Dachshund Cob

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When I was in high school, I had an obsession with penguins.  I loved penguins.  One year, at Christmas, everyone bought me penguin stuff.  Penguin blankets, penguin light switch plates, penguin mugs, penguin earrings (oh, God – no!).  I was swimmingly in penguin.  Finally, I had to tell everyone that I no longer liked penguins just to stop the barrage of penguin gifts.


Now, it’s kind of like that with dachshunds.  For my birthday alone, I got a dachshund pen, a dachshund clock, and a dachshund burp cloth.  Except I really, really love everything dachshund.  There is no going overboard.  When it comes to dachshund paraphernalia, there is no version of tacky.


Hah hah. A dachshund corn on the cob.  Get it?!


Someone tried to steal a beet off my plate…


No dachshunds were harmed in the making of this post.


I promise.


Anyway – back to dinner.  It was scrumptious, dachshund corn on the cob and all.  Also included:  cast-iron tofu with brown rice and cilantro (a little dry but still tasty) and beets.


Three cheers for meeeeeeeeeeeee.  I made it to the pool today, all my myself <— Pulling on my big girl swim panties. Going by myself was quite the feat because I’ve been really relying on my workout buddy (DadHTP) to motivate me to swim.  He called off today, but I didn’t want to miss my workout, so I went by myself.  I usually swim 18 laps, but felt so pooped by 16, that I listened to my body and called it a day.  Good times!


So – anyone else get inundated by themed presents?  Love them or secretly hate them?  Love the weenie dogs but not the penguins.



  • Kim @ vegan mama May 23, 2012, 9:32 pm

    I remember when I was a lifeguard, I would get nervous when very pregnant ladies would come to the pool – I bet you are making lifeguards nervous now ;).

    Also, those are the funnest corn on the cob skewers!

  • Jen May 23, 2012, 9:32 pm

    Those are the cutest corn holders ever! Where do people even find stuff like that?! My MIL tends to buy me a lot of cat stuff simply because we have two cats. For instance, I currently have nine cat-themed coffee mugs in the cupboard. Nine. For a house with two humans and two cats. That’s kindof a lot, lol, but it’s all in good fun.

    • Reenie May 23, 2012, 9:55 pm

      9 Jen….for 9 lives a cat has 😉

  • Shelley May 23, 2012, 9:56 pm

    I love penguins. I even got excited when I read the word penguin (sad I know.)

    Mum even bought “classy’ glass penguin figurines for our engagement party cake 😉

  • Ashley May 23, 2012, 9:59 pm

    Squirrel stuff!! I can’t get enough. Hopefully my baby likes squirrels too because his/her nursery is filled with them!!

    • Caitlin May 24, 2012, 11:57 am

      I am so scared of squirrels.

  • TiffanyS May 23, 2012, 10:03 pm

    My first house I had a yellow accent wall in the kitchen, and I loved chicken stuff in that room. So, then everyone started getting me chicken things for my kitchen. At first it was really cute, and then it got weird like fake chickens with feathers? I know longer have a chicken kitchen, and no desire to ever again!

  • Annette@FitnessPerks May 23, 2012, 10:26 pm

    Hahah. Love it! And no, not really. Just that I love polka dots! And pink. A lot!! 🙂

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 23, 2012, 10:26 pm

    I love those corn on the cob holders!!! And no themed gifts here! I guess I’ve never had a consistent thing I loved!

  • Megan May 23, 2012, 10:39 pm

    Haha, I’m totally in love with penguins :] Partially from the hockey team and partially from the general animal. I have pillow pets, pants, cups, towels, blankets. Way to go on the workout :]

  • Stephanie @ Legally Blinde May 23, 2012, 10:52 pm

    Haha, that dachshund corn-on-the-cob is so hilarious!! I have a similar thing with owls – I really like owls, and it definitely seems to be a popular theme for gifts: salt and pepper shakers, a planter, jewelry, note cards, dish towels, votives, a piggy (owl-y?) bank, PJs – even a funny musical instrument! But I still love owls and think the themed presents are pretty fun 🙂

  • Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana May 23, 2012, 11:23 pm

    Those dachshund corn on the cob holders made me laugh out loud, I have a friend who loves dachshunds and I think she would get a kick out of these 🙂

  • Rebecca May 23, 2012, 11:31 pm

    When I was in junior high I had an obsession with penguins! I got penguin slippers and a robe with a penguin on it and penguin pajamas for Christmas.
    Then I went through a dog phase a couple years after that; I got dog-themed gifts from friends for a couple of years. Stuffed animals, posters, things like that. Pretty great. I still have some of them. 🙂

    • Rebecca May 23, 2012, 11:32 pm

      Oh, and in 6th grade I was obsessed with the Iditarod and Huskies. Haha.

  • Sana May 23, 2012, 11:54 pm

    Ahhh,the corn thing is sooo cute!!!

  • kim May 23, 2012, 11:57 pm

    Please make your background lighter or your font darker! I cannot read your blog anymore from my smart phone!

    • CaitlinHTP May 24, 2012, 9:48 am

      There’s something wrong with the blog – it is not intentional. Trying to sort it out. So sorry!

  • Anne @strawberryjampackedlife May 24, 2012, 12:07 am

    I got pigeon-holed with bears when I declared that I liked them back in 9th grade. I think it’s died down now. My cousin is also obsessed with dachshunds. She was a reader at my wedding and for a thank you present I gave her a cute little pillow. She pretty much loved it!



  • Debbie May 24, 2012, 12:13 am

    I have 2 wirehaired doxies, and many, many dachshund items! I need those cob holders!

  • Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See May 24, 2012, 12:24 am

    Those are the cutest corn on the cob holders. EVER

  • Jen May 24, 2012, 1:41 am

    LOL…this is too funny!!! I too had a penguin obsession & received a ridiculous amount of penguin-themed gifts in high school and college! Thankfully, they have tapered down (although I still receive a few now and then, which I totally don’t mind), but over the years I have received: cards, figurines, cups, pajamas & other articles of clothing, MANY stuffed penguins, car decals, potholders/dish cloths, magnets, a 4-foot (?) tall inflatable penguin that – to my dismay- my roommate’s babysitting charge loved to pulverize like a punching bag, multiple pairs of earrings, etc., etc. etc…

    Despite it all, I still love those adorable birdies, but am SOOO grateful that the themed gifts have finally settled down! 🙂

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 24, 2012, 5:50 am

    Those are unbelievably CUTE! Do you know where they are from? My best friend has a Dachshund – and it would be neat to see if they have other dogs!

  • Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not May 24, 2012, 7:05 am

    Where do people find this stuff?? haha. I never really had one “thing” that I liked growing up…except a few years ago I bought an elephant ring and people thought from then on that I collected elephant stuff…so now I have quite a few elephant decorations.

  • Hillary May 24, 2012, 7:10 am

    One of my best friends in high school had a thing for Spongebob. I still can’t see Spongebob without thinking of him!

  • Lindsay May 24, 2012, 7:31 am

    You know everyone in blogworld will be sending you Dachsund themed gifts from now on!!! lol 🙂

  • Emma May 24, 2012, 8:11 am

    Oh my goodness, where did you get those? Is there somewhere I could order online? They would be the perfect gift for a friend!

  • Jessica May 24, 2012, 8:18 am

    I get dachshund themed stuff too. I have 1 dachshund and 1 dachshund mix!

    For instance, I have a t-shirt with a dachshund on it that says “Get Low.” HA!

    I also have Da Vinci’s Dachshund framed in my living room. http://www.wiener-dog.com/davinci.html

    • Caitlin May 24, 2012, 11:54 am

      That is an awesome print.

  • Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) May 24, 2012, 8:31 am

    I still have a penguin obsession! However, I have had to tell people not to give me them as gifts. I just want to enjoy them on my terms.

  • Cindy May 24, 2012, 8:31 am

    When my fiancé was stationed in Alaska I heard about a story where a shipment of rubber ducks fell off the boat and the ducks were washing up on the Alaskan shore. Every time we talked I would ask him if he found any ducks yet. It was our thing to give each other rubber ducks. My family latched onto this and now give me a duck for every gift giving holiday. I am swimming in ducks! I just don’t have the heart to break it to them that I really don’t want this many rubber ducks.

  • Ginger May 24, 2012, 8:38 am

    For me it was ladybugs…rugs, kitchen stuff, cork board pins, you name it people found it. I now hate ladybugs. Now I love owl things but I have kept that to myself and admire from a far..too funny!

  • Janelle May 24, 2012, 8:59 am

    Elephants are my thang. Have been for 10+ years. Heck I still sleep with an elephant and I’m 26 with a boyfriend. haha!

    I only like the playful, fun, whimsical elephants though. If I got all-elephant gifts, I’d probably love it!!

  • Jennifer May 24, 2012, 9:17 am

    I too had a love for penguins in high school. I guess the 2 things I love now are poppies and birdies.

    Is James part Dachshund, too?

    • Caitlin May 24, 2012, 11:53 am

      We think so – we don’t really know though because he’s a mutt. He is rather long though.

  • Anne Weber-Falk May 24, 2012, 9:25 am

    I have always enjoyed things nautical. I love the ocean and Cape Cod is my favorite place to be. Well my family took that as Anne likes to collect light houses. For years my family would give me any and all things light houses. Now they have finally stopped giving me light houses. I have slowly, so I don’t hurt any feelings, gotten rid of them, but I have so many that I have a half bath decorated in light houses.

  • Elle May 24, 2012, 9:43 am

    I was obsessed with dolphins during high school (mainly due to the “Flipper” TV series and having an aqua park close to home with a few dolphins, seals, turtles…). Thankfully my girlfriends limited their gift-giving to jewellery, so I accumulated dolphin necklaces, dolphin earrings, dolphin bracelets, dolphin…ankle chains?! (they were in fashion in those years!).

    Then almost out of the blue I fell out of love with dolphins an in love with all things Harry Potter related (partly due to a crush on Alan Rickman…eh…).

    But now after seeing Maggie so often in your pictures I’m getting addicted to dachshunds, too!! Boy, she’s gorgeous!!

    • Caitlin May 24, 2012, 11:52 am

      Maggie says thanks 🙂

  • Kate @ life's precious moments May 24, 2012, 9:46 am

    I am the same way with cows. Everyone always buys me cow gifts.. I have a cow spoon holder, blanket, paper-towel holder (the list goes on and on). It is getting bad. I had to let everyone know that although I still love them.. I don’t need them all over my apartment!

    Your dinner looks delicious! I should be adventuresome with my dinners– in a bit of a rut!

  • Jessica G. May 24, 2012, 10:00 am

    Mannn, I tried to swim yesterday but my pool was closed due to thunder 🙁 I totally didn’t realize that was a thing with indoor pools, oops.

    And yeah, I was a cupcake for Halloween a few years back, and ever since I get all kinds of cupcake crap from my parents for birthdays and Christmas. I’m definitely a hater.

  • Dominique May 24, 2012, 10:17 am

    I love penguins (they’re my fave animal) but more like penguin stuffed toys. I have a collection of them at my parents’ place.

    Since Sean and I have two cats, people have been gifting us cat-related items. One of the funniest gifts I received was a mosiac of two of our four cats that my dad got me for Christmas. I think he had it commissioned and everything. And since one of those two passed away recently, that present means more to me than anything in the world.

  • Michelle May 24, 2012, 10:53 am

    When I was in highschool/college, I was obsessed with dolphins. Every gift I received was a dolphin- dolphin shaped oil lamp, photos, earrings, tshirts, coffee mug, keychain, etc. And I loved it all!

    In my mid twenties, I went to Mexico and had a chance to swim with the dolphins at an eco-park. I was in the water with them for close to an hour (and other tourists) and then swam out to the middle of their pool. They came streaming towards me and lifted me up for a quick 30 seconds. It was amazing and was the pinnacle of my dolphin love. I’m satisified and can look the other way when I see dolphin kitsch. 🙂

    • Caitlin May 24, 2012, 11:40 am

      Best comment ever.

  • Johanna B May 24, 2012, 11:17 am

    Everyone gives me owl things but that’s ok cuz you can never have too many owls around.

  • Amber K May 24, 2012, 2:49 pm

    I collect Snoopys, but it’s starting to get a little crazy. I just have soooooo many. Still love my beloved Snoopy though!

  • Ali @ Super Mario Twins May 24, 2012, 9:00 pm

    I got Beanie Babies for every birthday and Christmas for like 3 years. I was obsessed, I even had the clear plastic tag protectors and everything. Eventually I grew out of it and I donated all of them to the Kindergarten classroom in my old school. My mom paid so much for the “collectible” ones, and I just did a quick online search and the Princess Di bear is selling for like $5. Ouch.

  • Liza May 24, 2012, 10:47 pm

    I love shoes, so anytime my soon-to-be mother in law buys me something, it is shoe related. We’re talking shoe wine glasses, charms, and a shoe wine topper (um, I don’t really drink wine), shoe notepads, shoe ornaments, etc. while it is so thoughtful and sweet, I like to wear shoes, not decorate with them! She does the same thing with her son-in-law. You know those villages at Christmas time? She bought him one piece of a village: a mini replica of the store, Lowes. She said it was because she knows how much he likes going into Lowes. The thing is, he doesn’t have any other type of village pieces, why would he want a random Lowes store? I mean, I like to shop at Target, but I don’t want a small replica of the store to decorate my house with!
    Ok. End rant. 🙂

  • Julie May 25, 2012, 4:01 pm

    My daughter is OBSESSED w/ turtles! She, too, has rec’d every gift imaginable that’s turtle related. I, for one, am totally sick of turtles! 😛

  • Krista @ Can't Survive on Yarn Alone May 25, 2012, 8:08 pm

    When Titanic was first in theaters (the non-3D version) my aunt decided that since I liked the movie it meant I WANTED Titanic stuff. Luckily she ran out of items that were reasonably priced so my heart… I mean, “collection” didn’t go on too long.

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