Strike a Pose


The Best In Show judging will be tonight at the

 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.


We were pretty Dog Gone excited

that a Bichon Frise named Honor

was the winner of the non-sporting group!

Scissors, blow dryers, bobby pins, and apparently volumizing hair spray are all tools of the trade when it’s time to strike a pose :)




We’ll be watching tonight

without the hairspray :)

  31 comments for “Strike a Pose

  1. February 12, 2013 at 6:55 am

    I love watching Westminster. Good luck to Honor!

  2. February 12, 2013 at 6:55 am

    So darned cute! Do your babies get excited when they see dogs on TV? Mine does!

  3. February 12, 2013 at 7:26 am

    I hope a Westie wins the terrier group! ;P

  4. February 12, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Hahaha…cute little puff balls you’ve got there! ~~Pat-Pat~~
    We always watched the show together with dog loving friends of ours when we lived in FL. It was an annual event!

  5. Vicki Patton
    February 12, 2013 at 9:27 am

    And she was a beauty! So are your’s. I am eagely waiting for the wire haired fox to appear tonight named Sky. We have a wire haired fox terrier whose dad was a WM dog. But she was born with only 3 legs so they didn’t want her…we adopted her. If Sky wins she will have a triple crown.

  6. February 12, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Oh my goodness, your doggies are just the cutest little fluffy things! I hope you enjoy the show!

  7. February 12, 2013 at 10:23 am

    So cute! I love watching the Westminster dog show but I missed it. I always have to smile when I think of the movie Best in Show. That is one poofed up Bichon. I much prefer your pooches :)

  8. February 12, 2013 at 10:36 am

    These two are my faves in the bichon frise category. Too adorable. xo

  9. February 12, 2013 at 11:11 am

    How could you ever get mad at those two! Adorable!! We used to have an all white shih tzu that everyone thought was a bichon, he was the light of lots of lives! Love the Westminster dog show, amazing how they groom those dogs!

  10. February 12, 2013 at 11:14 am

    this is so beyond adorable! cute cute cutie pies!

    i just learned those 2 dogs i found this summer went to wonderful homes, a volunteer at the spca kept the little boy with the rotted teeth, so heartwarming to have a happy ending.

    i could use volumizer…

    your girls look like stars~

  11. February 12, 2013 at 11:15 am

    I love watching this dog show! I bet it’s a big hit at your home for sure!

  12. February 12, 2013 at 11:27 am

    We never miss the show! And this year Sadie will be right beside us, though most likely snoozing rather than paying much attention. She’ll be fluffed and buffed for the evening!
    Gracie and Chloe look like Best of Show quality to me……….Sarah

  13. February 12, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I was watching too! That little dog was prancing around like a little lamb, so cute! I always love to see your “Family Members” in your pictures.

  14. February 12, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I just love your dogs they are sooooo pretty know they will be watching also.

  15. February 12, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Hair spray oh my gosh. I know your babies are proud of their kin folk:}

  16. February 12, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Hi there, I will be watching too; I love learning more about the breed since we now have one. Ours turned one in Dec. and since then has become quite the watchdog-don’t know whether Bichons are slow to mature or what; it is funny though. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Cheryl
    February 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    First I’d like to say that I am new to your blog and am enjoying it so much. I wanted to let you know that I just finished making your Oreo Brownies decorated for Valentine’s Day. They are wonderful! This recipe is a keeper! Your puppies are adorable…enjoy them.

  18. February 12, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    They are so darn cute!!! I love seeing pictures of them. It is amazing how they groom the dogs fr the BIG SHOW!!! XO, Pinky

  19. February 12, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Honor is beautiful, but I still think Chloe’s and Gracie’s beauty and personality win by a mile!

  20. Vanessa Clark
    February 12, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    I love your babies, from one dog lover to another. New to your blog as well and I am enjoying every post

  21. BamaCarol
    February 12, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Oh we always watch Westminster, even though we have a cat instead of a dog. He is not amused by all the doggies on tv and ignores them as much as possible. Can’t wait for the big finale tonight! Your babies are so cute.

  22. Clare
    February 12, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Buddy thinks your girls are HOT STUFF!!!! Happy Westminster Day to all!

  23. February 12, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Hi Mary,

    Oh I love your darling girls — they’re so adorable!!! Congrats on the breed win! I’m glad I saw your post because my hubby and I love to watch the Westminster Dog Show, but he’s out of town, and I’ve forgotten all about it. I’ll have to be sure and watch tonight. Of course, I’m always rooting for the Scottie! :)

    Have fun watching the show.


  24. Pam
    February 12, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    There is a Bichon named Emma Rose who owns my husband and myself and very graciously let’s us take care of her! I love when a Bichon wins and I love seeing your precious girls they are what drew me to your blog.

  25. February 12, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Mary, your sweet little pups are both blue-ribbon champions, no doubt about it. I had a beloved little wire-haired fox for 16 years, so I must admit, I’m keeping my eyes on Sky. Have fun watching the show with your two best girls. –Lucinda

  26. Susan
    February 12, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    My Bichon, keeper and I are pulling for Honor to win, too!!! We were so excited when JR won in 2001, the year of Keeper’s birth.
    Go Honor!!!

  27. February 12, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I love your blog dearly,……but oh how I love your pups!!! Everytime you write about them I cannot wait to see the pics. I can only imagine those two troublemakers running around your house and snuggling up against you late at night!!!

  28. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    February 12, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Cute, cute, cute! Get out the teasing comb:@) Have fun watching Mary!

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  30. February 13, 2013 at 8:38 am

    So fun! I don’t think my Bedlingtons like to pose as much.

    – The Tablescaper

  31. Ceil Garrison
    February 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I love your Bichons. Mine is named Baxter; was glad to hear that Honor won his/her group. They are the sweetest dogs.

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