Monday, September 8, 2008

Dachshund Dash Redux

I'm a sucker for an underdog.

Yesterday was the Running of the Weenies at Germantown Festival. Now I didn't actually go (that would involve driving to Germantown and actually getting off my couch) but I was happy to hear that Mia, the runner-up for the last two years, finally won the title.

Not the winner, just a wiener

I spoke with Mia's mom, Jenni Anderson, last year. Like many of the weenie owners, they had brought a favorite toy — in this case, a giant pink ball — to coax Mia and her sister Mattie to the finish line. Just before Mia hit the finish line, they roll the ball backwards to guarantee a sprint to the very end.

"They love that ball," Anderson said at the time. "I had to hide it all summer so they wouldn't pop it."

And I can't be sure it was the same ball (what with me on my couch and everything) but judging by news reports, it looks like a giant ball was definitely involved in the winning.

If you want to read my take on last year's Running of the Weenies, click here.

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