Dozens of dachschunds and their friends met up at Hoalauna Park in Ewa Beach early Saturday to crown the quickest wiener on the island.
Here’s a preview of the race from a dachshund’s-eye view.
I woke up my sleepy dachshund Rondo and headed over to the park for his second ever derby. Last year he was more interested in chatting with fellow racers than in showing off his really awesome speed. We didn’t feel the need to train at all for this year, confident that our pre-race pep talk was all the boost we would need. Rondo is a born sprinter, in our opinion.
The races were organized into three categories: puppies, adults and veterans (9+ years old). Up to eight dachshunds were loaded into the starting block at a time and ran down the course to their owner. The first to cross the finish line with all four paws won.
This is Rondo winning his heat and earning a spot in the finals. He ended up running to the wrong person, which made for an awkward moment, but it was understandable in all the excitement of his second ever derby. I forgave him.