Black and tan smooth 'Cleopatra,' who hails from West Covina, California, had her brush with greatness last weekend as one of the 87 dachshunds chosen to race at the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals in Los Alamitos, California. She choked at the starting line as she was a bit nervous, but she took off fast once she saw her humans, finishing 4th in her heat. Cleopatra gave her best, and that's all you can ask! Excerpt from sgvtribune: Doxies from all over California showed up with their game face on: tongues out and plenty of drool. They were all looking to be top dog.
But these little wieners fell short when it came to intimidating their opponents. Especially with laughable names like Hannah Banana Montana and Skipper Von Skidmarks.
So what's the secret to motivate Cleopatra?
"Chunky chocolate chip doggy cookies," said Eldredge's 11-year-old daughter, Natalie.
Cleopatra loves food. But is it enough to help her win?
"We're just trying to get her to run a straight line," said Eldredge. "She's enjoying the treats more than the training." Read all about Cleopatra and her family in a nice article at sgvtribune.
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