Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Weenie Update.... and a photoless dip

(two weenies ready to go on their first bike ride!)

SO, in addition to our new addition, we have more good weenie news!!

Leela has been accepted to Race in the Weiner Dog Nationals at the Los Alamitos Race Track on Saturday July 19, 2008 WOOOOOHOOOO!! GO LEELA!!!
Click HERE for more information on the races!

Here is a little bit about our new addition; Arthur.
We adopted Arthur from a rescue organization called Dachshund Paws Rescue. He is about 2 years old and from what we can tell, and very lucky to be rescued by the organization! He is working on some pretty intense fear issues (like the terror when the a/c kicks on and makes a noise) but he has made some pretty big progress since joining us last Saturday!
We are very proud of him! He and Leela are getting along very, very well! They like chewing on chewies together, playing chase (Leela's favorite game, which always involves her being chased, not chasing him)and soon we'll take our first family trip to the beach...Just this past weekend we went for our first group bike ride! (See the top photo above, that's their trailer that Nate pulls along the bike trail)

That's about it, they are both good at sitting just outside the kitchen and watching Nate and I cook and bake, so stay tuned for more (food related) updates soon!

Photo-less Dip (so this post is still somewhat food related...)

1 8oz block of light cream cheese, softened (room temp)
1 small container of light sour cream
1 15oz can of black beans drained & rinsed
1 15oz can of sweet corn, drained & rinsed
2 handfuls of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 small jar of medium heat salsa
Seasoning to taste with black pepper, cayenne, and a few dashes of hot sauce!

Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, spices and salsa in a bowl and mix with a hand mixer until well combined. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to stir in the beans, then the corn, then the shredded cheese. Serve with chips, crackers, carrots, or whatever! It is super easy and super yummy!!!


The Food Librarian said...

Oh dear. Your doggies are too cute. Good luck in the race! Sounds like a blast.

Elite Entrees said...

Your dogs are adorable!

Michelle H said...

Your pups are so cute! :o)

Judy said...

My very first dog was a dachshund. Have fun with them this summer!

Jaime said...

that is so sweet of your guys to adopt a rescue dog instead of getting one from the breeder. GL to leela in the race!!

Faith said...

Ah, sweet little pup pups!! I have grown up with Dachshunds my entire life (my folks currently have 2), they are so sweet. Thank you for rescuing a dog instead of going out and buying a new puppy! I am such a supporter of that. :-) We just recently have a new addition to our little family, a rescue as well. Ours is named Charlie. We already had Lucy, a Lab-Pitt mix, a pound puppy. It's amazing how great having 2 dogs is. isn't it? They are such little companions for each other.

Love your blog. Shall have to try some of your yummy recipes. If your ever in the neighborhood, stop on by and I'll share some with you. (www.poppycockandsunshine.wordpress.com)

Megan said...

Awww, cute doggies. My brother has 5 dachsunds, 2 golden and 3 long hair. They are so funny and cute!

Good luck in the race!