Oldest Dog Ever Wins Westminster Dog Show

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Does anybody else say, "Oh, HI" when they see cute dogs on the street, as though they've just run into a small child that they're worried won't remember them? That's what we do.

Sorry, we digress. Last night Stump, a 10-year-old Sussex spaniel, won the Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden. He came out of retirement for the competition, and is the oldest dog to ever win Best in Show. According to his trainer, Stump had some victories on the show circuit a few years ago and then took a break — which "nearly killed him." "He got very sick," handler Scott Sommer said. After nineteen days of intense veterinary care, he pulled through and staged his historic comeback.

Also, he is just precious. Oh, hi Stump! Hi! Hello.

OLD GLORY FOR OLD DOG [NYP]