Well here's an award show I've never heard of – the 'Miss Canine Costa Rica 2008' contest! Held in San Jose (not CA), over 300 dogs came out to participate in the two-day pup pageant held by Spanish-language magazine, Pets Y Mas, and turns out there was more than one winner! This cutie pie is Lila, a female Miniature Schnauzer, who won the Miss Canine photogenic competition at the festivities. To see the first place winners in the puppy and adult dog categories


Below that's Tachie, a female Beagle, who captured the first place crown for 'Miss Canine Costa Rica 2008' in the puppy category and female Yorkshire Terrier, Sammy, crowned as the all-around winner of 'Miss Canine Costa Rica 2008' in the adult category. Too cute – they're all stars in my book!