Monday, July 13, 2009

Dachshund News Roundup!

It's summertime, summertime, sum sum, summertime, and here's a Dachshund News Roundup on a relatively cool, yet absolutely beautiful Monday July 13, 2009. Did someone say Woof!? Above, meet 5-year-old 'Gracie' the champion, the 2-time wire-hair champion, from the 2nd Annual Dachshund Race Fundraiser at Perini Ranch in Buffalo Gap, Texas, on Sunday. Besides wiener races, the event featured a Doggie Beauty Pageant for all breeds of dogs, a Doggie Maze and Fun Course, dog wellness, training and grooming booths, Frisbees, stick horse races and other activities for children. See lots of Dachshund photos and read all about the event at the Reporter News.

The 12th Annual North East Ohio Dachshund Picnic took place on Saturday in Kent, Ohio. Weather reports were calling for rain, but it looks like a great time was had by all from the pics at the official NEOD picnic site. While those pics are OK, don't even think about missing the costume pics over at Doxie Lovers Club. Wish we could've attended this fun event!

It wouldn't be a Germanfest without Dachshunds, and this was the scene from the "Viener Dog" races at the Syracuse, Nebraska event over the weekend. Also featured were a beer garden, live entertainment, a street dance, a watermelon feed and a variety of contests ranging from polka dancing, hot dog eating, hog calling, mother calling, bed races and cake eating. Read all about it at the Nebraska City News Press.

And finally, we've saved the unfortunate news for last, but a math error may have led to a 10-fold overdose of chemotherapy medication for red smooth 'Hans,' (above left), a Dachshund who hailed from New York City. Pictured here with his pal 'Mitzi,' Hans was being treated for a cancerous growth under his right eye, and died shortly after the alleged overdose. His family is suing the veterinary clinic. Read the tatty details at the New York Post. Our hearts go out to Hans' family and friends.

Have a fantastic Monday.

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