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The Daily Treat: Celebrate National Pet Day with These Adorable Dogs and Cats

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PHOTOS: Celebrate National Pet Day with These Adorable Dogs and Cats

Update 04/11/2014 03:30 PM Originally posted 04/11/2014 02:05 PM

There's nothing we love more than a good holiday, and today marks just about the greatest one of all (sorry, Christmas): National Pet Day.

Choosing to stay away from the ongoing dog vs. cat debate, we here at PEOPLE Pets are celebrating by sharing our favorite photos of camaraderie; the rare moments when dogs and cats play nice.

Below, you'll find five of our favorites, and the perfect dose of cuteness to kick off your weekend.

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Cat Wins Extreme Grooming Contest, Looks None Too Pleased

Originally posted 04/08/2014 03:30 PM



It's a meow-sterpiece!

A Siamese cat decorated with ornate flowers, hearts and rhinestones took home – or, we assume, sat in disgust with – the top prize at Monday's Feline Fantasy extreme grooming contest in East Rutherford, N.J.

The rescue kitty's far-out fur design didn't come easily. Professional groomer Angela Kumpe painstakingly cut and dyed the cat's coat after drawing the pattern, best described as a feline fleur-de-lis, on her back with a marker. (See the final product in the video above.)

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The Daily Treat: Prince George Does His Best Grumpy Cat Impression in New Zealand | Prince George

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Prince George vs. Grumpy Cat: Who Is Less Impressed?

Originally posted 04/07/2014 02:15 PM

Grumpy Cat, you've met your match!

As the royal family kicked off their three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia, Prince George seemed to be taking a cue from the Internet's feistiest feline.

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Ashley Ransley says she owes her life, in part, to a cat named Riley. It was back in 2008 when Ransley, who had battled anorexia while in high school and college, had left yet another treatment center and resigned herself to the idea that her disorder would ultimately kill her.

"She was dying," recalls her mom, Nancy Day, 66. "There was nothing we could do to reach her."

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When the cat's away, the mice will play. Likewise, when the dog's home alone, he'll jump on the bed while the cat watches.

After forbidding the dog from going on the bed, an owner installed a camera in the room to see what really goes down when no one's keeping tabs on the pets.

That means it's all caught on camera (watch above): With no human interference in the way, the cat politely looks on as the dog stages a full-on rebellion, ceremoniously jumping onto the bed with a joy we thought was reserved for bacon and the mailman.

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Jimmy Fallon Parodies First Kiss Video with Puppies & Kittens

Update 03/14/2014 11:55 AM Originally posted 03/14/2014 11:35 AM


How do you improve upon a masterpiece? Let Jimmy Fallon show you the way.

Two days after a video in which 20 strangers were asked to kiss for the first time went viral, The Tonight Show host debuted his reimagining of the clip on Thursday – starring puppies and kittens.

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Family Calls 911 After 22-Pound Cat Attacks Baby, Traps Owners in Bedroom

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Police in Portland, Ore., had to be called in to subdue a 22-pound house cat that trapped its owners inside their bedroom after attacking their baby.

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Watch a Newborn Lamb Befriend a Cat & Dog

Originally posted 02/26/2014 02:30 PM


If only making friends was always this easy.

When this newborn lamb entered the world earlier this week, there was little to her name. But now, she has two best buddies in her corner: Pancake the cat and Sugar Tree the Dobermann.

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7 Photos of Pets Then & Now That Will Melt Your Heart

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7 Photos of Pets Then & Now That Will Melt Your Heart

Update 02/24/2014 08:45 PM Originally posted 02/24/2014 04:15 PM

Remember when your cat was just a ball of fluff that fit into the palm of your hand? Or when your puppy unwittingly did floppy somersaults because he hadn't grown into his massive feet?

Until we can figure out how to bottle up all that painfully cute youth and sniff it whenever we're having a bad day, here's the next best thing: 7 then-and-now photos of cats and dogs.

The shots of pets with their owners young and then old makes us crack the goofiest smile – and then swim in a pool of tears under our desks. Whoever decided that pets have to get old should be forced to watch Lassie reruns for the rest of their lives.

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Adopt Us! Get Double the Cuddles with Nika & Loxi

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Adopt Us! Get Double the Cuddles with Nika & Loxi

Originally posted 02/21/2014 12:30 PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Nika and Loxi, two feline best friends whose personalities complement each other.

This adorable pair was first adopted from the San Francisco SPCA in 2008, but they were sadly returned due to unfortunate circumstances. They are so bonded that the shelter has been trying to find them a home together, which clearly hasn't been easy.

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