They're all good animals.
December 29, 2016 5:29 PM   Subscribe

Bored Panda is compiling 100s of photos of People Posting Pics Of Their Animals Before And After Being Called A Good Boy. (Click the "show 10 more" link after the last pic.)
posted by Room 641-A (48 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
 
I tried this with my dog, she farted and walked away with disinterest.
posted by ilama at 5:38 PM on December 29, 2016 [6 favorites]


I like the seal in the first picture.
posted by dersins at 5:39 PM on December 29, 2016 [4 favorites]


They're good dogs, Brent.
posted by explosion at 5:56 PM on December 29, 2016 [37 favorites]


There is no dog more doggier than a Golden Retriever.

A+ job on the disdain, cats. Good kitties, all.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 5:56 PM on December 29, 2016 [13 favorites]


This is amazing!
posted by sysinfo at 6:09 PM on December 29, 2016 [20 favorites]


The problem is dogs define the phrase "good boy" as "morally excellent" and think "Yes, I have truly achieved my purpose".
Cats define the phrase as "satisfactory" and think "Good? I Should Be Called GREAT!!"
posted by dannyboybell at 6:15 PM on December 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


The cat pictures are missing the purr factor. All cats are good cats.
posted by TrishaU at 6:44 PM on December 29, 2016 [10 favorites]


Needs a "Bront" tag.
posted by Freen at 7:00 PM on December 29, 2016 [10 favorites]


I like that birds are also apparently into human praise. Cats, of course, have ODD.
posted by epj at 7:11 PM on December 29, 2016


I melted at the biggest ear head tilt and am now typing this with a telekinetic watery appendage a la the aliens in The Abyss.
posted by Celsius1414 at 7:15 PM on December 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


Someone beat me to posting that Three Panel Soul comic. I may or may not think about that on a daily basis.

The cat photos made me giggle a lot. I'm much more of a dog person than a cat person but I've known plenty of good kitties. Their absolute disinterest is part of why I've loved them.

I giggled a lot at these photos. I was just off to bed so this is a good way to end the evening.
posted by darksong at 7:16 PM on December 29, 2016


My one cat thumps his tail when you praise him. The other one chirps and runs over.
posted by zutalors! at 7:19 PM on December 29, 2016 [2 favorites]




Our recently-deceased kitty would have taken "good boy" as an invitation to haul himself up and get all up in my face for some well-deserved scritches.

I miss him. :(
posted by moira at 7:24 PM on December 29, 2016 [19 favorites]


The problem is dogs define the phrase "good boy" as "morally excellent" and think "Yes, I have truly achieved my purpose".

The cat knows morals are only passing fads for the social-striving bourgeoisie and pursues its own ends like a laser with no regard for badness or goodness.
posted by save alive nothing that breatheth at 7:27 PM on December 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


further proof that cats are jerks
posted by photoslob at 7:46 PM on December 29, 2016


You know, I first heard about the "They're all good dogs, Bryunt." thing in the thread about the photos that supposedly get funnier the more that you look at them.


None of those photos have gotten funnier, but that Twitter thing certainly has.

And I have looked at it several times, Bront.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:01 PM on December 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


Unlike some FPPs, the more you look at these the more squeeful they are. Good person!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:30 PM on December 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


Dogs are such sluts.
posted by janey47 at 9:33 PM on December 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


I have a sudden craving for a biscuit or snack of some sort.
posted by not_on_display at 9:37 PM on December 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


Dogs are such sluts.

I've always thought dogs are mirrors, offering humans a glimpse of what we could be if we were truly noble.

So, yes, absolutely.
posted by maxwelton at 9:38 PM on December 29, 2016 [9 favorites]


That cockatoo cracked me the hell up. My wife had a pet parakeet who would puff himself up ridiculously when he would get praised or petted. Birds definitely do respond.
posted by Existential Dread at 9:49 PM on December 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


My favorite is this one where the cat is like "What? Oh shit!"
posted by aubilenon at 10:21 PM on December 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


"Who's anthropomorphized? Is it you?"
posted by klangklangston at 10:37 PM on December 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


Nope, not me
posted by aubilenon at 10:54 PM on December 29, 2016


the pupper ones just make me so fucking delightedly happy but oh my god the surly cat ones make me fling my head back and cackle like ursula the sea witch
posted by poffin boffin at 11:33 PM on December 29, 2016 [9 favorites]


I love how the birds and reptiles are more animated than the kitties. Kitties are clearly very secure in themselves, they don't need praise.

I tried it in one of my kitties. She was asleep, she remained asleep.
posted by kitten magic at 2:18 AM on December 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


further proof that cats are jerks

No, they're taking a principled stand to not let themselves be manipulated into adopting the value system of another species.

Or that's what they like to think. Many cats do respond unambiguously to that kind of praise. and some of the ones pretending indifference give themselves away. My cat won't even look at me in response to a "good boy," but can't help waving his fine long tail when I say it.

They're not jerks; they're actors, and this is part of a role. Is Mark Harmon a bad person because he played a rapist in some TV drama early in his career?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 3:12 AM on December 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


Okay, look, it's all very well to say that cats don't respond to being called "good boy", etc (My cat, Dr. Cat: "Cats don't have gender!") But seriously, who calls a cat "good boy"? That's dog language!

Did anyone try, for instance, "Who is the best cat? Who? Is it you? It's YOU!" or "Who has the furriest belly? Is it you?"

We have good results with "Dr. Cat - good cat, or best cat?"
posted by Frowner at 3:55 AM on December 30, 2016 [8 favorites]


Metafilter: Taking a principled stand to not let themselves be manipulated into adopting the value system of another species
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 4:32 AM on December 30, 2016 [3 favorites]


Good point, Frowner. I wouldn't usually say " are you a good girl?" However I do yell "Are you being good kittens?" when I hear crashes from another room and don't feel like investigating.

My kitties blink at me if I say "are you my darling kitty? Yes you are!" which I'm sure is more about the gooey voice I use when I pet them
posted by kitten magic at 4:33 AM on December 30, 2016 [3 favorites]


I think I've been devaluing "good girl" by saying it to our cat whenever she eats/sleeps/poops. But how else will she know everything she does is the epitome of lady-cat goodness?
posted by taskmaster at 4:57 AM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Anyone recognize these breeds?

http://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/image-586616eb6bfa1-jpeg__700.jpg

http://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/before-after-called-good-boy-31-5860dd76280d7__700.jpg
posted by Beholder at 5:10 AM on December 30, 2016


If you look into their mitocondrial DNA, you can find markers that show cats running out of fucks sometime between the Ancient Egyptian Early Dynastic and Old Kingdom periods.
posted by signal at 5:10 AM on December 30, 2016 [7 favorites]


Anyone recognize these breeds?

http://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/image-586616eb6bfa1-jpeg__700.jpg

http://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/before-after-called-good-boy-31-5860dd76280d7__700.jpg
posted by Beholder at 8:10 AM on December 30 [+] [!]


First one is probably a (groomed) Maltese, and the second is absolutely a Samoyed.
posted by FirstMateKate at 5:30 AM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Good point, Frowner. I wouldn't usually say " are you a good girl?" However I do yell "Are you being good kittens?" when I hear crashes from another room and don't feel like investigating.
posted by kitten magic


Same! And then I remind them to "make good choices today!" as I leave in the morning. Neither seems to get much response.
posted by janey47 at 7:19 AM on December 30, 2016 [4 favorites]


Also the kittle version of the doggie smile is to roll over and show belleh when praised.
posted by zutalors! at 7:23 AM on December 30, 2016 [3 favorites]



I read this while sitting in bed and drinking my morning coffee. One of my cats was lying at the end of the bed so I said "Oh you're such a good girl". She stood up, did the arched back stretch move, looked at me, sauntered over and lay down on my legs. She is now all snuggled in my duvet on top of me and as many cat owners know that when this happens you just can't move because...well..you can't...

It's not such a bad thing. I don't really have anything I have to do today. The weather is cold and yucky so it feels like snuggle weather. I have my laptop and the tv controller is within reach. Coffee is gone so that part sucks.
Oh well. Guess I'll have to just suck it up and stay in bed for a while. Cats make life so tough sometimes.

"Oh you're such a good girl."
posted by Jalliah at 8:28 AM on December 30, 2016 [3 favorites]


MetaFilter: just suck it up and stay in bed for a while
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:33 AM on December 30, 2016 [3 favorites]


Cats do not need the approval of a clearly lesser species.
posted by jeather at 9:10 AM on December 30, 2016



It's now been an hour and a half and I'm still in bed it pretty much the same position. Cat shows no signs of moving.
Now reaching the point of principle or maybe battle, "WHO IS GOING TO MOVE/BREAK FIRST!"
posted by Jalliah at 10:05 AM on December 30, 2016 [3 favorites]


Couldn't resist doing it with my dog, Indiana Bones.
posted by mollywas at 10:20 AM on December 30, 2016 [5 favorites]


Dogs are such sluts.

Can't decide whether to report for shaming...
posted by Thorzdad at 10:28 AM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Hey, what a great thread this is! Which thread is a great thread!

[waiting for reaction]
posted by not_on_display at 11:30 AM on December 30, 2016 [4 favorites]


I am just an automaton, whose main function is using a "gooey" voice to say "aw, look at those nice guys!" or "what a good doggie" whenever I see a photo of a canine or group of them.

At this point, it could be a photo of a mangy, snarling wolf completely smeared in the offal of a beloved family member as it stands over their savaged corpse and I would be all "looks like wolfy-wolf needs a ba-ath!"
posted by maxwelton at 2:10 PM on December 30, 2016 [3 favorites]


Try saying "Pretty kitty!" to your cat. One of my cats is very, very, very happy that we finally discovered her true name, Pretty Kitty.
posted by The corpse in the library at 4:00 PM on December 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


Pretty kitty
posted by janey47 at 9:37 PM on December 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


I've taken to calling my in-laws fluffy golden retriever a "cinnamon roll". He doesn't quite get it, especially when no actual edible cinnamon rolls appear.
posted by PearlRose at 7:21 PM on December 31, 2016


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