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18 animals that 'have a feeling' about Putin, too


Russia's President Vladimir Putin caresses a Persian leopard cub as he visits the Persian leopard breeding and rehabilitation centre in the National Park in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, on Feb. 4, 2014.


Alexey Nikolsky

Among Putin's many talents, it seems, is knowing what animals are really thinking.

On Tuesday, while cuddling a leopard in Sochi, the Russian president said: "I like animals, it seems I have a feeling for them. We liked each other."

How does he know they liked him back? He just does.

Putin has a feeling for animals. And they have a feeling back.


1) Walrus feels like being cordial to Putin

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2) Deer feels like eating what's in Putin's hand

(Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images)


3) Huge pike fish feels like Putin's got him by the gills

(Alexey Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images)


4) Doggies feel a teensy bit violated by Putin

(Alexey Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images)


5) Leopard feels so super psyched at being remembered by Putin

(Alexey Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images)


6) Doggie feels like someone told Putin his secret spot

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7) Cow feels sort of penned in by Putin

(Alexey Panov/AFP/Getty Images)


8) Sturgeon feels like Putin could have at least shown everyone his good side

(Mikhail Klementyev/AFP/Getty Images)


9) Doggie feels like a kiss on the cheek doesn't really count

(Alexander Zemlianichenko/AFP/Getty Images)


10) Beluga feels like Putin could have totally brought the good stuff from Moscow

(Alexey Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images)


11) Horsie feels like if he sees that look of Putin's one more time ...

(Alexey Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images)


12) Horsie feels like Putin's been quiet for a long time. Too long.

(Alexey Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images)


13) Polar bear isn't feeling much. Thanks, Putin.

(Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images)


14) Moose feels like at that angle, he's gonna be up all night

(Alexey Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images)


15) Puppy feels like whatever it takes

(Nikolay Doychinov/AFP/Getty Images)


16) Puppy feels like this kid has no idea

(Alexey Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images)


17) Doggie feels like Putin has no backhand

(Dmitry Astakhov/AFP/Getty Images)


18) Doggie feels like Merkel ain't half bad

(Axel Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)