Pets have been the only winners of the lockdowns over the last ten months.
With their owners forced to work from home they have had unlimited time with their best friends.
Click through this article to see the most adorable photos of pets sent in by our readers.
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1. Eddie and Dougie
Linda Turner says that she has had numerous local walks with Eddie (seven years old, Old English Sheepdog) and Dougie (12 years young, Bearded Collie) during the pandemic. Here they are in Sherwood Forest.
Photo: Linda Turner
2. Alfie and Ralph
Natasha Jane Johnson has two dogs. Alfie on the right is nine years old and Ralph on the left five months old. They are the best of friends. Natasha said that they are keeping her going through these tough times. Alfie is a pure Staffie and Ralph is a Lab.
Photo: Natasha Jane Johnson
Bec Jade shared this adorable photo of her dog Joey.
Photo: Bec Jade
4. Roxie Riley
Roxie Riley is a border terrier and owner Paula Riley says that she has been loving her long walks, she's keeps getting fitter and fitter to say she's eight years old and she never stops.
Photo: Paula Riley