Sahuarita resident claims two awards in Friskies video contest | Community Spirit
One of Sahuarita’s own residents has received two awards from the Friskies nation-wide cat video contest.
Alex Komechak took home an award for best ‘rescue cat’ and ‘fan favorite’ for the video of Pancake and Sugar Tree (the Doberman) having a little playtime together.
The story of rescue cat Pancake began after the three week old kitty was found in a Phoenix parking lot, by a friend of now owner Alex Komechak. A self acclaimed ‘dog person’, Komechak agreed to kitty sit while her friend was away. The story only gets better from there, Sugar Tree took an instant liking to the little kitty and as they say the rest is history. Komechak adopted the little black and white kitten and the trio has been together ever since.
With the ‘rescue cat’ award under her belt, Komechak then received her second catuette of the evening, this one for the video of Pancake and Sugar Tree playing together. The video was voted ‘fan favorite’ by a popular text vote.
For winning these two awards Komechak received a check for $10,000, the two gold catuettes and also bragging rights for having one of the most popular cat videos on the internet.
Komechak received both awards and thanked Pancake for being such a loveable cat.
Pancake the kitten and His Doberman was just one of 2500 entries to the contest and moved to the coveted top 20 semi-finalist spots in July; for achieving this honor Komechak and Pancake received a one-year supply of Friskies cat food, and Friskies Party Mix cat treats.