Sitting with Santa, a family tradition

2018 © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | www.Rufusontheweb.com

2018 © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

2018 © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | www.Rufusontheweb.com

2018 © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

2018 © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | www.Rufusontheweb.com

2018 © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

Hi friends. I don’t know about y’all, but I have had zero motivation to do anything this holiday season. Ha! 🙂

I mean, we’re totally enjoying it. The house is decorated and festive. And, our time with our family at home has been priceless — we’re loving it on the daily for sure, but… doing much more outside of the house — like holiday parties or special events of any kind, has had zero appeal to me. #Boo 😦

I mean once it gets dark at 5 pm, I’m happy to be home, curled up on the couch with our pack under some faux fur throws with a fire roaring. #TheLife 🙂 I feel like we’re hibernating and waiting for Spring — especially with the rains these last two weeks (which is a BIG deal for a SoCal dude). #WeDontLikeRainandCold Can any of you relate friends??!

Nonetheless, I found some strength today to get out. I had wanted to do this earlier in the month, but finally made it happen today. ❤ Continuing with our family tradition OF NINE YEARS (2010 through 2018), it’s our pleasure to present our 2018 photos with Santa Claus. 🙂 Yay!!! Enjoy friends. Hope you and yours are having a gay holiday season. ❤ ❤ ❤

FYI. Big thanks to our friends at the THE COLLECTION RIVERPARK for producing an excellent Santa station this year. We enjoyed y’all last year, but you totally elevated it this year. Yaaassss!!! Check them our friends if you’re in the area — http://thecollectionrp.com/connect/events/detail/163/santa-photos

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Here are our previous years with Santa. 🙂 You’ll notice we start with one dachshund (Rufus) and then have two (Rufus & Emily) and finally graduate to three (Rufus, Emily & Lily). Also take note of the pack’s wardrobe. 🙂 #Memories

2010

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2011

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2012

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2013

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2014

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2015

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2016

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2016 B

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2017

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How much is the doggie in the window

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How much is the doggie in the window??! 🙂 Our darling dapple dachshund friend Milo, the magnificent, stopped by his dad’s store – Priscilla in Ojai, yesterday to help dad with the new December Holiday window. Yay! #ItsBeginningtoLookLike

What do y’all think friends!? If you’re in the area check them out #SupportingDachshundFriends OR visit online at https://www.priscillainojai.com 🙂

 

Now the song is stuck in our heads. ❤ Happy December 1st!!! ❤

 
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Happy Birthday Emily Sue

Emily Sue

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

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We just want to wish our darling black and tan dachshund Emily Sue a very happy birthday. Show her some love with your comments, likes and shares. ❤ She turns lucky 7 today.

Emily is a well-traveled hound (like her big brother Rufus). She has visited the Carrizo Plain, snowy mountain tops and the beach — to name a few, but her favorite place remains her daddy’s arms. ❤ #SpoiledPup ❤

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Emily’s Favorite place to be; in her daddy’s arms. ❤ © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

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Here’s a special message from Emily to all of her friends. 🙂

We also want to wish Emily’s littermate Myfawnwy a very Happy Birthday. It’s absolutely lovely that both precious pups snagged two wonderfully great forever homes. ❤ #LuckyDogs 🙂 One of our favorite photos of the two is here from July 2012 ===> https://rufusontheweb.com/2012/07/14/doxie-races/ ; check it out friends. ❤

  
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Hello Dachshunds friends. Can y’all believe we started this internet journey — Rufusontheweb.com, back in January 1, 2012. Wow. That was 6 years, 11 months and 19 days ago; we’re quickly approaching our 7 year anniversary. Yikes. Time sure does fly when we’re having fun with sassy sausage hounds. 🙂 #HappyHoundsHappyHumans

We later (in the same year / July 2012) published our Facebook Page, DOGS. And your support on that social media platform has been overwhelming sweet. ❤ Thank you! With over a 1 million likes and holding and growing, we are humbled by your appreciation of our work. ❤ #ThankYou

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Rufus & his human Grand Canyon 2017 © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

As many of your know, we’ve slowed the frequency of our posts here and even a little on the FB page. Admittedly, after posting daily and then weekly, I personally got a little tired of living behind the lens (and at my desk) and wanted to spend some quality time in the moment with my pack, and especially with the aging, greying and distinguished dachshund Rufus. ❤ #GotLoveThemWhileYouGotThem ❤

Thankfully, I have had a family that is super support of my doxrazzie career and dachshund fine art photography. I’m lucky. However, the one condition my family ask is that I try not pay for everything on my own. The cameras, the lights, the costumes, photoshop software, the internet hosting fees, the banking fees for the charity, etc. — all of it adds up each year.

In the past we have used private clients to fund as much of it, as much as I could personally do, and some merchandise campaigns. But otherwise, I just pay for it all. ❤ #StrugglingArtistTrials

However, now it is time for you, all of you out in the world wide web, to let me know if you want more daily doses of dachshunds from me / us. ❤ ❤ ❤

The ever evolving social media giant Facebook, is now offering artists and charities like us to have supporters. If you want to see more original content from us, we’re going to ask that you become an official “D.O.G.S Fan Subscriber / Supporter.” #YESPlease

We’re only asking for 99 cents a month (that’s less than a dollar and only around $12 a year) for our hard work and efforts. We’re going to start to create exclusive content on our DOGS’ FB page for our supporters eyes’ only. So, if you don’t want to be left out, and you like seeing our original content, please enroll to be an official supporter today. #SupportersRocks #CantDoItWithoutYou

We’ll continue to create limited content for free and for the general public consumption, but we’re going to try to create some additional premium content for our loyal supporters. Your support will more importantly provide the motivation and encouragement we need to go on creating.  Sometimes, feedback is sparse on cold and impersonal internet, and as an artist I don’t generally enjoy working in a vacuum.

Also, as fan subscriptions grow, we’ll work to secure exclusive deals and discounts with local and approved vendors for our audience. We’ve already done this for y’all in the past, and will continue to do it, as the opportunities come up. 🙂 #WeGiveBack

Okay friends. In nearly 7 years, we have published 1,279 posts right here for you, which over time is an average of a post every other day. And we like to imagine that you all have enjoyed them as much as we have creating them, and now you can offer that public affirmation by becoming an official supporter.

Thanks for the consideration and continued support. We love you gals and guys and especially all of those darling dachshunds so much!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

Here are some examples of the daily doses of dachshunds you’ll receive as an official #Supporter. 🙂

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Rufus Grand Canyon 2017 © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

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Happy día de los muertos

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Fred | April 2011. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels

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Coco | July 2011. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels

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Laci | July 2012. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels

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Daisy Mae | Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels

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Samson | February 2013. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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Rudy | March 2011. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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Joey 2011 | Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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Max | April 2011. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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Sandy | October 2013. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

The basic premise of día de los muertos (day of the dead) is that as long as we remember them, they will live on in our hearts and minds. Which is why, each year we designate a few days to celebrate the lives and memories of the dead. ❤ ❤ ❤

This year día de lost muertos is from Wednesday, Oct. 31 through Friday, Nov. 2. In honor of that Mexican tradition, we want to remember all of our dachshund friends that are gone. Generally speaking, we often find our favorite picture and put it out on display, share our sweetest stories of our beloved and put out their most-liked treats. ❤ ❤ ❤

As I mentioned in an earlier post this week, I’ve photographer over 500+ different dachshunds across 14 years and have millions of digital negatives. So naturally, there are some friends (too many by my count) that I’ve photographed and are now at the Rainbow Bridge. They are no longer here with us on this physical plane, but their indelible paw prints on our hearts are forever.

Today’s post honors them and the many more not seen here. The only crime a dog commits, I believe, is they often leave us too soon. ❤ ❤ ❤

If you want to share yours, please do so on our DOGS Facebook page. ❤ Let’s celebrate them friends, and never forget them. ❤ ❤ ❤

*** If you haven’t already seen the animated feature film Coco, check it out for a greater understanding of día de los muertos. It’s also a cute and sweet movie. ***


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Dachshund, doxies, RIP

Pookie | August 2012. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

dachshund, doxies, RIP

RIP Preston. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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RIP Bella. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

dachshund, doxies, RIP

Oscar Mayer Tribute | September 2015. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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Bailey Marie | May 2011. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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Lenny | July 2012. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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RIP Jazmine | April 2011. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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RIP Oliver | August 2014. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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Rufus showcasing a Sammy Tribute | August 2014. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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Sammy | July 2013. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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RIP Bocce. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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Max | April 2011. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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Woody | 2011. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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Moxie | April 2011. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

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Maggie | February 2011. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels

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Priscilla in Ojai

Milo Priscilla Mascot © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | www.Rufusontheweb.com

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

It’s with great pride and joy that we announce our good friend Marc and his happy hound dog Milo officially launch their online store Priscilla today. Yay!!! #Clap #Applause Please visit it now at https://www.priscillainojai.com/  ❤

Pricilla is a bricks and mortar store in the lovely small town of Ojai, California that has been around for 33 years. Marc is its current owner, and after too many years away from the wonderful World Wide Web, Priscilla returns TODAY!!! (((And we helped.))) So now everyone both near and far can enjoy Priscilla’s fashions and fun!!! 🙂 To learn more about the store, click here.

Milo Priscilla Mascot © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | www.Rufusontheweb.com

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

If you’re asking why I’m sharing today’s launch. Well, in my experience, the Priscilla woman is a very similar client to those women that often hire me to photographer their darling doxies. So heck, why not?! #HappyToSupportOurFriends

Additionally, the Priscilla mascot is Milo the magnificent, and we have all watched this handsome hound mature these last 7 years on this very site. Remember, Milo, the comical sidekick? That was Milo’s debut in January 2012 on Rufusontheweb.com, and we have witnessed many fun adventures of Milo over the years. Click here to see a few of them.

We love Marc and Milo, and we love supporting our friends in their new endeavor. If you’re local to the SoCal area please stop by sometime, and visit them in person. AND if you’re not local, now you can visit too from the comfort and convenience of your smart phone, computer or tablet. AND, anyone who enters the discount code “WELCOME” at check out will receive 10% of their entire order. #Amazing 🙂 #DiscountAlert

Please share and forward with friends. Support small, independent business owners. Thank you! ❤

And of course, enjoy the photos and video, humbly captured by us. ❤

Marc & Milo Priscilla owners © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | www.Rufusontheweb.com

Marc & Milo Priscilla owners © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

Marc & Milo Priscilla owners © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | www.Rufusontheweb.com

Marc & Milo Priscilla owners © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

Marc & Milo Priscilla owners © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | www.Rufusontheweb.com

Marc & Milo Priscilla owners © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com


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Happy Got-you Day Rufus!

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Rufus October 2018 © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

Fourteen years ago today, I met a little red miniature dachshund and our lives changed forever. Rufus was born on August 21, but we got him on Saturday, October 30, 2004. ❤

I have photographed over 500 dachshunds over the years, and I have over a million digital negatives of varied dachshunds on five different hard drives. But the first dachshund was Rufus. Below is the very first photo I took. And the rest, are the most recent photos I’ve taken.

Love you Rufus. ❤ ❤ ❤ We’re so lucky to be your humans. ❤ ❤ ❤

Hope you enjoy the photos friends.  

Rufus' puppy portrait.  Photo by. Johnny Ortez-Tibbels

Rufus’ puppy portrait. © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

#Halloween #Halloweenie

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Rufus September 2018. © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com

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Rufus October 2018 © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com


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More doxiecorns

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And the Halloweenie fun continues in our house. 🙂 We’ve dressed our dapper dachshunds up before as unicorns – but these are different from the last. Also, we previously only focused on the two girls, and this time we dressed the complete trio in their full unicorn pride. Ha!!! #LoveMyDogs ❤

Okay friends. Enjoy the photos and remember to keep them safe this Halloween season.

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© Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | www.Rufusontheweb.com

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#Halloween #Halloweenie


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Three little pigs

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Happy Halloweenie Little Piggies © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com || Big Bad Wolf by Brad Woodard – Thank you!

Earlier this month a friend of ours dressed his pack of dachshunds as mice. I don’t know if he said it, or if I imagined it, but in my head I heard three blind mice like the nursery rhyme; even though he had four happy hot dogs pretending to be meek mice.

Since we have a trio of sassy sausages, I really like the idea of dressing them as a group. So pulling inspiration from our friend Mike S., we decided our pack would be three little pigs this year. 🙂 Dachshunds in pig clothing is so funny for us on multiple levels. Mostly because the breed is naturally chow hounds, and they L O V E  to eat a lot, so it seems very fitting. #DachshundAreGluttonousGivingtheChance Also, we refer to our little Lily Blossom as a little piggy regularly. She really enjoys her treats and even snorts sometimes (similar to what I envision a pig might sound like in real life) so for us, Lily is our little piggy every day. ❤

What do you think friends?!??? Dachshunds in pigs clothes afraid of the big bad wolf OR dachshunds in pig clothes waiting to collectively pounce on the big bad wolf in a twist of fate?!? 🙂 Either way no dachshund or wolf was harmed in creating these festive images.

Quick caveat. I know some folks have a visceral reaction to seeing dogs dressed up in cute costumes. I get it. That’s not your scene. So look away.

But for us, and our pack of cute canines, we love it. It’s fun for all of us – hounds and humans, and it’s a wonderful bonding activity for us. Additionally, training our dogs to wear clothes (or costumes) is great conditioning should the need (in their potentially long life) arise for them to wear a surgical bandage or other dressing.

Rufus is 14 years old, and in his life he has had to wear a bandage a few times now, and because he’s used to donning clothes, he didn’t try to chew it off the whole time he wore it. #ClothesAreMoreThanFashionForDogs There is a function and reason to have one’s dog(s) accustomed to clothing. Food for thought friends.

Anyhow. My pack and I had a lovely afternoon playing dress-up and taking these shots for y’all. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did creating them. ❤

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Happy Halloweenie Little Piggies © Johnny Ortez-Tibbels | http://www.Rufusontheweb.com || Big Bad Wolf by Brad Woodard – Thank you!

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Preparing for Halloween

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Hi friends. Are you and your pack ready for another Happy Halloween??? Or, as we like to refer to it in our home, Halloweenie!!! 🙂 Ha!

We love celebrating Halloweenie. We really enjoy seeing all of our friends dressed in their funny and creative costumes. I do think the humans are more entertained than the hounds, but kudos to them for being excellent sports about it. I know we handsomely reward our precious pups with lots of treats for indulging us. Hopefully you do the same.

Here are a few quick tips as you prepare for the forthcoming holiday.

  1. If you do plan to dress up your posh pup, do it in advance of their public debut. It’s really important to get them used to their costume before they’re expected to show it off. I find it best to do it in short intervals of time to start, and the more comfortable they get, the longer you can leave them in it. And of course, we strongly recommend when you do dress them up, that you keep an eye on them. Never leave a dapper dog dressed in their costume unsupervised. #SafetyFirst
  2. The day of Halloween, when you’re expected to receive lots of trick-or-treaters ringing your doorbell, be certain to take your dachshund(s) for a long walk. A tired dog is a good dog, and I find it best to get them good and tired the day of the Halloween to ensure they’re less annoyed by that constant doorbell ringing.
  3. Finally, remember chocolate can be deadly to dogs so keep all of those delicious candies out of reach of our undiscriminating chow hounds. A rush to the vet, will certainly ruin the holiday so be smart.

Okay friends. Hope those tried and true tips will serve as a good reminder. If you have any others to add, please comment below.

BIG THANKS to our friend Luann McKenzie for the orange and black Halloween themed sweaters for our pack of cute canines. Thank you for thinking of us. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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