I lost "best working dog" to a German Shepard with a backpack. The Judge said it was because I did not schmooze with him when he came over to meet me. Silly me, I thought that merit would determine the winner. My parents tell me that it is an honor just to be nominated but the bitter taste of an underserved defeat continues to pollute my mouth ... along with the stinkbug I ate before my parents could react.
This is me sticking my tongue out at defeat.
This is the display of prizes, and you can see the runway and the crowd in the background. This is as close as I got to the prizes.
Here's an action shot of me and Mommy working the runway. Sorry it's blurry, that's Daddy's fault.
Here we are on the runway with the judge and my competition. I could have sworn I had it in the bag by this point.
Here are the ten winners, notice that I am not up there. That huge german shephard with the backpack on is the one who beat me.
There were lots of other dogs at the event, and we had some time to mingle before the show. This is Winston (hereinafter "the fake," to avoid confusion). He is a bona fide 30 pound pug.
This is "the fake" with his Dad. They won first place for best pet/owner lookalike.
Winston "the fake" did not seem overly impressed by their win.
These were Winston's two chihuahuah siblings.
Here are a couple more pugs. You may remember them from their picture, where they were sitting together on a big tractor. They did not make the finals... losers.
This is a bulldog. I am told that this is the way that all of them look.
This is another dog with strange eyes. This condition makes me feel a certain kinship to him.
This is a portable mop, I have no idea why its owners brought it but they may be the custodial contractors or something.
This is recovering from the shock of my loss. Me and Mommy were sure that my looks and her wearing of her "Pug Power" sweatshirt would make us shoo-ins. I apologize to my fans for failing, let us regroup and perhaps we shall try again next year.
Snarf everydog later,
/s/ Winston, Grand Duke of Pugsworth