In an amazing upset, the Reigning Champion Dog of the Show, Odin, polled second place in the Dog(s) Not At OR ratings.
Upstart Sophie, dubbed D2, edged out perennial favorite Odin as Top Dog Not At OR - though Odin maintains D1 status among the Dog(s) Not At OR.
â€œOdin will kick Sophie's ass â€“ or at least sniff it thoroughly,â€ said D1 housemate G1. â€œSure, Sophie has support from Ruffwear, but Ollydog is solidly supporting Odin. Still, Sophie, the bitch, clearly squeezed support out of her massive Facebook exposure. " Sophie, reveling in her femininity, embraced the D2 bitch title â€“ as long as it meant she could continue to play in the snow.
Sophie, a 19-month-old yellow lab, spent much of her time Not At OR rousting rodents out of the snow around the Ranch in Cashmere, Wash. â€œShe's like a coyote,â€ said G2. â€œShe hears the mice under the snow, then rears up and pounces: spearing her head into the drifts to snag the squeaky treats.â€
For her part, Sophie/D2 merely wants to play with Odin/D1. She's happy to yield superiority to D1 â€“ or any dog â€“ as long as she can PLAY!
"Just throw the damn ball!!!" says Sophie!