UNION — Dogs brought their owners to the Union County Carnegie Library Saturday for a morning of awards, refreshments and lots of fun.
In observance of national Be Kind to Animals Week, the Union County Humane Society — along with the Union County Carnegie Library — sponsored its annual dog show on the library ‘s front lawn. After a brief promenade for judges, each contestant was awarded a blue ribbon and a certificate describing the pet’s best characteristic.
Deena Blackwell of the Union County Humane Society said she believes Mother’s Day weekend was a good time for the event because several people who were visiting from out of town attended Saturday’s dog show. Blackwell also said the weather was perfect for spending the morning out and about with a pet.
The judges for the show were Ben Loftis, Mike Stevens and Michael Rupp.
After a close contest, the judges named “Hank” the bloodhound (owned by Justin Cudd) the overall winner with the “Best in Show” award.
Other awards were as follows:
Smallest Dog — “Tika” (owned by Marcie Loyd)
Dog with the Silkiest Coat — “Rudy” (owned by Roger Wade)
Best Trained Dog — “Puck” (owned by Emma Parker)
Dog with the Shortest Tail — “Breezie” (owned by Jada Canada)
Most Obedient Dog — “Dixie” (owned by Bonnie Brown)
Oldest Dog (16 years) — “Arrow” (owned by Sarah Parker)
Most Walkable Dog — “Myles” (owned by Madeline Sweezy)
Best Escape Artist — “Bella” (owned by Kathy Teague)
Shortest Dog — “Skeeter” (owned by Samantha Shetley)
Dog with the Perkiest Ears — “Josie” (owned by Sally Copeland)
Dog with the Best Posture — “Buster” (owned by Hannah Copeland)
Dog with the Fluffiest Tail — “Swiper” (owned by Emily Burnett)
Best Dressed Dog — “Rex” (owned by Jaryn Cudd)
Friendliest Dog — “Hank” (owned by Justin Cudd)
Loveliest Dog — “Stella” (owned by Kynlee Roberts)