Takes A LOT Of Mad Skillz 2 Be A Parent

It’s always a bit of a balancing act.

It can twist you in all sorts of directions.

You have to be a chauffeur…

And a bed.

Or a shelter against the storm.

Sometimes you end up butting heads.

You end up with quite a tail to tell.

Swimming lessons? Part of the gig.

(Pause for group huggle.)

(Another paws for belleh snorgle.)

(Another paws for belleh snorgle II.)

Kids just need a trunk to hang onto.

Or a tummy…

…to rest on.

And then there’s the Mom Taxi thing…..



Hanging out as a Family Unit. Now you see ’em…

Now you, uh, don’t.

Like father, like son.

Sometimes U invite the relatives over to help.

Keepin’ ’em clean- always a chore.

Time for a face to face nose to nose talk…..

….and maybe a little of the ol’ “Now see HERE, young man.”

From Bored Panda by way of Ella P.



  1. Adorable 🙂

  2. Absolutely Precious!!

  3. minimoppel says:

    One of the best CO posts ever. EVER!

  4. Saffron says:

    I second the applause. Simply awesome.
    LOVE me some bebeh trunksters! ANd the alligator (croco?) one just cracked me up.

  5. 260Oakley says:

    This is indeed a mom-umental post.

  6. astropunkin says:

    I’m going to be a mom in September and this post made me tear up. I wasfreaking myself out last night and this just made me all the happies! Thank you!!

  7. . I’m having a Hallmark moment from all the QTE!

  8. Blue Footed Booby says:

    I imagine that tiger’s tongue flopping unceremoniously out of her mouth, then flailing around in circles while making a noise halfway between a helicopter and a kazoo. Cub is cleaned like a car going through an automated car wash.

  9. Gorgeous photos. Thanks so much for this post!

  10. Don’t forget they always ask for money..

    oh wait..i still do that!

  11. Rhonda B. says:

    So sweet to watch animals interact with their young. 🙂

  12. I nearly lost the plot part way through that, but kept it together long enough to notice that hippos have ‘beans. After that, don’t remember a thing. Better go take another look!

  13. sabrina rose says:

    Thank you for this really darling post!! Utterly charming, funny, and sweetly sentimental all at once. This should run every Mother’s Day in every computer in the world, to teach love and respect for all species everywhere!!

  14. Love it!!

  15. Emmberrann says:

    @Bluefootbooby: I only got one fing to say– Spitbaff!

  16. The animal kingdom is amazing.

  17. Athos' Slave says:

    The look of pure joy on the baby lion in pic 10 while mommy is scratching his belly is just so sweet!

  18. BatBlaster says:

    Pangolins are cute in a scaly sort of way

  19. tavella says:

    Does anyone know what species that lovely bird with the two chicks is? It looks pigeon-y, but I can’t find a matching breed.

  20. tavella says:

    Aha, did a little more looking — appears to be a pink-necked green pigeon.

  21. Rachael says:

    Congratulations, astropunkin! I hope your happies last for the rest of your life. *hug*

    Are these not the most incredible photos we’ve ever seen??!! Simply gorgeous and very moving.

  22. Each and every one of these pictures is wonderful, including the ones of the non-furry moms and babies!

  23. @astropunk; best wishes and congratulations! @tavella I was also wondering about those lovely birds. Such a sweet picture!

  24. 6rabbits says:

    This post needs to be a book! Just darling, all of them! 🙂 We all need to pause more for belleh snorgles!

  25. It is a purple necked green pigeon, and it’s the male. Notice the red-brown tail. Pink necked has a gray tail, colors are much softer.

  26. sleekityin says:

    All totally Qte but I love the Pango-cling and high-rise crane(tte).

  27. The best part of being a parent! Love you Jaime Lynn Dad

  28. Oh, I love this. It’s so true. We should all cherish our parents!

  29. AWW 😀 I just LOVE the cat pictures 😀