Animal lovers are known to do just about anything for their pets -- but some families seem to have gone a step further to show their love and affection.
A set of hilariously posed photos from the team behind AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com is a reminder of what can happen when pet owners become a bit obsessed.
Mike Bender and Doug Chernack are the authors of Awkward Family Photos, a collection of some of the most excruciating poses, hairstyles and fashion choices ever to be captured in print.
An online gallery ranges from absolutely absurd (take the example of a man posing with a monkey in the shower), to overly staged (a family dressed in white gowns and tuxedos posing with their Maltese).
Barnyard animals are not exempt, with donkeys, pigs and chickens seeming to endure their owners' nuzzles.
As the authors of the book quite rightly said: 'We adore our pets, but let’s face it - sometimes L-O-V-E makes us go a little overboard.'
Take a look at the photo gallery and let us know what you think!
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