Somehow it seems I have reached my extremely advanced age without ever attending a dog show! So, when our friend Penny was being shown near Seattle, Otto and I jumped at the chance to attend.
BEST. THING. EVER.
Truly. And words are hard to describe it. If you have ever seen the movie Best In Show, it does not exaggerate! All the dogs (and bitches, dogs are only male) are primped, fluffed and posed. The people showing the dog wear lots of pastel polyester (green was very popular). The male judges have orange skin, puffed died hair and pinky rings. Everywhere I turned there was a photo op more exciting than the next! I apologize for the huge number of pictures. But let me just promise you that even with all these pictures you're still missing some key highlights!
|Showing off his/her hairdo.|
|I'm not so sure these are canine.|
|There are no words.|
|In case you missed the full impact above.|
To show a german shepherd it seems you have to wear lime green polyester. The shepherds were beautiful, but their hind legs were just damaged looking.
But, let's not cry over spilt milk, it's time for the poodles.
|And there may be no ......|
|necessary. (Except to mention that yes, that is hairspray.)|
|They come in black too!|
|Sequins were big!|
Okay, we're almost done here. I notice as I'm looking at these pictures, that they don't really do justice to the true insanity of the event. Sigh. Well, I want to end with a few pictures of the main event, Penny! She won a blue ribbon for bitches in the Staffordshire Bull Terrior category. Even, it seems, with an inappropriately arched back!