Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Where's the outrage???

A terrible dishonor was done to terriers last night at the - bah! - Westminster Dog Show. In the terrier group judging the Airedale (!) and the CAIRN (!!!!) were excused due to "conflicts of interest!" And what were these conflicts of interest? The handlers were two of the judge's former handling assistants. Aren't they supposed to be judging the DOGS, not the handlers? And couldn't this conflict have been resolved BEFORE the dogs were in the showring?

It's a conspiracy, I tell you!



Fortunately, I rounded up some of my pals to protest this travesty. Maya and Kena joined me to defend the Cairns, while Maggie, Stanley, Faya and Dyos barked their displeasure as well. 

And of course, Asta showed up as a symbol of terrier solidarity. 

The only show worth watching is MANGOMINSTER! Where else can a simple Cairn terrier get a break?

16 comments:

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

I'm with you Petey!
I bark my displeasure clear and loud all the way from Texas!

Mango said...

Oh the horror! I am sure Asta and her Mumsie would have been happy to be substitute handlers. What were they thinking?

Slobbers,
Mango

Asta said...

Petey
I was howwified!!!
Widicoolous..I couldn't believe my eaws..no Caiwns, No Aiwekid..A total twavesty..no wondew that little scottie won..hwmpffffffffff!!!!Handlers with conflict of interest should not be allowed to pawticipate..I am twuly Pis#@%
smoochie kisses
Asta

Daisy said...

Petey, I share your outrage!

Lacy said...

w00f's Petey, me agrees 500%...even iffin the judge wuznt gonna pik those 2, they still shooda been allowed to compete..it put a downer on the rest of the competion..

b safe,
~rocky~

Abby said...

Hi, Petey...

I totally agree...

I think that competition should be replaced by the Mango-Minster Show...

Let's start a petition...

Abby xxxooo

Gus said...

We're with you! That was one great airedale, and a pretty nice cairn (didn't get to see as much of him/her) and we agree that the conflict of interest should have been resolved prior to the judging or those dogs should get another chance.

gussie

Faya said...

I still cannot believe it ! Humans are strange creatures....
Kisses, Faya & Dyos

the 4 Bs said...

that's just WRONG. no fair to you wonderful terrier kiddos. we're glad you protested this injustice.

woofs.

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We're with you,Petey! Should we bite the judge or the handlers who didn't make the proper arrangements BEFORE the competition? We just think it stinks! Our mom only really cares to watch the terriers, but last night, she didn't even watch for the whole first 5 minutes!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Neko said...

Nice to meet you. The Scotty won the last three years. I smell a rat that I would like to catch and shake back and forth wildly. I will definitely make a sign and be there for the next protest. Love,Neko

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

We were shaking our heads from here!

We won't have to worry about this happening at MANGO Minster 2009!

Hugz&Khysses,
Judge Khyra
BIS
MANGO Minster 2009

Bogart said...

We wuz robbed!!! No Dale, no Cairn... Grrrrrrrr

Love,
Bogart

Lorenza said...

That does not sound right!
Mangominster is the best!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Joe Stains said...

I have never seen someone more worthy of getting a box of poop in the mail than that stinkin judge!!! WE SHALL OVERCOME!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Mom went to bed at 9PM! That's how mad she was, Petey! Stoopid Westminster judge! grrrrrrrrrrrrr

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch