This year, Tom and Rob worked hard on new costumes for Dolly (the Weimaraner) and Franklin (the Dachshund). We worked on them for a couple of weeks. One thing we both love is Dunkin' Donuts, so, Tom designed and built Dolly a cup of Dunkin' Donuts coffee costume out of cardboard and Rob sewed a Dunkin' donut outfit for Franklin. - On Saturday, they debuted their outfits at Petsmart in Hanover, Md. We missed the costume contest (because Rob was at a book event), and arrived just afterward. The 5 employees of Petsmart were so knocked out by their outfits they took our picture (below) and gave us extra treats, a free toy, and photo frame! They said that all of the other dogs were in store-bought costumes, and they couldn't get over the outfits. Tom and I also wore coffee-themed tee shirts! What a GREAT time!
Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity. What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love? We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites. Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.
We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.