Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Good Things Come In Small Packages

It is big news! You could hear the shouts from shore-to-shore --- Lake Michigan to Lake Superior that is -- our little Sadie walked away with the title "Best in Show" at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show -- the most prestigious event in the canine kingdom. And to make Sadie's win even more exciting -- the little Scottie is a Michigander -- her owner is from Mackinac Island. The Detroit News reports that well-wishers are leaving messages for Sadie and her owner on the Grand Hotel blog -- you can find that here and send your own best wishes to the littler Sadie was the favorite to win the big dog title at the show, and so while not a surprise -- her win is still a thrill. This is Sadie's third trip to Westminster -- the first year she got stage-fright and the second year she took a frowned upon potty break on the green carpet. But the third time is the charm, and for those of us from Michigan who count Scottish Terriers as family members, this is a big win. I've had quite a few Scotties in my family, and I'm sure that we're all related. In my family, Sadie's victory caused a burst of email forwards -- to make sure that everyone knew that a Scottie was once again on the top of the podium. And so for just one day -- Olympics Schmo-lympics! Go Sadie! May you get to return to Mackinac Island soon and live a life of car-free leisure.

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