Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The Running of the Wieners, 2012 Edition...
The Rescue the Animals annual Dachshund races is one of the craziest and most fun events of the summer. Now in its fifth year hundreds of people come out to watch more than 100 dogs race to the title. It is really a pretty funny thing to watch. You never know where the dogs are going to go at the start of the race. Some take off and head straight to the finish line, others would just run at each other and hang out together at the starting line, one even decided to stop mid-race for a belly rub from fans.
My only minor complaint is that it has gotten so big that it makes it harder and harder to wade through the people to get photos, but that is still manageable. It's really funny to see how into the event people get. Watching ten people per racing screaming and cheering on their dog who only stands a couple inches off the ground running as hard as they can (or some not bothering to run at all), really makes the event. The dogs seem to have a pretty good time too.