Monday, November 3, 2008

Mutt Show!

Yesterday an International Dog Show was held at Belgrade's Fairgrounds. Classy pooches from all over Serbia and the surrounding area came to strutt their stuff and show off for the judges. But that's not the part of the show I went to see. Held at the same time in the same large arena was ORCA's (Organization for the Respect and Care of Animals) Mixed Breed Show, which has proven to be very popular over the years and gets better and better each time. There were categories for the shaggiest, the most dispobedient, the loudest barker, the most beautiful tail, the sweetest, and so on. I was asked to hand out the awards. Fortunately a panel of judges chose the winners; I'd have been hard-pressed to choose. Why me, you ask? Because I have written three children's books here (two editions of each; one English, one Serbian,) and two of them have to do with stray dogs. ORCA uses one of them in its education campaign in schools. But enough of tooting my horn. This is Tamara and her friend Andy. Tamara and Andy represent the Green Battle for Environment and Animal Rights. I have a weakness for dogs with a visible underbite.... Bibi thought he was cute, too. (Don't you just love the positioning of Andy's leaf?)

12 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like dogs too and this one is really a beauty. I love those eyes.

Louis la Vache said...

Interesting acronym - 'orca' being a Latin word for whale.

Saretta said...

Who knew you were a published author...great! Andy is cute, but maybe Tamara is cuter! I have a weakness for cats! ;-)

soulbrush said...

yes he is adorable, and you know i love dogs...and dog shows...wonder how much stress the dogs are put under when they have to be preened and brushed and made ready for these shows.

soulbrush said...

yes he is adorable, and you know i love dogs...and dog shows...wonder how much stress the dogs are put under when they have to be preened and brushed and made ready for these shows.

Marie Reed said...

Bibi! You have written children's books! That is so neat!

Belgrade Daily Photo said...

That dog is
TOO
CUTE
FOR
WORDS!!!!!!!!!!

Webradio said...

Very pretty... And the dog loves "the cat"...

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

I love dogs too (we say "dawgs" here in Georgia). :o) We have three of them. I wish we had Mutt Shows here. That would be FUN!! Loved your blog. God bless. ♥ ∞

Becky said...

I have a HUGE soft-spot for dogs. Little dogs don't catch my eye as much as medium and big dogs, but I'll give attention to almost any dog! This pair is cute together - what a great portrait!

Petrus said...

I just love the expression on the face of the dog ..

Paula said...

Love the picture of the dog!
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