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18 Adorable Pets Dressed Up as the Easter Bunny

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Your pet would look so cute dressed as the Easter bunny. But if you don't have a cooperative pet, there are plenty of people who do, and are willing to show us those adorable bunnies.

1. PUGBUNNY

Karen Liu's little dog looks as snug as a pug in a rug in his Easter bunny costume.

2. ARTHUR

Arthur the Maine Coon is in the Easter spirit with his flop-eared bunny getup, complete with carrot.

3. MAYMO

Maymo shows off his purple bunny suit for Easter.

4. KENSHIN

Kenshin is hoarding all the eggs. From the self-satisfied look on his face, it appears he knows there are treats inside of them.

5. PANZER

Cats and dogs aren't the only pets that want to be the Easter bunny. Panzer is all dressed up and ready for the Easter parade.

6. CRUSOE

Crusoe the dachshund has both the outfit and Bugs Bunny-style buck teeth to pull this costume off.

7. PENNY

One of these things is not like the other ... Penny is just trying to fit in with the rest of the Easter bunnies.

8. FRIPOUILLE

How do you make an adorable guinea pig even cuter? Give her bunny ears and some stuffed chicks. This little piggie is named Fripouille; you can see more pictures of her and her sister, Zoé, at fantastic.piggies.

9. HAYNE

Hayne the Husky is a good dog—and an even better bunny.

10. CHARLOTTE

Charlotte, an adorable Bichon Frise, celebrates Easter in her bunny ears.

11. NYLAH

In 2014, Nylah dressed up as the Easter bunny to make this Easter greeting video. She was even willing to try eating a carrot, though we doubt it's something she'll ask for again.

12. MILEY

Miley the St. Bernard may not look happy to be sporting bunny ears, but she's smiling on the inside.

13. CHIRICO

Chirico is an adorable white Selkirk Rex, a cat breed distinguished for its curly hair. She loves to pose for pictures—even if it means having to wear a holiday costume.

14. MOLLFRED'S UNHAPPY CAT

If looks could kill, this would be your last Easter holiday. This cat is making no secret of how he feels about dressing up for Easter.

15. MUNCHLET

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Ferret parent Selbe Lynn made bunny ears for all her pets one year, and Munchlet was willing to model them, even though he was pretty sleepy. (Which, let's face it, is probably the best way to get a good picture of a ferret in costume.)

16. YAHTZEE

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Just because Yahtzee agreed to wear the bunny ears his dad bought him doesn't mean he had to be happy about it.

17. MOCHIKIT'S KITTY

One of mochikit's many cats demonstrates how to put on bunny ears.

18. HEIDI

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Todd Auslinder shows off his dog Heidi during New York City's 2016 Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival. Heidi looks like she'd just as soon be at home watching the parade on TV.

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Why Do Cats Freak Out After Pooping?
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Cats often exhibit some very peculiar behavior, from getting into deadly combat situations with their own tail to pouncing on unsuspecting humans. Among their most curious habits: running from their litter box like a greyhound after moving their bowels. Are they running from their own fecal matter? Has waste elimination prompted a sense of euphoria?

Experts—if anyone is said to qualify as an expert in post-poop moods—aren’t exactly sure, but they’ve presented a number of entertaining theories. From a biological standpoint, some animal behaviorists suspect that a cat bolting after a deposit might stem from fears that a predator could track them based on the smell of their waste. But researchers are quick to note that they haven’t observed cats run from their BMs in the wild.

Biology also has a little bit to do with another theory, which postulates that cats used to getting their rear ends licked by their mother after defecating as kittens are showing off their independence by sprinting away, their butts having taken on self-cleaning properties in adulthood.

Not convinced? You might find another idea more plausible: Both humans and cats have a vagus nerve running from their brain stem. In both species, the nerve can be stimulated by defecation, leading to a pleasurable sensation and what some have labeled “poo-phoria,” or post-poop elation. In running, the cat may simply be working off excess energy brought on by stimulation of the nerve.

Less interesting is the notion that notoriously hygienic cats may simply want to shake off excess litter or fecal matter by running a 100-meter dash, or that a digestive problem has led to some discomfort they’re attempting to flee from. The fact is, so little research has been done in the field of pooping cat mania that there’s no universally accepted answer. Like so much of what makes cats tick, a definitive motivation will have to remain a mystery.

Have you got a Big Question you'd like us to answer? If so, let us know by emailing us at bigquestions@mentalfloss.com.

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Animals
Listen to the Impossibly Adorable Sounds of a Baby Sloth
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Sometimes baby sloths seem almost too adorable to be real. But the little muppet-faced treasures don't just look cute—turns out they sound cute, too. We know what you're thinking: How could you have gone your whole life without knowing what these precious creatures sound like? Well, fear not: Just in time for International Sloth Day (today), we have some footage of how the tiny mammals express themselves—and it's a lot of squeaking. (Or maybe that's you squealing?)

The sloths featured in the heart-obliterating video below come from the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica. The institution rescues orphaned sloths, rehabilitates them, and gets them ready to be released back into the wild.

[h/t The Kid Should See This]

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