For some extra cheer and hilarity over the holidays you should pick up a copy of “Awkward Family Pet Photos” and leave it on the coffee table for all to see.  Random House sent Rory and I a copy of this book to look at and let me tell you there was definitely more than one occasion where I found myself snorting into my tea with laughter — quite an awkward situation in and of itself.

The concept is pretty self-explanatory — a collection of awkward photos that feature families with their beloved pets. You’ll be surprised, shocked and even a little mortified by some of the poses and compositions people choose to commemorate their precious pet moments with, but at the end of the day you’ll be guaranteed a good laugh. Oh, and you’ll have lots of terrific examples for how not to take a photograph.

Perhaps the funniest thing about this book is that in every image it is the human who makes the photograph awkward, suggesting that modelling is yet another area in which pets lead by example. Do you have any funny pet/family photos you’d like to share? Post them here and make us laugh!

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