Dachshund UN


Artist Bennett Miller created his Puppeh Performance Piece Dachshund UN a few years back for a Melbourne festival. Catch ’em now in Toronto! Admish is free but you have to reserve tix in advance. Thanks to Ella for the teep.


  1. Is there a word for a group of wiener dogs? If not, there should be! I wish I lived closer to Toronto so that I could see these little fellows in real life.

  2. skippymom says:

    A package.

  3. skippymom says:

    Oops, sorry, TinaK. I didn’t refresh before typing.

  4. No problemo—great minds thinking alike. ;-)

  5. emmmjama says:

    A ‘deluge’ of dachshunds perhaps?

  6. emmmjama says:

    No, no, no. A ‘delight’ of dachshunds. That’s it!

  7. :)

    y’all be hyoomerous!!

  8. Blue Footed Booby says:

    A sausagefest?

  9. sorry, Berg, don’t see wienerdogs on the List: it’s interesting reading nonetheless

  10. There are indeed some interesting collective nouns on there, tracylee! I’d heard of a murder of crows, but never of a gulp of magpies. I also like “pandemonium of parrots;” I’ll have to try to work that into a conversation one of these days.

  11. A package? Or is that only for multiples of 10?

  12. so frustrating that the buns come in packs of 8

  13. in this case 20…

  14. rescue gal says:

    The delegate from China is very vocal on the issues! You tell ’em!

  15. fleurdamour says:

    And the delegate from Hungary is hungry.

  16. And I’m hungry for the Chile dog…

  17. It’s the Cute World Order!

  18. BOOM!

  19. 260Oakley says:

    We’ve come a long way since Dumbarkton Oaks.

  20. That’s kind of an obscure reference, which makes me appreciate it all the more. Bravo!! :)

  21. WOW!!! :lol:

  22. World Peace has just been accomplished! XD

  23. sooo… um.. does ear-nomming the delegates defy any kind of treaty or convention or anything?

  24. I believe it’s encouraged under the Geneva Convention. At least it should be!

    These doglets could not do any worse than the current U.N. I say give ’em a chance. :)

  25. I’ll give ’em treaties after I’m finished nomming, how’zat?

  26. *snicker and also snerk*

  27. Is Saudi Arabia staring at Nigeria’s bum again???

  28. The delegate from China has a red collar!!!! Haaa!

  29. Dogplomacy.

  30. fleurdamour says:

    By the watchdogs of freedom and democracy.

  31. Hee hee. The Ambarksadors…

  32. Or on second thought: Yiplomacy…

  33. phred's mom says:

    Or, during debate, perhaps niplomacy.

  34. 8-O

  35. phred's mom says:

    . . .as in “bite”, Firdie. Drop the pearls.

  36. Bad news. It’s no longer in Toronto, this closed last weekend. My daughter-in-law worked tech for it and live-tweeted it. Hilarious.

  37. well she BETTER have taken some pics for herself (under whatever the rules/ regulations about the event)…to be able to remember

  38. The only way it would have been better is if they all had different dogs: if Denmark had a Great Dane ambassador, Australia had an Australian shepherd, Japan had a shiba inu, etc.

  39. ThirdShift says:

    No no no no no I beg to differ! The only way it would have been better is if they were all *greyhounds*! I re-imagined this in my mind and trust me, it is. On the other hand nothing got done as all the delegates congregated under the table and slept.

  40. agreed, Third!

    wouldn’t a Congress made up of greyhounds be hilarious? they’d get about as much accomplished ;)

  41. I’ma line up, with JME on this one.
    I LOVE the idea of culturally indigenous (sp?) delegate/ members!!!

  42. princess guinea and ariel says:

    thats a lot of awwwwwwww

  43. Argh, why wasn’t this reported on earlier?!??!?!!?! AUUUUGGGGHHHHH!

  44. My dachshund could have been a dogegate. Or an ambassadog. Or something. AUUUGGGGHHH! (I’m a bit upset.)

  45. The delegate from Cuba is not even paying attention.

  46. milo's mom says:

    Yay! My dachsie took part in this event on the first night. It was a hoot … er, a howl. France fell asleep on Ukraine, Pakistan peed, Nigeria tried to hump Saudi Arabia, and the US spent most of the hour barking. My little black-and-tan represented Bolivia and executed a peaceful take-over of neighbouring Qatar. Check out this awesome video (you can see glimpses of my little Bolivian ambassador!): http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2013/02/28/dachshund_un.html

    Good times!

  47. bob drummond says:

    Got too many laughs out of this one !!! :-0 :-) ;-) :-))

  48. I never thought this phrase would pass my lips: “I’m moving to Senegal.”
    Anybody w/ me?

  49. Does this remind anyone else of the Rescuers? You know, that cute movie where the mice have their own UN of sorts, and it is inside the UN building. The mice hitch rides to the meetings with the (unsuspecting) human UN delegates. I can’t be the only Disney fanatic here….


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