Wowowow. It’s been one mega, super busy past month, with so many things happening and so many things changing. Not so much for me; I still do all my usual stuff like lazing on the back of the couch like a pussy cat, providing the relaxing background ambiance of nonstop squeaking that I know Mum and Dad enjoy, bugging them for dinner at absurdly early hours, and you know, once in a while a photo shoot or something.
The point is, for me, I’m just chillin’. On the other hand, Dad has been heckin’ busy. Either he’s doing too much, or his time management is terrible. So I’ve already started conducting interviews for his replacement just in case it’s the latter.
Then, we also had ABC News come all the way from New York to spend a whole day with me, documenting what it’s like to live a day in the life with a celebrity dachshund. This is for their own Facebook Show called Career Canines.
That should be coming out in March.
Shortly after, I had a Skype “meet & greet” with some of my younger fans from Ms. Seamon’s third grade class in Utica, New York, who have all been fans for a while and have been dying to meet me and ask me their many questions.
They were pretty impressed by my tricks, and my muscles.
And as you know, we’re experimenting with this new Facebook Watch Show, which are longer episodic videos featuring voice-over and dialogue, generally clocking in at about 5 minutes in length. Dad is doing these all on his own accord and entirely himself as something new and exciting for the fans.
So I guess that’s why they took a little break in Hawaii while I stayed with my grandparents at home, clearly NOT jealous that I didn’t get to come.
It was okay though, because grandparents are MUCH BETTER at obliging my early dinner requests.
Plus, when Mum and Dad returned they brought me a new squeaky, which was nice. Even nicer though, they took me on a plane only two days later to go to Florida where I AM ALLOWED and where I am currently writing this from.
(I may or may not have booked the flights to Florida while they were away).
Now, while I’m in Florida, I’ll be filming a couple of my upcoming episodes here. And for one of those episodes, I’m looking for ideally a nice family with 2-3 kids and a couple dachshunds who are willing to come meet me at the beach one weekend to participate in my video! This will be near Tampa, so if you think you’re right for this casting call, or know someone who is, shoot me a message or email!
This year I’ve also partnered with my Canadian SPCA around their National Cupcake Day fundraising campaign, helping raise funds for shelter pups by hosting/selling cupcake/pupcake parties. You’ve probably seen Episode 4: Crusoe & Oakley Host a Cupcake Party, which judging by fan reaction is probably the favorite episode so far.
In support of National Cupcake Day, I also made a visit to Toronto recently for a meet & greet/fundraiser with my local fans. It was a fantastic turnout with people of all ages and from all over. Here’s some of the notable standouts:
And this one was my favorite. This little guy’s birthday was on the same day as this event and he had a whole birthday party planned with his friends but decided to skip out on that and come see me instead. How heartwarming is that?
To make things even busier, we’re also starting to gear up for my second book coming later this year, which to me is my favorite type of content we make. Not to mention we’ll be going on tour to meet as many of you as we can.
Learn more and subscribe for updates on book #2 here.
On the not-as-happy side, you may have heard how Facebook is decreasing how often you’ll see posts from pages like me. So I compiled some easy and great ways you can diversify the way you follow us and not miss a post here! One of the simplest ways though, is to subscribe by email. I never email you more than about once a month and you can unsubscribe anytime.
So with so much happening, I’m almost getting stressed myself just watching Dad try to handle it all. Almost.
Lastly, in the soul-searching process of trying to find the right “voice” for my little brother Oakley, it was pretty amazing just to see all the people who are so passionate about the little man. And I guess some of you figured he deserved a little more of the spotlight, so we’ve created this t-shirt just for TEAM OAKLEY fans! Also happy to say 15% of proceeds will go towards National Cupcake Day.
(Please notice that the bow-tie cutely changes colors with the color of the shirt 😉 )
Only available for 2 more days! Get yours here.
Thank you all for being such amazing, devoted, patient fans. I truly believe we may have the most loyal community out there and am so happy to have you with us on this journey!
And stay tuned for the next episode coming this Sunday which is my first “travel episode” where I go to St. Lucia!!!