20 Hilariously Awkward Family Pet Photos

There's something about gathering the whole family for a nice group portrait that invites things to go hilariously awry. And what could cause that family picture to get even weirder and more awkward? Adding pets to the mix, of course! They are members of the family, after all!

Check out the following extremely awkward family photos that were made 100% more bizarre (and funny!) by adding a furry/feathered/scaly friend or five.

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Stop Horsing Around and Take the Picture!

Horse

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Sometimes the candid moments are the best moments! Here, we have a family who loves their horse and their dogs, but their horse and their dogs don't like having their picture taken.

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Dear Prudence...

Dear Prudence

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Oh dear... that doesn't look right at all!

According to Awkward Family Photos:

“Our family went to the local portrait studio with our dog, Prudence. My dad, who loved her very much, considered her a member of the family and therefore wanted her to be a part of the photo. When we posed for the picture, Prudence would not stay still so my Dad straddled the bench to keep her still. This photo hung in our house for years, and, the truth is, we were oblivious about its awkwardness until a close friend pointed it out.”

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Beam me up, Scotty!

UFO

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How cool would this picture be if the dog was actually a Scottish Terrier? There's a missed opportunity there...

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This Dog Is Very Excited

Excited Dog

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Whoa, this dog is excited to be included in this picture. Like... really excited.

“Last summer we took a bunch of family photos at the beach. For Christmas, my husband’s step-mom had this one blown up and printed on canvas for us as a gift. When we unwrapped the picture, there was quite a surprise. She hadn’t noticed.”

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"Fun" Is One Word for It

Kung Fu Dog

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"Include the dog in your picture," they said. 

"It'll be fun!" They said.

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Cats: Not Caring for Centuries

Scared Cat

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Redditor CallMeBigWolf posted this image along with the caption, "Going through some old family photos when I found this."

It just goes to show you that historically speaking, cats have never given a single care.

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Some PURR-fectly Placed Pets

Kitty Naked

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So, uh. This happened. 

In related news, I just remembered I need to get something out of my car.

*Car door slams; tires squeal as I peel out of driveway*

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Oh My Gourd

Gaurd

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Here we see Maude posing with her two most prized possessions.

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Who's a Good Boy?

Who's a Good Boy?

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Psst, hey doggie, do you need help? Blink once for no, twice for yes.

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"Lemme at Him!"

Angry Dogs

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Next time, maybe Junior here will think twice before stuffing his pockets with bacon before the photo shoot.

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"Screw you, hoomans! I'm outta here!"

Cat in a Tree

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This cat is not having ANY of this picture-taking nonsense!

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Ah, Memories

Ah, Memories

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Nothing says "good family times" like a good old fashioned dog bite. 

This picture would fit in perfectly with these other family portraits that went hilariously wrong.

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Forget the Corsage, I've Got a Chicken

Checken Prom

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As far as awkward prom pictures go, this one is kind of tame.

But still: Really, girls? Really? 

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Surrounded by Furry Love

Serious

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These two take their pets. and their awkward family portraits, very seriously.

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Feeling Cone-ected

Cone Family

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If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Looks like true familial love is contagious.

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Looks like Dad Got into Photoshop

Giant Dog

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This is practically a work of art!

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A Family Tail

Lizard

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"What do you mean? This IS my best side. If this was your family, you'd be trying to escape too." - The Lizard.

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Stop That Monkeying Around

Monkey Children

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Nice couple, but they have some of the ugliest children I've ever seen. Terribly ill-mannered, too.

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Oh RATS

Rats

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Rats are supposedly wonderful pets, but still. No thank you.

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Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Everyone

Worst Family Christmas

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Say it with me: Awwwwkward!