I was en route to the downtown Sevierville farmers market this morning when I ran across a celebrity. Make that two. When I happened upon them, I quickly grabbed my camera and joined the crowd. Look who visited Sevierville today!
I was lucky to cross paths with Kelly DeBord on the way to the market. We were chatting when she asked if I was going to the special event. I didn’t know of any special event, but 10 steps later we happened upon it. A celebrity was visiting the Sevier County courthouse, particularly the Dolly statue. It was a celebrity of the canine variety. Immediately, we recognized Crusoe, the Celebrity Dachshund!
Crusoe and his half brother, Oakley, will be in Knoxville tomorrow for a book signing at Barnes and Noble on Kingston Pike. They have spent several days in our area as well on a tour of the Smokies. I was very excited because I have noticed their videos on Facebook for quite a while and have shared them with my friends.
Here is the link to their Facebook page. Go there to see several videos of their trip to the Smokies!
After a few minutes, I saw Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters walk up and welcome the dogs and their owners to the city. Several city and tourism officials were also in attendance.
Did you know that Mayor Waters owns dachshunds himself? He has them too!
The owners, from Canada, asked the mayor if he would like to hold Crusoe. Fortunately, Mayor Waters has experience in this area. You have to be careful because dachshund’s backs are fragile. See the Mountain Press covering the story as it happens!
Oakley is a patient pooch.
This is a great picture of Mayor Waters and Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund with the Dolly Parton statue.
But they weren’t finished. After the picture with the mayor, I noticed a costume change. Do you see what is happening here?
Voila— a star is born!
Go to the official website to browse and shop for merchandise. http://www.celebritydachshund.com/store/
I found the dogs to be very calm and patient. The owner said that they know the routine and liver treats are expected. Also, they travel well. This is Oakley’s first trip. Welcome to the Great Smoky Mountains!
Talk about good timing! On my walk to the farmers market, I was able to meet two celebrities of the canine variety. You NEVER know who you may run into when you are out and about in Sevierville…
Click below to go to Crusoe’s website. (Copied from the link.)
“Hey look, I’m Dolly Parton – er, Dolly Pawton?”