June 27, 2010
Something That Bothers Me
Yesterday while I was going into yahoo to check my e-mail I came across a headline about The World's Ugliest Dog Contest. I know I've seen it in past years too. I'll tell you that there is something about the whole premise of this contest that bothers me. Now I am very happy that these dogs have caring and loving owners that look past the imperfections of the dog. However, I personally feel like the contest is just wrong. If these were children with deformities, imperfections, or special needs there would never be a contest on who won the worst lot in life. I do realize that most if not all these dogs are happy and unaffected by their conditions, and I also get that these dogs are having their day. However, I feel like each dog probably has a better quality that we should be honoring than their physical quirks and imperfections. I guess I just don't think it is funny to see the dogs that people are terming "ugly". I hope people realize that behind the physical appearance everyone is so focused on I bet there are large and loving personalities of very sweet dogs.