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Posted on Fri, Oct 12, 2012 : 6 a.m.

Animals enjoying the fall season is the theme for this week's 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 all sorts of pets, including dogs who love to get out and about, and some very cute cats. All of them are getting the most out of fall.

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.


J. Sorensen

Sat, Oct 13, 2012 : 4 a.m.

Pic of Sheba in the leaves is beautiful! Great color contrast! Nice dog!


Fri, Oct 12, 2012 : 4:47 p.m.

If anyone has adopted a Chihuahua as we have, you will know they have their own personalities. I know, ours does. Loved the pictures.


Sat, Oct 13, 2012 : 1:35 a.m.

You want to see personality and snobbery all in one? Get a Dachshund ! He plays me for a complete fool, and is the only creature on this earth that will ever get away with it. He gives other dogs the nose up and plays with cats. Insists on belly rubs when he is ready and has no concern it may be 2 am, and I am sleeping. He has not a care in the world that I must be up at 5 am to keep "his" food stocked as well as mine. He refuses to work and wants doors opened by me for him to pass through. Whether thirsty or not will take his water bowl and bang it loudly until it is full, he does not settle for half full. He will throw it around until he watches me fill it to a level of his liking again with no concern for the time of day or night.. He steals every object he can carry and hides them under my bed. I will never understand his obsession with my shoes, socks, a clock, dvd's, my watch, deodorant, a 5 dollar bill, a box of dish washing soap, or a gallon of laundry detergent. I wish I was able to witness the laundry detergent being stolen. It was in a closed cabinet which I did not find opened to cue me in that something was missing. He is not particulary funny when car keys are missing and I am running late. I got the message however. He does not want me leaving and he knows I need them to leave. Just a few of the personality traits this dog has. If I didn't love him to death, I would hate him sometimes. I hope to come back as a dog if re-incarnation is real, with an owner just like me.