I'm so excited for The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show next week, aka my other Super Bowl.
excited, because this year, I'm taking my mom to New York City to Madison Square Garden to watch the second day, including Best in Show live!
For all of you who read my book, you'll remember that my mom was really only a "cat-person".... until she met Athena. Not only did my mom start watching Westminster (and any dog program) with me over the phone, she now has a dog of her own. His name is Charlie, and he's an enormous male Rough Collie (think Lassie mixed with Paul Bunyan) from Collie Rescue of Virginia (yay!). My mom is also my informal publicist, so I'm bringing up small cards advertising Shepherd Girl
, because she WILL tell anyone in a four-foot radius about it.
The Herding Group will actually be on Monday night, and I'll be rooting for GCH CH Babheim's Captain Crunch (Capi) to win his group again this year. I'm temporarily putting aside my bias for German-bred GSDs, so if you fall on either side, please don't yell at me.
I'll be posting photos here and reporting how it went, including if we had to stomp through two feet of snow
Have a great week guys--to all of you in the Northeast, good luck with the storm.