Shorty, a 4-year-old male Maltese, was the top vote-getter in The Elkin Tribune’s annual Cutest Pets Contest. Shorty’s owners Tim and Pat Couch, left, of Elkin are the owners of Interstate Exxon in Jonesville. Shorty poses here with Dr. Richard Brinegar, owner and operator of Animal Ark Veterinary Hospital in Elkin, the title sponsor of the Cutest Pets Contest. Also pictured are Animal Ark staff, from left, Roxane Cann, Cheri Marks and Jordan Byrd. Congratulations to Shorty and owners Tim and Pat Couch for winning the cash prize for most votes, and special thanks to Animal Ark for making the Cutest Pets Contest possible.
Chris Sage of Jonesville, left, shows off Coco, runner-up in The Tribune’s Cutest Pets Contest, with secondary contest sponsors Custom Heating & Cooling of Jonesville. With Sage and Coco are, from left, owners Darla and Steve Parker and employees Jeff Barnes and Paul Emmons. Coco, a 3-year-old boxer and bulldog mix, was entered in the contest by Chris’ wife Kandice Sage. While Coco is the couple’s only dog, she shares the house with their five cats. Congratulations to Coco and owners Chris and Kandice Sage of Jonesville, and thanks to Custom Heating & Cooling for helping to sponsor the Tribune’s annual Cutest Pets Contest.