The judges were some of the wonderful NHS staff at the Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry. They judged the photos at home. Thank you very much to the judges:
Jo Nunnerly – HDU and Outreach Sister
Tracy Nixson – HDU and Outreach Sister
Karen Pilson – HDU Staff Nurse
Helen Mitchell – HDU Staff Nurse
Here is what Helen had to say: “This has been very, very difficult as we are all animal and cat mad and would dearly love to give all a prize. All the cats were individually deserving to win as they are so obviously treasured for being themselves.
Thank you for involving us. We really enjoyed it and hope we haven't disappointed anybody too much. It was never going to be easy with the so many quality cats!
Best Pal: Rio
“What an absolute star and appreciated on so many levels.”
GORGEOUS GEORGE won the Wall Mounted Scratcher donated by Catipilla. He will enjoy using this as part of his daily exercise routine!
Funny Face: Loki
“Well what do you say. His character bounces from the page.”
LOKI will be the proud wearer of the GPS Cat Tracker donated by tractive. Or will he? No more secret rendezvous!
Sleeping Beauty: Bosie
“We really struggled here so many and a close-run thing. But another redhead. Bosie realised he'd fallen on his feet with these new humans and instantly felt at home and safe. It must have been lovely to experience that trust from an animal, given he'd only just arrived in the house.”
BOSIE will be practicing all the facial expressions in his “Cats Making Faces” Wall Art Print donated by Aimee Mac Illustrations.
Peek-a-Boo: Luke, Trooper and Storm.
“Treble trouble. Wonderful snap, it's difficult enough getting one cat photographed never mind triplets. Great personalities.”
winning trio LUKE, TROOPER and STORM will probably not be sleeping like the cat on the Little Sleeping Cat Keepsake from Petributes. Instead they will be off somewhere creating mischief!
Simply Gorgeous: Louis
“There’s something very poised and wise about Louis. "I am what I am and I'm perfectly content and secure in myself.”
LOUIS will enjoy gazing at the kitten, in the Print on Canvas from Janet Pidoux, and reminiscing about his youth.
Overall TOP CAT Winner: Rio
“What a moggy and handsome to boot.”
Sam’s Top Pick: Best Pals – Luna
“I love this photo, the way the boy and his kitten are gazing at each other, it’s just wonderful! I knew as soon as I saw this photo that I would have to add another winner – if it wasn’t chosen by the judges. To me, this photo represents the future, hopefully this young man will grow up and be a great advocate for all cats!”
Lunaand her family will have fun examining all the goodies in the Cattitude Box donated by Cattitude Box.
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who entered the competition, the wonderful people who donated the prizes, the amazing judges who had the very difficult task of choosing the winners and Anthony and Steph for helping with the competition.