Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wednesday Challenge -- Fancy That Kid! -- Erasure Poem

my Erasure Poem for Wednesday:
Wire to wire 
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The five-year-old was scooped up and kissed
Angel may've learned that from his dog
He loves to kiss with everybody
Overall he became a terror
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He once was early bred and still fresh
By night he be pooped. So eat a steak
Kinky doings show up well.  Fancy that 
He who loves all is seen to win none
 
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Poem  Copyright © 2014 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved

My starting news article was found at the link below.  I have copied the text.
http://t.foxsports.msn.com/best-in-show-wire-fox-terrier-wins-top-prize-at-Westminster

 
Sky, a wire fox terrier, won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show on Tuesday
NEW YORK -- From wire to wire, Sky was America's top dog.
The 5-year-old wire fox terrier won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night, finishing off a year in which she was ranked the nation's No. 1 dog.
Handler Gabriel Rangel scooped up Sky in one arm and kissed judge Betty Regina Leininger's hand after the title was awarded inside a nearly full Madison Square Garden.
Rangel may've learned that from his dog.
"Her personality is she loves to kiss people and she connects with everybody," Rangel said.
This was Sky's 129th best in show ribbon overall -- she became a Triple Crown winner in dogdom, too, having previously taken the National Dog Show and the top AKC event.
A wire fox terrier has won 14 times at the nation's top dog show. No other breed has won more than eight times.
The winner with the ginger-and-white coat and little terrier goatee beat out an impressive lineup for the final ring. Also competing were a standard poodle, a bloodhound, an Irish water spaniel, a Cardigan Welsh corgi, a miniature pinscher and a Portuguese water dog.
Matisse the Portie had a great history. He is a cousin of President Barack Obama's newest house pet -- the White House, that is.
But once again, a terrier prevailed. Terriers have taken 46 of the 105 best in show ribbons presented at an event that dates to the late 19th century.
"She has the `it' factor. She owned this night," Leininger said.
The standard poodle named Ally was chosen as the runner-up.
Nathan the bloodhound was clearly the crowd's pick as all seven dogs circled around in the final ring. The min pin called Classie had won 121 times.
Rangel, who lives with Sky in Rialto, Calif., has plenty of experience in winning. He guided Sadie the Scottish terrier to victory at Westminster four years ago.
There were 2,845 dogs entered in the 138th Westminster Kennel Club show. They were eligible in 190 breeds and varieties.
Sky entered the ring only a half-hour or so after winning the terrier group, and was still fresh.
"We're kind of saving it," Rangel said shortly before the final competition.
By Wednesday night, the pooch might be pooped. She's scheduled to tour the morning TV news shows, eat a steak lunch at famed Manhattan restaurant Sardi's and also go up the Empire State Building.
And on Thursday night, Sky was set to make her Broadway debut with a walk-on part in the Tony Award-winning musical "Kinky Boots."
Pretty lofty doings, indeed, for a dog with the champion's name of Afterall Painting The Sky and accustomed to top treats.
"It's like winning an Oscar," said Victor Malzoni Jr., one of the owners who is an economist from Brazil.
Poodles always seem to show up well at these events, and Ally represented her breed well. She takes three to four hours to prep, and came out perfectly trimmed.
Fancy that.
The Cardigan Welsh corgi called Coco might've been familiar to dog fanciers at the Garden, and to the several million who tune each year to the Westminster telecast.
Queen Elizabeth II loves all kinds of corgis, and is often seen with them in her royal reign.
The Irish water spaniel called Riley originally came from the Seattle. In this, an event known as the Super Bowl of dogs, she was trying to repeat the win that the Seahawks posted in the real Super Bowl this month right across the Hudson River.
 
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Our instructions for this Wednesday's Challenge were Imagined By .  They are:
 
The Challenge:
Go to your local news source, be it a newspaper or website and write an erasure poem from a local news story which posted today.  Your erasure poem may be as long or short as you would like, but you must adhere to the following rules
  1. You cannot add text to your poem.  All lines must already exist within the news story.
  2. You cannot change the order of the words or lines.  They must appear in the same order which they appeared in the story.  

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10 Comments:

At Wednesday, February 12, 2014 9:00:00 PM, Blogger Isadora Gruye said...

Kinky doings show up well, indeed! Methinks you must have had fun with this one....clever cutting. Viva la and thanks for posting to the out of standard.

 
At Wednesday, February 12, 2014 9:32:00 PM, Blogger Sam Edge Author said...

This was a fun write - nicely done

 
At Thursday, February 13, 2014 12:31:00 AM, OpenID grapeling said...

steak dinner! wow - swanky ~

 
At Thursday, February 13, 2014 2:19:00 AM, Blogger S said...

Jim, (crap) just kidding about crap: you write such interesting posts. I love dogs. Love your sense of humor!

Happy VD, I mean Valentine's Day to you and Mrs. Jim!
~GEL http://soulcrayons.typepad.com

 
At Thursday, February 13, 2014 6:38:00 AM, Blogger Robyn Greenhouse said...

Enjoyed your eraser poem! I like how you took it even further by erasing just parts of words to create your poem! Just don't forget a few veggies at night too!

 
At Thursday, February 13, 2014 7:40:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

This worked out ot be such a fun piece, Jim. Well done.

 
At Thursday, February 13, 2014 11:00:00 AM, Blogger Kim Nelson said...

I have two mini dachshunds. LOVE those creatures.!

 
At Thursday, February 13, 2014 12:07:00 PM, Blogger gabrielle said...

Love how playful this is, Jim. Particularly enjoyed the transformation of terrier to terror and all it implies.

 
At Thursday, February 13, 2014 7:43:00 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

I almost got one of these dogs. Terriers can be terrors at times, that is for sure (we have a Yorkie)

 
At Sunday, February 23, 2014 8:05:00 AM, Blogger audrey` said...

We don't have any pet dogs, Dr Jim :)

 

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