16 Men Who’d Do Anything for the Pets They “Never Wanted”

4 years ago

As odd as it may sound, there’s something we need to accept: some people don’t really enjoy being around animals. Their relationship with anyone’s pet seems dry or non-existent. So much so, that you can’t imagine them sharing their home with a small, 4-legged friend of their own. But is there really anyone who’s been known to resist a furry animal’s cuteness and beauty?

If you don’t know the answer, Bright Side wants to help you make a decision by showing you proof that discredits the idea that some people can resist an animal’s charm. At the end of the article, you’ll find a bonus feature with even more stories!

1. “My dad who ’didn’t want a cat’ showing Lucas every item from his recent grocery trip because ’he wants to see what we’ve got.’”

2. “My dad was really sad when my sister and I moved out but categorically refused to get a dog. My mom got one anyway. This is them now.”

3. “Just another dad surrounded by the pets he never wanted”

4. “No dogs allowed in bed. Exceptions were made.”

5. “From a dad who did not want a pet to a pet who does not want a dad...”

6. “Who does he think I am? His father? I think so.”

7. Dad: “No, I don’t want pets, who will take care of them when we’re on vacation?”

Also dad: *shares his salmon*

8. “’Why would you ever want a rodent in your house?’ My dad said almost 4 years ago when we got our chinchilla. Now he takes every chance he gets to watch TV with her.”

9. “This is my ’what do you want a cat for, I’m allergic?!’ friend. Now he runs around barking like a dog when the cat is bullied by other cats in the garden. So she waits for him until she hears his car.”

10. Dad: “I don’t want a pet, so stop pestering me about it.” Also Dad: “Please go on vacation so I can hang out with my grandson again.”

11. “My dad had to catsit for me last week. He refuses to get another pet. The whole sunroom was converted into a cat playground when I came to pick him up.”

12. “I caught him hugging the giant dog he didn’t want. He was also singing the dog his own personal song.”

13. “He refused to stand up because ’she’d had a long day and needed the nap.’”

14. “From ’it’s not a real dog’ to dancing together...”

15. “From ’we don’t need a rat in the house’ to ’don’t forget his pillow, the cart is too cold for him.’”

16. “My dad reading the news with ’that dog’”

Bonus: More scenes involving men and cats






Do you know a man who refused to have a pet but now does and they’re inseparable? Tell us in the comment section and if you have photos, show them to us — we may write an article with them in!

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My dad said he really did not like our cat when we were children, every now and again I would catch h giving the cat some fuss!


The guy with the chinchilla is just too cute omg!!!! I need one ??? Are they easy to take care of?


Me and my boyfriend stayed together.....someone gave me a kitten.......i was away at work, and he had to go take the kitten for me.......He refused to touch it..he called me on phone, bawling and screaming that.....We are not staying with a kitten in the house.....Lol, i kept quiet....After like 3 weeks, he bathes her daily (i have to stop him sometimes lol) and they take cute kitten selfies together, and send to me, while im away.................it was the cutest transformation ive ever seen....xx


My husband said, “‘No more old dogs, no more wonky one eyed dogs, no more limping three legged dogs, no more pee on my couch, have no bladder control dogs.. Then I get this text, “On your way home buy her a cozy bed, variety of soft food for her teeth and see if you can find a handyman to build her a ramp for the stairs. Also, she needs diapers.”

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My dad said he didn't want to hold my new hamster at all, and now whenever he sees my holding my little hammy he comes in the room to hold him too and give him seeds :)


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