Do you ever look at your furry friend with loving eyes only to witness how they start chewing on anything that crosses their way? Or how they snatch your tastiest bites right off the counter? And don’t get me started on their habit to run around the house at 3 AM like there’s no tomorrow. Well, animals never seem to stop surprising us with their quirky behaviors and perplexing manners, but we know deep in our hearts that it’s all part of their charm.

They’re goofy, they’re adorable, and judging by the way they make everyone’s faces light up around them, pets truly are a wonder. Thanks to the Twitter account called 'Animals Going Goblin Mode', we get to witness hilarious pictures of "devious creatures that like creeping around and engaging in shenanigans."

Just take a look at how cats, dogs, and even raccoons tried to act all mischievous, yet ended up brightening the day for everyone. Below, we wrapped up a collection of pictures that vividly illustrate how pets make their owners anything but bored. Upvote the ones you enjoyed most and be sure to share your thoughts with us in the comments!

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shodokai
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4 months ago

Orc mode

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glowworm2
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4 months ago

Who’s a cute little demon from the bowels of Hades? It’s you!

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SunshineBurrito
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4 months ago

Spider cat, spider cat, does whatever a cat does, can it swing from the walls, no it can’t, it’s a cat, look ouuuuuutttttt, here comes Spider-Cat

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Even though the 'Animals Going Goblin Mode' Twitter page has been active on the social platform only since April 2022, it’s already gained a strong foothold there. It has amassed over 107K followers at the time of writing, so it seems to have found the recipe for success.

In case you've never heard of the term "goblin mode", it could be described as a way of life that allows people to ditch societal norms and embrace their primary instincts. According to Dave McNamee, a self-described "real-life goblin", it could be considered to be a frame of mind, rather than a permanent identity.

"Goblin mode is like when you wake up at 2am and shuffle into the kitchen wearing nothing but a long T-shirt to make a weird snack, like melted cheese on saltines," he told The Guardian. "It’s about a complete lack of aesthetic. Because why would a goblin care what they look like? Why would a goblin care about presentation?"

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muffin woman
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4 months ago

Why is this every cat at night time?

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Theo Lee
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4 months ago

That face!! :)

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Katie Bowman
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4 months ago

Most succulents are safe for cats. Many cats, though, are not safe for succulents.

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Well, when it comes to our four-legged friends featured in this list, some of them definitely seem to agree with Dave’s line of thinking. However, it’s important to remember that even the quirkiest animal behaviors are usually based on their instincts. For example, Anita Kelsey, a certified and vet-referred cat behavior expert and author of Let's Talk About Cats, told us in a previous interview that strange behavior is far from unusual in the animal world.

"We cannot explain all things to do with cats and I still come across the odd cat in my behavior practice whereby I will have no idea why they are doing a particular thing," she said. "Generally, a cat acting 'out of character' would signify there’s a conversation to be had to understand why."

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Taryn Bailey
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4 months ago

Growing up, we had to stop putting candy canes on the Christmas tree for that exact reason.

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muffin woman
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4 months ago

That face is making me lol.

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muffin woman
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4 months ago

I count 7 eyes and 7 tails. Does each cat only have 1 eye??

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While the feline actions of your house cat may seem perplexing, Kelsey mentioned that usually their behaviors are based on evolutionary traits and instincts. "Cats are very curious animals, so lots of things they do out of curiosity do land them into trouble, which could be classified as strange when being viewed from the outside. A cat does not act mysteriously just for fun, that is human labeling," Kelsey explained. 

To understand our pet actions, we should get to know our four-legged friends better to notice changes in their behavior. "When a human knows their cat well, including the typical structure of their day and behaviors, it is easy to spot worrying changes," the expert said. "An example of this is sleeping for longer than usual, hiding away from their guardians, lack of interest in play or food, not going outside anymore if free-roaming, toileting outside of the litter tray, or aggression that isn’t normally there."

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Theo Lee
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4 months ago

The second picture looks like a ghost 🤔

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Bonesko
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4 months ago

Set Dobby free! He's done enough! 😁

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Lauren Ward
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4 months ago

'Remember that time you chewed my little gray mouse?'

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As we all know, the company of a furry friend can be immensely fulfilling and comes with plenty of positive benefits that improve our quality of life. We previously had a chat with Shari Botwin, LCSW, a trauma specialist, therapist, and author of Thriving After Trauma, about how our beloved animals could be the best antidote for our troubles.

"Through the years, I have met so many clients that have adopted cats and dogs, and then have told me it’s changed the course of their lives moving forward. When people struggle with things like depression, anxiety, and PTSD, they use their pets as a source of comfort and hope," she told us.

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Theo Lee
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4 months ago

Spider cat, spider cat,

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muffin woman
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4 months ago

It looks like Mark Zuckerberg a little

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Snowbyrd23
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4 months ago

We need a young priest and an old priest. Stat!

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"In my life earlier, when I was in recovery from extensive childhood abuse, I adopted a dog. On many occasions, I had a choice to act on feelings of self-destruction or look at my dog and say she is the thing that needs me, and this is why I will continue to take good care of myself. Some people will tell their animals: 'You are the reason I am still alive!'".

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Sheila Weila
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4 months ago

I hate it when that happens.

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Court Jester
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4 months ago

What I feel like every time I try to tear a square in public bathrooms...

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Theo Lee
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4 months ago

If I fits, I sits ??

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So if you are "feeling unsafe or that your world is unraveling in front of you, be sure to find ways to create safety." Botwin advised you to stay connected to the people you love the most: "Call someone. FaceTime someone. Find a place in your home that makes you feel comfortable and spend time there when you feel anxious." And, most importantly, "Grab a hold of your pet and think about all the love you feel between you and your animal family member," she suggested. 

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Theo Lee
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4 months ago

Help!!

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Court Jester
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4 months ago

I feel ya kitty.

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glowworm2
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4 months ago

Look at this cute little potato!

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Lynne Hammar
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4 months ago

This is why we can never have anything nice!!!

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4 months ago

Look at that face!!!!

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egracec
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4 months ago

Little one will definitely not be hunting by smell when it gets older.

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Sheila Weila
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4 months ago

They don't make shower curtains the way they used to.

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Theo Lee
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4 months ago

Nothing to see here.. move on

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JoyfulZebra
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4 months ago

Naaaaaaa!! Zabenyaaaaaaa!!

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Michael Jean
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4 months ago

OW! OW! OW!

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Karl Leaning
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4 months ago

shhh... just sleep...

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Lauren Ward
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4 months ago

'Well if you filled my bowl up more...'

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Mozzarella
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4 months ago

Well he don’t give a damn

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Karl Leaning
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4 months ago

you gotta clean under that sofa lady!

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Raccoon panda
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4 months ago

Chipucabra!

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Mozzarella
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4 months ago

Helppppppppoo meeeeeehhhgh

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Will sell soul for corn chip
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4 months ago

Self care days be like

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Be Nice
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4 months ago

“I said you are doing it wrong!”

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Mozzarella
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4 months ago

Can’t blame him

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Leslie Bryant
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4 months ago

That's what happens when you take a tumble in the dryer.

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Will sell soul for corn chip
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4 months ago

BAP BAP

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Lynne Hammar
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4 months ago

I'm helping the leaves breathe...

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Maxi
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4 months ago

Granddad.

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glowworm2
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4 months ago

Grandma, I think I found your dentures!

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muffin woman
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4 months ago

He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake...

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Theo Lee
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4 months ago

High on catnip

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Raccoon panda
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4 months ago

I’ll be honest. Between kids and wild animals, my mother was foolish enough to choose a wild animal. That’s how she got stuck with me.

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Kathryn Baylis
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4 months ago

Now he’s trying to figure out how to open that door.

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JoyfulZebra
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4 months ago (edited)

Why does he remind me of Cotton Hill?

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K-Hey
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4 months ago

Now preforming: D**k Grayson!!

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Court Jester
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4 months ago

".....and then you pat the soil down tight..."

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Be Nice
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4 months ago

“Tell Santa I want more catnip!”

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