'National Dog Show': John O'Hurley Takes a Paws for Thanks

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John-OHurley-new-breeds-National-Dog-Show.jpgJohn O'Hurley is back on Broadway in "Chicago," but TV viewers can see him again on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, as he once again joins co-host and canine expert David Frei for the 10th annual edition of the "The National Dog Show," airing on NBC right after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Here's the syndicated story I did for this week, looking at the new breeds featured in the show (click on picture for a larger version):

National-Dog-Show-New-Dog-Breeds.jpgO'Hurley also wrote a little Thanksgiving-themed tribute to his canine pals, to be presented as part of a video bumper during the show. But, via email, he shares a preview for Cuppa readers ...

I give pause to my paws on this day of Thanksgiving,
Whether wide-eyed, or doe-eyed, or with eyes that seem hidden,
They're focused on you,
As I watch for a clue
Just wink or a touch,
Says I'm important to you.
But my words sound like woof
My voice kind of gruff,
So I know that
My thanks may seem never enough,
But this secret I share
With you on a whim
All dogs speak best with what's farthest from them,
Whether fluffy or skinny, full-sized or "a la carte"
Always watch for our tail,
It's attached to our heart.

A Happy Thankgiving and a blessed holiday season to all creatures great and small!