LINES FROM LINDA PATRICIA CRAIGE TROTTER PUTS THE ICING ON THE CAKE
BY LINDA AYERS TURNER KNORR
F or 145 years, dog lovers have feasted on thrills of the Westminster Kennel Club! Like a great recipe, each year the Westminster team has perfected the ingredients that come together to top the previous year’s creation. For 2021, the Westminster collaborators had extraordinary vision. They overcame broadly complex and demanding circumstances, meeting the high expectations that the dog world devours at their event. Patricia Craige Trotter must have been euphoric as she was escorted into the ring by Westminster Kennel Club President Charlton Reynders, III, and Show Chairmen David A. Heming and David W. Haddock. Before awarding the two highly prized awards, she paused to make the following comments: “Without a doubt, the entire sport of dogs is grateful to the Westminster Kennel Club members and staff for persevering through troubled times to bring us out to this gorgeous estate and create this show for the ages. We thank them for all they have done!
Judge Patricia Craige Trotter speaks to the crowd before awarding Best in Show. L/R David A. Heming, David W. Haddock, and Charlton Reynders, III. Photo by Steve Surfman, Courtesy of The Westminster Kennel Club
42 | SHOWSIGHT MAGAZINE, JULY 2021
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