Primp Your Pooch for Our Wiener Wolf Contest

In only 13 days BookPeople, the Central Texas Dachshund Rescue, and Frank (the local Austin restaurant specializing in hotdogs) will all be coming together to celebrate the release of Jeff Crosby’s new book, Wiener Wolf.

This fun, wonderful picture book tells the tale of a little wiener dog (oh, all right, a dachshund) who wishes to run in the wild with a pack of wolves.  So, one day he decides to forgo his comfortable, domestic life to run wild.

Jeff, seen here in deep communication with a wiener dog, will be in the story to read us this great book and to sign his book, lead us in wiener wolf-related crafts, and stuff us with cupcakes (if we have any room after Frank‘s delicious hot dogs).  And then, at the end of the event, Jeff is going to award an original, one of a kind drawing to the lucky winner of this blog’s Dog Costume Contest.

Dog Costume Contest?” you ask.

A "wiener" dog

That’s right.  In honor of Wiener Wolf’s (and a few of his Central Texas Dachshund Rescue friends) visit to our store on July 2 at 11:30AM, we are going to have a doggie costume contest on this blog.  We want to see your pooches in their cutest, silliest, cleverest costumes.

To enter our contest, please submit a picture of your dog in costume to kids_blog at bookpeople dot com by 11:59 PM Friday, June 24. BookPeople will choose our favorite three pictures, and then we will let the readers of this blog determine the winner on June 29. And like I mentioned above, the winner of our contest will receive an original drawing from Weiner Wolf’s author, Jeff Crosby.

Now for the finicky details:

  • Please attach your photo as a JPEG (.jpg), and please do not send photos over 600k.
  • Please title your email: DOG PHOTO CONTEST, and in the body of the email include your name, your dog’s name, and the dog’s age
  • We’re doing this contest in conjunction with the release of a children’s picture book. Keep the photos appropriate. At our discretion, BookPeople reserves the right to not post any photo we find inappropriate.
  • All photos must be received by the cutoff time, no exceptions. BookPeople employees, their families, and their dogs are not eligible for this contest.

Although only three photos will be voted upon, we will be posting cute dog costume photos here all week, and we’ll have all entries available to view on our Flickr account. Here are a few employees’ dogs to get your juices flowing:

Wait -- that's not a dog in costume! That's my baby in a dog costume!

And for more information about the event, please click here.

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