21 Animal Parents Who Are Just Doing Their Best, Okay

No one said having kids would be easy. Rewarding? Yes. Easy? No way.

1. If she wasn't before, she is now.

2. "Yes, they're all mine. Why do you ask?"

3. Contemplating the cost of obedience school tuition.

4. This is life meow.

5. "OK, little guy. Settle down now."

6. The art of grooming does not come naturally to all kittens.

7. "Mom! Mom! Look at me! Mom! Mom!"

8. Full of secrets.

9. Please go to sleep now. Please.

10. "Are we there yet?"

11. Become a dad, they said. It'll be fun, they said.

12. Maybe you're a runt.

13. Her children are strange and long, but they will grow up strong and impeccably groomed.

14. She can't remember where her fluff ends and theirs begins.

15. "Stick with me, kid. I'll show you the ropes."

16. Just practicing!

17. Sea dog and sea puppy

18. "Dad, gimme the ball. Come on, dad! Daaaad!"

19. They're going to regret the day they crossed us, buddy.

20. Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom.