So, picking a winner for the competition is a massive dilemma because all of the entries are lovely and I have decided that I am going to simply pick the one that I think will "work" best as a lit image and leave room for the name.
The image & name that best fit into the format that I have to work with is
As well as being cute, the photo has good contrast, clear features & his name will fit.
Thanks to everyone who entered, I've loved seeing your gorgeous pets. Judging it was hell, though.