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Posted on Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 10:50 p.m.

Festive pets are center of attention on Pet Photo Friday

By Lorrie Shaw

We invite our readers to interact here on the pets section any chance we get, and one thing is evident: people are passionate about their pets. And, as we see at the end of each week, they show off their cute pet photos!

It's always fun to see what our readers lives are like with their pets, and there are always interesting stories to tell and memories to share — and the holidays really highlight them.

It's a season full of wonder, expectation and fun — and with pets, it's especially true.

This week, our focus is — you guessed it — holiday-themed pet photos.

This week, we feature cats who like to help decorate and guard the gifts under the tree, dogs who can appreciate a cute pair of antlers and a Chesapeake Bay Retriever/Standard Poodle mix whose expression takes cuteness to a whole new level.

In continuing our ongoing Friday Pet Photos feature, we invite you to email a photo of your companion animal to, any time during the week.

Participating in this fun feature is easy — simply include your companion animal's name, age and city or township of residence in your email. Be sure that your photos are 1200 pixels wide and in .jpg format.

We put the week's photos into a slideshow, publish it and promote it each Friday here in the Pets section. Check out past slideshows here.

Lorrie Shaw is lead pets blogger for Follow her pet and writing adventures on Twitter. She welcomes your contact via email.


Meg Geddes

Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 8:54 p.m.

I'm reasonably sure he assumed all the presents were for him. (That's my cat in there)


Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 12:33 p.m.

Love the guard cat! I had to scan the picture a few times to find him. Very stealthy.

Lorrie Shaw

Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 7:51 p.m.

RunsWithScissors: Yes! It was like, "Where's Waldo?" Love it! Our cat used to hide under the tree and lurch out at the last minute to "attack" the dogs - or whomever happened to be walking by. :D