Reader photo of the day: Rhodesian Ridgebacks wait for Santa
Though the holidays have nearly come to an end, we couldn't ignore the comfort and joy of these three Rhodesian Ridgebacks in this cleverly doctored photo from submitter Maura. She spruced up the animals by adding hats and a Christmas tree-snowman combo on the porch for good measure. It makes the dogs, who seem very down to business in their search "for the man in red," so perfectly cheery and decked out for the season. (We especially love the middle Ridgeback's adorable brown nose, which, appropriately, reminds us of Rudolph's unique-colored reindeer snout.)
Think your animal photo should be our reader photo of the day? We'd love to see it, and showing us is easy. Just head to the Pets & Animals category of Your Scene, The Times' photo-sharing site, and select the appropriate album (we found Maura's photo in the Holiday Pets album). Once you've chosen your album, click the "submit" link at the top of the page, pick your photo (.jpg format) and include a caption that tells us a little about the animal or animals you've photographed.
-- Kelsey Ramos
Photo: Maura / Your Scene