57 Before And After Photos Of Kittens That Will Melt Your Heart

1. This monochrome sweetheart:

"Hamish as a baby and at a year old." – tyau30

tyau30

“Hamish as a baby and at a year old.” – tyau30

2. This blanket-loving beauty:

Elizabeth Lange

“Thirteen is unlucky for some, but senior cat Pepe is looking as cute as he was when he was six months old.” – Elizabeth Lange

3. This majestic kitty:

"Ezra at three months and five years!" – Angela Krasnick

Angela Krasnick

“Ezra at three months and five years!” – Angela Krasnick

4. This cat who got to grow up with their human:

"Here's me and my kitty Pele, 15 years apart." – Jemima Skelley

Jemima Skelley

“Here’s me and my kitty Pele, 15 years apart.” – Jemima Skelley

5. This ginger ninja:

Madison Tarnawsky

“Ninja, at four months vs five years.” – Madison Tarnawsky

6. This fluffy kitty and his friend:

– Amber Knapp

Amber Knapp

7. This Longbottoming kitten:

"Eight weeks vs seven months. Our Neville." – Tegan Cross

Tegan Cross

“Eight weeks vs seven months. Our Neville.” – Tegan Cross

8. This handbag-loving fella:

"Courfeyrac has always loved this purse." – Andromeda Doherty Lee

Andromeda Doherty Lee

“Courfeyrac has always loved this purse.” – Andromeda Doherty Lee

9. These adorable siblings:

"They still pick the same side in every photo eight years later (Leo left, Gizmo right)." – Erin McInerney

Erin McInerney

“They still pick the same side in every photo eight years later (Leo left, Gizmo right).” – Erin McInerney

10. This cat who is clearly disappointed he doesn’t fit in a hood anymore:

"Clementine von Purr at eight weeks vs three years. She is my big little potato." – Katerina Karanikas

Katerina Karanikas

“Clementine von Purr at eight weeks vs three years. She is my big little potato.” – Katerina Karanikas

11. This adorable rascal:

“Sebastian; an actual rascal. Here he is in 2015 when I was studying for my final year 12 exams. Two years later, not much has changed. He loves to hang out with you no matter where you go (yes that includes the bathroom).” – Natalia Melville

12. This cat who lives up to his namesake:

"Meet Yeezy. Demands your attention. Hogs the bed. But I love her more than anything!" – Samantha Parker

Samantha Parker

“Meet Yeezy. Demands your attention. Hogs the bed. But I love her more than anything!” – Samantha Parker

13. This adorable munchkin:

Thomasina Lawrence

14. This cat who isn’t going to let having one eye stop him from being the sassiest:

"The sick, tiny, nearly blind kitten on the left grew into the handsome, sassy cat on the right!" – jessj4f166eda3

jessj4f166eda3

“The sick, tiny, nearly blind kitten on the left grew into the handsome, sassy cat on the right!” – jessj4f166eda3

15. This little lion:

"Only a year difference but Simba has grown so fast!" – hooriyyaha

hooriyyaha

“Only a year difference but Simba has grown so fast!” – hooriyyaha

16. This cat who looks gorgeous in green:

"2016 vs 2017." – ashknrzl

ashknrzl

“2016 vs 2017.” – ashknrzl

17. This friendly furball:

"One day vs one year." – blancar3

blancar3

“One day vs one year.” – blancar3

18. These two cuddlers:

"They grew up to be big cuddlers." – amandan4034e052e

amandan4034e052e

“They grew up to be big cuddlers.” – amandan4034e052e

19. This bookworm:

"Maude and her sister came from a pregnant momma cat my husband and I found in a dumpster. Here she is at nine weeks old and four years old!" – ivlaytcheva

ivlaytcheva

“Maude and her sister came from a pregnant momma cat my husband and I found in a dumpster. Here she is at nine weeks old and four years old!” – ivlaytcheva

20. This angsty teen:

"Finn, from kitten to angsty teenage cat." – chelseaw41dcfeef8

chelseaw41dcfeef8

“Finn, from kitten to angsty teenage cat.” – chelseaw41dcfeef8

21. This Siamese sweetheart:

"Rory as a baby and at one year old." – tyau30

tyau30

“Rory as a baby and at one year old.” – tyau30

22. This mumma and cat joint transformation:

"One month old vs one year old! He got bigger and eyes went green while Mumma went blonder" – Talysha Louise Michelle Sabatino

Talysha Louise Michelle Sabatino

“One month old vs one year old! He got bigger and eyes went green while Mumma went blonder” – Talysha Louise Michelle Sabatino

23. This cat who still loves napping with her best friend:

"Bow and my daughter Laicy." – Felicity Seymour

Felicity Seymour

“Bow and my daughter Laicy.” – Felicity Seymour

24. This mud-loving kitty:

Natalia Melville

“We adopted Darcy from the RSPCA as part of an unwanted litter. You’d never guess by looking at her though, that her favourite activity is rolling around in the dirt and mud.” – Natalia Melville

25. This cat who still thinks he owns the place:

"Lando Catrissian at eight weeks, and 11 months. He still thinks he has a right to sit anywhere. That’s my dinner he’s sitting on..." – asht4bf1f8d67

asht4bf1f8d67

“Lando Catrissian at eight weeks, and 11 months. He still thinks he has a right to sit anywhere. That’s my dinner he’s sitting on…” – asht4bf1f8d67

26. This black beauty:

"Nicholas, a kitten my father rescued." – amandaf27

amandaf27

“Nicholas, a kitten my father rescued.” – amandaf27

27. This adorable orange darling:

"This is Frankie. Kitten pic is him at 10 weeks old. Second pic is him at six months old." – jakbot

jakbot

“This is Frankie. Kitten pic is him at 10 weeks old. Second pic is him at six months old.” – jakbot

28. These beautiful boys:

"My boys! Hudson and Watson. I had to buy a bigger bed." – emilys467d618c1

emilys467d618c1

“My boys! Hudson and Watson. I had to buy a bigger bed.” – emilys467d618c1

29. This two-toned angel:

"This is Rory when she was a kitten, and then two years old." – nicolem43cd4d7ac

nicolem43cd4d7ac

“This is Rory when she was a kitten, and then two years old.” – nicolem43cd4d7ac

30. This brave boy:

"My boyfriend found him in the middle of a busy road. He used to hide wherever he could. He owns the house now and everyone in it, including the dog." – mmarinvallejo

mmarinvallejo

“My boyfriend found him in the middle of a busy road. He used to hide wherever he could. He owns the house now and everyone in it, including the dog.” – mmarinvallejo

31. This box-loving beauty:

– jenniferh4ac439190

jenniferh4ac439190

32. This majestic furball:

"Soju the rescued street kitty from three weeks to three years!" – melly0504

melly0504

“Soju the rescued street kitty from three weeks to three years!” – melly0504

33. This little guy who just loves to meow:

"Meow!! Six weeks vs two years."– emmak40a87e3d5

emmak40a87e3d5

“Meow!! Six weeks vs two years.”– emmak40a87e3d5

34. This huggable panda:

"This is Panda, she only gained a few pounds while growing up." – ashleyr4d0c8224d

ashleyr4d0c8224d

“This is Panda, she only gained a few pounds while growing up.” –

ashleyr4d0c8224d

35. This bearded kitty:

"Edison as a little buddy in July 2016 to bigger buddy now." – emilyrosep2

emilyrosep2

“Edison as a little buddy in July 2016 to bigger buddy now.” – emilyrosep2

36. This handsome lad:

– betsyb4905a509f

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37. These grungy girls:

“Dwight and Maggie, grungy teenage sisters who went on to release the best indie album of 2016.” – Lane Sainty

38. This mustard-loving kitty:

"This is Archie! Four weeks to two years old." – hbattalion

hbattalion

“This is Archie! Four weeks to two years old.” – hbattalion

39. This cheeky cat:

– alisons41238dbe9

alisons41238dbe9

40. This growing boy:

"Georgie at four weeks and at one-and-a-half years! He went from just a pound to a whopping 18.5." – carsong48c2071b6

carsong48c2071b6

“Georgie at four weeks and at one-and-a-half years! He went from just a pound to a whopping 18.5.” – carsong48c2071b6

41. These BFF siblings:

"Momo the day she was 'adopted' by her big brother Matthew, and the two of them now." – annabelle86

annabelle86

“Momo the day she was ‘adopted’ by her big brother Matthew, and the two of them now.” – annabelle86

42. This adorable cat:

– alisons41238dbe9

alisons41238dbe9

43. This guy who still loves sitting the same:

"My girl, Hazel (three months to three years). Not much has changed." – alissas410ad6ba5

alissas410ad6ba5

“My girl, Hazel (three months to three years). Not much has changed.” – alissas410ad6ba5

44. This cat who is just the cutest darn thing:

"Cali O’Malley is nine weeks in the first picture and five years in the second. Is she not just about the cutest darn cat ever? I’d be lost without her." – janessiamariep

janessiamariep

“Cali O’Malley is nine weeks in the first picture and five years in the second. Is she not just about the cutest darn cat ever? I’d be lost without her.” – janessiamariep

45. This bookshelf fiend:

"He still likes to hang out on this bookshelf, but he doesn’t quite fit anymore." – eviec3

eviec3

“He still likes to hang out on this bookshelf, but he doesn’t quite fit anymore.” – eviec3

46. These sister sweethearts:

"Immy is the grey one, Yuffie (aka Poof) is the black one. Sisters and BFFs." –m440666ea2

m440666ea2

“Immy is the grey one, Yuffie (aka Poof) is the black one. Sisters and BFFs.” –

m440666ea2

47. This cat who grew into her fluff:

"I thought my kitten was a boy for the first three weeks after adopting her. Nine months later and Lucy (formerly known as Linus) and I are best friends." – baileyh414284c72

baileyh414284c72

“I thought my kitten was a boy for the first three weeks after adopting her. Nine months later and Lucy (formerly known as Linus) and I are best friends.” –

baileyh414284c72

48. This wine-loving kitty:

"Charlie, three months and three years - same affinity for wine." – cachetlw

cachetlw

“Charlie, three months and three years – same affinity for wine.” – cachetlw

49. This cutie who grew up and out of his sweater:

"Pippin, aged five months and two years." – emiline522

emiline522

“Pippin, aged five months and two years.” – emiline522

50. These cuddling cats:

"They've been cuddling since day one." – jesil435bf50b5

jesil435bf50b5

“They’ve been cuddling since day one.” – jesil435bf50b5

51. This comfy cat:

– annab4b53804cc

annab4b53804cc

52. This cat who isn’t quite there yet:

"My sweet Bo at five weeks and 10 months. He still has a bit of growing up to do!" – mayivey

mayivey

“My sweet Bo at five weeks and 10 months. He still has a bit of growing up to do!” – mayivey

53. This beautiful baby:

"Ranger as a tiny baby and now as a big baby." – oliviat438bc8fd2

oliviat438bc8fd2

“Ranger as a tiny baby and now as a big baby.” – oliviat438bc8fd2

54. This relatable cat:

"Hemingway as an innocent baby boy and now, a man who’s been through a lot of shit." – annamaries40c1d5681

annamaries40c1d5681

“Hemingway as an innocent baby boy and now, a man who’s been through a lot of shit.” – annamaries40c1d5681

55. This white wonder:

"This is Vanilla at six weeks and then at one year old." – Maanskyn

maanskyn

“This is Vanilla at six weeks and then at one year old.” – Maanskyn

56. This well-dressed lad:

Calli Jackson

“Spock, one year old.” – Calli Jackson

49 Beautiful Puppy To Dog Transformations That Will Melt Your Heart

1. This fluffy pup who still loves to strike a pose with Mum:

"Mother's Day 2015 versus 2016 with my mom and Finnick." — Jenessa

Jenessa

“Mother’s Day 2015 versus 2016 with my mom and Finnick.” — Jenessa

2. This birthday present which may have grown up to be a little larger than expected:

"The second photo is on his first birthday!" — cburkard

cburkard

“The second photo is on his first birthday!” — cburkard

3. This little guy who still looks up to Dad:

— katep46e3b4c34

katep46e3b4c34

4. This cheeky girl who’s now transformed into a gorgeous lady:

"Harley Quinn, my German shepherd/border collie mix rescue pupper! (Left: 3 months old; right: 3 years old)." — emilydaniellee

emilydaniellee

“Harley Quinn, my German shepherd/border collie mix rescue pupper! (Left: 3 months old; right: 3 years old).” — emilydaniellee

5. This before-and-after which proves that dogs only get cuter with age:

"Stitch! Left photo: 9 weeks old. Right photo: 1 year old." — Stitch

Stitch

“Stitch! Left photo: 9 weeks old. Right photo: 1 year old.” — Stitch

6. This grown-up lab that can still melt anyone’s heart:

"Tara — 8 weeks old to 14 years." — biancas4e6957548

biancas4e6957548

“Tara — 8 weeks old to 14 years.” — biancas4e6957548

7. This great dane who’s still just as close to her big brother:

"Maggie, great dane, at 5 weeks versus 1 year. Still loves to cuddle with her 'big' brother, Rufus!" — emmas4a01d0ff0

emmas4a01d0ff0

“Maggie, great dane, at 5 weeks versus 1 year. Still loves to cuddle with her ‘big’ brother, Rufus!” — emmas4a01d0ff0

8. This westie who suddenly sprouted some ears:

"Mollie the westie." — yanm

yanm

“Mollie the westie.” — yanm

9. These two rascals who are the definition of aging gracefully:

"Caine from October 2016 to May 2017. Elderly pom used for reference." — leslien40ad1ccd0

leslien40ad1ccd0

“Caine from October 2016 to May 2017. Elderly pom used for reference.” — leslien40ad1ccd0

10. This not-so-little guy with his proud parents:

"Lincoln, 8 weeks and now." — bethanyc407ef76eb

bethanyc407ef76eb

“Lincoln, 8 weeks and now.” — bethanyc407ef76eb

11. This fluffy girl who looks excited to be all grown up:

"This is Chandler. Chandler is a girl. Yes, Chandler was named after Friends, and from the looks of it, she's grown to be pretty darn happy about it." — meganl44695a63b

meganl44695a63b

“This is Chandler. Chandler is a girl. Yes, Chandler was named after Friends, and from the looks of it, she’s grown to be pretty darn happy about it.” — meganl44695a63b

12. This little bundle that still loves a good cuddle:

"Scoots at about 8 weeks and 5 years." — EffingA16

EffingA16

“Scoots at about 8 weeks and 5 years.” — EffingA16

13. This tiny sprouter who’s grown up to be so handsome:

"Little TJ isn't little anymore!" — Courtney Wright, Facebook

Courtney Wright

“Little TJ isn’t little anymore!” — Courtney Wright, Facebook

14. This beautiful pup who’s since learned how to suit up:

"This is the good doctor aka Doctor Collossus." — bethk44b89be99

bethk44b89be99

“This is the good doctor aka Doctor Collossus.” — bethk44b89be99

15. This perfect puppy who’s now transformed into an even better boy:

"Mischa." — jennyv4b5a69c32

jennyv4b5a69c32

“Mischa.” — jennyv4b5a69c32

16. This fluff ball who has now mastered his signature pose:

"Ghost: sitting pretty from 9 weeks old to now." — maggiew4a1bbf204

maggiew4a1bbf204

“Ghost: sitting pretty from 9 weeks old to now.” — maggiew4a1bbf204

17. This pup who’s swapped the toys for the outdoors:

"Bo the day we brought him home, and Bo 8 years later." — kaceyt4515a4b77

kaceyt4515a4b77

“Bo the day we brought him home, and Bo 8 years later.” — kaceyt4515a4b77

18. This lucky lady who still slays in a bandana:

"Saidie Bear: She grew into her big ears!" — karinagolightly

karinagolightly

“Saidie Bear: She grew into her big ears!” — karinagolightly

19. This little guy who looks like he hasn’t aged a day:

"Tucker at 8 weeks and 6.5 years old. Still precious!" — kates4de3b0933

kates4de3b0933

“Tucker at 8 weeks and 6.5 years old. Still precious!” — kates4de3b0933

20. This baby bear who’s only gotten fluffier with age:

"Stella as a puppy and Stella now – full grown at 125 pounds!" — ericac4bcd0ef26

ericac4bcd0ef26

“Stella as a puppy and Stella now – full grown at 125 pounds!” — ericac4bcd0ef26

21. This tiny dachshund who’s still trying to work out his ears:

"This is Hans. He's a miniature dachshund and the best pup ever." — meganj18

meganj18

“This is Hans. He’s a miniature dachshund and the best pup ever.” — meganj18

22. This blue-eyed pup who’s now a very handsome devil:

"Yogi, the yoga master. At 6 months (left) and 5 years (right)." — sarahg48f84b5a6

sarahg48f84b5a6

“Yogi, the yoga master. At 6 months (left) and 5 years (right).” — sarahg48f84b5a6

23. This birthday boy who knows being older means you’re wiser:

"This is Kylo the Australian shepherd! Left is at 6 weeks old and right is on his first birthday!" — anam4b440d254

anam4b440d254

“This is Kylo the Australian shepherd! Left is at 6 weeks old and right is on his first birthday!” — anam4b440d254

24. This grown-up corgi who still enjoys the same old routine:

"Same shoes, same weather, and same lil' dude. Meet Oliver!" — kristens48b38fada

kristens48b38fada

“Same shoes, same weather, and same lil’ dude. Meet Oliver!” — kristens48b38fada

25. This pup who still has the most boopable nose ever:

"보리 (Bori) at eight weeks and at one year." — deborahm45974f8bd

deborahm45974f8bd

“보리 (Bori) at eight weeks and at one year.” — deborahm45974f8bd

26. This handsome guy who looks quite content with how things are going:

"This is Hugo at 12 weeks versus Hugo at almost 2 years old." — jacquelineg4

jacquelineg4

“This is Hugo at 12 weeks versus Hugo at almost 2 years old.” — jacquelineg4

27. This young boy who now has ears for days:

"This is Beasley, an akita/staffy mix at 8 weeks old and then at 1 year." — rubyorozcog

rubyorozcog

“This is Beasley, an akita/staffy mix at 8 weeks old and then at 1 year.” — rubyorozcog

28. This husky who doesn’t want to grow up too fast:

"Luna, 18 months versus 8 weeks." — Candy Guiban-Orbien, Facebook

Candy Guiban-Orbien

“Luna, 18 months versus 8 weeks.” — Candy Guiban-Orbien, Facebook

29. This rescue puppy who’s looking happier than ever:

"Meeko at 12 weeks and at 4 years old! He's a boxer/husky/German shepherd rescue." — kellyr4df636d07

kellyr4df636d07

“Meeko at 12 weeks and at 4 years old! He’s a boxer/husky/German shepherd rescue.” — kellyr4df636d07

30. This pup who’s since ditched the training wheels:

"This is my ride-or-die, Roadie. My boyfriend and I found her as a stray puppy while on a motorcycle trip last summer, and she's been riding with us ever since." — emilieschwenk

emilieschwenk

“This is my ride-or-die, Roadie. My boyfriend and I found her as a stray puppy while on a motorcycle trip last summer, and she’s been riding with us ever since.” — emilieschwenk

31. This happy guy who will always be a puppy at heart:

"Baloo showed up one day and stole our hearts. One year later she still has a lot of puppy in her, but she's a whole lot of dog!" — tracyg4f13bfaa7

tracyg4f13bfaa7

“Baloo showed up one day and stole our hearts. One year later she still has a lot of puppy in her, but she’s a whole lot of dog!” — tracyg4f13bfaa7

32. This “teddy bear” who refuses to grow up:

"This is my best buddy, Bear. I adopted him at 6 weeks old while in college and 7 years later we're still inseparable. He's gone from a little teddy bear to a cuddle monster." — cag263

cag263

“This is my best buddy, Bear. I adopted him at 6 weeks old while in college and 7 years later we’re still inseparable. He’s gone from a little teddy bear to a cuddle monster.” — cag263

33. This precious guy who’s still got his puppy ears:

"James from 12 weeks to 7 years (peep those puppy ears that didn’t grow with him)." — BrookeEleanore

BrookeEleanore

“James from 12 weeks to 7 years (peep those puppy ears that didn’t grow with him).” — BrookeEleanore

34. This sprouter who’s not quite done with being a puppy yet:

"At 8 weeks and 6 months with the same toy (minus an ear)." — zsazlen

zsazlen

“At 8 weeks and 6 months with the same toy (minus an ear).” — zsazlen

35. This glow up that will make you want to sign this handsome boy to a modelling agency:

"Billie at 3 months versus now." — octavioa

octavioa

“Billie at 3 months versus now.” — octavioa

36. This before-and-after which proves that size doesn’t matter:

"Stanley, 3 months and 9 months." — Claire Jones, Facebook.

Claire Jones

“Stanley, 3 months and 9 months.” — Claire Jones, Facebook.

37. This gorgeous boy who’s now trying a more adult look:

"Lincoln at 3 months versus 1.5 years." — janeloneita

janeloneita

“Lincoln at 3 months versus 1.5 years.” — janeloneita

38. This tiny guy who clearly knows his best angles:

"This is my dog, Meeko, during the first year of his life." — amandar47ed40283

amandar47ed40283

“This is my dog, Meeko, during the first year of his life.” — amandar47ed40283

39. This little sausage who’s still rocking his spots:

"Willie — 8 weeks to 2 years...little bit longer, whole lot cuter." — caseyd4b71fad47

caseyd4b71fad47

“Willie — 8 weeks to 2 years…little bit longer, whole lot cuter.” — caseyd4b71fad47

40. This pup that will always have a heart of gold no matter his size:

"This is Bear, the week we brought him home versus two years later! He's the sweetest lil' (giant) pup and follows me everywhere. Bernese/chocolate lab mix!" — hannah

hannah

“This is Bear, the week we brought him home versus two years later! He’s the sweetest lil’ (giant) pup and follows me everywhere. Bernese/chocolate lab mix!” — hannah

41. This blue-eyed angel that’s still as gorgeous:

"From a teeny tiny pupper at 3 weeks old to a somewhat bigger puperoni at 11 weeks." — sarahs4f3920975

sarahs4f3920975

“From a teeny tiny pupper at 3 weeks old to a somewhat bigger puperoni at 11 weeks.” — sarahs4f3920975

42. This little bundle that looks even better grown up:

"My baby Bodie used to look like a bear cub, now he's a full-grown, handsome, fun doggo." — emilyp4f90f7f07

emilyp4f90f7f07

“My baby Bodie used to look like a bear cub, now he’s a full-grown, handsome, fun doggo.” — emilyp4f90f7f07

43. This shiba who still can’t resist taking a nap:

"Flynn! 10 weeks, 16 weeks, 1.5 years, and 2! He is a wonderful fur child whose human siblings love very much!" — Hilary Hawthorne, Facebook

Hilary Hawthorne

“Flynn! 10 weeks, 16 weeks, 1.5 years, and 2! He is a wonderful fur child whose human siblings love very much!” — Hilary Hawthorne, Facebook

44. This little guy who’s now turning heads:

"Charlie, on the left only a 3-month-old pupper, on the right a heckin' 5-year-old bamboozler!" — Jolandala, Twitter

Jolandala‏/@TJliciousMonkey

“Charlie, on the left only a 3-month-old pupper, on the right a heckin’ 5-year-old bamboozler!” — Jolandala, Twitter

45. This adorable puppy who clearly loves the outdoors:

"Chance!!" — taylorf4fa6f035c

taylorf4fa6f035c

“Chance!!” — taylorf4fa6f035c

46. This grown-up girl who looks ready to take on the world:

"Miss Franke is a big girl now." — Lena Kilborne, Facebook

Lena Kilborne

“Miss Franke is a big girl now.” — Lena Kilborne, Facebook

47. This fur baby who is now an adorable fur monster:

"My baby boy Winston." — Jade Moore, Facebook

Jade Moore

“My baby boy Winston.” — Jade Moore, Facebook

48. This gorgeous girl who luckily grew into her ears:

"My lil' darling, Jazzy! Few months old versus 7 years." — Brooke Reilly

Brooke Reilly

“My lil’ darling, Jazzy! Few months old versus 7 years.” — Brooke Reilly

49. And this cheeky guy who proves that old habits die hard:

"Lily the day we got her (1 month old) versus the end of June (1 year old) — still eating grass after over a year." — gh0stkat

24 Bad Ass Portraits Of Pets You Can Adopt Right Now

In celebration of all the many wonderful animals who still need homes, I took a trip to North Shore Animal Shelter to capture their true beauty in portraits.

Angel

Jon Premosch / BuzzFeed

Angel is a ten year old domestic short hair tabby who is looking for a lap to snuggle on.

Kobe

Kobe thinks he is a small dog when he jumps into your arms to give you a hug.

Jon Premosch

Kobe thinks he is a small dog when he jumps into your arms to give you a hug.

Grace

Jon Premosch

Grace is a puppy who knows how to work a room. One wink and you’ll fall in love with her instantly!

Amber

Amber is a two-month-old kitten with a heart of gold and will provide you with love for a lifetime.

Jon Premosch

Amber is a two-month-old kitten with a heart of gold and will provide you with love for a lifetime.

Coco

Jon Premosch

Coco wants to know if you can touch your tounge to your nose. She double dog dares you to do it.

Mickey

Mickey knows when you are talking about him and will glare at you until you stop and give him a head rub.

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Mickey knows when you are talking about him and will glare at you until you stop and give him a head rub.

Keno

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Keno is a bashful husky mix who cannot wait to make plans with his new loving family.

Quinn

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Quinn has one mission in life and it’s to catch that cat toy.

Madison

Madison lights up a room with her smile and wagging tail.

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Madison lights up a room with her smile and wagging tail.

Pretty Kitty

Pretty Kitty is a two and a half year old domestic short hair sweetheart who will always show you her good side.

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Pretty Kitty is a two and a half year old domestic short hair sweetheart who will always show you her good side.

Joey

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Joey is a socialite who loves to play with both the cats and volunteers at the adoption center.

Cayden

Cayden knows a good treat when she sees one.

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Cayden knows a good treat when she sees one.

Donny

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All Donny is looking for is someone to rub his chin.

Rudy

Once Rudy gives you those puppy dog eyes, you should know she is preparing to shower you with kisses.

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Once Rudy gives you those puppy dog eyes, you should know she is preparing to shower you with kisses.

Mona

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You have Mona’s attention the minute you take the toys out of the box.

O’Shea

As soon as you squeak a toy, you have O'Shea front and center.

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As soon as you squeak a toy, you have O’Shea front and center.

Topaz

Topaz, much like his name, is a beautiful gemstone. He can't wait to be home cuddling next to you!

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Topaz, much like his name, is a beautiful gemstone. He can’t wait to be home cuddling next to you!

Gershwin

Gershwin is a domestic short-haired kitten who is looking for a family that has an ear for good music.

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Gershwin is a domestic short-haired kitten who is looking for a family that has an ear for good music.

Casey

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Casey knows when you’re up to no good. You better watch yourself around this little guy.

Chunks

Chunks is a six year old beagle mix who is happy ALL OF THE TIME!

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Chunks is a six year old beagle mix who is happy ALL OF THE TIME!

Darwin

Darwin is a smart, good-looking, sweet hipster cat which is everything one could ask for in a feline friend.

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Darwin is a smart, good-looking, sweet hipster cat which is everything one could ask for in a feline friend.

Lucky

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All someone has to do is say “treats” and you have Lucky’s attention.

Teddy

Teddy is wondering where his toy went! He loves toys!

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Teddy is wondering where his toy went! He loves toys!

Last But Not Least is Sebastian!

Sebastian is a senior cat who is looking for a family that can provide him love, peace and quiet during his retirement years.

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Sebastian is a senior cat who is looking for a family that can provide him love, peace and quiet during his retirement years.

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SO MUCH CAT IN ONE PHOTO...

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SO MUCH CAT IN ONE PHOTO…

Special thanks to North Shore Animal League for allowing me to photograph these adorable pets!

We Replaced The Cast Of “The Bachelorette” With Dogs

If you’ve lived under a rock the past month, this is Rachel Lindsay, the newest Bachelorette.

She's a legend, just so you know.

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She’s a legend, just so you know.

These are the men that are vying for her heart this season. Most of them are unimpressive.

In fact, some of them are dogs...

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In fact, some of them are dogs…

So we thought: what if we replaced the men…with dogs?

I mean, at least Copper will have someone else to play with, right?

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I mean, at least Copper will have someone else to play with, right?

1. Romi, a 4 year old puppy lawyer.

From San Francisco, this pupper loves fighting the injustices made against pound-sent dogs. After a long 18 months working in the courts, Romi's here to stop searching for the gal of his dream on Puppr (the human version of Tinder).

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From San Francisco, this pupper loves fighting the injustices made against pound-sent dogs. After a long 18 months working in the courts, Romi’s here to stop searching for the gal of his dream on Puppr (the human version of Tinder).

2. Bruno: a 3.5 year old professional paw model.

This good boy is looking for a bad girl to help him out of his circles. His loves long walks in the park and finding sticks to chew.

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This good boy is looking for a bad girl to help him out of his circles. His loves long walks in the park and finding sticks to chew.

3. Angus, a 5 year old dog house renovator.

With a successful real estate company and a fierce jacket, Angus is looking for someone to share that (and his favorite squeaky toy) with.

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With a successful real estate company and a fierce jacket, Angus is looking for someone to share that (and his favorite squeaky toy) with.

4. Benny, a 2 year old “Bow-Wow.”

This energetic pup describes himself and everything around him in two word: "bow wow." But don't think he's here for an extra "awwww" or two on TV, he's totally ready to settle down.

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This energetic pup describes himself and everything around him in two word: “bow wow.” But don’t think he’s here for an extra “awwww” or two on TV, he’s totally ready to settle down.

5. James, a 4 year old digger.

A young protege and member of the digging industry for 3 years, James says that he wants a girl who he's willing to have dirty paws for so her paws stay clean.

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A young protege and member of the digging industry for 3 years, James says that he wants a girl who he’s willing to have dirty paws for so her paws stay clean.

6. Fluffy, a 2.5 year old sheepdog.

While Fluffy is ready to be lead to love, he's got some skepticism. However, putting his family's sheep herding business on the line by leaving for Rachel, he hopes to be proven wrong.

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While Fluffy is ready to be lead to love, he’s got some skepticism. However, putting his family’s sheep herding business on the line by leaving for Rachel, he hopes to be proven wrong.

7. George, a 4 year old human whisperer.

George is ready for a passionate summer with Rachel. He even thinks he has a few paws up in the competition. With his experience in talking to humans about their problems, he hopes he can use his language skills to woo Rachel.

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George is ready for a passionate summer with Rachel. He even thinks he has a few paws up in the competition. With his experience in talking to humans about their problems, he hopes he can use his language skills to woo Rachel.

8. Chris, a 5 year old social media pup-ager.

This furry stud is ready for the summer. Though he's on the older side of this year's cast, he knows he can hang with Rachel and the other contestants. He's not a regular dog, he's a cool dog.

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This furry stud is ready for the summer. Though he’s on the older side of this year’s cast, he knows he can hang with Rachel and the other contestants. He’s not a regular dog, he’s a cool dog.

9. Brad, a 3.5 “cuddle monster.”

Brad loves cuddles, so he's ready to spend the next few months being squeezed by Rachel. His favorite quote? "I'm a cuddler, not a fighter."

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Brad loves cuddles, so he’s ready to spend the next few months being squeezed by Rachel. His favorite quote? “I’m a cuddler, not a fighter.”

10. Matt, a 3 year old “fetch.”

With a Instagram account of over 3,000 followers, there are two things that Matt knows. 1) Rachel is going to find him irresistible, and 2) he will make "fetch" happen.

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With a Instagram account of over 3,000 followers, there are two things that Matt knows. 1) Rachel is going to find him irresistible, and 2) he will make “fetch” happen.

11. Terry, a 4.5 pup patrol officer.

Terry isn't new to the dating game, but he's new to doing this on TV. While that may be nerve-wracking to some, for Terry, this no-nonsense officer is never shaken (unless thunder is involved).

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Terry isn’t new to the dating game, but he’s new to doing this on TV. While that may be nerve-wracking to some, for Terry, this no-nonsense officer is never shaken (unless thunder is involved).

12. Sparky, a 2 year old professional stunt dog

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This fast, street-smart, pup is no stranger to danger (he even went to the pound once!). However, Sparky has come into this ready to head on his biggest danger yet — his quest for love.

I Asked Pet Influencers How To Make My Dog Instagram Famous And Here’s What They Said

Hey guys! My name is Syd, and next to me and on my coffee mug is my lil’ stimker, Butch!

Instagram: @sydthebinch

Butch is a 4-year-old English Bulldog with a gorgeous underbite, six crooked teefies, and an affinity for extra sharp cheddar cheese sticks. In short, he’s perfect.

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Since I’m keenly aware of Butchy’s innate star power, I FINALLY decided it was time to make him an Instagram account — but not before asking some seasoned Insta veterans their advice.

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So I took to Petcon, a convention where Instagram-famous pets and their owners meet and mingle with other creators and fans, to learn how to create the best content for Butchy’s page.

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Here’s what they said:

1. “Play up your pet’s personality.” — @danzigbros (75,000 followers)

Instagram: @danzigbros

“Since Bart’s a little grumpy guy, we like to play up his grumpiness,” his hooman told me.

Like Bart, Butchy is also pretty grumpy-looking. Therefore, I tried to play up his tendency to look like an old man who thinks everything and everyone around him is trash.

Butchy thinks you’re tacky and he hates you.

2. “Find your pet’s niche.” — @izzythe.frenchie (117,000 followers)

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For @izzythe.frenchie, her niche is dressing up in lavish costumes her hooman, Shane, designs for her!

While I’m not totally sure of Butchy’s niche yet and I’m not nearlyas crafty as Izzy’s dad, the closest Butchy and I can get to their level of *~gLaMoUr~* is putting him in his winter coat, so:

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3. “Post consistently!” —@theklauscat (494,000 followers)

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“High-quality pictures and posting regularly will build an audience,” Klaus’s hooman, Nick, says. “It takes a little bit of time, so just have fun doing it!”

I have to confess that posting consistently on sosh meds (social media) isn’t one of my strong suits. Buuuuuuut I’m happy to report that after starting Butchy’s account six days ago, I’ve posted TEN TIMES!!!!!

And in those six days, Butchy's gained over 100 followers, with about 10+ new accounts following per day!!! I'm hoping that if I keep up with it, Butchy will have a pretty steady fanbase in several months!

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And in those six days, Butchy’s gained over 100 followers, with about 10+ new accounts following per day!!! I’m hoping that if I keep up with it, Butchy will have a pretty steady fanbase in several months!

4. “Share the special moments you have with your pet!” —@157ofgemma (228,000 followers)

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For artist Gemma Gené, the little moments with her pug, Mochi, are the most special. She took to illustrating their day-to-day experiences together and quickly gained a following!

For a special moment to share, I asked my mom to send me this pic she took of me lovin’ on Butch one morning.

Instagram: @butchythebulldog

This post got some engagement, including my little sister telling me to screw myself for correctly acknowledging that I am Butchy’s favorite.

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5. “Engage and collaborate!” —@hotdudeswithdogs (452,000 followers)

Instagram: @hotdudeswithdogs

As for how to build your audience, Hot Dudes with Dogs founder Kaylin Pound says: “Engage with as many accounts as possible!!!”

So we started engaging with other pet accounts! Here we are and liking and commenting back to a new follower who shares our love of teefies!

I did notice that the more I engaged, the more ~loyalty~ our followers showed. I'm talking consistent likes, comments, and even sharing Butchy's page with other people!

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I did notice that the more I engaged, the more ~loyalty~ our followers showed. I’m talking consistent likes, comments, and even sharing Butchy’s page with other people!

6. “Don’t try too hard.” —@bertiebertthepom (282,000 followers)

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“People can tell when you’re not being genuine, so don’t try to force anything!” advises Bertram’s mom!

For some low-hanging, *UNFORCED* content, I posted this quick lil’ vid my mom sent me of Butchy doin’ some mlems. It’s simple, unprompted, and just what the people want!!!!!!

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7. “Take well-lit photos and have well-behaved pets!” —@leonardothecorgi (74,000 followers)

Instagram: @leonardothecorgi

“Training your pets to sit still miiiiight be the most important thing!!!” says Jocelyn, Leonardo and Annabelle’s mom.

While I may not have a fancy camera, my phone DOES happen to have Portrait Mode. JUST LOOK AT THIS HIGH-QUALITY, WELL-LIT VERY GOOB BOYE!!!!!!!!!

’90 Day Fiancé’ Star Fernanda Is Now BFFs With Jonathan’s “Skeptical” Mom

Fans of 90 Day Fiancé know that mothers-in-law can make or break a relationship — especially when it comes to the couples on the TLC reality series. This season, we have mama’s boy Colt Johnson, who moved his Brazilian bride-to-be Larissa Dos Santos Lima in the home he shares with his overbearing mother, Debbie. On the other end end of the spectrum we have Fernanda Flores, whose fiancé, Jonathan Rivera, is basically estranged from his mother.

This is something that did not sit well with Fernanda, who made it very clear that she would not tie the knot without her family-in-law’s approval. It also doesn’t help that Jonathan’s mom, Ceci, is “skeptical” of his new relationship — and isn’t thrilled her 32 -year-old son is marrying a 19-year-old girl he met while on vacation in Mexico, who just happens to be younger than his “baby sister.”

On a recent episode, Fernanda finally met her future mother-in-law for the first time and it was awkward, to say the least. It was so bad, Ceci wouldn’t even take her future daughter-in-law wedding dress shopping, leaving Fernanda feeling disappointed and ready to go back to her native country. So, are the two women still feuding today? WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Luckily, it looks like Fernanda and Ceci are in a much better place, and Fernanda even defended her MIL on social media. “Thank you all for being supportive after today’s episode,” Fernanda wrote on Instagram. “I know you guys feel bad for me but [there] is nothing to feel bad for. Ceci did what any mom would do. She worries about her son’s decisions.”

She continued, “Unfortunately, Jonathan after being alone and away from home for many years he lost the communication. It is something that he is working on. It was hard in the beginning, but once that she knew and I showed her that the only thing that I want is to help Jonathan reconnect with his family and be a good wife for him and grow together, she felt relieved and she [has] been really sweet and nice with me. I love her so much for giving birth and raising the awesome man that I have. She is a mama and I love feel[ing] that she is [my] mother-in law and I’m part of her family.”

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And it looks like the feelings are mutual. Ceci also gushed about Fernanda on her personal Facebook page, seemingly revealing that the couple officially got married in a now deleted post that even included photos of the courthouse wedding. “May God bless you two, guide you through your marriage with love, patience, compassion, and honor for one another,” the proud mom wrote. “Can’t wait for next year for the wedding fiesta celebration in Mexico! Congratulations!! I love you both!”

We wouldn’t be surprised if their wedding did take place, seeing as Fernanda’s K-1 visa would have definitely expired by now. Plus, Fernanda can’t stop gushing about Jonathan on social media, recently captioning a selfie of the newlyweds(?), “No relationship is all sunshine, but two people can share one umbrella and survive the storm together.”

Is Colton Underwood Engaged? Here Are All Your ‘The Bachelor’ Finale Spoilers!

There are two types of Bachelor fans in this world: the ones who do everything it takes to avoid reading a single spoiler, and those who want to know who Colton Underwood ends up with before the first trailer even drops.

If you’re in the latter group, you’re in luck because The Bachelor spoilers are out — and TBH, they are good. In case you need a quick recap, this season of the reality dating competition will star former professional football player and virgin Colton from Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette. 

Now, he’s ready to hand out his roses and find “the one” because as his tag line reads, “What does he have to lose?” So, is Colton engaged and more importantly, did he lose his virginity in the fantasy suite? WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Who does Colton end up with?

According to Reality Steve, the final three ladies were Hannah GodwinTayshia Adams, and Cassie Randolph and they joined Colton, 26, for their overnight date in Sagres, Portugal. However, maybe for the first time in Bachelorhistory, Colton made his decision after his first overnight date — and sent both of the other ladies home right away.

This means there was no official final two and no drawn out final rose ceremony, which will be interesting to see play out. So, who is now engaged to Colton? The winner of Season 23 is reportedly Cassie! Previously, RS predicted Cassie would be the winner based on his insider sources. “I will be stunned if Cassie Randolph doesn’t win,” he wrote. “The one thing I heard a few weeks into filming more often than not was, ‘Cassie is gonna win, and Caelynn will be Bachelorette’… I’ve been hearing Cassie is going to win since mid-October.”

Who is Cassie Randolph?

Cassie’s Instagram has been reactivated, so luckily we do know a few things about the future Mrs. Underwood. The blonde beauty is a 23-year-old ESL teacher at an adult school in Huntington Beach, CA. She graduated in 2016 from Biola University with a degree in Communication Sciences and RS also reported that Cassie has a sister named Michelle, who is dating Gregg Sulkin aka Bella Thorne’s ex.

She is also a pretty impressive surfer, a skill she shows off on social media.

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Did Colton lose his virginity on The Bachelor?

Unfortunately, there are no spoilers surrounding Colton’s v-card, but if he did, you can bet it will be addressed on the reality series, or at least on the After the Final Rose special. Colton is already trolling his followers on Twitter, sharing a photo from “date night” and writing, “You guys read in to things wayyyy too much… can’t a guy just take his pregnant gal out on a date without speculation on his virginity?”

Will Colton and Cassie get married?

It’s obviously too soon to know if Colton and Cassie will last, but Colton made it very clear he was ready to settle down before filming started. “This is the perfect time in my life to do this,” he told People magazine. “I’m so unbelievably happy with myself and now I can focus on finding my wife. I’m so excited to find that. My heart is 100 percent healed and I’m going to give this my all. And hopefully I’ll come out of it engaged!”

Statistically though, it is not looking good for the engaged couple. Out of 22 seasons, there has been 14 proposals. Currently, only one Bachelor is married to his final choice — Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudice — while Arie Luyendyk Jr. is set to wed his pregnant fiancée Lauren Burnham, who did not win his season, in 2019. Former Bachelor Jason Mesnick is also still married to his runner-up Molly, but since he did not propose to her on the show, it doesn’t technically count either.

Good luck to them!

Let’s Be Real: These Iconic Music Videos Would’n’t Exist Without “Thriller”

On December 2, 1983, the music video for “Thriller” was released, forever changing the landscape of the music video world. Before Michael Jackson dropped the nearly 14-minute, horror-themed, funkadelic vid, there wasn’t much storytelling in the medium.

Music videos seemed more like afterthoughts or accompaniments to the song. But “Thriller” flipped the script. When I talked to some of my older family members who got the album before seeing the music video, they mentioned that they never really thought much of the track.

But after MJ debuted his monster masterpiece, perceptions changed. Everyone and their mother learned the dance. Album skyrocketed. In fact, Thriller is still the number two selling record of all time, generating more than 33 million sales, just under The Eagles’ Greatest Hits.

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It’s also worth mentioning that the music video is legitimately horrifying at times. Michael Jackson enlisted the help of American Werewolf in London artist Tom Hester to help transform into the vicious hellbeast capable of felling rooted trees with a single blow.

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Heck, the Grammy’s created a “Best Music Film” category pretty much because of “Thriller.” Though the name of the category’s changed over the years, it’s still going strong, and all the winners in the category — including some of the artists below — have MJ to thank for that.

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Although there’s a lot to be said about “Thriller” just as a music video, it’s difficult to understate how influential it was. Pretty much every “event” music video that’s been released since owes its existence to MJ’s original vision of a cinematic music experience.

Notorious B.I.G. – “Hypnotize”

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Although it doesn’t feature as long of an intro as “Thriller” does, Biggie’s “Hypnotize” took current action movie cues from Michael Bay (the video screams Bad Boys) just like MJ borrowed themes from popular horror movies at the time.

Hypnotize, like “Thriller”, carries that theme throughout the music video and transitions seamlessly into the song. They managed to mix in all the elements of a hip-hop music video: fly honeys, big baller lifestyles, and the staple of the ’90s: flowing white clothing.

Guns N’ Roses – “November Rain”

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Axl Rose’s post-rehab ballad with Guns N’ Roses was one of the most played-out songs on the radio in the ’90s. In addition to extensive radio play, this long-form music video was just plastered all over MTV, VH1, and The Box back in the day.

The narrative elements and epic shots of the nearly 9-minute song probably wouldn’t have been done in such a cinematic way had it not been for the popularity of a track like “Thriller.” Think about it: you’re a studio exec and your band is asking for $1.5 million to produce a short film for your video — in a world where “Thriller” never existed. Are you greenlighting that? Probably not.

Meat Loaf – “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)”

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Meat Loaf’s no stranger to long, epic songs — or theatrics for that matter. I mean have you ever seen him perform “Paradise by the Dashboard Light?” But just like “Thriller,” our buddy Mr. Loaf incorporates a popular movie influence in his 1993 music video.

You know what else came out in 1993? Beauty and the Beast. You know who is made up to look like a beast in the video and lives in a gloomy castle? Meat Loaf. The video for the track tells a pretty convoluted story, but the epic, drawn-out nature, not to mention the horror elements from “Thriller” are at play here.

Aerosmith – “Cryin'”

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Aerosmith made a full-blown short film with “Cryin’,” – starring Clueless actress Alicia Silverstone and Stephen Dorf of Blade fame. The video tells the tale of a renegade young girl living life on the edge. It’s a large-scale production that feels like it was pieced together from scenes of an actual, feature-length movie.

Britney Spears – “Oops!…I Did it Again”

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Anyone who’s watched TRL will tell you: Britney Spears’ “Oops!…I Did it Again” ruled the countdown for the longest time and it’s easy to see why. Not only was the track an absolute banger when it was released, but it featured a wonderfully cheesy music video with a long intro that sets the “tone” for the song. And let’s not forget the cheesy breakdown when her hot astronaut hunk removes his helmet. Timeless.

A-ha – “Take on Me”

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The Norwegian synth pop band’s music video is not only one of the most iconic songs of the ’80s, but it’s also one of the most memorable music videos of all time, and not because of Corky Romano, either.

You could pretty much add any long-form music video to this list that’s full of complicated dance numbers or is book-ended by a narrative story. If there’s a complex, large-scale music video that spins a yarn that came out in 1984 and after, chances are it was influenced by “Thriller,” including MJ’s subsequent videos that came out.

Victoria Secret’s Fans Are Still in Denial About Adriana Lima’s Retirement — but She’s Leaving for a Good Reason

End of an era! After nearly two decades, Adriana Lima is hanging up her angel wings at the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show — and fans are in denial.

“I can’t believe Adriana Lima is retiring. VSFS’s not going to be the same without her. The new models look like zombies walking on the catwalk,” one longtime viewer sadly tweeted. Another added, “There will never be another Adriana Lima, @KendallJenner please for the love of humanity RETIRE.”

So, seriously, why did Adriana decide to retire when she can still clearly rock the brand’s iconic angel wings better than newbies like Kendall 0r Gigi and Bella Hadid? Well, it turns at the 37-year-old beauty is looking to shift her focus to more projects dedicated to female empowerment.

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“I’m looking forward to support women and being connected to different projects which support women around the world,” she told People magazine. “That like my future from now on but I am still happy that I am part of Victoria’s Secret this year. You guys are going to love this year’s show. To me it is definitely going be very special.”

However, that doesn’t mean her decision to leave Victoria’s Secret after nearly 20 years and 18 runway shows was easy. “Dear Victoria, Thank you for showing me the world, sharing your secrets, and most importantly not just giving me wings but teaching me to fly. And all the ❤️ to the best fans in the 🌎! Love, Adriana,” she recently wrote on Instagram, before breaking down in tears during the taping of her fashion show. She also made it very clear she will always be a Victoria’s Secret Angel at heart. “I think this year is going to be the highlight of my career,” she added. “This has been my 18th fashion show and I am still as excited as I was from the first day. I always love to be on runways and being part of the Victoria’s Secret show. It’s my favorite to do.”

Adriana’s first VS Fashion show was in 2000 — when she was a very young 19 years old.

Adriana was still a teenager when she rocked those angel wings for the first time. Since then, she has worn the infamous Fantasy Bra three times in her career. In 2014, Adriana wore matching Fantasy Bras — worth $2 million each — with her BFF and fellow Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio, who announced her retirement last year.

“It was an honor to share so many special moments on the runway with you @adrianalima! Love u,” Alessandra wrote shortly after her last runway show.

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Maybe it was Alessandra’s retirement that inspired Adriana to step down — after previously predicting she would be an Angel until she was at least 40 years old. “That’s something that doesn’t come into my head,” Adriana said last year. “My plan is to stay as long as my body allows me, at least until I am 40, so that’s four or so more years. But if I can stay longer, I will.”

Don’t forget, Adriana is also a mother of two!

Recently, Adriana gushed about her two daughters, Valentina and Sienna, with ex-husband Marko Jarić, on Instagram writing, “My love… my life… my reason to live… family the strongest bond, no judgement, no matter what love always wins… thank you my two angels for the happiness you bring into my life. Mummy is the luckiest.”

We’re sure her girls will be watching her last VS fashion show.

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And Adriana’s last show just might be the best one yet.

The 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will end Adriana’s runway career with a bang. Along with performances by Halsey, Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes, and The Struts, it’s also the brand’s most diverse when it comes to its model lineup.

“We have 60 girls from all over the world representing different countries,” Adriana explained. “We have eight different musicians, which is the most we’ve ever had. We have seven different segments. I am looking forward to seeing Rita Ora — I am such a big fan. She is such a great musician. Besides that she is a beautiful, sweet kind person.”

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SOURCE: GETTY IMAGESAdriana with 2018 VS Fashion Show performer Rita Ora.

Watch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Sunday, Dec. 2, at 10 p.m. on ABC.

These Extravagant Celebrity Proposals Top Anything In Your Social Media Feed

It’s engagement season, which for us normals means a slew of high school classmates will be posting “I said yes!” diamond ring shots for a month. But if you’re a celebrity armed with the wealth to make your first, second, or third wife really swoon, proposals have to be extravagant as hell.  In fact, celebrities set the stage for how elaborate these proposals can actually get. 

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West made it so you can’t have a proposal without sharing it with the entire world andrenting a stadium. From the expensive to the romantic, here are some of the most elaborate celebrity proposal stories to top whatever you’ll see during engagement season.

…or not. It’s 2018, which means you can’t ask anyone to marry you without the help of a flash mob, apparently.

1. Russell Brand and Katy Perry

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The Russell Brand-Katy Perry union packed so much wackiness in such a short span of time, and a fun blip on the wackometer involved Russell’s New Year’s Eve proposal. Apparently the comedian flew out Katy on a surprise trip to Jaipur, India. According to an US Weekly source, Katy low-key mentioned how much she loved Indian culture when they were eating curry in England, and the trip was a Christmas present. You know, NBD.

The proposal itself happened at the five-star Taj Rambagh Palace hotel, where the stayed in the presidential suite. “We set a table in a garden with candles everywhere,” a hotel worker told Sun. “They arrived in a horse and carriage with a glass of champagne and we served them dinner.” After dinner, Russell arranged for fireworks to ring in 2010 while the pair sat on an elephant.  Wait, what?

That sounds so  dangerous — how would the elephant not be spooked out by that? That could’ve backfired completely. In any case, it’s a pretty intense move to fly someone to India just because they enjoy curry. My boyfriend’s never flown me to China because of my love of pork buns.

I am comforted by the fact that Russell and Katy got divorced.

2. Seal and Heidi Klum

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Oh, Seal, Heidi Klum’s Halloween parties haven’t been the same without you. Back in happier times (2004, to be exact), Seal made a proposal that was both iconic and arctic. Seal basically served his meal and champagne on ice.

“[Seal] took me by helicopter,” Heidi told Marie Claire. “He had an igloo built there, and they’d brought up everything: a bed with sheets inside the igloo, rose petals everywhere, candles. Very, very romantic!”

3. Eva Longoria and Jose Antonio Baston

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Eva Longoria got engaged to her businessman beau Jose Antonio Baston in the polar opposite of what Seal and Heidi did. I’m getting sick of all these puns, are you sick of all these puns? Anyway, he proposed in the middle of the desert in Dubai, with a post-engagement celebration with 20 friends at Sass Cafe Dubai.

One conventional aspect of the proposal? The gloss of Ed Sheeran that accompanies their proposal video.

“I’m obsessed with Ed Sheeran right now,” the actress shared in 2017. “I mean, who isn’t? I’m OBSESSED, like when my husband proposed to me, he filmed it and that video is set to the Ed Sheeran song ‘Thinking Out Loud.’”

OK, well, you and every other bride on How He Asked, Eva. Props for the desert thing, though. You don’t see that every day.

4. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

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In a twist shocking to no one, Nick Cannon proposed to Mariah Carey twice, which I guess brings her grand total of proposals to four. The first time he hid her 17-carat rock in a candy Ring Pop wrapper — which, much like a combo of fireworks and elephants, sounds dangerous. Nick said it went well, though.

“When I first proposed to my wife, I did it with real Ring Pops,” Cannon says. “I had a Ring Pop wrapper and opened it and was like, ‘Look, baby, our favorite candy!’ She had hers and she was like, ‘Mine is broken.’ She opened it up and it was her real engagement ring. So I’m a romantic guy!”

As for round two? “He sort of kidnapped me and took me on a helicopter ride,” she told Elle Magazine. “Then he re-proposed.”

5. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

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What can be said that hasn’t already been seen on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians? OK, once more with feeling: in a televised event, Kanye West pulled out all the stops for his 2013 proposal to Kim Kardashian. He rented the San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park and sprung to have “PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!” displayed on the scoreboard. Then he had a 50-piece orchestra serenade her with Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful,” and put a 15-carat diamond engagement ring on her finger while her family (and America) watched. YES, there was champagne after.

Kimye is probably the country’s most divisive power couple, but damn, you can’t undermine that kind of extravagance.

6. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum

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Before Channing Tatum proposed to Jenna Dewan-Tatum (I wonder if she’s going to nix the Tatum soon — stoked to find out), he tried to throw her off his scent.

“When I proposed to my wife, I did something pretty cruel because I thought she was on to me,” Channing said. “I basically just told her I never wanted to get married to try to throw her off.” “I was like nah, ‘I don’t believe in the institution of marriage and I don’t think I ever want to get married, ever.’ She basically just broke down crying.”

First of all, I would’ve murdered him. Second of all, the alleged proposal makes up for the meltdown (a little): apparently he flew Jenna’s close friends out to Maui to bear witness.

7. Christina Aguilera and Jason Bratman

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To this day, I side-eye hard about how Jordan Bratman and Christina Aguilera ended up together. But he definitely pulled out all the stops to pop the question. “He sent me on a scavenger hunt,” Christina told US Weekly. “My mom used to do scavenger hunts for me when I was a kid, so it had sentimental value. Each clue was a poem — and in the final clue he proposed!”

Five years later they were dunzo, but that is v. v. sweet.

8. Joe Manganiello and Sofía Vergara

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Joe Manganiello and Sofía Vergara are like, an obscenely perfect match, both incredibly extra in buff and bombshell-y proportions, respectively. Yet Joe’s proposal wasn’t focused so much on bombastic gestures. Instead, he worked hard to say, “Will you marry me.” You know, in Spanish.

Yeah, Joe had to brush up HARD on his nominal high school Spanish in order to speak Sofia’s native language for the occasion. “I had a big speech in Spanish, and that’s what I was nervous about,” he shared on Live! with Kelly and Michael. “The last thing you want to do is, like, mess up the Spanish on the proposal to the Colombian woman.” What’s “awww” en español?

9. Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen

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So there’s this widely circulated story that Tom Brady proposed to Gisele Bündchen on a private jet, with roses, champagne, all that jazz. The roses part is true (of course it is), but Gisele spilled the real tea in her Vogue 73 questions segment. Apparently it involved a dash of gaslighting and Tom risking his health to get on bended knee.

“When he proposed to me, he made up this whole story [about] how my apartment was flooding, and I ran over to fix the situation,” Bundchen told Vogue. “When I got there, the whole apartment had candles and rose petals everywhere, and then he went down on his knees to propose, and I’m like, ‘Get up!’ Because he just had surgery and had three staph infections.”

Truly beautiful, but I can see why the jet story took flight instead.

10. Emmy Rossum and Sam Esmail

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Emmy Rossum and her husband, director Sam Esmail, have an infatuation with reading the New York Times“Modern Love” section together, and that ended up being the catalyst for their engagement. In an interview with Vogue, Emmy revealed that one night when she was feeling ill, she skipped out on “Modern Love.” Sam was insistent so she finally agreed so long as she could read it in the bathtub.

“I began to read the article, and the story is about a director who falls in love with an actress, and I started to think: Huh, that’s strange,” Emmy said. “And then I realized that it was our love story.” Oh my God, shut up.

“At first, I freaked out because I thought perhaps he had actually put it in the paper and I hadn’t seen it, and everyone knew it but me,” the Shameless star continued. “And then I kind of scanned to the end and it said, ‘Love, your Sam.’

Sam did however have to contact a New York Times editor in order to place an exact replica of the page in that day’s addition, his column substituting the real one. Do remember that next time your S.O. forgets to pick up a $3 Hallmark card for your birthday.

11. Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson

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Oh, who can forget when these Newlyweds were young and in love and not… older and married to other people? Such is the way of Hollywood.

Nick Lachey’s proposal to Jessica Simpson was pretty fancy by the standards of the pre-cameraphone early aughts. People reported that Nick proposed at sunset while on a yacht floating along the Hawaiian waves. “I was wearing a huge sweatshirt that came down to my knees,” she said at the time. “If I had known he was going to propose, I would have at least dressed up cute.”

Don’t worry, 2002 Jess, you’ll get a do-over with Eric Johnson in another nine years.

12. John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh

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Ok, because I’m wrapping up and we’re all such good friends now: I really side-eye Disneyland proposals. To each their own, but for me all people involved tend to be: a) way too young to get married, or b) 33-year-old yearly-pass owners in soft Aladdin cosplay. Still, I’ll relent that John Stamos pulled off a cute Disney proposal to his wife, Caitlin McHugh.

Apparently John proposed at the park with a custom short film animated by romantic moments from Pixar and Disney films. At the end of it, Sebastian from The Little Mermaid held up a sign that said “Just ask the girl!” I mean…

Oh and this just in, because I am never wrong: Caitlin is apparently a big Disneybounder and as such, loved the gesture. “She loves Disneyland, and I thought, Okay, Disney …[at the park] I got on my knee and asked her,” Stamos told People. “I pulled the ring out. I don’t know how she did it, but she went to hug me and slipped her finger right in it. When the park closed we ran around the park in our Disney onesies.”

Well, if that’s what you want, go ahead and live happily ever after.