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.

@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

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.

Also see links below for added Rufus, Emily, Lily and overall dachshund updates and entertainment. Thank you!!!   

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@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

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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. 🙂

Also see links below. Thank you!!!   

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#FamilyFun #Dachshunds #DoxiesDads #DachshundDude #DistinctivelyDachshund
#HappyHound #TailWagginFun #WienerDogs #HotDog #BarkingDogs #CuteCanines
#AdventuresWithDachshunds #PoshPup #PamperedPooches #IHeartHounds
#SmallDogBigPersonality    

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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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#FamilyFun #Dachshunds #Doxies #DoxiesDads #DachshundDudes #DistinctivelyDachshund #HappyHounds #TailWaggin #WienerDogs #HotDogs #BarkingDogs #CuteCanines #AdventuresWithDachshunds #PoshPups #PamperedPooches #IHeartHounds #SmallDogBigPersonality
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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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   #FamilyFun #Dachshunds #Doxies #DoxiesDads#DachshundDudes #DistinctivelyDachshund #HappyHounds#TailWaggin #WienerDogs #HotDogs #BarkingDogs #CuteCanines#AdventuresWithDachshunds #PoshPups #PamperedPooches#IHeartHounds #SmallDogBigPersonality   

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New Threadless shop

Rufus joins Threadless.com at https://rufusontheweb.threadless.com/

Rufus joins Threadless.com at https://rufusontheweb.threadless.com/

Check it out friends; Rufus joins the Threadless family. Here’s your chance to snag some great last minute ORIGINAL gift ideas; grab them for yourself or give them to your favorite dachshund person. https://rufusontheweb.threadless.com/  Simple, timeless and clean designs in white or black. 🙂 There are comfy fleece and sherpa blankets and classic Tees for women and men. AND get free shipping using CHEER554d46 through midnight today (Friday, Dec. 15). Tis the season for it. A portion of all profits will be donated to DOGS; the charity that champions your breed of choice.  🙂 If y’all like them, I’ll add more. 
#Christmas #Hanukkah #Charity
    #FamilyFun #Dachshunds #Doxies #DoxiesDads#DachshundDudes #DistinctivelyDachshund #HappyHounds#TailWaggin #WienerDogs #HotDogs #BarkingDogs #CuteCanines#AdventuresWithDachshunds #PoshPups #PamperedPooches#IHeartHounds #SmallDogBigPersonality   

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Rufus joins Threadless.com at https://rufusontheweb.threadless.com/

Rufus joins Threadless.com at https://rufusontheweb.threadless.com/

Rufus joins Threadless.com at https://rufusontheweb.threadless.com/

Rufus joins Threadless.com at https://rufusontheweb.threadless.com/

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Distinctively dachshund gifts

Hello friends. Hanukkah is upon us, and the countdown to Christmas continues with only 12 days left to get your gifts. In effort to help further our community outreach and raise some money for the 501c3 charity DOGS, we’re offering these TWO exclusive distinctively dachshund gifts: our dachshund pendent and holiday card.

Created for DOGS by Los Angeles jewelry designer (personal friend) Cella of Cella Designs, we’re able to offer you this gorgeous (and exclusive) Distinctively Dachshund Pendant! Cast in your choice of solid .925 Sterling Silver or 14kt Gold with an 18″ matching metal chain, this is a must have for any Doxie human or enthusiast. This unique, handcrafted pendant truly captures that distinctively dachshund spirit. In keeping with the season of giving, DOGS will donate 10% of every pendant sold thru the end of December to the Humane Society of Ventura County. Each pendant is made to order, and can be found by clicking here. 🙂 

Additionally, if jewelry isn’t your scene, consider this limited-edition 5×7 fun and festive holiday card showcasing one of our favorite images. The photo is called waiting for Santa, and produced in black and white it is simply classic and timeless. 🙂 The card is only being offered through this post (and Facebook) right now. If you want yours, please make your tax-deductible donation of $10 here. That includes shipping. The card is made in the USA and locally sourced from vendors in Ventura, California. #SupportSmallBusinesses #ShopLocal

If you looking for those last minute finds, perhaps this is them. Many thanks in advance for the continued support and love. Happy holiday friends and may the season bring all that you wish for. ❤ #MerryChristmas #GreatGifts #TistheSeason #BeCharitable

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Santa pictures

AFTER Santa Picture

Santa Picture 2017; edited by Johnny Ortez-Tibbels

AFTER Santa Picture

Santa Picture 2017; edited by Johnny Ortez-Tibbels

We’re huge advocates of getting your annual picture taken with Santa and your dachshund(s). For us it’s a family tradition that started back in 2010. And I personally really like seeing the progression of 1 dachshund, then 2 dachshunds and then finally 3 dachshunds, when I look back over the 8 years worth of pictures. I’ve also enjoyed seeing Rufus and his pack grow older, whiter and wiser in their photos. 🙂 These are the memories that I’ll cherish forever. ❤ ❤ ❤

Sometimes I think the pictures with Santa get more expensive each year — especially for digital downloads, but they are hiring a Santa, a building a set, and all of the other logistical things that go into producing annual Santa pictures. So I accept it, and many times, I try to get our Santa pictures at a location that benefit a local a humane society or shelter (when the scheduling allows it).

However, what I continue to dislike, is that our pictures are not color corrected, cropped or enhanced in any way. They just give us these rather awful raw images, which left unedited – in my opinion, are not very flattering for human or hound. Boo!

So this holiday season, I want to do something for our dachshund and dog friends – near and far. If you take the time and spend the money to get your picture with Santa, I’ll happily professionally edit them for you in exchange for a $25 tax deductible donation to DOGS. 🙂 #TisTheSeason

Here’s how it works. For a $25 tax deductible donation to DOGS, I’ll professionally edit 1 to 2 Santa photos for you and your pack, and I’ll guarantee that the photo(s) will be back to you within 24 hours of receipt of payment and digital copy. That’s a really quick turn around for me, and a significantly reduced rate, but tis the season to be charitable and of goodwill. Besides, I’m happy to do it for our friends and see everyone’s sweet Santa pictures. 🙂

If interested email Santa pictures to –> johnny@johnnyortez.com, and make payment to DOGS by clicking here. Please send original size images when emailing them. Thank you!

Okay. Whether you use our services or not, definitely do get your Santa pictures!!! They’re certainly fun and festive keepsakes. ❤ #SantaPictures #SantasHelper

Happy December and happy holidays friends. 🙂

BEFORE Santa Picture

Santa Picture 2017; raw, unedited image

BEFORE Santa Picture

Santa Picture 2017; raw, unedited image

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Hug a dog harness

Rufus has been wearing hug-a-dog harnesses for a decade or more. We have tried other harnesses, and enjoy options, but for us hug-a-dog harnesses have a proven track record. Our handsome hounds get to look stylish while giving their humans confidence and peace of mind that they’re safe and secure when out and about. These harnesses are made specifically for the dachshund’s elongated body type, and they’re guaranteed to not let our wiener dogs wiggle out of it or get loose, which is supremely important when we’re hiking the mountains or walking on the beach. They’re perfect for active dachshunds types everywhere.

For our pack of three, we have about 30 different harnesses, because like clothes, we want options to coordinate with our mood and activity. We prefer the mesh harnesses for the beach and summer months, and we like the fabric ones for dogs parks and cooler months. We have even made several custom harnesses just for us and some of our friends. They continue to really hold up nicely over the years. We wash ours regularly and to recommend hang dry to ensure they last. 🙂 These harnesses are a great investment, and they’re competitively price and affordable, in our opinion. Our family happily sings their praises.

Proof is in the videos. Dachshund Delights is an independent, American woman owned and operated company that really understands the dachshund breed, and their products prove it. Our hounds and their humans continue to be satisfied, and we’re happy to be partnered with a reputable brand. If you’re looking for a great gift to get or give this holiday season, consider Dachshund Delight’s Hug-a-dog Harness. They’re both fashionable and functional.

Happy holidays friends. From Rufus, Emily & Lily. ❤ ❤ ❤

Update: Dachshund Delights is offering 15% OFF harnesses to our friends with the promo code RUFUS at checkout. Super cool!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Grab yours and save while you can. The promo code is good through December 31, 2017. Yippee!!! 🙂 We ❤ ours!!!

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Never forget.

United we stand. ❤ ❤ ❤

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