Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Photo Blog: Bundling Up on this Bitter Cold Winter Week!

Our kids, and friend Mopar ready for the cold!
This week in the Mid-Atlantic has brought another Arctic Outbreak. That means high temperatures in the low-30s, and even the low 20s some DAYS with wind chills in the Teens and single numbers during the daytime. Night-time wind chills are expected in the negative numbers!
*BTW- Dogs should NOT be left outside more than 5 minutes, as they can get frostbite on their noses and ears, and the tops of their feet are sensitive. (Huskies and similar dogs are bred to handle the cold). 
   So, to ensure that everyone remains warm, even our dogs, everyone gets bundled up.
    Dolly, our Weimaraner is sporting one of Daddy Rob's sweatshirts from Dollywood (appropriately). Franklin the Dachshund (front left) is wearing one of Grandma Gutro's homemade dog sweaters, Tyler the black and tan Dachshund (center) is wearing a doggy sweater and their friend Mopar is wearing one of Dolly's sweaters.
Tom giving Mopar some loving.
  We know it's cold when they go out and all come back in from the backyard in less than 2 minutes!
   Once back inside, they warm up under blankets on their beds. Mopar got some special attention from uncle Tom, though (See pic below).


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.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

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

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14