The poll has closed, and a winner has been declared! It looks like big ears aren’t enough to overcome the floof.
It’s official: the Pallas Cat has won the O-Deck January Madness and is now the Best Animal, at least until we mix things up and do this again! I’m fairly sure this is legally binding, so all of you O-Deckers are required, under penalty of law, to claim the Pallas Cat as your official favorite animal.*
Also, I believe the phrase is Cats Rule, and Dogs Drool.
*All of this is completely tongue-in-cheek, of course. Every single species that started out in this madness is amazing and awesome in its own way, and I would give medals to all of them if I could.