My very favorite color, besides ALL the colors, is a lime-ish, olive-ish green.
Weeks Dye Works has the most gorgeous green and none of these pictures are true but if you go to the floss at Colorado Cross Stitcher, that’s an accurate color.
When I first started stitching, it seemed every chart I wanted to stitch called for Oscar and it was one of the colors that was ALWAYS out of stock EVERYWHERE. As happens with so many of the things we can’t get, all of a sudden, Oscar started showing up in stores. I went a little crazy and when it would come in at one shop, I’d order 5 or 6 skeins. Then a day or so later, before that order arrived, another shop would get it in and I’d order 5 or 6 more skeins. Some shops take a week or so to ship. The mail takes a while to get here. I kept ordering and by the time all the orders arrived, I had about 30 skeins of Oscar. I will never run out of Oscar (unless Oscar gets into my floss and ruins all my Oscar!)
As I was thinking of names for the puppy, I was thinking of my favorite things. Can’t name a dog Dr. Pepper. Crawfish wouldn’t be a good name. Then, Oscar popped into my head and Vince liked it. Then I thought about Oscar Meyer wieners. He’s a wiener dog! I told Vince . . for his name on his papers, we could make it Oscar M. Weeks (M. for Meyer and Weeks for Weeks Dye Works). We’ll see about that but his name is going to be Oscar.
We have that settled. I ordered his food, a new bed, some toys, a tooth brush and toothpaste. One thing I don’t have is a harness. I usually have those made by Dachshund Delights but, until he grows a bit, I’ll try to find one in the stores that will work. I suppose after we pick him up, we’ll go try to find a harness that works. We have plenty of pet food and water bowls.
Anything else we need? I didn’t buy treats because I’ve never been big on giving treats. I’d rather them eat food and not beg for treats. Dachshunds are such beggars anyway. I probably will get treats for potty training but with all our dogs, I’ve learned that they soon learn that if they go out every 5 minutes, that’s 12 treats per hour!
Linda Garcia says
I had a lab that expected a treat every time she went outside clear up until she passed at the age of 12. After that, I quit giving treats for potty training.
Speck was the same way. In fact, he would walk out the door, turn around and come back in without ever getting off the patio or certainly not doing anything that was worthy of a treat but he would walk back inside and demand a treat.
Sarah F. says
Love the name Oscar! Of course I am a little biased as that was my nickname growing up. My maiden name was Meyer. (The hot dogs are spelled Mayer BTW.) And we had a ginger Doxie growing up with the real original name of Ginger.
Obviously, I don’t know a lot about hot dogs! 🙂 Thanks.
I love the name Oscar! When we got Emmi I asked a friend who had trained dogs as service animals to give me some hints. He told us to feed Emmi out of our hand–her dog food–every bite she ate should come from our hands for about two weeks (could have been longer but Emmi is 12 years old and I can’t remember). He said that taught the dog that you are the alpha. It worked! Emmi is so eager to please us and minds so well. Schnauzers have a stubborn streak a mile wide so I’m glad we found a way to teach her to mind.
I use cheerios for treats – fairly healthy and low calorie.
That’s a great idea!
Sandi B says
I gave our dogs pieces of kibble as a treat. I of course played it up so they really thought it was extra special!