Happy Father’s Day

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

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

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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

Cappie

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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Love is a dachshund

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Love is a dachshund. Or at least that’s how I see it. 🙂 They come in these small, unassuming compact and elongated bodies. Then to many people’s surprise, they have these huge personalities with an inexhaustible and unconditional capacity for love capped by this deep daily devotion. That’s has been my experience of the breed, and these four handsome style hounds embody the word  L O V E  for our family. It’s in their eyes for me, but it’s nice to know they now have these super cute ED Ellen DeGeneres Love bandana dog collars so everyone else knows it. ❤ Thank you #EllenDeGeneres and #PetSmart for making them available to us. ❤

Let it be clear, for all the world to know, that these darling dachshunds are loved; that they are loving and they exude love to their smitten humans with each breath, lick, tail wag and bark. The world can certainly use more L O V E, and our wonderful wiener dogs are doing their best to bring it in each photo and video we share.

Enjoy friends and share with favorite dachshund and dog enthusiast. Have a wondrous week filled with love. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Love

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Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter April 2017 by © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com


Rufus and friends want to be certain to wish all of our friends – both near and far, a very Happy Easter. We spent the day outside with some local mates and enjoyed the warmth of the Southern California sun.

Don’t forget about our Petoji promo still going on. Take advantage of your chance to win a customizable Hybern8 dog bed. 🙂

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Petoji’s Hybern8 Beds

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Our darling dachshund friend Heidi models a Petoji bed. ❤

Rufus and friends agree sleeping in a comfortable, cozy bed is great. All dachshunds and their humans know, besides eating, dachshunds love to grab a good 14 hours of beauty rest daily. The only thing better than taking a siesta in the sun, is napping in a bed that’s custom designable, filled with hypoallergenic Cloud9 and comes with a 5-year fluffy guarantee.

D.O.G.S is excited to support our dachshund friends (and their humans) at Petoji.com for their Hybern8 Dog Bed Kickstarter campaign! Petoji is known for their Adventure Collars and Leashes, which are manufactured in their very own Texas facility. The Hybern8 campaign will help Petoji expand manufacturing capabilities and preserve their made in the USA commitment. Petoji is also making an exciting offer to our D.O.G.S Facebook fans. Share this post and tag 10 or more people and you will be entered to win your own Hybern8 Dog Bed! Check out the campaign friends by clicking here!

Petoji Kickstarter

Heidi and Frankie are like two wiener dogs in a bun in this fluffy Petoji bed. ❤

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Two of the dachshunds behind the scenes inspiring their humans at Petoji are Frankie and Heidi.

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Dachshund behind the scenes at Petoji and Hybern8 beds. 

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Dachshund behind the scenes at Petoji and Hybern8 beds. 

Petoji Beds with Frankie

Petoji Hybern8 Beds

 

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Rufus & Emily get their teeth cleaned

Emily is all kisses.

Emily is all kisses. © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

On Tuesday, Rufus and Emily had their annual anesthetic teeth cleaning. This was Rufus’ fourth & Emily’s third consecutive year. Lily and our friend Milo go next Thursday, and it will be Lily’s first time. She’ll be four in July.

I’m always nervous about taking our hounds to the vet and putting them under, but we have worked hard over the years to build a strong and trustworthy relationship with our local vet and his staff. We feel very comfortable with them, and they’re all really good about going the extra mile to make us all happy and confident in their quality of care. I personally enjoy their very transparent approach.

What pleases us most about our vet’s philosophy to the their anesthetic teeth cleaning is they only use a sparing amount of anesthesia. Which is evident when I pick up our posh pups up later that day; they’re never wobbly, drowsy or dopey. See video below.

Additionally, our vet only schedules two dogs a day for surgical procedures so when we take our hounds, we get his complete and full attention. I truly cannot underscore the importance of having a good relationship with your local vet; invest the time and effort to find one you like and love because it will pay dividends over the life of our dogs.

Rufus shows off his pearly whites

Rufus shows off his pearly whites. © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

Neither dog needed any extractions – yippee! Rufus does have a tooth that concerns our vet, but we’re going to wait and watch, at his recommendation. Rufus has had four teeth extracted to date; two due fractures for chewing things too hard. We now know better. I believe dogs often have 42 teeth so… missing one, two or four, really isn’t a very big deal.

Rufus' X-ray

Rufus’ X-ray.

Also, we always use the occasion – the dogs being under, to do anything else that might need to be done. For example, Rufus had an anal gland infection. We suspected it last month. Confirmed it this month and waited until today to flush them out and infuse them antibiotics. We also started a series of cold laser light therapy for Emily, who recently showed some early signs of discomfort in her back. We check them regularly, because we know early detection and prevention is key to avoiding that costly and painful back surgery. When Lily goes next week we plan to remove an unsightly wart. 🙂

Rufus shows off his pearly whites

Rufus shows off his pearly whites. © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

Okay friends. I’m thrilled that two dogs are done, and only two more to go next week. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted. Have a wonderful day!!! And remember to spoil them while you got them. JOT 🙂 #HappyHoundsHappyHumans #DachshundDude

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