‘Toasted marshmallow’: Congratulations to winners of the Paws & Claws Contest!

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2013 6:05pm
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THE THREE WINNERS of this year’s Peninsula Daily News Paws & Claws Contest have been chosen, picked by our online voters in a very difficult selection process:

First Prize [$50 gift certificate from Country Paws Resort and Grooming of Sequim]— Sandy, submitted by Hillary Burgess of Port Angeles.

“My name is Sandy and have been told by many that I look like a toasted marshmallow,” wrote our top prize-winner (ably assisted on the computer keyboard by a representative, no doubt).

“I’m about three and a half years old and was adopted from the Humane Society.

“I love laying in my mommy’s lap and being held like a baby. I enjoy running after my ball, catching it midair, and doing a victory lap.

“When I’m inside for the day I like a good game of tug-o-war and chasing my tail.

“My best friend is Tootsie the ferret and four cats I tend to make angry on a daily basis.”

Second Prize [$20]— Grayson T. Ricketts, submitted by Kelly Serrianne of Port Angeles.

Said Kelly: “Meet Grayson T. Ricketts, or Grady for short.

“He is a very special kitty. He is the friendliest cat you will ever meet. He plays, purrs and head-butts. He is also special because he has an artificial hip.

“He is the best kitty ever, not to mention the cutest! :).”

Third Prize [$15] — Ein the Corgi, submitted by Stacy Graves of Monterra between Port Angeles and Sequim.

“Please vote for meee!” Ein (or representative) wrote in the entry description.

“I am a fluffy Pembroke Welsh Corgi who lives in Monterra!”

By the way, Ein is short for Einstein.

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners! Our prizemeister, Sue Stoneman, be contacting them soon about their winnings.

And thank you to all who participated in this contest — the photos will remain posted at (click here):

It’s too bad there could be only three winners.

We can’t wait to see the North Olympic Peninsula’s cutest pets next year. It might be your critter!

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