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Pokiedot, the 10-calendar year-outdated Maltese, was a surprise entry into Briarcliff Nursing Facility’s Ugliest Dog…

Pokiedot, the 10-calendar year-outdated Maltese, was a surprise entry into Briarcliff Nursing Facility’s Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday morning.

It was proprietor Mavis Freeman’s 88th birthday, and her daughter-in-law Debbie Ross said they had been bringing Pokiedot to stop by her.

“We just brought Pokie, her canine, to check out simply because she missed him so a great deal. Pokiedot,” Ross reported. “She was basically there when he was born, her oldest grandchild was raising these dogs… so she’s had him for at the very least 10 yrs, I can not rely. She experienced to go away him at dwelling with us when she arrived into Briarcliff Nursing Property, and we just transpired to be right here currently on the pet dog contest working day.

“It was not a system whatsoever, we did not know right up until we pulled up in the driveway and observed the tent and the puppies, and I claimed ‘Let me see what is going on right before we go get Mamaw.’ And so did you see Mamaw, when the voting arrived she explained ‘Vote for 104! Vote for Pokie!’ So she’s ecstatic, and Cole, her future to the youngest grandson’s birthday is these days much too, on June 25.”

Pokie did not earn the contest, but next place winner Chubs’ proprietor Amanda Sitton resolved to give him the present bag Chubs acquired for successful 2nd spot.

The winners for the Ugliest Puppy contest were being:

  • First Location: Pugkin, the 10-week-aged black pug, owned by Sara Hales
  • Second Location: Chubs, the two-12 months-previous French Bulldog, owned by Amanda Sitton
  • 3rd Put: Doug, the nine-calendar year-previous yorkie, owned by Janet Ritter.

Also competing had been 8-year-previous labradoodle Milly, owned by Rebecca Fecteau and 10-year-previous maltese Pokiedot, owned by Briarcliff resident Mavis Freeman.

Briarcliff has been accomplishing the contest for about eight several years, stated Shona Guenther, director of promoting and admissions.

“The residents appreciate it. There’s essentially a national ugliest pet dog day, and so quite a few several years in the past we made a decision to make that some thing that we do right here, and it just took off. The citizens love it, the community enjoys it,” she claimed. “It delivers the neighborhood here, and the citizens get a thing different, and they definitely appreciate it. They get to vote on the animals, and we never know what form of animals we’re likely to have.”

In spite of the contest’s identify, Guenther reported there are no unpleasant canines.

“There just aren’t, but it’s entertaining to do an ugliest dog contest, ‘cause like I stated you never ever know what you are going to get,” she reported. “I mean we had 1 that was dressed up as a hippie. It’s just fun. No canine is unpleasant, so we just like to celebrate the canine. I imply we’re in the pet dog days of summer months correct now, so there you go. It is calling all pet dogs, come on out.”