Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our Dachshunds. It's a Dachshund News Roundup, and it's a beautiful summer day, Tuesday, August 4, 2009. Can we get a woof?! Above, the news we LOVE to report, meet little red smooth 'Charlie,' and her human, Devin Schneider, who hail from Edmonton, Albert, Canada. Charlie was being cared for by friends when, on July 21st, the worst storm Edmonton has seen in 20 years roared in, a door blew open, and like a scene from the Wizard of Oz, the little dog disappeared. Mr. Schneider offered a $1,000 reward for her safe return, put up fliers, and scoured the city looking for her. Finally, she has been found, about 12 blocks from where she went missing. Read all about the happy return at the Edmonton Sun.
Did someone say "blueberries?" Our favorite treat! The wiener dogs stole the show (of course) at the 3rd Annual Blueberry Festival and Car Show over the weekend in Mossyrock, Washington, where 28 Dachshunds competed in 100 degree weather to take home the crown. Sheri Jones of the Rochester-based Wiener Tales ran the race. Read all about it and see some nice pics at The Chronicle.
Heading back east, it was the Connecticut Yankee Dachshund Club's Match and Fun Day in North Stonington on Sunday. Two dozen dachshunds and their owners gathered to participate in show competitions, agility courses and eat hot dogs. Sounds like a great time! Above, Bill Kasulis of Hebron runs through the agility course with 'Prinz,' his 3-year-old English Cream. Read all about the event at The Day.
And finally, Jillian Flickinger (left) walks her smooth black and tan, 'Baby,' along the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo, Colorado, on Saturday as part of the Pooches in Pink fundraiser for breast-cancer research. Flickinger's mother, Ginger Flickinger (right), is a breast-cancer survivor and joined the walk. Way to put those paws to work. Read more about the event at The Pueblo Chieftain.
Have a nice day.