We asked for the most beautiful photos of your companion animals. We have received over 600 applications.
Pour. Hooray, dear readers! We didn’t expect such a buzz as part of our photo campaign for tomorrow’s Love Your Pets Day. Last week we published our appeal: we were looking for the most beautiful, touching and funny pictures of your animal companions along with related stories. Since then, the editors have received more than 600 submissions – certainly much more than can fit on this page. Accordingly, the choice was difficult. If you don’t find your photo today, you have nothing to be sad about. Due to the sheer volume of responses, we have decided to continue posting photos and experiences of your pets in a weekly series. Because the topic touched many. It will start next week.
By the way, dogs and cats were your most popular motifs. This is not surprising. Of the 34.9 million pets living in Germany, according to current statistics, these two make up the largest share. Velvet paws (15.7 million) are even more in demand than their barking pals (10.7 million), of which the Labrador is the most popular breed. If you don’t have dogs or cats, you may have rabbits, guinea pigs, or hamsters. About five million of these small animals found a place in German homes. From lovers of reptiles or spiders, not a single photograph of their much less pleasant pets has come down to us. There are at least 1.3 million terrariums in German living rooms. Jasmine Mosel