Another dachshund Sunday Funday

Dachshund Meetup Sunday Funday | September 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Meetup Sunday Funday | September 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Meetup Sunday Funday | September 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Meetup Sunday Funday | September 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Here are the pictures from this past Sunday’s dachshund meetup funday. It was truly a family affair. Enjoy the photos friends.

Dachshund Meetup Sunday Funday | September 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Meetup Sunday Funday | September 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Meetup Sunday Funday | September 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Meetup Sunday Funday | September 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Meetup Sunday Funday | September 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Meetup Sunday Funday | September 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Meetup Sunday Funday | September 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Meetup Sunday Funday | September 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Meetup Sunday Funday | September 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Meetup Sunday Funday | September 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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Sunday Funday

Beach Bums  | September 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Beach Bums | September 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Beach Bums  | September 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Beach Bums | September 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Beach Bums  | September 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Beach Bums | September 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

These are from yesterday (Sunday). It was a wonderful finish to the week and a perfect start to the next one. The beach is always a good time for my hounds and me. Proof is in the pictures. Hope your week is off to a great start.

Beach Bums  | September 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Beach Bums | September 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Beach Bums  | September 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Beach Bums | September 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Beach Bums  | September 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Beach Bums | September 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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Happy Labor Day Weekend friends!

Lily, Rufus & Milo | August 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Lily, Rufus & Milo | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Lily, Rufus & Milo | August 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Lily, Rufus & Milo | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Lily, Rufus & Milo | August 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Lily, Rufus & Milo | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

From our hard working hot dogs to you and yours, have a very nice, relaxing and lazy Labor Day weekend. It’s work being that adorable, and our handsome hounds make it look so easy. Proof is in the pictures.

Also, Rufus wanted to extend a 20% discount to the DOGS’ Shop for his friends and family through Monday. Simply use the promo code: Labor at checkout. That’s the largest discount we have ever offered so please enjoy friends. All prices include shipping.

Have fun and be safe this long holiday weekend.

P.S. Emily is well and here, but was being a total DIVA. She refused to work (pose for a picture) on a holiday weekend without receiving double treats, and that simply wasn’t in her waistline (or my treat budget) so… stay tuned for her eventual return.🙂

Lily, Rufus & Milo | August 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Lily, Rufus & Milo | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Lily, Rufus & Milo | August 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Lily, Rufus & Milo | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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Dachshund Funday Sunday Beach Meetup

LA Doxies' Meetup | August 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies’ Meetup | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies' Meetup | August 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies’ Meetup | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies' Meetup | August 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies’ Meetup | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies' Meetup | August 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies’ Meetup | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies' Meetup | August 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies’ Meetup | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies' Meetup | August 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies’ Meetup | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies' Meetup | August 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies’ Meetup | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies' Meetup | August 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies’ Meetup | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies' Meetup | August 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies’ Meetup | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

A few weeks ago we had our LA DoxiesAugust Meetup at Huntington Dog Beach. It was a fun, tail-wagging time and here are those pictures. Enjoy friends. Do you take your hot dogs to the beach?! Ours love it!!!

LA Doxies' Meetup | August 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies’ Meetup | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies' Meetup | August 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies’ Meetup | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies' Meetup | August 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies’ Meetup | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies' Meetup | August 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies’ Meetup | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies' Meetup | August 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies’ Meetup | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies' Meetup | August 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies’ Meetup | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies' Meetup | August 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies’ Meetup | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies' Meetup | August 2016.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

LA Doxies’ Meetup | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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Back to the beach

Lily, Rufus & Emily | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Lily, Rufus & Emily | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

While the kids were heading back to school this week, the hot dogs and I headed back to the beach! We just love it there, and we are so lucky to be so close to so many dog-friendly playas.

Here is an idea. Many folks have inquired about us making a calendar and adding it to our DOGS’ Shop. One idea is making a 12-month calendar featuring our dogs and their friends at the beach. What do you think?! Would you like to see a dachshund at the beach on your wall for a year?!? More importantly, would you purchase a calendar like this!??

We feel like the beach theme is distinctively us – your favorite Southern California beach hounds in their element. Although the beach for many in the world is something they 0nly visit seasonally, we enjoy all year round, and we think many of you would too – even if only in pictures. When those cold wintery nights hit, perhaps it’ll be a nice escape to look at the calendar and remember happier and warmer days with dachshunds?!?? Let us know in the comments and on Facebook. Inquiring dachshund photographer wants to know.

Today’s featured photos are of little Lily in her element. She continues to be a shy and suspicious dogs, but at the beach she comes alive and loves it there. Proof is in the pictures.

Lily | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Lily | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Lily | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Lily | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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Dachshund days of Summer

Lily & Rufus | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Lily & Rufus | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Days of Summer | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Days of Summer | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Days of Summer | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Days of Summer | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Days of Summer | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Days of Summer | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

If you’re in the greater Southern California area, please mark the calendar and join us for LA Doxies‘ August Meetup at Huntington Dog Beach. Click here for the details.

I know some dachshunds like the water and others really don’t. But remember the beach is more than just the water. To be perfectly honest, my doxie trio is indifferent to the ocean. They don’t love it, but they also don’t hate it. They just accept that it’s there and part of the terrain we visit regularly. What my dachshunds DO LOVE about the beach is 1) the varied amount of smells, 2) running off leash, 3) the cooler temperatures when the inland is in the triple digit heat, 4) chasing seabirds from the shoreline, and 5) hunting lizards and baby crabs, and 6) digging in the sand.

I personally enjoy them getting some mental stimulation and physical exercise. Running on the beach has replace hiking for us, and I think it’s better for their backs. Instead of climbing steep hills and navigating uneven earth, they able to run in the mostly level sand – which provides a healthy amount of resistance and strength training for their little legs and back.

Whether you are here or somewhere else, take them hounds to the beach whenever you can. They may not like getting in the water, but the beach is so much more than its body of water. Food for thought friends. We typically walk from one end to the other and that’s our main source of exercise these days. My pack loves it.

Also, if you are in the area and plan to come out this Sunday for LA Doxies’ August Meetup, that day also happens to be Rufus’ 12th Birthday!!! So come celebrate with us. AND, if you can’t (for whatever reason – geography or another commitment); please enjoy 15% off everything in our DOGS’ Shop. Simply use the promo code RUFUS at checkout. In lieu of gifts or cards, we prefer you treat yourself to something nice in Rufus’ honor and our DOGS’ Shop is a great place to start. Enjoy friends and thanks for the continued support.

Dachshund Days of Summer | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Days of Summer | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Days of Summer | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Days of Summer | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Rufus| August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Rufus| August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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3rd Annual LA Pool Party

Dachshund Pool Party | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Pool Party | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Pool Party | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Pool Party | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Pool Party | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Pool Party | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Pool Party | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Pool Party | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Last week was our 3rd Annual LA Pool Party with friends. Here are some pictures and videos from the day with more to come so stay tuned. Keep them happy hot dogs cool friends!!!

Don’t forget, we’re celebrating Rufus turning 12 this weekend by gifting you all 15% off everything in our DOGS’ Shop. Simply use the promo code RUFUS at checkout. In lieu of gifts or cards, we prefer you treat yourself to something nice in Rufus’ honor and our DOGS’ Shop is a great place to start. Enjoy friends and thanks for the continued support.

Dachshund Pool Party | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Pool Party | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Pool Party | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Dachshund Pool Party | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Our host Sophie | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Our host Sophie | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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Sweet reunion

Emily, Lily & their human | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Emily, Lily & their human | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Lily & her human | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Lily & her human | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Emily, Lily & their human | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Emily, Lily & their human | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Rufus, Emily and Lily‘s humans were traveling for much of July without their little sausage hounds in tow. It has been three full years since we have been separated for any significant time, and we often prefer to only go to places where we can bring our wiener dogs. Nonetheless, our return home earlier this month was a sweet reunion, and we celebrated the joyous occasion with a picture perfect sunset beach frolic.

The best part was that our homecoming was that it was purposefully timed to coincide with Rufus’ forthcoming 12 birthday in a few weeks (Aug. 21st). We had to be make certain we were home in time to commemorate the very special day.

Here are the beach pictures. Can you see and feel the jubilation!? Enjoy friends.

Additionally friends, in anticipation of Rufus’ birthday, we want to start the party early with a special gift to YOU for your continued love and support. Grab your Rufus gear while you still can and SAVE 15% now! Use this code at checkout at our DOGS’ Shop and save: RUFUS. The promotion will end on Rufus’ birthday at midnight! Don’t delay, get your limited edition collectibles while supplies last.

Lily & her human | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Lily & her human | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Emily, Lily, Rufus & their human | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Emily, Lily, Rufus & their human | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Emily, Lily, Rufus & their human | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Emily, Lily, Rufus & their human | August 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Grab your Rufus, Emily & Lily gear while you still can! Save 15% now using Promo code RUFUS!!!

Grab your Rufus, Emily & Lily gear while you still can! Save 15% now using Promo code RUFUS!!!

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Happy independence day!

Rufus, Emily & Lily | July 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Rufus, Emily & Lily | July 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Rufus, Emily and Lily are wishing all of our friends a very happy and safe 4th of July!!! All of the loud explosions can be scary for our hounds so safeguard them. Click here for some additional tips on how.

Rufus, Emily & Lily | July 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Rufus, Emily & Lily | July 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Rufus, Emily & Lily | July 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Rufus, Emily & Lily | July 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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Rufus makes contact

Rufus | May 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Rufus | May 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

I absolutely adore this series of photos featuring Rufus from last Sunday’s meetup. Rufus is always very curious about the canines on the big dogs‘ side. This particular dog from the other side looked very much like wolf or coyote hybrid, and watching him and Rufus make contact was priceless. What do you think friends!? It’d be fun to know what they were thinking in this moment.

Rufus | May 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Rufus | May 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Rufus | May 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Rufus | May 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Rufus | May 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Rufus | May 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Rufus | May 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Rufus | May 2016. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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