The 2011 Dachshund Races will be Thursday July 21 at the Festival Gardens across from the Abilene Zoo. For the last four years I have been the master of ceremonies and race track announcer. There have been times where I could not contain my laughter during a race because those low-rider dogs are so unpredictable and funny. I can honestly say that dachshund races are funnier to watch than a monkey riding a dog. While the races are fun and has brought hundreds of dachshunds to the race in previous years, this years race brings an additional challenge of 87 rescued dachshunds from Mesquite that are needing homes.