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Monday, August 15, 2011

Show us your . . . ugly pet

Posted By on 08.15.11 at 10:22 AM

Each week we ask you to show us something. This week it's Christina Jimenez's UGLY PET. Got something to show us? showus@chicagoreader.com

In late 2007, Christina Jimenez visited the Humane Society in Lawrence, Kansas, out of curiosity. She had tracked down a particularly bizarre-looking cat on petfinder.com, and against the advice of her family and friends, brought her home.

"It's not like she's in pain or anything," says Jimenez. "Sometimes it's necessary to explain that to people."

Jimenez takes great pride in Ambrosia's "ugliness," and rightfully so. Aside from donning a tattooed portrait of the Himalayan on her arm, she also has the honor of trumpeting Ambrosia as the 18th-ugliest cat on the Web, as judged by buzzfeed.com.

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