Everybody that knows mom, knows that she would prefer to look at the lighter side of every situation. She's been accused of being a "Pollyanna" more than once. But now she's really peeved, and nothing I could wag or bark can get her off her soap box.
For the last several years she's attended the Westminster Kennel Club's Dog Show, held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Due to scheduling conflicts this year, she wasn't able to go, which was really disappointing fur her since a new Coonhound got listed!
Then after the show, she hears that the WKC dropped Pedigree as a sponsor. Pedigree has been a sponsor of the show for the last 24 years! Apparently, "people" found the images of shelter dogs used in the Pedigree campaign to be "depressing". This campaign has enlightened so many to the plight of wonderful, adoptable shelter dogs. On the other hand, shows like the WKC, although unwittingly, add to the demand for purebreds, and often from puppy mills and not from trustworthy breeders. She's most disappointed in their on air commentator David Frei, she used to think that he was so wonderful *shaking head*. In his statement to the AP: “The feedback we got from our primary audience was that they were seeing commercials that made them want to turn the channel”
Who is this "primary audience" Mr. Frei? The elite portion of your audience and members of the WKC board? We've seen the commercials and they've only been informative and uplifting. And all the adoptable dogs were presented in an inviting manner, no cowering or fearful dogs. Just hopeful faces, looking forward to being adopted.
Just so you know, we're not shilling fur Pedigree. It used to be my food of choice before I was switched to a grainfree kibble. But we do appreciate all that Pedigree has done and continues to do for shelter dogs. Thanks for listening *helping mom off her soapbox*. And thanks for stopping by!
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