It’s mid-week in February and by my watch, it’s time to look at some adorable pictures of animals. After all, our pets are often the only coworkers freelancers have in our workspace, and they’re extra important for keeping our spirits up in the winter.

Join the fun: post a photo of your pet in our online community and vote on one (or several) of your favorites!

The pet with the most comments by 2/9 will win a Freelancers Union tote bag full of goodies (including The Freelancer’s Bible by Sara Horowitz) and a feature here on our blog.

Here are just a few entries so far:

Remember: If you post a pet, be sure to vote for a pet in the comments section. (Sorry, but you can’t vote for your own pet!)

And of course, now’s also the perfect time to share your Instagram feed so we can all follow you.

See you in the Hive!