Embarrassingly enough, I spent a good part of my morning watching the National Dog Show presented by Purina.

I was setting the Thanksgiving table (forks on the left, knives on the right, wine glass, water glass, fold the napkins) with the television on in the background, and after the end of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the dog show found its way onto my TV screen. Although I loved the 2000 film “Best in Show” and have a dog at home — Shetland Sheepdog, herding group — I am by no means a canine enthusiast.

But as I was about to change the channel, the bulldog, named “Razzle Dazzle,” just so happened to enter the arena (floor? rink? court?). Much to the delight of the judge, the dog leapt into the air, his jowls shaking. The commentator quipped, “That’s the most calories a bulldog has ever burned at one time!” And GUESS WHAT, scenesters: Razzle Dazzle won in his group, aptly named the “non-sporting group.” That must be why we always lose The Game. Boola boola! Happy Thanksgiving!