Two weeks ago, I entered Barley in Martha Stewart's Easter Pet Contest with this picture.
I had high hopes, because not only did he have a five-star rating and a bunch of views of his picture, but his picture was also tagged ("face") by the judges!
Sadly, Barley didn't win, nor did he make it as a finalist.
Instead, this borderline psychotic pup won...
Seriously, I am just not impressed with that dog or the picture. It's so staged! Where's the soulfulness, the longing, the look that says "Why are you making me wear bunny ears?" I think Barley conveyed that last thought especially well.
Let's take another look at the dog that should have won the Easter pet contest:
How could we not have won this contest???
Out of all the finalists, and if Barley hadn't been in the running, I would have picked this guy for the winner. Seriously, a dog dressed as a lamb? That's hilarious!
You can view the winner and finalists here. Next time, I think Martha should judge the contest and not her website lackeys. With her good taste, I just know she would have picked Barley as the winner.
Now, how do I break the news to Barley? Maybe a doggie treat will soften the blow.