While preparing this post, I've been singing Lady Gaga's "Boys, Boys, Boys" in my head. However, instead of the regular chorus, I've changed it to "Dogs, Dogs, Dogs". This should give you some indication of my level of crazy (in general but mainly about dogs). I love them. I plan runs through the park based on the max amount of puppies I can see. I'm that girl that awkwardly sticks my hand down as I pass your dog on the sidewalk, so I can pet it nonchalantly. TMI? Anyway, I am counting down the days until it makes sense for me to have a dear sweet pup of my own.
Ever since I moved to NYC, I've wanted to go see the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden and this year I finally broke down and got tickets! And dragged Kurt along! Prepare yourself for a photo overload!!!!!
To begin the evening, we went the benching area where they groom and prepare the dogs to hit the stage. I had such high hopes of getting up close and personal with the pups, but it was absolutely slammed. This is where we encountered packs of crazy dog ladies. They are pushy and weird and are moved to tears at the mere sight of their favorite breed. I saw my future and it was scary.
Look at that crowd! I'm not pushy enough to overcome the crazies and didn't want to mess up anyone's freshly groomed coat, so I didn't pet many dogs, but we did get lots of pictures. Kurt was better at pushing his way into the action than I was, so thanks to him for the good shots.
Boob hair dryer
These dogs have more products and styling tools than I could imagine ever using.
This little guy was one of my favorites!
When the dogs weren't being groomed, they were taking naps. Being cute (and pampered) is hard work!
The groomers were sleepy too.
Then it was almost showtime!
Once in our seats we were able to see the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding groups compete.
This little Affenpinscher won the Best in Show.
I normally like bigger dogs but would take this Boston Terrier home in an instant.
-It's a Chinese Crested, of course.
-So, it's like a dog, right?
[name that movie!]
Long coat Chihuahua
Poodle (can't remember which one...maybe standard?)
Kurt and me!
So now I've got a bad case of Puppy Fever. I'm not really in the position to get a dog at the moment, but that doesn't stop me from looking. If you know of any hypoallergenic dogs (Labradoodle or Portuguese Water Dog would be great) that need a good home, send them my way!