17/04/2012 13:29 BST | Updated 17/04/2012 14:27 BST

Celebrate National Pet Month With... Awkward Family Pet Photos (PICS)

Did you know that April is National Pet Month? Shame it's not March, the month that comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Not that we'd recommend keeping either of those as pets, of course.

Monkeys, rabbits and snakes, on the other hand? Keep 'em as pets! And then preferably dress them up, photograph them and send the offending picture to those wonderful people at Awkward Family Pet Photos.

You can find out more about the history of Awkward Family Pet Photos here. And in the meantime, enjoy the gallery below. Because if this doesn't raise awareness of pets, we don't know what will: