Last week we read that fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld had declared he wanted to marry his cat, Choupette. Choupette has two personal maids in her Parisian mansion and is a very mollycoddled moggie indeed.
Well we wondered how pampered are Ireland’s pets? Could we out-do Paris?
And so we decided to launch a competition to find “Ireland’s Most Pampered Pet”!
We asked you to send us a photo of your pet along with the story of how you spoil them.
And, boy, there is some serious pampering going on!
But there can only be one winner, so we join Katriona McFadden in our Galway studio, to find out who that is!
Winner: Penny the cat; owner: Edna Ridge, Galway
Penny/ Edna Ridge
And we also have five runners-up!
Hanzi/ owner: Oonagh O'Brien
Bella & Millie/ owner: Klarissa Horgan
Truffles & Pia/ owner: Muriel Haire
Lord Fluffy Follett/ owner: Geraldine Buggy
Barney/ owner: Janet Taylor
And we would like to pay an honourable mention to the following!
Sam/ owner: Siobhan McCarthy
Coco Chanel/ owner: Suzanne Winters
Kaspar/ owner: Stella Ring
We had lots of great entries, and narrowed them all down to a "top six". That is to say, a winner, and 5 runners-up.
But nobody goes away empty-handed!
Each of the five runners-up will receive a gorgeous hamper of products from Whiskas and Pedigree Chum.
The hampers will include a terrific selection of care products and treats for your pet.
Petcare products such as DentaStix and Dreamies, from the leading petcare brands.
And, of course, some lovely munchies, courtesy of Pedigree and Whiskas, Ireland's leading pet foods.