How Does One Get to Westminster? It Helps to be on Time!

Posted by F&S

Well, today is the big day that we’ve all been waiting for!  Our brother, G.K., is making his first appearance at The 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show  and we, Frenchies, had really big dreams of being there ourselves!

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Sharkey!  Come quick!  Look what I swiped - er, uh, what I found!

1 Sharkey! Come quick! Look what I swiped - er, uh, what I found!

It's the packet for the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show!  G.K. has been gearing up for this for months!

2 It's the packet for the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show! G.K. has been gearing up for this for months!

You're not going to believe what's in here!

3 You're not going to believe what's in here!

Two press tickets!  One for you and one for me!

4 Two press tickets! One for you and one for me!

We need to sneak in and surprise G.K.!  How great would it be for us to be there, cheering him on!  He'd be sure to win with our support!

5 We need to sneak in and surprise G.K.! How great would it be for us to be there, cheering him on! He'd be sure to win with our support!

This yellow area shows us where the photographers get to be.  Right up front!  How do we get in there, Sharkey?

6 This yellow area shows us where the photographers get to be. Right up front! How do we get in there, Sharkey?

Franny, I'm one step ahead of you!  I found the special press passes in the kitchen!

7 Franny, I'm one step ahead of you! I found the special press passes in the kitchen!

They're for Martha's TV show.  Her crew will be there filming G.K. at the event!  See Franny, one is a photo pass, so we can get into that photographers' ring and take great shots of our brother!

8 They're for Martha's TV show. Her crew will be there filming G.K. at the event! See Franny, one is a photo pass, so we can get into that photographers' ring and take great shots of our brother!

There, we'll walk right in!  Just pretend we're with the media!  Wait, Franny, we ARE the media!  We do have our own blog...why wouldn't the Daily Wag be at the Westminster Dog Show?

9 There, we'll walk right in! Just pretend we're with the media! Wait, Franny, we ARE the media! We do have our own blog...why wouldn't the Daily Wag be at the Westminster Dog Show?

Don't worry, Sharkey.  Just let me do all the talking!  I'll get us right in!

10 Don't worry, Sharkey. Just let me do all the talking! I'll get us right in!

Right, and I'll take Martha's Canon S95 camera and take all the photos!

11 Right, and I'll take Martha's Canon S95 camera and take all the photos!

Francesca, we need a plan.  Let me look through the judging program to find when G.K. will be showing.

12 Francesca, we need a plan. Let me look through the judging program to find when G.K. will be showing.

Let's see, the schedule says that the Chow Chows are in Ring One on Monday at 10:15am...so that's where we'll find G.K.

13 Let's see, the schedule says that the Chow Chows are in Ring One on Monday at 10:15am...so that's where we'll find G.K.

Sharkey, how are we going to get to Madison Square Garden in New York City for the show?  Oh wait, I know!  Let's call Uncle Carlos!  He'll be sure to take us!

14 Sharkey, how are we going to get to Madison Square Garden in New York City for the show? Oh wait, I know! Let's call Uncle Carlos! He'll be sure to take us!

Sigh, Uncle Carlos isn't answering his cell phone.  And besides, it's already Monday and it's after 10:15!  I wonder if G.K. won?

15 Sigh, Uncle Carlos isn't answering his cell phone. And besides, it's already Monday and it's after 10:15! I wonder if G.K. won?

Comments (19)

  • I have to say, being retired has shown me what a dummy I can be...I can't keep track of days and didn't think of what day it was...soooo, I watched the Westminster Show last night!!!! Yep the 2011 show!! what was I thinking? no wonder I missed GK :-( BUT, I have a Real chance to watch it "tonight" and see GK...that is if I remember ;-) geesh!!!

    I pray all will go well for you Basil, stay strong!

    delia & Kitty =^, ,^=

  • Good morning girls,
    Mimi just loves the pen & ink art work showing last years winner. Wouldn't the Glue Squad make a nice picture, too?
    It's 8:11 here, 9:11 your time. I bet Karen is very busy right now. She'll know where ring #1 is & G.K. will do his best. He's soooo handsome & smart.
    You guys look so professional with the press passes. I'd love to see The Adventure of Francesca & Sharkey at the Westminster Dog Show. You are so little & fit right in with the dog crowd that you could just walk between all the peoples legs...this is getting way too long, but you get the gist(sp?)...
    We have a little snow coming today, so I'm going off for a nap now..
    Your Pal,
    Rebel

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., Today sure is an exciting day isn't it my girl friends?!Just like you two, I can't wait to see handsome Ghenghis Khan at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show today and my paws are crossed and I am praying for him just like all of our Glue Squad members are doing today-God Bless him! I love reading your comments today and did you girls get any luck getting to Westminster?! Have lots of fun today F,S,&GK! Hey buddy Basil, sure am praying for you again today and your family, also! I know God will take good care of you! Will be nice when your parents can let us know how you are doing! Hope all of our good friends have a super day, today! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    Just checking the show web and they are not showing the Chow Chows live. They are having a the showing after 4 PM. Guess that I’ll have to watch it then. I haven’t any idea of how our Big Boy is doing. I did have a problem just finding you today. Someone changed your website; not a good thing. You two need to have your own personal web address so everyone will be able to find you. I’ll keep checking the show to see if any information is available.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Good morning girls.....
    Good luck to GK!!! I know he is going to do great. And I'm sure with a little sweet talking you girls will get right in. Who could resist a face like yours? :)
    Well, I discovered something really big this weekend. Zoe turned me on to the TP rolls, but they are very small. Anyway I was in the laundry room with mom and I found huge TP rolls. I was so excited!! I ran right out with it and mom came screaming after me to "drop the paper towel roll". So now I really have something to chew out in the yard.
    I had fun playing out in the snow too this weekend. Not much of it but just enough to get wet and dig in the dirt, then come in the house all muddy and get mom mad.lol :)

    Well, hope everyone has a great day.

    Chole XX

  • Girls, the suspense is driving me crazy, too! I hope G.K. wins. I know you wanted to be there for him, but he carried you both in his heart, which is exactly where you needed to be.

    Have a great day! Lucky me, it's still so cold where I live in Alabama, I am getting a reprieve from bath day. Wheeeee!

    xoxo,
    Poco

  • CONGRATULATIONS G.K. BEST OF BREED!!!!! I watched the live feed in time to see you and Jan in the ring. You two looked so good out there walking around the ring. A couple of times the camera person zoomed in on MommyM, Aunt Laura, & Kevin and took the focus off of you and the other Chows!

    All of that rehearsing really paid off because you were very attentive and didn't get distracted the way a couple of the other Chows did. Congratulations to Karen and Daddy Maddox too. You both must be jumping up and down with joy. It was so cute seeing MommyM excited and high fiving someone when the winners were announced. Everything about you said Champion and you did it big boy you did it!!!!! :smile:

    With all the excitement about G.K., can't forget that this is a special day for our buddy Basil. He has his tumor surgery today and he and his Mom and Dad need our prayers and good thoughts to help him get through it. We love you and need you Basil Boy so you have a good surgery, get some rest, and be back here real soon! :smile:

  • Good Morning F & S

    And a good morning it is - no Super Nanny this weekend mom and dad stayed home :) After my doctor appointment on Friday they decided it would be best to stay home with me. My doctor is thinking I developed food allergies - I think they are wrong. I haven't changed my diet at all just in the winter I love the heat vent. Anyway, I'm on medication and have to eat new food from the doctor. We'll see what happens when I go back in 2 weeks. I feel fine just a littly itchy.

    So GK I can't wait to hear the results I'm keeping my paws crossed.

    Mom hasn't heard anything from Basil's mom Lynn, she is suppose to let us know how my Valentine made out, he sent me a special e-card, he loves me :)

    F & S keep us posted on GK's results.

    Zoe

  • WOOF!

    Just saw that GK won Best of Breed at The Garden!!! He'll be on TV tonight for the breed. How exciting!

    FYI-I once had a Press Pass at The Garden as I was writing the WKC article for my breed mag The Courier. (PWDs) I was treated like royalty. Too bad you two couldn't have swiped those passes earlier so you have watched GK. But you still have enough time to get to MSG for the Groups tonight.

    I'll be rooting for GK!

    Jennifer
    Elmo & Molly (PWDs)

  • I'm so proud of you, G.K.! I knew you could do it!

    xoxo,
    Poco

  • Hooray for G.K.! :)

    gail

  • Hello Ladies & G.K. and blogger buddies,
    This is Lynn blogging today for our Basil Boy. I am sooooo proud of you G.K. I am taping everything, so when Basil is home from the hospital he can watch it with me. And from what you all say, G.K. got best of breed, wow, and double wow. Can't wait to see on Mama's show listed on Wednesday.

    Now to Basil. We are home now and the surgery was a great success. It was a very good time to get it, in the small stage. They had to remove 1/8 of his bladder to get the mass and an outer area, about the size of a silver dollar. We are going back tonight to see him. He is on morphine tonight, but the doctor feels he is strong and perhaps will come home tomorrow night. Bloggers you are the best. You helped me keep the faith for the little man. They will have the officical pathology results later this week. He will have lots to tell you I am sure when he is up to it. Still keep the paws crossed and the prayers a coming. I love you all and thank you.
    Hugs,
    Lynn

  • Genghis Khan! Genghis Khan! Genghis Khan! that's me rooting and cheering with joy!!! GK you did it BEST OF BREED!!! whoo-hoo!!!! :-) congratulations to all those involved..oh, and Maddox can be proud as well! ;-)

    Lynn I'm happy Basil is doing well...give a big smooch to him.

    delia & Kitty <3

  • Congrats G.K.! Dinner at the Plaza, too. Wow!
    http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2012/02/martha-stewarts-dog-wins-best-in-breed-westminster-dog-show.html?e=grubstreet--20120213

  • WOW. WOW. WOW
    What a day. Two good things happened today
    Our little buddy Basil had a successful surgery today. Way to go Basil. Thank you for keeping us updated Lynn. We were all pulling foe him.
    And on a more personal note, my kid did it. He walked in my paw prints and won the breed today at Westminster today, just like I did a year ago. Talk about a proud dad, that would be me. Thank you to all you Glue Squad members for cheering him on. I love all of you. Karen was soooooo happy for GK and for Martha and so proud of what GK has done in such a short time. She cried when the judge picked GK.
    Franny and Sharkey, I am sorry that you did not get to go to the Garden to watch your brother but you can watch him tonight.
    Well, I think I am going to pop a cork on some bubbly and celebrate in style. I might have to make a trip to the doctor if the swelling in my head doesn't go away. Hehehehehehe
    love to all,
    Maddox
    proud proud father of Best of Breed Chow chow winner at Westminster Dog Show.

  • Congratulations G.K. on winning Best of Breed at WKC today! There could be no better confirmation of your great breeding than to be recognized at Westminster.

    Barkfully yours,

    Count Basie and Miss Ella
    2 Admiring NJ Boston Terriers

  • Great news for Basil, Lynn. I've had sick pugs and it's the worst! GK is doing us all proud today! Now on to best of group. Love from Texas.

  • WOW!!!Way to go, G.K.!! Mom told us you won Best of Breed today. We couldn't get to the computer today, and so couldn't see the live feed, because Uncle Bradley was working on the house, and made us stay outside ALL DAY! Except for when he gave me(Fergie)a pawdicure(nail-grinding, in case you don't know). Mom says I have shows this weekend, and have to be ready. But enough about us, good luck to you in Group tonight, G.K., we'll be cheering for you! And glad to hear Basil is doing so well!

    Your pals,
    Lily and Fergie

  • Wow, G.K. is doing a great job, hooray! Do you know what else is at Westminster? My Auntie Ellen's really awesome One Cool Dog coats: http://photos.mercurynews.com/2012/02/westminster-kennel-clubs-136th-dog-show-and-dog-fashion-photos/4605/#2
    The Frenchie in the really sparkly gold coat? My Auntie Ellen made that!!!!!

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