Thursday, April 16, 2009

because we are weird...

Yesterday was the 37th annual "Run for the Rodents" here in our fair city. (Actually, I kind of think that statement might say it all.) This year's theme (?) was CelebRaty with names like Hannah Ratannah, Robert Ratford and Ratalina Jolie. Eleven rats participated, racing down the red carpet for a chance to wear the garland of fruit loops and take home the golden rat statue. The winner (pictured above) was Ratalina Jolie. I'm not sure if she is being retired and put into a breeding program after her win or if she will go on to race again. Festivities prior to the race included a parade featuring pirates, a mini cooper dressed in rat ears and Elvis. And, in case you'd rather see than read about it, here and here are a couple of clips of the event.

8 comments:

hello jessi! said...

Yeah this is a Spalding thing. Jess said that they encourage the rats to run with "Froot Loops" and they have big problems with homeless people trying to get the cereal. One girl actually had a homeless guy jump on her back and scream "where are the froot loops!?! WHERE ARE THE FROOT LOOPS!?!"

Karen said...

Why don't they hand out Fruit Loops at the victory party?

annie's eyes said...

Hmmm. It isn't often you leave me speechless. All I can say is Kentucky surely knows how to have fun! Love ya, Annette G

Ang baylis said...

So funny!
xoxo

mom said...

Now this is an interesting celebration of sorts! LOL!

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Abba's Girl said...

That's pretty funny...I don't think anyone from your fair city has the right to laugh at Clute, TX's Mosquito Fest or the annual Rattle Snake Round Up in west TX...

Lori - The Simple Life at Home said...

you know, you live in a very odd place. or a very fun place. i'm not really sure which.

i would say that ratalina jolie is probably ALREADY in a breeding program if she's anything like her namesake. or at least adopting sad little orphan rats from all over the world.

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