Proving once again that dachshunds are sleek, strong, short, and long, here's a dachshund news roundup on a wet Spring day, Monday, April 20th, 2009. Above, it's another puppy mill bust with lots of dachshunds, this time near Omaha, Nebraska. "Dozens of dogs" were rescued on Sunday. "Freedom at last for these dogs," said Nebraska Dachshund Rescue, Vice-President, Julie Siebler. Read more at Action 3 News. A couple of those dachshunds look oddly familiar.
Meanwhile, ninety-six dachshunds competed in the annual Doxie Derby wiener race as part of the University of California, Davis, annual Picnic Day on Saturday. An estimated 100,000 people turned out for the Picnic Day, of which the wiener races have been a part of for over 30 years! Enjoy this fun video from the event.
In celebrity gossip, there was BIG trouble at the home of Dachshund Lover David Hasselhoff last week. Apparently his dachshund killed his cat. 'He was my long-haired miniature dachshund, and she was an Abyssinian cat I bought for one of my daughters for Christmas six years ago, and he just killed it. And now we're probably going to have to get rid of him, too. Because once they do that kind of thing, it's too dangerous to keep them. So I suddenly won't have my dog or my cat.' Source.
Please call The Dog Whisperer David. We're terribly sorry to hear about your cat, but at this point, your doxie needs his home.
More Dachshund TROUBLE: A wiener dog may have been the cause of a vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The Blazer had stopped at the intersection when the driver's pet dachshund became tangled in her safety belt. She became distracted and proceeded to step on the vehicle's gas pedal, causing the Blazer to accelerate, striking the Pontiac Grand Am. The impact of the collision caused antifreeze from the Grand Am to spill onto the road. There were no injuries, and the dachshund was fine. Source.
And finally, stepping back in time to this day 70 years ago in 1939 in Ely, Nevada: Ely, beyond question, is Nevada’s greatest badger fightin’ town. Both Ely papers Friday gave a lot of publicity to the fight scheduled between “Copper King,” White Pine County’s badger, and “Gus” a German dachshund. A block on Aultman Street will be roped off for the bout.
Source. PETA would've had a field day.
Have a great Monday.