Happy Mother's Day photos of animal moms and their babies

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

 

The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Black and white mama cat and lookalike kitten

 

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

 

You kids are going to drive me crazy!

Mama dog with her litter of puppies

 

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

Labrador mix mom dog with her litter of puppies

 

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

Group of a mixed breed litter of pups lined on Kuranda bed

 

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

Litter of puppies looking extremely cute together on a dog bed

 

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

Mom cat looking at her gray tabby kitten

 

Shhhh. I just got them to sleep.

Torbie mom cat with her litter of kittens nursing

 

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

Adorable puppy lying down on his back with his paws up

 

Got milk?

Volunteer getting ready to feed a bottle to a neonatal kitten

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Photos by Best Friends staff