Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Day One at Westminster

For those of you who want serious discussion on topics such as gay marriage, there is plenty of that below. In the meantime, back to the Dog Show.

Day One is in the books at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Last night, Best in Group was awarded in the Working, Terrier, Toy and Non-Sporting groups. The first highlight of the evening was when Josh the Newfoundland defeated the powerful Doberman, Raisin, in the in the Working group. The next highlight of the night was when the crowd favorite Co-Co, an indominable Norfolk Terrier, won the always competitive Terrier group.

Day Two should be even more thrilling. Tonight, Best in Group will be awarded for the Sporting, Hound and Herding groups. The Hound group is always entertaining because it features the gigantic Irish Wolfhound and the not-so-gigantic dachsund. The 13-inch and 15-inch beagles are also in this group. I can't pretend to be indifferent about the Hound group results. I'm pulling for Doodlebug the wirehaired dachsund.

After all the groups are finished tonight, the judges will award the prestigious Best in Show. Who will it be? Tune in to USA from 8 till 11 tonight to find out.