Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Doxiefest - A day of Doggone Fun

Doxiesfest is an annual event sponsored by Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, one of the rescuesthat we work with. It's an outdoor event in April that's filled with vendors of all things dog, agility trials a costume contest, fundraising for the rescue and other things- ALL for DACHSHUNDS, although other dogs are welcome. :)
My table with my new poster and books
 - This year, I participated with my new book "Pets and the Afterlife."  Thanks to our friends Kristin and Thomas Sparkman (who also work with rescue- and in fact, organized it this year!), I had a table where I set up under a shady tree.
   I met several people who told me about their dog or cat (whom passed) clearly came back and given signs that they were still around. From seeing them out of the corner of their eye, to feeling them brush against them.  It was really interesting to hear more of the stories that I wrote about in the book.
   There were a good number of people in attendance, and I met one gentleman and his wife who owned 6 Dachshunds and transported them in a baby stroller. I had to get a picture of that!
Melissa and her new doxie baby!
This guy had 6 Dachshunds in a stroller!
  Our friend Melissa was there, too- she managed the rescue for a long time. She brought her new Dachshund baby - a Dachshund-Chihuahua mix that she recently adopted. Melissa also has the coolest dog things, and had a cloth bag with a shoulder strap that comfortably held the dog!

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