Wednesday, February 15, 2012

136 Years And Counting....


No, this is not a furry foot rest. Or a hat. Or an ewok. It's Malachy, a Pekingese, and the winner of Best in Show at the 136th Westminster Dog Show. For the 136th year, the dachshund group was thwarted in its attempt to win the trophy.

Thwarted by an ewok.

A wire-haired doxie actually WON the hound group. We had a chance! A fighting chance! But this shimmering, shaking ball of fur beat us. 

Here is Cinders the weenie dog.....


Cinders gave it all she had, but alas, it just wasn't enough. She wagged her tail throughout the competition and was described as "perky" and "confident." 

Next year, maybe she should dress up as an ewok.



I have a feeling......

The 137th Westminster Dog Show is going to be YEAR OF THE WEENIE DOG! 

Thinking I should re-watch Return of the Jedi,
Penelope

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13 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Robbed! That weenie is way cuter.

I have a theory? They keep winning because they know the power of big hair ;)

lemonverbenalady said...

I want a recount, a frisking of the hair. Is there really a dog under that mess? It is politics in the dog world. Cinders was much cuter. Frankly, any of the others would have made a better winner. Unfortunately this dog was in the final last year and didn't win. Sooo it was his turn this year. That's sometimes how it works! I leave broken hearted (is that a word?) again! xxxoo Nancy

Penelope said...

Yes, Juju, I agree. Robbed!!!!! You might be right about the big hair. In which case our best bet is the long-haired doxie.

Penelope said...

Nancy....I think it's politics, too. We need a high-profile weenie dog celebrity to get involved, and then maybe we'll have a break-through with the trophy situation! I just found out today that Adele has an adorable dachshund. That might work!

lemonverbenalady said...

I wanted to mention that to you about Adele. I saw her dog on 60 minutes! How could you not choose a weenie dog! I'm going to mutter to myself now! Talk to you later.

KB/KT Grant said...

Boo should enter.

Have you seen Boo?

http://www.chroniclebooks.com/blog/2011/04/19/boo-the-cutest-dog-in-the-world/

Your ewok comment had my dying.

Casey Wyatt said...

I feel bad for the weenie dog. I love them. But I have to say I rooted for the dalmatian (after owning them for over 20 years -old habits die hard). And I totally agree on the politics! And judging is subjective.

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Did you see that a German shepherd won the herding dog category? But Jake's ears are waaaaay bigger and he's waaaay cuter. But it is a cute GSD!
Sorry about them weenie dogs. Keep getting the short end of the stick. :)

Penelope said...

KB....Boo is so cute!

Penelope said...

Hi Casey! I would like to see a dalmatian win, too. Here's a link to a list of the 10 dogs who have never won Westminster...dalmatians are not included, so I guess they have won at some point over the years!

http://www.vetstreet.com/dogs/10-popular-breeds-that-have-never-won-the-westminster-dog-show?page=3

Penelope said...

I saw the German Shepherds last year...they were super impressive. Gorgeous!

Tasha B. said...

The funniest description I heard was comparing it to an oversized gerbil.

Penelope said...

Tasha.....yes, this dog is gerbil-ish. I can only imagine how many hours a week he must spend at the groomers. (And how much money for all the beauty treatments!).