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!
I’m taking a minute of editorial privilege during this extraordinary time to encourage you to help others where you can. Here’s what’s in front of my house right now. I’m not doing it for compliments. I’m doing it because there are people in my community in need, and it makes me feel better to do SOMETHING when my family has been so fortunate.
I’ve contacted a few pet stores and Chewy.com to see if I can add some pet food to my inventory.
Please consider helping out, either by setting up your own little grocery or by sending a contribution to me via PayPal to [email protected] so I can keep this going.
From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog is pleased to announce that the official bronze statue of Sgt. Stubby, a distinguished World War I war dog will be housed permanently at the AKC Museum of the Dog. The sculpture will be unveiled on May 23, 2019. Continue reading America’s First War Dog Bronze Statue→
Colton, the Schipperke chosen last night as the winner of the Non-Sporting Group, will not be permitted to compete this evening in the Best in Show competition.
There is a conflict of interest involving the judge and Colton’s ownership team. No one did anything wrong, they are just removing the possibility that anyone could claim the judge showed favoritism to a team with which he had a closer relationship than with other teams. The judge cannot recuse, so the dog must be excused.
The runner-up does not get to complete in Colton’s place; the Non-Sporting Group simply will not be represented in the ring.