by Borderstan.com June 24, 2011 at 9:00 am 0

2011 Pride of Pets Dog Show, PETS-DC, Borderstan, Luis Gomez Photos

Pembroke Corgis Swan and Chelsea won the Best Pairs category last Saturday in the annual Pride of Pets Dog Show. The event in Dupont Circle benefits PETS-DC. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Michelle Lancaster. Talk to me on Twitter @MichLancaster.

The Washington Post on Twitter

Or not? Check out the Tweet from @PostLocal DCist captured today. Apparently, they think the retweets are not nearly as useful as actually buying the paper. Sorry, but if you’re giving us content for free, don’t blame use for not paying almost a $1 for the paper.

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by Borderstan.com June 20, 2011 at 1:27 pm 0

Pride of Pets, Dupont Circle

Click for more photos! Saturday in Dupont Circle: Sasha won the 2011 Pride of Pets People’s Choice Best of Show Award. An Ibizan Hound, Sasha is shown with proud dad Tarcisio. (Luis Gomez Photos)

We’ve got photos from the Pride of Pets Dog Show in Dupont Circle.

A crowd of several hundred people relaxed on the grass of Dupont Circle on a relatively cool Saturday afternoon to take in the 18th Annual Pride of Pets Fun Dog Show.

For a little more than two hours, locals enjoyed the spectacle of Washingtonians (and a handful of suburbanites) showing off 68 of their beloved dogs in 15 fun categories. Categories include Best Tail Wagging, Most Original Costume, Most Glamorous and Most Mysterious Heritage — not your standard dog show categories (winners listed below).

The People’s Choice Best of Show Award went to Sasha, an Ibizan Hound (and dad Tarcisio). Second Place went to Tooshy (and dad Skyler), a Brussels Griffon, while Third Place went to Winnie, a Chow-Golden Retriever Mix (and mom Lauren). “Winnie is a rescue dog,” Lauren said.

All proceeds from the annual event go to PETS-DC (additional donations are always welcome): “PETS-DC is dedicated to improving the health and well being of people living with HIV/AIDS or other disabling conditions and their companion pets. We provide public health education, exercise, pet food, veterinary care, grooming, foster care and adoptions services at no cost to individuals in the Metropolitan Washington area.”

PETS-DC director Dr. Chip Wells said the organization of volunteers currently has 136 clients. “Right now we need help in Alexandria. We need 30 volunteer dog walkers to help in the Potomac Yards area,” Wells said. Visit their website or call (202) 234-7387 to volunteer.

The Winners

In each category First, Second and Third Place prizes were awarded. The final category, People’s Choice Best of Show Award, brought back the winners of the 14 earlier categories. The crowd then helped the judges select the People’s Choice winner with a “clap-off” involving a handful of dogs selected by the judges.

  • Best Tail Wagging — 1st Tennyson, 2nd Madison, 3rd, Lumumba.
  • Most Affectionate — 1st Zoe, 2nd Linus, 3rd Ritchie.
  • Best Mirror Image — 1st Roxie, 2nd Nigel, 3rd Cody.
  • Most Obedient — 1st Tootsie, 2nd Lonnie, 3rd Dallas.
  • Most Original Costume — 1st Sasha, 2nd & 3rd to the pair of Mottzy & Swiss.
  • Least Obedient— 1st Merlin, 2nd Fozzie, 3rd Teddy.
  • Most Mysterious Heritage — 1st Norah, 2nd Daphne, 3rd Gypsy.
  • Terrific Pet Tricks — 1st Winnie, 2nd Mottzy, 3rd Hoshi.
  • Best Puppy — 1st Boo, 2nd Jazzie, 3rd Baxter.
  • Best Senior Dog — 1st Fuzzy Bear, 2nd Zoom, 3rd Maya.
  • Best Pairs — 1st Swan & Chelsea, 2nd Linus Baxter & Cosby, 3rd Madison & Wilson.
  • Most Glamorous — 1st Sasha, 2nd Jolle Etienne, 3rd Pasha.
  • Best Vocal Performance — 1st Tooshy, 2nd Swiss, 3rd Madison.
  • Most Adorable
    • Small Dog — 1st Ninja, 2nd Hoshi, 3rd Miss Celie.
    • Larger Dog — 1st Tie between Sammy and Mocha, 2nd Klouffie, 3rd Rocky.
  • People’s Choice Best of Show Award — 1st Sasha, 2nd Tooshy, 3rd Winnie.

by Borderstan.com June 17, 2011 at 8:30 am 1,264 0

Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, U Street NW, Borderstan

News from Dupont-Logan-U Street (mostly).

From Michelle Lancaster. Talk to me on Twitter @MichLancaster.

Duplex Diner Being Sold

The owner of the 18th and U Streets NW Duplex Diner has decided to sell this little slice of diner heaven.  But don’t cry into your biscuits and gravy! He’s selling to longtime bartender, Kevin Lee, who will be briefly closing the doors to make some renovations. Check out the heartfelt announcement and the information about their renovation festivities going on June 20 to 27.

Waterfront Safeway, the Gay Slur and an Apology

DCist has the update on the saga of Waterfront Safeway’s handling of a cashier using a gay slur as customers checked out of the store. The cashier has now apologized, sort of. Can we all agree that if someone is demanding an apology, you should NOT say that, “I’m sorry if I offended you.” If people are writing about it this much, you clearly did offend them. What happened to just apologizing? And for that matter, what happened to basic decency and not resorting to hate and name calling? Also, Washington City Paper has more information and reports that Safeway says they have attempted to contact the couple directly to apologize to them.

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by Borderstan.com June 15, 2011 at 11:00 am 3,886 1 Comment

PETS-DC, Pride of Pets Fun Dog Show, Dupont Circle

At the 2010 Show: The top 3 dogs in the Peoples Choice Best of Show category. From left: Harley, 2nd; Bella, 1st; and Lani, 3rd. (Photo Ilga Semeiks.)

Leash up your pooch and head to Dupont Circle on Saturday afternoon, June 18. It’s time for the annual Pride of Pets Fun Dog Show — with the emphasis on fun. The show gets underway at 4 pm, and if you’ve never been, I highly recommend it.

For example, categories include Best Tail Wagging, Most Original Costume, Most Glamorous and Most Mysterious Heritage — not your standard dog show categories.

Even better, it’s all for a good cause: All proceeds from the show support the programs of PETS-DC (additional donations are always welcome).

More Information

There are 15 categories in the dog show. Advance registration is requested, but not required. For $25 you can enter you dog in unlimited categories or spend $6 for a single category. Payments by check can be mailed or by credit card online. You should check in at 3 pm. For more information, call (202) 234-PETS.

“PETS-DC is dedicated to improving the health and well being of people living with HIV/AIDS or other disabling conditions and their companion pets. We provide public health education, exercise, pet food, veterinary care, grooming, foster care and adoptions services at no cost to individuals in the Metropolitan Washington area.”

The 15 Categories

Here are the 15 categories with the descriptions from PETS-DC.

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