NICK BARNETTBehold, the Four Legs Good election edition, totally non-serious and non-partisan except that it's strongly pro-pet.
There's nothing cuter than an animal friendship, and it's even better when they're from different worlds.
This rescue pet owner's life was changed through her love of dogs who needed help.
Jodie Clarke's cat Sam disappeared for four years, but came back and slotted in like he'd never been away.
One young lad has fulfilled his dream of taking his high school photo with his cat. And laser beams.
Well, that didn't take long! The boy who adorably hijacked a local TV news report is set to star in his first ad campaign.
NICK BARNETTYour cat, if you have one, enjoys priority rights to your property and everything in it. And doesn't it know it?
Sarah Piper assumed the worst when her cat went missing for over two years, but she got him back.
OK, mum and dad, you met the president. Can we get ice cream now? Ugh.
NICK BARNETTThere are many reasons why bereaved owners adopt again, but 'replacing' isn't one of them.
He snores like a steam train and his dribbling is unbelievable, but we wouldn't have him any other way.
It was a whodunit tale of two families, a cat and some water-lily pads that kept going missing.
Ash weighs in at 25.2kgs, but thinks he is still the size of an 8-week-old puppy.
NICK BARNETTMore daylight for walks, more sun to lie in and less of that hideous rain - spring is a great time to be a furry beast.
Riley kept me company when I was laid up so afterwards we got him a playmate and it was love at first sight.
Rodger has the attitude of a German shepherd in the body of a chihuahua/papillon cross, but we all love him.
Our spoodle is the most energetic puppy I've had so who else to chose as ring bearer at my wedding?
Maximus Aurelius began life in Spain. Now he slays hearts in New Zealand.
NICK BARNETTBehold, 30 occasions of adorability so overwhelming they may constitute a traffic hazard.
Laura Winders got her dog Penny as a walking companion but she ended up with a bigger role to play.
Monkey magic, a squirrel in the toilet and an elephant's kiss are among Chris White's animal tales.
Fences, steps, planks and posts - our pets enjoy these outdoor features with far more frequency than we do.
After a year of bamboo, growth and lazy days spent in trees, giant panda cub Bao Bao is about to turn one.
Are you a friend of the feline or is there no question that dogs really are man's best mate?
Merrick didn't struggle. He was looking away from us at the moment the vet took away his purring, and his pain.
Cats' eyes are remarkable, staring back at you as they do, with affection and without shame.
Study suggests dogs get jealous when their humans interact with their 'rivals'.
"Meaningful" relationships with pets become more common, but when is animal love too much?
We know them as political animals - now it's time for party leaders to show off their furry friends.
NICK BARNETTCheck your flowerbed and scrutinise your shrubbery. For something unusual may be sprouting there: a garden pet.
For feline fanatic Lizzie Shaw, cats are kinder and friendlier than their canine counterparts.
This little lady is going to whinge and cry unless you let her get her groove on to some pure pop beats.
Braving all weathers to walk a dog is just one of the reasons Sharon Hayward's definitely a cat person.
Pups are more humanised than ever: they dress up, hang at cafes and now they even work out at doggy gyms.
Dog fan Paul Clarke says his pet pooch's love for a mutinous moggy has made him a cat person too.
NICK BARNETTIf we didn't have our own human purposes for it, the sink could well be seen as an invention for cats.
It's paws versus claws in Sue Morrison's house with a rescue dog and four felines.
A five-month-old rescue dog turns an irritated 'only child' Labrador into a doting mother figure.
NICK BARNETTDogs have certain needs you can't ignore, but does that mean ownership should be seen as an exclusive club?
Natalie Thomas was a cat fan with no interest in dogs, but unexpected delivery changed her mind.
When one goat finds himself stuck in a hole, another tries to help him... but the rescue doesn't quite go to plan.
The risks and rewards of overattaching to your pet.
Koala survives an hour clinging to the grille of a speeding car, suffering only a torn nail.
Few things bring pets together like a common love for food. Russell and Lisa join forces at family dinner time.
Molly Prenter's grown up around horses but says it's Chicken and Spock who've taught her the most.
Ruby and Mickey fight like the cat and dog they are during the day, before snuggling up at night.
Turbo the teensy, two-legged chihuahua has a new set of wheels thanks to some creative engineering.
Labradors are Kiws' most popular breed of dogs - but if you own a dog in a rural area, it'll probably be a huntaway, new stats reveal.
NICK BARNETT29 pets surrounded by, or surrounding, their favourite things - or at least their favourite thing for now.
Amidst the fire works and synchronised-dancing, the cutest pups on the block strutted their stuff.
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