Friday, November 29, 2013

Double Birthday Today: Dolly and Tyler!

Dolly and Tyler: The birthday kids cuddle
Our Weimaraner Dolly Loretta (named for Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn) turns 9 today. Our youngest Dachshund, Tyler turns 3 (no more terrible twos!)
- Our thanks to Amber Keirn of the former Wolf Creek Weimarner Rescue for saving Dolly and allowing us to bring her into our family, and to Melissa McMillion Ball and Shelley Sehnert of Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue for bringing Tyler to our family.
Happy birthday Dolly and Tyler! 

DOLLY'S BIRTHDAY!  Today, November 29th,  is our dog Dolly's birthday. Dolly, our lovable, affectionate, obedient, loyal, protective, sweet Weimaraner turns 9 today. I remember when I drove to Tennessee in March 2005 to the Wolf Creek Weimaraner rescue to adopt her (our friend Jeff came with me). Dolly is the sweetest dog you'll ever know. Our friend Elvina calls her a "classy lady."

Franklin, Tyler and Dolly pose
TYLER'S BIRTHDAY!  Tyler came to us about a year ago as a foster dog through Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue. His paperwork said that he was 2  years old, without a birthdate. So, because he and Dolly have become a tightly bonded pair, we made today his honorary birthday. It makes perfect sense that he was 2 years old when we got him because this last year as he worked his way into our hearts and we Adopted him in April- he's truly been exhibiting the "Terrible Twos!"  He's been a little hardhead sometimes, and a bit hard to train, but today he's 3 years old, and is much better. He and Dolly love to cuddle all the time, and he bats her in the face with his paw, playing with her every day. They chase each other and play tug of war with a toy as Franklin looks on. (Franklin is our senior kid, who turns 10 in March!)
Dolly on 3-18-05 when I met her

Dolly enjoying a stick outside and resting in the shade

Tyler: The terrible Twos

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

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.

About us

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.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next