Have you ever asked your parents for a pet, and your dad refuses because he is "not an animal person?" They claim they won't walk it, pet it, or love it, and then they end up being best friends with the animal. Dads have a funny way of changing their minds, but the way they love these animals is so endearing. See all the hilarious dads who protested getting pets, only to then fell in love with them.
This dad was so adamant about not wanting to take in the cat that was alone outside. His children begged to take care of it, but he claimed it could have diseases or that it would bite them. His kids were so sad until a few days later when they saw what their dad was building.
The dad built the cat a heated shelter in their backyard, and he set up a camera so that his family could know the cat was safe. The cat looks so comfy, and the dad probably loves it despite not wanting to take care of it in the first place.
Ten months before this photo was taken, this dad refused to allow the cat to come home. He said he didn't want a pet, and it was too much money. Fast forward to ten months later, and the cat goes with him everywhere around the house.
Here he is pictured with the cat sleeping while he works on the computer. Dads have a funny way of showing their affection for animals, and even if they try to hide it, you know they secretly love them.
This girl begged her father for years to get a cat, and he always firmly said no. Finally, she got a cat when she was about to move out of the house, and her dad suddenly fell in love with it.
He drags the cat around in the box and makes train sounds. He even named the box "The Kitty Express." Now, he is sad that his daughter is taking the cat when she moves.
Like most dads, this guy said his family could not have a dog because it would destroy the backyard and the house. His children finally convinced him to get a dog, but he said he would not take care of it.
He clearly changed his mind about the dog because he spent days building a custom dog house with a balcony and an indoor area. He was so against the dog and then put in hours of labor just to make the dog happy.
Some people, like this man, have an aversion to big dogs because they are a lot of work and can be costly. He refused to agree to the puppy, but his wife won the argument, and they got the big dog.
Now she catches her husband hugging the dog and singing made-up songs to it when he thinks no one is looking. He probably has secret nicknames for their new family member because he doesn't want anyone to know how much he really loves it.
"I don't want a puppy. It is too much work, and it takes too long to train them." Despite his arguments, his family decided to get a puppy against their dad's wishes. After the man had a stroke, the puppy was helping him recover.
A dog's love is so important, and it can genuinely help someone heal. She refused to leave his side, and now they are the best of friends. This tiny puppy helped him make a full recovery, and he had minimal lasting effects.
This dad said that his daughter had to take the cat when she moved out of the house, and now he is asking if the cat can stay. On one side, they are having a personal moment, only to then realize they are being watched.
He will never admit it, but he is probably sadder that the cat is leaving than his daughter. Now they have bonded, and the cat has to move away. This means that the dad will have to visit his daughter more often so he can hang out with the cat.
This dad was opposed to getting a small dog because he thought it would get in the way and that the dog would get stepped on. Now he is like a kangaroo dad, and he couldn't imagine cooking with any other sidekick.
Now he will never worry about stepping on the dog because he carries her around in the pouch. We wonder how he is going to hold the dog when it gets bigger? He is such a good dog dad!
This guy used to say that no animals are allowed in the house, but he has since changed his opinion. Dads can say they don't want animals until they are blue in the face, but at the end of the day, they will always cave and get the pet.
Now that he has the cat, he will do anything for it. Just like his children, he will sleep on the floor so that it can get some rest and be comfortable. That cat feels safe and comfortable, and that is the most special bond.
This person said their dad was never a dog person and didn't take interest in pets. He spent many hours sailing, so he wasn't able to take care of a dog until Yuki came into their family.
At first, he was resistant to loving little Yuki, but now he can't go anywhere without her. She comes sailing with him all the time, and she makes the boat much more exciting. When they are home, he likes to ask her if she wants to dig a hole or if she would like a carrot.
This man's exact words were, "I don't want that dang cat in my house." He went from not wanting it at all to carrying it to bed every night because she has her own room. You can almost see the cat smirking because she knows how spoiled she is.
In one study, it showed that middle-aged men bond with pets easier because it is more difficult for them to express their emotions. This man probably has venting sessions with the cat, and she knows more than any other human will.
It is not as common for people to get hairless cats. They typically remind people of raw chickens, but some people think they are beautiful. This man was opposed to getting a hairless cat at first, and now he treats it like a human baby.
Now, he does daily skin to skin contact because he read that it is the best way to connect with your hairless cat. If it didn't have large ears, you would think he had a newborn baby sitting on his chest.
When your dad says, you are not allowed to bring home a cat and ends up bonding with it the most out of anyone in your family. These two enjoy reading together, and the cat seems very happy to hang out with the dad.
That cat looks like she is about to say, "See, he likes me more than you." Sometimes your dad ends up liking the cat more because it can't talk back and doesn't ask for money.
"What's that? A hat... a crazy, funky, junky hat." This man looks like he has a strange toupee or a new hat, but it is just the dog he said would never be allowed to sleep on the furniture or in their bed.
Now that he decided he likes the dog, this is how they sleep every night. We can't imagine that it is comfortable for the man, but the dog looks content. He must love it to let it sleep on his head.
At first, this dad called the dog "that brown dog." Then, he started to like it a little more, so he called the dog "brown dog." After a little longer, he started calling the dog "Mr. Brown," which turned into "Doc Brown." Over time he started to appreciate the dog more and more.
The dog belonged to his daughter, who moved out, and this is their first reunion in six months. The dog slowly got upgraded, the more the dad liked him until it was time for the dog to leave, which made him sad.
No, dogs cannot simply sleep in regular dog beds anymore; they need to have human beds with complimenting side tables. The man who made the bed definitely didn't want the dog.
"No one sleeps like Gaston. No one barks likes Gaston. No one bites and leaps like Gaston." Gaston is living his best life, and that is undeniable. Do you think the family trained the dog to turn the light on and off?
"See that neighbor over there; that's the neighbor that keeps making the noise you don't like." This man likes to stand at the window and complain about the neighbors to the cat he didn't want.
The cat is just as cynical as the old man, so they make the perfect duo. He never knew how much he needed a cat until he realized that they are one and the same. Together they will have years of complaining about those darn neighbors.
"We are not getting a dog, we are not getting a dog, we are not getting a dog....we got a dog." This dad, like many others, refused to get a dog, but found himself driving to Walmart in the middle of the night because he was convinced it needed a swimming pool.
Now the dog has a pool to play in on hot summer days and his owners can watch how happy he is as he splashes around. That is one way to keep your dog entertained for hours instead of destroying the house.
This man was always against having a dog or cat because he is unable to pet them. However, when his wife got a cat, the two immediately bonded, and now they watch cat-friendly videos for an hour each day.
The cat loves riding around with him, and when she sees a video of a cat on a Roomba, she thinks they are peasants. Her favorite videos are of birds, cats, and squirrels.
The girl said her father used to hate cats, and now he gives Linus too much attention. It seems like the feeling is not mutual for Linus because he looks like he is about to attack.
They are both learning to love each other slowly, but surely. They probably sit together and watch TV, and he tells Linus everything that is going on in his shows. It seems like anyone who hates cats ends up having one and loving them.
Several years ago, their first dog passed away, and the man refused to get another one because it was too sad. His wife always wanted a dachshund, so they waited till they were retired and he surprised her with a puppy.
He said, "Life is too short not to try and make her smile every day." If that isn't the sweetest thing you have ever heard, we don't know what is. Now they have lots of time to take care of their new puppy.
This man has been saving his daughter's baby dresses for when she has children of her own. He got tired of waiting and decided to make her dog his first grandchild. Now he has someone to dress up in all the clothes he saved throughout the years.
Unfortunately, even the smallest dresses are too big for the little puppy. Maybe she will grow into them one day. Even when she eventually has children, the dog will forever be his first grandchild that he loved.
This man was asking if they could return the cat to where it came from at first, and he also said it was never allowed on the furniture. A few days later, he is asking the cat if the pillow is in her way, and what story she wants to read.
Their dad might have a new favorite child, but at least he is not asking to get rid of the cat any more. For many people, it is hard to get attached to animals because you have to watch them pass away once they get to a certain age, which can be devastating.
This woman said her husband was never a cat person since she met him and now he is surrounded by four cats every day. He claims that they like to be pet individually, and they don't fight when sitting next to him.
It seems like the cats got together and figured out how to train their owner. He now obeys them without knowing what he is doing because the cats are slowly taking over the house. They have already outnumbered their owners, and the army is growing.
When this girl brought her dad to the shelter, he went in with the attitude that he didn't want to bring a dog home. However, when this little guy came and sat on his lap, he was in tears and decided to bring the puppy home.
Now they have a new puppy, and his name is Beni. This man was always close with his dogs growing up, and his last dog passed away from cancer, so he didn't want to go through that pain again. Now he can have a lifetime of happiness with this adorable pup.
This dog loved his new dad since the day they met, even though his dad wasn't too keen on getting a pet. Now, these two have bonded, and there is no going back. They sit like this all the time because they love cuddling.
Even when you didn't know you needed it, pets are so comforting. They give you unconditional love, whether you want it or not, and that is hard to find in other animals. Dogs will always be loyal, and you can always turn to them for the best hugs.
"Is that me? Did you draw me? I look so pretty, and I didn't even know it! Draw another one!" This guy is so obsessed with his dog that he has now started doodling it in his free time. It's like the dad equivalent of young girls writing their crush's name in a notebook.
It only took seven months for this dad to fall in love with this adorable dog. We don't blame him because how can you not be in love with the face of an Aussie. They use their cute eyes to pierce into your soul and make you fall in love with them.
These two have a weekly ritual; every week, the dad comes home with the groceries, and he shows the cat each item that he bought. He used to hate the cat, and now they have a routine that makes no sense because the cat is only looking for treats.
Now, the cat can adequately pick what foods he wants for each meal because he knows what they have in the house. Say goodbye to the days of Fancy Feast, and say hello to fried rice and sliced salmon.
This man has hated cats for as long as he can remember. One day while he was working, he found this adorable furball abandoned. At first, he was hesitant to bring it home, but his wife insisted they take care of it.
He copes with the fact that he likes cats now by pretending it is a strange breed of dog that meows occasionally. It's been six months since he brought the cat home, and he refuses to admit that he likes cats now.
This man gets annoyed with the cat because it always sits on his lap whenever he is on the couch. The only reason he is smiling is that his daughter said she was jealous that the cat likes him more than her. Doesn't everyone want to be their pet's favorite family member?
The cat looks so in love with the dad, and he is clearly the favorite. No matter how many times the man claims he doesn't like the cat, everyone will know that it is not valid. Also, you can see how protective the cat is of the man.
This man whips out his guitar every night and puts on a show for the cats. He plays all of their favorite hits like "What's New Pussycat," "Stray Cat Strut," and "Cats in the Cradle." He enjoys playing the guitar more now that he has an adoring audience.
The cats enjoy his guitar playing so much that they sometimes will bop their heads along to the beat. If they really like a song, the cats will jump in as backup singers and meow the harmony. Although it is not the audience he imagined, the dad is happy that someone enjoys his music.
This man refused to let his wife get a cat for years, and then he finally caved. He claims that he doesn't like the cat, but he secretly gives her dabs of cream cheese, and they take naps together. How can he still pretend he doesn't like it when they have clearly bonded?
This man is putting on one big show because he doesn't want to admit to his wife that she was right about getting a cat. He will stand by his opinion despite the evidence that is against him. He doesn't like the cat, because he actually loves it.
The girl described her dad as the "macho man mechanic" type of man, yet here he is with a cat he was reluctant to get in a pet stroller. He said the cat wanted to enjoy the fire with us because she likes the warmth. Seeing him with the tiny baby stroller is comical.
It only took a few years to convince him to get the cat, but now that he has one, they are bonded for life. No matter how macho a man might seem, they will do anything for their pets, even if that means pushing them around in strollers through the backyard.
It was his first trip to the vet, and even though this dad said he didn't want a dog, he was still in the office comforting the scared pup. The man didn't want to get attached to the dog because he knew how hard it would be if anything happened to it.
Although he tried to resist the power of the dog's cuteness, he finally caved, and they are best buds. This man will always be there for his furry friend when he is scared or needs comforting. The vet can be scary, but this dog doesn't have to face it alone.
The dad said to his daughter that he didn't want a pet, and his kids needed to stop bothering him about getting one. Now, he has changed his opinion, and he wants his kids to go on vacation more so he can hang out with his favorite grandson.
Some people are so resistant until they can get to know the animal and realize how much love and comfort they provide. The dad is probably plotting ways to get his kids to leave, so he can play with the cat alone.
This man has been a cat person his entire life. He was always afraid of dogs or was not interested in taking care of one. After much convincing, his wife got a dog, and now they can't sleep apart. The dog has become a security blanket for bedtime.
Whenever they get in bed, her husband says, "Where's Penny? I need Penny. I can't sleep without her." He tried to fight it for so long until he realized how excellent dogs are and how cuddly they can be, unlike cats.
This family already had one dog, and then the kids asked their parents for a second one. While their mom was on board, their dad refused because two dogs are double the amount of work, and he would get stuck taking care of something he did not agree to.
A few months after he caved, he is now buying the dog matching Christmas pajamas. No one else got these matching pajamas, just him and the dog. You can see who is the favorite child in the house - the dog.
The dad used to call this dog a pile of hair because it would shed all over the house, and he was the person who didn't want the dog. Well, it didn't take long for him to realize how amazing the "pile of hair" is, and he finally started to love it.
He loved the dog so much that he built it a dog house with stairs and a door to get in and out of the house. Now this "pile of hair" goes by the name Dusty and he is loved more than most of the other family members.
These men continue to try and convince everyone around them that they don't want animals, yet they are the ones spending the most money on toys, beds, and other accessories. This man was anti-cat, but he went out and bought the most extravagant cat tree for his furry pal.
The cat will probably only spend a short amount of time using this cat tree until it gets boring, but the man will convince himself that he needs to buy it more things that it won't use. That kitten just became the king and ruler of this household.
This man always favored his dogs and loved them more than cats. He convinced himself that a cat would not be the right addition to their household until his daughter brought one home. Now he can't move whenever the cat is sleeping because it would be mean waking it up.
He continues to talk smack about the cat when it is not around but then allows it to control his life. Cats have a way of using their powers to manipulate humans into obeying their orders and doing whatever they desire.
How can someone say they don't love a dog, but take the time to build an end table that doubles as a dog shelter? Who would take the time and effort to put in all those hours of manual labor for an animal they don't love? This dad is putting on one big show.
Not only did he make a comfy home for the dog, but he also made it stylish. If that's not love, we don't know what is. The dad probably used the excuse, "I had to make the dog a place to sit so that she wouldn't sit on the couch."
This is how it looks when your dad is the only person who won't let the cat sleep on the bed, and then ends up being the only one to bring the cat on the bed. These men are softies for their furry animals, and they don't realize how much their hearts can melt for their pets.
There is no purer relationship than the ones between a dad and an animal he didn't want. These two love cuddling on the bed, and the dad can't get out of bed till the cat is awake. He refuses to disturb his peaceful sleep.
This dad said, "If we get a tortoise, I will not look after him." A few weeks after they got the tortoise, his children found him sitting with it and saying, "Get comfy, Hector, and let me show you some pictures of your tortoise friends."
This family can except their dad to start making tiny stacks of pancakes for the tortoise he said he didn't want to love. The tortoise was probably wondering why all his friends got their photos on the internet, and he wasn't.
There is something so special about Labradors because they can turn even the most stone-faced men into big softies. The guy looks like he wants to get up, but knows that he can't disturb the dog because she is sleeping.
We would love to be cuddled by that loving dog. She looks so content and comfortable, and we would stay there as long as she was sleeping. Once you have a Lab, you will never be able to adopt a different kind of dog.
This man told his wife, "If you get a new puppy, I want nothing to do with it. I won't touch it, feed it, or take care of it. You are fully responsible for it, ok?" As soon as they got the dog in the car to bring it home, his heart melted, and he held it all the way back.
Although his plan was foiled by the cute puppy eyes and the new puppy smell, he is probably happy that he let his wife get the dog. They bonded immediately, and now the man is the dogs favorite family member.
The dog looks like he wants to say, "Why is this man smothering me? Wasn't he the one who kept asking to return me when I was a baby." Not only is the dog confused, but the man's children are also wondering how he could love the dog so much even though it took months to convince him that they needed it.
At first, the dad refused to play with the dog; then, his kids found him throwing the toys around. Then he said he didn't want to let the dog on the furniture, and now he is the one holding him and making a spot for the dog on the sofa.
This is Hammie, the hamster, and this is his dad, who said, "I don't want a rodent in the house." Suddenly there was a change in the father's attitude, and now Hammie is part of the family. He gets to go in his dad's pocket, and it feels like an adventure.
You know this man has grown to love the hamster because he carries it close to his heart. He used to ignore the hamster, and then he started taking it out a few times a day. Who knew someone could love a hamster this much.
This man found a loophole in his rule about no dogs on the bed. He says if the puppy falls asleep on his arm, it is technically not on the bed, so it is ok. Those cute puppy faces are no match for the wall around their father's heart.
You can tell this puppy is going to get much bigger because his paw is already substantial, and you can guarantee the dad will still let the dog sleep on his arm. These two are bonded for life, and it melts our hearts to see this adorable duo.
This man thought all cats were pure evil, and they don't need to be indoors. After his wife convinced him to get one, he is climbing over the stairs dangerously just to kiss it. Who would put themselves in a compromising position if they didn't love their animal more than words can describe?
The cat is sitting in a private spot away from everyone so he can silently judge the humans, and then his owner comes out of nowhere to disturb him. Also, how did the cat get up there if it is hard for humans to reach that spot?
This dad let his children drag him to the shelter, and he refused to bring home one of the dogs. Somehow the kids wore him down, and they brought this sweet little puppy home. Now their dad can't get enough of his new favorite child.
The dog might be more interested in the Coke can, but the dad doesn't care as long as he gets to hold the puppy. We bet he will join the club of dads who build extravagant dog houses for the pups they didn't want.
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