Kelley Cheek searched for nearly a year and a half for the perfect pointer puppy, but when she found it, she wasn’t sure how to break the news to her roommate, Sara Apel.
"She said, ‘Don’t freak out; I got a new dog, and she’s here,’” Apel said. "So we came home with a new dog.”
Thus, Cheek bought the 8-week-old female pointer three years ago at a dog show and named it Savvy after the word Captain Jack Sparrow often says in the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean.” Last week, Savvy became the top pointer at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
Even with her new dog celebrity and champion status, Savvy still lives a normal household dog’s life in Tulsa with Cheek, 31 and Apel, 28.
The household also includes a 5-year-old male pointer named Oriole, a 2-year-old female Italian greyhound named Leia and even a calico cat named Toffee.
The bright lights, national television cameras and judges are now replaced with squeaky dog toys and sofa pillows.