7 cute animal shenanigans at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

From silly faces to strange hiding places, check out these delightful animal antics from dogs, cats, goats, birds and pigs at Best Friends.
By Sarah Thornton

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Hiding in the laundry basket, sticking their whole bodies in containers of food, climbing under the fitted sheet as the bed is being made: Animals have a knack for getting into weird places and strange situations. But even when they’re being a little mischievous, it’s endearing. Our beloved pets can always make us laugh. If you’re lucky, sometimes you can even manage to snap a photo before they sit up and pretend like everything’s normal. The shenanigans of the animals at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary certainly keep everyone here in good spirits. Here are some silly moments we caught on camera.


Augustus the goat climbing up and sticking his tongue out

Augustus is just getting into the spirit of mischief — sticking his tongue out with a playful head tilt. What could he be up to?


Trusty the dog standing on a desk

Everyone expects a cat up on the counter, but a dog? Maybe Trusty is just trying to help. Or maybe he’s looking for the squeeze cheese. (It’s right behind you, Trusty.)


Jinksies the cat hiding in a red cloth bag

Jinksies is trying very hard to hide in this bag. He’s probably hoping no one notices until they get home. Then they have to keep him, right?

Jinksies (again)

Jinksies the cat lying under a pile of warm clean linens

Again, Jinksies? Caregiver Christa Bruno says she was unloading the dryer when she found him snuggled in the warm linens. “I didn’t know he was there and piled the laundry up more. He didn’t even move.”


A collage of two photos of Willow the pig, one hidden under a blue blanket and one peeking out from under the blanket

Can you spot the pig? When it was feeding time, caregivers came out and found Willow completely covered in a blanket, imitating the igloo next to her.


Fozzy the cat with his head in a Temptations treat container eating his fill

Fozzy is not afraid to go after what he wants. And what he wants is treats. This unsupervised container of Temptations was too much of a … temptation.


Clancy found a fun new toy in Parrot Garden’s kitchen ― a set of measuring spoons. Hopefully no one needs these anytime soon, because it looks like he wants to keep them.


Siren the cat hiding a the bottom drawer of a file cabinet

Surely a drawer full of medicine can’t be comfortable. But Siren thinks it’s a great hiding spot, and the look on people’s faces when they open it and find her is just the best.

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Photos by Molly Wald, Linda Meadows, Tierney Sain, Joni Miller, Christa Bruno, Linda Meadows and Lauren Ross

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