Pets in the West

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99 of the West's best pets

Our pets enjoy living here as much as we do. See why in these photos from our Facebook fans

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Cute cat photos
Courtesy of Sunset executive editor Chris Ryan


She is, I believe, a California born-and-bred cat, probably either part or all Maine Coon Cat. She grew up and lived for 10 or 11 years in LA’s Silverlake district, but now she lives in San Francisco's Bernal Heights, which suits her heavy coat much better.

She loves being able to watch what’s going on in the street from my bay window, and she also loves being able to watch the hummingbirds outside from the sliding glass door to my back deck. She really loves getting out onto that deck, but then she tries to eat the lavender.

She also loves lying in the sun on the kitchen table, even though she knows that’s against the rules. As is stealing guests’ sticky buns...but that doesn’t seem to be stopping her here. ― Chris Ryan, Sunset executive editor


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