Sunday, November 29, 2015

Happy Double Birthday to Our Dolly and Tyler

Dolly and Tyler
Today, November 29 is our Weimaraner, Dolly's 11th birthday and our Dachshund Tyler's 5th birthday.

It's a double birthday celebration!   

Dolly was born on this date in 2004 as part of a breeder's litter that was abandoned into a shelter in Atlanta (when her mom contracted tetanus and couldn't feed the puppies- so the idiots dumped the 6 puppies in a kill shelter). Fortunately, the shelter contacted the former Wolf Creek Weimaraner Rescue in Tennessee who drove down, took the puppies and bottle fed all of them! Rob adopted Dolly in March 2005 when she was three months old (and both would later meet and fall in love with Tom and Franklin).

Dolly and Tyler
Waiting to get up for a walk
Tyler, our black and tan Dachshund came to us in Dec. 2012 as a foster dog through Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue. He was dumped in a kill shelter in North Carolina at about 1 or 2 years old. Thanks to a friend who drove down there and got him, we started fostering him and adopted him by April of 2013. (After some schooling) he's been a true joy in our lives. Tyler didn't come with any information at all- no birthdate, no health records, nothing from his abusive beginnings. So, since he bonded with Dolly, and can't go anywhere without her, we decided he would share the same birthday!  So, today, Nov. 29, 2015 he turns 5 years old.

- and Franklin, our red, smooth Dachshund will turn 12 in March. 
So today we celebrate Dolly and Tyler!

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