This is Peanut. He is the newest "special needs" dachshund to join the foster pack at FortDox, home of DRNA rep Dona Show. Peanut's front legs are deformed. He was turned in to a shelter in Parkersburg, WV. Peanut will soon see an orthopedic specialist to determine a course of action to help him. Donations to help with Peanut's care can be made at www.drna.org.
Thankfully no one was injured yesterday in Woodbury, Minnesota when Dick Coerber smashed his car into a liquor store. Apparently his Dachshund jumped from his wife's lap onto the accelerator, sending the car crashing into the store. Watch the news video at KSTP.
Welcome to our newly re-designed blog! Thanks to Dionne of Studio Chic Design for working with us to create this groovy blog design! And thanks to Sheri & Mike of Wiener Tales for giving us permission to use their Peace, Love, and Wiener Dogs artwork. We'll be adding content to our "Favorite Marking Spots" and the "Blog Roll" so stay tuned!
This Saturday is the date for the NE Ohio Dachshund Picnic - the largest gathering of wieners in one place in the Midwest. On July 10, hundreds of dachshunds and their people will descend upon Plum Creek Park in Kent, Ohio. They come from near and far. They come in wagons and on wheels. Red ones, black ones, spotted ones, mostly white ones. Short hair, long hair, wire hair. Puppies and seniors. They come one; they come many. They come with costumes. They come with squeakers and toys and treats. They come barking, yipping, howling (and some growling).
For a few hours on a hot summer's day, they will rule en mass. The socializing, the games, the food, the money spent, will be all about them: the dachshunds, the wieners, the long dogs, the hot dogs, the sausage dogs, the teckels, the 'hunds.
Back to their homes they will go, tongues panting, tails too tired to wag. New toys, treats and other accessories their bounty.
And Plum Creek Park will fade back to being just a park, like it was, before the invasion of the weens.
If you are coming to the picnic, please stop by our booth to say hello! Mention our blog and receive $5 off a new Hug-A-Dog Harness - the hottest item at this and many other dachshund fests!