Get two, three or more animals together, and it's amazing how they influence each other. Often one will get an idea, or take up a position, or adopt an expression, and the others will follow faithfully. Or maybe it's just that they have the identical idea at the same time.
However it happens, it's fun to watch. Here are some photos of pets in pairs and groups, following the same idea.
Coverdogs today are, from left, Grommet, Tappet and Sprocket, three amigos waiting for a treat. The names are cute but so similar - I wonder if all come running when one is called?
Billy and Murph are twin spies, hiding out in the shade.
If you spot a resemblance between Chester and Dasch, it's because they're brothers. Not identical twins, but equally sweet.
Here's our first symmetrical cat pair, Mo and Tom. Reader Clare sent us this photo of her parents' cats who are, despite the names, both girls.
Next, ragdoll kittens Lilly and Cleo. Cats often cool towards each other as they grow up, but in the case of Lilly and Cleo, they started out at loggerheads but soon became BFFs.
The blogger's prerogative is to put in the occasional picture of his own pets. Well, I think it is. Anyway, here are my daxies Connor (wire-haired) and Phoebe (long-haired) gazing out the window together. A moment earlier, I had told them their other dad was nearly home, and at the sound of his name they dashed to the (luckily low) windowsill.
And the feline version: Plischke and Sparta keep an eye out for their mum.
Lick Lick and Smudgie decided, no doubt independently, to pose like models next to a gate.
More cat symmetry from Boris and Spiffy...
...and from Louie and Grip, creating a kitten pattern...
...and from Tsar and Tolly.
Molly the fox terrier and Sam the Labrador do their penny-farthing impression.
This is how a pup learns how to behave: 10-week-old Zeke gets a masterclass in snoozing from 10-year-old Bailey. Probably my favourite of this week's photos - thanks for sending it, Jenna.
Here's another puppy learning from a master: the unnamed pup is getting the hang of sitting like Floyd. At right, Maggie, Carter and Walker all think it's time to flop in the sunny backyard.
From the next photo, you get the feeling that someone called from off-camera "Right, get cute and look up!" Young Flash is sandwiched between Jack and Sonic.
One sure way of getting six copycats in the same picture? Just use six food bowls. In this shot are Sophie, Ben, Nahla, Blue, Corban and Chloe. Great photo, Jade.
Last, a copydog photo to make you smile: Lola joins in Zavier's 3D viewing experience.
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