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Rufus’ grandpa died

Rufus’ grandpa died on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. My father. Johnny N. Ortez, Sr. Rufus and his humans give our deepest sympathies to our grandma (Maudeain Ortez-Vickers). Who has now survived four of her five children. Along with our Aunt … Continue reading

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RIP Sophie, the longhair dachshund

Yesterday, as I was about to depart for a friend’s birthday party, I got a text from another friend. It was the somber news that our sweet, dear darling dachshund friend Sophie, the longhair, had passed suddenly. Sophie’s humans are … Continue reading

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Happy día de los muertos

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 … Continue reading

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7 of 366 In memoriam

In the last 30+ days we have had to say goodbye to some darling dachshund friends. In all three cases it was fast and unexpected, and our heart aches for the surviving families. The only negative I can ever think … Continue reading

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RIP Pookie

Today we got word that a friend went to the Rainbow Bridge. He was 19 years old. It hurts the heart every time we hear that another is gone, but we find comfort in that he lived a very long and happy life. … Continue reading

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Oscar Mayer RIP

On Sunday, August 16, 2015, our sweet friend Oscar Mayer went to the Rainbow Bridge. His family agreed that a tribute in pictures to his loving memory would be welcomed, and I got to work on the photos soon thereafter. It’s … Continue reading

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RIP Bailey Marie

This has been a challenging week. On Tuesday we got word that our friend Lenny passed and then on Friday I received notice that our friend Bailey also went to the Rainbow Bridge unexpectedly the night before. My heart truly aches each … Continue reading

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RIP Lenny

Earlier this week we received a text from our friend saying Lenny went to the Rainbow Bridge. If you remember this past summer Lenny had some serious health problems. Lenny and his humans did their best to celebrate these last months … Continue reading

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RIP Oliver

After spending a fun and full Sunday dedicated to my dachshunds and their friends we returned home to some sad and tragic news. Our friend Oliver, a smooth black and tan dachshund tweenie from Ventura, was hit by a car. He didn’t … Continue reading

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RIP Jazmine

On October 29, 2014, our black and tan smooth dachshund friend Jazmine went to the Rainbow Bridge. Jazzy was one of the selected doxies in our book 102 Dachshunds. I think at this point we have loss about 10% of the dachshunds from … Continue reading

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