YOUR BEST FRIENDS: Readers share pictures of their pets, Jan. 1

Henderson resident Lyn Mendoza said, “Kobe is a 3-year-old German shepherd/Labrador mix. We rescued him from Lied Animal Shelter. Next to him is his sister Kaile, who is 2.”

Las Vegas resident Cheyenne Kent-Welling said, “Sapphire is a blue-point Birman with sapphire-blue eyes. In one single cat show, he won five first-place ribbons. He also thinks he is a dog by the way he eats, shakes paws, begs and tears around like a roadrunner. He is also a real teddy bear by his extremely soft fur and preference to cuddle nightly by his master’s head.”