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post #61 of 87
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A lot of people might think my Maddie is ugly with only one eye, and if they do they can stuff it.

for some reason that comment made me smile .

Maddie is beautiful and i also didn't notice she had one eye, i was too focused on her color and her other eye which looks blue in the photo, i assumed she was winking actually, either way, she's gorgeous .




felicia
post #62 of 87
[quote=pandybear] for some reason that comment made me smile .

Maddie is beautiful and i also didn't notice she had one eye, i was too focused on her color and her other eye which looks blue in the photo, i assumed she was winking actually, either way, she's gorgeous .

Oh thank you Felicia! Yes, her eye is blue, a cloudy blue so it kind of looks like a marble. My guess is that she kept her kitten blue eye, because that was when she got the eye infection.
post #63 of 87
THAT is a DOG???!!!!!
post #64 of 87
I'm sorry, I know I shouldn't, but

Isn't it great though that this ugy little gremlin found someone to love it and look after it for it's whole life!
post #65 of 87
Yikes!!
post #66 of 87
Looks like me when I wake up in the morning!
post #67 of 87
[quote=Mom of Franz]
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Originally Posted by pandybear
for some reason that comment made me smile .

Maddie is beautiful and i also didn't notice she had one eye, i was too focused on her color and her other eye which looks blue in the photo, i assumed she was winking actually, either way, she's gorgeous .

Oh thank you Felicia! Yes, her eye is blue, a cloudy blue so it kind of looks like a marble. My guess is that she kept her kitten blue eye, because that was when she got the eye infection.
oh wow, i thought it may have been a trick of the camera, i haven't seen many blue eye'd cats except siamese, she's beautiful.

in some photo's bonnie and pandy's eye's turn a gorgeous jade green, it looks lovely, i also love cats that have two different colored eye's


felicia
post #68 of 87
I want to note to all those that saythe dog looks poorly cared for-

Having read through the article and done some small research, she adopted the dog after he was already quite advanced in age- and he probably wasn't "cute" anymore when he was put of for adoption. i don't know where she got him from, however, i do know that he's probably better off now than he way. i sort of think of entering youtr pet in an ugly contest as a way to say "look, it's not all about the cute puppy in the window, thank you very much." I sort of equate it with those women that have to have a full mastectomy, and instead of freaking out aobut it, they go and get a beautiful tattoo over where their breast used to be.

And it's a valid point that the prizes are often something good for the dog?

This years Prizes as listed at the sonoma-marin festival website
• World’s Ugliest Dog - $200 and a plaque
• Ugliest Dog of 2005 - $200 and a plaque
Plus cash awards for categories 1 and 2
1st Place: $100 2nd Place: $50 3rd Place: $25

I only hope that she used ths towards his vet expenses!
post #69 of 87
I don't think the woman is cruel to the dog. If you can't have world's cutest dog, you might as well have world's ugliest dog.
post #70 of 87
Being good-looking isn't as important for a dog as a cat. A lot of dogs are cute-ugly. This contest is probably just a humorous way of recognizing that. However, I think that this woman may not have realized that her little dog has gone from ugly to pathetic at some point. I saw pictures the first time he won the contest and he didn't have the pathetic look he has now. How many of us have had pets that became pathetic looking as they aged without our recognizing it? Probably at least a few.
post #71 of 87
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Originally Posted by katie=^..^=
Being good-looking isn't as important for a dog as a cat. A lot of dogs are cute-ugly. This contest is probably just a humorous way of recognizing that. However, I think that this woman may not have realized that her little dog has gone from ugly to pathetic at some point. I saw pictures the first time he won the contest and he didn't have the pathetic look he has now. How many of us have had pets that became pathetic looking as they aged without our recognizing it? Probably at least a few.
I've had quite a few (a 14-year-old Airedale, 13-year-old Boxer, 23-year-old Siamese, and a 32-year-old donkey immediately come to mind). I recognized that they'd become "old and decrepit", but as long as they were still enjoying life, their looks didn't matter.
post #72 of 87
I seem to have read that Sam has passed away. Ugly or old, I hope that she has used her winnings to give him good passing.
post #73 of 87
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Originally Posted by turtlecat
I seem to have read that Sam has passed away. Ugly or old, I hope that she has used her winnings to give him good passing.
Aw. Me too.
post #74 of 87
This article was highlighted in the paper today:

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/s...?storyid=47842

I think this dog was loved so much and this must be so hard for her.

One thing I read here that wasn't mentioned on any other stories was how she chose Sam over her boyfriend (who said the dog repulsed him) even during the 48 hour trial period she had with him. He must have won her heart right away
post #75 of 87
R.I.P., Sam - you were loved, and will be sorely missed.
post #76 of 87
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Originally Posted by Arlyn
Am I the only one that finds it unfortunate that this dog has had little to no dental care, and that he appears to have skin cancer?
Poor little hairless cresteds need clothing, moisturizer and sunblock.
If this is a contest in which the owner wins money, maybe she will do the above....
post #77 of 87
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Originally Posted by jcat
R.I.P., Sam - you were loved, and will be sorely missed.
post #78 of 87
RIP Sam. The Rainbow Bridge is now a bit more diverse-looking (to say the least!).
post #79 of 87
Growing up, my mom had a dog that was pretty darn ugly--I've seen pictures, and this guy could give little Sam a run for his money. His official name was Boots, but everyone called him "The Blonde Alligator"-- he was part golden retriever, part daschund, if you can believe it. He had a golden retriever head and coat with a larger version of a daschund body. Poor guy looked like some sort of breeding experiment gone wrong. My mom LOVED this dog and always told us how her father had picked this ugly mutt over a bunch of cute puppies because it was his last day on "death row" at the pound. The stories she told us impressed upon us that all animals deserve a home and a good life, regardless of how fugly they might be.
Though both my kits are true beauties (at least in my eyes!) I'd be more than happy to adopt a feline version of "Sam".
post #80 of 87
OMGosh it's a DOG Nosferatu!!!!!!!

That's enough to give me nightmares.
Just read that he died. At least he was greatly loved by someone.
post #81 of 87
Poor little feller...that was one fugly pup. At least someone loved him and gave him a good forever home.
post #82 of 87
Being owned by a hairless Chinese Crested it really bothers me when people say that these dogs Like sam and like my crested Calista, havent gotten proper care. Sam was adopted by this lady AFTER he was let loose by his former horrid owners to suffer severe sunburn and living on the streets. His teeth are in GREAT condition for a hairless crested. Hairless Chinese Cresteds do not have normal teeth-- they have what is called ancient denitition. This basically means that a good majority of their teeth are shaped like canines and very fragile. For the most part you cant even do dentals on these dogs (hairless variety), I had one dental done on Calista when i was in vet school and during the dental with the slightest of pressure 6 of her teeth fell out. She was under a year of age. Her 3x champion dad has a full mouth of teeth and her champion mom is only missing a few teeth. I remember when i got Calista at 6 months of age ( 7 yrs ago) her breeder told me she had a full mouth of baby teeth and would probably not grow any new ones once these fell out. Calista could jump up in your lap and you would find that one of her teeth fell out when she jumped up on you. It didnt take anything for her teeth to fall out. Calista also has multiple items of clothes which she wears occasionally when the weather calls for it. These dogs TAN just like people do, and they also sunburn. Calista LOVES to lay out on our bench in the summertime and sun herself. I limit her time to about 15 minutes and thats after she has gotten her annual summer tan. Calista is only 7 yrs old but is starting to look like Sam now. She is blind in one eye and is losing sight in her other eye. She has about 4 teeth left in her mouth and they are sticking out each and every way you can imagine. Her nails are different than any other dog i have ever had. I cant really explain how they are differnt but they require different cutting and care. We use a dremmel tool to grind down Calista's nails as her nails grow so thickly and fast its amazing. Calista has warts all over her body and has age spots on her skin. Her hair is considerably thinner and sparser than in her youth and I figure in ayear or so she wont have any hair. She used to be gorgeous in her youth ( like a mini clydsdale) but even I admit shes not the prettiest thing to look at. Sam may not have the looks of a champion dog but hes still gorgeous in his own respect. It takes a special person to be able to be owned by Chinese Crested hairless dogs. They are unlike any other dog I have ever been in contact with or been owned by.
post #83 of 87
Lol....poor baby I've seen that photo before. He looks like he belongs in Return of the Jedi...

I still think he's kinda cute, though....
post #84 of 87
hahahaha he reminds me of splinter from TMNT hahahaha
post #85 of 87


Another picture of Sam and his owner. Little Sam, may you play happily at the Rainbow Bridge. You served your owner well.
post #86 of 87
Oh come on. The dog is ugly. Night of the living dead ugly. Looks like something special effects came up with.

It's not an insult. It's a fact.
post #87 of 87
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Originally Posted by Kathylou
Oh come on. The dog is ugly. Night of the living dead ugly. Looks like something special effects came up with.

It's not an insult. It's a fact.
Fact or not thats someones pet thats being insulted
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