Wednesday, February 20, 2013

It is OFFICIAL!!!!!

Dear Blogville,

We the Dachsies With Moxie (Chip and Tasha) have a wonderful announcement! Yes, you guessed- WHN and Dad have failed yet again at being foster parents and we wish to welcome His Snoopyness into the DWM pack officially!

Snoopy has thrived under Chip's tutelage and has warmed Tasha's heart, and has become Dad's BDF (Best Dachshund Furever). He protects WHN while Dad is at work and keeps us on our toes. He is very protective of his pack and his home, and does NOT like other peeps very much. (He is NOT a biter but a very persistent barker) The mail man fears him as does the UPS man. Squirrels shudder as he passes by. This is probably due to his background and we are working very hard at changing that for him and it will take a great deal of time. He is currently enrolled in the beginner training class at PetSmart but he already knows that he has to repeat it- his anxiety is such that he barks the entire class and heeds the pawrents, but not the teacher. He is making great improvements that are easily seen each week, but his anxiety gets the better of him and  he gets spooked too easily by shadows and off he goes on a barking tear. At night, he and Chip sleep together in the Big Bed, guarding WHN from all enemies foreign and domestic, and he takes his duties as Senior Security Consultant at Dachshund Security, LLC seriously. His allergies are under control, but all we need to find now is a training treat that will not make him sick to his stomach or cause an allergic reaction.

As Blogville is aware, we had to leave our home in Ohio and move to St Louis when Dad was hired by the MetroLink rail system. While we have lived here for just over six months, the house in Ohio remains unsold, and we are paying rent and utilities here in Missouri and the mortgage and utiities in Ohio. As such, WHN and Dad are having trouble coming up with the 275.00 needed for Snoopy's adoption fees and we are asking Blogville for help.

WHN is going to sponsor a raffle for an original Frankie Furter quilt, 45 x 45 inches in size, colors of your choosing and of course with a portrait of the winning Blogville resident on it. Tickets will be 2.00 a piece, or six for ten dollars, via PayPal or the Chipin on the blog. IF you prefer to send check, money order or cash, please email WHN at DachsiesWithMoxieMama AT gmail DOT com with the relevant info.

The raffle will run from March 1st through March 15th, with our beloved former Mayor, Frankie Furter Price, drawing the winner's name on the 17th of March. The quilt will be sent to the winner by the end of April.

IF the raffle raises more money than is needed to pay Snoopy's adoption fees, the remaining funds will be donated to DRNA, Dachshund Rescue of North America. DRNA has been a source of great joy in our lives- Ginger, Chip, Thai, Tasha and Snoopy have all come into our lives from this rescue, and we know that we are the rescuees, not the dachshunds.

The original Frankie Furter quilt


GOOSE said...

I love a good failure story. And you can bet I will be buying a few raffle tickets.

Millie and Walter said...

Chip we are so happy to hear that WHN and Mr. Geoff have failed as foster parents again. Not that I doubted you would be in your forever home from the day you stepped through the door. I will be sure to have my mom fork over some dough for tickets. Who wouldn't want a WHN original?


Unknown said...

Pawsome news. We hope you raise enough funds and your quilt is brilliant. Have a terrific Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

We've always loved that quilt....count us in when the tickets are available.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

{{{BLUSH}}} I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw ME (Frankie Furter) on YOUR blog!! THEN I read about WHY you showed MY picture and HURRIED UP and wrote a Post about your Quilt Raffle.

So now let me say CONGRATULATIONS to SNOOPY fur helping WHN and Mr. Geoff be TOTAL SUCCESSES at fostering you.

Welcome to the DWM Pack!!! THIS is wonderful news fur Everybuddy.
I hope that you raise 87 Bazillion green papers. WE will buy tickets fur SURE.
We LOVE our quilts and the quilt that WHN made fur of my BELOVED Wives is just gorgeous and SARGE's quilt is fangtastic.
SOMEBUDDY is gonna be VERY VERY much THRILLED to win a WHN original of themselves.

Patrice and Higgins said...

OMD! How pawesome...Snoopy has a furever home thanks to the failure of your parents! BOL!! I will be back to get me some raffle tickets cause this quilt...I must have!!


Roxie, Sammy, Andy and Shermie said...

Hello fellow Dachsies! Thank you for coming by our blog and leaving a comment. What a wonderful blog entry for us to read to get to know you! We love it when dachsies find their furever home. Mom hasn't worked since Feb 1 but we will see if we can get her to pull some change out of the sofa so we get get some raffle tickets too. We know you will be able to raise enough to cover the adoption fee. Thank you again for coming to visit us. We hope you will come visit again soon!

Roxie, Sammy, Andy and Sherman

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Yay Snoopy and the DWM!!
Wesa have our post ready to release on March 1st...and you knows wesa will buy some tickets!!
Much Luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

A MilShelb Mom said...

Yay for Snoopy! :)
~Milly and Shelby

Lovable Lily said...

You can bet we're gonna do everything in our power to buy some tickets! We want the Snoopmeister to stay with you furever!

He's my boyfurend and he's staying put!


Sagira said...

We will buy a ticket.

Dachshund Nola said...

I'll share this on my post tomorrow!

Scooter said...

This sounds like a great idea!!

Jazzi and Addi

Katie said...

This is so great and really hope Snoopy gets to stay forever! Can't wait to check out the raffle.

Oink oink,
Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

The Daily Pip said...

I am a foster failure, too! Welcome Snoopy!

Your pal, Pip

Marg said...

That is terrific. We have a couple of foster failures here. Yay for Snoopy.
We would like to post about your raffle on our blog. Do you have a picture of one of your quilts??That sounds so terrific?? Your placemats are terrific too. We will post it sometime this week.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Aw, you guys are a pushover for a cute face. :) Seriously, we're happy you want Snoopy to become part of your pack and hope all the needed funds are raised.

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Fantastic news!! We will will for sure buy some tickets.


Mo and The Purries said...

Congrats to Snoopy!
We'll have a post about this up on The Cat Blogosphere on March 1st.

Ziggy Stardust said...

I got some tickets, I hope you get lots of help for Snoopy.

Loveys Sasha

Mollie said...

BOL, we'z too keen wez were looking everywhere'z for the ticket'z now..Silly Uz xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

FiveSibesMom said...

Love foster fail stories! Welcome Snoopy! We'd love to be in the raffle! going to check out details now!