Monday, October 31, 2016

HAPPY HOWL-O-WIENER TODAY, DOXIE LOVERS!




One of my favorite memories from childhood was when my family lived in Bremerhaven, Germany. All of the military families lived in military housing, or apartment buildings, with three floors with nine apartments in each. That situation was a dream to those of us children who wanted to go trick-or-treating! A group of friends and I went together, and of course every single door opened to us and showered us with Halloween goodies! 
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Back then, homemade cookies and cupcakes were acceptable, along with everyone's favorite chocolate candy: Hershey's kisses, regular candy bars, Almond Joys, or 3 Musketeers. We got plenty, let me tell you. I always brought home a huge shopping bag full of goodies, and took some to school the next day to share with friends. 

I have to share one memory that was less than stellar, however. Remember, this was the 1950s, so nobody was concerned about safety issues or bad intentions toward trick-or-treaters. I was going out with several of my cousins--a couple of parents drove us around town, let us off to go door to door on a block, then picked us up and took us to another neighborhood. We knocked on the door of one home (there were about six or seven of us), and when the lady came to the door to hand out candy, she took a particular interest in me. I though she really liked my costume, but after eyeing me for for a moment, she declared, "No candy for you! You've already been here once tonight, so that wouldn't be fair!" I was floored, said I'd not ever been to that house before in my life (we lived in another state, in fact), so I turned to my cousin Brenda, imploring her to tell the lady I hadn't been there before.

Brenda merely shrugged and said, "How do I know if you've ever been here before or not?" She knew I'd never gone trick-or-treating in her town!  I told my mom what she said when we got home, and she just chalked it up to youthful ignorance. We were only nine or ten years old, after all.

We often attended church Halloween parties with games, snacks, and lots of fun, too. There was always a costume contest, and although I don't ever remember winning, it was so much fun to dress up.


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Childhood should have its moments of unabandoned, wholesome FUN. As I look back, I'm so thankful my parents saw to it that my brother and I had lots of such moments.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

GUESS WHO? HOWL-O-WIENER DOXIE AND TOOTH FAIRY

Guess who?

Thought I'd take a break from having Howl-o-wiener doxies. The photo above depicts moi as the Tooth Fairy when I taught English at Wake Christian Academy in Raleigh, NC. It was Spirit Week, so we did all sorts of shenanigans to get students fired up for the football game on Friday night. What's that container in my hand, you ask, Why, collected teeth, of course!

Always ready to do something different in my classroom, I enjoyed participating in such events. After all, my motto was "Learning English should be fun." And it was--at least to me.

To avoid disappointing my doxie-loving friends, here ya go:

#1 Race Dawg!

Friday, October 21, 2016

HOWL-O-WIENER DOXIES: BATMAN AND ROBIN


You can always count on Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund to come through for just about anything you're looking for regarding doxie costumes. Here he is as Batman--isn't he handsome? Crusoe, my hero!

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

HOWL-O-WIENER DOXIE: HAWAIIAN COSTUME


Here's a doxie all ready to do that Hawaiian dance! What a cute costume--and very colorful as well.
I can hear the music in my head, can't you?

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

FRAULEIN DOXIE: GUTEN MORGEN!


What a cutie patootie! Do you enjoy dressing up your doxie for special occasions, like Halloween, Christmas, etc.? Unfortunately, my doxie Duke hates costumes, so it's not gonna happen in our house.

HOWEVER, scads of doxies tolerate costumes quite well (even enjoy wearing them), so I have plenty of photos to use during this HOWL-O-WIENER season. I'll post these every time I post on this blog until Halloween. Then, there's Thanksgiving, then Christmas, then New Year's . . . there's lots of material to post out there!

If you'd like to post a photo of your doxie in a Halloween costume, please do so in the comments section. Readers would enjoy seeing them.

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em.

Monday, October 17, 2016

IT'S HOWL-O-WIENER TIME: DOXIE COSTUMES!

Today's Howl-o-wiener is a combo of my two favs: doxies and chocolate! Isn't this a cute Halloween costume? 

If you have a photo of your doxie in a costume, please share it in the comments below--add the dawg's name and age, and where you're from.



Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em, especially in a Howl-o-wiener costume!

Friday, October 14, 2016

HIDE & SEEK, DOXIE STYLE



P.S. Don't forget: 99-cent promo of THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES BOXED SET ends today! See previous post for details.


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

99 CENT PROMO ENDS FRIDAY!

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80% off retail price of THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES: The Complete 5 book Series

Release Date: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 for $4.99 (ebook)

Includes all the titles in the photo above. For more about these books, click on the BOOKS tab at the top of this blog.

Great Christmas gift idea for dog lovers of all ages, so get your copies before Saturday!
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Shadow my doxie granddawg, the inspiration
for Sarge of THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES
He's 15 now!

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em, especially Sarge the author!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT!

Wow, I didn't realize it had been a week since I posted on here--it has been busy around here.

There's only a few days until THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES: The Complete 5 Book Series, will be released on Oct. 15! The price is currently 99 cents during this pre-order phase, but will become $4.99 on release day--so get yours today!

Sarge the doxie writes about his life from eight weeks old . . . and what a life in his zany family of humans and animals! His "lowdown from the ground" about his escapades has laugh-out-loud moments sure to brighten your day.
THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES 5-ebook series is now available in a bundle for pre-order at 99 cents until Oct. 15--$4.99 when released. This series is a great Christmas gift for dog lovers of all ages:
The titles in this ebook series:
I AM SARGE, Book 1
I AM DACHSHUND, Book 2
DACHSHUNDS FOREVER, Book 3
A DACHSHUND'S TRIBUTE, Book 4
A DACHSHUND'S MERRY-GO-ROUND LIFE, Book 5
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Monday, October 3, 2016

DACHSHUND YOGA, A.K.A. "THE DOXIE STRETCH"


I don't know about you, but with a doxie in the house, I see this stretching bit every day! Seems like my doxie Duke gets longer every time he does this. What about your doxie?

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER


"Chock full of hilarious antics and doxie wisdom, Sarge the dachshund relates his life from adoption at eight weeks of age until he "retires" from writing at age 15 with Book 5. Dog lovers of all ages love this insight from the family dog, and he pulls no punches in sharing exactly how he feels about humans and life in his "circus," a.k.a. his human family. Those strong doxie traits of loyalty, love, comedy, stubbornness, and love for life are prevalent throughout Sarge's tales of both joy and disappointment, but he rises to all occasions with savvy and keen perception. You won't be disappointed as you ride the roller coaster of Sarge's tales, full of humor and unconditional love."

Available for only 99 cents during pre-order (until Oct. 15), but the price will revert to $4.99 on that date. 


This set will make a great Christmas gift for dog lovers of all ages, so get your set today!

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