Doggone cute Zac takes out prize
IN THE eyes of every pet owner their own hound or feline is the most adorable and cuddly companion in the world.
But do their pet-owning peers hold the same admiration?
The vets at Raceview Veterinary Surgery decided put the question to their clients and find out which pet they thought to be the cutest.
More than 60 photos lined one of the reception room's walls for four weeks to gather the impartial opinion.
With its silver coat and youthful exuberance, husky puppy Zac, owned by Kaine Shoveller, of Flinders View, claimed the crown for cutest pet.
Six-year-old ridgeback cross Tehya was second and Mia the pug placed third.
Dr Shona Richardson said the response to the competition was outstanding.
They surgery staff left the voting to the clients because splitting the difference between so many pets was a tough task.
"That's why we didn't do it ourselves! We gave everyone else the hard task," she said.
"Everyone seemed to really enjoy it. They all love to show off their pets. All the men who we thought wouldn't vote all started to show off their own votes."
Vet nurse Helena Coaley said the photos proved to be a talking point among their clients.
"They are still up there now and people are saying 'that's cute' and give their point of view," she said.
"Pets are part of the family and they are like a personality extension. They are like a baby. It's part of them and they like it when they get attention."
The winning pets took home supplies of dog food tailored to their personal diet needs.