Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

For Our Dachsie Friends

Key West, always a special place, celebrates New Year's Eve with a parade of Dachshunds. We thought our Dachsie friends -- Lorenza, Andy, Sammy, Roxie, and others would enjoy knowing about this unique event!!!

In this Dec. 31, 2006 file photo released by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Lola, left, and Nosey, right, pause for a moment during the annual Key West Dachshund Walk in Key West. The third New Year's Eve procession of canines down sidewalks that border the island city's Duval Street is scheduled to begin at noon Monday, Dec. 31. Organizers anticipate the event will attract more than 100 dogs and their owners. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Andy Newman, file) (Andy Newman, AP / December 31, 2006)
The Associated Press
December 31, 2007

KEY WEST - A parade of about 100 dachshunds and their owners will kick off New Year's Eve festivities in this island city.Today, the dogs will parade down sidewalks that border Duval Street, the island's main thoroughfare.The route is kept short to cater to the canine contingent's short legs and many entrants are costumed. A supply wagon will accompany the dogs with water, plastic bags for accident cleanup and transportation for canines that get tired.

9 comments:

Maggie & Mitch said...

How awesome this is! What cute costumes! The hotdog one is too funny!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Jackson said...

Love the "hot dog"! J x

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Oh, we wish we could do something like that! Mom says we aren't very good on our leashes and we would certainly bark at all of the other dogs and end up invited to leave. Maybe we should just sneak out and go by ourselves next year. Wait, we would need to leave in July to get there in time and that would mean we would miss too many meals ...

Happy Barkday! We hope you had a wonderful time!

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Gus said...

yes, we saw that in the paper and wondered whether you guys got a waiver to attend.

gussie

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

We are trying to find someone that might have pictures, but have no luck. Wish we knew about it earlier.

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
Thanks for sharing this! Too bad here we don't have things like these! In my neighborhood, I am the only one who goes out for walkies! All the dogs are behind gates!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Noah the Airedale said...

What a great parade. That hotdog outfit is a hoot.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

The Zoo Crew said...

Mom made me wear one of those hotdog costumes on Halloween. I was NOT happy because I'm too cute to be a hot dog. But I'd love to be in a parade or out meeting other dachsies!!

Peace + Paws,

Lucy Lu

Stanley said...

Can ANY dog participate or do you have to be a weenie?

What a cool idea! We may have to adopt a version of that in GooberStan.

Goober love,
Stanley