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Squee Alert: Ugly Dog Time

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    NEWSLETTERS

    YOU SQUEE: We squee. Everyone squees over the World's Ugliest Dog Contest, a sweet staple of the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma. Oh sure, some people may sigh and say "awww, poor wittle things." But figure the pups don't know how snaggly or hair-patchy they may appear. They only know they're getting a lot of treats and love and attention, and that's all good. We'd even call them darn cute, in fact, but the title of the contest does bring out the national media and fans from near and far. So we're into that. More dog love.

    FAIR DATES: Wednesday, June 22 through Sunday, June 26 in Petaluma. The World's Ugliest Dog Contest is on Friday, June 24. We're pre-squeeing already, because we feel like we have too many squees to give, and they won't all fit into that Friday. If you'd like to take a look at the field ahead of time, you can find and vote for the pups on the fair's page. There are some awesome competitors in the mix. We want all of them to sit on our lap while we feed them little sausages. We can't say we have that particular feeling about most contests that come along. Surely we're not alone?

    OH, AND THE TOP PRIZE? A thousand bucks. Woof woof indeed.