On February 17, fireworks lit the skies over New York City in honor of the Chinese New Year.
Inside Madison Square Garden contestants were in frenzy for the finale of the 139th Westminster dog show. Backstage …
Hair dryers blew
Ears had to look neat.
As did all four feet.
Then it was time.
Half of the arena roared Matisse, the Portuguese water dog, Matisse – the “winning-est” dog in the country. The other half roared back for Swagger, the Old English sheepdog and a big time champ.
While the Chinese year of the goat was being celebrated outside, inside, at the Westminster, it was the year of the beagle.
The winner turned out to be. Miss P!
And our Miss P. (a.k.a. Penelope) approves.