Good dog!

You might think that being named "Best in Show" at the Westminster Kennel Club's annual event would entitle the winner to a little R&R. After all, it takes a good deal of training, trotting, grooming and grandstanding to achieve dogdom's highest honor, and who could blame a gal for resting on her laurels. Even a Scottish deerhound trained for the hunt is entitled to chuck the "sit" and "stay" for a little prance and play.But this year's winner, Hickory, didn't go all diva. Instead, the dignified dame from Virginia headed straight to Ronald McDonald House New York. The day after the big event, as paparazzi trailed her around the Big Apple, Hickory joined Tucker the therapy dog to distribute some canine kisses to kids with cancer. Maybe her handler, Angela Lloyd, knows how important pets can be to people who have cancer. Or maybe Hickory demanded a few meaningful moments between her television interviews and that awful photo op with Donald Trump. We're planning a feature about pets and cancer for our winter issue, prompted in part by Hickory's visit and by suggestions we received from our Facebook friends. If you have a heartwarming story about how your pet has helped you through cancer treatment, we want to hear about it.