Critter Alley

Critter Alley

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Westminster Night One

Westminster packed the usual stiff competition and poignant moments into night number one. "Angel on a Leash", a pet therapy program started four years ago by the Kennel Club introduced a young war veteran who lost both of his legs and a little girl fighting a devastating diagnosis. Both had interacted with Uno, last year's Best in Show, who recently earned therapy dog certification. The crowd stood to applaud their stories, while Uno looked on, tail wagging like crazy. I'm sure more than one person swallowed past a lump in their throat.

On to the show. Monday's group results were as follows:
Winner of the Herding Group: Scottish Deerhound
Winner of the Terrier Group: Scottish Terrier
Winner of the Non-Sporting Group: Standard Poodle
Winner of the Herding Group: Puli

Tonight we'll see the Sporting, Working, and Toy groups compete, followed by the competition for Best In Show. I can't wait!

1 comment:

The Word Place said...

There was a bit on the local news last night about an Arkansas woman/trainer who would be taking four dogs to Westminster. Mayhap I'll give her a call and see if she wishes to undertake turning Lady into a LADY! LOL Can't you just see it??