Sunday, February 14, 2010

Don't forget, later today down Broadway, 'The Running of the Corgis'

Yes Westminster Kennel Club fans, the big show is at Madison Square Garden Monday and Tuesday with the dogs already inside. One of New York's most hallowed traditions, the 'Running of the Corgis', will be held today between 2-4 pm. Runners will run down Broadway from 42nd St. to 35th St. chased by Corgi's (Remember the Pembroke Welsh Corgis have the sharp horns while the Cardigan Welsh Corgis do not). Last year four runners sustained ankle and calf gorings though none requiring hospitalization. New York no doubt hopes to never repeat the 1999 run when 2 runners were killed after they got tired and sat down on a curb and were overrun and died of hundreds of small yet deadly horn puncture wounds.

Here we see a young Pembroke Welsh Corgi before he grows his horns.


Trixie Junior Space Punk said...

OMG - what a cutie! I'd gladly chance injury to life and shin to see these puppies run.

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

You say that now but I've seen the bloody pictures from 1999. One runner's last words eerily similar to those of the PBR boat captain in Apocalypse Now, instead of "A spear?!" it was:

"A Corgi?!"