Buddy wins Voyager’s Cutest Pet Contest by a landslide

By Claudia Carlson
Staff Writer

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The Voyager Staff would like to thank all the students, faculty and staff who submitted a picture of their pets to our first-ever Cutest Pet Contest. There were 12 great submissions: three cats and nine dogs. We had a wonderful time going through the pictures and admiring all of the cuteness. After 10 days of the competition, a winner has emerged.

Buddy, a 13-year-old terrier mix, won the competition with 243 likes on his picture in our Facebook album. We couldn’t wait to contact his mother, junior Brooke Tanswell, and learn more about Buddy.

“Buddy has been a part of my life since I was 6 years old,” Tanswell said in an email interview. “He lived with my grandfather for nine years, so I was able to see him every day. Buddy is very special to me because he was my late grandfather’s dog that in inherited four years ago.”

Sharing the picture on Facebook helped Buddy win the competition. Tanswell, who is majoring in public relations, said she enlisted her family’s help to share Buddy’s picture on Facebook for maximum “likes.”

Tanswell said she is looking forward to seeing “Deadpool” with the two movie tickets she won from the contest.

Coming in second place with 110 likes was junior Adriana Viadero’s pup, Willow, an Australian shepherd.

The Voyager would like to thank Carmike Cinemas on W Street for donating the movie passes for our contest.