The Golden Poodle award goes to Officer Rodgers of the Dallas Police Department who was called to rescue a dog trapped on the interstate. By the time he got to the shelter, he had bought her treats, named her Laurel, and fallen in love.
He applied for adoption.
The Lizard Brain award goes to Denise Norton whose Seattle neighbor sued her for over a half million dollars for stress he received because of her barking dog.
Judges have a sense of self-importance as part of their job and when she didn’t bother to show up to court, he awarded judgment for the full amount to the neighbor.