WHETHER YOU'RE AN EXTROVERT or not, there's one constant that surely weaves through your life, if you're lucky enough to live with a dog of exceeding charm. And it is this: Many people, hordes of people, really, will want to stop and chat with you about your extraordinary BFF. Of course, all hounds boast oodles of charisma and cute-a-tude and general want-to-be-near-them-ness, and that's another fact. But some pups? They're extra, beyond, and so splendid that you feel a song should be written in their honor, or a park named after them, or they should serve as the spokesdog for a new canine chow.
THESE FABULOUS FURRIES... are the same Fidos seen on stage, each and every year, at the world-famous World's Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma. The puply participants might be missing a few teeth, or perhaps they're extra snaggly, or maybe all of their fur is bunched near their behind, leaving their legs distinctly hair-free. It's a competition that tenderly trumpets quite the important message, that celebrating our beloved besties, in all of their bunchy-hair, snaggle-fang'd glory, is a pleasure and an honor.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN... for the 2018 event, which will arf arf on Saturday, June 23. The contest is at 6 in the evening, but there's a Pet Fest, too, romping from 2 to 8 o'clock. The grand prize is $1500 bucks, but "(t)he top 3 winners will receive a trophy, cash prize, and notoriety." The happening, which is presented by Pawscout, is very much about supporting adoption for all home-needing tail-waggers, regardless of their personal level of snaggle-tooth-o-sity. That's why the "... wonderful show of pageantry and pride" considers the "unique beauty" of each participant before deciding upon the huggable, cooable winners.
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BUT AT THIS CONTEST? Here's another true fact: They're all winners. They're well-loved, kissy-faced pups with humans who fawn over them, and deservedly so. Do you love your pooch a pawful lot? Love backing the important cause of animal adoption? Wednesday, June 20, 2018 is your last chance to enter.