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Posted on Fri, Jun 1, 2012 : 5:54 a.m.

Pet Photo Friday: Beating the heat and chilling out

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 companion animals, no matter what breed they are. And as we see at the end of each week, they like to show off their cute pet photos!

It's always fun to see what our readers lives are like with their own pets and other animals, and there are always interesting stories to tell.

This week, you'll see a fish-watchingcat , a dog who can't wait to swim, a Labrador retriever who loves to do puzzles and more.

It's all in good fun!

Participating in our weekly photo blog is easy — simply email a photo of your pet, just being him or herself, to any time for our weekly Pet Photo Friday feature.

Be sure to include the name of the animal(s), as well as their age and city or township of residence in your email. Photos should be 1200 pixels wide and in .jpg format.

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

Lorrie Shaw leads the pets section for You can follow her daily pet adventures on Twitter and subscribe to's email newsletters.