3rd Sunday of the month

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Today was another Dachshund Sunday Funday at LA Doxies’ monthly meetup. We had about 22 happy hound dogs and their handsome humans. Proof is in the pictures. Hope you and yours had an equally wonderful day.

P.S. Dachshund Rescues in SoCal

A few folks at the meetup were considering expanding their pack, and we want to wish them the best of luck finding the right dachshund(s) for their family. 🙂

Please consider rescuing before buying. Always get and give wisely because loving a dachshund is a long-term commitment – emotionally, physically and financially. Here are our favorite dachshund rescues in Southern California. ❤

1) Dachshund Rescue of Los Angeles 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dachshund-Rescue-of-Los-Angeles/560584403966781
http://dachshundrescueoflosangeles.com/
Contact: Tamara Pitman tamarapitman@gmail.com

2) Dachshund Paws and Pals
https://www.facebook.com/dachshundpaws
http://www.dachshundpaws.org/
Contact: Tara Hamilton paawsplacement@yahoo.com

3) Southern California Dachshund Relief Inc. 
https://www.facebook.com/dachshundrelief
http://www.scdr.org/
Contact: Dena Delgado dena@scdr.org

4) Dachshund Rescue and Placement 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dachshund-Rescue-Placement-Inc/838899089518952?fref=ts
http://www.doxykeeper.org/
Contact: Joy Brunn doxiekeeper@gmail.com

  
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It’s never their fault

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I continue to assert that my dogs are not only my loyal cute canine campions; they’re also my teachers. They have taught me much. Before I can share the latest and greatest, I first have to offer a little background. 🙂

For the first seven years of Rufus’ life we worked closely with a Hollywood dog trainer, and he helped me to really understand the minds of our dogs. One philosophy he convinced me to adopt was, “it’s never their fault.” And, I truly believe it’s never their fault.

For example, if the a dog pees or poops in the house, it’s not their fault, it’s mine. I’m the one who controls want goes in so I naturally have some control over when it’ll come out. I believe if I stay present and aware of my pups, and listen to them, then I won’t miss the cues and hints, when they need to go outside to pee and poop (after they’re fully housebroken). I believe accidents (outside sickness and old age) occur when responsible dog guardians get too busy and ignore our precious pups. I’m not suggesting we intentionally forget about them, but sometimes life can get busy fast, and it often times comes at the cost of happy hound dogs — and a rug or two, maybe. 🙂

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Point: I can’t always control my dogs and what they will do and when they’ll do it, but I do have control over how I’ll react and what preemptive actions I can take to ensure I get the results I want. This has been a golden lesson learned for me. 🙂

This past Friday, I was on the phone and in the process of ordering some new equipment, and in the middle of the transaction, I was asked to be placed on hold while she secured our CFO’s approval for the purchase. After being on hold for a few minutes, the rep comes back on the phone and said, “He has declined the purchase.”

Wow. My initial biological reaction was to be upset. In my mind, I initially thought, does he not know how long I’ve been on hold attempting to make this purchase. Does he not know that I’ve already secured approval for our President!? And, then it hit me. It’s never their fault. And to answer my own questions, no. No he didn’t know how long I was on hold nor did he know that I had already received approval from our President. How could he, I hadn’t told him?!? I hadn’t given him the heads up. I had not taken any action to make him aware of what I was doing before, and therefore, he reacted accordingly. #FacePalm I quickly realized, I can’t be mad at our CFO. I missed up, it was my fault. 🙂

So I quickly shrugged it off, and accepted full responsibility and accountability for my part in the equation. This life lesson has been taught to me by my dogs and all of our years together. It’s one thing to accept and acknowledge this philosophy, but having dogs for these last 14 years has given many occasions to actually apply and practice this tried and true philosophy (for me). Amazing. ❤

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I believe, life with dogs is truly reciprocal. They give us so much in exchange for food, shelter and love. #DontUnderEstimateThePowerofLovingDogs #LifeWithDogs

Okay friends. Please don’t forget, if you’re in the area, join us for LA Doxies’ monthly meetup. Here are the meetup details:

Sunday, September 16 @ Arcadia Dog Park (small dog section) on 2nd Ave. and Colorado Blvd. Arcadia, CA 91066 http://www.ci.arcadia.ca.us/home/index.asp?page=1383 From 1 pm to 4 pm; group picture will be taken around 2:30.

All dachshunds, small dog dachshund-friendly canines and their humans are welcome.

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Alpha movie review + Meetup

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It was “treat-myself” Tuesday (yesterday) and I decided to take in a matinee screening of the movie Alpha before it was gone from theaters, and I must tell you, I really enjoyed it. 🙂

The story telling was a basic formula, but the cinematography was stunning; really breathtaking on the big screen. And although the science and historic recounting may not be completely accurate (if at all) I still loved seeing the reciprocal relationship of human and canine. ❤

Besides being beautifully shot, the love story between man and wolf truly resonated with me, and reminded me of my own relationships with my happy hound dogs: Rufus, Emily & Lily. But especially my deep love affair with Rufus. In the movie, the wolf and boy take turns saving one another throughout their journey, and it’s just so sweet and rang true for me and my experience.

I continue to write regularly about how my dogs have taught me much in our time together, and it’s not exaggeration to say they have saved me in many ways.  They have saved me from moods of depression, self-pity, taking myself or a situation too serious, and most importantly, they have taught me to live in the moment. They don’t seem to hang on to the past or worry about the future, and I really enjoy trying to emulate that spirit I see in them daily. To model oneself after a dog, is not a bad thing, I’d say. 🙂 I just recommend we reframe from licking oneself in public. Ha!

The movie prompted me to think of this one photo; it showcases Rufus and another dog  that resembles a wolf, in my mind. See above. I snagged it while at a dog park in May 2016, and thought it was appropriately fitting for this share. #GoodTimes

Well, as luck has it, we’ll be back at that same dog park this Sunday for LA Doxies‘ monthly meetup, and of course, if you find yourself in the area, you’re invited.

Here are the meetup details:

Sunday, September 16 @ Arcadia Dog Park (small dog section) on 2nd Ave. and Colorado Blvd. Arcadia, CA 91066 http://www.ci.arcadia.ca.us/home/index.asp?page=1383 From 1 pm to 4 pm; group picture will be taken around 2:30.

All dachshunds, small dog dachshund-friendly canines and their humans are welcome.

Join us if you can. And if you get chance, watch the movie Alpha, and let me know what you think. If you’re big dog lover, like I am, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. 🙂

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9/11 Anniversary

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WE REMEMBER,
the brave first responders, military and civilians, who selflessly gave their lives to save others.

WE GIVE THANKS,
for the sacrifices of first responders and recovery workers.

WE HONOR
THEIR MEMORY.
#HONOR911

If inclined, please tuned in to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum webinar here.

#GodBlessAmerica #OneFamily #UnitedWeStand #LoveisStrongerThanHate ❤ #NeverForget

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Happy Rosh Hashana

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L’shanah tovah! Happy New Year! My pack and I are not technically Jewish, but we have many Jewish friends and for a long time Rufus and his family lived in a very Orthodox Hasidic Jewish neighborhood in Los Angeles. So, for us, we like to celebrate High Holy Days — in our own, non-traditional way. 🙂

As one year ends and another begins, I understand it’s also time for 10 days of introspection (leading up to Yom Kippur), and I always welcome any occasion to be reflective and purposefully thoughtful. As a dedicated and doting dachshund dad, self-examination and reflection for me includes our family’s happy hound dogs: Rufus (14), Emily (7) & Lily (5).

Lots of our family and friends are the middle of their child rearing years, and although I’ll never know the joy of human children, I feel like my darling dachshunds have taught me much. Most importantly and specifically, they have taught me empathy and patience; two characteristics that perhaps do not come as natural to me as it does for others. So to my precious pups, I’m very grateful. ❤

This past Saturday was a picture perfect day spent celebrating them. I love making time for them; taking a day and making it all about our posh pups.

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We started our day with an early morning neighborhood walk. I think for many of us who have yards, neighborhood walks become less of a priority as the years press forward. But our intelligent dogs, needs those walks because of the mental stimulation they offer our scent hounds. It has been a real treat for both human and hounds to rediscover these early morning walks. For us, it’s also a fantastic way to start the day.

Second, we had our monthly maintenance appointment with our local vet to get our precious pups’ anal glands expressed, nails trimmed, and heart worm and flea medicine administrated. We love our full-service vet and technicians. ❤

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Finally, we included the pack in an errand run to the Santa Barbara with a stop at one of our favorite dog-friendly eateries and beaches en route back home. We even got to see some dolphins as we walk on the beach. 🙂 #Lucky

Anytime we can take our pampered pooches, I’m thrilled. I hate to leave them at home alone and seeing the disappointment in their eyes, as we say goodbye. It always wonderful to include them, and our pack seems to enjoy car rides.

For us, Saturday started around 7:30 am and ended around 7 pm. It was a long, full and fun day. We all slept well that night. Tired. Happy. Grateful. Proof is in the pictures.

Don’t forget to celebrate and spoil yours friends. ❤

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May 2018 Meetup

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Sunday was LA Doxies’ May 2018 Meetup, and of course the occasion proved to be another Dachshund Sunday Funday. Proof is in the pictures. 🙂

What I liked most about this particular gathering of 26 happy hounds and their humans, was the Senior Dachshunds Get Along Gang (pictured below). I love seeing older hot dogs thriving. I believe to love a dachshund (and dogs in general) through their senior years is a beautiful expression of love and commitment. Don’t you agree??! When it might be easier to abandon them, we rally and rise to the occasion. Or at least that how it is in our pack.

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Rufus will be 14 in August, and was diagnosed with Stage 1 Kidney disease in February this year. We’ve changed his diet and these last 6 months have had their challenges with some cognitive disorientation, but we made a commitment to him that’s for life – no matter how long or short that may be, and we won’t waiver.

Love them and hug them for as long you got them friends. ❤ ❤ ❤ That’s our motto.

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Hieee

@peteralexander hoodies at the beach in SoCal by © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | www.Rufusontheweb.com

@peteralexander hoodies at the beach in SoCal by © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

Hi friends. It’s Rufus, Emily and Lily again. We wanted to wish all of you a wonderful week. I’m living for these @peteralexander monster hoodies we picked up in Melbourne last summer. Loving them mucho, mucho. 🙂 This winter season is probably the first chance we have had to really wear them since I snagged them five months ago. What do you think?!

Remember clothes in the dog world are more than fashion, they also serve as a function. I love these cute hoodies, especially when we’re going to the beach, because they help to keep their undercarriage clean and free of sand (mostly). And I’ll take all the help I can get. Even though we’re at the beach in February / March, it is cool here – so they also give my hounds some added warmth, which Lily really appreciates. That petite precious pup gets colder faster than the other two.

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@peteralexander hoodies at the beach in SoCal by © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

Now, I’ll be totally honest, when I put the hoods up, that’s all me getting a good laugh, and them being great sports about it. They’re rewarded handsomely with treats for their indulgence. 🙂 So no fear, no pet abuse is happening here. Ha!

Okay friends. Make it a great one. Stay tuned for what’s next.

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T-Rex vs. Dachshunds Beach Edition

An unassuming beach visit turns bananas, when we realize it’s T-Rex Tuesday, and our pack of happy hounds must confront a local neighborhood tyrannosaurus. They give way to chase, as our little badger hunters won’t be intimidated by this supposed apex predator. Size never matters to a dachshund. The T-Rex tries to grab our frosty face pack leader, Rufus, but his backup babes won’t have it and come to his rescue. With their attention diverted, the T-Rex snags their bag of treats inciting more dog drama. Emily Sue and Lily Blossom give the beast a piece of their collective mind and demand he returns their snacks and withdraw before anyone gets hurt. After a lot of brave barking, and a little dance, the monster leaves us in peace. Stay tuned though friends, because we feel like we haven’t see the last of this goofy guy. 🙂

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Little lovely Lily & our regal Rufus are wishing all of our friends a very sweet Valentine’s Day!!! ❤ ❤ ❤
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And we’re a huge advocates that if you don’t have a Valentine this year, be certain to SPOIL yourself (and your hounds). Click here for some spoiling –> https://goo.gl/P2prvU 🙂 Both are worthy.
Be safe friends, and keep the chocolates out of reach of the darling dachshunds aka chow hounds, AND definitely LOVE MORE. We can never have enough love and kindness in the world. ❤ ❤ ❤ #ValentinesDay #BeMine #AllYours #SpoilTheOneYouLove #LoveAlwaysWins #BeKindtoEachOther ❤ ❤ ❤
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Dachshund Sunday Funday

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Hello friends. It’s another Dachshund Sunday Funday. Whether you’re out and about exploring the world with your happy hounds as your loyal sidekicks, or keeping it chill at home being lazy on the sofa watching the Winter Olympics, we just wanted to wish all of our friends a very happy day. 🙂

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Don’t forget, Valentine’s Dayis only THREE days away. If you haven’t already snagged something sweet for your sweetheart, please visit our DOGS’ Shop.

Here are some great gift ideas for the doxieholic in your life…

1) our longhair vintage sterling silver dachshund pendent $85 — only ONE in stock.

Longhair vintage sterling silver dachshund pendent $85.

Longhair vintage sterling silver dachshund pendent $85.

2) our smooth dachshund pendent in solid sterling silver $109 or solid 14k gold $900 — one of each in stock, others made to order usually, in 2 weeks.

Our smooth dachshund pendent.

Our smooth dachshund pendent.

Or

3) our diamond and 14k gold dog bone pendent $995 — only ONE in stock.

Our diamond and 14k gold dog bone pendent.

Our diamond and 14k gold dog bone pendent.

Prices include shipping. Donate here http://goo.gl/wcDJJD ; order now and get it in time for Valentine’s Day.  🏹  ❤️   ❌   ⭕️   #ValentinesDay #Gifts #Collectibles #Original

Remember, it’s OKAY to be your own Valentine, equally worthy of spoiling. ❤ Thank you!!!

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