Sydney Was Supposed to Die — Not Win Awards at Dog Shows

Sydney Tibetan Terrier by Cori Solomon
This is the week of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which ended last night. Exhibitors find this prestigious show a great honor and privilege. Those who watch on television see some of the beautiful dogs, but there’s more to the competition and the event behind the scenes. Last year was my first visit to the world-renowned dog show. It was not only the show that made it fantastic, it was the stories about the handlers and their dogs that I discovered wandering in the waiting areas. One such story really caught me by surprise.  It was the story of Sydney, GCH Ri Lee’s Diamonds Are Forever, a Tibetan Terrier. This dog defied the odds of being attacked by a bobcat.

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