On Monday night I sat down on my couch at home with my two furry friends Bella, an 8 year old Chihuahua and Copper Top, a 7 and half year old fox terrier, to watch The Westminster Dog Show. It was pretty obvious when Banana Joe hit the green turf of the Westminster Dog Show that he was all business and the three of us found ourselves memorized by his smooth moves and confident demeanor. For being such a tiny toy dog, he left a big impression on the crowd and the judges, taking top prize in his group that evening. After all the groups that evening had finished, the hounds, the toys, the non-sporting and the herding, one thing was clear, I was definitely on team “Banana Joe.”
The fact is, Banana Joe is the real deal, and he has what it takes to be top dog as said by Judge Michael Dougherty who explained in an interview with fox news that the tiny black
Affenpinscher is, “in perfect condition, perfect body”. However, what makes him even more likable is that after you strip away the perfect body, total confidence, past titles won, and his slick moves, Banana Joe is just a pint-sized puffball, with a strange monkey face, and a bright pink tongue, who kind of resembles an Ewok. When looking at him, it’s hard not to smile at his silly face but after I saw him strut his stuff again on Tuesday night, it was clear, that the weird, little black Ewok dog was a serious contender for Best in Show. In fact I was pretty convinced that Joe had the Title of Best in Show in the bag until on the second night the English sheep dog Swagger hit the turf. Swagger, a 20 month old sheep dog was impossible not to love, really because he was so fluffy, like really, really fluffy. I admit I wavered for a second on who I wanted to win, as I watched Swagger compete I wasn’t sure if it was that I wanted him to win or I just wanted to give him a hug and my sentiments were shared by many revelers in the crowd at the Westminster Dog Show who could be heard shouting, “pick the sheep dog!”
In the end however Banana Joe reigned supreme over the six other dogs competing for
Best in Show and it is said that the five year old fluff ball will soon retire to live out the rest of his years in the Netherlands where he born. Like all those who held the Title before him, Banana Joe had a very busy past couple of days having a lunch of steak served on a silver platter at Sardi’s (a longstanding Westminster tradition), he took a tour of the Empire State Building, rang the opening bell to the New York Stock Exchange and even made a cameo on the Broadway show “The Mystery or Edwin Drood.” With his confident demeanor, perfect poise, and adorable Ewokness, Banana Joe was indeed the perfect pick for the Title of Best in Show and also to be chosen as this week’s Fuzzy Friday Feature!! See Banana Joe win Best in Show in the video below!
Check Out The Other Six Fuzzy Friends Who Were Competing with Joe for the title of Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show this week!!
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