Monday, October 30, 2017


Peacocks have often been criticized for being aloof, arrogant, and snobbish. Well, look at them--they are downright gorgeous! Our Creator fashioned a special bird with all the trappings of royalty, complete with a crown. Isn't it fitting, then, that a doxie should wear a peacock costume?? 

We all know that doxies think they're as large and as important as anybody else, so I submit that ONLY a doxie can truly carry off that "peacock persona."

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Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em, because they're peacock material!

Friday, October 27, 2017


Tomorrow makes three months since our doxie Duke died (RIP 07/28/17). His loss was excruciatingly painful at first, but he was suffering so much and there was no hope of recovery, so we had to let him go. We’re now able to remember him with joy, so thankful that we had him with us for ten beautiful years. We’ll always miss him because we still love him—and he so enriched our lives.

He was beautiful inside and out, and loved our family unconditionally. Coping with his loss was the hardest thing I've ever done, because it happened so quickly and unexpectedly.  Below are some photos of him from the day we took him home until he left us.

Thursday, October 26, 2017


Dachshunds have been called many things over the years: sausage, wiener, bratwurst--but the most popular nickname for these cuties has been hot dog! I like that one the best, because it implies their nature as well as their shape--they are bold, brash, pushy! They will jump right in, never giving a thought to what might happen afterward.

Always up for some fun (unless they are wanting to sleep), these fabulous dogs are aptly called hot dogs. Even the Heinz Company featured them in their ketchup commercial a few years back. 

Without further ado, I present today's "HOT" DOGS:

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"Why are we priced so low?"

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"Just call me Bunny"

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"That big dog over there wants to take a bite! Help!"

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"Mama, is this what I really am??"

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"Why don't you give me a hot dog to eat instead of
making me be one?"

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"I'd better get plenty of treats for this!"

Happy Howl-o-ween season, doxie lovers!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Today, we're featuring doxie howl-o-wiener pairs. After all, what's cuter than a doxie? Two doxies!

Batman and Robin, the crime-fighting duo

Ketchup and mustard, together always

Koala bears suffering together

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em. 

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.