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    Default Weens at Buda Wiener Dog Races

    We went out to the races today. It was a bit of an ordeal because you can no longer park in the residential areas near the park. We parked downton and walked back which makes a bit of a walk. And since NONE of the dogs will now ride in the wagon, they had to walk, too.

    Here's a view of the race area


    And the watchers


    What the race area looks like between races


    Cash posing pretty


    Cash and Miller


    The DH are the boys hanging out


    Proof that we were really there


    Scooter says "My dad's taking my picture"


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    All in all, Scooter did really well. He still wanted to eat small running children, a skateboarder and some random people that seemed to piss him off for some reason that only Scooter knows, but he did lay down and behave in between. Those of you who saw him a few years ago will remember the wild dog that couldn't relax at all. He's still not great but he is much better. It's still hard for him to be confined to the hotel room and leashed at the park, but he's coping with it much better. We walked him a lot to let him moving. It seems to calm him and keep him happy. The amazing thing is that this dog that looks and sounds like he wants to eat some people and dogs when we are sitting down is an absolute angel when he walks thru crowds. Never growls or barks at dogs or people. Is perfectly mannered and very meek. It's only when you sit down with him that he decides he has to "defend" his territory.

    He was very, very good last night. The first year we took him he was so awful that we haven't been brave enough to try again until this year. He couldn't settle down in the hotel room. He paced and whined and barked at EVERYTHING which made all of us miserable. He barked LOUDLY about every 2 hours all night. I think that the DH and I got about 5 or 6 hours sleep each the entire weekend. But last night he was really good. He laid down and went to sleep and only growled a little a couple times. No barking. No restlessness. While he's still a hard dog to take somewhere, he's not impossible like he used to be.

    Cash and Miller did fine. It was hot and the heat seemed to bother Miller more than the other two. I had their cool wraps with me and Miller wore one almost all day. We were up on the hill (near the usual place) and so got a nice breeze and were in the shade. I also spritzed them with water which seemed to cool them down with the nice breeze. Down where the vendors are it was so hot. When I took Cash and Miller with me down there, it was almost too hot for Miller. I ended up carrying him most of the time and I also carried him back to the truck at the end of the day. Poor little guy gets so hot and tired, but won't ride in the wagon.

    All in all it was a good day. We're planning to go back out for a couple hours tomorrow so we'll see what happens then.
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    How were the vendors this year, Patrice? Did you get any cool stuff?

    Love the pics .
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    The vendors were about the same as always and at this point I have most of the stuff of theirs that I want I did buy a wiener races t shirt from CTDR though.
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    So very sad that I am not there:( Had such a wonderful time with all of you!!!! Enjoy!
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    It's lonely without all of you! Usually tonight is the pizza party and we're at the hotel watching one of the Indiana Jones movies. At least the DH is watching it. I'm on the computer.
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    I had so much fun there in 2008 with a lot of you and your pups. I remember Amanda in the pen just lovin' on any dog that got close to her. Just too far away from here to travel again.

    Thanks for the pics Patrice. Maybe the wagon needs to contain enough treats to get them to the park and back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lotsadox View Post
    The vendors were about the same as always and at this point I have most of the stuff of theirs that I want I did buy a wiener races t shirt from CTDR though.
    are the weener shirts cool? I'd pay you for one and shipping...
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    SO glad Scooter is doing so much better this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    OK, just maing me MORE determined than ever to make it there some year!!! I'm SO glad Scooter is being such a good boy and that you all are having a good time. Great pics!!!!!
    Paula, Heidi,& Buster
    & my s Maxe, Alex, Wendal, Jules & James, Patti and Ferkel

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