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Healthy Eating Inspiration From 16 Precious Animals Who Love Their Veggies

If you’re a parent, then you know the never-ending battle to get your kids to eat their vegetables.

As we’ve seen countless times before, trying to force your children to eat their daily servings of veggies simply doesn’t work. And although we can attempt to mask them in a variety of ways, somehow our children always figure out what’s going on.

Maybe children just need a dependable voice of reason to steer them toward a healthier lifestyle — and who better to persuade them to abandon candy and sweets for carrots and beets than a lovable animal? I guarantee that once you show your kids these 16 cuties that love snacking on healthy treats, they’ll want in on some veggie action, too.

1. This pooch can hardly wait for his owner to finish cooking his favorite veggies.

2. Cats and dogs can agree on at least one thing — veggies are the bomb!

3. This health-conscious capybara loves to mix his veggies in with oatmeal to help start his day off right.

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4. This sloth can’t even be bothered to change out of his pajamas before indulging in some veggie goodness.

A baby sloth in pajamas just eating her veggies…

5. Stop fighting with your kids and show them this lovable hedgehog gnawing on a green pepper.

6. “Hey Mr. Cat, would you like to join the Bunny family for a delicious vegetarian dinner?”

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7. Did somebody order a salad with a side of cuteness?

8. Doug the Pug eats his fruits and veggies. Kids, be like Doug the Pug.

Read More: Adorable Baby Otters Make The Cutest Squeaking Noises While Eating Their Food

9. I may not be the biggest fan of brussels sprouts, but these pups sure are.

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10. These pups enjoy their greens so much, they eat them straight from the garden.

11. I kept waiting for this cockatiel to verbally declare his love of broccoli, but I guess watching him eat it is good enough.

12. This hamster goes HAM on his veggies.

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13. “Please, Mom, can I have some more?”

14. Chewbacca the Sloth probably won’t be hitting the gym anytime soon, but at least he has a healthy diet.

15. That face says it all.

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Read More: He Put A Plate Of Cucumbers In Front Of His Dog – Now Watch What The Pup Does…

16. This cat might not belong to the Clean Plate Club, but at least she tried something new.

Be sure to share these veggie-loving animals with your family and friends. Let’s start a vegetable revolution!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/veggie-loving-animals/

Hawk Tries To Eat Chicken. Duck Friend Says HELL NAW And Saves The Day!

We all hear plenty of amazing stories about people saving dogs, cats, and other creatures from being killed, but animals rescuing animals? Not as much.

But as this heroic duck proves, it definitely happens — just ask the chicken whose life he saved. For those who own chickens, hawks can be a huge nuisance because they frequently attack and kill the birds right in people’s backyards.

This one was about to become a hawk’s lunch, but his feathered friend refused to let that happen.

When Felix the duck saw what was going on, he wasn’t afraid to waddle over and give the hawk a piece of his mind.

Watch as he scares the predatory bird away from his friend. Great job, Felix!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/duck-saves-chicken/

16 Hilarious Dogs That Really, REALLY Love When Their Humans Come Home

In the never-ending battle between cats and dogs, there’s one huge advantage that is guaranteed to put our canine friends in the lead.

After a long, hard day at work, our doggy pals never fail to lose their minds when we walk through the door, but honestly, can you blame them? I’d go crazy for any form of contact after spending most of the day home alone.

Whether they’re doing their happy dance or literally jumping for joy, there’s just something about seeing a dog get overly excited to be reunited with their owners that sends my heart aflutter. Here are some of my all-time favorite greetings that are sure to make your day.

1. “Put those bags down and let me love you!”

Read More: Family Goes To Pick Up Their Healthy Dogs Only To Find That One Of Them Has Died

2. “Hold me!”

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/doggy-greetings/

When He Woke Up From Surgery, Her Husband Had A Simple (Hilarious) Request

There’s no denying it — monkeys are pretty darn cute sometimes.

But they’re not exactly great pets. They can be temperamental…

Which isn’t ideal when you have expensive electronics around…

But when this man woke up from surgery, he didn’t care about that…

I mean, the man makes a compelling argument. The only things cats really do are lick themselves and fart.

Roxy (or Alex) will learn so many new tricks and eat bananas all day with him.

Then again, he could always just do this with his cat…

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/i-want-a-monkey/

Cat Has The Funniest Reaction Ever When A Scary Hand Monster Starts Approaching

For this ginger-colored tabby cat, there’s one thing that really makes him cower in fear.

You would have thought that little Marmalade had just watched a terrifying horror movie given his reaction to what he witnessed. You’ll be giggling when you see what made him totally lose it when Dad started recording!

Something tells me Dad gets a bit too much enjoyment out of scaring his kitty friend.

Cats are adorably weird, aren’t they? Be sure to share this with all the kitty lovers in your life!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/scaredy-cat/

20 Animals That’ll Grow Up To Be Big And Tough…But Totally Aren’t There Yet

One of my biggest fears in life is encountering a wild animal that wouldn’t think twice about killing me on the spot.

Lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!) are pretty ferocious predators as adults, but my fears just melt away when I see them as tiny babies learning how to navigate the world. Maybe it’s their wobbly movements or precious little faces — but either way, there’s absolutely nothing scary about them.

If you’re having a rough day and need a pick-me-up right about now, here are 20 animals that will be super intimidating as adults but are too cute for words right now as babies.

1. Tiger cubs are actually just scaredy cats.

Read More: When This Puppy Hears The Phone Ring, He Has The Funniest Reaction

2. Just kidding — bear cubs really are.

3. “MOM STAHP.”

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4. And here’s the most adorable interaction you’ll see all day.

5. “This did not go as planned.”

Vicious hippo attack.

6. I could watch this little guy forever.

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7. “Ah yes. That’s the spot.”

8. Where do I sign up to play with this nugget?!

9. “Messy fur? I gotchu covered!”

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10. I wish anything excited me as much as that rock does to this rhino.

Baby rhino plays with a rock.

11. These two may be enemies in the wild, but all they know right now is that playing together is fun!

12. Somebody must’ve had a little too much milk.

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13. It doesn’t get much more precious than this.

14. He’s got the speed down, but his coordination might need a little work.

15. They still don’t have that whole snow thing figured out yet.

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16. “YOU CAN’T CAGE ME, PUNY HOOMAN.”

17. I never thought I’d say this, but now I want to cuddle a hyena.

Hyena cub loves tickles.

18. “How many times have I told you not the cross the street alone?!”

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19. Those cuddles could seriously brighten anyone’s day.

20. “I got dis…okay, I don’t got dis.”

Read More: You Can’t Blame This Husky For Anything If He Can’t Hear What You’re Saying — LOL

They won’t be tiny forever, but they’re definitely stealing my heart right now. Be sure to share these cuties with all the animal lovers in your life!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/adorably-ferocious-baby-animals/

What This Kitty Does With A Lemon Melted My Heart Into Pieces.

Cats are so darn cute. Well, DUH! That’s why we’re obsessed with taking videos and a bazillion photos of them, and watching more GIFs online than we care to admit. Everything they do seems like a capture worthy moment.

Especially this one. Here, our furry friend Princess decided to pick a fight with a piece of lemon. What happens next is awesome.

(via LaughingSquid)

We’re giving 2:1 odds on the cat in a rematch next week. Who’s in?

Read more: http://viralnova.com/kitty-lemon/

A Cat-Loving Pit Bull Finally Gets His Dream Gift…A Fluffy, Baby Kitten

If you’ve always believed that dogs don’t like cats, you need to see this cutie:

Okay…so maybe he just wanted a treat or to go outside, but in real life, some dogs do actually love having a tiny little fluff ball around all the time. Take Bubba, for instance…

The adorable pit bull was rescued from a shelter in Phoenix, Arizona, and immediately entered a home filled with a litter of kittens.

Say hello to Bubba!

When he was rescued, his new mom brought him home to a house full of stray kittens.

Her roommate had taken in a litter to get them ready for new homes. Bubba took an immediate liking to his furry friends.

When they were all adopted out, though, they left a little hole in the cutie’s heart.

So when his mom moved them across the country, she decided it was time to welcome a new family member…

Rue, a tiny rescued kitten, and Bubba (obviously) hit it off right away.

“She’s allll mine!”

This nap is too cute to handle!

Bubba is very protective of his new baby…and Rue doesn’t seem to mind it one bit.

The devoted dad loves to give Rue baths.

Because of his gentle, doting nature, the tiny kitten believes Bubba is her mom.

(via The Dodo)

Bubba and Rue’s human mother told The Dodo, “If I walk away somewhere, [Bubba] always follows me. Now I will say, ‘Go watch your sister,’ and he turns around and goes and watches where she is.” How cute is that?

If you’d like to follow along with this adorable little fur family, you can do so via their Instagram account. We can’t wait to watch them grow up together!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/bubba-dog/

He Was Separated From His Family For Years, But Watch What Happens When They Reunite

Being apart from the ones you love is a difficult burden to bear.

And, unfortunately, it is one this dog had to experience for five years.

The Humane Society of the United States was helping authorities rescue almost 200 dogs and cats from severe neglect in rural Adams County, Ohio. There were many animals that needed homes and help, but one dog stuck out in particular: a chocolate lab that was chained to the front of the property.

He was tangled in his chain and a deer carcass (which was presumably his only source of food). They scanned him for a microchip and discovered something amazing — his name was Chuckie and his family had been missing him for five long years!

Their love stayed strong over the years!

If you’d like to help the Humane Society rescue dogs like Chuckie (and other animals that are in desperate need of homes), please consider giving them a donation.

Sometimes, bad things happen to good people and pets…but it’s amazing to see it all come together like this!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/chocolate-lab-reunited/

Cheetahs Are High-Stress Animals, So Zoos Do Something Precious To Keep Them Calm

Despite being large predators who are able to move at seriously intimidating speeds, cheetahs are actually surprisingly shy.

Unfortunately, endangered cheetahs are so nervous and anxious that captive breeding programs designed to help preserve their species can be unsuccessful if the big cats don’t feel at ease in their environments. That’s where dogs come in. Across the country, zoos including the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and the Columbus Zoo have been pairing cheetahs with their own canine companions to keep them happy and comfortable — and it’s definitely working!

When cheetah cubs are a few months old, they first get to meet their new best friends through a fence, then on leashes if they get along well.

Once keepers are confident that they’ll be fine together, they’re both moved into a shared living space where they can play all they want!

“When you pair them, the cheetah looks to the dog for cues and learns to model their behavior. It’s about getting them to read that calm, happy-go-lucky vibe from the dog,” said Janet Rose-Hinostroza, animal training supervisor at the San Diego Zoo.

The dogs are also rescued from shelters, so the relationship is very beneficial to both of them.

You can learn more about these adorable friendships as well as how dogs are helping cheetahs in the wild below.

(via ThoughtCo.)

Once again, dogs prove that they are a seriously huge blessing to this earth. Share if you support these amazing programs for cheetah conservation!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/cheetah-support-dogs/

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