New feature. Inspired by the Academy Awards I am going to be awarding a Golden Poodle each month to the Noteworthy Dog and Noteworthy Human for each month.
The recipients could be worthy of note in a good way or in a bad way. No acceptance speeches will be allowed.
The noteworthy Dog for February is Beatha Lee, a Wheaton Terrier who was elected president of a homeowners’ association in Virginia. Perhaps she will modify some bad human behavior.
Then president, Mark Richards, could not run again because of term limits. When none of the residents would accept this volunteer position because they were “too busy,” he put his dog up as the only candidate. Without realizing she was a dog, the residents elected her and then went on to the important business of eating ice cream and watching the entertainment.
Hopefully the residents will be embarrassed enough to accept civic responsibility in the future. Beatha Lee meanwhile is carrying on her duties by delegating responsibilities as good executives should do.
The Noteworthy Human for February has to be Stacey Champion. Not because she tried to mail her dog from Minnesota to Georgia and not because she lied about what was in the box, but because after she was caught, she continued to put herself in the news for the next many days by—
- wanting her postage back
- wanting her dog back
- wanting her box back
- wanting a small amount of money attached to the dog's collar back
Sometimes it is better to let sleeping dogs lie, as they say.