Bubbles, 4, is one dog tall and three dogs long. She belongs to Esther Parsons, of Baldwin.
Maggie, a 5-year-old Shih Tzu, hopes she'll get to swim in the backyard pool. She belongs to the Rick Hornsby family of Houston. His mother, Beverly, of Lawrence, took the photo.
Nacea and Rusty watch a passing plane, while Sally smiles for the camera. Rusty and Sally are Australian Cattle Dog mixes owned by Debbie Baker, and Nacea is a chocolate lab mix owned by Todd and Katie Aschenbach, all of Lawrence.
Socks, the 2 1/2-year-old pet of Courtney Cooper, relaxes in bright, busy surroundings. Cooper, a third-grader at Deerfield School, is the daughter of Mike Cooper, who submitted the photo.
Britches, a Brittany, demonstrates at the age of 12 that he's still capable of catching a treat. Britches belongs to Penny and Charlie Hemphill, of Lawrence, and is photographed by their daughter
Stella! Stella enjoys spending the 4th of July inside, away from the explosions.
Britches, a Brittany, demonstrates at the age of twelve he is still capable of catching a treat. Britches is owned by Penny and Charlie Hemphill, and photographed by their daughter Sarah.
Zoe Elizabeth, a King Charles spaniel, rests on her favorite stuffed Santa. Owners Steve and Pat Cardwell, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Charlie, a recently adopted kitty from the Lawrence Humane Society, plays with a tennis ball. Ian Zylstra, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.
Charlie, a one year old golden retriever, enjoyed his first birthday with a puppy party!
This is my little guy Monet, he is a boston terrier
Maizie, an 8-year-old golden retriever owned by Mary Ann Adams and Richard Sengpiehl, takes part in the Pooch Plunge at the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center. Son Galen Adams took the photo.
Shea, an 11-month-old Scottish terrier, frolics in South Park. Shea belongs to Michael and Doris Stine, who took the photo.
Molly, a 2-year old Border Collie/Australian Shepherd Mix, enjoys a dip in Marion Reservoir to cool off during the hot July temperatures. Molly is owned by Janet Horner and Michael Eravi of Lawrence.
Ike, an 11 year-old lab/boxer mix, learns how to relax with his new sister, Addy, an 8 month-old German Shepherd recently adopted from KC Rescue, after some play time.
Creedence yawns and/or roars for the camera. The cat belongs to Jenny Frye, of Lawrence, who took the photo.
Murphy, a 3-year-old bichon frise, enjoys getting treats from his toy. Murphy belongs to Jordan and Taylor Christensen.