Cats and dogs are often considered mortal enemies — think of the classic cartoon Tom and Jerry, which paints a vivid picture of a nasty rivalry between the two beloved pets. But we’ve found some adorable pictures of cats and dogs who are the best of friends, proving all the naysayers wrong.
1) Cuddle Buddies
This cat and dog are almost exactly the same size, making them the perfect cuddle buddies!
2) Happy Kitty
The smile on this little kitty’s face says it all.
3) Tasty Kitty
It seems this dog is wanting a taste of his little buddy, though we assume he really means no harm.
4) Bed Buddies
All cuddled up together in bed, what a cozy picture of canine and feline friends.
5) Head Kitty 1
This dog seems to like wearing his little friend on his head, at least until kitty gets a little bigger.
6) Lights Out
These little ones are lights out as they cuddle while taking a nap.
7) Naptime Friends
These two animals know that naptime is always better when you share it with a friend.
8) Cone Kitty
What better place to avoid the sun than in the cone of shame of your best friend.
9) Cat and Friend
So photogenic, like two peas in a pod.
10) Seeing-Eye Cat
This cat helps its blind friend get around. A sign of true friendship.
11) Puppy Pillow
What better bed than a small puppy on which to lay on.
12) Basket Buds
Snug as bugs in a small basket of their own.
13) Camo Pup
If you squint, you can see the black pup camouflaged on the chair. The cat clearly enjoys cuddling with his nearly invisible friend.
14) Spoon Cat
These spooning friends more than likely switch positions when rolling over.
15) Dog Bed 1
What better bed than a large dog to lay upon?
16) Friends Forever
This older dog has become very protective of his new friend. Nobody better mess with little kitty.
17) Dog Bed 2
What’s better than a dog bed? A nice and fluffy one!
18) Face Lick
The real question is, is this cat enjoying this, or is she just tolerating the dog’s licks?
19) Sleepy Pals
These two animals may be sleepy, but they’re still watching what’s going on in their house.
20) Head Bop
What is a little friendly head bop among friends?
21) The Big Squeeze
Obviously, this cat doesn’t mind the big squeezing his canine friend is giving him.
22) Sick Friend
Friends to the end, this cat is giving his buddy with terminal cancer a little loving. How sweet, and sad.
23) Rescue Pal
This rescue kitten replaced this dog’s friend, who recently passed away.
24) Patient Friends
Wait for it … wait for it.
25) Protective Dog 1
We love how protective this dog is of his cat friend. These two animals have each other’s backs!
26) Nap Buddy
What better way to take a nap in the morning than with a nap buddy?
27) Posing Friends
This dog is hamming it up for the camera. The cat on the other hand, not so much.
28) Funny Friends
Nothing beats having a friend who can laugh at the same things you do.
29) Guard Dog
This large dog is making sure no one, and I mean no one, messes with his little kitty friend.
30) Close Friends
You can just feel the love of these two, content with just the presence of each other’s company.
31) Growing Pup
This little puppy loves being the same size as his cat friend. The puppy and the cat are definitely going to be shocked when the puppy grows up and gets much bigger than his friend.
32) Small Kitty/Large Dog
Small kitty, meet large dog. Let’s be friends.
33) Head Kitten 2
There must be something about dogs wearing kittens on their head. It seems to be a trend around here.
This cat loves its dog friend but could do without the drool.
35) Cat Hat
A cat on the head is only cute when it is a kitten. It seems this cat did not get the memo that it had grown up.
36) Waiting Buddies
Two buddies waiting for their master to get home or just watching the world go by?
37) Double the Kitties
This lucky dog has two different cats to nap with. Both cats love cuddling next to the fluffy pup.
38) Two Buddies
These two look like they have been up to no good. The real question is who is the ringleader of this operation?
39) Working Together
Just a picture of a cat and dog working together for their common good.
40) Protective Dog 2
It’s clear that this yawning cat and his big dog friend love each other. Just look at how the pup pulls the tired cat closer to him to protect him while he’s sleeping!
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These adorable pictures prove that even cats and dogs can become best friends.