It's the middle of the summer, there's no air-conditioning, what do you feel like? Melting, right?
Well, it's the same for our animal cousins, too. When the mercury starts rising, they find themselves wishing that they could be cooler and when that doesn't happen, they melt just like we do.
Of course, this is metaphorical melting and it's incredibly cute to see how these 15 creatures deal with the heat in such unexpectedly silly ways.
We're positive that you'll enjoy each and every one of these melting moments, so let's jump right in!
1. Owls By Day
If there was ever a better argument for why owls don't come out during the day, we don't know what it is. Molten owls, bless.
2. Cat Splat
These cats have melted so far that they almost seem like they've been squished. They haven't, they're fine and will be back to clawing walls momentarily.
3. Dripping Duck
We wonder if and when these ducks finally melt into the water, will they reform in the same shape as the original ducks? Or as something completely different?
4. My Face, It's Melting!
This poor pup's obviously down in the mouth about being so hot. Is it possible that all of him will do the same if it gets any hotter?
5. Pour Me Into Bed
Nearly there. Nearly. Almost. Just a little more. We know the feeling, everything is at least twice as much effort in the heat, isn't it?
6. Monkeying Around
This monkey looks absolutely exhausted as well as boiling hot. Jumping into a pool to cool down doesn't seem to be working for him.
There's simply nothing on earth more adorable than when a puppy melts in the heat, is there? Just look at these guys, they're awesome.
8. The Cat Is A Hat
Cats are normally considered to be the epitome of grace and style, but all that goes out the window when they need to melt. They do make good hats, though.
9. That Face
There's melting and then there's melting with your tongue protruding from your lips, like this. The dog's expression is worth a thousand words.
10. Mice Too
This little feller has become rather wider than he is normally during his melting phase and now he's falling out of the edges of his hammock!
11. Living On The Ledge
We hope that this cat didn't melt any further, he seems a little precariously positioned in this photograph and one slip could mean a quick awakening.
12. Hot House Hamsters
If you didn't believe that hamsters could melt, then these guys would be happy to prove you wrong three times over. Isn't that adorable?
13. Taking It To Extremes
These two guys are taking the whole melting thing to its maximum potential. Everybody else is a pure amateur as far as they're concerned.
14. Who You Calling Cheep?
It's not just mammals that do the melting thing, it's birds too. See how this little guy just collapses into a pool of himself?
15. Puppy Love
This puppy's definitely sure that he's in safe hands. That's the absolute epitome of the bond between man and man's best friend.
We all want to melt in the heat, but these animals really can. We hope that they put a smile on your face like they did ours.
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