It was a big night at The Aerie last night as the pack settled in to watch the end of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. There was a lot of worry in the house as group after group was won by something that I’ll refer to as “not a real dog”.
We were resigned that the Giant Schnauzer (who we admitted did pretty good) was going to take home the title of Best In Show, when the judge picked (by apparently a big surprise) a 10-year-old Sussex Spaniel named Stump, who’d been out of the show-biz for 5 years after nearly dying from a bacterial infection.
He was the oldest dog ever to win the competition and the only brown-dog in the final seven.
Our own old, brown dog was completely overcome with excitement.