The Cedar Bend Humane Society wants to thank the children who participated in our “Why I Love My Pet” writing contest.
We received 25 contest entries! The staff at CBHS read all the entries and selected their favorites. This was no easy task because every entry was wonderful! We could really feel and understand why so many children love their pets.
We loved that we got stories about all kinds of pets: cats, dogs, guinea pigs, farm animals, fish, birds, and ferrets.
As tough as it was, we selected five winners to receive a certificate of recognition and a gift card to the business of their choice. We also selected three honorable mention entries to receive a certificate of recognition.
Our five winners (in alphabetical order) are:
Lillia Britzman (far right photo)
Natalie Demai (not pictured)
Ellie Foelske (far left photo)
Emily Hubbard (center photo)
Connor Sheridan (not pictured)
Our three honorable mentions (in alphabetical order) are:
Avery Isaacson (Denver)
Oliver Kidd (Cedar Falls)
Miriam Southall (Cedar Falls)
Since all the children did such a great job, we have put all the entries in a binder that will be on display in our adoption center.
Also, below are some excerpts from each of the entries. We think the words really demonstrate the love these kids have for their pets.
THANKS to all the children who entered our writing contest. GREAT JOB!
“When Henry wakes me up, he will wake me up by licking my face.” — Sophia Platt
“I have a dog that is jumpy. When she is tired she is lumpy. In the morning she barks. She sounds like a herd of aardvarks.” — Natalie Demai
“Her personality is her most beautiful part.” — Lillia Britzman
“I don’t know what my life would be like without him. He is the best dog in the world, & I love him to pieces.” — Emily Hubbard
“I love my cat Fred because she’s silly, she’s very pretty, she does crazy things, and because we found her.” — Oliver Kidd
“I love all of them very, very much. I want to conclude that this only covers some of good things about my pets. The rest would not fit on all the paper in the world.”
— Maggie Roades
“Star is 12 weeks old, and she’s adorable and so cute.” — Brennan Else
“I am thinking about them (my pets) every second. Animals are my life. If I had to live with animals the rest of my life, I would.” — Kaisa Iverson
“Their names are Bruno Mars and Britney Spears. They’re husband and wife. Bruno loves Britney, but Britney dislikes Bruno.” — Brielle Peterson
“The reason I love them most is because they love me. I love my cats.” — Kahri Burk
“My pets are the most important thing to me because they are part of my family. No matter what, they are always there for me.” — Avery Isaacson
“I don’t know what I could do without her because I love her so much.” — Torin Brown
“I know when she is glad to see me because she sits on my lap, purrs, and licks me with her loveable, sand paper tongue.” — Alexis Wurzer
“From the instant when we brought them home we knew they would belong with us forever. I am so thankful for all of my animals, they make life extraordinary.” — Corinne
“He likes to snuggle.” — Ian Dunleavy
“My dog can open doors with his nose. He’s the best dog ever.” — Dillon Fowler
“She is a very good cuddler. She cuddles with everyone.” — Grace Hennessy
“Sawyer is a rescue dog, and he is the best.” — Chris Haislet
“I have a dog that’s yellow and fluffy. He makes my heart all puffy.” — Jenna Hess
“My favorite things I like about my cat are that she meows really cute, she is soft, and she cuddles with me.” — Hannah Davis
“I love Gizmo because she always sits by me when I do homework and watch TV.”
— Connor Sheridan
“I love my ferrets because they always know how to make me laugh and/or smile.”
— Miriam Southall
“One reason why I care about her is she is fun to play with (any type of game). Another reason is that she is good for cuddling on cold days and also days you feel down.”
— Andriana Weber
“Boomer comes into my room every night to make sure I’m okay and to sniff by my closet. I can’t imagine even a week without him. Too hard.” — Ellie Foelske