We can all agree that the people in the North East are top notch - there’s no denying that.
So it goes without saying that the region’s pets will be just as good - and now we have the pictures to prove it.
Canadian superstar Justin Bieber prompted some discussion across the globe after proclaiming that his pet dog, Esther, was the world’s coolest.
So we challenged our readers to show us their own pets as they chilled out, ate ice cream, and generally enjoyed the summer.
And you really delivered!
We loved seeing your dogs and cats living their best lives enjoying the outdoors - we think they beat Bieber any day.
Esther may be used to seeing the sights of the world from a private jet or a yacht, but we bet she isn’t having as much fun as our local animals.