WINNERS OF WEEK 4
It was another week of hard judging again in our compawtition, we had over one hundred entries to look at and they were all wonderful, heartfelt, a delight to receive, so I want to say a huge thank you to everyone for sharing your beautiful pets and stories with us over these last few weeks. Please keep them coming. I do hope you are enjoying our pet page and we are giving you a few extra smiles.
This week we are teaming up with Dublin Pride and their Pride Pet Parade - Sunday 21st of June 2pm, so check out the Dublin Pride Facebook Event for all the competition info. Fabulous prizes and it will be pawsome!!!
NOW on to this week's prizes that we have for you, prizes for Best Pandemic Pooch and 2 Pandemic Pooch Runners Up, Best Covid Cat and Best Covid Cat Runner up, Best Pandemic Pet and Pets. We also have Stephen from The Pet Parlour with his two hampers and Two Best Groomed spot prizes ! So if you have won a prize this week from the above entries Stephen from the Pet Parlour will be in contact by Tuesday the 16th of June about sending you the vouchers or about collecting your spot prizes.
Miriam our wonderful vet is giving us great tips about our pets and how to get them ready for the big adjustment of not having us home every day. Miriam has spot prizes for two lucky dogs, one lucky cat and prizes for our under 6 and over 6 colouring compawtition winners which was very kindly sponsored by The Sandymount Vet Hospital. So if you win one of our Vet's spot prizes Miriam will be in contact by Tuesday 17th of June.
Thank you again for all YOUR entries and also I think we should give a big round of applawse to Dublin City Council for having us each week and also to The Pet Parlour AND Sandymount Pet Hospital for all their sponsorship and support. So all that is left for me to say is good luck to you for your entries for Week 5 of Pandemic Pets and good luck with your entries for The Pride Pet Show on Sunday 21st of June.
Now on to the winners of Week 4.
BEST PANDEMIC POOCH
Megan Bowes with Bunty and Annie: The Pet Parlour €50 Voucher
Megan shared "This is Bunty & Annie wishing quarantine away, they can’t wait to get out and play with all their friends! "
BEST PANDEMIC POOCH RUNNER UPS
1. Joanne Walsh with Izzy: The Pet Parlour €20 Voucher
Joanne shared "This is Izzy the working cocker spaniel - she's enjoying helping me work from home :)"
2. Meredith Ritter with Kali: The Pet Parlour €20 Voucher
Meredith shared "I am sending on photos of my 18 week old Miniature Pinscher puppy, Kali. She's hilariously funny and so confident! Loves everyone and just wants to play with the other canines she meets. Kids are fun, too. We're loving our time with her and she's adding a bit of extra life into the day to day."
BEST COVID CAT
Siobhan Scarlett with Tali.: The Pet Parlour €50 Voucher
Siobhan shared "This is Tali. The best colleague to have during a pandemic. She spends her day alternating between sleeping on my lap, in front of my monitor, or suddenly becoming very active and social during a video call. Tali had a tough start to life after being abandoned on the side of the road as a kitten. Luckily she was found and cared for by a Vet. We adopted her through the lovely Cats Aid organisation. Two years ago we discovered she was born with just one kidney, but she doesn't let that stop her from living her best life. She loves chasing nerf darts around the house, trying to fit in boxes too small for her, headbutting me and purring loudly when she finally finds a warm lap to sleep on in the evening time."
BEST COVID CAT RUNNER UP
Stephanie Behan with Scooby: The Pet Parlour €20 Voucher
Stephanie shared "Scooby is two years old. He is the King of our house and we all love him so much. He loves to play and follows us around when we go outside. He climbs trees, is a great hunter and he likes to nap anywhere he can find a spot. He is always hungry and his favourite food is turkey. He is the best pet ever because he is so fun and playful and he loves rubs and cuddles (when he wants them).
From Cillian, Noah and Kyle Behan"
BEST PANDEMIC PET
Best Pandemic Pet(s) is Tom Haughey with Bruno (Dog), Smaug (Gecko), Manky (Robin): The Pet Parlour €50 Voucher
"Hello, My Name is Tom Haughey, I am 16 years old I would like to enter three of my pets for the 'Pandemic Pet' competition.
Bruno is a a five year old Bernese mountain dog and my mother got him for me when I was in first year, I had struggled a lot with bullying and my family thought it would be helpful for me to have a companion, like many children the connection was near instant, we did everything together from swimming to eating.
I also have Smaug, I found Smaug, a leopard gecko, on adverts when I was in fifth class and argued with my mother for hours on end with promises of patience and responsibility in taking care of her, and she's still alive thus far, so I can mostly say I was telling the truth.
Last entry, I have 'manky'. Whilst on a walk last week along a busy road I found a small robin, it appeared to be very shaken and wasn't making attempts to fly away, out of fear that it may get killed by oncoming traffic I picked her up and decided to bring her home, at which point she defecated all over my hoodie (thus achieving the title 'manky'). I brought her home and by the end of the day she was confident enough to make feeble attempts at flight, we are still working on her flight skills but hope that soon she will fly the coop (pun intended)."