Like humans, every animal is unique. Some are prone to eating too much, some not enough, and some eat the wrong things! Some love to exercise lots - some not so much.
And many will have strange habits, little niggles and quirks in their body or system, that it's good to be aware of. But we do love them, and their specialness, unconditionally.
The owners of our pets in the magazine this year include Daisy and Rose, the most magnificent speckled hens, who are sure to deliver cackleberries in time for breakfast each day.
There are several dogs on the roll call. Molly Chops is all dressed up for the photo opportunity while Tess the Dachshund has struck a very regal pose.
If you enjoy a good hee haw, then the donkey entries are sure to make you smile, as Diesel, Peter Rabbit and Denny strut their stuff on the turf.
In the cat department Tilly is doing her best 'beauty pageant' pose, complete with her favourite stuffed toys as a backdrop. Looking smart indeed!
For more great pet stories, information and sound advice, you just need to click on the emag to find them all.
Read all about Cobweb, writer Lyndell Whyte's beloved pet.
For anyone who has lost a treasured pet, they will know exactly what she has been through, when the loss of her pet caused a very real and very deep grief.
And for some uplifting reading, you can't go past Digger the ANZAC War Dog story.
Digger the ANZAC War Dog was a dark brown and white bulldog who accompanied his owner, Sergeant James Harold Martin, during his three and a half years with the AIF. Digger's remarkable service is described as how he 'went over the top' 16 times and had been through some of the worst battles on Gallipoli and the Western Front in WWI.
Digger accompanied his owner, Sergeant James Harold Martin, during his service overseas and is said to have served three and a half years with the AIF.
Digger's remarkable service is legendary. It is said how Digger 'went over the top' 16 times and went through some of the worst battles on Gallipoli and the Western Front.
He was wounded and gassed at Pozieres in 1916, shot through the jaw, losing three teeth, was blinded in the right eye and deaf in the left ear.
At the sound of a gas alarm, it was reported that Digger would rush to his nearest human companion to have his gas mask fitted. There are also accounts of how Digger would take food to wounded men stranded in no man's land, sometimes bringing back written messages.
For more enjoyment, be sure to read of this year's Pets of the Wimmera & Grampians 2020.