Behold (top and above) Buddy, the winning pet.
Artist Jane Fogarty of PawPawPaw chose Buddy for the hearty-tugging back story.
Owner Clare recalled of her late pet: “He was the most loyal, placid,and compassionate fella. He was the one person that was always there regardless, sharing garlic cheese chips together at 4 in the morning,or just licking my face when I wasn’t myself.”
Previously: I’ll Paint Your Pet