The N.C. Wiener Roast was started in 2003 as a way for rescue wieners to reconnect with their rescuers and former foster parents. It's like a big doxie family reunion with contests and prizes and treats and more wiener dogs than I've ever seen in my entire life. It's also a fundraiser for dachshund rescue.
So how did a lab get involved in a wiener event? Well, last year the event's organizer contacted my mom and asked if she would be willing to make prizes for this year's event. She had seen my friend Reuben's prizes from my First Ever Silly Photo Contest and she really liked the idea of unique, hand-crafted prizes. Mom said sure! We had never heard of the Wiener Roast, but we learned about it and thought it sounded like a really cool event. When we heard they were looking for sponsors for this year's event, I told momma I wanted to be a sponsor and she said okay! (Although I wanted to sponsor them for eleventy-billion dollars, mom said that would not work with our blog budget, so I became a "Cocktail Wiener" sponsor.)
Momma made trophy-shaped ornaments for the prizes for the different doxie contests.
Friday night we drove down to Greensboro, N.C., where we stayed at the official doxie hotel, and Saturday morning we got up and went to a castle! (Because where else would you hold a wiener event, right?)
|Am I allowed to walk over|
|I think I want my own castle now|
We had so much fun, and saw more wieners than you can possibly imagine -- all different colors and sizes, all having a great time with their humans and wiener friends!
We met so many nice people and pups, and we met some amazing people who devote a huge amount of time and energy to rescuing wieners. But the highlight of the day was meeting one of my idols, Reuben of Floppy Tongue Joy!
I even got a pawtographed copy of his new book, A Guide to Braveries for Small Dogs. (You can learn about his book in his post I is a Published Author Now and you can purchase a copy from West Summit Publishing.)
Now that he's famous and a major big-shot, I thought Reuben might be too important and too busy pawtographing copies of his book to meet me. But he took the time to say hello!
|Um, what are you doing back there little buddy?|
|Reuben was quite fierce and very intimidating|
|But it was GREAT to meet him and |
his momma and his people sister
|I'm sad that it's over and can't wait |
'til next year to see my new friends