An Animated Quarter Century

According to Kotaku, May 21 was the 25th birthday of the animated GIF, those grainy silent loops that turn your computer into a 100-year-old penny arcade. And what better way to celebrate than with some loopy animal hijinks?


(Caution: Web sites distributing GIFs may contain NSFW content.)



  1. Mary (the first) says:

    I’m a little concerned for some of these guys. Not the pizza stealing dog, though…

  2. How did we ever manage before the internet?

  3. Rachael says:

    The only one that concerns me is the first – looks like kitteh just misses ramming his head into a big chunk of wood.

    Pizza Boy wins the day for me. 🙂

  4. I love the smell of sarcasim in the morning 😆

  5. Starfish says:

    Hammie looks like he’s REALLY enjoying his broccoli!

  6. Theresa says:

    Ohmygosh, a REAL PACMAN!

  7. tagatha says:

    Wasn’t internet invented for spreading silly gifs about animals?

    Also, that kitty getting into a fishbowl is SURELY breaking some laws of physics.

  8. These are terrific! Thanks for making the day much more enjoyable!

  9. The first one is my #1 favorite EVER. I couldn’t stop watching it the first time I saw it.

  10. Mwaaaaa! Cute animated gif heaven! My head is going to esplode!

  11. Hello Katie says:

    Never fear – I think it’s just the insert from a cardboard scratching post.

  12. That puppy with the pepperoni is killing me.

  13. victoreia says:

    “Ye canna break the laws of physics, laws of physics, laws of physics….”

    (Drat! I just gave myself an earworm!)

  14. tommygirl says:

    So much win…

  15. emmelemm says:

    Oh, the dog stealing the pizza… too funny, too funny.

  16. skippymom says:

    That’s pretty much how I look when I eat broccoli.

  17. lds7yrs says:

    I think said kitty also broke some laws of biology, and possibly chemistry as well,
    *turns head as close to upside down as possible to observe*
    *gets dizzy and falls over*

  18. A pillow avalanche. Love it.

  19. 6rabbits says:

    Must have “spring-loaded” kitteh and nomable nomming bebeh hammie!!! Squeeeee!

  20. Fird Birfle says:

    *head swivels, looking for Theresa & the Broccoleh Song….*

  21. That’s the longest string of “hu-hu…hu-hu” the computer’s gotten outta me in quite some time. Lots of goofy chuckles on this end.

  22. Plus he just slides up into it tho. Watch it a couple more times cuz I’m not ‘splaining it right.

  23. No, it simply proves what many of us have long suspected: Cats are composed of 90% fluff, 10% solid matter.

  24. Rachael says:

    I think you guys are right – it is just cardboard. Thanks, now I can relax. 🙂

  25. dubyah1 says:

    jar of marmie/fisher cat for me

  26. I don’t remember seeing these videos, but I do like the pictures of the kitties 😀

  27. Rebecca says:

    If you like the pup stealing pizza, check out more of his antics here!

  28. Foxy101 says:

    *kitten pops out of tube* (kiss kiss kiss kiss kiss)!!!!!!

  29. I love the dog sneaking the pizza slice 😉