Marty, my basset hound, ignored the big dog show when it was on TV. He knew a basset could not win. He is bored by the Dog Whisperer and questions why dogs would seek his council in the first place. But he is in total support with the rebirth of Egypt. He told me that he believes that the Sphinx was a basset and that bassets once ruled Egypt and the ancient world. I see no reason to disagree with him.