Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday is funday

Mom and dad took Mimi and I to the Grateful Dog Bakery in North Ridgeville. We love that place. Lots of goodies to smell and other dogs to meet. I was so excited to go, I couldn't sit still in the car. When we got into the store, I immediately went behind the counter (the gate was open so I figured they wanted me there) and was looking for treats. The nice ladies there always give Mimi and I treats. I did finally get my treat, even though mom took me from behind the counter. Hey, I was just checking to make sure all was in order. (Yeah, mom didn't believe that either)

Mom bought us these Himalayan dog chews. Mom calls them "Yakkie snacks" because they are hardened yak's milk. Mimi and I love to chew on them for hours, even days. We even take turns stealing them from each other. Mom also got some of the bakery's home made goodies: liver biscotti, carob biscotti, pumpkin spice biscotti, and peanut butter bones. Just thinking about all that is making me hungry!

After all that hard work shopping and getting treats, we worked up quite an appetite. Dad took a video of us while Mom made our dinner. You can see Mimi doing her usual "dinner dance", barking like crazy just to remind Mom to make dinner for both of us (and also to tell Mom to hurry up!)

All the excitement of the day has worn me out, time for a nap. Good nite, and good treats.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Northeast Ohio Dachshund Picnic

We had a great time at the 13th Annual NEOD Picnic today at Plum Creek Park in Kent, Ohio. The weather was better than the last couple of years - not quite as hot or humid, and no massive thunderstorms. We got a whole lot of sniffs, and made a bunch of new friends. We also saw our cousin Winston again. He was kinda busy protecting his turf. A lot of people were, of course, interested in Mimi - she's pretty unique even at doxie events. There were only about three other d-hunds like her at the picnic. In fact, the Akron Beacon Journal even interviewed Mom and Dad about her (she is the diva dog, after all). It's OK - I'm not interested in the puparazzi, I'm just looking for a treat. Speaking of which, nobody would give in to my demands for a munchie - seems like dachshund people have developed an immunity to our mind control.

It seems like this year's picnic had a lot more people and dachshunds than the last couple of years. Maybe the weather, maybe the advertising, maybe both, helped out with that. In any event, we think it was a total success, and give it two paws up.

Well, that's all for this wiped-out weiner dog. Mimi and I are exhausted after such a busy day, and are gonna sleep good for the next couple of days. So until we sniff again, this is Patty wishing you good night, and good treats.


Friday, July 9, 2010

Countdown to Weinerpalooza

O boy, we can't wait - the Doxie Picnic in Kent, Ohio will be going on tomorrow. Mimi and I are really looking forward to it. Scores of doxies of all colors, sizes, and fur-lengths - it just doesn't get any better than that! Kinda like going to Dachsieworld. We'll be sure to give everyone the lowdown on the lowrider lollapalooza when we get home. Good night, and good treats!