After nearly 14 years and over 5,500 posts, The Dog Lady is hanging up her keyboard and heading into retirement. Through countless dog shows, new friends made at the ice cream shop and elsewhere, adoptable shelter dogs on Sundays, Top Ten lists on Tuesdays, Saturday Surveys, K-9 features, and dog memes galore, it has been my great pleasure to be associated with doggies.com and breeders.net for such a long time.
They took a chance on me when I was just starting my writing career and have been great to work for. In fact, I am proud to call the principals my friends. I hope some of you call us your friends, as well.
My favorite part of the year is coming up: Westminster, followed by the Iditarod. It will be a unique experience to sit back and watch this year without blogging these wonderful events.
I don’t know what the next chapter of my life will hold, but I know there will be dogs involved, as always.
As for this blog, it will live on, just with a different writer / editor.
Hoping all of us find peace and joy in the New Year.
And so, for the final time,
Good day, and good dog!
News from the good folks at the Westminster Kennel Club:
Due to the surge of the Omicron variant in New York City, the Board of Governors of the Westminster Kennel Club has made the difficult decision to postpone the 146th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Presented by Purina Pro Plan to a later date in 2022.
The health and safety of all participants in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show are paramount. We appreciate the community’s continued interest and support as we delay the show to a time when we can safely convene.
The AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin® will air on ABC as a three-hour special on Sunday January 2, 2022 at 2 p.m. ET. The show features thousands of dogs from around the country and the world competing for the coveted title of America’s National Champion.
Hosting the broadcast is AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo and noted sportscaster Carolyn Manno. This year’s AKC National Championship is the largest dog show in North America with 5,051 dogs entered in Conformation from 50 states and Washington, DC and 13 countries. That combined with competitions in Agility, Obedience, the National Owner-Handled Series Finals, Diving Dogs, junior competitions and AKC Fast CAT, brings the total entries to over 8,500. Dogs will compete for multiple titles across various events and more than $150,000 in prize money, the largest in the world of dog shows. Continue reading AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY ROYAL CANIN TO AIR ON ABC JANUARY 2nd→
Sorry – just saw this on tonight’s viewing guide from the CW at 8 pm Eastern.
Dogs of the Year 2021 Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner present a countdown of the top ten dog stories of the year.
I don’t know enough about the CW to know whether you can stream the show on their app if you don’t catch it live. This one is listed under “Specials” on their website if you’re trying to search for it.