When a dachshund, placed in a racing shoot, and encouraged to run across the field when said shoot opens, most don’t quite understand what they are supposed to do. They wander about, with a dazed look on their faces, happy to see all the people and other dogs. Some have been training for this day, and they shoot across the field. loping like nimble gazelle, except with tiny, tiny legs. For most racing dachshunds, finishing the race is quite enough of a challenge that attempting to achieve speed is too difficult. Confused by the crowd, and desiring to meet all the people, even fast dachshunds might try to run around the sides, and say hello to all the people and fellow dachshunds.
A band was playing. Dogs barked among the rows of festival tents.
We walked downtown, and visited some of the shops, and I learned what “antiquing” was, and found it to be a strange, and dull sport, and not as much fun as dachshund races, but there were some really nifty old books in one of the shops, with the sort of illustrations that were only made before the second world war.
Small town festivals are a hoot. So are large groups of dachshunds.
Wear closed-toe shoes.