Wednesday, February 13, 2008


"When we look into their eyes we see loyalty, we see trust, we see honesty and friendship. We see love."

No, this quote has nothing to do with the pathetic presidential candidates parading all over the country in search of the biggest prize this side of the Smithson Valley High School Homecoming Queen Coronation. In fact, when it comes to the front-running political dogs we are stuck with it is more accurate to say, "We see disloyalty, we see mistrust, we see dishonesty and false friendship. We see love of power and pride and greed."

But on one magic night in February, 2008, all was right with the world when Judge J. Donald Jones had the courage to award "Best in Show" at Westminster to a 15-inch Beagle named Uno. This was the first win for a Beagle ever in the history of the Westminster Kennel Club and it was the first win for a hound of any kind since 1983.

Could a Basset be next?