As a teacher, “back-to-school” means I have to leave my fur babies behind each morning, and they mourn the glorious days of “Summer Mommy” when we take long walks and they can sleep on me most of the day. So there’s something extra sweet about fur faces when you’re suddenly missing your own a bit more than usual.

In case you’re new (in which case, welcome!): Favorites are chosen by one of the Snout Selectors (Sorcia, EdieBealesCostume, KrabbyPaddy, mrsfinch), entirely on our own whimsy. WHIMSY. However, in the interest of solidarity, we try to select one dog picture and one cat picture (minimum!) each week. Other pets will also, of course, be considered. We love all your rats, bunnies, ferrets and other furry, feathery & finny pals. WE WILL NEVER DISCRIMINATE AGAINST CUTE. As always, we’re happy to dismiss any pictures if you decide you want them taken down at some point.

If you don’t have a pet of your own to feature this week, I highly recommend featuring and linking to any cuties who are available for adoption and looking for a home on any shelter or rescue site. I know I’m not the only one lurking on Petfinder!

In that sharing spirit, if you don’t have a pet but want to participate, drop off your best Internet find of an animal gif or meme in the comments. The more animal lovers, the merrier. Speaking of sharing, feel free to share these posts anywhere in the Kinja-verse.

Last week’s winners:

Mimi-Krimi’s neighborhood tom reminds me of an 80's rom-com high school bully:

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The Opera Ghost’s doggie cousins are like that couple in high school who were always fighting and making up in the halls:

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Kirov’s Nikita is clearly on the cheerleading squad:

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This pic of Kamora, via Gina-Bina, strongly resembles my high school shop teacher:

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Fictional Woman’s cat is totally that stoned kid who comes to class every day anyway:

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Edie’s Little Dude sure looks like a teacher’s pet to me...

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And finally, here is Lethekk’s Kali, whose position I attempt to mirror every day after I drop my teacher bag...

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Krabby did a great job showcasing love-bugs last week, here. Now let’s see your own “teacher’s pets”!!