Animals are weird. Real weird.
2012: The year when species, great and small, finally decided that love > hate. May they be an inspiration to us all.
We hate to rank these dogs because, unlike cats, all dogs are created equally awesome. However, these things must be done, so here's a countdown of the best dogs of the year.
These are the up-and-coming stars of the next generation of adorable. Who are your nominees?
Real good year for cute things, you guys. I honestly think we will look back on 2012 as the year when cuteness finally hit the big time. Excellent work, everyone!
The best, cutest, and most ridiculous canine moments probably ever.
Warning: Some of these cats will break your heart.
Screen-toucher / skrēn-təCH-er / Noun. An animal picture so cute that you actually bring your hand to your computer screen as if you could touch it. Synonyms: heart-exploders, squee-kers, cute-bombs.
This is basically the only end-of-the-year list you need to see.
A definitive collection of the best animal photojournalism of the year. Enjoy.