News and notes from Reston (tm).

Monday, August 11, 2008

Reston's Olympic Dreams: Going to the Dogs (Slow News Week Month Day 3)

Well, Reston native Alan Webb didn't make it to the Olympics this year, but another Reston resident did the next best thing.

Nine-month-old puppy Jack — a mix breed of bichon frise and poodle — will compete on Animal Planet’s Puppy Games, to be aired on Friday night in concurrence with the Olympic Games opening ceremonies.

Jack will join 20 other puppies whose breeds represent nations throughout the world — China, England, Malta, Germany and many others — in the competition. The event is somewhat based on the Puppy Bowl, the Animal Planet’s popular show aired during the Superbowl.

In order to make the Games, Jack had to satisfy requirements for behavior in front of a camera — basically not freeze when confronted with recording equipment. "My dog excelled on camera," said Sandy Morris, Reston resident and Jack’s owner.
Awww. We've said it before, we'll say it again: Everyone loves puppies.

No comments:

Post a Comment

(If you don't see comments for some reason, click here).