Saturday, October 2, 2010

Weiner Dog Races 2010

This morning we headed out, before the sun was up, to make our way to Savannah for the annual Weiner Dog Races. Linda, Alyssa and Ashlyn joined us this year. They enjoyed watching all the dogs race and checking out Savannah. The day turned out to be beautiful!

This was Jackson's third year to race. There were 150 dogs racing this year and as always they are grouped up by age and weight. When it was our turn to race, Jackson got a purple bandanna, which is proving to be our lucky color! He knew exactly what to do and came in first yet again! We were super excited and the girls had so much fun cheering for him.

This year his time put him in the top 10 dogs and he got to race in the finals. When it was time for the big race he got right into his chute and was ready to go. Unfortunately, there were a few dogs faster than him and he came in 4th. Only the top three dogs win prizes. We were super happy though, 4th out of 150 dogs is not to shabby! Next year...we win!!!!

After the race a news reporter came up to me and asked if she could interview us. After she did a quick little interview, she told us we would be on the 6 O'clock news. You can go to the link below to see us in the segment. We are near the front end of the video...and yes, I am aware that we look like dorks!

27th Annual Savannah Oktoberfest WSAV TV

After the races, we hit the usual Vinnie Van GoGo's for the best pizza in Savannah and then did a little walking around at the German Festival. I couldn't walk for long though I am slower right now than normal! Here are a few pictures from our day.