Monday, June 21, 2010

Short-Legged Breed Shows Its Speed

Penelope, who claims Kevin and Michelle Davis as her humans, races towards the finish line during the races at the fourth annual Wiener Fest at AnimaLodge in Laurel, Montana on Saturday.  11-month-old Penelope took the crown - way to go!  About 150 people and more than that number of dachshunds of all colors gathered for the event, with proceeds going to Montana Dachshund Rescue. Here's an excerpt from the Billings Gazette:

In the race Penelope ran, there was one false start after a contestant bolted the starting line prematurely. But after Wiener Fest co-organizer Sandy Alley called out “Ready, set, go!” the 11-month-old black-and-brown mini dachshund, made a speedy dash for the finish line and owner Kevin Davis of Belgrade.
Kevin Davis said a friend told him about the Wiener Fest and the family thought it would be a nice way to spend an afternoon. Davis said dachshunds are speedier than most people give them credit for.
“If they don’t want to be caught, you can’t catch them,” he said.

Read all about the event and see some great photos at the Billings Gazette.

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