A couple of weeks ago, I went to New York City with a couple of friends to attend the Westminster Dog Show. It is the Super Bowl of the dog world, and for those of us who love our pets, it's the ultimate in anything to do with pooches.
But arf! The top dog was a Pekingese named Malachy. The crowd at Madison Square Garden yelped in horror! I heard comments like, “A mop won!” “That just ridiculous!” “The judges are nuts!”
Now, I realize that the judges probably saw something we didn't, but really! A Pekingese! The other finalists, including a gorgeous German shepherd, a handsome dalmation, a shiny Irish setter, a delightful kerry blue terrier and a cute little wirehaird dachshund.
Soldier Boy (Frankie) is an 8-year-old West Highland terrier from Scorybrek Kennels in Niagara.
Now, I know there are only two kinds of people in this world, dog lovers and those that live alone. And the show got me to thinking about the kind of pets that are suitable for living in the tight confines of apartments and condos in Toronto. For an answer to that query, I sent an email off to David Frei, the voice of the Westminster Kennel Club (anybody who has ever watched on TV knows the voice). I've yet to hear from David, but I'll let you know as soon as I do.
My life is much the richer for my two companions, Murphy, a West Highland terrier, and Joey, a fun-loving cairn terrier. I won't bore you with their pics, but I'll show you a couple of the handsome animals I met in New York City.
I'd also like to hear your pet stories. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll post of the best!
Have a barking good week!