Friday, October 16, 2015

Fun at Dachtoberfest! (Photo fun)

Max in the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile!
Rob and Max
A Doxie Pirate!
Dachtoberfest, a festival organized and managed by Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue was held this past Sunday, October 11th in Middleburg, Pennsylvania. It was so much fun and full of Dachshunds of all shapes and sizes. I (Rob) brought our foster dog, Max up for the event and he met some pretty wonderful people. 

The event was in central Pennsylvania, east of Harrisburg (so it took 2 1/2 hours to drive there), and Max was the perfect traveling companion. Max is our 11 1/2 year old long-haired foster Dachshund. Max enjoyed his time there and posed for a photo in the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile (Thanks to rescue volunteer Manuela Fields for a great photo).  Max is adoptable (like many other dachshunds) at
the 2nd Super Mario Bros. brother

Baltimore Ravens dog and Minnie Mouse
COSTUME EVENT - Many dogs had great outfits in the costume contest. There are many pictured on today's blog.

A Wtich and M and Ms dog!
There were a lot of vendors there informing people about Dachshunds, selling dog-related items, sketch artists, food vendors and groups like Dodgerslist, which offers education for owners and dogs suffering with back problems due to disc disease (ruptured, herniated, slipped disc, IVDD). 

One of the Super Mario Bros.
Of course, since this was a weiner dog event, I had to have a hot dog for lunch- it seemed appropriate. :) 

It took this muscular guy to handle 4 dachshunds!

There are many dogs that need forever homes, and many that need FOSTER homes. PLEASE consider becoming a foster parent if you can't adopt. It will save a dog's life and take them out of kill shelters. You just provide food, shelter, and take them to the vet (and the rescue covers the vet bills). Learn more at

The Queen of Halloween had her own wagon!@

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