After 4 years as the reigning champion Wiener Dog, Zeus didn't cut the mustard this year at the 17th Annual Wiener Dog Nationals on Saturday at Germanfest in Fort Wayne, Indiana. There's always next year Zeus, and we hope this doesn't put you in retirement! This race comes after some tough talk in the comments section of Budrick Howls Foul About Ft. Wayne Wiener Nationals just a year ago:
Budrick won the race. It was a good race but all my friends and I were at the finish line and Budrick won by at least half a dog. Its almost a year later and the truth must be told.
April 4, 2009 11:44 PM
Blogger from April 4th...Next, tell us how Germany won WW2 and how McCain beat Obama. Zeus...3 starts, 3 first place finishes. THE CHAMP. Saw that race and, wow, Zeus was jogging and smoked that half-pint wanna-be dog.
June 8, 2009 9:21 AM
This year, according to Zeus' human Grant Stupeck, Zeus lost his legendary focus toward the end of the first group of 64 dogs, barking at the dog in the lane next to him. Of course congrats goes out to 'Fonzie' who took the crown this year. Way to go Fonzie!
Read all about it in a great little article at The Journal Gazette.
Also thanks to wane.com for the nice video and recap of the races.