The day this orphaned kitten pushed his stepbrother around in a tiny, kitten-sized shopping cart
The dual, simultaneous, equiversal kisses planted on this lucky otter by his two best friends.
Four legendary birthday parties for, respectively, a stoned dog, two chinchillas, an existential cat, and Ludwig the elephant.
The mischievous sloth who photobombed a group of tourists.
The day this kid and his cat decided to plot their escape together ...
... and started a revolution.
The smiling seal who welcomed a honeymooning couple to the Galapagos.
And the meerkat who fell in love with a stuffed meerkat of himself.
The fateful day when Boo the pomeranian hid inside a pile of Boos and then fell asleep.
The baby elephant who spent a day at the beach and had the time of her life.
The letter this kid wrote to Professor Dumbledore (SPOILERS!)
The cute but tragic but, let's be honest, more cute than tragic Panda Slide Accident of 2008.
And the inspiring act of panda altruism that suddenly made everything OK again.
And then also the time that this panda thing happened.
The people who rescued a sheep from a flood in a kayak.
The little girl who saved a baby lamb from a volcano in Iceland.
And the sheep who celebrated via frolicking.
That time when all the cats decided to imitate all the babies and totally nailed it.
The photobooth proposal that totally worked.
And the somber Victorian photoshoot that didn't.
The basset hounds who won that race where two basset hounds RACE RIGHT INTO YOUR HEART.
The serious cat who got photobombed by his idiot friend.
Let's not forget Pickles the Etsy-modeling pug.
Or the pug who pushed her toy baby pugs around in a stroller. With a parasol.
Or (for God's sake) the seeing-eye pug who helps her blind pug friend get around.
And also while we are on the "seeing-eye" topic, let's talk just real quicklike about this seeing-eye cat who see-eyes for a labrador out of the great and glorious goodness of her heart.
Then there was the time we all learned what happens when you burn someone's feelings.
And the time a possum broke into a bakery and ate so many danishes that he couldn't leave.
And this bunny bathtime.
There was a partially paralyzed kanagaroo who became a therapy animal for an Oklahoma woman suffering from depression.
A puppy who fell asleep on the job.
IRL Russell From "Up"
And IRL Mufasa and Simba.
The cutest monkey ever to walk the Earth.
The threatening letter to the Tooth Fairy.
The family portrait that went horribly, horribly wrong.
And the family portraits that went exactly right.
One awesome toy company decided to make children's drawings into weird plush toys.
And four awesome cats got all dressed up in four awesome sweaters.
The day Lil' Bub was born.
And the unforgettable day when we first met Memebon.
This little girl struck a pose for her mom in Shanghai.
This dog comforted her sister during a thunderstorm.
And this dog was comforted by his person during a trip to the vet.
Then there was the mouse who climbed to the summit of a dandelion just because it was there.
The flower girl who had a lousy day at the Royal Wedding.
The cat who got older but didn't grow up.
The dog who got older but who - what I am trying to say is that the important point of this story is that HE IS BEST FRIENDS WITH A CHEETAH.
The cat who always waits for her dog best friend to pick her up for their daily stroll.
The cat who thought he was a penguin.
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