I think animals that have passed on should definitely be included.
Once a family member, always
a family member!
What about pet-related Halloween stories (with or without pictures)? Should those be included, too? This might turn out to be a very spooky thread!
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."
"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"
"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."