The Grumpy Old Man must keep his peace today. Sometimes the papers do bring good news. A Beagle won the 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show! The dog was Miss P (popularly) or Ch Tashtins Looking for Trouble (formally). The WKC is based in New York. A beagle won this event only once before, in 2008. It produced what became known as a national “Beaglemania.” Well, 2015—get ready for another!
Around here, Beaglemania is kind of an everyday affair—owing to Katie the Beagle, known worldwide for her Haikus. I show a picture of her here, matronly although she appears, because I don’t wish to violate anybody’s copyright. As for Katie—she certainly looks like a champion, doesn’t she?