Why the internet loves cats – not dogs

Cats rule the internet, but why? Other animals are cute and funny too. BuzzFeed’s ‘beastmaster’ runs through the theories. Read more

Photograph: Amanda Edwards/WireImage

We asked you to share your photos of any pet however wet via GuardianWitness. From a wading water buffalo to damp dogs, here is a selection from the gallery

1. Photograph: Shirley Barrett/GuardianWitness

2. Photograph: Mariana Ramone/GuardianWitness

3. Photograph: markslaughter20/GuardianWitness

Dogs dressed as their owners - in pictures

Do dogs really look like their owners? They do in this project by Swiss photographer Sebastian Magnani – he has spliced together portraits of the owners with their four-legged friends in a series called Underdogs

See the full gallery here.

Photograph: Sebastian Magnani /Rex Features

Who’s a pretty boy then? A dog with animal designs at a creative grooming competition in Seacaucus, New Jersey. From picture desk live: the best news images of the day

Photograph: Ren Netherland/Barcroft Media

Family album of pampered pugs - in pictures Phillip Lauer and his wife Sue have, for the past six years, been transforming their dogs Blue, Bono and Roxy into fictional characters, rock stars and members of the royal family.

Photograph: Phillip Lauer / Barcroft Media/Phillip Lauer / Barcroft Media

Happy Friday all!

Here are the top pictures from our Let sleeping dogs lie assignment

We asked you to share your pictures of sleeping dogs for this week’s GuardianWitness Top pets assignment. You can submit photographs until 10am on Monday 22 April – here is a selection of the best so far

Photos: GuardianWitness users: Blue Cross/Martin Phelps Caoimhe McReynolds & W Lam

Dressed to impress, dogs arrive for Crufts 2013 at the NEC in Birmingham. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA