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We have finally reached the last round of May's Kent Pets Tournament.

So who is it going to be, voters? The goofy pair of hounds or the energetic little desert gerbil?

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For those new to the game, every month we will be choosing eight animals across Kent for readers to explore the lives of and vote on who will be Kent's Pet of the Month.

Every week readers will vote on pairs of animals to go to the next round until only one remains.

If you're interested in entering next month's round for June, email details about your pet (such as pictures, name, breed, age and fun stories) to sbird@thekmgroup.co.uk

Luna and Zeus the Dogue De Bordeaux

Luna and Zeus the Dougue De Bordeaux Picture: @zeus_n_luna_dogue
Luna and Zeus the Dougue De Bordeaux Picture: @zeus_n_luna_dogue

Voters first met Luna and Zeus as the outgoing, lively one and the shy one - but this story only grew over the weeks.

Coming from a abusive previous owner, Zeus had to overcome his nervousness with the help of lively Luna.

Luna and Zeus the Dogue De Bordeaux Picture: @zeus_n_luna_dogue
Luna and Zeus the Dogue De Bordeaux Picture: @zeus_n_luna_dogue

Now they live very comfortably with their new owners - enjoying sharing a whole roast chicken between them everyday and puppachinos with frothy milk.

Their owners love taking pictures of the pair as they pull the funniest faces, especially when they are disturbed during a good meal.

Luna and Zeus the Dogue De Bordeaux Picture: @zeus_n_luna_dogue
Luna and Zeus the Dogue De Bordeaux Picture: @zeus_n_luna_dogue

After a good walk, the pair love to enjoy a dog show on the TV and especially like watching Paul O'Grady.

But after a long day, the pair prefer a long snooze. Though Luna is adorable when she sleeps in the bed next to her owners at night, it's hard to get a decent sleep with how loud both of them snore.

Luna the Dougue De Bordeaux Picture: @zeus_n_luna_dogue
Luna the Dougue De Bordeaux Picture: @zeus_n_luna_dogue

Poppy the Duprasi

Poppy the Duprasi (47326580)
Poppy the Duprasi (47326580)

Poppy has rocked through the competition this month, reaching 67 votes in the first round and 152 in the second - beating two other adorable pooches.

Though this gerbil is no stranger to a good competition. She loves running on the wheel alongside her mum, Amber.

Poppy race against Amber on the hamster wheel

Poppy entered the competition three months after she came to her family from being neglected by her previous owners - left underweight and with overgrown bottom teeth.

Now she's doing better than ever, back to tip-top health with a lovely little sandbox to play in.

Poppy play in her little sand box

If Poppy lived in her natural habitat in Northwest Egypt, Libya, Tunisia or Algeria, she would likely bury herself under the sand at night to protect herself from predators - but thankfully that's not necessary living with her human family in Kent.

Unlike normal gerbils, Duprasi store fat in their tails in the same way a camel does in its hump, so a healthy Duprasi like Poppy should have a nice rounded tail.

To read more about Kent’s furry, flying and finned friends, click here.

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