Monday, April 1, 2013

Blog Dogs | Franish: Hans & Baer

I'm so excited about today's Blog Dogs! If you're not a follower of Franish you ain't livin' girl... and if you're not following her on Instagram you're missing out on some seriously sweet little puppymuffins in Hans and Baer. Fran Dandy is one of my all-time biggest girl crushes (and yours too, don't lie) and everyone's favorite German almost-doctor, and these two little wienerschnitzels are about to be your favorites as well!



1. Introduce us to your little furbaby!

I have 2! Hans is a 3.5 year old wired haired dachshund and Baer is a 3 year old dachshund/basset hound/ lab / retriever mix (NO he's not a mutt. that hurts his feelings)


2. Where and when and how did you get them?

Hans was my 22nd birthday present from my boyfriend. I begged and begged for a puppy and it all paid off. He just found a litter on craigslist and picked out the runt and made him ours. A few months later we started looking for a brother for Hans. We found Baer at the Columbia County Humane Society. He was a part of a litter of puppies that were dropped on their front door. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into since he is such a mix. We were surprised when he become 4 times his original size!

3. What are their favorite toys?

Baerpup loves anything he can chew up. Hansi loves his squeeky toy - the kind that doesn't have any fluff in it since they just tear those up.


4. Tell us your favorite puppy story. Come on, you know you have one.

Hans hates the water and Baer loves it. Last summer we went on a run with them and they ended up going on a swim in a lake. Since the water was disgusssssting, they were set to get a bath when we got home. We took their collars off so we could rinse them off outside with a hose, and for the 5 seconds we focused on Baer, Hans ran away. We looked and looked and looked for him all over the neighborhood. I for sure thought he was gone forever (remember we had just taken his collar off with his information). Eventually a lady found him sitting on her back porch and started walking around the neighborhood and we got him back. It was the worst hour of my life.

5. Do they have any funny quirks?

They both can hear the sound of a peeler or knife from across the house - they always get scraps of vegetables and fruits!


6. Where do they sleep?

They are in their crate at night and when we aren't home. It's their little safe zone - they just cuddle up together! Some nights when I feel guilty about leaving them alone I let them sleep with me when Chris isn't home - that's probably Hans's favorite thing in the entire world.

7. Can they do any tricks?

Yes! And we even made a little video even though they just wanted to do all of their tricks at once.


8. If you could describe Hans' and Baer's personality in one word, what would it be?

Hans: low
Baer: sheds-a-lot

9. Are there any doggy products you can't live without?

The knock off furminator!


10. What's the best advice you have for someone who's considering getting a dog?

Think about how often you travel or out of the house. Because my dogs are kenneled during the day, I drive home as quickly as possible after work to let them out. If Chris and I want to travel we have to kennel them or have my parents take them. Puppies are fun and dogs are great, but there are some sacrifices that have to be made - but when they snuggle up to you and lick your face (and your tears...its true), those minimal sacrifices are worth it.


Big thanks to Frannie May for sharing her babies with us! Come back next week for a behind-the-scenes look at the adorably wrinkly Beau and not wrinkly Natalie from The Second Best!

19 comments

  1. They're so cute! Love that last picture :)

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    1. They're doggy models. I couldn't believe the pics when she sent them! Like is this a doggy JCrew catalog?

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  2. This Blog Dogs feature is seriously increasing my puppy fever! I have to remind myself the exact thing that Fran said about how often we travel, and long days at work. I don't think it would be wise to get a dog right now, but I sure would love to have one (or two).

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    1. I know, it's hard. It's definitely limiting - your whole day is kind of divided up by when you can make it home and how best to keep their schedule stable. But as soon as you can manage it, they are so worth it.

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  3. Just like Andi, we are dogless right now and while some people get baby rabies I totally get puppy fever!! This series will be the death of me, I'm sure.

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    1. I love the term baby rabies!!! Only I'm going to use it in a bad way because babies scare the bejesus out of me...

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  4. Aww dachshunds are the best! These are some seriously cute doggies!

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    1. Yeah yeah yeah! They're especially my favorite when dressed as hotdogs. ;)

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  5. What an awesome series! Dogs are just the best :)

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  6. I absolutely love this dog series. I am doing so much awww'ing at my computer screen it's ridiculous! My dog Izzy doesn't roll over though- that's pretty impressive!
    Valerie
    www.the-style-files.com

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    1. My dogs do roughly negative zero tricks so yeah, this was like watching circus dogs!

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  7. oh my goodness, I had no idea Fran had doxies! I love her even more now :) love this series so much!!!

    -Jenna Brianne
    wearablefunfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. AS IF IT WERE POSSIBLE TO LOVE HER MORE... but yeah I agree. They're presshhhh

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    2. let it be known that I am loved. hugs all around.

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  8. This is the best blog series ever!!!! I see all kinds of pictures of Hans and Baer on Franny's Instagram account, but I was so excited to read more about them :)

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  9. AWWWWW! This warms my heart! My family dog was a dachshund-terrier mix, and she was the BEST dog! She did all her tricks at once too...it was the funniest thing. I love that you adopted both of them too :-)

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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    1. My best friend's chihuahua does that too! I think it's so cute.

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