IT’S that time of year again - the launch of the Mail’s Santa Paws competition.
Bertie the cat is the first entrant and we are asking readers to send in snaps of their much-loved animals dressed up in the finest festive get-ups such as Santa outfits, snowmen, elves, Christmas trees, or any other wacky ideas you may have.
The six-month-old tabby cat may look a picture of innocence but he can be quite a handful at times according to his loving owner, Kelly Smith.
The 26-year-old wedding and events co-ordinator, from the Seaton Carew area, said: “Bertie is a very loving and affectionate cat and proves very popular whenever we have visitors round but, like my fiancé Richard, he can be very grumpy and mischievous when he is hungry.”
Just tell us a little bit about yourself and your pet, including your name, age, address, animal type, and why you dressed him or her up and send a contact number in case your pet wins.
We will print the pictures and crown one lucky pet this year’s winner. We’ve teamed up with Middleton Grange Shopping Centre to offer the winner a £50 voucher to spend in the centre.
To enter, send your photos to Santa Paws, the Hartlepool Mail, New Clarence House, Wesley Square, Hartlepool, TS24 8BX, or email firstname.lastname@example.org