BUT, the story that REALLY got to your humble reporter is about Elwood, a New Jersey canine that took home the distinction of the being the world’s ugliest dog in 2007, and has just died!  (Elwood was named the world’s ugliest dog at the annual Sonoma-Marin County Fair in California.)
Elwood (Who looks like an ugly Yoda) became the star of his own children’s book, “Everyone Loves Elwood,” which taught children to accept everyone, no matter their appearance. “He made people smile, he made them laugh and feel good. It was wonderful,” his owner said Saturday. “He will truly be missed.”
Here’s to you, Elwood, you ugly dog you.