Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Congrats to Stump (for his partial victory)


I was riveted by the Westminster Dog Show competition last night and was thrilled when Stump, the Sussix Spaniel, was named "Best in Monobreed Show". You can see here, Stump is fine looking dog, just the right size, floppy ears, short stubby tail (remind you of anybody?). Yep, Stump is a distant relative if mine.

But it is a hollow victory. Because the WKC is a breedist organization, a vast number of the dog population has been excluded from competition. There should be a similar diverse breed competition followed by a dog-on-dog face-off. Only then could Stump be considered a true world champion.

And I'm not alone feeling this way. The PETA organization, a group I heartily support, protested the dog show. Look at this article. They even dressed up in funny costumes.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/2009-02-09-peta-westminster-kkk-protest_N.htm

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I THINK HE`S A FINE SPECIMEN! WORTH HIS TITLE. A.K.A. "THE COMEBACK KID". WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH YOUR LIFE TO COMPARE? ARE YOU GOING TO WAIT UNTIL YOUR 70 YEARS OF AGE TOO? AND AS FAR AS 'DRESSING UP' I`VE SEEN YOU IN COLORFUL GARB AS WELL. YOU KNOW WHAT I`M TALKING ABOUT. THAT RED AND GREEN TARTAN SWEATER! I`M NOT A 'FAN' OF PETA ANYWAYS. WHAT DO THEY KNOW? WISEN` UP.
'RAY! STUMP!

Anonymous said...

the wmk runs a beauty pagent without even a talent or a q&a competition. picking stump would be like picking paris hilton as best in show at a human competition. if you want to champion something, back the idea of a dog olympics determining best. fetch, sit, stay, holding it until you are let outside and heel could be the pentathalon. i bet real breeds, not mutts, would win this and the marathon, sprint, hurdles, dog paddle and luge.

Tommy said...

That is a very good idea and am surprised I didn't think of it myself. But I disagree. I think diverse breed dogs would win. I'm not very good at fetch so I might not win the Pentatalon, but I can hold it in real good for a long time while my family is away and I bet I can win the ribbon in that event.

big brother said...

Tommy, what does 'riveted' mean?
You must have resumed your studies recently, and have added that word into your vast vocabulary.
By the way, how can you go on to "Advanced Canine Studies" when you still haven't mastered (or even learned) the basics?? (aka fetch.)

big brother said...

By the way, you better not forget who I am when I come home soon, Tommy.

Tommy said...

Ruff, ruff, ruff ruff ruff ruff. You're coming home soon? Ruff ruff ruff ruff!

Tommy said...

Whoops, I did it again. I was so excited, I lapsed into Dogish.