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Dogs in ugly holiday sweaters

Petfinder has announced the results of its dogs in ugly holiday sweaters contest, and they’ve chosen three submissions to go on ugly holiday e-cards that you can send by going here.

Of course, we’re using “ugly” in a nice way. Perhaps we should spell it a different way, like phat instead of fat. How about “uglee?” Something that is uglee, pronounced ug-LEEEE, is so hideous as to actually be cool; whereas ugly, pronounced UG-lee, is, well, just plain ugly with no redeeming value.

Feel free to use my newly coined hip phrase at your will. But back to the contest winners.

Above is Bella, a lab/pit bull mix adopted from the Bowling Green Warren County Humane Society (in Kentucky). Her owner, Megan Fisher, says they call this her “Cosby Sweater” and reports that she loves wearing it.

 The other finalists included Kasey, who has outgrown the number being modeled above, and Landon, a Yorkie mix currently up for adoption through PPAWSS, Promoting Pet Adoptions and Welfare in Sulphur Springs (Texas).

Then there was Hot Momma, the Chinese-Crested (a breed that actually needs sweaters) who was submitted by Angela M. Shatzer of Carolina Poodle Rescue in Spartanburg, SC; and Isabel, whose owner notes she “definitely looks like a chub of sausage in this sweater.” Isabel’s not fond of the sweater, but it keeps her from rubbing the hair off her belly.

You can see all the finalists and read about them on Petfinders blog.

But be forewarned, they (the sweaters, not the dogs) are ug-LEEEEEE!

(Photos courtesy of petfinder.com)


Comment from Kaseyisagooddog
Time December 11, 2008 at 9:35 am

That’s my Kasey, the little black dog in the red sweater. I was so excited to see the e-card they made using the picture. I emailed everyone I knew.

We don’t dress him up usually, but the sweater was too hideous to pass up. :O) We had to cut the armpits out so he could fit in them.