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65 Cute Farm Animals That Will Make Your Day

The cute animals will make you want to pack your bags and head out to the country.

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Four Chickens on Fence
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The cutest farm animals

Farms are one of the best places to find adorable and happy animals. If you’ve ever visited a farm you’ve most likely seen some cute bunnies, cute alpacas, cute pigs, and cute goats. Aren’t their funny faces just too much to handle?! We’ve gathered some of the most charming (and sometimes funny) pictures of farm animals that you’re sure to enjoy.

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a dog and a pig pose for a picture
Courtesy Nicki Parker

Gentle giant

This unlikely pair of pets are actually best friends, according to their human family, the Parkers. “We let Lucy outside temporarily on her dog run for her safety and Amos always comes running, actually waddling, for their playtime,” they told Reader’s Digest. We bet that’s a funny sight!

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chicken on farmers head
Courtesy Beverly McMullin/Country

Feathered hat

Blu McMullin doesn’t mind a bit when the chickens hop onto his hat. His mom, Beverly, says animals make Blu’s world a happy place.

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horse smiles for a selfie with woman
Courtesy Stacy Booth/Country

Say cheese

“I gave my best friend Ace a mint just before taking a selfie with him. Just as I clicked the camera, he made this face all on his own,” says Stacy Booth. If you like these cute farm animals you need to see these funny animal pictures.

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close up of earl the cow in the snow
Courtesy Madeline Gabel

Snow angel

“This is my steer, Earl. He is just basically a big baby, that weighs a ton. Earl enjoys eating, sleeping and attention,” says Madeline Gabel.

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two small goats in the doorway of a plastic play house
Courtesy Janeka Ausmus/Country

Playing house

“My miniature goat kids, Leo and Jude, were born in January of this year. I got them a playhouse and they play in it all the time,” says Janeka Ausmus. Trust us, you need these adorable animal pictures in your life.

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family naptime: on the couch, one cat and one dog; on the floor, one pig on top of one large dog
Courtesy Marie Rood

Family nap time

“After a morning of destroying the house, Ranger the Great Pyrenees, Miles the Mini Pig, Honey the Shih Tzu, and Liam the calico cat needed to take a much needed nap,” says Marie Rood. These funny photos will crack you up.

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young girl holding a chicken in each arm
Courtesy Cally Gustafson/Country


“My daughter Autumn holds our beloved chickens. These friendly family members love to bounce on the trampoline with her during their ‘backyard free time,’” says Cally Gustafson. These facts (and pictures!) prove that penguins are the most adorable animals.

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a chicken and a bunny play together in the snow
Courtesy Alyssa Sanelli

It’s the most bunny-ful time of the year

“Leo loves to hang out with the Ladies (chickens). Today he had something really exciting to tell them about something they had never experienced before….CHRISTMAS!!” says Alyssa Sanelli. Check out these happy pictures to brighten any day.

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a young girl feeding a goat in a field on a sunny day
Courtesy Aubrey Valentin/Country

Snack time

“Spud, the goat, will eat just about anything our two-year-old daughter, Mya, tries to put in his mouth, including this small sour apple from the apple tree,” says Aubrey Valentin. These pictures of baby animals will melt your heart.

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girl posing with donkey with their heads together
Courtesy Michael Lawing

Sharing a hee-haw

“My 7 year old daughter, Izzy, immediately made friends with Jack the donkey (Captain Jack). She loves to feed him apples and scratch his ears and face. Each time we pull into our drive past our little farmhouse towards the barn, Jack runs to greet Izzy,” says Michael Lawing. These animals can walk just minutes after they’re born!

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brown and white cow wearing a trucker hat
Courtesy Austin Foth/Country

Farmer’s tan

“Raising bottle calves is the best experience I have ever had. This bull calf likes to have fun and make me laugh,” says Austin Foth.

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dog standing against a fence to say hello to a horse
Courtesy Catherine Angelopoulos

Daily hellos

“Taz the Rottweiler and Amber the horse greet each other every morning!” says Catherine Angelopoulos. Can you guess these animals based on their footprints?

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orange kitten and black and white goat eye each other closely
Courtesy Stacy Barkan/Country

Farm friends

“When we got Oscar the cat, Scooter, our goat, wanted to meet him. The cat loves these goats so much now, that he actually sleeps when them every night. True friendship right here in this photo,” says Stacy Barkan.

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three goats sitting close together on a wooden platform
Courtesy Madge Fleece

We are family

“Mom and her two babies are inseparable!! They eat together, sleep together, play together. If one is there, the others are soon to follow. I had no idea goats had such strong family bonds,” says Madge Fleece. Goats are one of the cute farm animals that are fairly normal, but these are the weirdest animals found around the world.

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three pigs
Courtesy Nancy Chocker/Country

Three little pigs

“Hocus, Pocus, and Focus live on my cousin’s farm,” says Nancy Chocker.

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a small dog in a sweater meets a small goat in a sweater
Courtesy Kathie Beeson

The new collection

“Buddy and Mimi showing off their latest in winter fashion,” says Kathie Beeson. See if you can spot the animals camouflaged in these photos.

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a chicken sits and rides across the snowy ground on a wooden sled
Courtesy Erin Langsdorf/Country

Sledding time

“There’s nothing better than a pet chicken who enjoys everything you allow her to try! My son pulling her on his sled sure made this holiday season memorable,” says Erin Langsdorf.

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a cat hesitantly sniffs a baby alpaca in a basket on the dining room table
Courtesy Stacy Stahl

Alpaca your bags!

“Little Dood, the alpaca, was born premature, and lived in the house with me for two months while I bottle fed him. Sally, the cat, wasn’t so sure he liked this arrangement!” says Stacy Stahl. You can make these hilarious pet portraits for your own pet!

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chicken selfie
Courtesy Kait Margavio/Country

Chicken selfie

“This is my leghorn pullet, Foghorn, soaking up the sunshine after a few very cold days. I was trying to take a picture of some new guineas added to the flock, but she insisted on being in on the action,” says Kait Margavio.

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a cat and a cow see snow for the first time; stare at the ground
Courtesy Jeannie Konecne

Snow detectives

These pals are called Jack Jack and Stuffy, and they’ve been friends since birth. “These two love to chase each other, and saw snow for the very first time together,” says Jeannie Konecne. These are the silliest animal names.

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horse with hay around his head like a wig
Courtesy Candace Asbury/Country

Hay hair

“We had just placed a new round bale of hay outside for our horse Wrangler. As she eats, she makes a circle in the hay and will put her head inside to get another bite. When she pulled her head out, she looked so cute and funny,” says Candace Asbury.

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a cat and duck wait together on the deck outside a door
Courtesy Carol Kiser

They have an appointment

Gizmo the cat and Quackers the duck love nothing better than a good game together. “Play mates waiting to get in,” explains Carol Kiser. These cat memes will make you laugh every time.

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a girl, smiling, recoils from the chicken next to her
Courtesy Crystal Lawrence/Country

Nail polish pecker

“I love how candid and fun this photo is. The chicken wanted to peck her bright blue fingernails,” says Crystal Lawrence.

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a rooster with his feathers in a crazy "hair-do"
Courtesy Michael Tringali

Roosters have more fun

“Rod was aptly named after Rod Stewart because of his ‘Hairdo’ and fancy coat. He would strut around all day crowing while the hens followed,” says Michael Tringali. Rod would fit right in with the world’s most colorful animals.

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a young girl smiles next to a cow behind a fence leaning down to see her
Courtesy Joey Icenhour/Country

Photo bomb

“I was at the right place at the right time. We were doing a family shoot on a farm when this happened,” says Joey Icenhour.

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a dog nose-to-nose with a cow on the other side of the fence
Courtesy Lonnie Bane

Nose to nose

“Our dog and our longhorn cattle love each other and are always kissing noses through the fence,” says Lonnie Bane. These are the most strikingly beautiful animal photos.

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two cows trying to drink out of a hummingbird feeder
Courtesy Sheila Babin/Country

Really big hummingbirds

“Well, it looks like I put the bird feeder a little close to the fence. The cows thought they would just help themselves to a little snack,” says Sheila Babin.

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a dog peers in at two chickens in a chicken coop
Courtesy Kelli Proehl

Nosy neighbor

“Josie is a regular at the hen house as we feed every morning and harvest eggs every evening. She likes to peek in and see how the girls and Einstein are doing,” says Kelli Proehl. These dog puns might give you… paws.

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a small pigs pops out of a picnic basket
Courtesy Britney Denman/Country

Pignic basket

“Penny Lou is a mini piglet that loves food with a passion. She doesn’t want to share the picnic lunch with any of us, but we still love her and she makes us smile,” says Britney Denman.

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a yound boy and horse pose for the camera and both make funny faces
Courtesy Evelyn Rogers/Country

Same smiles

“When horses taste something they don’t like, they’ll put their lips up and look like they’re laughing. Our grandson decided to make a face like Midnight’s after she received a dose of medicine, and I was able to catch this spontaneous and hilarious moment,” says Evelyn Rogers. We bet even a horse would whinny at these horse puns.

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a cow licks a woman in the face
Courtesy Shantel Wenger/Country

Just a taste

“I love visiting my sister at the dairy farm where she works. It’s always fun to see the newborn calves as well as visit the heifers. The girls love the attention and will try to lick anything that is within reach,” says Shantel Wenger.

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a dog lays in the grass and eyes a small chick nearby
Courtesy Susan Fee

Pups and chicks

“Bandit was just a young pup, we had baby biddies all over the place but he wouldn’t harm a feather on any of them!” says Susan Fee. These pictures of tiny animals will melt your heart.

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goat close up
Courtesy Allison Geshinsky/Country

The flying goat

“This is one of my favorite pictures of one of my favorite goats, Charlie. I think his airplane ears are so unique, and I also love how this picture captures his friendly, bold personality,” says Allison Geshinsky.

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a cat "herds" chicks onto one side of their plastic pen
Courtesy Barb Betts

Like herding chicks

“Oscar is the best babysitter! He watches the baby chicks to be sure they are safe and loves to spend time with them!” says Barb Betts. Oscar joins the ranks of cats working from home.

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horse sticks his tongue out
Courtesy April Suprenant/Country

Neigh neigh boo boo

“While in Newport, Rhode Island, for a weekend we pulled over so I could take some photos of the horses. Little did I know that this horse didn’t like its photo taken and stuck its tongue out at me,” says April Surprenant.

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a dog lays down while three baby goats run around him
Courtesy Becky Wofford/Country

Babysitting the kids

“Our livestock guardian dog, Theodore, was patient while these triplets played ring around the rosy with him! He laid there for quite a while and let them play with his tail and jump all over him,” says Becky Wofford.

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one cow cleans another cow's face
Courtesy Candice Estep/Country

You got something right there

“We have an eclectic funny farm mix of animals. Seeing them all interact is fun. This particular moment caught my eye on one foggy morning, as our longhorn was helping lick the face of one of our white mixed breed steers,” says Candice Estep.

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two horses on a sunny day; one laughs
Courtesy Laurie Hiemenz

We’re laughing with you

“Noah and Huck are two of the horses at Freedom Ride in Orlando, where I have volunteered for almost 10 years. These two are together in the pasture- always! They are best buds. They wait for each other at the gate, graze side by side and share a laugh, usually at the humans’ expense!” says Laurie Hiemenz. Those horses might be laughing at these funny monkey pictures.

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cute young girl looking up at the duckling on her head
Courtesy Crystal Hunter/Country

Hello up there

“This photo of my youngest daughter, Anna, brings back so many happy memories of raising hens and chicks when our home-schooling science projects became pets,” says Crystal Hunter.

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young boy pulling a baby goat in a wheelbarrow
Courtesy Karen Dubose/Country

Wheelbarrow ride

“Jacob was so excited the first day he met our two-week-old baby goat, Henry. The little goat kid jumped into his wheelbarrow. Of course, the ride didn’t last long, as baby goats don’t sit still very long,” says Karen Dubose.

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a cat and a cow cuddle in the barn
Courtesy Allison Smith

Barn bros

“We picked up our young calf, Brutus, in the spring of 2020 and found ourselves also bringing home his barn buddy, Copper. Here they are settling into their new home with us,” says Allison Smith.

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a small cow looks out the window from the cab of an old truck
Courtesy Lorianne Ende/Country

Truck cab companion

“We bought this Jersey calf in the wintertime. It was too cold to haul it in the back of the truck so, of course, he got to ride in the front cab where it was nice and warm,” says Lorianne Ende.

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six chickens on outdoor furniture in a grassy yard
Courtesy Mark Sachs/Country

Chicken playtime

“What’s ours is ours, what’s yours is ours. Chickens gotta relax, too” says Mark Sachs.

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a horse and a camel say hello over the fence
Courtesy Denise Bowman

Every day is hump day

“They sniffed noses, and this camel was making a throaty noise and started giving Copper slobbery kisses on his nose. Now, whenever they see each other, they have a conversation and give slobbery kisses and nuzzle each other, the best of friends!” says Denise Bowman. If you’re loving these cute farm animals, you’ll also love these cute puppy pictures.

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a couple stands near a cow; the cow sniffs the bouquet of flowers in the woman's hands
Courtesy Crystal Kupper/Country

Caught the bouquet

“I was taking photos by a pasture near my parents’ home in honor of their 42nd wedding anniversary. Just as I was about to take a photo, one of the neighbor’s cows wandered over and started eating the bouquet! I love the look of delight and surprise on my mother’s face, while my dad doesn’t realize what’s happening,” says Crystal Kupper.

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a dog holds his food dish sitting in the grass
Courtesy Melanie Harvey/Country

When’s dinner?

“My dog, Bella, is a very gentle, laid-back family companion. As with most Labs, she loves to play. Her favorite toy is an old frying pan,” says Melanie Harvey. These pictures of corgis are so cute, they’ll make you want one!

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a small lamb curls up with a large, fluffy dog in the grass
Courtesy Marion Buehler

Ruff day? Ewe don’t know the half of it!

“Some friends at our barn where I have horses brought along this cute newborn lamb that got rejected by his mother. My Belgian Shepard, who is a lover of all creatures, sensed the need for comfort and warmth and was eager to comply,” says Marion Buehler.

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Scottish Highlander cow and calf nuzzle in the snow
Courtesy Amy Finnegan/Farm & Ranch Living

Stop it, Mom!

Aile is a beautiful Scottish Highlander calf with a Gaelic name that means fire. She was born on a gorgeous February day,” says Amy Finnegan. If you want more laughs, check out these adorably funny cat and dog photos.

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young cow sitting in a rusted circular pool-like container
Courtesy Angie Crow/Farm & Ranch Living

Hot tub time

“Our son Josh has been going out to check our pastures. He took this picture of our calf sitting in an old water tank. I guess the calf wanted his own hot tub,” says Angie Crow.

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dog and piglet play in the grass
Courtesy Brande Watson/Farm & Ranch Living

Piglet pal

“These two are best buds! If you see one you see the other,” says Brande Watson. From super cute pigs to adorable pugs, these pictures will make you smile.

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cows sit in the grass; two of the cows each have a cat sitting on their backs
Courtesy Brenda Kelly/Farm & Ranch Living

Cow-back rides

“We have never had such close-knit cows and cats as this group of snuggle buddies. When there is a chill outside, they find a friend to warm up with,” says Brenda Kelly.

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donkey in a straw hat
Courtesy Catherine Beall/Farm & Ranch Living

My favorite hat

“This is Dallas, our newest member of the family. She is a sweetheart and will let you do anything with her as long as she gets a carrot,” says Catherine Beall. These bird puns will quack you up.

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horse strikes a pose while wearing a saddle and other equipment in a barn
Courtesy Donna Wilson/Farm & Ranch Living

Top model

“I feel like this draft horse is saying, ‘Come on, showtime’s over. Get all this stuff off of me,” says Donna Wilson.

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young cow close up with big ears
Courtesy Farrah Hargett/Farm & Ranch Living

What big ears you have

“This little sweetie holds a special place in my heart! I’m so proud to have another Brahman addition to our farm,” says Farrah Hargett. You won’t be able to stop laughing at these funny animal memes.

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cats sitting on bales of hay
Courtesy Janell Westerman/Farm & Ranch Living

Furry feline

“My barn buddies are Julia, Frizty, and Puff. They wait every morning by the barn and when they see me, they all come running to be petted. The cats then wait patiently until the chores are all done, then escort me back to the house,” says Janell Westerman.

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mule colts playing in a grassy enclosure
Courtesy Jean Owens/Farm & Ranch Living

Watch me neigh neigh

“Some friends had five mule colts born in late spring and early summer. Many times, I drive by to try and catch them being playful,” says Jean Owens. Farm animals are pretty common, but here is the strangest animal found in each state.

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little girl bonding through the fence with a sheep
Courtesy Jessica Roberts/Farm & Ranch Living

Pose pretty

“I adore this photo taken of my eldest daughter with a goat at a pumpkin patch petting zoo five years ago. They have the same expression and even her pigtails and the goat’s ears match,” says Jessica Roberts.

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dog sits in the seat of a vintage farm tractor
Courtesy Jim Garrett/Farm & Ranch Living

Tractor ride

“My wife says our French pointer, Millie, doesn’t take a bad picture. I think having a 1949 Farmall under her makes it even better,” says Jim Garrett. For even more cuteness, check out these adorable baby sloths.

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horse and small calf run together in an encolsure on a farm
Courtesy Karen Evens/Farm & Ranch Living

Wanna race?

“This was our first time raising a bucket calf, Little Red. The picture was taken the first time we put him in the corral with our horse, Chance. I was lucky to snap this picture of them having some fun together,” says Karen Evens.

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grandmother with two grandkids and a dog sit in a golf cart
Courtesy Lydia Holste/Farm & Ranch Living

Save a seat

“My grandma Doris uses her golf cart to get around the farm. She enjoys taking her great-grandkids for rides, and you’ll usually see Chief riding along with her,” says Lydia Holste. See if you can guess these animals based on a close-up picture of their fur.

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close up donkey smile
Courtesy Peige Morgan/Farm & Ranch Living

A winning smile

“This is our donkey, Gus. He is the oldest animal on our farm, but always the first to greet you as you pull up the drive. He loves to show his teeth for carrots,” says Peige Morgan.

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miniature donkey standing with a goat standing on his back
Courtesy Richard Fischer/Farm & Ranch Living

Hitchhiking goat

“Maxine the Nubian goat is the only member of the herd that Derby the miniature donkey allows to hitch a ride on his back,” says Richard Fischer. These are the best cute pet names.

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pig lays in a pool of water with two piglets nearby
Courtesy Sandy Renko/Farm & Ranch Living

Piggy pool

This is Cloe, my two-year-old sow, trying to stay cool on a hot summer day. She has several pools of water to lay in to keep cool, but this is her favorite,” says Sandy Renko.

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miniature horse wearing a teal hoodie; hood on his head, sleeves draping around his shoulders
Courtesy Summer Lackey/Farm & Ranch Living

Dress in layers

“Gypsy is our friendliest and most outspoken miniature horse. One fall evening I spent some time grooming her and decided that she might like to try on my jacket. She looks rather dashing in it in the photo,” says Summer Lackey. These photos prove that dogs and cats can get along.

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three pigs enjoy the mud and a spring of water
Courtesy Tawny Nelson/Farm & Ranch Living

Happy hogs

“Our sister was out of town, so it was our turn to care for Meeny, Miny, and Moe. We turned on the water to wet them down in the heat, and their happiness was quite contagious! We couldn’t stop smiling,” says Tawny Nelson. Now, take a look at these before and after dog adoption photos that will melt your heart.