Monday, October 17, 2011

parley view parsnip...

My Monday post about what is going on around my home.

Sunday Morning I was invited by Waldie to a Halloween Party sponsored by a Dachshund Group.
The morning started with a "meet and greet" and a lovely Spring Water was served, Vintage 2011, a very good year. Lovely parting gifts bags were filled with a charming assortment of small tasty treats.
Much wooofing, nerrfing and sniffing was enjoyed followed by a Halloween costume contest.

A few of the costumes, top left, Banana split, Spiderman, Bat, Toblerone, Pumpkin and Ladybug. I was having so much fun that I forgot to snap some photos. Legs and feet courtesy of paparazzi and adoring public.

And the winner was............... Waldie the Toblerone.
Since he is a Chocolate Dachshund, what better costume but a chocolate bar. Daughter made the costume, which I think looked just like the rather tasty chocolate bar. One of the few chocolate candy I happen to like.
At one time Toblerone was on the list of possible new names.

The third placed Shark was circling, maybe disputing the voting ?

Waldie has been living with his new family for a month. Since then he has gone from an abused and neglected dog, fearful of people especially men. He wouldn't eat, go outside and walked with his tail firmly tucked between his legs.
In one month he is now enjoying eating, goes outside and loves riding in the car. His social calendar has been filled with an afternoon spent at October Fest, Sunday Brunch at the patio of a neighborhood restaurant and a First Place at the Halloween Party. What is even better is he now has a new life with two adoring people. I wonder what he is thinking besides...
Life is so much fun !
chocolate. . . parsnip
music. . . Gimme Some Lovin', Spencer Davis Group

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  1. They all look so cute...but I'll bet they hate those costumes!

  2. Norma...
    What was so funny is they didn't hate them. They just ran around happy. Maybe because they are "go to ground" dog and squeezing in tunnels.... that having a costume on them didn't bother them.

  3. Toblerone! that's funny :). Triangular dogs needed.... :)

  4. This is such a hear warming story.
    Toblerone really is one lucky pup. Buster thinks the costumes are pretty good.
    Bravo Toblerone!

  5. i just love a happy ending!

    smiles, bee

  6. waldi is the luckiest dog in the world! Love these photos!

  7. Isn't it lovely to hear of a mistreated dog suddenly getting new loving owners - Waldie sounds a lucky chap.

  8. They all seem to be enjoying themselves - little hams!