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Posted on Fri, Jun 28, 2013 : 6 a.m.

Patriotic cats and playful dogs take center stage 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 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 area dogs and cats doing what they do best — being themselves!

It's all in good fun!

Participating in our weekly photo blog is easy — simply email a photo of your pet 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 1,200 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.



Sat, Jul 13, 2013 : 5:43 p.m.

Happy birthday Maggie!


Sat, Jun 29, 2013 : 11:42 a.m.

What a great shot of Quest & Laila! Belongs in a coffee table book of playing dogs!


Fri, Jun 28, 2013 : 9:19 p.m.

Quest & Laila are beautiful! What breed of dog are they?


Sat, Jun 29, 2013 : 12:09 p.m.

Thank you! They are Belgian Shepherds- Variety, Tervuren. Quest is a male and Laila a female.