Day 6 – Chihuahua Races

Yep. You read that right. Today I actually went outside and got some sun. A lot of sun. The high today was 94. And it actually wasn’t so bad.

Because of my hyperthyroidism, I usually sweat buckets the instant I step into the Phoenix sun, but I actually got through 2 hours of standing around in the heat to watch a bunch of very small dogs run around. This was probably the first time in 2 years that I stood outside for that long and didn’t completely sweat through my clothes. Or vomit for that matter. I think that’s a sign of improvement! I have to attribute it to my new diet. Really there is no other reason for it.

Back to the races, if you didn’t already know, I have a very sweet chihuahua whom we call Little Girl. This was the only reason we went to this event today. As we’ve discovered, most of the festivals in Phoenix are hot,  run-down, and not terribly festive. This being Cinqo de Mayo we didn’t have very high expectations, we just wanted to see Little Girl race. Unfortunately she didn’t actually end up racing, we tried a practice round and she didn’t quite get the concept.


She’s supposed to be running in the lane, on the other side of the fence.

She did compete in the “beauty pageant”, but we didn’t know we were supposed to put her in a costume so that was kind of a bust.


At least we all had fun, and the only one who got overheated was the dog.


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