Thursday, February 10, 2011

Countdown to Valentine Weenie Dog Extravaganza



I am so excited for my trip to New York to see the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, I am practically hyperventilating. My daughter (8 years old and ready to rock-n-roll) and I are attending this sacred event at Madison Square Garden on Valentine's Day. Today I am getting ready by (1) looking for clothes w/ weenie dogs, and (2) looking for jewelry with weenie dogs. And, I guess I'll confirm train tickets and stuff like that, too.



For some inexplicable reason, the topiary bushes I mean poodles, always seem to final in the Best In Show event. A dachshund has never won Westminster. This is a travesty against weenie dogs world-wide. I am considering picketing the front of the show with a huge sign that says STOP THE MADNESS WEENIE DOGS MUST WIN WESTMINSTER TOPIARY BUSHES GO HOME.

I'm not sure if my daughter will be on board with this plan or not. If I promise her a new American Girl doll, she will probably join me.

Happy Day,
Penelope

12 comments:

CheekyGirl said...

You should totally do it! I'd be right there with you. I don't get the whole poodle thing even though I'm a huge dog lover.

Darlene Marshall said...

My dachshund Yofi gives this idea two paws up! Actually, she's under her blankie snoring, but if she were awake she'd approve.

It's high time the badger hounds had their day in the limelight! Hope you find all the weenie love you deserve at Westminster.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

LOL
You are SO cute. I can not wait for a full report.

PS I like those topiaries ;)

Penelope said...

Hi CheekyGirl! My daughter has a whole list of must-see breeds, so we'll be busy. Her new favs are the Saluki, King Charles Spaniel and of course the dachshunds!

Penelope said...

Hi Darlene! Hi Yofi! Isn't amazing how doxies can sleep under blankets and not suffocate? Hmm.....

Those judges look pretty mean. I'm not sure how to sway them over to the weenie dog side of things....

Penelope said...

Hi Juju....don't tell anyone, but my neighbor just got a poodle puppy, and I actually cuddled her. She's cute now, but hopefully they won't shave her into a strange shape. We'll see.

Julie at Outlandish Dreaming said...

LOL! Topiary - funny! When I was little, we used to go into Westminster every year. We had English Setters which were show dogs (my sister was really into showing them as a teenager) so we used to be this big dog show family. Some of our dog's pups were Westminster champions! Anyway, it's a lot of fun, have a great time and be sure to get lots of samples down below and talk to the owners (after they've shown their dogs, they're too harried before show time). You can walk around and see the various breeds and dogs, it's a great time. I'd love to go in and see the Golden Retrievers myself - but alas, I have work, someday...

Penelope said...

Julie, I can't believe your dogs were champions! That is so very cool! I went to the show once about 20 yrs ago and just loved it...especially visiting with the breeders in the bench area. My daughter will go crazy back there! (She will be harassing me about getting a new puppy the whole time!).

KMont said...

Weenie dogs rule!

This is also the decided opinion of our two weenie dogs.

Topiary bushes - bwahahahha!

Penelope said...

Hi KMont! It's weird how weenie dogs become a strange obsession. They are such sweetie pies!

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Have fun and let me know if you see any German shepherds! What a blast!

Penelope said...

Hi Julia! I'm sure we will be seeing the German shepherds. All the dogs are so cool!