Furry Friday: Pets of the wide screen

Dodo is in a dizzying rush.

Dodo is in a dizzying rush.

Furry Friday gained its current look 16 months ago, when it settled into the standard format of news websites, with photos that are wide rather than deep.

This is the 16:9 or "widescreen" shape that your TV screen gives you (unless it's a very old TV). Hence for Furry Fridays now, I either trim people's photos to fit that shape, or make 16:9 collages of upright photos.

Which means all those vertical photos that people take of their neatly sitting pets don't appear very big here. But I've come to like this widescreen look, and for more than just the scenic photos it suits most obviously. It means we can see more of what the pet is up to, and get a better view of colours, textures and character.

So here's an all-widescreen edition of Furry Friday, full of spectacle with a cast of thousands - well, dozens - and all in glorious Flufficolor™. Scroll and enjoy!

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Thanks to all for sharing pictures. Please email me your own pet photos, or go to the Four Legs Good Facebook page and use the Upload Photo button. Help keep Furry Friday free of embarrassing mistakes by remembering to include your pet's name, and its sex if it's not obvious! Follow the sometimes daily photos of #connorandphoebe on Instagram, and Nick's tiny house blog.

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Ease and power: Hazel dominates the garden with her presence.

Ease and power: Hazel dominates the garden with her presence.

Ollie is a rescue dog from South Korea, where he spent the first four years of his life in a cage. Now, he loves to ...

Ollie is a rescue dog from South Korea, where he spent the first four years of his life in a cage. Now, he loves to march across Hagley Park to the beat of his freedom drum.

Moriarty is deeply hidden among the foliage. Or at least Moriarty thinks so.

Moriarty is deeply hidden among the foliage. Or at least Moriarty thinks so.

Jess is a Furry Friday star by now. Her sweet personality comes through in every photo.

Jess is a Furry Friday star by now. Her sweet personality comes through in every photo.

Mini P holds a lonely but melodramatic vigil for, uh, something important. Actually, he ran up the tree to get away from ...

Mini P holds a lonely but melodramatic vigil for, uh, something important. Actually, he ran up the tree to get away from the family dog and decided the view was excellent.

Wilbur steals the scene. He's a five-year-old cavoodle who 'loves stealing socks, eating the cats' leftovers and running ...

Wilbur steals the scene. He's a five-year-old cavoodle who 'loves stealing socks, eating the cats' leftovers and running after sticks'.

Melody-Ann is on the fence, literally and figuratively. Is she turning, or getting ready to jump, or fixing to flee?

Melody-Ann is on the fence, literally and figuratively. Is she turning, or getting ready to jump, or fixing to flee?

Luna is unaware of the majestic scenery behind her.

Luna is unaware of the majestic scenery behind her.

Not long ago, Maia was a rescue cat. Now she rules her loving home.

Not long ago, Maia was a rescue cat. Now she rules her loving home.

Skye dreams of being a fairy princess. A 48kg Scottish Deerhound might stretch the stereotype, but we live in modern times.

Skye dreams of being a fairy princess. A 48kg Scottish Deerhound might stretch the stereotype, but we live in modern times.

A picture that tells a story: Dotzi is not that into Boo.

A picture that tells a story: Dotzi is not that into Boo.

Ava's ready for her closeup. Or she would be if that fake cat didn't keep muscling in on the shot.

Ava's ready for her closeup. Or she would be if that fake cat didn't keep muscling in on the shot.

A portrait of friendship: Ducati and Poppy.

A portrait of friendship: Ducati and Poppy.

Another story told in a picture: Dexter and Luther have travel ambitions.

Another story told in a picture: Dexter and Luther have travel ambitions.

It's complicated: the nuanced body language between Meezah the cats and her two canine housemates.

It's complicated: the nuanced body language between Meezah the cats and her two canine housemates.

Pixel bursts through the bed covers.

Pixel bursts through the bed covers.

A monumental shot of five-year-old Nessie. She looks very much in charge.

A monumental shot of five-year-old Nessie. She looks very much in charge.

The subtle, pristine charms of Toby.

The subtle, pristine charms of Toby.

A portrait of security: Lily asleep on a crisp duvet cover. I keep imagining her eyes suddenly opening.

A portrait of security: Lily asleep on a crisp duvet cover. I keep imagining her eyes suddenly opening.

Maddie's photographer took the trouble to join her at eye level, and was rewarded with a lovely portrait.

Maddie's photographer took the trouble to join her at eye level, and was rewarded with a lovely portrait.

From the depths peers the mysterious face of a cat whose name I still don't know.

From the depths peers the mysterious face of a cat whose name I still don't know.

There's no stink-eye like a panoramic stink-eye. Georgie delivers.

There's no stink-eye like a panoramic stink-eye. Georgie delivers.

The dazzling colour combo of ginger Alf and a, um, turquoise blanket.

The dazzling colour combo of ginger Alf and a, um, turquoise blanket.

Elsie hides in high definition.

Elsie hides in high definition.

Dorito is a force of nature.

Dorito is a force of nature.

I love the tufty textures of this shot of Pippin.

I love the tufty textures of this shot of Pippin.

Black cats are so hard to photograph well, but this is a super shot of Lulu.

Black cats are so hard to photograph well, but this is a super shot of Lulu.

Seula seems overcome by sensory input: her eyes, ears, nose and tongue are all pointing in different directions.

Seula seems overcome by sensory input: her eyes, ears, nose and tongue are all pointing in different directions.

The hypnotic eggshell-blue eyes of Sam.

The hypnotic eggshell-blue eyes of Sam.

Search a moment for the surprise: Oscar the pony is on good terms with Kate the chicken.

Search a moment for the surprise: Oscar the pony is on good terms with Kate the chicken.

Finally, a moment of mutual curiosity as gentle Cher takes a careful introductory sniff of Blondie. I'm pleased to ...

Finally, a moment of mutual curiosity as gentle Cher takes a careful introductory sniff of Blondie. I'm pleased to report that Blondie is laying an egg a day.

 - Stuff

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