Awwww: The Cutest Author Pets on Instagram, Part 1

Liberty Hardy

Senior Contributing Editor

Liberty Hardy is an unrepentant velocireader, writer, bitey mad lady, and tattoo canvas. Turn-ons include books, books and books. Her favorite exclamation is “Holy cats!” Liberty reads more than should be legal, sleeps very little, frequently writes on her belly with Sharpie markers, and when she dies, she’s leaving her body to library science. Until then, she lives with her three cats, Millay, Farrokh, and Zevon, in Maine. She is also right behind you. Just kidding! She’s too busy reading. Twitter: @MissLiberty

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, so stay tuned for part 2! In the meantime, tell us in the comments about your favorite author pets.


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Sid Attenberg is my favorite Instagram pet.

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We're ready for El Niño! 💦💦💦 (Note: the ONLY reason our girl corgi has a different colored vest is because it was literally the only one available that fit her. 😩)

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Laundry kitteh.

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The whole squad. Happy #NationalLoveYourPetDay!

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(Eric Smith is also a fellow Rioter!)

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(Ramona and Gomez belong to Kate Racculia.)

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How can you look so good and feel so sad?

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Why can't it be Christmas every day?

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She loves a box.#olivecat

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:::::SHATTER ME series cheat sheet*::::: SM: crazy writing=crazy juliette UM: erratic writing=evolving juliette IM: steady writing=strong juliette >> the writing in these books evolves as she does; by the end of the series the strikethroughs are gone. she finds her strength. her voice. >> i get these questions a lot, so i wanted to clarify: the prose in the SM series is, at all times, a visual representation of the chaos (or lack thereof) in her mind. >> as she becomes a more stable, steady young woman, the writing becomes calmer, more regulated–more normal. her head becomes a safe space. >> i love you guys for taking a leap with her in these books. writing a series like this was a huge, complicated risk, and so many of you just *got it*. i'm so grateful! ☺️😘 (*i posted this on twitter so i thought i'd post it here, too!)

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Tux and Bobo sharing garden time.

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Saturday hound

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