Baby the dog and Doogan the cat belong to Bridget Cooney, of Alsip. They are friends for life.
Woody (left) and Belly belong to Joyce Clarke, of Riverdale. The two kittens, pictured on Halloween, were approximately 7 to 8 months old in December. Clarke's daughter, Monica Holmes, rescued them about seven months ago from the cold and rainy outdoors and kept them after seeing how they protected each other in fear that they would be separated. "They have brought joy to us," Clarke said.
Eddie belongs to Kelly Frestel, of Chicago's Mount Greenwood community.
Rorschach belongs to Mike Peters and Melissa Cassidy, who works in Oak Forest. Originally from Oak Forest, Cassidy now lives in Munster, Ind.
Dino belongs to Pete and Dee Catizone, of Hickory Hills.
Candi Bear Hibbler belongs to Megan Hibbler, whose parents, Mary Beth and Gerald, live in Homewood. The dog lived with her parents for a year while Hibbler was in a Chicago apartment that did not allow dogs. Hibbler now lives in Carol Stream.
Sadie belongs to Dolores Gorcowski, of Crete. The dog was celebrating Christmas and being 2 years old when this photo was taken in December.
Gijo, an 18-year-old pug, belongs to Chris Jones, of Midlothian. Jones said Gijo likes to sit on the lowest "shelf," watching Bob Jr. when he comes over to visit.