Beagle Hound: Courtesy Wikipedia
We have been hounded with media coverage about both the Presidential primaries, and the 132nd annual Westminster Dog Show, presently underway in Madison Square Garden.
For the first time since 1939, a Beagle took the top honor in the Hound group after defeating 25 other dogs. Almost three years old, a little pooch named Uno is making history and is on his way to hopefully win the coveted Best In Show award.
According to an interesting article at Dogtime.com, the top contenders for the highest office in the Country, have at least one dog. Presently, Mr. Barack Obama is the exception, but dog lovers who may be supporting his platform have no cause for concern. One of his campaign promises, if elected is to get a dog for his daughters.
If there are "no coincidences" as many people believe, I am wondering if Uno's historic win is a metaphor for the need for change in our country. Since Uno represents "the dog for the people", perhaps his victory over the "fancier" breeds is an omen of positive things to come.
Uno may be onto something prophetically. Since the Beagle Hound is "the people's dog",