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Wiener dog oil and vinegar decanters

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Thanks, Robyn. Coolest gift ever!!

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Scuba Diving Dachshund

We love our dogs and take them with us whenever we can, but I think it is safe to say that scuba diving is where we draw the line.

Check out this video and article from the LA Times blog.

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Dog owner Sergei Gorbunov of Vladivostok, Russia, doesn’t seem to share our qualms, however. The professional diver has equipped his dachshund, Boniface, with a wetsuit and helmet designed to allow him to breathe underwater, and he’s trying to convince the little guy that diving is really a great idea.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleashed/2010/07/russian-diver-attempts-to-teach-his-dachshund-to-scuba-dive.html.

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Training Season Begins

My eldest dog Gary is turning 10 this summer.  Because of that I like to call 2010 “A Decade of Geege.”

Gary winning the race; not sure where the competition is.

He has raced in the Wiener Nationals since he was four months old (with the exception of one year on the DL due to kidney stone surgery) … and he’s pretty good.  I just got great news via e-mail – the save-the-date for the 2010 Wiener National Races.

Wiener dog-owner or not, this is a great, family friendly event to attend.  And so training season begins!!

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The 14th annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals kicks off in San Diego on Saturday, August 28th at Qualcomm Stadium. The top sixteen dogs from the qualifying round will advance to the San Diego final in September. The top dog from San Diego will advance to the championship at the Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade presented by the San Diego County Credit Union on December 29.

This year’s finalists will receive the opportunity to march with the Wienerschnitzel float in the nationally televised parade.

Any dachshund may participate!

Admission to the event is free to humans and non-racing dogs.

Entry

There is a $7 pre-registration entry fee per racing dog and the entry fee includes one owner t-shirt (guaranteed for pre-registered dogs only). The pre-registration deadline is August 20.

Online registration will open in July on our website. Late registrations will be accepted from 8/21 to 8/27 for a fee of $10. Day-of registration is $10. Online registration will close August 27th at noon, but we will accept walk-up registration the day of the event.

(Source: Holiday Bowl)

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An Ode to a Dog Named Patrick

I have a dog that is short and long, born on St. Patrick’s Day.

He likes to hunt, eat lots of food and nap his life away.

This little guy of German descent was born four years ago,

On the biggest Irish holiday – that we American’s love so.

Upon meeting,  friends laugh at a human’s name for a K-9.

But after a big, wet kiss, they see his charm and understand just fine.

So here’s to you, young Patty Laddy, my little birthday son.

Wishing you Irish luck, lots of love and a birthday full of fun.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all!

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