“World’s Ugliest Dog” Doesn’t Deserve Title

By Adele

Last weekend, a 4-year-old multicolored Chihuahua named Princess Abby was crowned the World’s Ugliest Dog in that witless contest humans hold at the Sonoma-Marin fair in Petaluma, California, to make fun of dogs.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m no big fan of dogs unless they’re on a short leash and pooping in somebody else’s yard, but I think Abby got a bum rap.

She won because she’s been abused and has several congenital deformities, probably caused by inbreeding. One of the judges called her the “poster child to spay and neuter your pets.”

Princess Abby (Photo - Ben Margot/AP)

Otherwise, she’d look as good as any other Chihuahua.

But because her back legs and left eye are all screwed up, she took the title over a bunch of truly butt-ugly Chinese cresteds and a boxer named Pabst who won last year.

Abby was found just a few months ago wandering the streets of Lake County, California, malnourished and covered with fleas. Someone took her to a vet’s for care, and she was adopted by a woman named Kathleen Francis.

At least Abby seems to finally have a safe and loving home. Maybe she’ll use her title to raise money for worthy animal causes (not more ugly pageants) like other dogs who have been saddled with that title.

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7 Responses to “World’s Ugliest Dog” Doesn’t Deserve Title

  1. Noel McWormald says:

    Absolutely disgraceful. I wonder if the judges laugh at people who stutter or who have suffered burns in house fires…. On this 4th of July weekend, I hope that this pageant winner will score a burger that flips off the grill.

  2. catsworking says:

    Noel, I had no idea you were a dog sympathizer.

    You know what would be really great? A Miss UGLY America Pageant. Have them trot out (and I do mean TROT) the most hideous women from every state — birth defects and hideous deformities a plus — and stick a crown on the one they deem the UGLIEST.

    Let ’em see how THEY like it.

  3. Joanaroo says:

    Why don’t they have a Worlds Most Beautiful Dog Fundraiser for abused dogs, where they have people donate money to sponsor dogs, and they all win because the money would go toward medical care for them. It wouldn’t take a rocket scientist to come up with something like that for abused animals, the idiots. Why don’t the politicians have an Ugliest Political Wife and Ugliest Political Conscience contest because some of those wives and alot of so-called senses of conscience in politicians are butt-ugly too!

  4. Tuxi says:

    Better yet, Mom! For the mentally disconnected Right Wing, why not combine ugly politicians and their gun-loving Tea Party Horde and have a contest where they sh- (Uh, Tuxi, we would probably agree on those mixing, but we don’t want the FBI and CIA visiting us, do we?-Mom). OK. Bad idea. How about if they shot shaving cream pies or cow patties at them? The really stinky ones!

  5. catsworking says:

    Joanaroo and Tuxi, those are all great ideas! Celebrating beautiful dogs and giving politicians a stinky pie in the face for their ugly deeds.

    I bet if shelters ran a contest to pick the most beautiful shelter dog, and have people vote by making donations for their favorite, it would also result in a lot of adoptions of the winner and runners-up.

    They could do it for cats, too!

  6. Zappa says:

    Just a thought
    Has any national beauty pageant contestant ever presented a platform of anti-animal cruelty? Certainly not the Miss Wasilla pageant,but one where intelligence is a judging factor as well?

    Zappa’s mom

  7. catsworking says:

    Zappa’s mom, I’m not aware of one. Don’t most beauty pageant contestants always want world peace?

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