The response to the My Best Friend photo contest, as part of Scruffts 2011, has been fantastic. Due to the large number of entries we have received and space restrictions at the Scruffts event, we are forced to announce the date of August 29 as the deadline for receiving entries. Photographs sent after that cannot be accepted as entries into the contest. We would like to thank everyone for their participation – it has been brilliant and clearly shows the important role our pets play in our lives.
Inês Lopes, Editor
For a chance to win these amazing prizes…
1st – Sac of dog food (15kg) + year’s subscription to the Algarve Resident + picture in canvas (20cmx30cm) + goodie bag.
Ali Turner from Alvor sent us this photo of Diesel, who is about 16 months old. She said: “He was rescued at about six weeks old from a roundabout in Praia da Rocha. After a huge amount of persistence from my daughter, we decided he could join our ever increasing family of two dogs, nine cats and two turtles. He became very ill after drinking from the pool while it was being cleaned and wasn’t expected to recover. Despite the odds being stacked against him and, with the help of the team at VIP vets and my daughter, he made a full recovery. He is now over 25kg and doing great. He loves to eat ice pops and his best mate is my daughter’s cat Mr Spike.”
2nd – Sac of dog food (6kg) + picture in canvas (20cmx30cm) + goodie bag.
3rd – Sac of dog food (2kg) + picture in canvas (20cmx30cm) + goodie bag.
. . . You have to enter the My Best Friend Photo Competition as part of the Scruffts 2011 event.
Is your dog the photogenic type? All you have to do is send us a high quality photograph of your dog(s), by August 29.
A selection of the photos sent in by our readers will be published regularly in the Algarve Resident up to the day of the event. An independent panel of judges, including a professional photographer, will be voting for the three best photos in the photo competition at Scruffts.
Send your photographs (resolution around 2,000 pixels wide or high), including your full name and address, the name of the dog(s) and age(s) and why you think it should win, to Editor Inês Lopes by email[email protected].
Suzanne Ogden from Porches, Lagoa, says her dog Secret, the Portuguese Water Dog, is a truly amazing little girl. “The most loving, loyal and devoted dog I have ever owned,” she said. “She is a true man’s best friend in every sense of the word.” The other dog Dalia was born in a dog pound near Loulé on New Year’s Day 2011. Suzanne said: “We saw her at The Algarve Dog show and thought she would be a great company for our Water Dog. They play for hours. She has not had the best start in life, she is still rather timid of strangers, but she is getting better. She is totally attached to Secret. In the picture, Dalia and Secret are doing what they do best. “Enjoying life and having fun. They are both so happy and content and we love them both to bits.”
Jona Weber from Parceiros in Leiria sent us this picture of Chavi. She said: “The photo shows a sight early in the morning of my one year old rescue Pitbull sleeping on top of my car to catch some sun! I chased her off of course, but not before sneaking this picture!”
Lisa Dowling from Portimão sent this photo of Bruno and Dotty (now aged 9 and 10). “Dotty and Bruno have been together since 2004 when they met and fell in love. They have been inseparable ever since! Dotty has been mine since she was a pup and travelled around Europe with me before we settled in Portugal. Bruno was rescued and adopted as a pup by my partner Ricardo and we are now one happy family,” she said.