Newtown Patch readers picked Rufus and DeeDee as the in our photo contest.
Rufus, on the right in the picture, is a 6-year-old pug. DeeDee, a pug-French bulldog mix, was a Christmas gift to Virginia and Vernon Hartman of Newtown. The dog was a gift from their son, who got DeeDee from a family that could no longer care for her.
“The girls go everywhere together and always stop traffic during our walks in ,” Virginia says. “Rufus and Dee are lively little bundles of unconditional love and support, true companion dogs. I cannot imagine being without them.”
Voters picked Rufus and DeeDee from 28 entries, with Elphie providing close competition.
As the winner, Rufus and DeeDee now move on to represent Newtown in the next round of voting in a regional contest of Bucks and Montgomery County canines.
Wish Rufus and DeeDee luck.
We’ll start the voting for the regional contest on July 9; look for it.