Monday, September 20, 2010

Trouble at Cincinnati's Running of the Wieners 2010

Dozens of Dachshunds dressed as Hot Dogs dashed their way through Fountain Square in Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio on Friday, kicking off the "nation's biggest Oktoberfest celebration," Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati USA.
The day couldn't have started worse when 'Charlie,' the two-time defending champion of the annual wiener dog race, bit Fox News reporter Meghan Mongillo in the fingers as she was interviewing him.  Maybe Charlie has seen Fox News.  Regardless, it wasn't the nicest thing to do and karma got the best of him this year as he was dethroned, and the crown went to pretty red smooth 'Greta!'  Way to go girl! 
In Charlie's defense, it's stated that he is a rescue dog, and is quite protective.  His human was very apologetic and offered to pay for any medical bills.  The reporter went to an urgent care facility where she got antibiotics, a new bandage, and a tetanus shot.
See several really nice photos and read all about this year's event at

'Aloe,' a wire-haired Dachshund belonging to Barb Davenport, from Edgewood, Ky., tried, but did not win its heat in the "Running of the Wieners." The Enquirer/Michael E. Keating


kalyxcorn said...

ha - maybe charlie thought the news reporter WAS a fox!!

Keren Hening said...

Charlie was robbed! Fox probably weighted his costume "buns." At least Greta was a gracious winner!

Anonymous said...

Too bad it wasn't someone from MSNBC. Those hate filled gas bags could use a good puncturing.

Agnes B. Bullock said...

THE Dachsies With Moxie LOVE Fox and they are all rescues! maybe the dachshund was trying to impress the girl and she ignored him!

Anonymous said...

Ah, give the lady a break. She was just trying to interview Charlie. At least she didn't report him like the vet tech who got her lip bit by Spork. His family had to go to court to save Sport from being euthenized because of that incident. This lady made a joke out of it "Interview with a vampire". That was funny!!!

Anonymous said...

Fox "News" No such thing. They are a fund raising infomercical for the right

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