Maddie, the treasured pet of Sharon Lewis, Vienna, celebrated her 11th birthday in great style in July, 2016.
The Pet Connection, a twice-yearly special edition, will publish the last week of February, and photos and stories of your pets with you and your family should be submitted by Friday, Feb. 23.
We invite you to send stories about your pets, photos of you and your family with your cats, dogs, llamas, alpacas, ponies, hamsters, snakes, lizards, frogs, rabbits, or whatever other creatures share your life with you.
Tell us the story of a special bond between a child and a dog, the story of how you came to adopt your pet, or examples of amazing feats of your creatures.
Do you volunteer at an animal shelter or therapeutic riding center or take your pet to visit people in a nursing home? Does your business have a managing pet? Is your business about pets? Have you helped to train an assistance dog? Do you or someone in your family depend on an assistance dog?
Or take this opportunity to memorialize a beloved pet you have lost.
Just a cute photo is fine too. Our favorite pictures include both pets and humans.
Please tell us a little bit about your creature, identify everyone in the photo, give a brief description what is happening in the photo, and include address and phone number (we will not publish your address or phone number, just your town name).
Email to email@example.com or submit online at www.connectionnewspapers.com/pets.
For advertising information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-778-9431.
— Mary Kimm