Did you know it was 'talk like a pirate day' today?
We certainly didn't, and we imagine it escaped the attention of Britain's animal community as well.
But that didn't stop hordes of pets appearing on social media in costumes straight out of Pirates of the Caribbean. We suspect most of them had little choice in the matter.
Dogs, cats and hamsters appeared with ruffs and hook-hands to mark the special day. Their expressions varied from wide-eyed pleasure (generally the dogs) to utter disgust (the cats), suggesting some had been more happy to wear the piratical gear than others.
See the photos below