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Perfect Pets | Jill McDougall
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In Perfect Pets, explore the pros and cons of different animals then pick your perfect pet! Oxford Reading Tree inFact is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does.
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Say hello to Mr. Pickles and Callie @Clwojick both are rescues and best mates. The three of us hope this picture helps to brighten your spirit! ❣️#PetsAndRecs. Song of Achilles is very good but it‘s just over 11 hours though. Fraser Douglas is an exceptional reader too. #CatsOfLitsy

CoffeeNBooks Gorgeous cats! 2mo
Purrfectpages Cuties! 2mo
Crazeedi Your kitties are melting my heart!💞💞 2mo
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DivineDiana Love! 😻😻 2mo
KristenDuck Adorable! 2mo
Clwojick Oh my gosh! They are so cute! I love the name Mr Pickles! I‘ve heard some exceptional pet names today ☺️ 2mo
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1. Bluey, he was a bad tempered pony me and my sister shared 🐴
2. No pets anymore not at home enough
3. I'd definitely have horses again if I could 🐎
4. My pony Magic used to rub my back with her nose when I was cleaning her hooves 🥰
5. 🐶🐱🐷🐮🐴🐹🐰🐥 I'm sure any pet loving klittens will play along if they want 😊

#thursdaysurvey @laurenslibrary

laurenslibrary Number 4 sounds super cute! ❤ 3mo
suzie.reads @laurenslibrary she was adorable I swear she thought she was a dog. She would run up to me, follow me and whinny when I spoke to her 🤣 3mo
Readergrrl I had a horse for 20 years. She was more family than “horse” and, even though she died in 2000, I miss her still. ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
suzie.reads @Readergrrl they do become part of the family. My pony died at 26 😢 3mo
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1. A Samoyed named Buddy 🐶
2. 2 cats, Cinnamon and Izzy 🐱🐱
3. An elephant! I love them. 🐘
4. Izzy has to sleep under the covers bt my husband and I every night. She's worse than a kid. 😑
5. @Kayla.Adriena @Nevermore88 @CoffeeNBooks


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rretzler 😻Beautiful 4mo
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Happy national pet day!

I had never thought as myself as a cat person. They always sort of intimidated me and I‘ve heard horror stories about cats but that all changed when the husband and I adopted Lennon. I fell in love with her immediately and I couldn‘t imagine her not in our lives. She is the sweetest cat and just loves to give love to anyone. She sometimes is more like a dog than a cat and I wouldn‘t change her for anything.

rretzler 😻 Lennon looks a lot like our cat Picasso! I‘ve been a cat lover all my life and always get a chuckle from people who say cats have no personality. 😂 Glad you found Lennon - he‘s gorgeous! 4mo
Leftcoastzen Love the story.Lennon is lovely. 4mo
Crazeedi Beautiful kitty!! 4mo
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Joining in on the Love Your Pet(s) day 😍

Enzo and Ferguson. My fur brother, and my fur baby.

Not pictured are the handful of fish, and the bees 😂 🐠 🐝 but I love them, too!

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@kaye This is Alvarado and Suki. Alvarado is a retired racing greyhound who spends roughly 20 hours a day on the sofa, and Suki is an SPCA rescue who is pretty sure she runs the house.

CBee @AmberWB I LOVE greyhounds. Such sweet, old souls. ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
AmberWB @CBee He is really a great dog. Greyhounds are so laid back- I‘ve been telling my husband that Alvarado needs a greyhound buddy. 😊 We‘ll see how that goes. 😉 8mo
BookishMarginalia Adorable! 8mo
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CBee @AmberWB the more the merrier 😁 8mo
Kaye If you lived nearby I‘d be Alvarado‘s couch companion. I spend lots of time on mine too. 8mo
laur89 So cute!! 8mo
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Perfect Pets | Jill McDougall
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This handsome fellow is Apollo and is an amazing reading buddy. You can usually see some of his fluff in the back of my photos. He is a great pyrenes and golden retriever mix. He is a good old dog and about to turn 11. #petsoflitsy @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Awe 💖😍 10mo
valeriegeary Precious beasty. 😍🤗 10mo
Slajaunie Beautiful boy!! 10mo
JoScho So handsome! 10mo
TheSpineView He's a beauty! 10mo
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This is Oliver Kingsley, the Minister of Magic. He is a wizard of great power, because all he has to do is bark and we jump to do his bidding. We‘re obviously under a strong spell!! There can be no other explanation—unless it‘s that he‘s so darn cute! 😁
#petsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy

Mdargusch He‘s very cute! 10mo
JessNevertheless What a cute papillon!! 10mo
tammysue Handsome boy! 10mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit @Mdargusch @JessNevertheless @whatshesreadingnow Thanks! He‘s spoilt rotten, but we love him!! ❤️ 10mo
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Chula in bed. Really. We abuse these pups as you can see. #petsoflitsy

Maria514626 That face! What a sweetheart! #dogsoflitsy live rough lives. 😶 10mo
JoScho So cute! 10mo
TheSpineView The expression is preceless!❤🐾 10mo
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Leftcoastzen Adorable! 10mo
AmyG Chula!!! So cute. She is as spoiled as my Hilly. 10mo
Gaylagal2 🐾❤️🤓 10mo
tammysue Cute! ❤️ 10mo
Tamra Ya, abused with too much love. 😆 10mo
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@TheReadingMermaid here's our sweet and oh so sassy Nova. #petsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy

MaGoose 💕 10mo
zzz So sweet😍 10mo
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@TheReadingMermaid So two out of four of these aren't really "my pets" (the corgi puppy belongs to my neighbor and the cat belongs to my roommate) but I love all of them so much. They make my life so much happier. #petsoflitsy

tracey38 They're all adorable. 10mo
Naj Cuties💕💕 10mo
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This is Charlie! He loves it when I sit next to him and read. #petsoflitsy

TheReadingMermaid Cutie patooty 10mo
Reviewsbylola So cute!! 10mo
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This is Max, my 2yo rescue dog. He‘s napping now but he usually keeps all of us entertained with his antics!

TheReadingMermaid He looks like a sweetheart I want to hug him 🤗 10mo
valeriegeary His tail looks so soft! 😍 10mo
LauraBeth That white-tipped tail 😍 10mo
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OriginalCyn620 @LauraBeth I think the white tip angers him. He chases his tail more than any dog I‘ve ever known! 10mo
OriginalCyn620 Thanks @TheReadingMermaid! He can be, when he‘s not being crazy! But really, he‘s a good boy. 10mo
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Here's my betta fish, Ozzie.

#petsoflitsy @TheReadingMermaid

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This is my furry little reading buddy Hershey. He lays with me on my chaise lounge while I read. I rescued him from a kill shelter years ago. I love him so much. He is my best animal companion ❤️🖤❤️
#PetsOfLitsy #RabbitsOfLitsy

Dragon 💜 🐰 10mo
AmyG He‘s so cute! 💕 10mo
TheReadingMermaid @Dragon @AmyG thanks sweethearts 10mo
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Suet624 Awwww 10mo
Billypar Super cute!! 10mo
TheReadingMermaid @Suet624 @Billypar thank you so much 10mo
Puredragonstar I love seeing people‘s bunnies so freaking cute!!! 🐰 (edited) 10mo
TheReadingMermaid @Puredragonstar I know I love seeing people's bunnies on here ❤️🐰❤️ 10mo
Readingismyescape Aww. What a cute bunny. 🐰💜 10mo
GripLitGrl Adorable 🐰❤ 10mo
Mdargusch So cute! 10mo
BookwormAHN So cute 💜 10mo
AnansiGirl Hershey is so freakin‘ cute! 🖤🐰🖤 10mo
TheBookskopBunny He looks like such a sweet little furry friend! 10mo
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Here are our other "creepy crawlies" LOL from left to right, top to bottom:
Kane (forest scorpion), Ernie (actually a female, leopard gecko), Baby Jane (ball python), & Blu (crested gecko)
The geckos belong to my son. The Scorpion and the snake belong to my husband.

jb72 They are all so cute! 10mo
TheReadingMermaid @jb72 thank you so much sweetie. We love them. ❤️ 10mo
Endowarrior21 We are looking to get a gecko 😍 10mo
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TheReadingMermaid @Endowarrior21 I would definitely suggest either a leopard or a crested gecko. Both species are absolutely beautiful and they are really easy to take care of. 10mo
Puredragonstar So pretty! I had a ball python named Falcor, I miss him... sigh 😔 10mo
TheReadingMermaid @Puredragonstar love the name totally perfect! ❤️ 10mo
FlowerFairy Love your geckoes! We have two leopard geckos. Several years ago, I had a Madagascar giant day gecko and two created geckos. 🦎 10mo
TheReadingMermaid @FlowerFairy post pics! Today is #Petsoflitsy day 10mo
Endowarrior21 @TheReadingMermaid I‘ve had a leopard and a crested before 😍. They where both girls and lived to be 10 and 8 years old. But I sold everything I had to pay rent a few years ago so now we are slowly getting the supplies we will need to own another one 😁. 10mo
FlowerFairy Yay! I‘m on it! 😁Enjoying seeing everyone‘s babies! 10mo
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Oryx Cuties 10mo
TheReadingMermaid OMG cuteness!!! 😍😍 10mo
Mdargusch Love! ❤️💗 10mo
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OK, #Percy is really my grand fur baby, but we‘re cat sitting him this weekend so I‘ll call him mine. 🤣❤️ He‘s 6 months old, rescued and has been with our daughter for about a month now. He‘s a sweetie (most of the time!) and full of energy! 😳 Did I mention he has deathly CLAWS?! 😩😩


TheReadingMermaid Awe that face 😻 10mo
robinb @TheReadingMermaid thanks! 😊 He has very interesting fur patterns...some tiger stripes down his back, leopard polka dots on his tummy and a ringed tail like a lemur. 😊🤣 (edited) 10mo
Zelma Such a cutie! 😻 but yes, kitten claws are the worst! 10mo
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robinb @Zelma I haven‘t had a cat for a long while so had forgotten a painful fact of life about them. 🤣🤣 10mo
Mdargusch Very cute! 10mo
CarolynM I love ginger cats. So much personality!😽 10mo
robinb @Mdargusch thanks! 😻 10mo
robinb @CarolynM definitely! 😸 10mo
mabell So cute! But the claws? 😳😳 You're a brave grandma! 😂 10mo
robinb @mabell 🤣 I‘m just hoping as he becomes older and wiser and grows out of his “baby” stage that he‘ll stop seeing everything that moves as a play toy to pounce on...especially my hands! 😳😩🤦🏻‍♀️ Ouch! 10mo
tammysue Cute 😻 10mo
robinb @whatshesreadingnow thank you 😻 10mo
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I think we need a day like this. I'm considering it's Saturday I think everybody should post pictures of their beloved fury, feathered and scaled friends.
Let me see your pet pics!!!! 😍😍😍😍
Tag me so I can see!
@TheReadingMermaid #PetsOfLitsy

Dragon Here‘s a pick of my favourite kitty 🐱. Have a great Caturday @ReadingMermaid 10mo
TheReadingMermaid @Dragon so cute lol 😍 10mo
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Comment below ⬇️⬇️⬇️

hermyknee 🐶🦊♥️♥️♥️ #nicobluehound and #charliethefox 13mo
Amiable 😺 13mo
Victoriahoperose 😽😼😼 (two mischievous kitties and one lovable kitty) 13mo
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Jadams1776 🐶 13mo
TCLinrow 😼 13mo
mdm139 🐕🐕🐈 13mo
BookNAround 🐶🐱🦔 13mo
taraWritesSci 🐈🐕🐶🐢🐠 13mo
AmyG 🐈❤️👑 13mo
Karkar 🐶🐶❤️🐾❤️ 13mo
SleepyDragon 🐕🐢❤ 13mo
tjwill 🐱 13mo
Soubhiville 🐱🐱🐕 13mo
AJones 🐈 🐕 🐕 One cat, Wiz and two dogs, Zoe and Abigail. Our feisty cat is the boss. 🤣 13mo
Bostonmomx2 🐶🐶 13mo
shadowspeak17 🐱🐱 13mo
AsYouWish 🐶 13mo
hissingpotatoes 😺 13mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 🐈🐈 13mo
RitaDolceVita 🐕🐈🐦🐜☕ 13mo
VeganCleopatra 🐶 13mo
Crazeedi 😽😽😍 13mo
miamorswife 🐶🐱🐱🐱 13mo
Kappadeemom 🐶🐱 13mo
eri.reads 🐠 (7 saltwater) and 1 chinchilla so I'll just use this 🐀 lol 13mo
Lauram 🐱 13mo
JPeterson 😼🦎🦎 13mo
Dpotter 🐶🐶🐱🐟 and 2 guinea pigs 13mo
MishAnn 🐶 13mo
Mamashep 😺 13mo
OrangeMooseReads 🐈🐈🐈👦🏼 (I call him Man Cub and I clean up after him and feed him, so he‘s basically a pet right lol) 13mo
InLibrisVeritas 🐶🐶🐶🐱 13mo
CBee Do human kids count as pets? 😂😂😂 (edited) 13mo
CBee 🐶🐶🐶🐈🐈🐈🐠 and I want a 🦄 13mo
CSeydel 🦎 13mo
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@Emiller Any excuse to post pics of my pets. Hope this makes your day a little brighter.

Emiller So cute!! 🐶😻💜 1y
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Repost for @GypsyKat :
@Emiller I‘m so very sorry for your loss. I hope these images and love from your Litsy family helps you smile today. 💞💞💞 This is our oldest dog Rocky. He‘s incredibly sensitive to people‘s moods, so if you were here and feeling sad, he would lick your face until you felt better (weather you like it or not!) 😉

Can we help spread the word and show some #LoveForEmiller

wanderinglynn What soulful eyes! Such a cutie! ❤️🐶 1y
Emiller 🐶❤️ 1y
tracey38 What a sweet face. 1y
BookaholicNatty @Emiller thinking of you and sending you much much much Litsy love!!! ❤️❤️😘😘😘 1y
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@Emiller I‘m so very sorry for your loss. I hope these images and love from your Litsy family helps you smile today. 💞💞💞 This is our oldest dog Rocky. He‘s incredibly sensitive to people‘s moods, so if you were here and feeling sad, he would lick your face until you felt better (weather you like it or not!) 😉

Can we help spread the word and show some #LoveForEmiller @LitsyHappenings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MrBook @Avanders @GarthRanzz

Emiller Awww! That sweet face!! It always amazes me how animals just know that you are sad and try their best to make you feel better! Thank you for sharing! ❤️🐶❤️ 1y
GypsyKat @Emiller You‘re welcome! Love and hugs to you! 💗🤗🐶 1y
2BR02B He has such soulful eyes. 🐶 1y
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GypsyKat @2BR02B Thank you! 💗 1y
Tanzy13 🐶 1y
ladym30 So sweet!! 1y
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@Emiller No pets while on vacation but here are some locals I've been hanging out with. Sorry for your loss🤗Hugs

Emiller Cool birds! Hope you are having a great vacation!! 1y
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Not a bookish post, but it‘s #NationalPetDay, and I know tons of my fellow Littens are pet owners. Give them some extra love today! This is Max, who stayed still long enough to let me take a pic. 😂🐶

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
AmyG Your dog looks like my daughter‘s roommate‘s dog, Lou. ❤️ 1y
wanderinglynn ❤️🐶 1y
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GhostGrrl Handsome boy! 1y
mabell 😍🐶❤️ 1y
ValerieAndBooks Awww 😍!! 1y
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Chelleo 😂🤣😂 1y
tammysue 😂 1y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag No regrets! ✨✨✨✨ 1y
TricksyTails 😂😂😂 1y
GlitterGirl This might easily be my dog...I have bottles of glitter, bags of glitter (found a supplier that sell in bulk), glitter for baking, hair glitter, body glitter, glitter shoes (I suspect this will be a particular favorite with future dog😂😂😂), and I leave it and a glitter trail everywhere...Well done little dog, well done! 1y
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So I know this isn‘t exactly book-related, but these two #SchnauzersofLitsy have been so awesome at comforting me this week while I‘ve been sick. Despite having received the flu vaccine this season, I tested positive for Influenza-A today. 🤧🙄😞 So I wanted to recognize #Jenna and #Parker for #NationalLoveYourPetDay! Yep, that‘s a real thing, I checked 🤣 The only good thing about being sick — I am getting to read for pleasure a lot this week! 📚

ErinSueMreads Nothing like a nurse puppy!!! 💗💗💗 feel better soon! 1y
Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 1y
cobwebmoth They're adorable! Hope you recover quickly. 1y
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tournevis Aaaawwwwwww 1y
Pamwurtzler They are cute. Hope you feel better soon! 1y
rubyslippersreads With those two on the job, you'll be well in no time! ❤️🐶 1y
Karkar Schnauzers are the best nurse puppies 🐶 ❤️🐾❤️ 1y
GripLitGrl They are Adorbs!🐕💗 Hope you feel better soon💐💕 1y
tokyoseg Awww 😍 Hope you feel better soon! 1y
ElishaLovesBooks Oh no! Feel better soon! This flu is really terrible this year! Cute doggies! 🐶 1y
DebinHawaii 🐶❤️🐶 Hope you feel better soon. 💜 1y
LeahBergen Oh, yuck. Feel better soon! 💕 1y
Captivatedbybooks I just got over flu-A i hope you feel better soon! Those pains are no joke. And those faces 😻 i just want to 😘😘😘😘 them! 1y
jfalkens Hope you feel better soon xxx 1y
Asthecroweflies I love my Schnauzer babies too! 1y
somebooksaround So cute!!!!! 1y
mrozzz Oh no! Enjoy the reading and get better soon!! 1y
GypsyKat Adorable!!! Get well soon! 💗💗💗 1y
CoffeeCatsBooks Feel better soon and happy National Pet Day to your sweeties! 💕 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you feel better soon!!!! 1y
Velvetfur I hope you get better soon, the love of those two cuties will certainly help 💜 1y
MaureenMc Feel better soon! 1y
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😻Emily Dickinson (Em) & Edgar Allan Poe (Poe)
😻 6 years this January. Sheltered by a High School English Teacher who named them.
😻Poe likes to climb up my husband‘s back and ride on his shoulder. Will look for a pic! They both greet me meowing away when I get home from work-dog like cats.
😻tagging @bookish_wookish
Thanks for the tag @DebbieGrillo

BookBabe 😻😻 2y
LeahBergen They‘re so sweet. ❤️ 2y
AlaMich I would love to see a pic of Poe riding your husband‘s shoulders!! 😊 2y
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tammysue 😻😻 2y
LauraJ Gorgeous tabbies. 😻 2y
HotMessJess They are beautiful! Thank you for sharing these two literary felines 😍 2y
Purrfectpages How adorable! 🐱 2y
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@TaylorMay I'm so sorry for your loss. It's one of the most horrible things. It's Casper's 5th birthday today and we're both sending you good thoughts! He was so into sending them he got a bit close to the camera... #dogsoflitsy

Alfoster Sweet😍😍! 2y
Mariposa_Bookworm Happy Birthday, Casper! 🎂🎉🎊🎁 2y
vlwelser Is he a Wheaton Terrier? 2y
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PandaPanda @vlwelser he's actually a Goldendoodle who is surprisingly white. He does look a bit like a Wheaton at this length though! 2y
TricksyTails Happy Birthday, Casper! 🐶♥️😁🎂 2y
TaylorMay Well a very very Happy Birthday to Casper. ❤ Please give him an extra treat from me. He's too cute. And thank you so much for the love. My heart is overflowing with love and gratitude 2y
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Reusing an old photo for this post. Sadie (top left) Pouncer (Bottom left) and Lily #perfectpets #awesomeautumnbooks @Jess7

rubyslippersreads Sadie is an excellent cat name! (Says my cat Sadie. 😹) 2y
Lmstraubie @rubyslippersreads Sadie agrees with Sadie 😸😸 2y
Bookzombie 💕🐱🐱🐶 2y
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My favourite reading buddies!

MrBook 😻😻😻 2y
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Day 15 of #AwesomeAutumnBooks #PerfectPets
I've had a lot of pets over the years, all of them perfect with their own unique personalities 😁

Libby1 All gorgeous pets. I particularly love iguanas 🦎❤️🦎 2y
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