01 Jun: Food for thought: Marijuana
and dogs simply don’t mix

By Ranny Green

Some come in glassy-eyed, stumbling and with dilated pupils. Others have been vomiting, have an accelerated heart rate, are hyperactive, been urinating inappropriately or are nearly comatose. Those are the scenarios state veterinarians are seeing more often since Washington voters passed Initiative 502 in November 2012 that defined and legalized small amount of marijuana-related products for adults 21 and over.


01 May: Seattle Kennel Club and CenturyLink leaders combine teamwork, cool heads to deal with huge challenge

Photos courtesy Shibaguyz Photography and Jerry and Lois Photography

By Ranny Green

It’s been said that the riskiest sports-management business is operating a ski resort and being dependent on the weatherman to deliver enough snow year after year to attract snowboarders and downhill skiers. You might want to add any dog club in the country willing to conduct a show


01 Apr: Teams Riley and Ally make incredible Westminster final even more special for Seattle area dog fanciers

Photos courtesy Deborah Ferguson Jones, Bethany Urban, Steve Surfman, Lisa Croft Elliott and Jack Grassa

By Ranny Green

Teamwork, trust and temperament all intersected with a Seattle connection in the celebrated Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show best-in-show ring Feb. 11 at Madison Square Garden. Less than two weeks after the Seattle Seahawks won their first Super Bowl


10 Mar: An ‘unexpected’ and emotional home-town win, and a beagle that stops others’ first BIS dreams

Best in show photos by Meg Callea

By Ranny Green

A stirring “unexpected” home-town win Sunday by a 2-year-old Lhasa Apso and its tearful breeder-owner-handler contrasted sharply by a Saturday triumph of a 15-inch beagle over a final of six others seeking their first best-in-show ribbon highlighted the Seattle Kennel Club’s 136th and 137th all-breed shows last weekend at CenturyLink Field Event Center.