Bulldogs Bothered and Bewildered
Dust mop takes non-sporting group

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Boz & Gracie on the porch Bulldogs

Boz and Gracie, a bit out of sorts since their brethren’s recent public slight

It’s the morning after Thanksgiving, the Friday that can’t be mentioned without the word ‘shopping’ in tow. The only shopping this man will be doing is for antacids and ginger ale at the corner store. On another front, one that has left Boz, Gracie and me inconsolable, it’s also the day after the National Dog Show, where the judges’ judgment was also on holiday.

(Are you sitting down?) The Lhasa Apso was selected over the Bulldog in the non-sporting dog group. So far, bacon bits, giblets, bum  rubs, and reassurance have done little to assuage their personal takes on the slight. I’ve tried to explain (unsuccessfully) that as with all beauty pageants, the beauty is always in the eye of the beholder. Unfortunately, in this case, the beholders were a bit out of focus.

Decide for yourself (wise readers), view National Dog Show footage on MSNBC of the Bulldog and uh, the Lhasa Apso.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Uh, the Lhasa Apso!! Sorry boys, beauty took the day … evidently it was a dust-mop kinda day lolol. That’s not to say we don’t appreciate a good Bully, however.

    So, buck up, boys. It could be worse. It could be snowing … and 27 degrees (our current conditions). Then you’d be wishing you had a dust mop for a coat.

    Vickie & the Apsos …
    ApsoRescue Colorado.wordpress.com

  2. Vickie,
    Boz, Gracie and I must apologize for our unsportsmanlike conduct. It must have been the post-turkey tryptophan talking. Here’s to you and your organization’s fine work in rescuing these sacred (as well as adorable) temple lions. And who knows, the bullies may have a shot at the Westminster. 😉

  3. I’d be willing to bet the Bullies have a better shot at Westminster than the Apsos lol. Truth be known, I’d much rather see a Bully take it than the, ahem … P**dles. And since the little lion dogs have never, ever taken Westminster, we’ll find another breed to cheer on.

    Coming from rescue, winning Westminster would be a double-edged sword. Great that ithe breed would be recognized but not-so-great in that folks would want a dog “like what won at Westminster” without having done any research on the breed. And then there’s the unscrupulous breeders supplying that demand …

    Next time there’s a Bully behind me in the ring, I’ll wink and tell ’em that Boz and Gracie send their best …

    Vickie

  4. Like Chucklehead GW, the judges of the Dog Show must leave…the times they are a changing…and as far as Boz and Gracie…”YES WE CAN”…keep at it precious pooches!
    xoxoxo

  5. Hi Tom,
    Thanks for stopping by my website. My sister and I have been on your site several times today and love it! Love you writing, love your dogs. I have a Frenchie and watched the non-sporting segment of the same dog show. I’m always amazed at how the French Bulldog is constantly overlooked; passed by. It always is the foo-foo dog that wins. Oh… I also want to put you as a link. I think your blog is great and I’ll be back often.

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