I started out with a long drive to participate in a Wiener dog racing event to help a local, animal rescue organization raise money.
Now I love these events, because I love to race! My favorite site is the starting box! I just want to get in so the race can start.
This event though, started out with a meet and greet. My race wasn’t scheduled to run until late in the day. I tried my best to stay calm and greet all the admirers and children. They wanted to meet me because I was the one featured on most of the posters. You see I love posing for the camera. Not that there are not other dachshunds that are good at photos. But they are not usually good at taking directions for photos and racing.
Well! I got back just in time to fall in place for the walk to the box. The crowd was cheering and going wild. the stands were filled to capacity and I barked loudly to let them know I would try my hardest.
I finally landed on my feet, but by that time I had fallen to the back of the pack. I ran as hard as I could but only managed to come in 8th, but the damage had been done. Not only had I blown my chance at winning it all. But I took the second place dog with me. IT WAS A SAD DAY FOR RACING!
Oh well, there is always next time.
See you then, hopefully with better news.