In honor of National Love Your Pet Day yesterday, we asked you to submit photos of your pets, and you sure delivered. You sent in 39 puppies, 26 kittens, and one rabbit (Hocus Herbert Neninger, president of the Salem Black Rabbit Society), and we enjoyed looking at every one of them. Scroll down to see some of Boston.com readers’ furry friends.
Ridley Smith – Lab/Blue Tick Hound
Ridley (pictured) is 5 years old and loves very long walks that turn into very long runs. He enjoys sitting at the table during family dinners or trying to get a snack anytime he can get. He is the most hyperactive, loving, and friendly dog. Ridleys favorite pastimes are chasing reflections and tearing about chew toys, even Kong. –Emma Smith
Mango – Maltese
I live alone and had a scary break in after my husband deployed. I had trouble sleeping at night and a lot of anxiety. My husband got me this little cutie to keep me company. Mango (pictured) is the best guard dog and all the company I need. He greets me with kisses and lets me know if the treats are running low and most importantly if anything is in the backyard that is not suppose to be (lizards and birds). I love him with everything I have. –April Hurley
Spruce – Golden Retriever
Spruce (pictured) was named after the bar that my husband and I met at (Spruce Street Tavern). We love Spruce because he is the most friendly, lovable pup! Whenever we go on walks, he demands that he gets pet by each person we come across (some people don’t always love that and we apologize!). It makes for a much longer walk, but it makes him so happy and that’s all we want. –Ashley Kilcoyne
Bailey – Cockapoo
She’s a 14 lb cockapoo here in Charlestown and extremely lovable, stopping for every person and pet she comes in contact with! She’ll soon be in training to volunteer to sooth anxious patients at Boston hospitals. She’s been featured on her local neighborhood Instagram page, received modeling contracts for dog wear, and took over OnlyInBoston’s Instagram page for a day. -Amanda Hoye (Bailey also has an Instagram page)
Maisie – Rat Terrier mix
She fills our hearts with love especially since we just recently lost her playmate Luna – an 11-year-old Chihuahua. –Denise Athy
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Sinatra (pictured) loves to eat cantaloupe! He comes running when he hears the slice sound of a cantaloupe! He also enjoys sharing Cheez-Its when available. He enjoys baths as well, he started jumping in the tub with my daughter as a kitten by his own free will, and enjoys them to this day. We are pretty sure he believes he is human. For the past year he enjoys spending time in a box that he grew fond of. Our family can’t bear to throw it away as he spends a lot of his day in the box. Silly cat. We love him to pieces. –Keri LeClair
Riley “Riro” Roberts – Ocicat
He is a spotted, majestic, athletic little man and full of personality. Riley (pictured) always has energy to play, especially at bed time and every morning he gives the best cuddles while lightly chewing on my pajama tops. Riley is an extremely vocal kitty and wants to be where his human is at all times. A very loyal boy! -Stacy Roberts
Gabriel (pictured) was found , abandoned, still in his placenta sac. The finder contacted the rescue I volunteer with and a few hours later I became the foster mom of a tiny 2.7 ounce kitten. Survival was doubtful, but he is a fighter and refused to give up. Neither did I nor all the wonderful people who donated over $5,000 for his medical bills. He is now 9-months-old and no longer looking for a foster home. He has found one….in my heart. –Anonymous
Noah – Bengal
He always wants attention and meows A LOT. (Side note: Bengals are notorious for being very vocal) He also follows me anywhere I go within my house, which allows me no time to myself. With all that said, Noah (pictured) is always there to greet me and always there to cuddle whether I’ve had a good or bad day. I love him because he’s one of my best companions and I couldn’t imagine life without him. –Merina Zeller
Blossom – Short-hair
This is a photo of Blossom celebrating her 15th birthday last year. I am happy to say she’ll be having her Sweet Sixteen birthday in a few weeks! Blossom is just a regular short-haired cat whom I adopted at age 10 when her previous owner went to a nursing home. Despite her age, she loves to play and pretty much does whatever she wants, whenever she wants…this cat rules the roost! She makes me laugh with some of her antics and I am truly lucky to have her in my life! -Marilou Wilkinson
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…And One Rabbit
Hocus Herbert Neninger
Hocus Herbert Neninger (pictured) is the president of the Salem Black Rabbit Society and does the scariest binkies not just around Halloween. He will be 1-year-old on Easter and was adopted by our family from the House Rabbit Network in September. He rules our house (free roams 24/7) and is best friend to his 4-year-old human brother. Besides happy jumping and running, he loves to redecorate his many cardboard houses and beg for treats. It is hard to resist his hungry face. We love him very much.