Buddy is a sleeping beauty. He’s usually asleep on his back, snoring loudly with his large tongue hanging out.
He was wide awake last week, though, when he won a “Beautiful Bulldog” contest.
“He’s been lying around all winter,’’ said George DuBois from Ankeny, Iowa, US, who owns Buddy with his wife, Cindy. “In the last 10, 15 days we’ve done some walking. We’ve been getting in shape for this.”
The DuBois’ three-year-old dog was among 50 bulldogs who came to compete.
“I’m so excited. I didn’t think he had what it took to get it,” Cindy DuBois said.
Buddy didn’t wear a costume when he walked down the “dogwalk,” unlike many of the other dogs. They dressed up as fairy princesses, rock stars and even cheerleaders.
Buddy panted heavily as he sat on his throne. He was wearing a crown and a cape.
His owner doesn’t think winning the contest will go to Buddy’s head.
“I don’t think he really wants attention all that much,” George DuBois said.
(STAFF WRITER, WITH AFP)
1. contest n.
競賽 (jing4 sai4)
例: What can you win in the contest?
2. costume n.
造型服飾 (zao4 xing2 fu2 shi4)
例: Did you get a Halloween costume yet?
3. pant v.i./v.t.
喘氣 (chuan3 qi4)
例: Jenny was panting at the end of the race.
4. crown n.
皇冠 (huang2 guan4)
例: The princess is wearing a beautiful crown.