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Haggis
06-22-2014, 06:21 AM
Winner of this years World's Ugliest Dog Contest (http://www.freep.com/article/20140620/FEATURES01/306200170/worlds-ugliest-dog-contest).

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o15/Damnhaggis/peanut.jpg?t=1403317179

Ain't she purty?

C.bronco
06-22-2014, 06:27 AM
(dog who never bathed?)

Haggis
06-22-2014, 06:28 AM
Nuh-uh. She's different is all. And beautiful in her own special way.

KellyAssauer
06-22-2014, 06:35 AM
And...

let's not forget how sweet is was of you to take a year off from competition...

You old softy you.

C.bronco
06-22-2014, 06:43 AM
Haggis is too cute and fluffy to win that one, even when he poses with a hypodermic needle.That pup in the photo, well, has earned its rewards and should be very proud.

Haggis
06-22-2014, 07:20 AM
And...

let's not forget how sweet is was of you to take a year off from competition...

You old softy you.
Thanks. But I think three years in a row was enough. Time for the other pups to get in on the action.

Haggis is too cute and fluffy to win that one, even when he poses with a hypodermic needle.That pup in the photo, well, has earned its rewards and should be very proud.
She is a beauty, for sure.

regdog
06-22-2014, 06:31 PM
:heart::heart::heart:

shakeysix
06-22-2014, 06:36 PM
My cat hacks up better looking hairballs! --s6

Haggis
06-22-2014, 07:43 PM
:roll:

jjdebenedictis
06-22-2014, 09:16 PM
Is that dog...smizing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjXAnWnL9m0)?

Haggis
06-22-2014, 09:19 PM
Is that dog...smizing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjXAnWnL9m0)?
By Larry, I do believe she is!

jjdebenedictis
06-22-2014, 10:05 PM
Work it, grrl.

iLion
06-23-2014, 09:02 PM
I think the all time best for this award may have been the Mexican Hairless that won some time previously. Or was it the Chinese crested?

Haggis
06-23-2014, 09:57 PM
I think the all time best for this award may have been the Mexican Hairless that won some time previously. Or was it the Chinese crested?
I expect you were speaking of Sam, the Chinese crested.

Sam was my first avatar here.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o15/Damnhaggis/Sam_dog.jpg

RNJ
06-23-2014, 10:13 PM
The pink nail polish on the hand holding Peanut is a nice touch. Gives her some class.

robjvargas
06-23-2014, 10:36 PM
Folks, I don't mean to make anyone feel bad, but Peanut's looks come from abuse (http://time.com/2909243/worlds-ugliest-dog-peanut/). She was found after being set on fire. She has no lips to close her mouth, and no eyelids to fully close her eyes. I don't doubt that her face is showing burn scars as well.

I think the attention is good for her, since she doesn't care why she gets it (I suspect). No need to cry foul. But for myself, I feel a tiny bit guilty for calling her ugly.

jjdebenedictis
06-24-2014, 12:12 AM
But for myself, I feel a tiny bit guilty for calling her ugly.Well, now I feel bad for poor Peanut. How awful for her. :(

To be fair, however, no one in this thread has called her ugly. And honestly, I think most of the dogs in this contest get their looks from something being very wrong with them, health-wise. All of them deserve our sympathy and affection.

Mclesh
06-24-2014, 12:19 AM
Aww, Peanut. Look at that face. Congratulations to her on her win. I hope she sleeps on the most comfortable dog bed and gets all the treats she wants.

V.J. Allison
06-24-2014, 12:20 AM
All dogs are beautiful, no matter what.

Haggis
06-24-2014, 01:09 AM
Folks, I don't mean to make anyone feel bad, but Peanut's looks come from abuse (http://time.com/2909243/worlds-ugliest-dog-peanut/). She was found after being set on fire. She has no lips to close her mouth, and no eyelids to fully close her eyes. I don't doubt that her face is showing burn scars as well.

I think the attention is good for her, since she doesn't care why she gets it (I suspect). No need to cry foul. But for myself, I feel a tiny bit guilty for calling her ugly.


All dogs are beautiful, no matter what.
V.J. is exactly right, rob. That's what this contest is all about. The winner's owner says she's donating her winnings to that very same cause. So, no, I don't feel a bit guilty.

Wouldn't it be great if people could look the same way at other people who may not look beautiful on the outside?

V.J. Allison
06-24-2014, 01:12 AM
Peanut's mama sounds like a wonderful lady to donate the winnings to a great cause.

Quentin Nokov
06-24-2014, 01:14 AM
Wouldn't it be great if people could look the same way at other people who may not look beautiful on the outside?

It would be. I never liked calling someone beautiful or ugly, myself. We're just people and we're all unique in our own way. Congratulations to poor little Peanut. Nice to hear the owner is donating to the winnings to a good cause.

iLion
06-24-2014, 01:21 AM
I had no idea about that. What a shame.

Maybe the "award" should be hung around the neck of those who did that.

Jorshington
06-24-2014, 01:39 AM
*blinks*

What a. .unique dog. So. .beautiful.

*eyebrow twitch*

RNJ
06-24-2014, 01:44 AM
Anyone that would do that to any animal is pathetic. Peanut is probably a good, loving companion, and that makes her a class act.

SunshineonMe
06-24-2014, 01:49 AM
Folks, I don't mean to make anyone feel bad, but Peanut's looks come from abuse (http://time.com/2909243/worlds-ugliest-dog-peanut/). She was found after being set on fire. She has no lips to close her mouth, and no eyelids to fully close her eyes. I don't doubt that her face is showing burn scars as well.

I think the attention is good for her, since she doesn't care why she gets it (I suspect). No need to cry foul. But for myself, I feel a tiny bit guilty for calling her ugly.


Aww tears in my eyes. It's so hard to believe any one would do something so cruel. Poor baby. What an awesome pet owner (the current one.)

robjvargas
06-24-2014, 02:17 AM
V.J. is exactly right, rob. That's what this contest is all about. The winner's owner says she's donating her winnings to that very same cause. So, no, I don't feel a bit guilty.

Wouldn't it be great if people could look the same way at other people who may not look beautiful on the outside?

We do. I'm reminded of last year's Dancing With the Stars and the vet who competed, JR Martinez (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._Martinez). I think he won, didn't he?

There was so much support for him.

There's too much of what you're thinking of, too. Sadly.

Haggis
06-24-2014, 02:55 AM
We do. I'm reminded of last year's Dancing With the Stars and the vet who competed, JR Martinez (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._Martinez). I think he won, didn't he?

There was so much support for him.

There's too much of what you're thinking of, too. Sadly.

I think we try sometimes, but we're imperfect, of course. That's why there are fat jokes and skinny jokes and racially oriented jokes, and old fart jokes and young fart jokes and jokes about mental disabilities. Stories like this one can help to get us back on track.

robjvargas
06-24-2014, 04:51 PM
I think we try sometimes, but we're imperfect, of course. That's why there are fat jokes and skinny jokes and racially oriented jokes, and old fart jokes and young fart jokes and jokes about mental disabilities. Stories like this one can help to get us back on track.

Well...

There will *always* be jokes that satirize our differences, I think. In the right context, such jokes can be a celebration of our differences.

Sadly, we utter those jokes without examining that context. Way too often.

Haggis
06-24-2014, 05:22 PM
Well...

There will *always* be jokes that satirize our differences, I think. In the right context, such jokes can be a celebration of our differences.

Sadly, we utter those jokes without examining that context. Way too often.
Sometimes they cross the line. Sometimes they don't. The problem is, everyone's line is in a different place. Hard to know where sometimes.

RNJ
06-25-2014, 01:43 AM
Sometimes they cross the line. Sometimes they don't. The problem is, everyone's line is in a different place. Hard to know where sometimes.

And if that line is crossed (no matter who's it is), we should be big enough to apologize for it. Not necessarily for what was said (I believe in free speech as the next person), but for hurting another's feelings.

And the other person should forgive. Dogs forgive us for a lot. We should take notice.