Thursday, February 12, 2009


The other night my mom and I were rocking and feeding babies. While doing so, this is what we were watching:

The Westminster Dog Show. We were riveted. For 45 minutes we watched the dogs prance. Seriously people, riveted. I'm not sure how or why we started watching, but it didn't take long for us to really dive into the action. Soon we were commenting to each other, "his fur looks like a brillo pad"....."look at all his hair, it looks like a skirt"......"that definitely does not look like a well-bred dog, that is just DNA gone wrong". We even cheered when the winner was announced. His name is Stump. He came out of retirement just for the show. His big fluffy ears blow in the wind when he runs, kinda like a supermodel running on a beach.

I think I'm going to set my DVR to record this dog show every year. You just can't find this kind of quality TV anymore. We even got a behind-the-scene look at the doggie spa. Total pampering. The dog show even provides mini treadmills for the pooches to get some exercise. Have you ever seen a chihuahua on a treadmill? I have. Again I repeat, riveted.

Watching the dog show made me think about creating an international children's show. Only the well-bred kids would qualify to enter. Each parent would tie a leash to their child's wrist and run down the piece of astroturf to be judged. Kids would compete in categories, you know, just to be fair. So far I've come up with these: chubby kids, loud kids, picky eater kids, sassy kids, quiet kids. Its still a work in progress. I might form a committee to expand on this idea. I'll keep you posted. Until then, I'm sure you could look for the Westminster Dog Show reruns. I can promise you this--you'll be riveted.


Suburban Hippie said...

Have you ever seen the movie Best in Show? If not, you need to.

quiet grace said...

My kids would ROCK in the picky eaters category.

Taryn said...

I want to be on the comtee. A few suggestions.... best whiners, laziest, best excuses ever, most awkward, most dramatic, etc.... Consider this an entry form for my two children. GREAT IDEA!

wendy said...

okay...please move back so we can watch together...when i think of valentine's day, i don't think of romance (remember who i'm married to)...i think, oh it's time for the wesminster dog show!!! i love the terriers & i always try to pick out a dog breed i want, when i grow up ;) miss you bunches!!!!