We're starting to get our summer crowd back for the Adventureweiner Club Green Lake walk. We had over 30 people and almost 40 wieners show up. The event can draw up to 50 people during the summer months. Maybe it was the good weather.... or maybe it was the lure of free stuff. Ha, ha. The creator of the Purggo all natural car air filter and freshener came to give out samples to the … [Read more...]
If you live in Western Washington and own a Dachshund, or six, you're going to love this Dachshund club!
I started the Adventurewiener Club over 6 years ago to help Seattle Dachshunds and their owners get active with their dogs and connect with others local Dachshund-lovers. Membership is free and you can join the club here. Mixes are welcome as long as they are small-dog size.
We met at least once a month at Greenlake Park and we walk the 3-mile path around the lake. We also have both indoor and outdoor meetups, go on hikes in the summer, and meet for other fun local events.
I know we don't talk about it much. We don't talk about any pet-related causes much. I know a lot of other blogs do, and we don't want to seem callous, but it is not what we are about. In our special corner of the pet universe, we are champions for small dogs - specifically, keeping them active and at a healthy weight. Small dogs have gotten labeled too many times as "lap dogs" and people don't … [Read more...]
Our Guest Adventureweiner today is Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund. Crusoe lives in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. He's a local celebrity where we lives (or at least he thinks he is). We have become fast bloggy friends with Crusoe and admire his drive for adventure. He is one lucky dog because all he has to do for his blog is explore and look cute. He has a manager that does his writing for him … [Read more...]
After our Greenlake walk and dog-friendly lunch, a few of us from the Adventureweiner Club went for an urban hike at Discovery Park. We hiked out to the bluffs where we took a break to take some pictures, watch the ships and chase the dogs around. We saw a Bald Eagle. He swooped right over our head. Everyone gasped! Unfortunately, he was moving too fast, and I was moving too slow, to … [Read more...]
This is a really short post but I have to tell you about one of the absolute funniest things I heard last weekend during our Adventureweiner Club Greenlake walk. First, let me set the stage. Greenlake is where the University of Washington Rowing Crew practices. Go out there on any day, rain or shine, and you will see them out there. There is always a trailing boat full of coaches … [Read more...]
A few photos from our Adventureweiner Club Greenlake Walk last week … [Read more...]
Since the beginning of the summer I have been looking at my back yard and longing to fill it will weiner dogs. A couple of weekends ago, after one of our weiner dog walks, I invited a few of our doggie (and human) friends over for a barbecue. There were about 10 weiner dog owners there with two “posers” (My aunt and step-mom decided to hang out and join in the fun). We ate…what else?...German … [Read more...]
Weiner Dog Walk Last Week Happy Wordless Wednesday! Head on over to BlogPaws to see all the other blogs participating and their photos. You can also add your own pet-blog link if you have one. … [Read more...]
This is really a little out of order. I posted about our huge hike up Mount Si earlier in the week but really this hike happened before that hike. Our final goal in the Couch to Peak series was a hike up Rattlesnake Ledge. We have been up this trail several times but it was a good challenge for those who are new to hiking. I think I have said this before but it is 2 miles to the top with an … [Read more...]
FROM OUR ADVENTURE ARCHIVE Gretel proved she is one tough adventure doggie this weekend. After the Couch to Peak™ series coordinated through the The Adventureweiner Club of Seattle™ ended I scheduled an advanced hike with the group. I clearly stated that is was a toughie. I chose the Mount Si trail (not the Little SiTrail we have hiked before). It’s the quintessential hike of the Seattle … [Read more...]
The Adventureweiner Club has to be one of the cutest dog clubs out there. Don't just take my word for it - look for yourself. That's all I have for you today :) Do you have a favorite? … [Read more...]
These things keep getting better and better and more and more fun to organize. We had about 30 people show up again for our Greenlake weiner dog walk on Saturday. Besides being our regular monthly walk, this walk also served as the first “hike” in the Couch to Peak™ series. The weather was beautiful and everyone was in a friendly, happy mood as usual. Spring seems to finally be upon us so … [Read more...]
Some Dachshunds don’t just love to hike. They love to follow their people on all their adventures, including in a boat. A few months back we shared a story about Canadian Guest Adventureweiner Sadie. Today, her Mom shares another favorite adventure story with us……… One night around the campfire we were trying to decide what to do the next day. I saw Sadie's lifejacket sitting on a log drying … [Read more...]
Tuesday marked the first official meetup of the Adventureweiner Club of Seattle. The evening walk around Greenlake went great. I just love getting other weiner dog owners together to socialize and let our dogs play together. Having great spring weather helps too. This group was smaller than the other walks I have organized. I do hope that our group will continue to grow but it was refreshing to … [Read more...]
Some of you may have heard about our exciting news over the weekend. For those of you who haven’t, this weekend was the first time our blog has gotten media coverage! I know it may be small beans compared to some blogs but we were pretty excited. I had kept it pretty hush-hush until I actually saw it with my own eyes. Last month at our Best Greenlake Weiner Walk Yet I stood up at the … [Read more...]
The Adventureweiner™ Club is where adventurous weiner dogs come to have fun and their parents come to exercise with their dog, make new friends and have a good time. Originally, when I started organizing events for the Seattle/Eastside Dachshund Meetup Group, I dreamed of finding hoards of extreme weiner dogs and their owners who hike long miles up big mountains like we do. What I found was … [Read more...]
Sunday was another great weiner dog walk. About 30 people and their dogs showed up. The dogs seemed rowdier than they have been before – it was like a deafening chorus of weiner dogs who were all singing off-key. They did quiet down as soon as we got moving. I managed to snap off 250 photos AND have more time to talk to people today. I took a lot of photos before we started and then spent half … [Read more...]
Well, it appears so anyway. I was on a Doxie forum at www.hotdogblog.com and asked the group of anyone else hiked with their weiner dog. I got a response from a woman who said her dog Sadie had been hiking ever since she was a puppy and that was all she knew. I thought "Virginia, is that you?" because the story sounded just like the story of Sadie, our first Adventureweiner from Port Townsend … [Read more...]
I belong to the Seattle/Eastside Dachshund Group on Meetup.com and thought it would be fun to connect with other doxie owners and go on a hike. I won't lie, I also thought it would give me more for my blog and help me prove that we aren't the only weiner dog family that gets out for hikes. Anyway, I contacted the organizer of the group and asked if I could be made assistant so I could … [Read more...]
We are pleased to feature Sadie as our first guest Adventureweiner. The day Sadie was born, her people took one look at her and exclaimed, "Runt!" Now, there are advantages to being a runt - like getting to dine in one of Port Townsend's premier restaurants via pocket. Sadie liked the food so much she summoned the chef to her table with a big-dog sized bark. It turns out that the chef was … [Read more...]