Talk about intense!
After two hundred twenty purebread beauties marched through the Atlanta AT&T Auditorium for the 24th annual Dr. Fert’s Charity Dog Show, the very special Borzoi, 2-year-old Michael Bublé took Best in Show.
“A shocking win for the hound group!”
Everyone, including Dr. Fert, was expecting the prize to go to 7-year-old Captian Queso of Arizona. The toy group winner and Best in Show runner-up, (pictured below after losing) was by far the crowd favorite.
Last year’s winning team, Sandra Cohen and Vladimir Paw-tin the Shar Pei ended up in a respectable but still losing, 3rd place. Vladimir seemed happy to go back home and run his country.
I wasn’t pleased but I guess, dog business is showbusiness.
Other huge losers include Mister Congeniality, the runner up of the Toy Group, Anthony Bourdain the Chinese Crested. It was his first ever dog show and his owner/rescuer claims to be proud of him.
Better luck next year, Tony!
For the first time in dog show HERstory, the Mutt Group was represented. Mutts of all varieties came out to represent their disgusting mixed breedness but the winner of the losers was “Lint” of Nebraska.
Honorable mentions go to another member of the Non-Working Group, Barbara in Human Resources.
The big winner of the evening is the Dr. Fert Foundation for Dog Repair, the first company of its kind and recipient of all the money raised.
In his closing statement, Dr. Fert thanked the participants and said the money raised from the event amounted to over $790 dollars, a dog show high!
Zoë Klar has lived in her mom’s attic and her uncle’s basement making her a real force to be reckoned with.