Today, Joey Chestnut defeated the legendary Takeru Kobayashi in the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. At the end of the 10-minute regulation eating period, Chestnut and Kobayashi were tied at 59 dogs. Chestnut went on to take the title in the 5-dog overtime eat-off. After watching this, I came to the conclusion that I wouldn't mind moving in with either Kobayashi or Chestnut. My humans could never eat 59 hot dogs in 10 minutes and in my opinion that makes them pretty lame.
As for Mr. Chestnut... well, I think I could take him. I'd at least have a great time trying. Maybe since I'm just a 20-pound pup I could team up with my hot dog loving brother, Big Pupi, and together we could challenge Chestnut to some real competition.
What a great way to celebrate our country's birthday! Feasting has always had an important role in our favorite holidays, and it will always hold a very special place in my hungry little heart. So here's to the red, white and dogs!