I have a burning question about pets that no one can ever seem to answer. Are they “pets” because you “pet” them, or do you “pet” them because they’re “pets”???
dog eyeing starbucks bag
(jessie refuses to answer me. she just wants my food)

Seriously. This has been driving me nuts for years. Ask my husband. I’m driving him nuts too.

Anyway, Lord knows I take enough photos of my pets, so I figured I’d share a bunch of them with you.

Sorry if you are not an animal lover, you might want to come back tomorrow. Or succumb to the cuteness instead!

“oh great… here we go with the pet photos!”

There is a lot of cuteness to succumb to – although, I admit, I’m a bit biased.  Moving on…

Does anybody know where Chester went?!

silly dog hiding under covers

Seriously… I can’t find him anywhere.

dog paws under covers

This one… I can’t even….

silly dog laying on her back

…and then there’s this one…

fat cat sitting by window, too fat to fit on arm of couch

He’s too fat to fit on the arm of the couch. Sigh.

The Hubbs is going to kill me for posting this but Jessie is so cute with her daddy.

little german shepherd mix dog with her daddy

…when she doesn’t want to get away.

I love these two!

dogs sitting together so cute

And then (of course) there’s Instagram!

pet instagram collage
(if you are not already rolling your eyes at the crazy pet mom photos, you can follow me on instagram by clicking here)

Ok, I’m done now.

Now I’m really done. I promise.

  • Kristen @ KV Confessions

    Not rolling my eyes – your babies are so cute! I’m a furmom as well to 2 mini doxies, and I’m pretty sure I instagram them more than myself! Oh and P.S. I looked up the history of the word “pet” (I know I’m weird). Here’s your answer!

  • dancingwithashley

    Haha!!! they really are SO cute!! I like the paw picture. I have no idea…I”m going to read click on that website that Kristen just posted and find out!

  • Niki Caron

    Awesome! I don’t know why by I never thought to google it! Thanks girl :)

  • Niki Caron

    Haha thanks Ashley!

  • Janine Huldie

    Oh totally Happy Thursday and your pets are seriously too cute. And loved seeing all the photos here. And so not sure which came first kind of like the chicken and the egg. Still so stumped over that one, lol!!

  • Stephanie

    This pictures are soooo cute! :)

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  • Helenesula

    haha what a great question!! and love the pics of your pets!

  • Borjana Radovic

    So inspiring,doll!! Keep rocking;-)

  • Carly

    Ha, great question…who knows! Love the pet montage..animal lover over here…two mini doxies that are crazy and my fur babies…. Thanks for popping by:) Have a great Memorial weekend.

  • Alyssa

    Ah your babies are so adorable! I never get sick of pet pictures. Ever. Keep them coming!

  • Niki Caron

    It is like the chicken or the egg!!! Haha

  • Niki Caron

    Thanks girl!

  • Niki Caron

    Aww doxies are so adorable! Love! Have a fabulous weekend!

  • Niki Caron

    Haha thanks Alyssa!!

  • Jill Johnson

    Umm…I want more, please! I could look at pet pictures all day. I love your babies…so cute!

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  • becauseshannasaidso

    You are not crazy pet mom….I love these pictures….they are your babies!! I post about my babies all the time!! :) That’s what moms do!!! :)

  • Niki Caron

    True, true! Thanks Shanna!! xoxo

  • Niki Caron

    Thank you!

  • tzangas

    That first picture is the cutest!

  • Camille Griffiths

    Hah, great shots! Your pets are so cute. And now you got me wondering about the pet/pet thing… Lol.

  • Sarah Thomas

    Your babies are SO cute!! Love this!

  • kelsey bang

    love your cute pets! I always like to think of them as friends…but I dont know how the name pet came about..thats a good question…

  • Niki Caron

    Thank you!

  • Niki Caron

    Haha what is the answer!

  • Niki Caron

    I love that one!!

  • Niki Caron

    I think of them as friends too :) Haha it IS a good question, right?!!

  • Robin

    I adore my dog, Zuzu and I love your pics. As for the “pet” issue…guess it is right up there with the chicken and the egg! Have a great one!

  • Niki Caron

    Haha right?! Zuzu is such a cute pup name!

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    I’m always on board for a pets thread! Super cute babies you got there.

  • Rebecca Ann

    So it took me a few days to get to see this post, and I adore all of your babies!

    Also, I googled. This may or may not be the actual answer to your question, but it’s interesting nonetheless:


  • Niki Caron

    Yay! So we call them pets because we pet them! :)

  • Niki Caron

    Haha thank you!

  • brittany

    OMG your babies are adorable!! I just want to cuddle with em! I love animals, especially dogs and horses! ahh. not sure how to answer that question, but i heard that your pets choose their owners(buddies) in a way. also, do you know in order to follow someone on instagram, does the person need an iphone to get/have an IG account?

  • Niki Caron

    Aw thank you! I love horses too! Regarding Instagram, I do believe you have to have a phone or tablet that’s compatible with the app. I don’t think it will let you create an account without downloading the actual app.

  • brittany

    :) yes, they are so sweet. Oh ok, that’s what I was kinda thinking! thanks :)