Have you ever been scared by your pet? You look over at them and your heart drops only to realize it’s not what it looks like? These pet owners have and they have the photos to prove it.
It turns out that most of the time these unpleasant surprises are our eyes playing tricks on us and it’s only an optical illusion. So it’s not like our dogs and cats are purposely trying to scare us. But that doesn’t make the visual any less funny or any less frightening. Check out these hilarious pictures of cats and dogs who almost gave their owners a heart attack. Almost.
This long dog has a section missing!
This dog with pinecone in his mouth made his human think they’d encountered Carcharoth, also known as the Red Maw, and the greatest werewolf who ever lived from Lord of the Rings.
This dog took a break from chewing on his rawhide to scare the sh** out of his human.
This cat owner “nearly had a heart attack” when she thought her cat’s leg went missing. Those fuzzy toys can really be deceiving.
This prompted a dog owner’s response. CerenGookce’s dog grew an extra appendage! (Plus, poor teddy!)
Candy the Corgi got into some fruit jam (or was it dragon fruit) and it looked like a massacre!
This peek-a-boo cat freaked out their human.
This Twitter user’s dog prompted a social media firestorm. Had her dog turned into a goat? Some weird animal?
When a kitten got into a package of paprika, their human got quite the fright.
Tiger! No wait…
This pet parent got woken up in the middle of the night to a notification that their security camera detected motion. “Cue instant heart attack.”
A contortionist dog created all kinds of confusion (and alarm).
When this human’s dog fell asleep under their daughter’s pillow it was a big-headed surprise.
Tomatoes were once known as the “devil’s fruit.”
My dog almost gave me a heart attack today, I thought she attacked our other dog outside and had blood all over her face. Then I saw a seed and realized she got into the tomatoes. from r/AnimalsBeingDerps
Ever been in a garage, moving things around when you see something that makes your heart jump?
There’s nothing quite like a real life Cerberus at the door to get the blood pumping!