Nathan, a 4-year-old bloodhound, was relaxing in his carrier on Monday morning at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. He had already won his breed competition and was biding his time before he had to face group competition at night against other hounds.
The Westminster Kennel Club show started Monday morning and, to the owners of the 2,711 pooches set to take part, it’s the Super Bowl, World Series and Daytona 500 of dogdom in the United States, one giant bark in the park.
Inside a secret location in midtown Manhattan, a pug-Pekingese mix named Bowser shakes his head and launches into a trot across a mini football field that’s outfitted with water bowls and a tsunami of squeak toys. The 14-week-old pup sniffs the air as the movie camera zooms in for a close-up. Off camera, a bag crinkles. Bowser pauses – his eyes sparkling, his nose quivering. He seems to wonder, “Hey, who has the corn chips?”
The Wichita Eagle’s annual Oscar Ballot Contest offers a top prize of $350 worth of gift certificates to the Warren Theatres that are good not only for movie admission but also for anything else the theater sells.