The most unassuming member of our household has got to be George. Yes, he lets me know at mealtimes that I'm not getting his dinner to him fast enough, but for the most part, he's happy to just go with the flow. George may not be the star of our household, but there is no doubt, that he has his place among our cast of characters. He is liked and respected by the other dogs, including Todd.
This week, the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac
was holding their annual "Specialty". A "Specialty" show is an event limited to a single breed - In this case, it was Labrador Retrievers. One day during a lunch break, they have a "Rescue Parade." If you've never seen a rescue parade, and you get the chance, you need to go. If not, you're missing out on what I think is something special. As you can guess, the parade features dogs that have been rescued. As their names are called, their age and rescue story is told as they walk around the show-ring. I have seen many rescue parades, and have even helped to organized them, but I've never actually been in one. Until this week because I entered George.
This parade began with the several Labs, some who were trained by inmates, and are now working in drug-enforcement. How wonderful that these dogs that came into the rescue, who may not have been suitable for the typical home because of their energy and overactive instincts have been given the chance to truly make a difference!
After the "working dogs" it was George's turn. It's usually done by age, so at 14ish years old, he was the oldest in the parade.
I've decided that if George has a bucket-list, he can now check off walking around the show ring, receiving applause from a crowd and getting a rosette.
In my book, George really is the best in show! I hope you have a good weekend!!