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    Gallery: These adorable animals want to help you relax after a long, ugly election season - Staff photos by Bill Stewart | of | Share this photo

    Belle, an 11-year-old Boston terrier owned by sports editor Bill Stewart, left, and her sister Dixie Cup, right, suffer from Resting Worried Face. But they know everything is going to be OK.

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    Graphic designer Sharon Wood's cat Ziva reaches out to say hello — and maybe steal a snack.

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    Zadie, owned by graphic designer Sharon Wood, doesn't always help with breakfast. But when she does, she likes to be in the middle of things.

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    Gallery: These adorable animals want to help you relax after a long, ugly election season - Staff photo by Scott Monroe | of | Share this photo

    Dolly, faithful friend of Managing Editor Scott Monroe, sports her Lighting McQueen hat. Ka-chow!

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    Brian the Warrior-Poet keeps Dana Wilde company while he writes his columns.

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    Gallery: These adorable animals want to help you relax after a long, ugly election season - Staff photo by Lisa Haberzettl | of | Share this photo

    Mata Hari, who is part Maine Coon, helps universal desk editor Lisa Haberzettl with some chores around the house.

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    Gallery: These adorable animals want to help you relax after a long, ugly election season - Photo by Louise Harwood | of | Share this photo

    Piper the cat and Wooley the dog spend many hours chasing each other when they aren’t busy watching the presidential debates on TV at city editor Susan Cover's home.

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    Gallery: These adorable animals want to help you relax after a long, ugly election season - Staff photo by Amy Calder | of | Share this photo

    Pip and Bitsy pose for a photo this summer at reporter Amy Calder's family camp on China Lake. The sibling cats are 10 years old.

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    Gallery: These adorable animals want to help you relax after a long, ugly election season - Staff photo by Doug Harlow | of | Share this photo

    Tessie, reporter Doug Harlow's cat, peeks out from the wood pile leading up to "firewood weekend" at the Harlows' home in Athens.

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    Chloe, owned by sports editor Bill Stewart, is a 13-year-old Maine coon mix.

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    Gallery: These adorable animals want to help you relax after a long, ugly election season - Staff photo by Megan Bachelder | of | Share this photo

    Ava strikes a pose for her owner, news assistant Megan Bachelder.

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    Gallery: These adorable animals want to help you relax after a long, ugly election season - Staff photo by Marla Hoffman | of | Share this photo

    Copy editor Marla Hoffman's dog Holly cuddles with her weeks-old son Jameson. Marla says they've been best buddies since Jameson was born.

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    Gallery: These adorable animals want to help you relax after a long, ugly election season - Staff photo by Lauren Abbate | of | Share this photo

    Reporter Lauren Abbate says that her cat, Stone, is just as stoic as she appears in this photo. Stone takes her work very seriously.

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    Gallery: These adorable animals want to help you relax after a long, ugly election season - Staff photo by Doug Harlow | of | Share this photo

    Oakley, a black lab, loves the heat from the woodstove at reporter Doug Harlow's home in Athens.

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