A Celebration of Pet Appreciation Week…Book Style

Did you know last week was Pet Appreciation Week? In honor of this annual celebration, I couldn’t help but ask my fellow Rioters to share photos of their delightfully bookish pets. No need to say much more than that, is there?

If you love books and animals, this post is for you. And yes, yes, yes, if you have a photo of your pet — furry, scaly, feathered, soft, rough, whatever — you should drop it right into the comments.

Kelly Jensen

I have three cats and a pretty intense wild animal situation in my yard (at least two bunnies, frogs, and other creatures that enjoy a fenced-in yard free of children and dogs). Here are two of the cats doing their bookish thing:

Mason and Nova's Book

 

 

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A. J. O’Connell

A. J.’s dog Esther hangs out with some N. K. Jemisin, ebook style.

 

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Brandi Bailey

Brandi’s two kitties are both book-happy felines. I couldn’t pick a single photo to include in this post, so you’re getting all of them.

 

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Jesse Doogan

Jesse’s cat Bernadette is totally into comics.

 

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Jamie Canaves

Jamie’s dog Dinky doesn’t have a preference when it comes to the ebook vs print debate.

 

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Justina Ireland

Justina’s dog can’t resist a good YA novel (who can?)

 

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Karina Glaser

Karina has not one, not two, but three different pet species represented here. . . and all three love a little reading time.

 

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Kim Ukura

Kim’s cat Hannah is a perfect reading companion.

 

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Liberty Hardy

As Liberty says, cats, books, and Gillian Anderson are her favorite things. Two out of three ain’t bad…here are Millay and Steinbeck (literary names, of course!)

 

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Rachel Manwill

An adorable reading buddy…I think we can all agree that face is worth putting a book down for.

 

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Rachel Smalter Hall

Black cat + books + a Read Harder shirt = purr-fection (don’t groan)

 

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S. Zainab Williams

Tabitha reads Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley and lounges on King Stork by Howard Pyle & illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman.

 

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Tasha Brandstatter

Tasha’s dog Calypso lounges with Too Bad To Die by Francine Mathews.

 

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Valerie Michael

It might look like Winston is stuck behind the couch, but really, he’s just taking a shelfie.

 

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Lynn Crothers

Flora enjoys a passage from Independent People.

 

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Kristina Pino

Talk about an animal who takes the book life seriously.

 

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Danika Ellis

Danika’s roommate’s cat Pance enjoys a good read

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Maddie Rodriguez

Maddie shares her space with two bookish kitties, Jack and Ziggy (who is not into being used as a bookmark, it seems)

 

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Troy Wiggins

Troy’s dog Prince Rogers William is an “expuptriate” of South Korea who enjoys a little Nnedi Okorafor.

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Angel Cruz

Just chilling with some of Angel’s favorite books this year

 

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Derek Attig

Beatrix and Icabod chilling with their current reads…as is Penelope.

 

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Rachel Weber

Some pups are less into reading than others, but that doesn’t make them any less cute. (Also this cutie is named Batman!)

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Alison Peters

A little light reading for summer vacation.

 

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Jessica Tripler

Those faces!

 

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Nikki Steele

Do you see the dog ear? Who needs a book when you have that.

 

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Though oh, the modeling!

 

 

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Ellison Langford

Lounge pals are never overrated.

 

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Eric Smith

And to wrap it up, we have The Heir for an heir, a chinchilla, and…a corgi!

 

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