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.
After a long hiatus, our Guest Adventueweiner feature is back. We like to highlight and give a shout-out to other adventurous Dachshunds. Secretly, it's also to further our agenda of breaking small dog stereotypes. These features are proof that Chester and Gretel aren't the only wiener dogs hitting the trail. Say hi to Rockit. Rockit is a 16 lb bundle of love from Texas. He is an amazing … [Read more...]
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...]
Today’s Guest Adventureweiner is Spartacus. Spartacus is from Edmonds, Washington. His is an active member of our Adventureweiner Club and one of our good friends. Sparticus’ Dad took a little adventure time out to answer some questions for us. Tell me a little about Spartacus Spartacus is 13 months old (Dec 14, 2010 birthday) and approx. 16lbs. He’s is not fat so that weight … [Read more...]
Our Guest Adventureweiner today is Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund. Crusoe lives in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. We have become fast bloggy friends with Crusoe and admire his drive for adventure. Crusoe is a local celebrity where we lives (or at least he thinks he is). 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...]
We love getting email from our fans! Last month we got the pleasure to “meet” Buster, a fellow Adventureweiner. Buster is a tough, low-maintenance little dude who loves to camp and hike. Buster lives with his family in Escalon, CA which in the Central Valley just below the foothills of the Sierras. They have a permanent trailer in Avery, CA at about 3,800 foot elevation. Buster gets to spend … [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...]