Why Waldo The Wonder Blog Dog Will Win Saturday’s Wiener Dog Race
This Saturday, Oct. 30th at 4pm, there will be a new entrant with an unfair advantage running in the wildly popular Wiener Dog Race in Olde Burien.
His name is Waldo, and he will be the first differently-abled Wiener Dog to compete in the race. Waldo and his custom-made wheelchair will be also be the first wiener dog ever sponsored by The B-Town Blog.
Call him Waldo the Wonder Wiener Blog Dog!
And we think he has a distinct advantage over other dogs (he’s got wheels for cryin’ out loud!) so look out all you other Wieners out there – ‘cuz this Wiener will be the Winner.
Now if you have a Wiener Dog you’d like to enter, you don’t need a sponsor, but there is a $5 entry fee. To register, download this PDF file and bring it to the event on Saturday along with your entry fee (you can turn it in to the Discover Burien Registration Booth on site).
In order to understand Waldo’s reason for being in a wheelchair, we asked his owner, Dr. Yael Kantor of Seahurst Chiropractic and Wellness Center (BTB Advertiser) to give some history on Waldo:
He came to me as a patient in 2003. He was just a couple months old. The vet brought him in – he had been injured either by being dropped or stood on. The result was a spinal cord injury. He was paralyzed from the mid-back down and could not go to the bathroom by himself so he was probably on his way to being euthanized.
Well, we fell in love with him. I adjusted him and got some sensation back in his tail which he ended up chewing and the vet had to dock.it. But after a slew of adjustments, acupuncture, hydrotherapy we did not get the movement back in his legs but we did get him a little wheelchair.
He is a trooper and full of spunk. He lives with two other bigger dogs and is incredible with the kids. He hops around the house and has developed a large chest and big front paws. He is just full of life and you would never know he is disabled. He is amazing and adds so much to our lives.
See you at the races!
– Dr. Yael Kantor
Seahurst Chiropractic and Wellness Center
This Wiener Dog Race will be Waldo’s first professional race, but he’s been training by chasing kids and other pooches around Dr. Yael’s backyard. He is an eight-year old long-haired dachshund.
Here’s a bit of good news: this year entrants into the Pet Parade and Weiner Dog Races can register online at the Discover Burien website (PDFs of Parade Registration here; Dog Race here). If you can’t register online you can always register at the Discover Burien tent on the corner of 9th SW and SW 152nd in Olde Burien. Registration is from Noon – 4pm. The parade starts at 3:15 pm followed by the race at 4 pm.
Place for Pets has created 110 doggie gift bags for entrants into both the parade and the race.
There’s plenty for everyone to do at Boo in Burien this Saturday, rain or shine, but if you do one thing, make sure you come down to cheer on Waldo, the Wonder Wiener Blog Dog!