The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

31 March 2003

Oh, the caninity!

Formally, he's Yakee A Dangerous Liaison, but everyone knows him as Danny. He's a three-year-old Pekingese, and he beat out twenty-two thousand competitors to win the top prize at Britain's Crufts dog show, the world's largest. (By comparison, the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York is limited to 2500 dogs.)

Now there's a challenge to his title. The Times is reporting that Danny had had surgical alterations: a facelift. Danny's owners deny any such thing ever took place, but the Kennel Club will investigate.

(A facelift? On a Pekingese? The mind boggles.)

Posted at 6:59 AM to Dyssynergy

If Miss America contestants can get butt lifts, why can't dog show contestants get face lifts?

Posted by: Vicky at 4:41 PM on 31 March 2003

So, what did they do, actually? I mean, it couldn't have been a nose-bob. Did they need to re-curl his tongue so when he was panting it would lie atop his forehead like a properly conforming Pekignese?

Posted by: Kevin McGehee at 6:40 PM on 31 March 2003

I took this matter to a couple of people in the dog-show biz, and the consensus seems to be that a facelift on a Peke constitutes being hit in the face with a smaller shovel than usual.

Methinks perhaps they were tugging the ol' chain.

Posted by: CGHill at 7:28 PM on 31 March 2003