Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Franklin's Birthday Trip to Petsmart!

Franklin's Petsmart Birthday Trip!
One of the birthday traditions we have with our canine kids is to take them to Petsmart and walk around sniffing for treats and toys they like. So, since Franklin the Dachshund's 12th birthday was this past weekend, we took him on a birthday shopping trip. 
   He immediately went to the aisle of treats, followed by the aisle of toys. For some reason he had no interest in the aisle filled with collars and leashes, pee pads and nail clippers... so we focused on what he did like. 
  He sniffed peanut butter flavored bones and antlers before settling on a "bully stick." For those of you who don't know what that is, it's basically the dried out "part" of a bull. Why dogs like it, we have no idea. But they're a big seller and many of our dog parent friends say their kids like them, too. So, Franklin got one, and of course, Dolly and Tyler had to have one, because it's like birthday cake to them (We'll take an actual cake, thank you).
Franklin's stop in the treat aisle
  Franklin also sniffed out and picked Dog to Dog peanut butter squares, jerky treats and a couple of other things. 
  While in the store, Franklin met another senior Dachshund, too, so they gave each other a "hello" sniff and Franklin got back to the important business of picking out more treats. 

"I want these treats, Daddy Rob!"
  After the treat aisle, Franklin decided on a yellow stuffed duck toy that had a scrunchy bottle in it. Of course,once we got that toy home, Tyler the Dachshund claimed it as his own. Why? Because all of the toys are his! At least he thinks they are. 
  So, Franklin had a fun day out on his annual birthday trip.

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