Seattle's Child

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(Cleo photos courtesy of the Naismith family)

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An adorably grumpy cat ... and a family of five pets!

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Honorable mentions: We are grateful to every family who took the time to email us their great photos of life with their furry, scaly and feathered friends! We regret that we can’t use all of the stories and pictures we received.

We’d like to add two families for honorable mentions. Thanks to everyone who participated in the second Seattle’s Child Family Pet Contest. Please keep us up to date on your family’s animal adventures!

The cat (above)!

Cleo is a calico exotic shorthair who joined her family, including 8-year-old twins Tate and Lucy Naismith, in July on Mercer Island. She loves playing with a crumpled Post-it note, and is already a Seahawks fan.

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(Photos courtesy of Krissi Beeksma)

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The lizard … and four other pets!

This house in northwest Seattle’s Broadview neighborhood is an exciting place for pets and people. Kids Indie and Miles Morse have a lot to do other than online learning, since they have a dog (Gouda), a cat (Orangey), two chickens (Peep and Chippy) and one bearded dragon (Spike) on the premises.

Winner and finalists of this year’s Seattle’s Child Family Pet Contest

Family Pet Contest winner: An Everett mother and son raise two caiques while fostering other birds in need

A perfect puppy match: Two young Sounders fans find the rescue dog of their dreams online.

Cuddling through COVID: Two little dogs help these little kids get through long pandemic days.

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