SHE'S such a cutie! Tiny the Jack Russell is the Examiner's Pet Idol 2005.

And the accolade couldn't have gone to a more deserving canine.

For the Jack Russell had a very rough start in life.

She was found wandering among heavy traffic in the centre of Penistone when she was just a pup in 2001.

A kind local woman took her in - but unfortunately couldn't keep her.

So she was adopted by Christine Gough and her family who live in Stocks Way at Shepley.

Christine, 47, who types the village newsletter, claims she "bribed" everyone she knew to vote for Tiny.

"We entered our other Jack Russell, called Jack, but he's not such a poser as Tiny," she said.

"She's absolutely adorable. Everyone who meets her, loves her. Her little tail is always wagging, she loves people and animals too. Jack Russells have a reputation for being a bit nippy but she isn't."

Almost 200 pets took their places in our huge phone poll. Tiny polled an amazing 400 votes - roughly twice as many as her nearest rival. She wins a year's supply of Hero pet food from Asda.

Christine, her husband Simon, 46, who works in the motor industry, and son Matt, 12, were celebrating the victory.

Christine says: "When I saw all the pictures in the paper I'd never have thought that Examiner readers would pick Tiny as the cutest. We're really chuffed!"

Judith Alderman of Asda, Huddersfield, said: "I'm the owner of a rescue cat, Tabitha, and it's a big responsibility taking on a pet who's been through trauma early in life.

"So I'm really thrilled that Tiny is our winner."