19 People Who Were Against Keeping Pets, but Can’t Live Without Them Now

4 years ago

Many people can’t even think about getting a pet: they simply don’t like dogs or cats. But as soon as these people let 4-legged friends into their homes, they fell in love with them and it’s incredibly cute.

Bright Side is certain that all people adore animals deep inside their hearts. Those who think they don’t just haven’t had the chance to spend enough time with them! The people featured in this article prove that we’re absolutely right. At the end of this article, you’ll see a person’s emotions when they finally get a dog after 4 years of saying they’d never do so.

19. “’A dog will never be allowed in my car or on my bed.’ - my dad”

18. “My 79-year-old dad went from ’I don’t want that cat.’ to carrying her to ’her room’ for bed each night.”

17. “My mom used to say, ’That dog is never staying in my house.’ ”

16. “Found a lost dog and convinced my parents to watch her while we looked for her owner. An hour after dropping her off, my mom sent me this.”

15. “My mom went out for a new fish tank filter and came home with this little lady.”

14. “My father who adamantly ’didn’t want another cat’ called my phone to ask me to turn off the bath because he was busy.”

13. “Dad was always telling me how much he hates my cat. Came to visit for the holiday and found them like this.”

12. “I present to you, my dad who didn’t ever want another dog.”

11. “After swearing to never own another dog, my stepdad just took in this stray that followed him home last night.”

10. “This is my dad who ’hates cats’ and ’will never have a cat in his house’ cuddling with our kitten.”

9. “My dad is ’not a dog person’... Here he is with my dog on the way to the beach.”

8. “My dad (who didn’t like cats) and my cat watching TV”

7. “’We’re never getting a dog.’ - my mom for 2 decades”

6. “My dad won’t admit it, but I think he likes the kittens my sister is raising.”

5. “Never wanted a cat growing up and now I don’t know what I’d do without him. Meet Fletcher!”

4. “When he was a puppy, my mom refused to even touch him for months. Now, she cooks and gives him sweet potatoes every day.”

3. “My grandma who didn’t want a cat”

2. “My dad hated cats and was pissed when I brought her home, but now, 3 years later, he’s showing her cat videos while she sits in his lap. She also sleeps with him every night.”

1. “My dad went from ’I don’t like cats’ to claiming my sister’s kitten as his own.”

Bonus: “After 4 years of begging, my mom finally let my dad get a puppy!”

Do you or your friends have a similar story about a pet that managed to conquer everyone’s hearts? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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I did not want a dog but my 4 yr old did and grandpa got the one she fell in love with. Five years later, he sleeps with me every night, follows me from room to room and snuggles with me all the time.
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I can relate to that! I brought a homeless cat home, when I was a kid.Parents were mad, but at the end they surrendered. He became their "little baby" at the end, haha.
I mean, how can you resist to these fluffy cuties??

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