We think that maybe enough time has passed since our Long National Weiner Nightmare for us to safely bring you this delightful raw footage of the heats from Thursday’s qualifying rounds for the Seattle Wiener Dog Race championships, which take place this Saturday.

The Seattle Times says, “Frankly, we wouldn’t relish being a racing wiener — with those short little legs, they’re always trying to ketchup. It mustard been tough growing up, when all the other puppies got tall … OK, we’ll stop.”

Watch this clip via AP video, below: