in one of the most unprecedented decisions in the 135 years of the westminster dog show, tonight the judges turned to the audience. they honed in on our section and unanimously picked my sweetheart debbie as BEST IN SHOW! this is unheard of and had many of the members and judges alike visibly upset. we were shocked and overwhelmed with joy! especially since we had only recently learned that the westminster club does NOT allow women members!
after the awards ceremony, we were lucky enough to speak directly with the presiding judge. he very simply said, “quite frankly, i just couldn’t take my eyes off your debbie. even after i saw all of the best of breeds i went right back to the audience. there was a glow coming from section 89 and it radiated from section F. i had to be honest with myself and everyone there at madison square garden…this debbie fleischaker was the winner! so maybe i bent the rules a bit and i’ll never be asked back, but at the end of the day i have to live with myself and i know that i made the right decision.” here’s to everyone that follows their hearts and breaks from the norm!
peace + love + laughter + healing, -kathleen.