In pictures: the cute animals in January's Pets' Corner

Grey and white long haired Maine Coon sitting with front legs stretched in front, Great Dunmow area, Essex

Pet's Corner: Angela's cat Skye is a Maine Coon - Credit: submitted

Welcome to January's Pets' Corner, the place for reader picture of their pets or animals generally.

Thank you to our readers for sharing them with us! Do you think your picture of a pet is cuter?

If you’d like to get involved for next month, send us your pet photos, your name, your pet’s name, and a few sentences about what makes them special to you.

You can see more pet related articles and previous pet galleries here on our website - click the Pets Corner tag under the article.

Here’s what our contributors say about their pets:

Skye and Georgie

Two grey and white Maine Coon cats sleeping in a cubbyhole of a bookcase, Essex

Pets' Corner: Angela's Maine Coons Skye and Georgie when they were little, fast asleep on their cushions - Credit: submitted

Two grey and white cats, asleep, each on a cushion within a bookcase, Essex

Pets' Corner: Angela's cats Skye and Georgie now they're grown, who still love to sleep! - Credit: submitted

Angela's Maine Coon cats are Skye and Georgie.

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She said: "They like to sleep a lot."

Judging by these pictures, as the cats have grown it would seem their preferred spot is still just the right size, honest!

Olive

A woman hugging a black dog, Newport near Saffron Walden, Essex

Pets' Corner: Karen with Olive her dog - Credit: submitted

Karen's dog Olive is nine years old, a drama queen, and loves a tummy tickle!

Karen added: "Olive was the inspiration behind my new company ‘Olive and Olive’ which I launched during lockdown following my passion for beautiful artefacts for the home."

The company is based in Newport. See https://www.oliveandolive.co.uk/

Photo competition

St Clare Hospice is running a Cutest Canine photo competition.

A picture of Pudding, a Shetland Sheepdog, which won the St Clare Hospice photo competition in 2021

Pudding, a Shetland Sheepdog, was the winner of St Clare Hospice’s Cutest Canine photo competition in 2021 - Credit: Dawn Ingram

Pudding, a Shetland Sheepdog, was the 2021 winner - this picture was taken by Dawn Ingram.

Entries need to be submitted to St Clare Hospice before 12noon on Friday (January 21) and entrants must have signed up for Winter Walkies 2022 which takes place on Sunday February 27 at Paris Hall Farm.

See https://stclarehospice.org.uk/event/winter-walkies-2022/ for details on both Winter Walkies and the photo competition.

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