Thanks to all of you who entered pictures of your rascally Ratties in our i Love Rat Terriers photo contest last month.
Our contest judge, Deborah Davidson Harpur, who’s an i Love Dogs Ambassador as well as founder and captain of the PM2 Dog Agility Team, came up with a unique way to select the winners.
“I wanted Rickie Roo to judge it because she has such good taste in dogs,” Harpur explained. Because Rickie Roo couldn’t tell her dog mom which pictures she liked the best, Harpur numbered the pictures and then numbered dog biscuits. Rickie Roo selected two biscuits from a basket, as you can see in Harpur’s videos here and here.
Without further pawdo, here are our i Love Rat Terriers photo contest winners!
1st Place: Magnum
“Magnum is one of the loves of my life,” said the 2-year-old’s dog mom, Cynthia. “I have had him his whole li’l life. He is not a show dog but my best buddy. He does do some obedience and is smart as a whip.”
When one of her other Rat Terriers demolished a feather pillow, Magnum even helped Cynthia clean up the mess.
‘Magnum has his own fan club through my friends. He is full of personality and helps run the household. When it is bedtime, he is the first under the covers to bed down, but if I have to get up, so does he, just to make sure all is well. He is a very dedicated dog.”
2nd Place: Athena and Rocket-Man
“They love hiking, going to the river when we fish, or just laying on the sofa, watching TV with us,” said their pet parent, Mischel, who has had Rat Terriers for the past 14 years.
“Once you have one, you will never have anything but a Rat Terrier,” Mischel said. “We would not trade them for the world.”
Honorable Mention: Ranger
Based on your “Likes” in our i Love Rat Terriers Facebook photo album, the fan favorite is Ranger.
“He brings so much joy to our lives with his amazing energy, playfulness, friendliness toward all humans and dogs, and, most of all, the love he shares,” said Kelly, who’s been Ranger’s dog mom since he was 13 weeks old. Ranger will celebrate his third birthday in November.
“He has such personality you would swear he’s a little boy, not a dog, and that’s how we refer to him: our little boy,” Kelly said. “I’ve never known a more loving little bundle of joy, and I look forward to each new day with Ranger!”
Magnum, Athena and Rocket-Man will receive i Love Dogs Reishi with Green Tea plus a coupon good for a 50-percent discount on their pet parents’ next purchase of i Love Dogs vitamins and supplements. Ranger will receive an i Love Dogs bag filled with goodies.
Many thanks to Deborah Davidson Harpur and Rickie Roo for judging our contest. You can catch the PM2 Dog Agility Team in action September 16-18 at the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of America AKC Trial in Chula Vista, Calif.