"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself." —Josh Billings
Cuter Than Your Average Pet IN Reader Submitted Pet Pics
Bama Fleetwood James Owner Alice James
We asked you to send us photos of your precious pets and you more than delivered. Initially we were going to pick some winners— like Cutest, Best Dressed, Best Celebrity Look-ALike—but we quickly realized that would be a nearly impossible task. We couldn't deny the lovableness of any of those sweet faces. Some of you went a little overboard, sending in what we can only assume is every photo of your pet ever taken. While we love and can relate to your enthusiasm, we had to edit down. You understand, right? If you sent in a photo and don't see it, it's probably because something was a little off with the photo quality (too small, too blurry, too dark for newsprint, etc..) We were not playing favorites or judging your pet’s cuteness, trust us. Just brush up on your photography skills and try again next year. Thanks again to everyone who took the time to email us. Our first ever Pet Issue wouldn't have been nearly as much fun—for us to make or for you to look at—without all these adorable photos.
Belle Owners Jacob and Holly Carter
Bambi Owner Suzanne Sawyer
Bear Owner Marolyn Middleton
Bella Owners Jared and Kelsey Granger
"Big Baby" the cat Owner Jeannine Bonnen
Bigsby Owner Nathan Dillaha
Brooklyn Belle Owner Heather Weatherly
Chewbacca Webster Owner Alex & Lori Webster
Cola Owners Thy and Will Batton
Ed Owners Nora Jones and Justin Emling
Eddard Bark, Lord Of Wimperfel (or Ned for short), Owners Micheal Waters and Nathan Deakle
Eli Owner AshleAnne Palmer
Flo-ridah aka Florida Owners Kelly Blackwell & Nicolas Pauwels
Gin Owners Peyton Cook and Chris Abbot
Gus Owners Laura and Eli Sullivan
Gypsy Owners Nikki Turman and Chris Mayo inweekly.net
Izzy Owners Jerry Ahillen and Michael Schulenberg
Jack Owner Daniel Hatcher (a Pensacola native currently living in Brussels, Belgium)
Jade Owner Jessica Cowart Parsons
Jester Owner Will Pranchak
Kouga Owner Jessica Cowart Parsons
Lilly Owner Jenny Diamond
Lucky Owner Mychaela Ballwey
Mellow Owners Jon and Holley Moore
Mistah Biggz Owners ShaLonda and Raymond W. Palmer
Roo Owner Jane Reale
Rummy Owners Tom and Tricia Coady
Sophie Owner Lacey Anne Berry
Tebow Owners Whitney and Adam Fike
Trudy Owner Katy McHenry
Winston Owners Jerry Ahillen and Michael Schulenberg
The Internet Is For Pet Lovers
Nothing makes a long day at the office better than checking out a cute puppy pic or two. Here are some of our favorite addictive pet-centric time sucks. Try looking at just one of them and not saying "ahhhhhh, how cute!"— we dare you.
Our Favorite Totally Adorable Time Sucks
One thing everyone can all agree on, pet owner or not, is that precious pet photos have practically taken over the Internet. You just can't avoid them. But really, why on earth would you ever want to? August 23, 2012
CELEBRITY DOG WATCHER celebritydogwatcher.com Did you know Steven Tyler has a Yorkie and a Morkie? Or that Miley Cyrus and Rumor Willis both adopted puppies from Walmart parking lots? If you followed this blog you would.
CUTE ROULETTE cuteroulette.com Pet videos done right.
BUZZ FEED ANIMALS
buzzfeed.com/animals The biggest and best home for all things animal on the Internet.
PITCHFORK PETS ROCK GALLERY
beyond.pitchfork.com Pitchfork (yes, that Pitchfork) has teamed up with Purina ONE to bring you a Pinterest-like collection of pet pics. It's hip to be cute, you know?
cute, cute and even more cute until you hit overload and have to leave in order to be a productive member of society again.
TEXT FROM DOG
textfromdog.tumblr.com "My dog sends me texts. I post them here. Yeah. It's weird." How could anyone not love this Tumblr?
terriblycute.com Daily round-up galleries of the cutest kittens and puppies online—it never gets old.
tumblr.com/tagged/boston+terrier Not a blog per se, but it's Joani's favorite way to puppy stalk online. She likes to check it regularly and make sure her Boston is cuter than the ones featured.
cuteoverload.com The name pretty much sums it up—
cashcats.biz The only thing better than cats?
Cats with money.
F U, PENGUIN
fupenguin.com Fight back against the cute and "telling cute animals what's what."
giantgeorge.com Giant George is the world's tallest living dog and, of course, he's doing his web presence right—Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and even a fan club.
THE CHIVE'S "CAT SATURDAYS" AND "ANIMALS THAT DON'T SUCK" thechive.com Awesomely funny photo galleries that will keep you looking and laughing way too long.