Friday, October 20, 2017


These doxies truly look regal, don't they? That's because it's inbred--they all think they rule their little kingdoms, because they usually do, from day one!

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Pretty in pink

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Her Majesty

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Arabian princess

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Ready for a royal treat
Have a great weekend, doxie lovers.

Thursday, October 19, 2017


These doxie cow costume photos are equally cute--so I posted all of 'em! Irresistible.

"I know, I know--I'm 'moo'-velous'!

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"Mo-ommm, don't milk it for all it's worth!"
And the final word:

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On thing's for sure: none of 'em are COWards! (Sorry--I couldn't resist.)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


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What a cute ram costume on this longhaired English cream doxie

I'm having a blast posting these doxies in their Howl-o-wiener doxie costumes. For some reason, doxies just look so much cuter than many other breeds when dressed up, but then, I'm very partial to doxies. Aren't you?

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Here comes the . . . er . . . bride!
My late doxie granddawg Shadow (02/01/17) was always a good sport when the grandchildren wanted to dress him up. Here are some of his all-star photos from over the years. Enjoy!

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Granny doxie

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The blonde bombshell doxie

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Santa Claws doxie

The Masked Defender doxie

Git-a-long doxie
Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Monday, October 16, 2017


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"Happy Howl-o-wiener, doxie lovers!"
This beautiful red doxie is wishing all of you a Happy Howl-o-wiener! When I was a child, we went trick or treating anywhere we wished with no worries. Today, however, most kids go to Halloween parties at church or in communities. As a Baptist, we sponsor Trunk-or-Treat activities at our local churches, where kids in the community come by to get candy and other goodies.

This is how it works: families volunteer to decorate their vehicle trunks, drive up to the church parking lot or another location, and hand out candy to children who come. Usually, the vehicles are parked in line so that the children can come to a safe environment and get around to all vehicles easily. Often, this activity is in conjunction with a church or community fall festival, complete with time-honored games such as apple dunking, cake walks, bean bag throws, costume contests, free hot dogs with fixings, inflatables, and the like. It's wholesome fun for the whole family.

Here in my town, our church is located across the street from the town center where its annual fall festival takes place. There is even a dog costume contest! Trunk or Treat is on our church parking lot, and families can easily cross the street to attend the fall festival: it includes booths, rides, games, inflatables, costume contest for all ages (our grands have won several times), and a concert. It's the best of small town living, and people from neighboring towns and counties come to packed festivities. Y'all come!

8th Annual Fall Festival

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Noon - 6 PM
Snellville, GA Towne Green

With the Fall season upon us, comes the changing of the leaves, cool crisp air and our ever so popular Fall Festival.
Stop by and do some early Christmas shopping with over 75 craft vendors that will line Oak Rd. in front of City Hall. The smell of festival food will fill the air to bring you flavors that will satisfy any palate. A wide variety of food will be available for purchase throughout the day.
Mountain Top Polka Band The Snellville Senior Center will also be having an Arts and Craft Fair in conjunction with the Fall Festival from Noon - 5 PM. You won't want to miss out on some of the great homemade crafts that will be for sale.
New this year, is the Mountain Top Polka Band that is coming from Ashville, SC, and will be entertaining the crowd from Noon - 2:30 p.m. Mayor Tom Witts will play a song or two with the band at 1:00 p.m.
Costume Contest starts at 2:30 p.m. and MUST REGISTER by 1:30 p.m.
Dog Costume Contest starts at 3:20 p.m. and MUST REGISTER by 2:30 p.m.
Trunk or Treat in the First Baptist Church Front Parking Lot from 4 - 6 p.m.
Banks ShaneBack by popular demand is BANKS AND SHANE Towne Green Main Stage from 4 - 6 p.m.
All Day Activity Band is only $10.00 and includes : Bungee Jump, Rock Wall, Inflatables, Trackless Train, Hay Rides and Mini Golf.
For further information contact Kelly McAloon at 770-310-0429.

Friday, October 13, 2017


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Mr. Debonair is lookin' jazzy, yes?  He's all decked out in his tux and silk hat, and he's killing the formal look!  

Do you dress up your doxie for Howl-o-wiener? If so, leave me a photo and a comment below. We'd all love to see them.

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em.

Monday, October 9, 2017


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"I have a splitting headache!!"

This is a totally cute doxie costume, sure to get laughs from everyone . . . IF you can get your doxie to keep it on his or her head, that is. And the facial expression looks authentic, too!

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Friday, October 6, 2017


"I vant to bite your neck!"

Are you dressing up your doxie for Howl-o-wiener? Perhaps some of these posts will help you decide what to put on them. Have a great weekend, doxie lovers!

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em.

Thursday, October 5, 2017


Fall has arrived, and with it, Halloween is just around the corner! Pumpkins, crunchy leaves, a nip in the air, and doxies in costumes! What more could we want, right?

Here are today's Howl-o-wiener doxies:

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What is cuter than a doxie in a hot dog costume?  It just seems to fit them to a "T." Here's a few more:

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Who could forget that Heinz ketchup commercial with doxies?

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em for being such good sports!

Friday, September 29, 2017


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"Happy Fall, Y'all!"

Have a great weekend, doxie lovers! Fall is in the air, and that makes me very happy. Can't wait for the fall colors to come out.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017




Looking for that perfect gift for a dog lover? 
Give the gift of Sarge the doxie's tales of adventure, featuring DACHSHUNDS FOREVER, Book 3 of THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES:
"A dog just has to accept humans the way they are--they'll never fully understand things that we dogs know instinctively!"

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Sarge the dachshund continues the chronicle of his own unpredictable dawg’s life, along with his zany family of beloved humans and assorted animals. He travels out west to Arizona with his doxie pal Duke (and a couple of his humans, of course), sightseeing along the way in a motor home. They encounter an Elvis impersonator in Memphis, marvel at rodeo cowboys and grazing cattle across Texas, see firsthand the beauty of deserts in New Mexico, and visit the Grand Canyon, that "big ditch" in Arizona. 

Sarge watches over Duke as they interact with the Fuzz Brothers (cats from previous books) while visiting Kurt and Bethany (Mama's sister). The two doxies also enjoy mouthwatering regional food and many more adventures along the way. Readers will be wishing they had gone with them!
Another heartwarming tale of family, joy, good food, and unconditional love, Sarge's story will bring warmth and smiles to readers of all ages.
Image result for the grand canyonFive-star reviews of DACHSHUNDS FOREVER on Amazon:
"A warm and funny story written in true southern style. A must read for dachshund lovers everywhere. I highly recommend this book."--Candy
"I love the stories in the book Dachshunds Forever . . . I recently adopted a two-year-old longhaired doxie, so I love Mavis Duke Hinton's books. Anything about dachshunds I love to read about. These books are so easy to read and so very enjoyable." --Carol Braun
$3.99 ebook ~ DACHSHUNDS FOREVER has more Sarge adventures than any of Sarge's other books! To find out more, click on the BOOKS tab above or visit (Also in paperback)
Free Kindle reading app: (for smartphone, tablet, or computer)

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


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Deciding if she wants to go down the
grandchildrens' slide--she did!

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Sitting in my lap watching me

Yes, we're babysitting Sunny this week while her family is on vacation.  She's quite a puppy, and I think she's 200% dachshund! She already exhibits all those doxie traits that doxie lovers have come to know and love: cuteness, intelligence, loving, always hungry, playful, comical, aaaaand yes, stubbornness. But she's a sweetie. We'll miss her when we take her back home on Friday.

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em.

Monday, September 11, 2017


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Duke's gravestone arrived on Friday. Isn't it beautiful? Our daughter and son-in-law, Kurt and Bethany, provided that for us. We'll place it on his grave after Irma has departed.

Speaking of Hurricane Irma, she is expected to visit North Georgia later this afternoon. Winds and rain have already heralded her impending arrival, and they are both picking up as I type. We do expect power outages here, and we've been told it will be for several days.

Clark and I are as ready as we can be: we have assembled flashlights, candles, lighter, paper plates, plenty of food, water, and other necessities. We have even packed "getaway bags" just in case we must evacuate. Our church is opening its doors to evacuees, and it's only a half mile from our house. We are thankful that it won't be nearly as bad here as it has been farther south. Pray for those where Irma has wreaked havoc.

Power may go out later today and stay out for a number of days, so I'll resume blogging afterward. Stay safe wherever you are, pray for those who have lost everything, and keep looking up. God is in control. Is mankind listening?

Granddaughter and granddawg!

Friday, September 8, 2017


Please remember to pray for those in Hurricane Irma's path as she barrels down on Florida Sunday or Monday. Speculations on her path change almost hourly, but there will be much destruction and flooding. The states of GA, SC, and NC are also hunkering down. We are located north of metro Atlanta, and at this writing, will mostly be facing high winds of 60 mph.

In any case, FEMA and volunteer organizations now allow pets to come along when rescuing people. That is definitely a step in the right direction, because beloved pets ARE FAMILY MEMBERS and deserve to be taken care of like the rest of the family.

Also remember those states out west fighting a multitude of forest fires, as well as those in TX/LA recovering from the onslaught of Hurricane Harvey.

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I don't know if we will be without power here in North Georgia--only time will tell. But I'll see you on the other side of the hurricane. Stay safe if you are in one of those areas mentioned above. Let's pray for each other. God is in control.

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