Going to the Dawgs
February 8, 2007 4:46 PM
Forget about the Super Bowl. It’s over. Now the most hotly contested game, the annual Westminster Kennel Club airs on USA Network, Feb.12-13 (8 p.m to 11 p.m EST) and I’ll be doggedly glued to the TV.
As the owner of two Labrador Retrievers, it’s frustrating that the breed seldom—well actually never—even makes it to Best of Breed. Instead some exotic creature that doesn’t even look like a dog wins the big prize. But the event is appointment TV for many of us. So much so, that “24” will get relegated to the back burner, pre-recorded for later viewing. Sorry Jack Bauer, you’re not man’s best friend.
And special thanks to The Wall Street Journal for reminding me of the dates in a piece that ran today. For whatever reasons, USA is not promoting the program as aggressively as it did in the past when it treated cable operators to dinner and later to front row seats and a behind-the scenes look at the woofers and their neurotic owners.
So consider this my public service to you, an alert you that you too might have a tough call to make: Which show to pre-record or watch in real time? So are you going to be among the 4 million viewers who faithfully watch dogs in action?
If not, do. It’s surprisingly great water-cooler talk at the office, even among cat owners. Woof.