As promised, the Worlds Ugliest Dog contest was held this last weekend in Sonoma. I give you the winner - Gus!
True to form, Gus is a Chinese Crested breed, hairless except for a bizarre doggy mohawk, skinny as hell and unable to hold his tongue in his hideous head. The winners of the contest have uniformly been like this, and I'm beginning to think the judges are playing favorites.
The press release contains what may be the best pageant quote of any contest ever.
Said (Gus' owner) Jeanenne, “I’m just in shock. We came so far and are so happy that we can put the winnings towards Gus’ radiation treatment. We’re just thrilled.”
There he is now / prepare for the worst / the ugliest dog in the un-i-verse.