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Orioles pose for calendar shoot with some super adorable pets

Prior to Tuesday night's game with the Red Sox, the Orioles welcomed some special guests to Camden Yards -- as it was time to shoot this year's pet calendar.

Several O's, including J.J. Hardy, Matt Wieters, Chris Tillman, Chris Davis, Adam Jones, and Manny Machado, took part in the photoshoot alongside some furry friends -- some their own and some available for adoption from the Baltimore Animal and Rescue Care Shelter (BARCS). 

The team captured some of the fun on Snapchat, posted throughout the afternoon:

As is the case with pet calendars, the players weren't the only participants that had to go through rigorous preparation for the photo shoot:

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Meanwhile, a different dog, Myley, took the mound alongside owner Tillman for a photo-op: 

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The Orioles pointed out that the pet calendar has sold out each of the past four seasons, so this year's will no doubt join its ranks among highly-sought fan collectables -- and all for a great cause, too! When completed later this season, the calendar will cost $15 and sales will proceed BARCS.

As a parting gift, here's Wieters, his son and their tiny kitten, Millie, hanging out in the dugout:

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