Rufus & Emily| August 2013.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Emily & Rufus | August 2013. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Today we have reached another milestone in our journey together. Today is our 600th published post using exclusively original content created by me – which is no small feat since some days I’m baffled by what to post. Wow. It seems like it was only yesterday that we debuted the website and now a little over a year and a half later, we’ve reached 600. All the praise and thanks go to our fans and friends. If it weren’t for you tuning in daily for your dose of dachshund our posts would be pretty pointless. But you do tune in and you let us know it regularly with your emails, comments and likes on Facebook. Thank you!

We are here to entertain and educate our fellow dachshund loving friends without beating them over the head with sermons so… we’re honored and humbled each time you visit us. The occasion is nearly timed perfectly with Rufus’ 9th birthday – which is only 5 days away; Aug. 21, 2013. As our sincere thanks to you we’re offering a limited-time promotion of the book Rufus inspired – 102 Dachshunds. For the next six days (through midnight on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013; Rufus’ 9th birthday) the book can be yours for a tax-deductible donation of $119, which covers UPS 2-day shipping (a $20+ value) and Paypal fees. Remember this is a collector’s item with only 250 produced worldwide and is only available solely via ROTW. You can’t get it at Amazon or eBay. All proceeds go towards the 501c3 volunteer run and operated charity Dachshund Outreach Giving and Socialization (DOGS).

Rufus & Emily| August 2013.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Rufus & Emily| August 2013. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

For all those folks who think that we will some day have a fire sale on these books, I’m sorry to disappoint; we’ll discount the suggested donation from time to time as a means of celebration and thanks, but… to reduce it significantly to fire sale prices would diminish its value for everyone who has already gotten their copy and for all of those who hope to still get theirs. In fact it’s our vision that over time we’ll have another opportunity to do a second run and/or a supplement edition in the future so… take advantage of the limited time discount and get your first-run copy today while supplies still last. Get your autographed copy by making your $119 donation here; which I believe is the lowest price point we have ever offered to the general public. The book makes for a great gift to give or to get, and it’s an excellent way to honor Rufus, the genesis of it all for me and all of our loyal fans. If it wasn’t for Rufus, my life would look a lot different today, and I suspect it would be a little less colorful and cheerful for all of us.

Thank you friends for the continued support. Enjoy the photos and video.

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13 Responses to 600

  1. I just love Rufus and all the others!! They are just so darn cute.

  2. Denise Beard says:

    c’mon people, get your copy & support D.O.G.S. at full price!!!! This is a great cause!!!!!

  3. Davy Doxie's Person says:

    Rufus is channeling a little bit of Jedi Master there…. teaching Lily play boundaries! Amazing, how easily he can push her back, when she gets a little too excited… and he is so gentle about it, while Emily plays referee. Too cute for words.

  4. Emily and Rufus look exactly like “Sugar” and “Pokie”, These were 2 wieners that I used to own, both are now deceased. I have a dog now that I “rescued” from The Humane Society. He {“Wrigley”} is part wiener dog and part terrier. He has doxie face, ears, body and personality. His fur is terrier and his legs are a little longer than a doxie. He is SO smart and SO loving! He is 10 months old…birthday is September 24th. He looks like a wire-haired wiener dog to me.

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  7. Joy Fisher says:

    I’ve come out of “lurking” to say I ordered the book…such a good cause and it will be a great coffee table book for my new home! I’ve been down with a severe concussion all summer but would sneak on the computer to check out Rufus, Emily and Lily…the best medicine. I have a red moiniature Dachshund, Brandy, who will be 14 this October 🙂

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