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.
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:
A. J. O’Connell
A. J.’s dog Esther hangs out with some N. K. Jemisin, ebook style.
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.
Jesse’s cat Bernadette is totally into comics.
Jamie’s dog Dinky doesn’t have a preference when it comes to the ebook vs print debate.
Justina’s dog can’t resist a good YA novel (who can?)
Karina has not one, not two, but three different pet species represented here. . . and all three love a little reading time.
Kim’s cat Hannah is a perfect reading companion.
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!)
An adorable reading buddy…I think we can all agree that face is worth putting a book down for.
Rachel Smalter Hall
Black cat + books + a Read Harder shirt = purr-fection (don’t groan)
S. Zainab Williams
Tabitha reads Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley and lounges on King Stork by Howard Pyle & illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman.
Tasha’s dog Calypso lounges with Too Bad To Die by Francine Mathews.
It might look like Winston is stuck behind the couch, but really, he’s just taking a shelfie.
Flora enjoys a passage from Independent People.
Talk about an animal who takes the book life seriously.
Danika’s roommate’s cat Pance enjoys a good read
Maddie shares her space with two bookish kitties, Jack and Ziggy (who is not into being used as a bookmark, it seems)
Troy’s dog Prince Rogers William is an “expuptriate” of South Korea who enjoys a little Nnedi Okorafor.
Just chilling with some of Angel’s favorite books this year
Beatrix and Icabod chilling with their current reads…as is Penelope.
Some pups are less into reading than others, but that doesn’t make them any less cute. (Also this cutie is named Batman!)
A little light reading for summer vacation.
Do you see the dog ear? Who needs a book when you have that.
Though oh, the modeling!
Lounge pals are never overrated.
And to wrap it up, we have The Heir for an heir, a chinchilla, and…a corgi!
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