House Organ Pet Poll winners announced
The winners of the 2011 House Organ Pet Poll, conducted in conjunction with the annual “Pets of Vanderbilt” issue, are in after voting closed at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17.
The winner in the Dog category was Duke, the European Doberman who lounges in the driveway of Wendy Ashe of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Duke ran away from the pack with 552 votes, 23.8 percent of the total. Second place came from the other end of the canine size range, Lee Ann Jarrett from the School of Nursing’s Chihuahua named Chihuahua.
The Cat winner was Tahoe, the extremely relaxed-looking gray tabby lounging on the armchair of Elizabeth Campos Pearce of Otolaryngology, with 225 votes, or 18.4 percent of those cast. Runner up was Pheebee, the photogenic kitty of Danica Partin of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
In the Duo category, voters were taken with Porter and Millie, a little boy and little dog keeping an eye on each other, photographed by Janet L. Hardison of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia. The boy and dog received 271 votes, or 20.9 percent of those cast in the category. Second place went to another boy-and-dog photo, 4-year-old Will with Maggie the boxer, taken by Jackie Kolb of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
More than 5,000 total votes poured into the House Organ website over the almost two weeks of voting. Thanks to those who submitted photos, thanks to those who had fun with the voting, and congratulations to the winners, who now have the only prize the poll offers: eternal bragging rights.