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A little about our life, our business and our pets.

Embarrassing and ugly

Isn’t it amazing how silly our dogs can make us look sometimes?  I just got home from running some errands (pretty new sheets for my bed) and I was getting out of my car.  The dogs were all standing at the back gate.  They were looking happy and excited.  They were wagging their tails and looking at me like, “Hey!  What’d you get us?”  And there I was getting out of the car, singing along with the Eagles, dancing and making faces at the dogs.  I was just trying to entertain them.  And that’s when I saw my elderly neighbor.  She was looking at me like I had landed from Mars.  There’s really nothing you can say.  Or there was nothing I could think of to say.  I grabbed my bags and scurried indoors.

I blame the dogs.  I think they should have warned me that she was standing there.

In other news I’m very excited because my old vet clinic — the one I used when I first moved here — has a new vet.  That means that I will be able to go back to using them.  That’s a good thing since I huffed off from the vets I had been using for the last few months because they wouldn’t give me a prescription so I could buy Heartgard online.  I had to leave the first vet clinic I was using because their small animal vet left and they were only treating large animals (horses, cows).  But now they have a small animal vet again and all is right with the world.  This vet clinic is less than a mile from my house and they have the greatest staff in the world.  I stopped by briefly yesterday to buy some Frontline (saw a flea this week!) and just met the new vet briefly.  He made a good first impression.

Pabst, this year's winner of the World's Ugliest Dog competition.

Pabst, this year's winner of the World's Ugliest Dog competition.

Catching up on something you may have seen in the news recently, the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest was held last week and — Surprise! — the winner was NOT a Chinese Crested!  It does seem that, year after year, the winner of the Ugliest Dog competition is a Chinese Crested.  I always feel bad for the Crested people because when you see these dogs at dog shows, properly groomed and cared for — the best of the best — they are really beautiful little dogs.  Unfortunately, there seem to be some Cresteds that missed the boat when beauty was being passed out.

But this year’s winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest is a Boxer mix named Pabst.

From The Associated Press:

A prominent under-bite, scrunched face and floppy ears are the hallmarks of a winner — of the World’s Ugliest Dog contest, that is.

Pabst, a boxer mix rescued from a shelter by Miles Egstad of Citrus Heights, Calif., won the annual contest June 26 at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Northern California.

It was an upset victory for Pabst, who beat former champion Rascal, a pedigreed Chinese crested. Pabst’s owner took home $1,600 in prize money, pet supplies and a modeling contract with House of Dog.

Miss Ellie, a blind 15-year-old Chinese crested hairless, won this year’s pedigree category.

(photos by Noah Berger of The Associated Press)

Miss Ellie, winner in the purebred dog category.

Miss Ellie, winner in the purebred dog category.

Let’s all remember that beauty is only skin deep.  And, hey!  These dogs won prizes and money.  That’s more than most dogs can say.


July 1, 2009 - Posted by | dogs, Pets | , , , , ,

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