Overly done pouts, poses and self-directed close ups have taken Twitter by storm of late – and we at Buyagift towers thought it would be cool to try something new!
It’s fair to say that our thought process behind this one was fairly simplistic: if Kim can do it, why can’t our pets?!
Having come up with something that was pretty cool ( even if we do say so ourselves), we thought it could be a great opportunity to raise money for two very worthy animal charities: Angels Animal Rescue and Wood Green, the Animal Shelter – and the Buyagift pet selfie competition was born!
Between 3rd June – 3rd July, we invited your furry fashionistas to audition to be the next Kim Kar-dachshund or up and coming Mirranda Purr – and all they needed to do was send in a pet selfie! Open to all animals, we were ultimately on the lookout for the most camera friendly companions. However, greater kudos was be given to creative snaps – the funnier and more inventive the better – and more likely to be chosen as the overall winner!
And, it would seem that your pets certainly know how to strike a pose, because we received 1,900 impressive entries – from a cheeky Spanish parrot, through to a dog wearing work attire – the standard was pretty high!
On the 10th July we chose 20 finalists to be sent to our independent judges at Angels and Wood Green (take a look at the incredible snaps below).
The guys at the charities had a tough decision to make, but they chose a fantastic winner and runner up. They awarded first place to an adorable chocolate Cocker Spaniel named Dixie.
Her owner Francesca said she is usually very photogenic, she sits & poses prettily whenever required, except when she’s too interested in her phone & this is when the ‘selfie’ happened! She loves snuggles with her mum & enjoys play dates with her Springer Spaniel boyfriend Dundee!
Let’s have a round-of-a paws for our winner – Dixie!
Our runner up was the gorgeous Dolly, who clearly proves that you don’t need opposable thumbs to take a selfie.
Dolly’s owner told us that she loves to be in front of the camera, playing fetch, and learning to sit on command for treats – well done, Dolly!