Weiner Dog Rally

For 13 years, lovers of short, stubby-legged dogs have been gathering at Seattle Center for STAR 101.5’s annual Weiner Dog Rally. This morning on the Fisher Pavilion lawn, onlookers will laugh while the poor dogs trip over their adorable little legs. Meanwhile, owners will smile proudly as they reinsure themselves that their dachshunds are, despite all evidence, actually dogs and not elongated rats. The top two mutts in this rally will then compete Friday evening at Emerald Downs, a big deal in the small world of these little guys. But for owners and fans who attend the race, please keep your mini-dogs on a leash; or better yet, hold them. Those horses are at least a million times larger and faster, and we don’t want to see anyone trampled under hoof. BRITT THORSON

Thu., Aug. 13, 11 a.m., 2009

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