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Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:15 AM

Dolly didn't win at Westminster, but her owner doesn't care. She helped him beat cancer

NEW YORK — Nestled in the benching area of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show — barely noticeable in a sea of handlers, hounds and spectators — one family was having a moment.

Dolly, an indomitable, 2-year-old, Pembroke Welsh corgi, had failed to earn a ribbon in a competition meant to highlight the very best of her breed. With her first time showing on the country’s grandest stage all but over, Dolly returned to her crate on the bench. For a few moments, she sat alone in the dark, seemingly destined to be a Westminster footnote.

Then Sean Sullivan reopened the gate.

The dog’s owner beamed as his prized corgi reemerged, the one he credits with helping overcome his illness. Sullivan was unfazed by Dolly’s results.

“There’s so much more to her than walking around a ring, oh my God,” he exclaimed.

Sullivan, of New Jersey, said that even though his cancer diagnosis came out of the blue two years ago, Dolly had long sensed something was wrong.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2020/02/10/westminster-dogs-therapy-jobs/


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Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:16 AM

1. I love watching Westminster. 🐶🐶

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Response to irisblue (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:30 AM

2. Me, too!

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 11:37 AM

3. Great looking dog

What a pretty face! Also a really great story. Dolly truly is a champion.

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