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Reader Photos: Washington’s Cutest Pets, March 10, 2015

This week, meet readers' pets Sammy, Ricky, Cannoli, Kaipo, and Mr. Collins.

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“Sammy, Yorkshire terrier with the pink harness, and Ricky, miniature Pinscher (both above), are BFFS. Sammy is one year old and lives in Arlington. She loves playing with kids, taking naps and eating rotisserie chicken. Ricky is six years old and lives in DC. He loves barking, vacationing in Miami, and his favorite food is pizza.”
“This is three-year-old Cannoli, a French Bulldog originally from Berlin, Ohio via Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. We called him that after the sweet Italian dessert ( and that describes him to a tee). He splits his time between central Pennsylvania and an apartment we maintain in Arlington for my wife who works at the Pentagon and my son who attends The Catholic University of America. Cannoli is a playful little fellow, always interested in what is going around him. His favorite activity is to sit in a chair on our balcony and watch all the happenings of Pentagon City.”
“This is Kaipo. His mom is from Hawaii and named him ‘sweetheart’ in Hawaiian for his sweet demeanor and because he came into her life on Valentine’s Day. Kaipo currently lives in Alexandria and was originally from West Virginia. He is a volunteer therapy dog with People Animals Love and spends his spare time helping children in the Paws to Read program, and enjoys visiting residents at the V.A. hospital and local retirement homes. When not volunteering, Kaipo loves taking long walks, doing his doggie puzzles, playing hide and seek, and having his belly rubbed. Kaipo was adopted from Homeward Trails in Virginia.”
“This is our dog Collins, Mr. Collins. He is an extra fluffy Great Pyrenees/Old English Sheepdog mix who likes to masquerade as a polar bear. He can often be found traipsing through Clarendon and Courthouse picking up all the ladies. Collins’ loves include head scratches, belly rubs, and his stuffed quacking duck. Collins was rescued from Arkansas through Big Fluffy Dog Rescue.”