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 Cincinnati.com.
'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