Fast friends!

Pets have a way of bringing out the best in kids, don’t you think? (Above: Charlie, 1, of Maple Grove, with Vince)

Bernadette, 3 months, of South St. Paul, with V

Ella, 6, of Farmington, with Burn-E

Lily, 5, and Henry, 2, of Lakeville, with Butters

Link, 6, of Woodbury, with Rocket Booster Fire Face

Noah, 4, and Natalee, 10 months, of Shakopee, with Memphis

Otis, 4, of Rushford, and his pet chickens

Wyatt, 3½, of Apple Valley, with Confetti