Milwaukee German fest features Doxie Blessing

If you’re in Milwaukee this weekend, thanks to MidWest Dachshund Rescue, you can get your wiener dog blessed by Father John Allen of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in South Milwaukee at 3 p.m.

That’s after the 2 p.m. German Fest parade featuring last year’s Doxie Winner, “Frankie,” and the winner of the 2008 Costume Contest. And it’s just before the
Wiener Dog Races at 3:15 p.m. and the Dachshund Awards Presentation: 4 p.m.

The beer will be flowing too. Prost!

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  1. Blair Sorrel

    Greetings! Unfortunately, most dog walkers discover a danger, only sadly, when victimized. And so I wanted to inform you of And so you are aware, I confer with Con Edison's Stray Voltage and Public Affairs Units and contribute to Wet Nose Guide and New York Dog Chat. Thank you.

    WHY URBAN METAL ISN'T PRECIOUS- Blair Sorrel, Founder,

    Of course, you want a worry-free walk year-round, so adopt this simple strategy:


    Take just a few seconds to survey the immediate surroundings and make your trajectory toward a non-conductive surface, ie., plastic, wood, cardboard, rather than risking any metal or electrical fixture. The lowly, free-standing garbage bag, is you and your dog's best friend, most of the time, unless it's snowed and salted. Then you might contemplate indoor products. Consider the safer, hardware-free RopeNGo leash and harness to help shield against a possible zapping and for greater peace of mind.


    Your pooch's sex is irrelevant. True, the most gruesome scenario is that of a male dog electrocuted by its own urine. Our poster girl sidled a hydrant and limped for five days.Intuit your dog's cues, if resistant to an area, choose an alternative route. Elude potentially live work areas or carry your canine, if necessary. Opt for indoor products such as The Pet Loo, Hammacher Schlemmer's Indoor Restroom, or Wee-Wee Pads, if external conditions are ominous. Dog booties can leak and make your pooch even more vulnerable.


    Any of these fixtures might be dangerous, so again, choose non-conductive where and when possible. (link to home page fixtures listed below and/or the visuals page):

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    – Street & Traffic Lights can leak if damaged internally, even if the compartment is fully closed and the light is not illuminated

    – While wooden blocks anchor Scaffolding or Sidewalk Sheds, be aware that sloppy wiring by a contractor and/or the use of lighting equipment which is NOT WATER-PROOFED or even suitable for outdoor usage, may still shock a passerby.

    – ATM Vestibules

    – Decorative Lighting

    – Dog Booties may increase
    the risk of a shock

    – Electrical Boxes

    – Fire Hydrants

    – Fire Police Call Boxes

    – Manhole Covers

    – Muni Meters

    – Phone Booths

    – Service Boxes

    – Street Light Boxes

    – Traffic Boxes

    – Work Areas

    After all, why chance it when there's a choice?


    Tampered equipment can become pernicious so please map (Report Form) damaged fixtures and known hot spots to admonish other pedestrians and alert the utility and transportation department.

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