(CUTE ANIMAL PICTURES) Our furry friends can be the most caring and thoughtful creatures around, with lifelong friendships that extend to all sorts of species. Buster, an older dog whose injuries left him with paralyzed legs, lost his ability to go upstairs and sleep with his human family. He would spend his nights whining and crying until Kitty, the family cat, began sleeping with him every night. This touching tale illustrates just how powerful animal bonds can be. In celebration of Kitty, here is a gallery of our cuddly animal friends. — Global Animal

Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to. – Alfred A. Montapert

Unlikely friends. Photo credit: modernpawrent.blogspot.com


This monkey and dove are BFFs. Photo credit: huffingtonpost.com


An affectionate kitty cat gives an iguana a big kiss. Photo credit: huffingtonpost.com


An elephant and a sheep go for a stroll. Photo credit: huffingtonpost.com


A tri-species friendship. Photo credit: huffingtonpost.com


Two of the cutest cuddling kitties. Photo credit: thedesigninspiration.com


Cat nap pile. Photo credit: thedesigninspiration.com


Polar bear love. Photo credit: http://my.opera.com


Getting foxy! Photo credit: http://my.opera.com


Baby and momma love. Photo credit: reloveplanet.com