Ojai Doxies’ Monthly Meetup

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Happy hounds and their humans at our monthly meetup. 🙂 http://www.facebook.com/OjaiDoxies/

Keeping with our weekly tradition: Dachshund Sunday Funday, we attended our Ojai Doxies’ Monthly Meetup (on Sunday obviously). 🙂 It’s a nice, relaxed, intimate group of friends. It’s always a good time for us and ours when we’re hanging at the dog park with fellow hounds and their humans. Proof is in the pictures (and video). Enjoy!

Hope you and yours had a fun weekend, and let us know if you’re keeping the tradition alive with your pups, and doing your own version of #DachshundSundayFunday!??!! Inquiring minds want to know. ❤ #MonthlyMeetup #HappyHounds #HappyHumans #DachshundSundayFunday

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More Dachshund Days of Summer

Hello friends. As hump day comes to an end, we hope everyone is well midweek and keeping cool during this long hot summer month. Thankfully, our handsome hot dogs have kept cool by visiting our local dog-friendly beaches. Beach days with the dogs are always super fun for us, and we’re big advocates that we enjoy ourselves responsibly.

I believe technically many (if not most) of Southern California’s dog-friendly beaches are “on-leash” — though many of us, especially in the Santa Barbara county, often let them roam “off-leash” while usually being super respectful of others.

However, we have a very specific practice we follow. This is how we like to do it. We often start on-leash as we carefully survey the shoreline and checkout our surroundings i.e., see who’s there. Also, when we first arrive our happy hounds are usually really excited to be there, so I find it particularly smart to keep them under control until I’m confident and comfortable with the beach we’re at. We often walk the along the shoreline for the first 10-20 minutes upon arriving. The walk helps to tired them slightly, and allows me to properly take stock of who AND what’s there. As you can see from the video, it’s very common for us to see other big dogs and even horses. 🙂

Once we claim a little patch of sand for ourselves and it’s free of other big dogs, horses, people, etc. we let the hounds loose — while always staying mindful of our surroundings and the people coming and going. After Rufus was attacked last year, we’ve become pretty regular with our routine. It’s just better to err of the side of safety then put anyone’s loved one at risk.

Nonetheless, we thought it’d be fun to share our a little snippet from our Summerland beach excursion this week. Please note the many tail wags; all of those wiggle butts represent some very happy dogs. Our trio can be a little vocal in public sometimes, especially our little nervous Lily and her big sister Emily. AND as we all know, once one starts to bark, they all like to join in. Ha!

Enjoy the video friends, and let us know if your dachshund(s) ever get a chance to visit the beach, and if so, what’s the experience like for them and you!??? I know many hounds act like they’ll melt if the water gets too close, but there’s so much more to a beach than the ocean. We’ve found the sun, sand and smells are equally entertaining for our darling dachshunds as anything. 🙂

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Dachshund Sunday Funday

Dachshund Sunday Funday

Dachshund Sunday Funday | August 2017 © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

Today was just another Dachshund Sunday Funday at the dog park, bow-tie edition. 🙂 These dapper bow-ties were a gift from friends while their humans were traveling abroad. Thanks Sharon & Shonit for thinking of us, and making us feel welcome in Melbourne. ❤ It was lovely being Down Under, and it’s so sweet to be reunited with our handsome style hounds. #DachshundSundayFunday 🙂 #FamilyFun

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Dachshund Sunday Funday with our #Stylehounds

Dachshund Sunday Funday | August 2017 © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

Dachshund Sunday Funday with our #StyleHounds

Dachshund Sunday Funday | August 2017 © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

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Happy Birthday to me!

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It has been an amazing countdown to today, and I’m thrilled to be able to share it with friends near and far, in person and via the convenience of modern technology i.e., texts, Facebook, Instagram, etc. HUGE thanks to all for their birthday well wishes, cards and more. I’m forever grateful for the effort and thought. Thank you!

If you’re still considering a gift or show of support to honor me and my birth, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our charity DOGS or buying something (anything) from our DOGS’ Shop.

Additionally, if you’re really in the mood for something fun and festive, please be among the first to pre-order our new I-heart-hounds zipper harness AND/OR Black and Tan tied-dyed unisex tank. 🙂 See pics below. We’ll have better product photos soon, but hopefully you get the general idea from these first few. If interested in knowing more, please email Marc at marc@dogsshop.co – thanks! He’s accepting pre-orders NOW!!!

Once more friends, thank you for making me feel loved on my special day. I accept it all and send it back to you. ❤ #LoveWins #AllWeNeedIsLove #ThankYou #Gratitude ✌🏼😎

Remember, if you’re local to Southern California, I happily invite YOU to attend the opening reception for Gallery 525‘s Summer Invitational – this Saturday, July 1st from 5 to 8, where I’m a featured artist. Please come see my newest dachshund centric creation. We’ll be there, and we’d love to see you and show off my latest and greatest. Join us, if you can!!!  #YoureInvited #JoinUs#ArtShow #FinaletotheBirthdayWeekCelebration

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Happy Father’s Day

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Just wanted to wish all of our Dachshunds Dads and Dudes a very Happy Father’s Day!!! We spent the day with our local monthly meetup group outdoors with our two and four-legged friends. Enjoy the photos. ❤

Dachshund Dad

LA Doxies Photo by © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

Dachshund Dad

LA Doxies Photo by © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

Dachshund Dad

LA Doxies Photo by © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

Dachshund Mom

LA Doxies Photo by © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

Dachshund Dad

LA Doxies Photo by © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

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June 2nd

Birthday month continues. June 1st I spent the afternoon with my pack at the beach, and loved every minute of it. June 2nd, I spent the day being physical and hiking the mountain with Milo and his human. And thankfully, for the second day in a row, there has been no June Gloom to really speak of in sunny Southern California – YEEESSSS!!! That’s certainly a gift to me. 🙂

I have eluded to creating some new things for our DOGS’ Shop for summer (on varied social media platforms) and one of them is a new harness. Milo is wearing an early rough prototype of a working design that we’re considering. This is not the final product by no means, but we took it out for a test drive yesterday and made some notes.

So definitely stay tuned friends, and hopefully we’ll debut a final product soon. 🙂 And remember friends, IF you’re not already, please be certain to follow us on Instagram at jorteztibbels for MORE daily doses of dachshund. ❤

Milo & Marc Post-hike

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Celebrating June 1st

June 1st begins the countdown to my birthday which happens to be June 29th. I usually spend the next 28 days reflecting on the pervious year; like what I’ve learned, where I’ve succeed and the areas I could use some improvement. I also use the occasion to articulate any new aims I might have for this new year of life.  🙂  It’s a process for me, and I’m just starting it, but I thought it might be fun to to bring you all along for the journey since much of it will include the dachshund pack #threeamigos, our photography #doxierazzie and videography #doxiecam.

In addition to all the cerebral consideration, this is also a chance to celebrate life (my life especially) and have fun. I couldn’t imagine a better way to start the month than a day in the sun, sand and surf. If you’ve been following for any length of time, you know my pack and I are totally beach bums. #DachshundBaywatch

However, some of you might not know, that June is typically a gloomy month for us in Southern California. Yep. The weather can really be hit or miss, but thankfully, today was picture perfect. It was truly a goldilock day: not too hot, not too cold but just right. Even the normally cold Pacific Ocean was warm and refreshing today. What a gift it was.

Proof is in the video. Check it out friends, and stay tuned for more birthday sharing. IF you’re not already, please be certain to follow us on Instagram at jorteztibbels for MORE daily doses of dachshund. ❤

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Memorial Day

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© Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

Hello friends. We hope everyone is having a nice, and relaxing long weekend. We have enjoyed being lazy at home. Memorial Day weekend serves two purposes for many of us in the USA.

First, it’s a day to remember all of the fallen heroes that died while in service of our country. It’s a somber occasion, but a necessary one, because if it wasn’t for them, we might not be able to enjoy the freedoms we have today. So with much appreciation and respect, THANK YOU to all the men and women that gave the greatest sacrifice one can give.

Second, in American culture, Memorial Day Weekend is the beginning of Summer. Technically summer isn’t until the middle of June, but for many of us in Corporate USA – Summer has officially begun. Several kids graduated this weekend, if not before, and between now and Labor Day, many corporate employees will start to enjoy half-day Fridays and Summer vacations with the family. It’s a time-honored tradition for many of us here.

Observing and honoring both meanings, we here at ROTW / the DOGS’ Shop want to extended our BIGGEST discount to date on clothing. For ONE DAY ONLY (24 hours) – for Memorial Day (May 29, 2017) exclusively, we’re offering 45% off all remaining T-shirts and hoodies to make room for new inventory. Simply enter promo code MEMORIAL at checkout. So, if you’ve been looking and in consideration, grab yours NOW while supplies last. All orders will ship on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

Another Memorial Day weekend tradition in Corporate USA are the many sales and discounts happening over the long weekend. 🙂

Enjoy friends. These one-of-kind unisex hoodies and shirts are cool collectibles and great to get for yourself or give to a recent grad, a Father’s Day gift or upcoming birthday. 🙂 And the price, simply can’t be beat (right now)! ❤ Price includes shipping.

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Help Cappie, please

Cappie's pack November 2016.

Cappie’s pack November 2016. © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

Hello friends. This is just a friendly reminder and update on the darling doxie Cappie – as some of you have asked. He is doing much better, and of course, his progress comes at a price. Today’s test alone cost his human $260; thankfully the results were good. Cappie will have to be monitored for the rest of the week which includes medicine for the month so his medical expenses continue, boo!

The saving grace in it all, is that it looks like all the medical attention might have worked and saved our sweet friend’s life. Yippee for small albeit expensive miracles. 🙂

We do appreciate all the support our community has already shown, and Cappie’s family has almost reached their GoFundMe goal, but… they’re still a little ways away. If you haven’t yet, please consider doing one of two easy things…

FIRST, please consider donating to Cappie’s GoFundMe page. Every dollar helps and makes a different.

SECOND, for the next seven days (until Sunday night, May 28) we’ll donate 50% of all sales from the DOGS’ Shop to benefit Cappie and his life-saving medical care. So, if you have been considering a T-shirt, box of blank cards, a book or other limited edition dachshund centric collectible, please know NOW is a great time to get yours. Each purchase is a tax-deductible donation.

Many thanks in advance for the consideration and continued support. Please remember, it could have easily been one of our dachshunds. Please show Cappie and his pack some love and give whatever you can – whether that’s a donation via GoFundMe or buying something from the DOGS’ Shop. All of it helps. Thank you! 🙂  #HelpCappie #DachshundinNeed #Friends

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Cappie needs our help

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Cappie | Photo by: https://samsstills.com/

Cappie

Cappie | Photo by: https://samsstills.com/

Hello friends. Via our monthly meetup groups, we have been afforded the opportunity and privilege to meet some really wonderful dachshunds and their humans. Among them has been Cappie, the adorable super sweet smooth dachshund. ❤ Cappie now lives with grandma (and her two other dachshunds) and has been thriving in the pack with Laci and Sparky.

However, like many mischievous dachshunds can do, when our backs are turned, Cappie got into some trouble this weekend. He ate about 45 pieces of sugar-free gum when mom wasn’t looking. Ugh. As many of us already know, Xylitol is a common ingredient in gum and is poisonous to our dogs.

After a very emotionally crazed weekend with some sleepless nights and long hours at the emergency vet, Cappie appears to be stable. He’s not completely out of danger, but things are looking good – thankfully. And now comes the harsh reality of the vet bill!!! Yikes.

We’ve all been there before and know what it’s like as dedicated, doting dachshund humans, so I wont belabor the issue. But instead, will ask for your help. In addition to all of your well wishes and positive healing thoughts, we’re asking friends to do one of two things:

FIRST, please consider donating to Cappie’s GoFundMe page. Every dollar helps and makes a different.

SECOND, for the next seven days we’ll donate 50% of all sales from the DOGS’ Shop to benefit Cappie and his life-saving medical care. So, if you have been considering a T-shirt, box of blank cards, a book or other limited edition dachshund centric collectible, please know NOW is a great time to get yours. Each purchase is a tax-deductible donation.

Many thanks in advance for the consideration and continued support. Please remember, it could have easily been one of our dachshunds. So show Cappie and his pack some love and give whatever you can – whether that’s a donation via GoFundMe or buying something from the DOGS’ Shop. All of it helps. Thank you! 🙂 #HelpCappie #DachshundinNeed #Friends

LA Doxies' May Meetup

LA Doxies‘ May Meetup

LA Doxies' May Meetup

LA Doxies‘ May Meetup

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