Super artist Charlotte Kenworthy is just nine years old – but already she’s proving she’s a winner.
Charlotte, from Farington, drew inspiration from her much-loved cat Cookie when she entered the recent Lancashire Evening Post Draw Your Pet contest.
The pupil, from Lever House Primary school in Farington, near Leyland, was delighted to learn she had won first prize. The prize included a bumper colouring pack.
Her father Richard said it will be appreciated. He said: “Charlotte is constantly doodling. She’ll draw anything and is very imaginative.”
But Charlotte’s joy at her success is bitter sweet. Sadly 18-month-old Cookie recently went missing and has died.
Richard said: “Her picture shows how loved Cookie was.
“It’s a good memory of him. He was a bonny cat with a good nature and very playful.
“Cookie has a place of rest at work at Turbary House Nursery at Whitestake and she comes and visits him.”
Charlotte now plans to get a new kitten in the spring. Richard stressed the family is not seeking a new kitten just yet. He said: “She does want another cat and wants to choose her own at a later time.”
The contest was sponsored by Vets4Pets and the prize included a lifetime’s vaccinations (Vac 4 Life) for the winning pet.
The practice, which has a Preston base at 90 Moor Lane, has said it will honour this promise when Charlotte gets a new kitten.
There were more than 200 entries for our competition with children sending in drawings of pets, including cats, dogs, rabbits and snakes.
Readers were asked to vote for their favourite.