OUR pets have enjoyed extensive periods of time with their owners due to the coronavirus pandemic - with some of them being incredibly cheeky.

The Covid-19 outbreak has resulted in us all having to remain in our homes for longer than usual. While that has been difficult for some of us, our pets have loved being spoilt with more treats.

As these photos show, some of your cats and dogs have been stopping you leaving the house and working from home.

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Relaxing - Courtney Jade’s dog has been getting up close and personal since the initial coronavirus outbreak



The difficulties when working from home - Anna Blatch has been stopped in her tracks by her cat


Do not disturb - Sue Webb’s dog Teddie has been getting wrapped up ahead of the winter months