The 141st Westminster Dog Show will be very inclusive, celebrating diversity, with a move that is historic. Cats to compete in this year’s Westminster Dog Show https://t.co/9jKfFxX1G4
Not diversity in terms of breeds of dogs but diversity in terms of species.
From the New York Times:
Cats to compete in this year’s Westminster Dog Show https://t.co/9jKfFxX1G4— Michael M. Grynbaum (@grynbaum) January 31, 2017
The new dogs aren’t the only change at the 140-year-old show. This year’s official program will also feature — gasp! — cats, Ms. Bisher said. (A “meet the breeds” event has featured felines in the past, but it’s traditionally been held separately.)
Cats will be part of the Westminster official program this year for the first time.
Wouldn't it be great if our country would be more like the Westminster Dog Show?
In these frightening times, with so much uncertainty, the Westminster Dog Show stands as a beacon of tolerance, welcoming cats into the spotlight. A dog show allowing cats to compete! This is the best of America!
Maybe, hopefully, this is just the beginning. Perhaps soon birds and fish will be allowed to compete, too. And ferrets.