Saturday, March 19, 2016

Happy 12th birthday, Franklin the Dachshund!

Yesterday, March 18th was Franklin's 12th birthday. Franklin is a red, smooth-haired Dachshund with a huge personality. Franklin is the elder of our trio of canine kids and has a strong personality. When he's hungry he'll let us know. When we're preparing his dinner he now sits where the bowl goes and whines until we put it down, basically telling us to "hurry up!"
  He has recovered fully from his Sept. 2015 spinal surgery, where he had a ruptured disc that temporarily paralyzed him. He can walk and run and goes on walks with us daily. His spine is curved to the right though, so if you look at him from high up, his little long body looks like a parenthesis. "(" 
Frankln posing
   He still loves barking a birds, squirrels and bunnies and still chases them in the back yard, trying to add to his "kill list." Yes, he caught quite a number of them in his day. 
Franklin looking for squirrels
  As Franklin has aged, he's become more independent from our other kids, Dolly and Tyler. That could be because little Tyler is so closely bonded with Dolly and always has to be around her. Hard to know. Or Franklin, in his older age just likes his quiet time. Regardless, he's our lovable little "monkey," or "puppachino"
  Happy Birthday Franklin! Love, daddies Rob and Tom, and your siblings, Dolly and Tyler

Franklin, Tyler, Dolly

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