February 7, 2016

Wiener Dog Derby

Wiener Dog Derby Since this event originated, I've wanted to check it out.  But, year after year, something has come up. At last, yesterday, I made it to the 6th annual Wiener Dog Derby.   It was chilly and raining, but the races went on as scheduled -- one heat after another with dachshunds dashing lickety split -- as fast as their cute little legs would take them -- to the finish line.  (Of course, occasionally, some of the little participants opted not to compete and either stopped or turned around and walked the other way.)  This shot was taken during the final race --- for the crown, bragging rights, and I presume, a few doggie treats.  Look at 'em go!  Ears flopping…paws mid-air..staring down the finish line.  So cute!

Wiener Dog Derby
This is the grand champion -- Roxie.  I'm told she's 5 years old, the returning Sarasota Wiener Dog Derby champion, and apparently, a national champ as well. She's was proudly holding court after her victory.  Very sweet!  In case you're wondering, this is not an actual sport.  The Weiner Derby was one of many fun events going on at a pet friendly festival called the 'Celebration of Pets'.  So glad I finally made it!

10 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my look at them go :) Roxie has the look of a true race champion :) Fun post SRQ!

Andy said...

You made me smile. Thank you.

Lowell said...

That looks like fun. Weiner dogs are great dogs. We have friends who have two long-haired ones and they take them on their travels all over the world. Nice shots.

Nancy J said...

Those little legs must run so many tiny steps, and she is a winner, in the race, and with that look of total happiness. Super photo.

cieldequimper said...

I'm not a fan of these things!

bill said...

They sure look like speedsters. Fun day for everyone at the Derby :)

William Kendall said...

They're so cute!

Michelle said...

So much cuteness!

Kay said...

Looks like fun. You go girl, Roxie! We had a dachshund when I was growing up. Max was a very tenacious little guy though more of a lover than a racer.

Lois said...

How cute are they! Looks like a fun event.