My laptop support team, Twigs White Oval on Black (informally known as “Spot”) and Twigs Voluminous Fluffiness (informally known as “Puff” ) have lately been chafing over all the attention given that other species via the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which will soon get underway in New York.
This televised annual spectacle involves more than 3,000 canines representing 199 recognized breeds – including something called a Lagotto Romagnolo – competing in apparently arbitrary divisions including sporting, non-sporting, herding and agility. And, to top it all off, a Best of Show competition, last year won by a beagle – a beagle! — named Ch Tashtins Lookin For Trouble.
At this morning’s story meeting, the three of us decided that some sort of rebuttal was in order, and hereby present you with a curated collection of mostly mutt cats performing in randomly determined divisions. We cordially invite responses that include additional nominees and/or classes, with pertinent links.
Best in class, agility:
Best in class, non-sporting (outdoors):
Best in class, non-sporting (indoors):
Best in class, sporting/non-sporting combination:
Best in class, non-sporting (lifetime achievement):
Best in class, team performance with another species:
And, finally, our choice for Best of Show, the incomparable Stubby Tail Lookin for Trouble Deadpan Diva, informally known as “Maru”:
This post was originally published in conjunction with the 2015 Westminster show. Statistics and videos have been updated.