Dog lovers are a special breed, no pun intended, and dachshund owners/lovers are in a class all by themselves. I met a lady who rescues dogs that have been abandoned around her city... all kinds of dogs. I met a woman who owned a dachshund with no teeth or jaw. I met a couple who adopted two dachshunds, one had scars all over his back and had been abused. I met sweet little dachshunds who are being trained and used as therapy dogs.
Since it was an October event, many of the doxies were in costumes for Halloween. My Norman just won't stand for that though. He freezes up and won't move if I even put a sweater on him.... so I won't torture him! Though my previous dachshund LOVED to wear sweaters!
There were hot dogs (of course) for lunch, raffles, free samples of pet food, treats, interesting vendors selling their stuff.... and DACHSHUND RACES! If you've never seen a dachshund race you're really missing out! It's hilarious. They race a short distance to their owner on the other end of the track. Some run a straight path and others don't. Very sweet!
|Off to the races!|
|Norman with Christine|
|Norman with his crooked foot|
|Me... the day he came home with me|