YOUR BEST FRIENDS: Readers share pictures of their pets, Jan. 8

Las Vegas residents Mike and Lorrie Bump shared this picture of their new, 11-week-old long-haired red dachshund, Birdie Adele. “She has a sweet face and a lively personality. Her favorite trick is to put her front paws in her full water bowl and push it around the kitchen like she’s surfing.”

Las Vegas resident Joy Dotson shared this picture of her 2-year-old Maltese, Dixie. “She’s a chicken around water, so she floats around the pool to be with us and stays safe from the scary water.”