After Patch readers uploaded 168 photos of adorable dogs, cats, a bunny named Nibbles, one parrotlet and a snake named Swee' Pea, we have a clear winner:
Scarlet. Also known as photo 5.
Congratulations to Scarlet and to her (?) owner for receiving the most reader votes (52) and being chosen by Patch staff as the winner. For uploading this photo, Marian Nigro will receive a $50 gift card, plus bragging rights (please email email@example.com for more info on how to claim your prize, Marian).
Coming in at second place is 56: Lexi. Lexi captured the hearts, or at least votes, of 32 Patch readers.
But may I just say: . How you ever all picked one for which to vote, I do not know. I spent more time than I should admit, just oohing and aahing my way through the pictures.
So thanks to all who entered and shared the pictures of their animal companions. And congratulations to Scarlet and her family!