Congrats to Rumor!

Best in Show at Westminster.



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37 Responses to “Congrats to Rumor!”

  1. BMALS
    8:47 am on February 15th, 2017

    Some beautiful dogs. So hard to decide. Rumor is lovely!

    OK, here is a question that I saw on a genius test on the internet. It makes no sense to me, so see if any of you have any answers or can make sense of this.

    Bob likes cookies, but does not like cake. He likes mutton but not lamb, and okra but not squash. So which would he choose:

    Cherries or

    I guessed cherries (I think) and at the end of the quiz it said I got it right, but I have no idea why. Any thoughts?

  2. B.Stover
    8:49 am on February 15th, 2017

    Congratulations Rumor–beautiful dog and an interesting name.

    Good morning all.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    8:54 am on February 15th, 2017

    Good morning BMALS and B and everyone. We will puzzle over your puzzle.

  4. Herd of Hounds
    9:26 am on February 15th, 2017

    BMALS, the DDD says it has to do with size. I say it is cherries because each time it is the first thing given.

  5. B.Stover
    9:32 am on February 15th, 2017

    Here’s the answer to Barb’s puzzle: The names of the food that Bob likes have two syllables rather than one. (I looked it up.)

  6. B.Stover
    9:41 am on February 15th, 2017

    By the way, that question is apparently part of the “Mensa IQ test.” Here’s a link to the Wikipedia article:

  7. BMALS
    10:26 am on February 15th, 2017

    Thank you, Bee. I didn’t think of syllables.

  8. ML
    12:03 pm on February 15th, 2017

    I are not that smart

  9. dawson
    12:05 pm on February 15th, 2017

    Congratulations to the German Shepard, Rumor. I did not see the show. Usually it is shown up here a day or two after it is shown in the US.

    Here is a picture of OFM feeding the traveling Snowhook team before heading back out on the road this morning:

    Sorry if it is sideways. I don’t know how to fix that.

    Create a great day!

  10. dawson
    12:06 pm on February 15th, 2017


  11. BearSpiritDog
    12:31 pm on February 15th, 2017

    Apologies to Rumor…Someone Here spelled his name wrong last night. But at least it wasn’t a Sean Spicer Flub…as in Prime Minister Joe Trudeau of Canada. LOL.

    BMALS: We Chose Right, but apparently our Method (texture) is Suspect, so no points there. The Mensa Society doesn’t have to worry about any new members from this neck of the woods anytime soon.

    The Snowhook Dogs have some Deluxe Accommodations! Wishing you Good Roads and Beautiful Scenery all the way home.

  12. Masquers
    12:35 pm on February 15th, 2017

    Drizzly and warmish (in the 50’s) here.

    Dawson: Thanks for getting up in the wee hours to take pictures and bid the team adieu.

  13. BooBear
    2:19 pm on February 15th, 2017

    Mom watched the dog show and was happy for the GSD. Usually, she is all for the big dogs (and was cheering for Rumor) but the Peek actually had some personality in his face. So many times, those fellows are all fluff and waddle but no life in the face. Chuckie looked like he had some personality! And the little terrier was a firecracker too. Mom really wanted the basset to take the hound group and the clumber to take the sporting group, so she had a hard time cheering for the Irish setter and the Norwegian Elkhound. But she admits the Irish setter was really showy last night. He had a good night.

  14. Herd of Hounds
    2:30 pm on February 15th, 2017

    Dawson, that picture is great. We have been having Snowhook withdrawal. What an adventure for Team Snowhook and Dr. Joe.
    Safe travels to OFM and all the dogs ???? in that wonderful traveling kennel. Wish we could be there with you.

  15. Masquers
    2:31 pm on February 15th, 2017

    Rumor, the GSD retires with honors. Nice!
    So many beautiful dogs…how does the judge do it!

  16. Herd of Hounds
    3:05 pm on February 15th, 2017

    We had trouble not laughing our tales off at the Skye terrier. All that long hair cascading to the floor. Can you say a grooming nightmare? We did get a hoot out of the caption under the Norwich terrier. It said, “The Norwich Terrier was best in show in the movie Best in Show “. Just about time to see that silly movie again.

  17. dawson
    3:14 pm on February 15th, 2017

    BooBear: I gave Truman some extra pats as coming from you.

    I set my alarm for 6. When it rang this morning I turned it off then closed my eyes just for a second. Then I got up, washed my face and got dressed. Looked at the clock – 20 after 7! I must’ve fell back asleep! AJ said he was leaving at 7 so I jumped in the car and drove to the hotel. He was gone but when I turned back onto the road there was the Snowhook team truck ahead of me. He’d closed his eyes for just a second too. Heh! I got to witness, up close and personal, the 26 dogs having a romp about before they took off again. The dogs look great!

  18. BMALS
    3:14 pm on February 15th, 2017

    Evidently that silly movie has a cult following, and I bet it isn’t that far off with some of the characters.
    Rumor is 5, so it is time for her to retire. Wonder if she has had any pups yet. I like GSDs, but the way American breeders breed for that dropped backend really contributes to their dysplasia problems.

  19. dawson
    3:18 pm on February 15th, 2017

    BMALS: I was hoping the GSD’s breeding for the dropped backend was to help the dysplasia problems. I like the old look better.

  20. Herd of Hounds
    3:22 pm on February 15th, 2017

    BMALS, we hate the “squatting” the GSD is supposed to do. We get a hoot out of that Best on Show movie ????. You just cannot take is seriously, it pokes fun at the dog show industry.

  21. BooBear
    3:23 pm on February 15th, 2017

    Dawson, thank you for giving Truman the extra loving! I have to get to Alaska again just for a visit!

    We don’t care for the lowered rear end on the GSDs either. Looks very uncomfortable for them.

  22. BMALS
    3:40 pm on February 15th, 2017

    I believe the European straight-line on the GSD is more normal and creates fewer problems. Americans are usually about the look and not the function. As in so many areas, we do not use common sense.

    I have always liked the Skye, although I have never known one personally. Also, I agree on the Peek. Would never be my choice of dogs. The handlers usually pick them up a lot, and they are always the last dogs in line in the shows, as they waddle so slowly.

    And I do like that Joe Trudeau! Can I call you Joe?

  23. c.hobbit
    3:58 pm on February 15th, 2017

    Snowed all night. It is getting hard to find places to put the snow.

  24. c.hobbit
    3:58 pm on February 15th, 2017

    Snowed all night. It is getting hard to find places to put the snow.

  25. Herd of Hounds
    4:22 pm on February 15th, 2017

    Snow ❄️? In Anchorage? What’s up?

  26. BMALS
    6:25 pm on February 15th, 2017

    We have had almost no snow here this winter! I hope this doesn’t mean we will be getting it in April!

  27. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    7:25 pm on February 15th, 2017

    Dawson. Sounds like a great visit. Do you know the identities of the 26 touring dogs?

  28. dawson
    7:39 pm on February 15th, 2017

    Wookie’s and Teddy’s Dad: Unfortunately, no. I do know that Quig and Twig have retired. So I assume that many of the dogs that ran in AJ’s first few Iditarods have also retired. Rio, Jr. and a dog that looks suspiciously like him (note the eyebrows) were in attendance, as was Bjourn, Abe, Chet, Bernie and Iggy. Mick was making quite a pest of himself, jumping up and trying to nab my gloves ala Lefty.

    Another dog that got extra hugs was Harris, who, in the absence of Rebecca was elevated to co-pilot and rode shotgun with AJ.

  29. dawson
    7:40 pm on February 15th, 2017


  30. c.hobbit
    7:58 pm on February 15th, 2017

    Harris has a fixation on her rescuer, OFM, aka the Giant and she might be a bit spoilt. Just a guess. ha, ha. Looks get you everywhere in life and she is one beautiful dog.

  31. Herd of Hounds
    8:32 pm on February 15th, 2017

    We second that CHobbit! She is one gorgeous gal with long legs. Wish we could have seen the Snowhook entourage.

  32. BMALS
    8:44 pm on February 15th, 2017

    This is Peaches with the child star, advertising the movie.

  33. BMALS
    8:47 pm on February 15th, 2017

    This picture was taken April 27, 2009. Lily on the left, is holding 1 day old Peaches. She was hatched in a little incubator at Kelly’s home.

  34. Diane C.
    10:46 pm on February 15th, 2017

    I am happy for the GSD but as usual the Lhasa was shut out in the N-S group. Hmmph!

  35. Macy the dainty min pin
    12:38 am on February 16th, 2017

    BMALS: movie?

  36. SnowBella
    2:41 am on February 16th, 2017

    It’s no surprise that Harris the rescue not the Hobbit is in my copilot seat. She has been gunning for my position since day one.

  37. BMALS
    7:36 am on February 16th, 2017

    Macy, It is an independent film called American Fable. It was filmed partially at my friend Kim’s farm, and the crew stayed at her home during filming. Peaches is the pet of the young girl and rides around in her bike basket. When they fall upon hard times they have to eat her for dinner. In real life Peaches weighs about 1.5 pounds, so she would hardly feed a family! Peaches will be 8 in April, which is getting pretty old for a chicken.

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