To great fanfare in a packed house (OK, it was on the laptop in the living room), the winners of the Cornerstone Pets Photo Contest were announced Thursday night. In a separate ceremony earlier today, Honorable Mentions were handed out to the many deserving entrants who just narrowly missed the top prize:
The Martin Brothers and Otis were awarded $25 Cornerstone Pets Gift certificates, which are basically priceless.
Best Smile: Hudson, Dahlia, Chai, Romi (in grass field), Kitty in Striped Shirt
Best Ears: Buddy Bond, Zadie, Shelby, Van
Best Eyes: Hershey, Major, Jasper
Best Hairdo: Oliver (the windblown look)
Best in Snow: Bailey, Devon, Ivan, Riley
Best At Play: Charlie, Loki the Cat, Prince
Best At Work: Buddy Leahy (at the computer)
Best in Action: Nanook (dock diving)
Best Bad Habit: Daisy smoking, Daniel the cat chewing furniture AND talking on his cell phone during a meal
Best on Guard: Izzy, Ike, Nena, Snickers (for guarding the closet)
Best of Friends (BFFs): Juliette & Danielle, Sadie & Lily, Sunshine & Betty, Maggie & Molly, George Piglet & Dad, Henry & Dad, Simon & Gracie, Group of 3 Hoboken Dogs
Best Shameless Product Placement (Thanks!!): Quinn (Apache River Dog Coat), Major (Kong Dog Toy), Riley (RC Pets Whistler Wear Dog Coat), Henry (Tuffy's Mighty Toy Giraffe), Jasper (Mini Bully Barbells & Upcountry Union Jack Harness), Diddy (Puppia Home Run Vest Harness), Oliver (Red Dingo Dog Tag), Loki (Quiet Spot Tag Silencer), Cookie (Premier Fido Fleece Coat)
All of our Honorable Mention receipients will receive 10% off their next purchase at Cornerstone Pets (HDA members get 15%)!!! For identification purposes, just bring in your pet and have them reenact their photo at the front desk (or, alternatively, just tell us who you are).
Thanks to all our flourishing photogs for making this incredibly challenging competition such a success!
Oh, and by the way, the owner tells me I need to tag this entry Kim Kardashian, dog food, Justin Beiber and Lady Gaga.