If you personal a plucky dachshund, then likelihood is you have at some stage seen or been to the various sausage-related occasions throughout the world. Most lately, canine lovers have been capable of attend a “sausage walk” in Greenwich Park, London.
“Sausage Walk London is an informal walk that we organise via social media,” one in every of its founders Grace Ang-Lygate instructed Lonely Planet News.
“Walks take place three or four times a year in Greenwich park and are always followed by a pub trip, making them not only fun for the doggies, but also a social experience for the owners. Plenty of dog walks take place but Sausage Walk London tends to be bigger thanks to our social media reach.”
The walks have been based by Grace Ang-Lygate, Catherine Hennigan, and Katherine Sofuluke. They personal the Instagram-famous sausage energy couple Mildred the Sausage and George the Sausage.
“Catherine and I are a couple and we own Mildred,” says Grace. “Mildred is nearly 2 and we live in Greenwich. We met Katherine, the other walk co-founder, via Instagram and clicked instantly so forced our dogs to be ‘boyfriend and girlfriend’.”
There have been simply two casual walks up to now with over 100 sausage canines in attendance.
“We’d have had double that at the last one [in December 2017] if it weren’t for the snow!” says Grace. “Other breeds of dog are ok [to] make an appearance if they have a sausage dog sibling, but otherwise we restrict it because sausage dogs can be territorial, especially en masse, and prefer their own breed!”
This informal event is considerably much like Marsz Jamników (March of the Dachshunds) in Poland, that’s going into its 24th yr. Marsz Jamników on a a lot bigger scale sees dachshunds dressed as kings, queens, dragons, and pop-culture references, parading from the Barbican to the Main Square with a band belting out in celebration.
You can see all the updates from the London walks by way of the hashtag #sausagewalklondon on Instagram. The subsequent one is to happen on 18 March 2018, in Greenwich Park.
Images courtesy of Mildred the Sausage.