So, today we finally got to go visit the Dog Museum! About time, too! It is in Queeny Park, which is a beautiful place out in the west county part of St. Louis. We drove for about half an hour and then walked a way on the beautiful grounds.
Humans pay admission, even E.Rabbit. But dogs are admitted Free! Right away, I thought this must be a pretty fine place.
However, right after muzzer paid the human admission, we turned to the left and walked up the stairs, and you will never guess what I saw at the top of the stairs.
There was a larger than life picture of TEKA!
I said "No, Muzzer, why is there a picture of Teka and not of Gussie!" Muzzer explained that it was not a picture of Teka, but an old picture painted a long time ago in a land that is far away. But I still think it looks very much like Teka, don't you?
Well, I wasn't really sure I wanted to go on, but the humans insisted.
We saw lots of pictures of almost everydog I know. There were pictures of Joe Stains and Tanner, and pictures of Maggie and Mitch, and lots of pictures of spaniels and hunting dogs.
There was a picture of an English Springer Spaniel that almost made muzzer cry. And there were pictures of corgis and pictures of hero dogs and many pictures of dogs that were champions of one sort or another.
And there were fine statues of many breeds of dogs! Like the one right here! Personally, I think mine is a far more noble profile, but hey, taste is very indivisual.
There was another, smaller statue that I liked a lot better. Muzzer cut the ears off of the top of the picture, but I still think it is quite handsome!
Then we turned the corner into another room, and I saw the home of my dreams. Right there in the middle of the room was a lovely dog house, with many interesting features! I thought muzzer should buy it for me, and ship it back to Phoenix. She said it was not for sale, just for show. Anyway I got to look at it closely, and I got a lot of really good ideas for renovating my home in Phoenix. Personally, I think it was a lot more useful than all those programs muzzer watches on HGTV.
Then Me and E.Rabbit found this collection of lovely portraits grouped together in one of the last viewing rooms. There were four pictures of Wire Fox Terriers, and muzzer took a pretty good picture of me and E.Rabbitt in front of the grouping.
In the next room there were lots of trophies and ribbons that dogs won and
have donated to the museum. One of them was the trophy from the Purina dog show.
It is really Big! And really Shiney!
And guess what. The last plaque on the trophy went to a wire fox terrier. I was so excited I almost peed on the floor. But I was good. And we took these pictures to share with my friends.
I was pretty good, walked quietly on my leash and did not get into any trouble.
Well, not until we were back on the first floor and heading for the gift shop!
Then all of a sudden there was this big black dog right in front of me. It was a Gordon Setter, and I took serious exception to it. And I would not sit, and I would not be quiet, and I kept pulling on the lead and lunging. Muzzer was embarrassed. And the lady at the desk came over and asked me to leave!
So Dad and I got kicked out of the dog museum, and we had to wait outside while muzzer and E.Rabbit finished the tour and looked at the gift shop. I was mortified! But I don't think it was quite fair. The Gordon Setter did not get kicked out. I mean, just because he did a good down sit and stayed quiet, is that any reason that I should be the one kicked out? Terriers get a bad rap.