We're a nation of animal lovers. They're the reason the internet was invented.

Well maybe not but who hasn't lost an hour here and there watching cats be mean or dogs be daft?

I have loved and lost three dogs (my car boot is still hairy), five guinea pigs, two hamsters, one rabbit and many fish.

Never had a cat but my son is working hard on changing that.

I can look at pictures of people's pets or hear stories about them all day long.

Which is where you come in.

Seeing as an office pet is out of the question (although our spider plants are doing well) we want to hear about your special family members.

Whether they're winged, scaled, furry or spiky, regardless of leg count, introduce us here.