Thanks, mom

Need a cure for the Monday blues? Our photo feature is here to help provide a brief diversion from your workday routine with a small dose of squee, wow and awwww. Enjoy!

Everyone knows that the maternal bond transcends all species. So what better way is there to celebrate Mom than to share ultra-cute Mother's Day images of animals with their babies, litters of pups and kittens? So thank you to all moms, both two- and four-footed, for your steadfast devotion and unconditional love.

 

Umm, a little help here!

Adorable tabby kitten falling into food bowl, happy Mother's Day pictures

 

The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Black and white mama cat and kitten, pictures Mother's Day

 

Let’s see who can be quiet the longest.

Mama terrier mix dog with litter of pups

 

Wanna smell my puppy breath?

Labrador retriever mix puppy looking at camera with mama dog in the background showing maternal bond

 

My favorite taxi service: Mom.

Fluffy terrier mix puppy in a pocket, pictures of happy Mother's Day

 

You kids are going to drive me crazy!

Motherly animals, mama dog with her litter of puppies, happy Mother's Day images

 

The diner is closed. Just kidding — I’m Mom. It’s always open.

Animal mothers and babies, Labrador mix mom dog with her litter of puppies, mother's love pictures

 

Hi Mom! Nope, we aren’t up to anything.

Group of a mixed breed litter of pups lined on Kuranda bed, happy Mother's Day pics

 

We’ve been good. Is our time out over yet?

Mother's Day pic of puppies looking extremely cute, Mother's Day images

 

Why? Because I’m your mother and I said so — that’s why!

Mom cat looking at her gray tabby kitten, happy Mother's Day photos

 

Shhhh. I just got them to sleep.

Torbie mom cat with her litter of kittens, photos Mother's Day

 

Quit it — that tickles. Hee hee, no, keep going.

Adorable puppy with lying down on his back with his paws up, photos for Mother's Day

 

Got milk?

Getting ready to feed a bottle to a neonatal kitten, Mother's Day pic

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Photos by Best Friends staff