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Posted on Mon, Jul 12, 2010 : 12:02 p.m.

Cat wins gift basket; enter your pet to win

By Jen Eyer


Spaz, in a not-so-spaz moment

Photo courtesy of Christina Beverly

Spaz, a 9-year-old cat from South Lyon, won today's drawing for the weekly Friday Pet Blogging contest.

Spaz's owner, Christina Beverly, will receive a gift basket loaded with cat goodies from the Humane Society of Huron Valley.

Every week through August, HSHV is giving a gift basket filled with pet supplies to one winner, drawn at random from all the entrants for that week. The items have all been donated by Pet Supplies "Plus" on Plymouth Road.

The cat basket includes: - Cat toys - Cat treats - HSHV bumper sticker - HSHV large T-shirt

To participate in Friday Pet Blogging and enter the contest, e-mail a new photo of your fuzzy friend anytime during the week to Please include the animal's name, age, and city or township of residence in the e-mail. Make sure the photo is at least 600 pixels wide.

We compile the week's photos into a slideshow, which we publish and promote on Fridays here in the Pets section. Each submission is assigned a number, which can be viewed in the photo gallery on Flickr. After the new gallery is published, we use the website to generate a randomly selected winning number. Winners are announced on Mondays.

Limit one entry per household per week, and one win per household per year.

Click here to read the contest's official rules.

Jen Eyer is on the Community Team at She leads the Parenting and Pets sections, and writes feature stories, blog posts and opinion pieces. She can be reached at 734-623-2577 or