03/10/2014 12:51 pm ET | Updated Mar 14, 2014

17 Adorably Helpful Pets Who Double As Household Appliances

Sure, you spend all that time feeding, petting, walking, playing with and generally caring for your pets. But did you ever stop to think how much easier they're making your life?

Pets are so useful to have around the house. Here's why.

They make great can openers.

My fiancée wants a bird...

Or jar openers -- they don't discriminate.

And they're far superior to electric blankets.

Who needs an alarm clock, anyway?

The oooold dog and laser wake up trick (Use agent 87 voice to read that)

These are your automatic blinds.

My cat decided to open the blinds !

A pet will help you fluff your pillows, kind of.

They're also great for cleaning up!

Although "vacuum" settings might vary.

Doorstep delivery is complimentary.

And don't worry about shredding your junk mail -- that's taken care of. Regular mail too!

So is feeding your other pets.

Cooking something? You might live with a furry food processor...

Lettuce cook some bacon instead

Or an improved heat lamp.

sleeping on warm pizza boxes

Your pet also doubles as a dishwasher.

dog helping with cookies

A very eager dishwasher.

How convenient!

Yep, you basically don't ever have to set foot in your shower again.


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