Despite the occasional mess and tendencies of unruliness, living with a furry friend is still an enjoyable experience. In fact, most, if not all, pet owners even treat their animals as family members. In a similar way, pets reciprocate this unconditional love by staying loyal to their owners. And while there’s certainly nothing wrong with that, it’s also no secret that possessive pets can be a problem at times. In fact, sometimes, it even comes to a point where they don’t want other people getting close to their favorite humans—not even their partners!
“My cat absolutely adores my boyfriend.”
“I was in another room and I heard my BF explaining a game to someone, by his voice he was really excited about it, but there was no one else in the apartment. When I went back to the room, this is what I saw.”
“My boyfriend and my cat have a special bond… I feel like the third wheel.”
“When your boy is stealing your girl.”
“I went away for 3 weeks, and now my cat is in love with my husband.”
So, in this post, we’ve compiled a hilarious list of unfortunate instances where people experienced being a third wheel in their partners’ relationship with their fur babies. Apparently, they all share the same sentiment of being replaced by these possessive pets.
“This is how my cat waits for my boyfriend to come home.”
“My girlfriend’s cat has decided he is obsessed with me and now we wake up like this every morning.”
“My GF and I usually hold hands when we’re watching TV. Tonight felt a little furrier than normal. Looked down to find this.”
People online are sharing photos of unfortunate instances where they have been replaced by their pets
“Woke up to find my boyfriend and our dog sound asleep like this:”
“You all deserve someone in your lives who looks at you the same way my cat looks at my boyfriend.”
First, these possessive pets get in the way of their owners’ mushy moments with their significant others. Then, they proceed with their sneaky plan of taking over the spots of their partners. Be it at the dining table or even in bed, these animals clearly don’t mind invading their humans’ personal space. And the worst part? They seem to show no signs of remorse at all!
“My cat loves my boyfriend more than me and when he hugs her she looks at me like she’s stolen my man and she knows it.”
“Caught my GF taking selfies with my dog. The shade he throws me at the end hurt me…”
“My BF and dog when they play a video game.”
“BF: ‘You’re paranoid, the cat definitely doesn’t love me more.’ BF: closes door. Cat:”
“My beautiful GF has never looked at me this way…”
There has been a long-standing debate on animals’ capacity to think and feel. According to Lynne James, a veterinarian at PDSA, UK’s leading vet charity, animals also experience the same range of emotions as humans. These include excitement, happiness, love, as well as distress and fear among many others.
“They pick up on moods, emotions, and pheromones produced by people and other animals. By responding to these and acting accordingly, they are reacting with empathy, but this will definitely apply to some pets more than others.”
Be it at the dining table or even in bed, it’s clear that these possessive pets won’t allow anyone near their favorite humans—not even their significant others!
“We have this one mare that’s always trying to steal my man.”
“Here’s my shoulder kitten watching The Mandalorian with my BF.”
“GF and I adopted this dude from the shelter yesterday. He follows her everywhere and does this when she sits down.”
“Maybe I’m being paranoid but I think she’s flirting with my boyfriend…”
“I just woke up and realized that I’m the third wheel.”
So, it’s important for fur parents to fulfil the needs of their fur babies, especially their need for attention and love. In addition, the PDSA vet also stressed the importance of socializing with our furry friends.
“A sociable animal won’t thrive in life if their need for companionship isn’t met. How many of us humans have struggled with lockdown? We’re sociable creatures and the lack of social interaction has meant that lots of us are finding things hard, but can you imagine if we had to live like this permanently? We wouldn’t want to inflict that on our sociable pets either.”
“Daisy adores my boyfriend; I’m pretty sure he’s her boyfriend now, lol.”
“My girlfriend’s dog and I the first night we met.”
“I turn my back for 2 seconds and he’s trying to steal my girl and my food.”
“This girl has been trying to steal my husband since day one.”
“My dog showing my girlfriend that I’m his…”
And the worst part? They seem to do it deliberately with no signs of remorse at all!
So, if you’re experiencing the same dilemma as these neglected partners, we hope you don’t feel too bad about it. Because this only means that you have a caring, animal-loving significant other, which isn’t bad at all, is it? Keep scrolling down to see more of these possessive pets stealing hearts!
“My dog stole my girlfriend and he knows it.”
“When he steals your man right in front of you.”
“My girlfriend decorated our tree with my dog last week. This is one of my favorite pictures ever.”
“My wife and our dog Marty as I was leaving for work this morning.”
“Every time Husband comes home and sits down, the girls are like this within minutes.”
“Good girl always stealing my spot.”
“Caught my GF sleeping with my best friend. Decided a picture was better than waking them up!”
“My Dad texted me this morning and said he was replaced on Valentine’s Day.”
“This is his ‘I stole your girl’ face.”
“My chonk is trying to steal my man.”
“Can we all just appreciate this photo of my dog’s reaction to a hug from my boyfriend.”
“My girlfriend’s dog and I had a moment.”
“My puppy stole my girlfriend…”
“Never thought I’d have to share my boyfriend with my cat, but she’s been in love since day one.”
“My cat trying to seduce my boyfriend.”
“My boyfriend and his dog give each other a hug every morning and I happened to be behind him on the stairs this time.”
These cheeky creatures sure know how to make their owners’ partners feel like a third wheel in their relationship!
“Every morning husband sneaks out of bed to cuddle mistress…”
“My girlfriend went to get a drink, and her cat wanted to Skype me too.”
“My boyfriend with his girlfriend, Toaster.”
“GF and I were holding hands. Then this happened.”
“She steals my girl and then gloats about it.”
“Buddy went to the bathroom and our friend’s 180lb dog claimed his wife as his own.”
“I just tried to hold my husband’s hand and my cat was not pleased about it.”
“Little boi blep stole my girlfriend.”
“Came home and found my girl in bed with another man.”
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Which photo was your favorite? Let us know if you have had any problems with possessive pets!