Published: 11:07, 02 April 2021
| Updated: 14:07, 02 April 2021
Welcome to the first round of our first Kent Pets Tournament.
This week competitors include a Pringle-stealing cockapoo, a chicken who loves cuddles and a cat who will only drink water if it's from a glass.
Scroll down to find out more and vote
In the first round, our eight pets will be competing to enter next week's top four - where you can enjoy more adorable videos and stories about the county's fluffy, feathered and scaled friends.
A winner will then be selected from the top four and will be crowned 'Kent's Cutest Pet'.
If you would like to take part in next month's tournament, send pictures and details (such as name, age, breed, location, fun facts) about your pet to firstname.lastname@example.org
Next month's category is all about skills, tricks and talents as pets compete for the title of 'Kent's Most Talented Pet'.
Head to Head #1:
Alfie the Tabby Cat
Alfie is a 13-year-old tabby cat and the fluffy roof-top boss of his Chatham territory.
He will fight off anyone who crosses his garden and a few years ago he took on a powerhouse of a cat (nicknamed Bruce) twice his size.
Weeks later his owners saw Bruce waiting outside the back door as he had started following Alfie around like a loyal bodyguard.
But don't let this fearsome feline fool you.
Alfie will yowl until he gets a cuddle from his owners and will push past any phone screen, notebook or laptop to get it.
Ebb the English Springer Spaniel
Ebb is an English Springer Spaniel, named after the ebb-and-flow of tides as he lived on a boat with his family.
As a seafaring pup, Ebb needed to know all the tricks he can to survive the tumultuous open waters.
This very clever dog knows sit, lay down, spin, high-five, high-10, speak and will soon be mastering the art of 'roll over'.
Ebb is a little more grown up now - so if you want to see him again, vote him into Round 2.
Head to Head #2:
Noah Halles Waite
Noah is a 12-year-old house cat who came to live with his owners just a week before lockdown started.
Though he's only lived with his new family for a year, this cunning feline has figured out exactly where the treats are kept and how to ask for them.
But he's also quite a fussy cat - only enjoying the expensive cat foods and refusing to drink water unless it comes from the fish pond or from a glass.
He's not much of a lap cat but still shows a little softness by insisting on sleeping in bed at night.
WATCH: Noah knows exactly where the treats are
Blake the Cocker Spaniel
Blake is a five-year-old Cocker Spaniel who has lived with his new family for 11 months now.
They soon found out that Blake loves children but - when the inner spaniel calls - he's much more interested in chasing down cats and foxes.
His only wish is to finally catch one some day. But would he know what to do with them?
Head to Head #3:
Olive the Cockapoo
Olive is a 10-month-old cockapoo who was brought home to keep her owner company in lockdown.
Aside from digging impressive holes, Olive's next best talent is stealing her owner's Pringles.
Let it be known for the record that the cockapoo in question denies these charges on the grounds that there is no video evidence - yet.
Ziggy the Labrador
Ziggy Stardust is a one-and-a-half-year-old Labrador who is training to become a sniffer dog - along with his brother Jet.
Even as a pup this little Starman managed to get himself an appearance on Sky Sports.
He spoke at length about his rising-star status and how he would one day make it as a police dog and thanked all of his fans - but unfortunately the presenter didn't speak puppy.
WATCH: Ziggy plays in the back garden
Head to Head #4:
Poppy the Amber White Chicken
Raised from a chick by her owners, Poppy is a peculiar chicken for her love for cuddles.
How on Earth does a chicken communicate she needs a cuddle, I hear you ask? Poppy says she'll spill the beans (eggs?) if you get her into Round 2 of the Kent Pets Tournament.
Avian flu restrictions have meant Poppy has been confined to the coop for the last few months - a lockdown she is eagerly awaiting being lifted so she can mingle with the family again.
Her many talent's include posing for the camera and laying very tasty eggs.
Trixie the Greyhound
Trixie is a three-year-old greyhound who was adopted by her family from Croftview Kennels in Harvel.
In complete contrast to her fellow retiree racer Mac - who is more chilled out - Trixie's owners describe her as 'absolutely crazy'.
She loves to play and is just brimming with energy, as you will see in the clip below.
WATCH: Trixie plays with her one of her favourite toys