Nearly 80 people showed up to participate and watch the animals

Kids of all ages gathered behind the Sandy Pool on Wednesday morning, July 9, to show off their best friends: their POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - Among the feline entries were Rosie and her furry friend Henry.

Nearly 80 participants and viewers showed up for the Sandy Mountain Festival Kid’s Pet Show. The 22 entries included diverse pets from kittens and large dogs to reptiles and farm animals.

The Sandy Mountain Festival Five Generation Court was in attendance to judge and hand out award certificates to the pets’ POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - Rory and Reagan introduce two-month old Rocky to the crowd.

One of the show’s stars was Rocky, a lamb brought in by Rory and Reagan. The girls’ parents own Country Cottage Preschool, a farm school, which Rory said means they spend a lot of time outside.

Their parents decided to keep Rocky despite the struggles of raising a lamb when Rory promised she would help take care of her. Rocky is two months old and still bottle-fed.

Rocky, Rory and Reagan won the award for “Best Wiggle.”

Festivities continued Thursday, July 10, with the Bike Derby at Cedar Ridge Middle School POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - Happy, a rescued 11-week-old kitten, did surprisingly well with the large amount of canine spectators.

by: POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - Brooklyn and her Western Toad Rose were a big hit with the POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - Bubba the Old English Sheepdog was presented with an award for being the softest pet.

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