This was a fun show to watch:
Claire the Scottish Deerhound celebrated Thanksgiving with an impressive victory.
With help from her talented handler Angela Lloyd, the elegant canine won the Best in Show title at the 20th Annual National Dog Show Presented by Purina, which occurred earlier this month and aired on Thanksgiving Day on NBC after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
If Claire — registered name GCH Foxcliffe Claire Randall Fraser — looks familiar, it could be because the champion pooch took home the same title last year. The impressive back-to-back win doesn’t come as a total shock to those who know Claire well. The canine is the number one ranked Scottish Deerhound in America and is now the top-winning Scottish Deerhound in history. Plus, Claire comes from a line of leading dogs; her grandmother won Best in Show at the 2011 Westminster Dog Show.
I love these shows even though I only really want mutts, but Claire really is something else.
I just got back from Gerald’s. I made it out without any leftovers except two pieces of cheesecake. It was very good and I am STUFFED.
If I’m around there is no such thing as leftover cheesecake.
And Claire is an amazing dog!
My Moxie looked like Claire, skinny legs and all. She was just a mutt and weighed eighteen pounds, so there were a few differences.
Now Finch looks like Moxie except with short legs, and a tad chubby.
I take it the owner is an Outlander fan based on the name of the dog.
I guess the meme is:
Tell me you’re an Outlander fan without telling me you’re an Outlander fan.
OT.. I’m watching King Richard and Will Smith needs to just pick up his Oscar now.
@JPL: I’m watching Fireman Sam with my nephew, and it’s silly.
@mrmoshpotato: book marked it for the imp.
Mrs. Bigfoot didn’t feel well this morning– no fever, but her pulse-ox was low (not run to the hospital low, but enough that I was concerned).
That being a covid symptom (she’s triple vaxxed), we elected to stay home and she’s slept most of the day.
So far so good, pulse ox back up over 95, so-
Claire is a goodest girl.
Currently in the appetizer portion of our degustation. I probably have eaten too much already.
For years I used to travel to New York every February during the Westminster Dog Show. Several times stayed across the street from Madison Square Garden that hosted the show. The Penn? I believe. Anyways, dogs in the lobby. Dogs in the elevator. Dogs in the bar.
I got quite a kick out of it.
I’m watching kitty maneuver around the desktop clutter while she’s chirping at something wrong on the patio.
When dinner was over and I wasn’t looking, Ohio Dad finishing carving the turkey and then threw the carcass away. I briefly considered pulling the remains out of the trash, then stopped myself.
I have been spared making turkey soup, which I don’t even like. Whew!
Now he is driving his mother back to her retirement home, listening to her complain the whole way. I’ll thank him when he returns.
Anyone heard of a Greybull? It’s a greyhound pit bull mix and someone said Artie looks like one and her really thin body seems consistent with the breed.
@Ohio Mom: Turkey stock is great for gumbo.
My mother loved to watch dog shows, but didn’t like to be around dogs. That’s just one of the contradictions that was my mother. Seeing this makes me miss her today. Our Thanksgiving didn’t make me miss her because it was so different from what we’ve done in the past. I’m missing her today, though. ??
@Professor Bigfoot: hope it was just a one-off thing and she feels better.
@NeenerNeener: Yes! And just in time for the long-awaited “Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone.”
Just back from the sister-in-law. Told them about this marvelous thing called “blogs”, a useful and more fun alternative to NPR and MSNBC. They fed us a wonderful T-day dinner, so one good turn deserves another.
@Ohio Mom: My sister’s MIL shared with the family dinner work a few Thanksgivings. She was very particular in how the kitchen worked.
Her method for cooking down the stock was having us scrape everyone’s dishes after dinner into the stock pot (ie, turkey, bones, left over veggies and stuffing…), adding water and putting it on a low low burner overnight. Then going back to her retirement community. Thanks, MIL-raised-during-the-Depression!
We eat vegetarian at home normally, so I have no idea what happened with the stock.
@Professor Bigfoot: Maybe her hands were cold when you used the pulse oximeter earlier?
That can totally affect the reading. Glad she is doing better!
Meanwhile, … Phys.org:
All life really is connected.
Midday nappage. ☑
First day since the booster on Monday (left arm) that am able to – albeit very gingerly – lie down on that side without too much wincing and teeth gritting.
She’s definitely feeling better… she just growled at me when I said (okay, it wasn’t the first time) she should call her doctor tomorrow morning.
She’s definitely feeling better.
Wait a minute – I think I may have seen Claire’s farm/kennels when I was in Virginia earlier this month! We were riding through the woods and came upon a sumptuous-looking stately home and heard the sound of hearty baying – the lady I was staying with told me that the folks there raised Scottish Deerhounds, one of whom had won Westminster a few years back. Must have been Claire’s Grandma! Woo-hoo! Small world!
Nailed the “Now is the winter of our discontent” speech, I take it?
She’s so pretty! We only caught the very end of the show because, since cutting the cable cord, we have to use a little antenna plate and it’s quite the rigmarole to get it hooked up and see if we can get any channels in. You have to really want it. I don’t miss having access to live TV except for the Triple Crown races and on Thanksgiving. But we caught the end of the show and then got the parade on the rerun, which was nice. I don’t care about parades, but my grandfather loved watching the Macy’s Day Parade every year and it makes me think of him. We had one of our kid’s school friends and parents over (we’re vaxxed, our kids are both half vaxxed). I miss Thanksgiving with my family, but this was a decent substitute.
On the bright side, the antenna plate brings in all kinds of odd but interesting channels, and when there’s only 13 or 14 channels that come in, channel surfing feels manageable.
We are watching the World Pet Games and it is amazing
Deerhounds are the absolutely loveliest of the dog family, simply magnificent!
There are so many breeds, and some look like they are CGI.