These crazy Twitter memes have thousands asking: Animal or food?

  • Sanya Panwar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 22, 2016 19:00 IST
Chihuahua or muffin? Your definitive guide to food that looks like animal and animals that look like food. (Twitter)

It’s been a sad day at work (isn’t it always?) and we’re tired (aren’t we always?) and hungry (definitely always), and perhaps a little frazzle-brained, but we’ve been seeing these animal vs food memes... And they’re really getting us. Or we’re getting them. Or something.

Either way, they’re super funny. And super delicious looking. And super cute.

See: 10 memes that caught our eye in 2014

So, the internet recently went crazy after a meme popped up comparing dogs to food and we at Hindustan Times can’t get enough of it!

Earlier this month, Twitter user Karen Zach (@teenybiscuit) posted a photo of some Doodle pups who look alarmingly like a delicious serving a fried chicken.

Doodle or fried chicken? (Twitter)

And it exploded from there. Next were puppy-bagels.

Puppy or bagel? (Twitter)

‘Chihuahua or muffin’ had us doing a double-take.

Chihuahua or muffin? (Twitter)

Who knew Shiba Inus looked exactly like toasted marshmallows?

Shiba or marshmallow? (Twitter)

And as expected, the trend spread to other animal types.

Sloth or chocolate croissant?

Parrot or guacamole? (Twitter)

Seriously though, kittens do look a little bit like ice cream!

Cat or ice cream? (Twitter)

Zack, pictured below, the 25-year-old US woman behind the popular memes, told ABC News that everything started with the collection of cute animal pictures she’d amassed on her phone over time.

“When I zoom out to look at the collections altogether, I begin to notice patterns similar to other things, in this case mostly food,” said the Portland, Oregon, resident.

Zack posted the first photo on Twitter in November, asking: Duckling or plantain? “I laughed so hard at the first one I just kept it up simply for my own entertainment,” Zack said.

Duckling or plantain? (Twitter)

She posted a ‘shrew or kiwi’ photo a few weeks later, but the memes didn’t really take off until recently, when she began posting photos comparing canines to carbs.

Shrew or kiwi? (Twitter)

Featuring curly-haired Labradoodles vs fried chicken, wide-eyed Chihuahuas vs muffins, and grain-colored puppies vs bagels, the revolutionary comparisons have been retweeted tens of thousands of times on Twitter and garnered hundreds of thousands of views on sites like Reddit and Imgur.

Tell us which one is your favourite. Or better yet, make your own and show us!

Now, can someone get us a blueberry muffin, please?

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