June 29, 2016

Campaigns With Christmas: Courage

Welcome back to the third addition of my weekly campaign series, peeps! This is Christmas speaking, and this week's topic is something every candy date should have: courage. It's as simple as that...courage.

What is courage? My mom googled it for me and the accurate definition is "the ability to do something that frightens one" or "strength in the face of pain or grief". After my mom looked this up for me, she said, "Chris, you're so lazy! You couldn't have Googled it yourself?" And I replied, "I don't have opposable thumbs and my paws are as high as your pointer finger is long, so I'll need help typing sometimes!" When she was leaving, she muttered, "Interesting he says that after months of blogging!" and I was like, "Ugh, my mom is crazy!"

ANYWAY...every good candy date has courage. As usual, I'll look into some situations in which courage is needed!

If you're a human, courage could mean...

Trying something new, like going somewhere that seems unsettling for the first time.

Taking risks, like eating bacon when you know your dog is nearby (sound familiar, mom?)

Helping someone when nobody else will help them

Standing up for someone, even if means you end up becoming the victim

If you're a pooch, maybe that means...

Trying something new, like going into a new place or greeting a strange person or dog

Taking risks, like eating that unsupervised cheeseburger even though you might throw up afterwards (my mom is paying me in treats to put down this all too familiar situation!)

Helping those who need a dog to brighten up their day

Standing up for someone, even if it means you become the victim

How is having courage important as a Blogville mayoral candy date? Bow wow, let's take a look! Even though Blogville is a fun, happy, goofy, and social place where peeps and their pets connect through their blogs, it still takes courage to be the mayor of Blogville! Of course because I'm not mayor (but I hope to be!) I haven't experienced such a burden, but I know a little of what it's like.

It takes courage to stand up for Blogville and represent it as an individual. It takes courage to go to the blog nobody else reads and tell them how awesome they are. It takes courage to be willing to break up any virtual skirmishes, and it takes courage to take action against anything inappropriate Blogville might have let in, whether it was intentional or not.

Us Dachshunds might be small, but we're known for our courage! We think we're big dogs! As a candy date, I'll do anything to help my Blogville friends. It takes courage to be a candy date, and with the help of you all, I hope courage will lead me to becoming mayor one day.


  1. Oh Christmas...this is a wonderful post on courage. I know Dachshunds have lots of courage, just like us Terriers, which would make you a perfect candy date for mayor!

  2. Very good post Christmas and all momma s should have candy to keep them happy. It might give them courage too
    Lily & Edward

  3. For sure that took a ton of Dachshund courage Christmas!!
    You are a very good sport!
    Hugs madi your bfff

  4. Thanks for your comments Christmas, it is so kind of you to drop by with your comforting words. We miss both Cookie and Moe very much, but they will live in our hearts forever.

    Nina, Mindy, Mike

  5. Yes, it does take courage! Great post!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    Pee Ess - Do you need anything from us for the dance?

    1. Nope, I'll scavenge your blog for some good pictures!

  6. Oh Christmas....you'll make a courageous mayor....i just know it


  7. OMD, that is VERY courageous dude! I knows the peeps like to put strange thingies on us, it is ALWAYS courageous to be seen in such fare! BOL
    Ruby ♥

  8. what a great post! it needs a lot of courage to stand up for someone, but that's what our slice earth needs... to be there for the one next to us and to show courage for ourselves and for others. And your breed is famous for having a lot of courage... it's in the name... no other breed can handle a badger like a dachshund...


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