Calling all Doggie Diner adherents, defenders and fans: the historic dachshund triplets are in need of your help. Long a fixture of the Bay Area charity events, parades, and public happenings, and even longer a symbol of the now defunct Doggie Diner chain, these three bowtied canines have suffered corrosion, worn-down fiberglass, and a rickety trailer since they fell into the hands of John Law and his crew of artists and tradesmen, who rescued them from sure death at the dump after the 1950s-era food chain ceased operations.
To many living in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Doggie Diner heads are a much-loved relic of our living past, a local treasure, and part of our history. From the 1950’s through the 80’s San Francisco, Oakland, and Peninsula residents all patronized the Doggie Diner restaurants. Many from the mid-60’s on were captivated by the Mona Lisa like visage of the giant rotating dachshunds that hovered above many of the two dozen restaurants of the now extinct local chain.
Now, Law and friends are seeking $50,000 in Kickstarter funds to restore the doggies to their former glory, as well as to expand public knowledge of the dogs' local history (and add the capacity for the heads to rotate if they raise enough funds). To wit:
If you've ever caught a glimpse of these doggies around town and felt just a little bit better for it, consider sending some cash their way (there are stickers, art and even a visit from the dogs themselves in it for you, contribution depending). Viva los weiner dogs!
[h/t Laughing Squid]