Monday, May 22, 2006

Its Patches by a Muzzle

Yesterday Casey, the Little-Girl, and I went to the race track about 45 minutes from our house to watch precious little tiny wienie dogs run their hearts out. Anyone who has visited this blog more than once knows that I have the tiniest obsession for tiny little dogs, but this would have warmed even a cat person's heart.

They put the dogs in a starting box, like they do horses at an actual horse race, and then they lift the lid and the little babies are out. Their parents are several feet away sqeeking toys, dangling treats etc. to get their little dachshunds to run their hearts out. The race track is obviously too big for them, so they only run 70 ft. of it. The event is also announced just like a real horse race "its #6 Trixie, oh, #2 Peanut is taking the lead...its Peanut...its Peanut...oh man, #9 Patches has come out of nowhere to run neck and neck with Peanut...Peanut...Patches...Peanut...Paches...and the photo finish says....Patches by a muzzle." And the crowd goes wild. The event was a blast and hilarious. The winning weinie from group one actually won because the original dog in the lead had to stop to "scoot." The pet parents of the winning dog sat in front of us, and you'd think that they had just won the lottery when their dog, Oscar, was declared the winner.

All betting money went to benefit the Free to Live Animal Shelter. You can read more about the Dachshund races here.

Hugs, love and Dachshund kisses

12 Comments:

At 12:19 PM, Blogger Emily said...

ok, this sounds like the cutest thing EVER. lol. and for a good cause, of course. :)

 
At 12:50 PM, Anonymous Melissa said...

I bet that was a blast!!! I would have loved to see that!

 
At 1:56 PM, Blogger Maribeth said...

Greta may have those short little dachshuds legs, but she sure is fast!

 
At 9:11 PM, Blogger Kelly said...

This is so funny. I wish I could have seen that! Any pictures?

 
At 7:54 AM, Blogger Chi said...

Oh, I bet the two of you had lots of fun watching the races...and I bet they were so cute! *s*

I think I will add the Free To Live Animal Shelter on my pet blog. *s*

 
At 9:08 AM, Blogger Heather Smith said...

Too cute! Glad you're back in the blogging world! I tagged you for a meme last week! Can't remember if I told you or not! Have a good one!

 
At 7:07 AM, Blogger Reverberate58 said...

How cute! I have been to dog races but never weiner races!! Having had a dachshund before I can see it in my minds eye and I bet it was very enjoyable. Thanks for the share.

And kittie kat purrs to you!

 
At 8:06 AM, Blogger Kelly said...

I'm giving you the letter "S" for the letter tag game! Have fun!

 
At 2:12 PM, Anonymous Melissa said...

Where's your Thursday Thirteen?? It is Thursday, right? :) Hope you are having a great day!

 
At 12:07 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

what's new with you these days?

 
At 6:58 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

What a pleasant way to pass an afternoon.

 
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