ThisWeekNEWS | Cutest Critter Contest

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  • Addison, a Mini Dachshund from Columbus is our winner! Addison’s hobbies include posing (because she knows she is cute, digging imaginary holes and rooting through her bedding, knocking over trash cans, eating as much as possible, finding various cushy places to sleep, swimming (she is a water lover!) and long romps in nature.
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  • Calvin likes chewing anything that will fit is his mouth and taking his owner for long walks He can fall asleep on his back with his legs sticking straight up in the air.
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  • Pebbles is a Therapy Dog. She has taken agility classes, as well as obedience classes. She's very lovable. Her favorite chair is a La-Z-Boy recliner, and you will often find her hanging around on it in various positions.
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  • Kitty's hobbies are grabbing and playing with discarded wine corks, threatening birds from the safety of a glass door and sleeping. You bet Kitty has a great trick; Kitty will retrieve a thrown wine cork, and sometimes even bring it back to me to be thrown again!
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  • Frank sings, plays soccer, jumps on furniture, sunbathes, and bosses his siblings around. His best trick is he sings along with the piano when the Peanuts song is played.
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  • I love people and I love to play! I like to show people how much I love them by licking them as much as I can before Im told to stop. My dad calls this my oppressive type of love. I love to go on walks, and I stop at every tree and bush if mom lets me. I can sit, shake, lay down and I can catch a mean frisbee!
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  • Rocky likes cuddling with his owners, barking at squirrels, sleeping on his owners stomachs, playing fetch, biting his nails and licking things. He stands on his hind legs and pumps his front legs to keep his balance. This makes it look like he is dancing.
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  • Sleep … sleep … eat … drink … snack … sleep … sleep more … eat … snack … .and maybe a short walk around the block. Isabelle is great at "Sitting Pretty", she loves to do this for everyone, she sits up and has her tail (we call it a rutter) to balance her.
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  • Annihilating toys. He begins by tearing the squeaker out then moves on to pulling all the stuffing out then proceeds to remove any or all extremities. He loves his toys but they must be destroyed. He also does a fist bump. When he's standing and I say "fist bump!" he taps his left paw to my right fist.
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  • Simon enjoys life in general — whether it's tormenting his older dog, toilet papering the house, romping in the snow or playing with his many toys. He always has a happy go lucky attitude. He walks on two legs for quite a distance.
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  • Bolo enjoys walks, playing ball, giving kisses, talking and being in the fresh air. Bolo can jump several feet in the air to catch a fly ball. He rarely misses!
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  • Helps us make the beds, jumps up on all surfaces, takes three walks a day, licks all guests, plays with his toys and is a great guard dog. He skips!
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  • Sophie loves going to work and greeting all my therapy clients. She loves playing ball and taking naps. She is a great soccer goally.
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  • Samuel's number one love is his family! But, he is also a great squirrel hunter and an avid hiker, he loves to watch the people go by outside, but is not the best guard dog, he is often sound asleep when I come home. Sammy's special trick is snuggling!
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  • I like my big brother Bronson. We play tug of war and we chase eachother in the yard. I like going on walks and learning my surroundings. I am very smart, and learn many tricks at my puppy class. I like to "dance"( stand on hind legs).
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  • Loves hunting, walking, running, treats, cuddling, kisses and more. Skylar’s special trick is hunting wabbits.
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  • Bryn likes chasing her ball, jumping over furniture, cuddling, wrestling with her Beagle sister. Bryn is good at leaping like a kangaroo!
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  • She loves running around in our fenced-in backyard, trailing behind people to see where they are going, circling people and begging on her hind legs for treats. She loves to hide behind objects with her butt sticking out thinking shes "hidden" from us! My bunny is litter-trained like a cat and runs freely through the house like a cat or dog. Her finest talent, however, is her ability to jump on her mommys high desk and open her bags of treats to eat them when her mommy isn't looking.
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  • Bexli loves walking, tug-of-war, ball throwing, chilling out on couches and playing with other dogs. No special tricks but noteworthy is Bexli is a survivor..more than once in his life. Failed the Pilot Program to become a seeing-eye dog (but we were happy) and overcame a nasal tumor, had radiation, and is doing great now. The mark on his face is a result of radiation treatments and reminds our family daily how lucky we are he's still a member of our family.
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  • Maggie May is great at bossing around the new puppy and her best trick is rolling over.
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  • Murphy likes to chew things he is not suppose to and he is quite the escape artist!
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  • Dandy likes to play with his ball. A trick he is really great at is he will hide the ball himself and then find it, ie: under a chair or rug, etc.
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  • Daisy’s hobby is sleeping.
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  • With so much still being so new to Draper, everyday is an adventure for him! He loves to explore the outdoors, meet new people and play with his numerous toys. We are still working on Draper's tricks.
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  • Snoop and Opal like playing, walking, eating ice cream and watching for cats! Their best trick is their dancing!
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  • Never had two dogs that love each other’s company. They love walks, fetch, chasing each other and snuggling with each other. They are young, but they give high fives and love to sit and wait for a treat.
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  • Asher is full of energy for a 10-year-old rescue dog! He shows his affection by "talking" to you when you pet him. He loves to run full speed and leap on to the couch. When we go on walks, he stays right by my side watching all the people and wildlife. In the 3 years I have had Asher, he has learned over 40 words and many tricks including: sit, down, shake, shake-other paw, roll over, crawl, speak, quiet, touch and spin. Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks!
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  • Digging, playing with toys, barking at squirrels, going on walks, and playing with his brother are Remy’s favorite things. He carries a toy everywhere including a squirrel, pillow pet and a floral-patterned kitty.
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  • Penny enjoys digging, tug of war, going on walks, cuddling, and chewing bones. Penny is very sneaky at hiding bones. She hides them under furniture, under blankets, outside and in shoes.
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  • Jack plays tug of war, goes on walks, cuddles, chews bones and plays with his brother. Jack is highly skilled at getting treats out of Kong toys.
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  • Winston loves walks, hunting insects and chewing everything in sight. His best trick is stealing socks and slippers.
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  • Sophie is calm and acts like a cat. Zelda loves getting her belly rubbed. They both love playing keep-away with their toys, they sit pretty, and Sophie is trying to talk.
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  • Kuni likes taking walks, chewing plastic bottles, shredding stuffed animals, and loving her “family.” Her best tricks include opening and closing the door behind her when she comes in, sitting; she lays down, high fives and picks the hand that has her treat.
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  • Charlie enjoys licking his favorite people all over their faces. He likes to take warms baths and to be wrapped up in a towel and held like a baby. On a nice day, Charlie likes a long walk where he can see squirrels and smell interesting scents. We call Charlie a cat/dog because he likes to climb up on furniture and snooze like a cat would do. He especially likes to lay astride the top of the couch with his front and hind legs dangling down. He will balance this way for hours while the sun beats down on him through the greatroom window.
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  • Ryan is great at chasing tennis balls and herding wild geese. He is happy running/walking just about anywhere.
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  • Mylie loves chewing her bones and playing with ping pong balls. Her trick is she rattles her dish when she is hungry.
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  • Skeeter loves his naps, still runs around like a kitten and loves to wake me up in the middle of the night to get his treats. He definitely runs the roost, but I wouldn't have it any other way!
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  • Kuder is a "foster failure" from the Ohio Basset Hound Rescue. He enjoys eating, drinking and sunning himself on the deck. Kuder does not care to learn any typical dog tricks but does know how to pester his mom and dad by whining and hitting you with his big paws until he gets what he wants (usually food or water).
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  • Helmer’s hobbies include eating, sleeping, whiffleball, butt scratches, dressing up like Obi Wan Kenobi (see photo). His best trick is he doesn’t eat until I give him a signal.
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  • Miss Cha Cha loves cuddling, bed buddy, she loves to be dressed up and is a loving companion. Kole and Miss Cha Cha on their way to the ballet to see Swan Lake. Miss Cha Cha is the prima ballerina in her favorite tutu.
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  • Hound loves to jump. Also enjoys causing trouble, destroying all ropes, running and being cute.
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  • Milo likes to cuddle with me, he’s a big sniffer and a good explorer. He follows us around like a dog and likes to be in fashion shows. Milo takes socks and stuffed animals and walks around them. His trick is doing flips.
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  • Cash loves to run at the park, take afternoon naps, chew on anything in sight and be just plain adorable! Cash is named after country singer Johnny Cash.
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  • Abby loves playing, especially playing with anything that will roll!
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  • Celty likes eating, gliding and barking like a chihuahua. She loves a good rub behind the ears! For a trick Celty glides around the house and into the refrigerator!
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  • Remi likes sailing, dog shows, stealing the cat's food whenever possible. If she bats her long eyelashes when getting scolded, she can pretty much get away with anything. Not exactly a trick, but she knows how to work us.
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  • Bo's personality is that of a clown. He is always happy, full of life and into everything. This dog loves to BARK!
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  • Bentley enjoys fetching racquetballs (all day!) and going on walks. He is also a huge fan of peanut butter and cuddles! This guy can clear about six feet to catch any sort of object! He also loves Star Wars and dressing up in his snazzy tie!
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  • My pets Pixie Styx and Angel are Paw Pals for Vitas Hospice They love going to the nursing homes and visiting with their patients. Their favorite thing to do is to go to Star Bucks and get their Puppacino's and go for walks.
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  • Tyson loves long walks on the beach or wherever, swimming, playing at the dog park, SNOW!, napping, taking all the clean laundry out of the baskets to make a bed at night and playing with my little brother. Dexter loves veggies! Plus running around the house. Tyson can 'sit pretty' and Dexter can do a bunny run like nobody's business.
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  • Loves playing with her doggie friends, camping, doing her therapy dog work and going to dog shows. She can shake paws, sit, lay down, back up, hold something on her head, go thru your legs and take items to others when asked.
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  • He loves playing fetch and exploring outdoors. He's very loving and has tons of energy, using it to lick everyone he meets! He also loves following his owners around and sleeping with them.
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  • Cloe is great at climbing furniture and chewing squeakers out of toys. She likes walks, loves napping and when she jumps up in the air and it looks like she is dancing.
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  • Molly and Lila enjoy walks, going to the dog park, swimming, watching wildlife, taking naps and begging for snacks. Lila can give you 10!
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  • Lily enjoys walking, running, eating grass and swimming.
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  • Jojo likes to place tug of war and fetch, plus walks, snuggling with her "people", and bird and squirrel "watching". She follows many commands; sit, stay, come, down, leave it.
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  • Pictured with Zeus. Luna likes playing, eating and sleeping. She can eat hard food even though she has no teeth. She was a rescue from a puppy mill and had too many litters and lost all her teeth due to calcium loss.
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  • I love to nap — Sleeping is my favorite! I also like to go on a short walk. When I am home alone, I like to do projects around the house. I like to rearrange the dishes that are in the sink and put them throughout the house. I eat Doors! Charlie can find the sunniest spot in the house and take a nap there!
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