But a fluffier, less determined dog named Winky also grabbed the spotlight with a decidedly different approach to the apparatus. The bichon frise’s complete lack of urgency may have lost the competition, but it won the hearts of the crowd and people who viewed the run ― er, stroll ― through the tunnels and over the obstacles.
When Winky reached the top of the A-frame, it seemed like the perfect time to stop and take a look around. And when crossing the dog walk, the bichon stopped again to acknowledge the cheers of the crowd.
Winky’s final time of 192 seconds, which included 92 faults, was nowhere near Rudy’s time of 51.63 or winner Verb’s time of 32.05.
But Winky’s fan club may rival Rudy’s.
Winky is my spirit animal…she completed the course, posed for her fans all while enjoying it…she’s won my heart my heart for sure!!!
— jayasree kovelamudi (@curlykovelamudi) February 13, 2019
Winky is me when i get reincarnated as a house pet
— Jack Tripper (@AlwaysMeaux) February 13, 2019
I can hear Madonna… What you lookin’ at VOGUE VOGUE VOGUE!
🐾 🐾 WINKY💕💕
— 🌊⚓Vote BLUE 2020 #NeverBernie⚓🌊 (@RiderBabe52) February 13, 2019
did you see the video of winky. i love winky
— karen ☄️ (@marenkae) February 13, 2019
Oh and I am pretty sure Winky don’t give a fuck. WInky is hoping her owner leaves her alone now that she lost. She too pretty for this agility bullshit.
— Not Myself (@ohhellno202) February 13, 2019
💕Winky it’s not how fast you go it’s how well you finish! Love the pose!
— Marianne (@mardask33) February 12, 2019