Grooming cows so they look like unusually large poodles is a well-known beautification practice in the show cattle industry. The cattle go through a beauty pageant regiment: They're washed, brushed and blow dried. Special oils add an extra fluff.
Flower, a seven-week-old skunk Twenty of Britain's most odour-able creatures battled it out to land the top prize at the first ever pet skunk beauty pageant. The stinky but groomed animals were judged on tail length, attitude and the cuteness of their nose. And when the ballots were in, they lined up again for the fancy dress round. Owners spent months preparing for the showdown in Birmingham yesterday.