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30+ Pets Looking At Their Owners With So Much Love In Their Eyes, It Might Just Heal Your Soul

We understand it’s been a difficult year for you, Pandas. However, it is now time to begin the mending process. And we hope that this list, which includes animals peering deep into their owners’ souls with love in their eyes, makes you smile and gives you the energy to give it your all this week.

We have gathered some of the most wholesome photographs for you to enjoy from the r/Catsmirin and r/DogsMirin subreddits (both of which are well worth following), so go ahead and give each pet a soft pet by clicking the upvote button next to the photos. You know you need it in your life, so go ahead and get it. (I have to say, writing on this essay has been quite beneficial to me, especially for my mental health!)

Below is our conversation with the Arizona Humane Society about how sociable pets are and how they respond to changes in their owners’ moods, so read on to discover something new!

(h/t: boredpanda)

#1 His Daughter Taught Him How To Take Selfies And This Is What The Result Was

#3 Lolita’s First Night At Home!

According to a representative from the Arizona Humane Society, how we, the owners, act and behave can have a huge impact on our dogs' behavior.

“A few studies have revealed that pets can mirror their owners' moods and are sensitive to human feelings of stress and anxiety,” the AHS spokesperson explained, adding that our furry pals pick up on our body language, tone of voice, and other clues that can suggest our uneasiness.

#6 Just Rescued My Baby Girl From Being Put Down 5 Months Ago! Most Loving Dog I’ve Ever Known

However, the pet expert told that we shouldn't be too concerned about our anxiety or tension 'infecting' animals. “Pet owners do not need to be concerned about this because pets are more of a social support for us, just as we are for them.”

This does not, however, imply that we are free to do anything we want without regard for our dogs. According to the AHS representative, we are still in charge of our pets' medical and emotional health care, which is required for them to live long and happy lives full of love (and, hopefully, soul-piercing stares full of love).

#8 Princess Betty And I Had Almost 16 Years Of Loving Gazes But This Is My Favorite

#9 Melt My Heart Why Don’t You!

“Providing our pets with the physical and mental care they need, as well as plenty of love and safety, will ensure a lifetime of reciprocated love and affection between our four-legged companions and their human families.”

#10 Stepdad Was Adamant That We Weren’t Getting A Dog. He Still Calls Her A Gremlin, But I Think Their Love Is Pretty Mutual

#11 Delta Loves Her Dad! This Picture Just Cracks Me Up Haha

#12 Charlie Looking Up At Me

Dr. Kristyn Vitale of Oregon State University's Human-Animal Interaction Lab and we discussed connection between cats and their owners earlier.

Dr. Vitale said that, "Our research has proved that pet cats can build stable, affectional attachment ties with their owners."

#14 Max And I Have Been Together For 17 Years And He Still Tries To Guilt Me Into Feeding Him Early

#15 Adopted This Lil Guy 4 Months Ago, He Was The Last Of His Litter Adopted Because He Was So Shy. Now He Won’t Leave Me Alone!

“The majority of cats can rely on their owners for comfort and security, particularly in stressful or new settings. Dr. Vitale added, "Our research has also revealed that cats may be quite social with their owners, especially when their owners pay attention to them."

#17 This Is My Favorite Picture Of Us. She Was My Best Friend

#18 Husband Came Back Home After A Couple Days. This Is How The Cat Looked At Him While He Slept

However, there is still a lot of mystery surrounding cat-human relationships. “Kittens aged 3 to 8 months, as well as adult cats, form strong ties with their owners. However, we don't yet know how long it takes for cats to build ties with their owners," explained the animal bonding expert.

#19 Let A Mangy Stray Dog In From The Cold One Day, Years Later And She’s Never Stopped Looking At Me Like This

#21 He Turns Me Into A Puddle Every Day

"We do know that these relationships are difficult to break, at least in kittens." When we followed up with kittens, we found that 81 percent of them had the same attachment type as before (either secure or insecure). If a kitten was secure on the first test, they were likely to be secure on subsequent tests. We don't know how long these relationships take to form, but once they do, they appear to be rather stable.”

#22 I Originally Posted This On Another Subreddit. Was Told It’d Be A Good Fit Here

#23 This Kind Stranger Just Wanted To Play, I Obliged Him And He Loved Me For It

#25 They Sit Like This Nearly Every Night Before Bed

According to Dr. Vitale, we may keep the safe relationships we develop with our pets by being sensitive to them, particularly in stressful situations. “We know that how the caretaker handles unfavorable experiences has an impact on attachment relationships in individuals. So, if you know a stressful event is coming up, such as moving or taking your cat to the veterinarian, it's especially vital to be calm and give your cat good attention. This can help the cat regard you as a source of comfort and security in the future."

#28 Squid And My Dad

What kind of relationship do you have with your pets? Do they look into your soul with loving eyes, or do they simply let you know they're hungry? Do you have any beautiful pet images you'd like to share with us and the rest of the Readers? Please share it at the comment section below.

#29 Was Told This Would Be A Well Loved Post Here As She’s Smiling At Me

#30 Koji; 12 Weeks Old And Already Mirin. I Love This Little Fellow

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