LOUIS the cat decided to put his best paw forward and enter the Mail’s Santa Paws contest.
Reader Lisa Allen sent in this adorably festive snap of her beloved 11-year-old feline.
The cheeky black and white cat sneaked into a bag which contained a new Christmas garland bought by his owner, and decided he would go for a snooze.
Lisa took the chance to snap him in his Yuletide sleeping position and decided to enter him into this year’s Santa Paws competition.
Lisa said: “This is Louis and he’s 11-years-old. I recently bought a new garland for Christmas and put it on the landing. The following morning I heard rustling and found him in the bag dozing!”
She added: “He is a sweetheart of a cat, so loving but vocal and demanding. We all love him and pander to his every need. We hope you love his picture as much as we do.”
All you have to do to enter your pet into the contest is send in a festive snap of him or her, and a few details about yourself including your name, age, address and why you dressed your animal up. You could even win a £50 voucher to spend in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre.
To enter, send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Hartlepool Mail, New Clarence House, Wesley Square, Hartlepool, TS248BX.