But, people spend an arm and a leg on these critters, and they are entitled to name them as they wish.
It's no rumor that Bruce Willis's daughter, Rumer, won Dancing With The Stars a couple of years ago, dancing her way into America's hearts by clodhopping her way through Adele's hit song "Rumor Has It."
And then a dog was born and named after that high point in our culture. And last year, that dog came in second place in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog
|Looks like any other K-9 to me|
And this year, Rumor Has It had it, and won the whole deal! And now, with the prize firmly in paw, she is retiring and planning a family.
Her handler and co-owner Kent Boyles had had the pooch hanging around his house in Wisconsin before one of them talked the other into entering her in this competition this year, but now, "This is her official retirement day," says Boyles. "She can’t accomplish any more than she has already accomplished. This is definitely the ultimate type of win for her, so it’s pretty awesome. Unfortunately for her, she likes to show, so she’d like to come back," he added. "But this is it. This is it for sure."
RHI will retire as the one and only mongrel to win the coveted green food bowl at Westminster while being named for a hit pop song, since "Hound Dog" and "Who Let The Dogs Out" failed to take home the prize.
But they did bring in the newspaper.