If you grew up in a household without pets, learning how to pet animals properly can be an awkward business. Luckily Buzzfeed writer and illustrator Adam Ellis has our backs and created 15 hilariously instructive illustrations. From commonplace pets like cats, dogs and bunnies to wildlife you might not come across on a regular basis such as chinchillas and unicorns, the charts demonstrate the best parts to get handy with.
Making comedic use of colloquial language, Ellis offers helpful hints. Depending on the creature you are learning to make successful physical contact with, he also provides context. With unicorns he covers wish granting and healing powers, where as Wolverine from X-Men's belly only gets touched by beer.
Whether you need to learn how to pet animals or are just looking for a laugh, these pictures are a must see.