A lovely group of pet owners have an email circle, to with I was invited fairly recently. While there wasn't an actual hue and cry that went up over the best-in-show decision, there were a few mutters. And this was posted:
Okay, so there's a slight resemblance. But come on! How can you not love that little face??? That ridiculous, goateed, old-eastern-European-man-eyebrowed face?
You just laughed, didn't you? You just thought of someone who looks just like this dog. I know. It slays me, too.
But still, there was a general air of disgruntlement from a few quarters. I did try to offer my support by saying this:
I do like the walking footstool, but I understand your disappointment. I'm
disappointed every time a terrier doesn't win best in show. I think a terrier
should ALWAYS win best in show. And if a terrier doesn't win best in show, the
winner should have some terrier in its background. And if the winner doesn't
have some terrier in its background, it should have some terrier-like traits or
behaviors. And if it doesn't have terrier-like traits or behaviors, it should be
friends with a terrier and hang out with a terrier as often as possible.
'Cause I like terriers. You know. A little.
Shrug. I think I have to view this as I did the 2011 Stanley Cup finals.
Next year!!! We'll take it next year!!!