Walworth County man, Westminster judge, stranded by storm

CREATED Feb 8, 2013

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WALWORTH COUNTY - The snow may have stopped for now in Wisconsin, but it's certainly causing trouble for air travel, especially in the Northeast.

Many passengers are stranded in our state, including Luc Boileau of Walworth County, who may miss the chance of a lifetime.

Boileau built his life around showing dogs. Every corner, cabinet, and wall in his home showcases the man's accomplishments over the past 50 years.

He even was part of the team that won 'Best in Show' at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog show in 1990.

Nowadays, Boileau is a world-renowned judge. When Westminster came calling, Luc jumped at the chance.

“It's funny. I've had a lot of my friends that have judged, and they keep saying, 'I don't know how you got asked, because you are so opinionated, and you have such a big mouth,’ because I do! I don't hold back, sir. I've earned this,” exclaimed Boileau.

The admitted ‘straight shooter’ has one glaring problem: he can't get to New York City, where he's expected to judge hounds Monday night.

Flights are canceled across the board. Even the trains aren't running.

“First of all, I said, 'Oh, gosh.’ After all these years, I've been asked to do this, and I can't believe that this would happen now."

Boileau hopes the wild weather in the Northeast will subside soon, so he can make it to Madison Square Garden in time for the show.