Eukanuba National Dog Show

The Dogs of the AKC/Eukanuba Dog Show

December 19, 2012

A week at a dog show is a long time to have to absorb everything a show the size and magnitude of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship has to offer –  and I haven’t. The first two days home were spent in a coma-like sleep, but now comes the hard part: Making sense not of what I […]

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We are Family

December 12, 2012
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Until I walked into the show site for the Eukanuba National Dog Show yesterday, I hadn’t realized that I’ve been a bit in the dumps.  I wasn’t ready to step in front of a train, mind you, but I’ve not been my mischievous self, either. As I stood in the grooming area amidst dog crates, […]

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Is Youth Wasted on the Young, or Are We Wasting Time Not Spent on the Young?

December 10, 2012
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It happened three days ago, and I still can’t get it out of my mind.   I was one of a cast of thousands in a scene being played out across America this time of year.  I was in line at the post office.   As I waited for my turn, I shifted my weigh […]

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The Dog Fancy & Pet Owners. Isn’t it Time to Make “First Contact?”

November 1, 2012
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It’s said that timing is everything, and in Atlanta, it was on my side. Hurricane Sandy spared the city where I was attending “BarkWorld,” but another day or two and I might still be there because of flights canceled by the storm. I would have missed having oral surgery the other day. That would have […]

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Regardless of the Man, Some Things Never Change

March 8, 2012
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At the end of the day, he’s like any other guy. He likes his dinner on time. He likes to get dirty. He likes his iPad v2. He’ll never admit to it, but he likes to watch “Dancing with the Stars” in bed. And when no one is looking, he likes to adjust his “manly […]

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It’s a Rhodamine Pink Party & You’re Invited!

February 3, 2012
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At long last, the AKC/Eukanuba Dog Show will be televised tomorrow (check here for times). There will be simultaneous on-line parties at both Twitter and Facebook where I’ll be stopping by not only to answer burning questions (how did we get Eukanuba to lend us their Vice President of Canine Communications so we could make that video) […]

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Eukanuba 2012: What You Won’t See on TV

January 30, 2012
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Is there anyone who didn’t love following Mike Rowe in “Dirty Jobs” or isn’t fascinated by the cable show, “How It’s Made?” With the exception of sausages and jelly donuts, we like to see how things are done by peeking behind the scenes. When the AKC/Eukanuba National Dog Show airs this Saturday, you’ll see beautiful dogs, smiling […]

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Show Dogs as Rock Stars

January 24, 2012
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It would be no exaggeration to say that when I heard Linda Ronstadt sing “Silver Threads and Golden Needles” in person, I was as close to her as you probably are to your monitor right now.  I really was that close. She sang at a Tulagi’s, a tiny concert venue in Boulder situated across the […]

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The Eukanuba National Dog Show- in 3 minutes flat

January 20, 2012

I was reminded today that the AKC/Eukanuba National Dog Show will be televised in a mere two weeks: February 4th. And while I still have some blogs to write about the experience of being at a show that was as much a “dog happening” as it was a dog show, I thought I’d get the […]

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