Thursday, October 6, 2011

Racer Rod

This past weekend is the event we look forward to all year – the annual Mid-Atlantic DoxPhest!  Over a thousand doxies from all over the east coast get together for fun, food and races.  Rod has shown a penchant for running so we entered him into the Dachshund races.

First heat:

Won it!

Second heat:

Won it!

Third heat:

Won it again!

Championship finals:

Won it all!

Rod thoroughly enjoyed himself and ran like he was Forest Gump.  He even ran right past me after one heat and went far past the finish line:

It actually took several people to help me corral him:

But Rod wasn’t embarrassed.  Being chased is the best thing about the race to Rod - he’s not in it for the prizes or glory.

He does it for the love of the run.

Go, Rod, Go!


  1. we have a gold-medal champion dachshund :)

  2. Awesome! You are a winner! Have a fun weekend, my friend!

  3. Pawsome Win, Rod! Keep those little weenie legs goin'.

    Happy World Smile Day!

    Amber DaWeenie

  4. What I love:
    1st heat--that other dog just out for a jog
    2nd heat--Rod is so focused on the race and that other dog...isn't.
    3rd hear--this is clearly the semi-finals. all the less committed athletes have been weeded out
    Finals--Pepi le Pew
    your drawings are always a highlight and your ponytail still does not disappoint!
    how thrilled you look about Rod's prize while he snarls at someone over your shoulder

  5. thanks amber da weenie!

    oh lauren i love your comments :) i like to think rod is disgusted that he is getting a prize for something he loves to do. but he's more likely growling at someone...

  6. You are one super cool Doxie!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  7. Congratulations! Your dog run really fast!
    My Mochi tried to catch up but still lost n stay at the second!
    Can't wait till next year!!! (^∇^)

  8. thank you!! which one is your mochi? hope to see you next year, and also that it's a little warmer ;)