January 10th, 2013 5:05 pm by Vincent Flanders
Vincent Flanders’ comments: It’s a Flanders Family tradition to go to the Seattle Dog Show. Only illness and pregnancy (my daughter) or quarantine (my grandson was a preemie and couldn’t mingle with the public) keep us from going. The American Kennel Club keeps track of all sanctioned dog shows so it was natural I go there to find out about the dates for the Seattle Show. Imagine my surprise when I arrived. You can squint at the image above, or open up a bigger image of the AKC home page in a new window.
Here are the problems (as marked on the image)
- There’s a large image that tells you to watch the 2012 AKC/Eukanuba National (Dog) Championship on February 2, on ABC TV.
- However, at the top of the screen, there’s a message under “Top News Items” that a Wire Fox Terrier named “Sky” wins the Eukanuba championship.
- If you somehow missed the news item, there’s a picture of Gabriel Rangel (I obviously spend too much time watching dog shows if I know his name) holding the winner and the ribbon.
Why the @#$% would anyone, outside of dog show participants, want to watch a dog show if they know who’s going to win?
Maybe the AKC thinks only serious dog show participants are going to go to their site. Wrong. There’s a whole section on how to choose a dog that’s aimed at newbies. Regular people view the site. I won’t watch the show on TV.
THIS IS SO STUPID.