By Daniel Miller
They're the funniest animal photos of 2012, the maniac moggies and marvelous mutts who have brightened up our year with their utterly barmy exploits
And it's not just household pets which have brought a smile to out faces - the dogs and cats are joined by a host of bonkers animals including horses, monkeys and even a goat.
Image sharing website Acidcow.com has amassed a huge selection of animal pictures throughout the course of the year and here we've picked out some of the very best for you to enjoy.
There's the dog that looks just dandy with a set of painted on eyebrows, a playful pup who can't wait to show off its pole-dancing skills and another, which when viewed from a certain angle looks like quite something else entirely.
We've got some maniac monkeys too who don't appear particularly happy after hitching a lift on top of tourist during a water ride.
And hats off to the horses who've had a sterling year whether trying on the latest blue jeans to just enjoying a good lark with their owners.
And if there is anyone out there seriously considering getting a goat for a household pet we've got just the picture to put you off.
So put your own two paws together for all our four legged-friends and remember to keep those pictures coming in during 2013.