My name is Edgar. You may recognize me as "Hugs",
the up and coming star of stage and screen due to my much-lauded
appearance on the Animal Planet game show, Who
Gets the Dog?. I graciously accepted this gig in the fall
of 2004 when I was lounging on my bed at the Perfect
Pet Rescue Shelter (or Dog Hostel) in West Los Angeles. The
show’s rigorous talent scouts chose me out of a line up of
wacky shelter characters due to my fabulous “I’m always
on” personality and "interesting, you know, like Seal"
Suddenly, I found myself cast as the dog of the hour
in a show where I got to choose where I wanted to live. I was able
to sample three homes for 24 hours during which humans scrambled
and begged to get into my good graces for a change. I didn’t
even have to work my mojo for attention from these people.
Things were lookin' up. After some hard contemplation
and consultations with my consultants, Merrill Markoe, Tamar Gellar
and Dr. Dean Graulich, I chose to live at the lovely but modest
estate of Ape Culture in the charming West Los Angeles neighborhood
I hope the statistics below will satiate your hunger
for more information about my likes and dislikes and marital status.
I have also answered a Proustian questionnaire to provide further
Hugs, October 2004, at adoption
Edgar, January 2005
Real Name: The Edgar
Winter Dog (after the famous albino rocker I resemble) – Edgar
Edgar BILL (pronounced like Flavor
Flav pronounces his name every time he enters a room)
Funny Bunny (Mary’s, because he’s a funny
Large Head Ed (for obvious reasons)
Edgar William Bill Esquire III (for that extra bit of
My Distinguished Features Include:
While my lineage is uncertain, I appear to be a whole farm in one beast.
I have cow lips, a rabbit’s feet and fur, and I grunt like a pig,
causing my people to tease me by declaring “Who Gets the Pig?”
and then laughing hysterically as if they’ve said something even
My Record for Destroying a New Toy: 7
minutes, 13 seconds
Who Have Called Me "Cute" Counter: 67
People Who Have Said I Look Like Falkor the Luckdragon
from The Neverending Story: 1
Scandalous Things I’ve Said: “Mr.
Winkle can kiss my furry butt.”
Me and My girlfriends, Kizzy (brown dog) and Zella (black dog)- Pimpin'
My fan club presidents, Julie and Mary
My centerfold in Playdog
My premiere party outfit
Proust Questionnaire as answered by The Edgar
I am filled with ennui, yet my Gotti Hotti hair is perfect
Your most marked characteristic?
Some would say my large head, big mouth, pink spotted nose, copious ear
hair, spiky Gotti Hottie hair (no gel required), or cow lips, but I think
it's my pink-rimmed eyes that give me a perpetually hungover countenance.
The quality you most like in a man?
Tireless ability to play tug of war
The quality you most like in a woman?
What do you most value in your friends?
Endless energy for playing and a joie de vive.
What is your principle defect?
What is your favorite occupation?
Surgeon, operating primarily on stuffed toys to remove the offensive squeakers
What is your dream of happiness?
A roomful of greasy pig ears and dried, petrified cow faces
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
A dearth of greasy pig ears and dried, petrified cow faces
What would you like to be?
The next Benji, or at least Boomer
In what country would you like to live?
Scotland. I know I have some West Highland Terrier in me somewhere. I
would like to explore my ancestry as well as sample fine single-malt scotches.
What is your favorite color?
Pink - as in my eyes and the spot on my nose
What is your favorite flower?
Does grass count? I like to roll in it when it's been freshly fertilized.
Ah, the fecundity of nature!