Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Mom's Favorite Crackers: Tootsie Never Eats These




Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Common Swiss-Italian Doggy Signage


But the dog pictured is not a kind we ever see in Switzerland! What kind of doggy do you think it is? Doberman? Boxer? The ears looked clipped, which is odd because it is illegal to dock ears or tails in Switzerland. This doesn't even look like a prototype dog to us.

And why isn't it a dachshund? We are the standard bearers of doggy prototypes! And this is obviously a male doggy. As a strong dachshund feminist, I'd like to see more inclusive doggy signage.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Let's Be Franc


Swisscom is the only Swiss company whose stock did not plummet last Thursday after the Swiss National Bank unpegged the Swiss franc from the Euro. I guess it's because they have phone booths.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

What Day is Tootsie's Day?

About two months ago, Mom and I started a project called Tootsie Tuesdays. For example, on Tuesdays, I might share my dog philosophy, things about a healthy lowdown lifestyle and how I went from a fat little dog to a fit little dog, and what helps me live with heart.


But we noticed that there is not a lot of traffic on the blog on Tuesdays. (Dachshund Daddy notices such things in terms of data; we noticed that there weren't that many comments.) My question: Is Tuesday my day? Should I find another day?

It's possible that our Tootsie Tuesdays project is Mom's "darling." In writing, one is told to kill your darlings to edit things you think are sweet and special, which may actually be dorky or meaningful to you only. (Mom says if you edit out a darling, and you are really sad about that edit, print it, and frame it on the wall.)

Every conversation about darlings should include licks.
Ideas:
Tootsie Thursdays? Doesn't sound as spiffy.

Tootsie Saturday? I'm usually hiking.

Tootsie Friday? Sounds... kind of like a downer.
What do you think? Dachshund Daddy says we should switch it up. Mom thinks we should keep going.

Advice Needed, Please: Shall we keep going with Tootsie Tuesdays?

Thanks for all your thoughts!

Love,
Tootsie

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Doggy Fence Giveaway Winner!

Thank you, all, for your comments following last Monday's guest post on electric doggy fences. We really appreciate your thoughts. The guest post came from folks over at Dog Fence DIY, and they offered a $50.00 Amazon gift card giveaway to our readers.

Many thanks to Dog Fence DIY for your generosity!

You can check out more about what they offer at Dog Fence DIY.

As longtime readers know, we have a scientific method of choosing giveaway winners. We put all your names on pieces of paper, put the paper in a hat, and Mom picks a winner under my supervision.


Again, we want to thank you. We thought the comment thread was excellent, and we really appreciate your insights.

The entrants -- highlighted with links to your blogs:
Emma at MyGBGVLife

Life with Dogs & Cats

Talent Hounds

Amber DaWeenie

The Swiss Cats
Waggy tails, please.
The winner: Life with Dogs & Cats! Congratulations, Susan C. Willet! Your information has been forwarded via email to our contact at Dog Fence DIY, and you will need to confirm.
Because I'm a generous dachshund, we decided to add our own runner-up giveaway.

The runner-up: Amber DaWeenie!
Because you won our wotten-waven Swiss calendar (we are so thrilled you love it!), we have your snail mail address! A magnet from Tootsie's Shoppe at my Zazzle store is on its way to you.

Thank you, All!

Love,
Tootsie
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