Love Your Pet Day Photoblog

Chloe Watson, associate writer

Pets come in all shapes, sizes and colors, but one thing connects them all - they are all amazing. Birds, fish, cats, dogs - they all have their own unique personalities and styles. People argue over the ideal pet and label themselves as dog people and cat people, but even the most hardcore dog lover will smile at the sight of a kitten. Pets are wonderful, and they deserve to be celebrated. February 20th is national Love Your Pet day, and to celebrate, here are eight adorable pictures of pets.

Maddie Petty (8th grade) with her rabbit, Gypsy.

Maddie Petty (8th grade) with her rabbit, Gypsy.

Sasha, Savannah Elgin’s (senior) German Shepherd. She is nearly ten years old, and has belonged to the Elgins almost her entire life. Don’t let that face fool you - she’s one of the sweetest dogs ever.

Sasha, Savannah Elgin’s (senior) German Shepherd. She is nearly ten years old, and has belonged to the Elgins almost her entire life. Don’t let that face fool you - she’s one of the sweetest dogs ever.

Caleb Allen, high school junior, with three of his brand-new French Bulldog puppies. His dog Angel had puppies less than a month ago, so his hands are full - no pun intended.

Caleb Allen, high school junior, with three of his brand-new French Bulldog puppies. His dog Angel had puppies less than a month ago, so his hands are full - no pun intended.

A few of sophomore Aaron Moody’s family’s ducks. Although it could be debated that a flock of birds is not really a pet, they’ve been around for years and their farm wouldn’t be the same without them.

A few of sophomore Aaron Moody’s family’s ducks. Although it could be debated that a flock of birds is not really a pet, they’ve been around for years and their farm wouldn’t be the same without them.

Trhea Elgin (5th grade) with his cockatiel, Tweetie. Tweetie is about a month old, still just a baby in bird terms, and is likely going to continue to grow a bit more. She can already mimic simple tunes by whistling.

Trhea Elgin (5th grade) with his cockatiel, Tweetie. Tweetie is about a month old, still just a baby in bird terms, and is likely going to continue to grow a bit more. She can already mimic simple tunes by whistling.

NGU students aren’t allowed cats or dogs on campus, but they can have fish. This is freshman Chloe Watson’s beta fish, Taco.

NGU students aren’t allowed cats or dogs on campus, but they can have fish. This is freshman Chloe Watson’s beta fish, Taco.

Emma Lynch, junior, holding her baby Nubian goat. It doesn’t yet have a name, but it will grow up to join her family’s small herd of milk goats.

Emma Lynch, junior, holding her baby Nubian goat. It doesn’t yet have a name, but it will grow up to join her family’s small herd of milk goats.

Charlotte Watson, seventh grade, with her cat Lucky. Lucky, now about eight years old, was hit by a car as a kitten, and now spends most of her time sleeping and staring at walls.

Charlotte Watson, seventh grade, with her cat Lucky. Lucky, now about eight years old, was hit by a car as a kitten, and now spends most of her time sleeping and staring at walls.