Dog Reporting Is Not a Fluffy Subject

From a Times Insider column by Sarah Lyall headlined “Dog Reporting Is No Fluffy Subject”:

As we watched the final round of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last year, my New York Times colleagues and I were particularly taken by one contestant: Striker the Samoyed, a blindingly white cloud of canine fluff.

But while Striker was a crowd favorite for his luxurious coat and his goofy enthusiasm, he lost the Best in Show competition to a wrinkled bloodhound named Trumpet, who pulled off the neat trick of looking both dignified and lugubrious at the same time.