“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”
And, this is true even if you are the owner of the world’s ugliest dog!
Perhaps no other person can attest to this better than Ms. Bev Nicholson, 49, who owns Mugly, the newly adjudged winner of the title, 2012′s Annual World’s Ugliest Dog, in a competition held in the US.
“I think that he is the most beautiful dog from the inside out …he is the most amazing dog. He’s kind and he’s patient and he’s a really sweet, sensitive dog,” she said.
Mugly is an eight-year-old Chinese crested pooch from Peterborough, England brought by Nicholson to Petaluma in California to take part in the contest. Dressed in a glittery blue top hat and a black velvet Union Jack coat, eight-year-old Mugly beat 28 other aesthetically challenged canines, with names like Handsome Hector, Creature, Rue, Icky, Spam-O-Rama, and Mouse, to scoop the prize.
What was Mugly’s winning secret?
It could only be his pedigree breed, which is known for being hairless, with pointy nose and a few oddly placed whiskers and an eyebrow to boot.
Being crowned World’s Ugliest Dog, Mugly will take home a trophy and a $1,000 prize, will participate in a photo shoot with Nuena Photography, will receive a VIP stay at the Sheraton Petaluma and will chow down on a year’s supply of dog cookies.
Mugly will, also, likely take his new found fame on the talk show circuit, and appear at local dog events in his home country for anyone eager to take a peek at the World’s Ugliest Dog.
According to event host and pet psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick, the dogs don’t mind being called “ugly” and loved the attention they were receiving.