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This past weekend, the Wall Street Journal awarded the prize for America’s top hot dog to Speed’s of Boston.
So how does (the chef) coax such wonderful flavor out of a commercial half-pound dog?
Speed confides that he marinates the dog, supplied by a local company called Pearl, in apple cider and brown sugar. Then he grills it over charcoal. Actually, this octogenarian entrepreneur lets his young apprentices handle the dogs under his watchful eye. They also toast the buns.
By legend, the piquant relish he supplies along with raw onions and beanless chili to pack into his split 8-inch Kosher-style sausages, is another Speed treasure made by the man himself.
those of us that don’t live in Boston will have to make do with the dog T-shirt: Best HotDog in town.
The Daily Dachshund and Dog News is sad to report that Roxy, the Doxie who appeared to have survived a poisonous coral snake bite, died Friday. Our deepest sympathies to her owners grieving over a life cut short.
It’s rare that we get major Dachshund news from from India so we’re happy that this story is the exception to the no-news-is-good news rule and that we can report that Delhi Police commissioner Yudhbir Singh Dadwal now has his favourite dog back after she went missing for four days.
Posters, like the one shown, were plastered all over the city and a reward of 10,000 Rupees ($US250) was offered.
The Times of India reports that Toto looked weak and was taken to a hospital. The newspaper also learnt that the reward was given to the man who found the dog whose name has not been revealed.
Toto went missing on the night of March 25-26 from Dadwal’s residence on Satya Marg in Chanakyapuri.
BROOKSVILLE — She had once thought about finding another home for her little dog, but after it saved her life Thursday night a Bracken County woman believes she will keep her Dachshund for a long time.
“The dog began carrying on and woke her up. That was when she discovered the home was filled with smoke,” said Judy Cooper, a Red Cross representative. “She said if it hadn’t been for that dog she would have never gotten out and slept right through.”
Washington’s most famous inter-party couple — Mary Matalin, the GOP adviser to both Bushes and Vice President Dick Cheney, and her husband James Carville, the Clinton adviser — are animal lovers with eight cats and five dogs including two Dachshunds.
that following the recent death of his fave Cavalier King Charles spaniel, “I haven’t been the same since. I just find it hard to transfer my affections, and I was pretty close to this one.” Mary playfully calls them “frou-frou dogs with bows in their hair that just brought out a different part of him.” He’s getting over it now thanks to one of their two miniature dachshunds. “I like that dog,” fesses Carville. “Dogs are like people . . . some dogs you just like better than others.”
She’s so tiny it can be visually jarring, even to me at times. I never thought I’d own a dog this small–a pocket dog, a frou-frou dog, whatever you want to call it. I always thought that when I got around to owning a dog I’d get, well, a bigger breed: a retriever, a shepherd, something like that. But I’ve grown to appreciate little dogs, and my wife and I have slowly become versions of a ghastly Park Slope stereotype: anthropomorphizing pet owners.
While we’re on the strange dog beat, here’s a British couple who’ve had their dead dogs’ fur knitted into sweaters. They say, they’re warm and water resistant. Apparently they got the idea after seeing Princess Diana wear a dog fur stole
We hear fairly regularly about rescue dogs who end up famous and/or living in the lap of luxury. The latest Dachshund to strike it lucky is Lucia Lagrima who is featured on the cover of Bergdorf Goodman’s spring 2008 fashion magazine.
Just goes to show that if you’re rescued by the Westchester SPCA and adopted by famous doggy songwriter who dedicates songs to you, the sky’s the limit. We’re betting Lucia will soon be appearing on Gossip Girl.