While we'll always have a place in our hearts for gorgeous animal photography by the likes of Andrew Zuckerman, Morten Koldby or Rob MacInnis, sometimes it's nice to just see something truly authentic. Forget about setting up the perfect lighting or trying to capture the perfect pose, and instead find a real moment, one that you'll never forget.
Daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres must appreciate these images the most. Her devoted fans send her their favorite shots and then Ellen spiffs them up with hilarious (or cute) captions. Here are 20 of our favorites taken from her Facebook page.
"This is either the cutest puppy or the biggest tennis ball I’ve ever seen. "
"I’ll have him to go."
"They’ve got their modeling poses down."
"This pillow keeps licking him."
"Endless love. So long as they don’t run out of Windex."
"He may be a small dog, but he’s got a big bark."
"He just learned not to use the cat door."
"This is so cute. A dog kept watch over an injured bird until it could fly again."
"Everyone needs a nice spot to rest their head."
"Naptime for blondes only."
"Get a room! Or a leash."
"I’ve seen that look in your eye before."
"This is the last time he finds a vet through his insurance."
"I wish I had an underwater shot."
"Everyone has a favorite stuffed animal."
"Someone’s been over-served."
"My pets always hog the bed too."
"Naptime for the puppy means it’s naptime for mom."
"Sleeping like cats and dogs."