Teri Wilson
Updated May 24, 2015 @ 2:42 pm
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Remember what it was like watching your older friends graduate from high school when you still had a year or two left to go? Even though you were totally thrilled for them (really, you were!), you couldn’t help feeling a little envious.

Maybe you’re even feeling that way now. If you are, I sympathize with you. I do. Truly. Hang in there. Your time will come before you know it. I know that sounds cliche, but it’s the truth. And just so you know, you’re not alone. Here are some furry friends who really, really wish they were graduating this year.

I’ve never even seen a human being look this good in a cap and gown. Graduation attire on point.

Why do I get the feeling those two are more interested in the after-party than actually graduating?

The minute we look away, that tassel is history. It’s a kitty toy in the making. Just saying.

You KNOW this guy has valedictorian aspirations. I mean…

Just in case you thought cats and dogs were the only animals with graduation-envy…

Sometimes we all need a helping hand when it comes to school.

Queen Bee alert. (Am I the only one getting a Mean Girls vibe from this cat? I can’t be, right?)

Well, this is awkward. It looks like someone’s not graduating with his peeps. (Yes, I went there.)

This dog’s yearbook caption would totally say Best Smile.

Most Likely to Make Your Heart Explode. Because cuteness.

This poor kitty wants to graduate so badly that he’s pulling all-nighters.

It’s going to be a slow crawl across the stage, but this little guy wants that diploma!

Thirty minutes later…

(Images via here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.)