Sunday, April 27, 2008

A Different Kind of Meet-Up

Every once in a while you come across a scene or event that is just begging to be photographed. Usually in those circumstances I curse myself for lacking the foresight to bring my camera along. But every once in a while, I'm prepared.

Perhaps you were unaware, as I was, that yesterday was the biannual New York City Dachshund Meet-Up in Washington Square Park. Folks, this was no little meet up. This was an event.

Everyone was sporting their very best outfits:



Often with a thematically appropriate touch:



and thematically appropriate accessories too!



New friends were made:


Yes, the Yankee fan was getting friendly with the military dachshund, and the well dressed little lady dachshund tried to make the out-of-place pug feel at home.


Everyone was eager to pose for the camera:




There was even musical accompaniment--an organ grinder churning out "The Dach's Song," which was sung with gusto by the many dachshund parents attending.


Have a look at the lyrics.

Dachsie, meine dachsie, best canine under the sun. Call you "wiener" or "sausage" or "hot dog," we know that you're number one.

Surely enough to melt the heart of any dachshund owner.

14 comments:

Ashkon said...

http://www.dachsong.com/dachsong.WAV

amy said...

i am speechless. i am torn between thinking 'aaaw so cute' and wondering 'some people have too much time on their hands'.

Shelli said...

I agree with Amy!

Chelly said...

You'll have to catch the beagle meet-up in Madison Square Park sometime. They look so much the same that I keep wondering how they know their dog from another to take the right one home. :)

Elizabeth said...

Ashkon - You found the song! Awesome!

Amy and Shelli - I agree 100%.

Chelly - I may just tour these doggie meet-ups from now on. Great photo ops!

Melissa B said...

Great pictures of some very cute doxies. I agree some of these people have a little too much time on their hands.

limonana said...

holy hot dog!!! this is the funniest thing i've seen in a while...thanks for making my day :o)

Sabrina said...

This cracks me up. I never knew the full potential of dachshunds and their owners.

Marcie said...

Life in the big city can be so exciting - HA! This is the absolute funniest thing I've seen in awhile. I needed a good laugh today. Thanks!


And - thanks for stopping by and visiting today.

Karin said...

Good thing you did have your camera with you :) Very cute, and yes, a little strange! Great photos!

Christine said...

that is too funny! i LOVE that one in the hot dog outfit.

Elizabeth said...

Melissa and Karin - It was a little nutty. How do people come up with this stuff?

Limonana, Sabrina, Marcie, and Christine - It was laugh-out-loud hysterical, these pictures don't show the half of it!

Hooked on Houses said...

Oh, this cracked me up. Too funny. I've got to show my 6-year old. She'll love these dressed-up dogs. -Julia :-)

bee said...

what an adorable post. those are some expressive pooches, beautifully captured.