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Boston terrier wins Elvis lookalike contest

Ace and I have been avoiding all things Elvis — not easy to do when one is between Memphis (home of Graceland) and Tupelo (birthplace of The King).

Still, I would be remiss if I didn’t pass along this news:  A Boston terrier named Boomer won the Elvis Pet Look-A-Like contest at the 2010 Tupelo Elvis Presley Festival.

Boomer, who has his own website — – came all the way from Springfield, Missouri to compete in the contest.

As you might guess, there’s an even more popular human division, whose sideburned entrants came from as far away as Canada, the Tupelo Daily Journal reported.

The weekend event included a reenactment of Elvis’ mother purchasing him his first guitar at Tupelo Hardware.

Boomer donned an Elvis-style wig, sideburns included, and a rhinestone jumpsuit for the Elvis lookalike pet contest, which followed the Elvis parade and benefitted the Tupelo-Lee County Humane Society.


Comment from Pam
Time June 6, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Boomer has his own web site

Comment from Anne’n'Spencer
Time June 6, 2010 at 8:25 pm

BREW has an amusing habit of naming litters of rescued puppies according to themes that they dream up–there have been salad dressing babies, babies named after cookies, breakfast cereals, and so on. Of course, adoptive families get to name their puppies whatever they want. A few years ago, they had an adorable litter that they named after famous Elvis songs. Who could resist a Beagle puppy named Hunk-a Hunk-a Burnin’ Love???

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