Merry Christmas

Celebrating the human-animal bond with photos and captions submitted by readers:

"Anne and Redd in West Virginia"
“Anne and Redd in West Virginia”
"Peter Masloch) and (now former) shelter dog Mikey.  The story of Mikey can be found here."
“Peter Masloch and (now former) shelter dog Mikey. The story of Mikey can be found here.”
"Jeanne and Midnight in Covington, NY"
“Jeanne and Midnight in Covington, NY”
"My friend Tim relaxing with Dobbs. Alpine Lake, WV"  (Photo submitted by Anne D.)
“My friend Tim relaxing with Dobbs. Alpine Lake, WV” (Photo submitted by Anne D.)
"My dear friend Dennis with the love of his life, Augie. Sebastopol, CA"  (Photo submitted by Anne D.)
“My dear friend Dennis with the love of his life, Augie. Sebastopol, CA” (Photo submitted by Anne D.)
"Lisa and Talladega, Durham, NC. Talladega was adopted from Surry Animal Rescue, Mt. Airy, NC"
“Lisa and Talladega, Durham, NC. Talladega was adopted from Surry Animal Rescue, Mt. Airy, NC”
"My grandmother Frances in Memphis, TN greeting her FIV+ foster  Rockette saved from “the list” at Memphis Animal Services."  (Photo submitted by Angie W.)
“My grandmother Frances in Memphis, TN greeting her FIV+ foster Rockette saved from “the list” at Memphis Animal Services.” (Photo submitted by Angie W.)
"Me and my dogs 10 years ago, after a long walk. I'm happy to add that today, when walking the same dogs, I got stopped and asked about my 'puppies'!"  (Photo submitted by Connie.)
“Me and my dogs 10 years ago, after a long walk. I’m happy to add that today, when walking the same dogs, I got stopped and asked about my ‘puppies’!” (Photo submitted by Connie.)
"Inana, AKA Banana, under a blanket in the Pacific Northwest last year. She loved to nap under soft, warm cloth and would pull and wrestle a towel or blanket into the position she wanted, even if it was on the floor in a high-traffic area or on the bed where you might accidentally sit on the innocent-looking lump. When one of us came upon her wrapped up like this, we would retrieve our already-written note and place it there for the other as a precaution. She died this summer. She was a once-in-a-lifetime cat, and we miss her more than we can express. My condolences to all who have lost pets in any manner this year. - Karen F."
“Inana, AKA Banana, under a blanket in the Pacific Northwest last year. She loved to nap under soft, warm cloth and would pull and wrestle a towel or blanket into the position she wanted, even if it was on the floor in a high-traffic area or on the bed where you might accidentally sit on the innocent-looking lump. When one of us came upon her wrapped up like this, we would retrieve our already-written note and place it there for the other as a precaution.
She died this summer. She was a once-in-a-lifetime cat, and we miss her more than we can express. My condolences to all who have lost pets in any manner this year. – Karen F.”

Thank you to everyone who sent in photos for this post. It was a pleasure putting these pictures together. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I hope everyone is having a happy day celebrating the bond we share with our animals. Pets are family.

6 thoughts on “Merry Christmas

  1. You’re welcome, and thank you! Redd and I about to go hiking along the Potomac, and when we get back, we’re going to play with his presents. I hope you, Billy, and the dogs have a wonderful holiday!

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