|We had lots of fun with photos at the #WKCPawpawty!|
Thanks to Rick Rockhill for providing this photo of
a nice overview of Madison Square Garden
Social media has brought the world closer together in ways we never would have dreamed about just a few years back. It's about much, much more than the "social media gurus" or the 5-second news cycle. It's about creating a community and enriching an experience no matter what your interests -- from dogs to diapers and about everything else you can imagine.
|@PedigreeUS provided some great behind-the-scenes photos!|
Then last night we joined a special viewing party to help raise money for the shelter pets at Save-A-Dog in Grayslake, Ill. Sponsored by Pedigree and hosted by #Pawpawty creator Frugal Dougal, people and their pets who tweet (known as the anipals) followed the hashtag #WKCPawpawty. Pedigree donated $1 to the shelter for everyone who tweeted the special hashtag and there also were quizzes and prize giveaways to make the evening even more fun! In fact, we even had our own "Best in Show" photo competitions and you can see some of the great photo's on Frugal Dougal's blog.
|Right before the Best in Show winner was announced, the folks from|
@PedigreeUS snapped this shot of the winning dog,
GCH Foxcliffe Hickory Wind, the Scottish Deerhound
So at the 135 Annual Westminster Dog Show, social media provided us the opportunity to share the experience, photos and great behind the scenes stories with friends who were at the show in person and with pals from across the country and world. Host Frugal Dougal with his mom Lynn Haigh, experienced the show from our tweets and photos while "watching" from their computer in the U.K. (at 4 a.m.!).
While I've always wanted to attend Westminster in person -- and still intend to -- I can't think of a better way to enjoy the show than we did last night with the many great friends from around the world who share our love for dogs. It was truly a Best in Show experience!
|Congratulations to this year's Best in Show, GCH Foxcliffe Hickory Wind!|
(photo: Westminster Kennel Club)