Monday, February 14, 2011
BICHONS FRISE 40 to 1
40 to 1 are the odds a Bichon Frise will win this year's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. You read it correctly. Once again, Wynn Las Vegas has posted betting odds on the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The odds are for breeds, NOT specific dogs, and since the whole thing is "for entertainment purposes only," bets are not actually taken, this per John Avello, Executive Director of Race & Sports for Wynn.
To see the posted odds on all the breeds, log on to www.wynnlasvegas.com , click Casino, then click Race & Sports, you will see the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show listed.
I was really going to release the wrath of Silvieon4 over this total objectification and trivialization of something that should be so pure and untouchable. But then I started talking to my family and they informed me that odds makers have placed odds on everything under the sun, from presidential elections to date of death of celebrities, etc etc.
Still, as a Bichon, I do believe that these people have never seen a Bichon close up. Gimme 5 with any of them. Just 5 minutes alone. You think that after staring into my eyes, running their fingers on my beautiful coat, or touching my belly and witnessing the awesomeness of my tail swag they would still place those odds at 40 to 1? They would have to be completely stoned.
[Stoned, it's my new word. Thank you Charlie S, without you I would have never learned it, but I kept asking questions after I kept hearing about your parties and you spending so much money on them (boy could the rescue use one hour's worth of your party cash....) , and ultimately I was told you got stoned. I figure that means stupid.]
I digress. I would bet you that 5 minutes with ANY Bichon would tip that table. I mean, really we as a breed were developed to please two leggeds. We are the yang to their ying for petting.
Now I do have a question. There is really no way that a Westminster Judge would be swayed by the Vegas odds is there??????? Mh. I am so losing my innocence. I am so becoming jaded. Last year I would not have even thought of that question.
Knowledge is the price of innocence, sometimes