Drawing, pencil on paper, 7 x 10 inches, 2010
You might have missed it with all of the Olympics commotion, but last week in New York, the finest dogs in the world gathered at Madison Square Garden for the 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. This year's winner was a super cool, down-to-earth Scottish Terrier named Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot ("Sadie" for short). I made this drawing to honor Sadie's incredible accomplishment.
I covered this event extensively last year, but was only able to catch bits and pieces of it this year. It's a shame, because I love this contest. It's a great way for dogs to compete without biting each other. Instead of the brutality and filth of cage fighting, dogs are awarded points for manners and hygiene. A 100% improvement!
Once again, my friend Jessie P covered the event for Metromix New York. She and photographer Ryan Muir put together a thoroughly entertaining series of photos and interviews from the event.
Thank you, show dogs, for inspiring us all!