There’s always someone who doesn’t know how to express their feelings.
Which is fine actually because everyone has a different way of expressing emotions. It has a lot to do with a person’s upbringing, the environment they were exposed to, and the treatment they received from their parents/guardians. All of these factors contribute in shaping a person’s personality and influence their behavior. However, sometimes, despite having no major issues, people just don’t know how to give or receive affection. If you’re looking for an example, consider the old grumpy dads who say they don’t like cats, but would also pet them when no one’s around.
Deep down they’re soft like everybody else, but just don’t show it. It’s probably because they think showing their humble side would affect their masculinity. A lot of men have adopted this ‘tough’ persona and think that if they show their liking for cute things, it will make them ‘unmanly.’ Or, maybe because they never received affection growing up, so they don’t know how to react to it now. Whatever the case it is, one thing is certain that these dads are kind-hearted regardless of how they try to portray themselves.
The following comics visually represent this unique relationship between grumpy old men and family pets. The artist behind these comics is Akiro Tea and the inspiration was her dad Pietro and her pet cat Fritz.
Scroll on below and enjoy!
Intolerance towards public displays of affection.
Expressing love through actions.
Pouncing on your favorite hooman.
Pretending to hate.
“I think my cat is German, but I like to pretend that [Fritz] is Kazakh,” the Berlin-based artist told Bored Panda. “I got him from a Kazakh family. But they [actually] got him from the streets in Germany, where they live.”
These comics beautifully sum up what’s it like to have a cat when someone from your family claims they don’t like them. But we know they like them because come on! How can anyone not fall in love with such cute little furballs?
Showing love in private.
Siding with your favorite hooman.
Here’s a real-life photo of Fritz.
After reading the comics, this is what some people had to say.
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