Phoenix, AZ High 77 Low 53
Saturday morning we had a patio sale here in the park but nobody came. In prior years there have been lots and lots of shoppers and lookers but not this year. And, of course, this was the year we had put out a few items. Oh well. Back into the shed they go.
We then headed out to Turf Paradise Race Track in northern Phoenix. The Arizona Adopt a Greyhound group was having a big fundraiser. This year their cosponsor was Happy Tails Dachshund Rescue which is the group I support as much as I can.
As strange as it sounds, the Greyhound Rescue group’s biggest event is the doxie races. Don’t know for sure what I was expecting, but I was definitely not expecting the thousands of folks who came out.
The doxie race track is in front of all these folks.
We were in dachshund heaven – surrounded by hundreds of doxies of every shape, size and color. And no – we did not take our girls with us. Skittlez would have been scared and traumatized and Scooter would have tried to be the boss of every other dog there. That would not have been fun for any of us.
I really didn’t get to see much racing. I’m too short and there were too many people. Jim could see a little bit and he took a couple of videos. I don’t know how to get a video into the blog so if you go to YouTube and search for wiener mania 2016 you can see a couple of videos that are posted there.
They are hysterical. Most of the dogs didn’t make it to the finish line. They came out of the gate and then turned around and wanted to go back. Or they wanted to play with the other doxies that were “racing”. Or there were all kinds of good smells on the grass to check out.
I sure hope they made lots of money for the dogs and that all of the doxies that Happy Tails brought with them all found wonderful furever homes.
Sunday night we went to Sweet Tomatoes with Paula. Love their salads and the brownie bites, of course.