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Thanks to more than 900 contributions from all over the continent, our Easter photo contest was a smashing success. The Grand Prize goes to Emily, a Boston terrier from Newbury Park, California. What makes this photo a winner? The harmonious palette of colors, the attention to detail, and that priceless expression on Emily's face. Congratulations to Karen Yoritsune for this winning photograph.
"Emily and I have been together for 13 wonderful years," says Karen. "Last year she was diagnosed with Cushings Disease but that hasn't slowed her down one bit. She still continues to run her 'Boston' marathon around the house every evening. This picture of her with her rabbit ears best describes her personality. She is comical, loves to dress up and is a ham if she knows a camera is around. She is the light of my life and will cherish every remaining moment I have with her."
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Spring LuauWe found this simple but beautiful portrait of Mara Blossom, a whippet from Perkasie, Pennsylvania, irresistible. Contributed by petiepumpkin.
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A Rabbit's Job Is Never DoneSometimes it's a simple tilt of the head that really makes a picture, like this one of Caramel, a French bulldog from Salina, Kansas. Contributed by Verlene.
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Mimi Paints Eggs with Snoopy!Mimi, a Parson Russell terrier from Scranton, Pennsylvania, seems transfixed by Snoopy. Contributed by BelasMom.
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Always Take Time to Stop and Sniff the FlowersBeau Gest, a coton de Tulear from Corona, California, loves "beau-t-ful flowers," reports contributor bluebellcotons. "When he sees a lovely flower, he closes his eyes and savors the moment!"
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Zarya Loves Her Easter Bonnet!Composition and color scored high in this photo of Zarya, a fawn Doberman from North Truro, Massachusetts. Contributed by lfperry.
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Waiting for EasterDuke, an English bulldog from Richardson, Texas, loves Easter. "It's the one holiday [when] the whole family gathers to hunt eggs. Most of the kids don't like the real eggs, so Duke takes care of them," reports contributor angel_a56
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Regalo's First EasterRegalo (Spanish for "gift"), a chihuahua from Lehighton, Pennsylvania, looks right at home in a 4-inch-high flower pot. Contributed by regalosmom.
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The Best Easter EverBogie, a yellow lab from Madison, Wisconsin, proudly shows off a special Easter basket. Contributed by Nancykbee.
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Happy Easter from a Little LambIn a field of bunnies, Minnie the Moocher, a pug from Loomis, California, stands out as an Easter lamb. Contributed by pugmama.
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Chico the ChickChico, a chihuahua from Plainsboro, New Jersey, is dressed as an Easter chick. "He can even walk in the slippers!" reports contributor nikkdiss116.
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Teencis on the PorchTeence, a domestic longhair from Laurel, Mississippi, models a beautiful blue cotton Easter shrug against a complementary bouquet of fresh spring flowers. Contributed by eachen.
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Easter's Sweet ScentArizona, a Boston terrier from Lynchburg, Virginia, is fascinated by the scent of freshly cut Easter daffodils. Contributed by ksdteach.
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Waiting on the Easter BunnyComposition, grace, and the perfect Easter bonnet highlight this photo of Kali, a shih tzu from Albany, Louisiana. Contributed by princesskali.
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All My ChildrenMaggy, Gypsy and Trixy, golden retrievers from Warren, Michigan (along with their friend Cleo, a basset hound) "love to get dressed up and pose for the camera," says contributor mtudogs.
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Easter ChickGeorgia Grace, an Italian greyhound from Shreveport, Louisiana, is transformed with colorful feathers and eggs. Contributed by i84hobbes.
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WilmagizerWilma, a golden retriever from Jackson, Michigan, is wearing one of the best costumes we've seen. Contributed by LauraAndWilma.
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Happy EasterDestiny, Elvira, and Misery are three chows from Dripping Springs, Texas, who really know how to celebrate Easter. Contributed by JTexas.
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Poodle CottontailWe're not quite sure what's going on in this photo of Jake, a toy poodle from Margate, New Jersey, but we love it just the same! Contributed by joanmlucas.
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Berry's Easter BasketBerry Kisses, from Wayne, New Jersey, is just one of the kittens available for adoption from the rescue group Friends of Wayne Animals. Contributed by FOWA.
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Pink Is My ColorFrom her ears to her nose to her flowers, Rosie, a "pomapoo" from Toronto, Canada, is a symphony of pink. Contributed by kittymom154.
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Basket of Fluffy LoveThese three adorable pomeranians from Sioux City, Iowa, come from a litter of five. Contributed by nacaw1.
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Happy Easter from the Easter BassetBaxter, a basset hound from Islip, New York, "may have been a little annoyed that he was not allowed to eat the chocolate eggs, accounting for the slight curl of his lip," says contributor aimee29, "but he remains our gentle and loveable basset hound."
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Simon Wakes Up from His Nap a BunnySimon, a tabby from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, exhibits a sublime expression that goes perfectly with bunny ears. Contributed by Citroen.
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