There's Ellie, who was rescued from a hoarding situation in 2010, and Riley, who was adopted from the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association in 2009, both owned by Amy Robinson, who edits the gazz and FlipSide.
There's Penny, a year-old Jack Russell terrier mix who can leap 4 feet into the air from a sitting position. She belongs to Bill Lynch, an entertainment and features staff writer.
And last, there's my cat, Sour, an 11-year-old Siamese and the more, shall we say, energetic half of Sweet and Sour. (His aptly named sister went on to that kitty playground in the sky a few months ago, so he is relishing his role as top cat. For now.)
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One final note. We love animals. We especially love your animals. But we can't run every photo that's submitted, and as you can see the competition is stiff -- so send us your best stuff!
Reach Maria Young at maria.yo...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5115.