Press from an unlikely source

The Associated Press has been circulating a story today on the passing of Miss Ellie, the 17 year old Chinese Crested Hairless dog who became world famous in 2009 after winning Animal Planet’s “World’s Ugliest Dog” contest.  Featured prominently in the photo with the story is the Hodges Badge Company blue Ideal rosette she won at the contest held at the Sonoma-Marin fair.

A while back I wrote a post giving some examples of some of the more unique or different events our ribbons and rosettes have been used for.  I guess I should have added “Ugliest Dog” contests to the list.  RIP Miss Ellie.