Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Dog Day Afternoon

It's that time of year again.....time for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. It is the second oldest sporting events in the country (with the Kentucky Derby being #1). Honestly, I miss going. It was something Mark and I did for YEARS and we had tons of fun! Sure the tv coverage is great, and the website has streaming video now (oh the miracles of modern technology), but being there is half the fun! Getting to see the dogs, talk to the breeders and owners, and people watch.....oh the people watching is exquisite!

And while I love my pugs, don't get me wrong...... I have SEVERAL favorite breeds. And yes, I have names picked out for each breed! I would own them if I had more room, or more hitch in my giddy up to get out there and exercise with them. LOL. Seriously, pugs are perfect for the sedentary.

This was last night's #4 Group Winner.

This is one of my favorites. A Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen or the PBGV. Seriously it is one of the few words I can say in French, correctly. Well that and croissant. Helpful if you are in a bakery or a French dog show, but not essential for tooling around Paris. I would have one, but as a hound they like their voice, if you know what I mean, and I do really like my neighbors. Nothing makes neighbors into enemies like a howling animal.

So do YOU have a favorite breed????? And tune in tonight at 8pm EST on the USA Network for the remaining groups and Best In Show! It's going to be exciting!

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