Sometimes a mama just needs to have some alone time with her kids, no cameras allowed. Sphynx cats always kinda look grumpy – well, even more than most cats – and this one really seems to be leaning into the whole angry look as it snuggles up with its kittens.
Of course, the kittens couldn’t care less, since they’re snuggling up with mom. Mom might not want a camera shoved in her face, but at least she has a chance to lie down and take a load off for a few minutes.
Kisses From the Kid
Parents get a lot of grief for all their troubles. They get up early, they go to bed late, they work the entire day, and what's their reward? The kids make messes, they scream and cry, and they don't seem to have any idea how much work their parents do to keep them happy.
But then, every once in a while, one of them lets you know that yes, they do appreciate the hard work. This little kiss might not be the biggest thing for the little kid, but for a parent who works hard, it can mean a lot.
Everybody Will Be Safe
Despite the fact that most places consider them little more than feathered rodents, Canadian geese are at the very least protective parents. Too protective, if you ask some people. But human parents might think that the goose in this picture is doing things all the right way.
Keeping the chicks safely under the wing until they're grown up enough to terrorize a neighborhood park without needing parental assistance. It's every parent's dream. The best part of this picture is there's pretty much a one hundred percent chance that the mama goose is giving a threatening hiss to the cameraman or anyone else that is around.
Hounding for Kisses
Look at this sweet picture of a basset hound family. We are told that Big Mama on the left is named Eulenspiegel and that the pup kissing her is named Allegro. We don't know the names of the other siblings in the cot but they all seem mighty comfortable and mighty appreciative of the sense of safety that they have thanks to their mom.
Anyone who has ever had a basset hound knows just how affectionate they are to their humans. Now imagine what it must be like for them to be your actual parent. Sounds like pure bliss to us.
That's One Tall Baby
This picture comes to us from the Bronx Zoo in New York circa 1980. The parent here, a female giraffe that answers to the name Cleo, is happy and proud of her daughter Donna. Obviously, Donna is pretty huge for a baby, but to her giraffe mom she's teeny tiny.
And just like with a human baby, it took some time for Donna to be ready to go out in the open and meet visitors. Until she was strong enough to handle loads of people taking pictures of her, wanting her attention, and generally being pretty loud, Cleo didn't leave her side and proudly groomed and smooched her.