The Eagle received more than 200 entries in its 10th annual Holiday Pet Photo Contest — mostly of dogs and cats but also bunnies, ferrets, guinea pigs, horses, a cow and a pet rock.
This year's first-place winner was a photo of Skye, a golden retriever wearing a wreath and holding a candy cane in his mouth, submitted by Sondra and Brad Ashens of Wellington.
Second place went to Cindy Kardatzke of Wichita, for her photo of Chester, her white-and-gold long-haired cat, lounging under the Christmas tree.
And third place went to Shari Beck for her photo of five dachshund-mix puppies she fostered for the Kansas Humane Society.
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The winners were featured in The Eagle on Dec. 27. Here are more of our favorite holiday pet photos. To see more, go to WichitaPaws.com and click on "Contest Winners."