Despite having only one eye, Gizmo was one of the winners in Saturday's dog show.
"She won for most unusual - first place!"
Fava says the prize was just as sweet at the victory.
"They gave me a thirty five dollar grooming certificate, a matt, cookies.. it's unbelievable."
Pet owners from all over Alachua County came to High Springs to show off their furry friends.
The program director says the point of the show is to aknowledge that all dogs are special and beautiful.
"We have two gorgeous rescue dalmations that we've entered into the best smile and most beautiful contests," said another participant.
There are ten different categories such as best tricks, smallest, biggest, longest ears and most beautiful..
"Our hopes are to just have fun. I don't know that they'll win anything but out Dakota does have a pretty nice smile."
It seemed everyone was simling...
While the main attraction was the dog show, there was also an animal adoption, art sale, and farmers market with plenty of great food.
It was a great day for people of all ages.
By Thalia Hayden, WCJB TV20 News
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