take it on. What if there isn't another parent to pick up the slack? Thankfully, this cat has some human owners that will make sure the kitten is safe and sound and all played out.
I'm Not Done Playing Yet
Children sometimes seem to have boundless energy. They'll go to bed late, get up early, and be bouncing off the walls the whole time in between. Even if they're allowed to go outside and run around, they might still be leaving their parents winded.
It kind of looks like that very thing is happening here, with a young pup trying to get Dad to keep playing, even as dad is sucking down fresh air. We see a bit of the graying process starting to happen on Dad's face, so the younger dog might have to rely on the humans to play with him.
He's Not Used to It
Four kids are a lot for anybody to handle. When Dad has a day off from mice-catching to watch the kids while Mom heads on a trip for a little while, that's what it looks like.
We aren't even certain that the big cat on the left is the dad, but it sure looks like it. There's a certain lionlike appearance to it, with a big mane and a large snout. It also looks like he's about ready to call it quits on the whole parenting thing. To his credit, all four of the children look like they're getting on all right.