Top-ranked purebred boxer Monroe (shown here) sure seemed glum on Thursday.
Perhaps it had something to do with not winning “Best of Breed” at this week’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
Or maybe it was just being stuck at the icky Hotel Pennsylvania for too many days.
Ms. Monroe was one of many precious pooches hanging around the hotel’s lobby on Thursday afternoon after the recent snowstorm grounded many dog-show contestants. (The show ended Tuesday night.)
One California dog owner, whom this reporter encountered whilst she scooped poop from the wood-shavings-strewn “Green Room,” complained of already being late for her next competition on the West Coast. But she was genuinely grateful that hotel staff kept at least one mess-pen open for the laid-over pets.
Every year, the landmark hotel makes a big fuss over its hosting of the competitive canines–reportedly checking-in more than 1,000 dogs this year.
Its record of hosting humans is less stellar. Not unlike Dave Barry, Ms. Monroe’s friendly owner was less than thrilled by the two-star accommodations.
Pics from Hotel Penn’s puppy latrine after the jump.
– Chris Shott