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June's Kent Pets Tournament is down to just four pets.

With many getting to the second round by the nose, it will be interesting to see which of these furry friends will go to the final round next week.

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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 July, email details about your pet (such as pictures, name, breed, age and fun stories) to mcarr@thekmgroup.co.uk

Head-to-head #1

Garibaldi the Sphynx Picture: @gary_the_sphynx
Garibaldi the Sphynx Picture: @gary_the_sphynx

Gary the Sphynx

Garibaldi - or Gary for short - is a Sphynx who is turning four years old this October.

He lives with his family of other rescue cats picked up during his owners time running a charity that reunites missing cats in the area.

Garibaldi the Sphynx Picture: @gary_the_sphynx
Garibaldi the Sphynx Picture: @gary_the_sphynx

Gary earns his favourite dreamies and long stick treats by working as a model of harnesses and collars for Margate based company Hiro + Wolf.

He has also appeared in a music video for Salt Ashes with her single Cut You With A Kiss which reached the top 40 UK last year.

Garibaldi the Sphynx Picture: @gary_the_sphynx
Garibaldi the Sphynx Picture: @gary_the_sphynx

With a 4% lead on his opponent, Elsa the pug, Gary just got into the second round.

But he has a chance against an opponent with a much slimmer need.

Murphy the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Picture: @debra1170
Murphy the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Picture: @debra1170

Murphy the Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Lovely old Murphy only just scraped by into round two with 51% of the vote, giving him a strong fighting chance for reaching the final.

While many of us sit sweltering in the heat, Murphy is living for it. He loves to lay in the sunshine until he cooks himself them goes indoors and throws himself on the tiled kitchen floor.

Murphy the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Picture: @debra1170
Murphy the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Picture: @debra1170

He's a gentle dog and is great company for his owners as he follows them around the house.

However, many seem to get the wrong idea about him.

Murphy the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Picture: @debra1170
Murphy the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Picture: @debra1170

Sometimes in the past while out walking Murphy, people with their dogs would cross the road to avoid him as the breed gets such bad press.

His owners believe that at the end of the day it’s all down to the owners and think it's sad and unfair that his breed is the most abandoned to homes.

Head-to-head #2

Bardot the French Lop Picture: @lopsofkent (47852973)
Bardot the French Lop Picture: @lopsofkent (47852973)

Bardot the rabbit

Bardot was another pet who only just reached the second round with 51% of your vote - she won out against a dog once, can she do it again?

Though this cuddly bunny was brought into the family to help the mental health of her owner, Bardot loves to spend time with the whole family.

Bardot the French Lop Picture: @lopsofkent
Bardot the French Lop Picture: @lopsofkent

She spends lots of time in the house with them, snuggling with the children.

She's even allowed to zoom and binky (jump) around outside within the safety of a huge run. Though sometimes after a good spot of exercise, her favourite place to nap is in her litter box!

Bardot is groomed by her best doggy friend

Her favourite foods are barley rings, parsley and dill and of course she eats loads of yummy Timothy hay.

As mentioned in the first round, if Bardot keeps eating her greens, she could grow to be much larger than her bulldog best friend Gaston.

Aurora the Dalmatian Picture: @aurorathespottyexorer
Aurora the Dalmatian Picture: @aurorathespottyexorer

Aurora the dalmation

Aurora snatched the largest portion of the vote last round - leading with 62%.

She won readers over with her typical dallie charm - being loving and excitable - but also mischievous.

Aurora the Dalmatian Picture: @aurorathespottyexorer
Aurora the Dalmatian Picture: @aurorathespottyexorer

Her owners warned that if it’s quiet in the house you know she’s plotting something or is already in action.

She could be getting herself into all sorts of trouble by raiding bins, counter surfing or the classic slipper thieving.

Aurora playing in the sand

Despite her wild side she knows to listen to her owner, even if that listening is a bit selective.

Aurora can sit, lay down, give paw, leave, stay, and her favourite spin, all with food as a motivator of course.

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

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