Duke and Gertie got to visit Wizard Dog (aka Lucy the dachsund) at her new house this evening. At her house, she can not only walk along the back of the couch and hide behind it, she can crawl under it! Duke was mystified. It’s always intriguing to watch big dogs and little dogs interact. Gertie often took the role of protector, getting in between Duke and Lucy if she thought the play was getting too vicious.
Maybe Lucy was just showing off her game face for the big race this Saturday (the Wiener Dog Race at Oktoberfest in Galena). She plans to show up at the race site, hop on the registration table, and demand to know the whereabouts of last year’s winner. She will then strut up to him and call him a fatty (because, as you may have read in this post, he has gained two pounds since his big win—and two pounds in Dachshund World is like a hundred pounds for humans).
Here is Lucy in her gangsta warmup outfit:
Gertie and Duke think that an athlete of Lucy’s caliber needs bodyguards. So they’ll be wearing black SECURITY t-shirts, walking in front of her and growling at the other dogs who try to get too friendly.
In unrelated dog news from the internet, I found this story about a Pug Social in Vermont. It reminded me of my daydream to gather as many boxers as possible in one park. We would, of course, have to get a group picture. It would be mass chaos with all of those goofy dogs but such cute mass chaos! Maybe Mid-Iowa Boxer Rescue would host an event like this. This one was hosted by a pug rescue group, I believe.
Anyway, wish Wizard Dog good luck this Saturday! I will be excited to report on all of the details of the event, including the race heats, semi-finals, and finals, the crowning of Wiener Dog King and Queen, the costume contest, and the doxie parade.
What mystifies your dogs? Who are your dogs’ friends? Have you ever been to a Wiener Dog Race? (Lots of questions today!)