By Mary Frost
The final Montague Street Summer Space of the season this past Sunday offered opera, crafts, chess (courtesy of the Brooklyn Eagle) and more -- but the highlight of the day was the third annual Brooklyn Heights Dog Show.
It may not have been the most official dog show in the world but it was the cutest. The Brooklyn Heights Association awarded prizes in the categories “Best Treat Catcher;” “Best Tail Wagger;” “Most Affectionate;” “Best Hairdo;” “Coolest Ears;” “Best Trick;” “Cutest Small Dog;” “Cutest Medium-Big Dog;” “Dog Who Most Likes The Judges;” and “Best In Show” (who won a treat for his or her master: dinner for two at Dellarocco's).
The battle for the title of Most Affectionate was especially hard-fought, with dogs and masters hugging, licking and kissing like crazy before the panel of judges – all Brooklyn Heights dog-lovers who are momentarily sans canines.
But in the end Gerry Dempsey’s three-month-old white Labrador retriever Grace took home the title after a particularly affectionate display. “Grace believes the world exists to love her,” Dempsey told the Brooklyn Eagle. “I hope she’s never taught otherwise.”
Pet shops Perfect Paws, Pet's Emporium, and Rocco and Jezebel For Pets donated treat bags given to the first 50 dogs. Summer Space is a project of the Montague Street BID. The full list of winners will be published soon at www.brooklyneagle.com