June 21, 2008 was the site of Charlottetown's First Dachshund Meetup & what a success it was! Wish I knew the exact number of dachshunds in attendance, but somewhere between 40-50! Who knew there were so many dachshunds in PEI!
I organized the event & solicited local businesses for prizes & the generosity of those who donated was truly appreciated. Among those wonderful merchants who donated were Paws on the Beach Kennel http://www.pawsonthebeachpei.com/; Charlottetown Veterinary Clinic; Co-op Country Store; Global Pet Foods, Charlottetown; Royal Canin; Wovenlight Photography & Diana's Grooming.
The meetup was held at the small dog park at the PEI Humane Society, Sherwood Road (sincere thanks to Heather and the hardworking staff & volunteers at the Shelter).
It was a fun afternoon with lots of events such as wiener races, longest dachshunds, oldest dachshund (won by Amy - a standard wire dachshund); fattest dachshund (also won by Amy - who weighed in at 36 lbs!) Prizes were awarded for the youngest dachshund in attendance, best costume - the little dachshund pictured above was definately a winner! I unfortunately didn't get a chance to get pictures of the other winners - one handsome boy arrived sporting a tux!
Feedback from the meet up was overwhelmingly positive - looks like it will be a yearly event!!