This Saturday, I went to the KLBJ Dog Day Afternoon.
The main event was a wiener dog race, which is pretty self-explanatory.
It’s a race that’s run by wiener dogs. Here they are all lined up.
It’s poetry in motion, you guys.
Clearly the black and brown dachshund is not familiar with Aesop’s Fables, or he would know that the tortoise always beats the hare. We need to enroll him or her in some literacy courses.
There was also a doggy talent show. This dude was good at jumping.
These other dogs seem surprisingly interested in their jumping companion. I wonder if somewhere in there there’s a dog who’s really into post-colonial studies who is just livid about this display of anthropocentrism.
One of the booths was doing dog tattoos. This dog is really going to regret this decision when it grows up and has kids.
It’s peace sign. So contrived, dog. Who are you rebelling against anyway? At least it’s not an asian character.
Here’s a dog tattoo in action. It’s weird, right?
There was a big emphasis on adoption at the event, which was nice, although this bandana seems to prey on the needy.
Here are some boring, poorly framed photos of booths.
These folks were toying with this adoptable dachshund’s emotions.
That’s all the story I have on this event, but I do have way too many picture of dogs, which I will post below (with commentary). Also, full disclosure, I intern at KLBJ’s parent company, but I came to this event on my own time, because I really like dogs.
Now, enjoy some dog photos.
This dog is a comic book enthusiast. He told me that he enjoys the works of 80’s innovators like Frank Miller and Alan Moore, but finds most of the 90’s adult imprints to be shallow and derivative. Just kidding, you guys. Dogs can’t read! We already talked about this earlier.
I don’t know what kind of dog this is, but it’s very pretty. I would name it Pharaoh. It also licked my camera.
You don’t get a proper sense of scale, but this is the biggest boston terrier that I’ve ever seen. It looked like it was pushing 40 lbs.
For comparison, here’s a picture of my dog, Maisy. She’s about 20 lbs. I love her.
This dog looks like Norma Desmond.
I hate to play into stereotypes, but there was a German Shepherd adoption booth, and all the people running it looked like they had CHLs.
This husky pup is representing Texas with his name tag.
Look how stoked this dog is! It’s so stoked that it can’t even get its ears working. Pull yourself together, you rascal!
There weren’t a whole lot of big dogs at the park. I imagine that they are difficult to transport. There was a great dane adoption truck though. One of my friends had a really friendly great dane named Tethys, after the Greek sea goddess (but y’all already knew that). She used to drool on me when I tried to play World of Warcraft, really got me steamed.
It was hard to get a picture of this pup because he was jumping all over the place, he’s pretty cute.
Not only is this dachshund snow-camouflage colored, but he has a skull and crossbones tattoo. This dog has some deep-seeded issues.
This dog looks British.
These dogs are an illustration of what’s wrong with the dog youth of America. Constantly coddled by their parents and the school systems. They have no drive to succeed and no conception of hard work.
This is my boss Mikela’s dog. His name is Franklin. He did not do well in the wiener race, and Mikela got very agitated. I’m worried for his safety.
This dog just doesn’t give an eff.
This dog looks like Walter Sobchak.
My friend, David, has a dog like this, but she’s missing a leg. David is unbelievably cruel to her. Shame on you, David.
I liked the perspective in this photo. Also, that’s the peace sign dachshund from earlier.
There were lots of chihuahua’s out there. At this point, I see so many chihuahuas, that I don’t really consider them dogs. They’re basically cats.
I like this picture. I should be a dog portraiteur.
This dog stole a smooch from somebody. What a dog! Ha ha! Just a little canine humor.
Here’s another great dane. I wonder if it also hates World of Warcraft?
Puppy that looks like Hugh Jackman!
Inquisitive dachshund with multicolored eyebrows!
Look at this dude’s eyes!
Let’s have a real good time! Let’s have a real good time! Let’s! Have a real good time! Let’s have a real good time!