Today, we traveled down to the Cape for Cape Cod Doxie Days. This is an annual event held each September to support the Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue, which is dedicated to rescuing Dachshunds and Dachshund mixes all across the country. They raised over $5,000 from today's festival!!
Never EVER have I seen so many dogs - let alone dachshunds - in one place, and it was by far the most fun I've had in a long (haha) time! The day started out with information on how to approach other dogs and a silent auction, then went into the "superlative" competitions. The categories were hilarious - Best Ears, Teeniest Weenie, Longest Doxie, Loudest Bark, Senior Star, Most Prized Puppy, Owner/Pet Look Alike, Hairiest Hound, Handsome Hound, Best Trick, Foxiest Doxie, Best Smile, Best Kisser, Best Waddle, and Best Tail Wagger. The winners for each category got Olympic- style medals!
|Who's got four legs and won "Best Tail Wagger"? THIS GUY!|
|Another category winner, resting up after the fierce competition.|
|Jessica and Paris...lookin' fine for the look-alike contest.|
There was also a fashion show (so funny) and a dachshund race. There were so many participants in the race, they broke the pups into "heats", and then had semi-finals and a final race to determine the winner. Toby was NOT a fan of the dachshund race, even though he won his heat! Toooo many screaming people!
|The starting blocks for the race!|
Here are some other pictures from the day!
|My favorite dachshund leash ever!|
|Three to a leash? Quite impressive!|
|There were ramps to go up...|
|There were dogs in strollers...|
|...dogs in t-shirts...|
|...and dogs in costumes (someone gave Toby a hotdog costume!)|
Did I mention there were a LOT of dogs?
|17 years old! So sweet!|
|Jessica and Paris|
|Toby and Paris - hanging out while the competitions were going on.|
|Ridiculous ears picture!|
|Suuuper sweet guy!|