Pets are so lovably weird sometimes. You just have to look at them and wonder “what are you thinking?” (or “how can that be comfortable?”).
Just about every day we catch our pets sleeping in odd positions – but just sitting there like a weirdo is less common.
Earlier in June, a woman posted three photos of her dog sitting on his butt, like a human – and boy was he cute!
my dog is a weirdo bro. pic.twitter.com/eFh9beco2p
— black lives matter. (@ohmythatsbritt) June 10, 2020
Well, that sure opened the floodgates!
Now, HUNDREDS of people have replied with photos of their own dogs (and a few cats as well) sitting in odd positions.
Check out 50 of our favorites – and they’ll no doubt keep on coming!
(Of course, if your dog starts sitting in a new way without explanation, consider asking your vet if they could be developing a hip or leg issue.)
1. The OG
It’s like he’s wondering what the big deal is and why mom decided to take a pic of his perfectly normal chill session.
2. Dog tired
She’s probably thinking, “Great, another unflattering photo of me on the Internet.”
Can’t a girl get a break?
3. The quarantine diet
We feel you, Sugi. We feel you.
We just hope you can get up from that position.
4. A cat on the butt is worth two in the…wait
But we’ve never seen a cat sit on its tooshie like that while looking out the window. It’s hind legs AND tail are all tucked forward.
But at least it looks like there’s something good on Cat TV!
5. Cat dog
Maybe this little pitty is part kitty!
Either way, he’s cute as can be.
6. Dog day afternoon
We hope that whatever this dog is going through gets better. Then again, there’s a pretty good chance it’s just sitting like that to soak up some sun.
In which case, carry on!
7. Show and tell
We’re diggin’ the muscle shirt though – but perhaps that’s what’s making this dog forget how to sit normally.
8. Airing it out
This was probably taken mid-bath, hence the “what are you lookin’ at?” expression.
9. Boxer break
But we’re pretty sure photos like this prove that some of them are just delightfully weird.
This boxer looks pretty chill, doesn’t he?
10. Lapping it up
This is one happy pooch and we’re totally here for it. The pup doesn’t look even remotely uncomfortable.
11. Begging or dancing?
We didn’t think dogs could do it, but it looks like this funny furball is giving it a try!
12. Funny feline
Or maybe he just gets attention whenever he sits like that and has learned to use the behavior to his advantage.
13. The bulldog squat
Short legs and a big behind mean they tend to splay their legs or cast them off to one side while sitting right on their bums.
It sure is cute!
14. Does sir desire a chair?
If he must, he will sit on a step, but sir prefers a comfy chair and is clearly displeased that no one is meeting the request.
The facial expression alone makes this photo great.
15. Super sploot
Dogs tend to do this if they need to stretch their back legs or to increase contact with the floor or ground to cool off more of their bodies.
16. The half-sploot?
We’re not sure what to call this but it’s adorable – and most photos show dogs making some serious eye contact while doing it.
Maybe they know just how cute they are.
17. The seated veil
Why do dogs do this?
It’s a question only they have the answer to.
18. Both feet forward
While all of these sitting positions look pretty cute, if a dog starts sitting in a new way suddenly, be sure to check with your vet to make sure they don’t have any hind leg or hip issues.
19. Pug pose
They also just enjoy sitting around and watching TV with us.
20. Squirrel sit
It looks like a little squirrel checking out the world.
Maybe someone is giggling at her and she’s trying to get across how rude that is.
22. Take a load off
We’re just waiting for someone to Photoshop a martini into this dog’s hand so it can look like it’s bored at a cocktail party.
23. You said sit!
We’d probably laugh too – although this pup doesn’t seem so keen on the reaction it’s getting.
24. Casual conversation
He even put down his phone so he can pay full attention!
25. Kitten pose
Or, like the other cats, she’s mid-belly lick.
26. Come sit
It’s like she’s saying, “Sit down next to me. We need to chat about the current treat situation.”
27. Seat yourself
Indoors and outdoors, this curly-haired boy likes to give his legs a good, long stretch.
28. Taking it easy
This dog looks like he’s been hard at work all day.
29. Say a little prayer
Maybe it’s praying that its owner will stop taking photos and posting them online without permission.
30. C’mon, man
This is basically his couch and you’re just allowed to sit on it sometimes.
31. Put your feet up
Just look at all that floof!
32. Seated forward sploot
This adorable yogi is quite limber – and it looks like it’s headed towards a split!
33. Nice and limber
We’re very impressed!
34. Lazy bones
Sometimes the habit just sticks.
35. Sun’s out, tongues out
Well then you’ll get a double dose of silly because she is in no mood.
36. A fine gentleman
This cutie pie doesn’t want to show off too much to the world while sitting up for some good conversation.
37. Sensual sploot
That fetching over-the-shoulder glance says it all.
38. Puppy pal
This pup has already figured out it has a better chance if it sits there in an adorable position.
39. Paint me like one of your French dogs
There’s nothing we could say to make this any funnier.
40. Puppy perch
We think it’s all about the ears!
41. Like a prayer
Your next best bet is to try and guess what they’re on their knees begging for.