A few weeks back we launched our cute pets competition - and we were inundated with hundreds of adorable entries, from tiny dogs to fluffy kittens and even the odd hedgehog.
Now finally after putting 30 finalists to a public vote, we finally have our winner. Drumroll please, as we announce the champion of cute pets - six-month-old Pomeranian puppy Henry!
Henry, at number 17 in the gallery of finalists, was a runaway winner with 275 votes in total.
His proud owner, Alice Hall from London, now wins a three-night stay at luxury boutique hotel Castille Paris in the city of light.
"I was actually on my own with Henry when I found out, and I was so excited – I’ve never won anything before!" she said. "I tried to tell him – and I think he understood, he seemed happy!"
Alice revealed that as well as looking cute, Henry has many adorable habits: "When you’re washing up he comes and collapses on your feet. He’s also quite mad – he randomly rolls over when he’s walking around the house, and even though he’s a lazy dog, he’ll just suddenly start running around in a crazy fashion!"
Although Henry won't be accompanying Alice on her winning trip to Paris, he can be sure of a souvenir or two: "Maybe an Eiffel Tower to chew on – or a mini beret."
Special mention goes to Bear the kitten, Aslan the rabbit, Basil the pug, Coco the puppy, Hugo the hedgehog and Teddy the puppy - all of whom clocked up 30 votes or more in the finalists round.
See the full interview with Henry's owner below.
So tell us a little bit about Henry! How long have you had him for?
He’s a six month old Pomeranian, and me and my sister bought him just before Christmas – as an early Christmas present to ourselves!
Why did you decide on a Pomeranian?
It was a bit spontaneous actually. We had both wanted a small dog our whole lives, and wanted one that was little (we have quite a small flat), loveable, cuddly and wanted to be looked after. He had to be fluffy!
And why the name Henry?
We did consider some ridiculous names before – my sister does Classics so she wanted him to be called Octavious! But then we decided anything longer than three syllables would be too much for him to understand – and when we got him, he just looked like a Henry.
How did you (and Henry) react when you found out you had won the prize?
I was actually on my own with Henry, and I was so excited – I’ve never won anything before! I tried to tell him – and I think he understood, he seemed happy!
Does he have any very cute habits?
So many! Some you can’t actually describe – you just have to see him do it and it’s so adorable. One of my favourites is that when you’re washing up he comes and collapses on your feet. He’s also quite mad – he randomly rolls over when he’s walking around the house, and even though he’s a lazy dog, he’ll just suddenly start running around in a crazy fashion!
Any favourite toys?
He’s very spoilt – he has so many toys that we’ve bought for him! But his favourite thing is a plastic doorstop – he always runs and gets it to chew on.
And a favourite food?
He actually loves Broccoli – although he did sneak into my sister’s room and eat a whole bar of chocolate once.
You must get a lot of attention when you’re out and about…
Oh yes – he’s the kind of dog that when you go for walks everyone stops to say how cute he is – I am constantly being complimented on him!
So will you be bringing him a souvenir back from Paris?
Definitely! Maybe an Eiffel Tower to chew on – or a mini beret!