The Westminster Kennel Club championship is like the Wimbledon of dog shows. I always await the results every year, because I’ve had my share of joining dog and cat shows before. My favorite breeds seem to be winning recently. About two years ago, a beagle (I have 2 myself) name Uno was numero uno, and now, another favorite breed of mine, the Scottish Terrier, won the prestigious prize. I’ve always wanted a Scottie, but most books and articles label this breed as one for experienced owners (translation: hard to handle). I’m pretty experienced as far as dogs are concerned, but I need a low-stress dog like my Yorkie, Cairo. I’ve come sooo close to buying a Scottish Terrier no matter how difficult they may be, since I saw a couple and fell instantly in love. Better judgment prevailed, and I was able to walk away, dog-free. But now that a beautiful specimen is in the spotlight, I am gently reminded of why I love this breed so much. It’s a man’s dog, and many U.S. presidents have owned one, like Franklin Delano Roosevelt and George W. Bush. It needs a lot of space to run around in, and it needs stern discipline if you don’t want a headstrong tyrant in your hands.
It’s a stunning dog. The few I’ve seen here in Manila blew me away. Together with the Wire-haired Fox Terrier, the Italian Greyhound, and the Pomeranian, The Scottish Terrier is my ideal next dog (not that I need any more, with 4 dogs and 3 cats in my hands). I just love dogs so much. When I win the lotto, it’s my vow to build a shelter for unwanted dogs and cats, with a special area for my own pets. Congrats, Sadie!