Last night the toy group, hound group, and nonsporting group competed. I loved the jaunty way each dog pranced around the arena, looking like he/she knew the eyes of the world were watching. Fluffed, buffed, and manicured to the Nth degree, these critters were really putting on the dog. Many of them looked so different from their living room family dog counterparts, they might as well have been a separate species.
In case you haven't heard, here are last night's winners and their names:
Toy group-Affenpinscher (Banana Joe)
Hound group-American Foxhound (Jewel)
Herding group-Old English Sheepdog (Swagger)
Non sporting group-Bichon Frises (Honor)
Tonight we'll see the working group, terrier group, and sporting groups compete. Then (drumroll) the top dog in each group will compete for the title of Best in Show.
Personally I'm partial to the terrier group, which in fact has produced more Best in Show winners than any other group in AKC history. It would be cool if the Miniature Schnauzer could prevail. However, I have to admit as with the other breeds, that poofed up beautified show-dog Schnauzer doesn't look at all like Indy.
Hey, Mom! I don't compare you to those red carpet ladies or Sports Illustrated bathing suit...
Okay! I get it. Never mind any of those picture-perfect pooches, Indy. You'll always be my best in show.