Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Borzoi Sassy Girl at the Westminster Dog Show
We've watched the Westminster Dog Show for as long as I can remember, tuning in to the hound group in particular. Last night was no different, but our expectations were low for the Borzoi to win or even place. We love the Borzoi because we had one. Her name was Tatiana, and she was the sweetest pooch around. She was the inspiration for my New Yorker Eustace Tilley win, and other digital art. Her portrait hangs in our home and reminds us of her daily. We stopped in Indiana on our way home from Milwaukee this past summer to see Tatiana's breeder and her gang of pups. Of course, I wanted to take one home with me then and there! So we watched the competition as usual. The afghans, beagles, and others trotted around. When Sassy Girl Borzoi began showing her stuff, we were impressed, but didn't think the judge was. Then when the judge pulled out a lot of the taller, leaner dogs as the finalists, our borzoi made the cut. And when she was placed in the lead, we were thrilled and stunned at the same time. So the Sassy Girl from Japan came through in the hound group, and we couldn't believe it! We will tune in again tonight and see who wins best in show. We have been thinking about getting another cutie pie since I retired. It might be a good thing?