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30+ Shameless Pets That Stole Owners Partner And Didnt Even Feel Sorry

We all love our pets, and (with the exception of maybe a few angry cats) they really do love us too. Some however love us a little too much. They don’t want anyone coming between them and their favourite humans, and they are not afraid to show it!

Bored Panda has compiled a list of jealous pets that will try to steal your significant other if you aren’t careful. Scroll down to check out the hilarious list below and don’t forget to vote for your favourite!

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Tia is a very adorable cat helping out New Zealand police

Cats aren’t the first animals you’d think to join a police beat, but in New Zealand, things are a bit different.

Tia the cat works at Wellington District Police, helping out senior constable Kerry Morrell at its scene of crime office, as per a video posted on its Facebook page.

Look, Tia may only be able to work around 30 minutes at a time, but fortunately she’s pretty receptive to a pat or three.

“She’s also pretty good at admin, paperwork, and the odd bit of light typing. But her favourite thing is nap time,” a police spokesperson told the New Zealand Herald.

“Tia doesn’t come to work very often. Our human officers work so much faster so she tends to stay home most of the time. And she knows our dogs are just a little bit better at some police work than cats.”

Tia isn’t the only feline helping police in New Zealand with their work: There’s also Snickers the cat, who helps out police over in Whangaparaoa, and has his own Instagram page.

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People are super psyched over Ikea’s new pet furniture collection

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Even dogs and cats need to relax in style.

Ikea has just dropped a new collection designed exclusively for pets.

The new Lurvig collection, which means “hairy” in Swedish, made its pilot launch in five countries — Japan, France, Canada, U.S and Portugal (Algarve) at the start of October, an Ikea spokesperson told Mashable.

From a plush dog bed to a fancy scratching mat, Ikea’s pretty much got you covered.

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Here’s the catalogue, even if you aren’t in a country that has the goods yet yet.

People are really, really psyched.

And those that did manage to get their hands on the new collection naturally had to flaunt it on social media.

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According to the Swedish furniture giant, the new collection was created by “pet loving designers with support from trained veterinarians.”

The collection is also pretty affordable, as is usually the case with the Swedish retailer, with the collection’s priciest item, its padded cat house, coming in at $54.

Though really, we know we’re going to end up buying it all anyway.

Brb, shopping on Ikea now.

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Google Photos gets more pet-friendly

If you’re a pet owner who uses Google Photos, you’ve probably typed in “dog” or “cat” before in order to surface photos of your furry pal – like anytime someone asks you about your pet, for example, which clearly means they would like to see a picture of Mr. Fluffypants. Today, Google is introducing an easier way to aggregate your pet photos in its Photos app – by allowing you to group all your pet’s photos in one place, right beside the people Google Photos organized using facial recognition.

This is an improvement over typing in “dog,” or another generalized term, because the app will now only group together photos of an individual pet together, instead of returning all photos you’ve captured with a “dog” in them.

And like the face grouping feature, you can label the pet by name to more easily pull up their photos in the app, or create albums, movies or photo books using their pictures.

In addition, Google Photos lets you type in an animal’s breed to search for photos of pets, and it lets you search for photos using the dog and cat emojis. The company also earlier this year introduced a feature that would create a mini-movie starring your pet, but you can opt to make one yourself by manually selecting photos then choosing from a half-dozen tracks to accompany the movie, says Google.

Helping people with their pet photos (and those of kids, we should note) is a big selling point for photo-taking apps and other photography accessories. For instance, Google’s new camera called Clips has been specially designed to automate the process of taking the best photos of children and pets by capturing “motion photos” without sound, then using on-board machine learning algorithms to figure out which are the best images.

Google says the new pet-friendly features in Google Photos will roll out today to most countries worldwide.

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