Awwww: The Cutest Author Pets on Instagram, Part 2

Being a reader in the 21st century is awesome for many reasons, like the fact that you can now interact directly with some of your favorite authors on social media. And one of the best parts of an author’s social media account is pictures of their pets, because cute animals pics is why the internet exists!

Brace yourself for gratuitous cuteness: Here are some of my favorite author pets on Instagram. I have a lot of favorites, that’s why this is part 2. You can check out part 1 here! And we’d love to hear about your favorite author pets in the comments.

One of these is a total asshole.

A photo posted by Emma Fusco-Straub (@emmastraub) on

My dog feels the same as I do about getting out of bed in the morning.

A photo posted by Dan Wilbur (@dwilbs) on

This is Carrot 'Beans Baxter' Henderson. I met him last week and was like "Do you want to live with me?" and he was like "Meowr."

A photo posted by Danielle Henderson (@daniellehenderson) on

The cat's new attention-getting method when I'm working. I call it death from below.

A photo posted by Gwenda Bond (@gwendabond) on

A photo posted by Porochista Khakpour (@pchza) on

it me

A video posted by Wendy C. Ortiz (@wendy.c.ortiz) on

The more gray the filter, the more this looks like a horror movie

A photo posted by Sam Sykes (@theworstunicorn) on

"Sure, you can go out like that. I guess. You know, if you don't care about standards, decency, or taste."

A photo posted by Erika Swyler (@seacitysky) on


A photo posted by maryanneohara (@maryanneohara) on

Mrs. Roosevelt in her rugby sweater (ReGram from @jeandurn). #pitbullsarethebest #hadtodoit

A photo posted by D Foy (@dfoyble) on

The lords of the manor. #oscarandhugo

A photo posted by Cheryl Strayed (@cherylstrayed) on


A photo posted by Laura van den Berg (@lauramvandenberg) on

Goddamn Dog™ killing that moose. Moose was disrespectful, had it coming.

A photo posted by Scott Sigler (@scottsigler) on

Hiding or sleeping or both.

A photo posted by Ellen Oh (@elloecho) on

Same spot every day

A video posted by Julia Pierpont (@thejuliapierpont) on

Personality: violent. Power level: ??? Top 3 Goodies used: hair tie, own tail, food

A photo posted by Emily Gould (@emilybooks) on


A photo posted by @danieljose1 on

"This is OUR couch!" "Yeaaaah!" #rescuedogsofinstagram #couchpotatoes

A photo posted by julieklam (@julieklam) on

Curled up tight.

A photo posted by Robert Kloss (@robert.kloss) on

And here’s Sid Attenberg again, because I can’t get enough Sid pics:

The perfect sprawl.

A photo posted by Jami A (@jamiattenberg) on

(I also have adorable animals – you can find them on Instagram, too.)