Sep 27, 2008

The Wiener Dog Derby

Today we attended the 9th Annual Wiener Dog Derby in Azle, Texas. There were contests and wiener dog races. Zoe entered the "oldest wiener" contest. At 14 years of age, we thought she might have a good chance of winning.

Zoe is not the fastest wiener, so we have a dog friendly backpack that she has used for years. It is like a chick magnet for my husband. All the ladies just flock around him when Zoe is in there!

Addie came to support her older sister. This was also a good test to see how well she would do in large crowds. She did great! While the majority of parents asked first if she was friendly, we still had some very young children run up to pet and pat her. When little children are around, I try to always keep my eyes on her, but she did just fine. Addie dispensed a lot of kisses and enjoyed the extra attention.

The contests were held first. The best pet costume was awarded to a little mini doxie in a skunk outfit. She was just adorable. Next was the owner and pet costume contest. The winner was a lady that dressed as Goldie Locks with her three "bears" (Doxies dressed in bear costumes).

The last contest was the oldest Dachshund. The competition was fierce (she was the only entry) but she stole the show in her adorable pouch and claimed the trophy! My husband placed her backpack flat on the ground so she could get out and walk around, but she was not leaving her comfortable nest.

Zoe with her award.

Addie congratulating Zoe.The wiener races were the main event.
This was so much fun, but there was one shy group.
Check out the video.

Round One

Round Two


Today was a wonderful day!

17 Treats:

The Three Musketeers said...

Congrats Zoe ,
& we sure hope Lady get well soon !
Human heart hurts to see her like this . Do hope you can fly down to singapore 1 day ! Love you !

Ruby said...

Hi Addie & Zoe

Oh, that place looks like soo much fun.
Congratulations Zoe on your award. I wouldn't want to get out of that neat ride either. You had a bird's eye view of the whole event.
Great video. Those doxie's were hilarious.

Love Ruby

Ruby said...

Hi Addie

I have an award for you waiting at my blog

Love Ruby

Snowy and Crystal said...

Hey Addie,

that place seems like a great and fun place to be in ;)

Maltese Paws

S&C

p.s. Baby Rose was digging in the sand pic in our beach post =p

BWTH Dog House said...

Congrat to Zoe!!! The trophy is nice and Im glad you all had a wonderful day.

Oh ya Addie, I would like to intro my friend Dopey to you coz he is sweet & I think both of you look alike. Do check out Dopey at Boo casanova(Dopes' bro) blog at my buddy list.

slurpy licks,
BenBen

Boo said...

hi addie!

yeah, ben told me the same thing too (abt dopey and you look a like). i raise all four paws to agree! lol

but let you know a "not so secret" secret, dopey is super scare of human and all things new. he would hide when we have guests, hide when mom or daddy took something new out to show him. i hope you are braver than him.

wet wet licks

Boo

MONA AND THE MOMMY! said...

Hello,

My name is Mona & I am a wirehaired dachsie. We just met Ruby and now me and the Mommy came over to visit you.

The Mommy laughed & laughed at th weiner dog race and loved all the pictures. We live in Houston and we survived Hurricane Ike. Did you get lots of rain in Fort Worth?
Hipe we can be friends. We'll be back.

Mona

The Three Musketeers said...

gee , thanks pals !
you have a great day too !

Many Loves

DESERT PUPS said...

Woof Addie

Thanks for stopping by and wishing Toby well. We're all hoping that Ben the Rotti is right and it's just and abcessed tooth, but our Mom always thinks the worst. Again, thanks for your support.

A very worried,
Scuba, Keiko and Norman

Zhen Yi said...

Hi Addie and Zoe,

First and foremost, thanks for visiting my bloggie! And congrats for winning the award Zoe! The video of the race was hilarious, Z was laughing like a maniac! I wonder why there isn't any of those over here, it looks fun.


Licks and Leaps
Hugo

MONA AND THE MOMMY! said...

Hi Addie and Zoe,

Of course you can add me to your blog role. The Mommy forgot to tell you yesterday but her cousin, Frances, is in Great Pyrenees Rescue in Bryan/college station.

I've never actually seen a Great Pyrenees in person but I sure would like to meet one same day.

Your new friend...love Mona

Abz -Chelsea said...

Congrats on the award...loved this post.. especially the little pups racing and the back pac....

Jaimee said...

I would like my pets to take part in such contests for the exposure of their hidden qualities.

The Three Musketeers said...

Sigh* all our moods were affected . we really hope she could recover soon !

Loves,
Three Musketeers

DESERT PUPS said...

Woof Addie

Thanks so much for stopping by to check on Toby. He's doing a little better today.

Desert Pups

Moco said...

Addie,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. That weiner dog race was hilarious. It looked like everyone was having a great time.
Come on over to my blog and make a gotch day guess. No one has figured it out yet.

Samantha said...

Congratulations Zoe.

That looks like it was a really great and fun day for you all.

Woofs,
Holly & Zac

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