Ivan

 

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November 28, 2011 @09:44 am
by — Rex Paul Martin

Tim: I met your mother at the Westport Winery last Friday at the books signing of my first book, KIN - DECADES OF SURVIVING THE EVOLVING FAMILY DYNAMIC. It is available on KINDLE (Amazon) and I am distributing the paperback edition from my email, above. Anyway....local photographer, Marcy Merrill and I are writing a photobook called DOGS TELL THEIR STORIES. We profile amazing dogs and tell their stories through the voices of the dogs. We are looking for a publisher. Can you advise? Much appreciated. Rex - look up our book promo on Facebook. LOVED your website!!!!!!

August 18, 2011 @11:07 am
by — Ivan

"I adore your snaggle-toof underbite. You're my hero." Thanks for having en "eye" for beauty Jeanine!

August 18, 2011 @11:04 am
by — Ivan

"Worst-in-show can not only win the owners some money and pampering for loving an outcast, but it raises awareness that there are charming companions that don't come from puppy mills." Isn't that the truth? I like the subtle parody whether it's intentional or not. (I think it is.) Thanks Eileen.

August 16, 2011 @02:08 pm
by — Jeanine Ford

I think you're much better looking than any fancy-schmancy fifi dog, Ivan! I adore your snaggle-toof underbite. You're my hero.

August 16, 2011 @09:26 am
by — Eileen

I think these contests are great! They poke fun at beauty pageants by showcasing that an ugly mutt isn't worthless like their reputation. Worst-in-show can not only win the owners some money and pampering for loving an outcast, but it raises awareness that there are charming companions that don't come from puppy mills. I love a good underdog story!

August 10, 2011 @09:42 am
by — Ivan

My hero Tolstoy said, "The more we give ourselves to beauty, the more removed we are from the good." I seem to fit the bill: My nickname is Ivan the Good and I'm not beautiful--at least by most dog-show standards. In fact, my family never entered me in an ugly-dog contest, maybe because they were afraid I'd win. What is it with American culture and beauty? Are we all supposed to look like Paris Hilton's Chihuahua, Tinkerbell? Or are ugly-dog contests like these just another way we have of recognizing beauty?

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