Perfect pup wins prize in cutest pet contest
This little pup has won her owners a cash prize in a ‘cutest’ pet competition.
A photograph of Mitzi in bed at Beverley Mason and Wayne Hodgkins’ home in Netherton beat 647 entries in a Pets at Home contest.
Handyman Mr Hodgkins said: “I couldn’t believe it, considering the amount of people who had taken part. Ninety per cent of the pictures were of dogs.”
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Mr Hodgkins found out that Mitzi had won the competition after a friend, Rachel Pallant, shared a post on Facebook by the company.
The prize for first place was a £20 gift voucher to use in store, with a £10 voucher being awarded to the runner-up, a rabbit named Tina.
“I wanted to put her into a competition for some time,” Mr Hodgkins said, before joking about how he had found out the good news: “If it wasn’t for Rachel tagging me in the post, I wouldn’t have found out.”
Mitzi was a 40th birthday present for Miss Mason. As a puppy, she was originally owned by one of her cousins.
“She’s not just a dog; she’s part of the family,” Mr Hodgkins said. “Everywhere we go, she goes.”