23 Tough Guys With A Soft Side And Furry BFFs That'll Throw You For A Loop

19 Feb 2015 Animals
23 Tough Guys With A Soft Side And Furry BFFs That'll Throw You For A Loop

Most of us acknowledge the stereotype that pets look like their owners, or at least that they give off the same vibe as their human mom or pop. However, these 23 best friends prove that stereotype to be untrue, at least on the outside. The little pets may look out of place in their owner's arms, but you can tell that beneath the wiry beards and countless tattoos, these guys are total softies.

I knew he had a soft side!

I knew he had a soft side!

Was this Antarctic explorer the original tough guy with cute pups?

Was this Antarctic explorer the original tough guy with cute pups?

You (and your cat) may look and act tough...but you still have a cat on your head.

You (and your cat) may look and act tough...but you still have a cat on your head.

Mike Tyson really <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx334nRDWVk" target="_blank">loved his pigeons</a>.

Mike Tyson really <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx334nRDWVk" target="_blank">loved his pigeons</a>.

He acts as his dad's navigation system.

He acts as his dad's navigation system.

He stores her here for safekeeping.

He stores her here for safekeeping.

I like your matching shades.

I like your matching shades.

Aw, time to take that sleepy pup home for a nap, tough guy.

Aw, time to take that sleepy pup home for a nap, tough guy.

MMA's got nothing on a bond between a dad and his cat.

MMA's got nothing on a bond between a dad and his cat.

Spotted: a burly bro with a fluffy pup. Adorable.

Spotted: a burly bro with a fluffy pup. Adorable.

That leather jacket doesn't fool me. You're obviously a softie, based on the slick shades you picked for your pup.

That leather jacket doesn't fool me. You're obviously a softie, based on the slick shades you picked for your pup.

Is that you're best smile?!

Is that you're best smile?!

This is one rough-and-tumble family.

This is one rough-and-tumble family.

Everyone loves a teeny Chihuahua...even those with tattoos and mohawks.

Everyone loves a teeny Chihuahua...even those with tattoos and mohawks.

Tough guy snuggles.

Tough guy snuggles.

Only the most hardcore dudes are allowed to sit in the driver's seat.

Only the most hardcore dudes are allowed to sit in the driver's seat.

If you're the patriarch of a big Italian family, do you have to have a lap dog?

If you're the patriarch of a big Italian family, do you have to have a lap dog?

Who cares if he hasn't showered for days? His dog is well-groomed and has enough sass for the both of them.

Who cares if he hasn't showered for days? His dog is well-groomed and has enough sass for the both of them.

He could definitely hide that kitten inside his bristly beard.

He could definitely hide that kitten inside his bristly beard.

Lazy Sundays are the best!

Lazy Sundays are the best!

I think the next tattoo should be of a certain squishy four-legged nugget.

I think the next tattoo should be of a certain squishy four-legged nugget.

"What are we doing today, catching bad guys?"

"What are we doing today, catching bad guys?"

This is simply too much to handle.

This is simply too much to handle.
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