When your dog’s name is the impossibly majestic word-combination Afterall Painting the Sky (more recently abbreviated to just Sky), you have perhaps a karmic edge at big stages like the 138th annual Westminster Kennel Club contest, which came to a close last night at Madison Square Garden.
We feel we owe it to this five-year-old terrier, who delivered to her Malibu, CA owners a triple-crown grand prize last night, to celebrate her Tuesday night victory. According to a report in SoCal newspaper the Press-Enterprise (Sky was put through the pre-show paces in Rialto), that’s all she wagged:
Gabriel Rangel, who has a reputation as one of the country’s top dog handlers, led Sky through her paces. This was the second dog he has taken to victory at Westminster — he won in 2010 with a Scottish terrier named Sadie.