Kittens are adorable, but we aren't about to forget about man's (and woman's!) best friend. Is it a coincidence that many of our most favorite Kitchen Tours have featured a tail-wagging pup or two? We think not. Pour yourself another cup of coffee in this post-holiday work week and take a peek at this puppy parade.

Dogs, even more than cats, are constant and dependable kitchen companions. They're always ready to for a belly rub while we wait for the oven to heat or hovering nearby in case something should happen to fall to the floor. (Who needs a vacuum, right?!)

Does your dog keep you company when you're cooking?

Top Row
Judith Jones Makes an Omelet for One
Kate Payne's Hip, Homemaking Haven
Daniel's Gorgeous Kitchen Re-Design
Food Writer Ivy Manning's Portland Kitchen
Cissy and Richard's Relaxed Green Kitchen

Bottom Row
Penny's Mermaid-Hued Kitchen with a View
Matt and Blair's Fresh Retro Kitchen
Rachel Saunder of Blue Chair Fruit
Chef Laurent Tourondel's Country Kitchen
Rachel & Alex's Urban Homestead with Hounds, Chicken, & Handmade Kitchen

Related: Do You Let Pets "Clean" Your Dishes?

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