HAMPSHIRE’S hounds and cats have been enjoying the paw-fect Christmas as these first entries into the Daily Echo’s Festive Pets competition proves.

Hundreds of pampered pets across the county have been indulging in the festive spirit, making sure that it is not just those on two legs who are having a good time.

Looking anything but “ruff” this festive season is model mutt, Dolly the Shih-tzu, from West End, who was out making the most of her cosy Santa outfit in Netley over the holidays.

While fashionable feline Socks from Hedge End, proved you are never too young to delve into the Christmas spirit, aged just nineweeks- old but still determined to get its claws into celebrations by donning a cute Santa hat.

And not to be outdone by the youngster, glamorous guinea pigs Eric and Arthur look ravishing in their red hats on the big day in Byron Road.

How to enter

IF you have a model moggie at home or a party-loving parrot, send in a photograph, along with your name, address and contact number, to picdesk@dailyecho.co.uk.

Alternatively post it to Picture Desk, Daily Echo, Test Lane, Redbridge, Southampton, SO16 9JX.
The winner will receive a bag of pet goodies.