Monday, April 26, 2010

Every wiener is a winner…

Some of you may remember that last year, for Mother’s Day, I wanted to see Ralph, the diving pig. But Ralph had been replaced with a more educational, eco-friendly scene and it just wasn’t weird enough for me. I like the unusual, the eccentric and the downright hilarious.

Since I spend actual Mother’s Day with Wow and her sister, Auntie Narmie, we always celebrate the awesomeness that is Mom a week or two before I leave. Skater is the only offspring left in town and he works long hours on the weekends, so it was up to CGMan to make sure I was properly celebrated. He did a great job!

Knowing my penchant for all things weird (May I stop right here and wonder aloud? Why the hell is weird spelled with ei and wiener is spelled with ie?) This weekend, CGMan escorted this fabulous mom to the 13th Annual Wiener Dog Races. That’s right my friends, races for wiener dogs!!

We had such a great time! I’ve never seen so many wieners in one place. We all know wieners are kinda funny looking, but that’s nothing until you’ve seen a wiener in a costume!

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The guy in the bunny suit didn’t look all that excited to have a wiener. That’s too bad. I never knew having a wiener could be this much fun. It almost makes me wish I had a wiener. But I’m happy with what I have, truly. Besides, mine is prettier than a wiener.

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Before the races began, we walked around and checked out the booths. There were many for wiener rescues (You too, could have a wiener!) assorted dog beds, toys, clothes, costumes and other puppy paraphernalia.

There was even a kissing booth. Yep. I kissed a wiener and I liked it.

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Just off the showroom floor was hottest ride on four wheels. It was on display so all the wieners could drool over it.. What wiener doesn’t long for a sweet ride like this one? It’s a bitch magnet.

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There was really a lot to see. A cook-off of some sort was going on in the background. I can only assume it was a BBQ cook-off. You know, because it’s Texas and beef is what’s for dinner. It was such a big place, and so many people around, sometimes you had to hold your wiener in your hand.

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After walking around checking all the fun ways to play with your wiener, if you have one, we headed to the stands for the races. We managed to squeeze in between some wieners for seats in the end zone.

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The local high school band played the national anthem, to which CGMan and I sang, inspiring a few others around us to do so as well. The band did a great job. When we heard “Gentlemen, start your wieners!”  we knew it was time to stop being silly and get down to the serious business of seeing who had the fastest wiener.

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You have to cheer your wiener on to get it to perform well. Sometimes the wieners get distracted by someone on the sidelines, and the owner has to chase it down. Other wieners are more competitive, but all in all, it looked like every wiener had a good time.

 

I have to say, this was an awesome Mother’s Day celebration. It was a beautiful, sunny, spring day and I had a blast meeting wieners from all over. There were wieners from as far away as Florida. I knew wieners were funny, but I’ve honestly never laughed so hard. I texted Skater and told him it was too bad he missed seeing all the wieners with us. He texted me back, “I’m sorry… what?!”

Oh man, all these wieners made me think maybe we should have hot dogs for dinner!

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