Pets who rule the roost
Rottweilers are generalised as vicious and aggressive dogs, but one has changed Shilo Flavell's life.
Dani Kelly's dog, Digby van Winkle, is a celebrity superstar with an attitude, but you can't help but love him.
Louise Hopkins's cat Blacky is a testament to how with a little love, animals can survive against the odds.
When Rachel Hewett's dog gets bored, he takes out his frustrations on his favourite chair.
Like his namesake, Raewyn Hollinshead's dog, Richie McCaw, doesn't let an injury get him down.
Dudley has racked up thousands of dollars worth of vet bills, but Georgie Hanafin just can't justify euthanising him.
Ronald Scheckelhoff's dog has a pet peeve. He hates it when his owner is too busy on the computer to pay attention to him.
Jet, the three-legged dog, has nearly been called to the giant bone in the sky a few times, but he always pulls through, writes Kelly Lawrence.
Misty is a dear old girl who gets up to a lot of mischief.
Spike not only ruled the roost, he ruled the whole street.
This reader found a novel way to keep her flatmate's bad mannered kitten away when they were having dinner.
Chrysta Owen faces a three-pronged furball attack in the morning from her cats.
Smokey the playstation-playing cat was a constant companion for Jourdan Turner.
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Serial homewrecker Moochie gets caught in the act of reorganising the family bookcase.
Kelly O'Donnell-Griffin has so many stories about her pets that she doesn't quite know where to start.
Laura Howard's dog knows she's a softie, but also knows not to mess with the man of the house.
Smart and yet not so smart, Charlie the cat had an amazing life, which Jan Burton loves to remember.
There's no need for an alarm clock at Mike Kerrisk's house, his dog Lewie will let him know when it's time to get up.
It has come to my attention that one of my humans has been telling lies about who rules the house, meows Princess Amarula.
One fur baby was never going to be enough, but the lives of Hollie and Simba couldn't be more opposite.
When Liza Hancy's cat Sooty got an automatic feeder, he devoured a week's worth of food in one sitting.
Eight-month-old Stammy loves to help his owner, Nichola Brydon, with everything from housework to work-outs.
Loralie doesn't see the point of the cat door when she knows her owner, Juliana Belch, can let her in.
Tabitha has travelled and cost more than most cats do during their nine lives, writes Ewen Spark.
Remember the ugly duckling? Patricia Reesby knew a guinea fowl who also struggled to become part of the flock.
When Kiri George arrives home from work, she's greeted by cats, chooks, guinea pigs, a dog, and a lamb that doesn't realise it's a sheep.
Mottle is a fun loving and affectionate little lady with her own daily routine, writes Mike King.
Sarah Evans' cat Lilly likes nothing more than seeing the world from her shoulder - all the time.
Carlos is a beautiful, gentle boy who has stolen owner Lydia Pickersgill's heart completely.
Lucas Lormans' Siamese cat Jennifer doesn't like being ignored and will leap on your shoulder if you are not careful.
Jade Benfell's two cats are far from being the best of friends, but she thinks deep, deep down they like each other.
Nichola Smith has never met a cat like Malachai, whose cool charm sets her pulse racing.
Harley the cat gives his owner one hell of a welcome home at the end of a long day.
Helena Sharples' cat, Sambuca, has all the humans in the house eating out of his paw.
You just can't ignore 007 - he won't let you. Meet the cat who likes to go on the attack.
Stacey Andersen's pitbull got the best treatment when a case of kennel cough took its toll.
Margie Delaney's house is more like a dog kennel but she wouldn't have it any other way.
Couch-friendly Connor may not have quite the bounce he once did, but he is still lab hungry and staffi staunch.
Puffin's quirky with a penchance for bags while Panda thunders around, not afraid to draw blood.
Wolfie the dog has epilepsy and finds one of his owners when he is about to have a fit.
Laura Blackman's puppy Ivy is a 'little monster', but she still loves her to death.
Janenne Blackler's dog has canine epilepsy, which means he deserves lots of extra attention.
Hannah-Kate Curd has dubbed her cat Queen Harriet, and all should bow in front of her.
Anna Johnstone talks about her two cats, who are as different in colour as they are in personality.
Julia's Byrne's two black labradors rule the house - but only to a point. She says she is the boss.
Lisa Saywell finds it a daily battle not to let her three dogs, including a great dane rule the roost.
Franklin's quirky character makes all the pureed offal and grooming-provoked injuries worthwhile for his owner, Amanda Tritschler.
Our 11-month-old Elkhound called Wolf runs our house. How could you say no to that face?
Raising a puppy is hard work, they're like a baby but on speed with sharp teeth and no nappies, writes Angela Dixon.
Gorgeous George never let having only three legs set him back, but age and the first Christchurch quake had a terrible impact.
Rebecca Terry's cat Marmite stood by her through many moves and her husband's deployments to Afghanistan. Now he is gone.
An initially unwanted addition to the household proves his worth and remains greatly missed.
Jan Honnan is doing all she can to help her best mate stay healthy as disease threatens.
Mac the fox terrier has bounced back from a life-threatening illness with a vengeance.
Tina Roys' many cats each have their own unique way of keeping her awake at night.