Friday, October 20, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017


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I'll always think of the actor Yul Brenner as the Pharaoh Ramses when I think of Egyptian pharaohs. I first saw the movie The Ten Commandments as a child when we lived in Bremerhaven, Germany. Released on October 5, 1956, I was a mere nine years old. I was really impressed by the parting of the Red Sea, the graphics for the ten plagues of Egypt when Ramses would not let the Israelite slaves go, quite a feat for its day. Since this film was made 61 years ago, methinks I am officially old--or I will be on my birthday in a few weeks. *Sigh*

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Yul Brenner as Ramses

Of course, the film isn't completely accurate according to the biblical account of Moses, the plagues, and the pharaoh, but it was quite spectacular for the 1950s and is still shown on TV every year.

Today's doxie looks quite regal in his own right--but there's not much resemblance to this King Tut golden mask:
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Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em, 'cause they're all royalty (at least, they think so)!

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Sunny is a feisty thing, but sweet, too
Yesterday, I posted Sunny's fur siblings (all five), but today I wanted to feature her fur "cousins." You may recall "The Fuzz Brothers," Tate and Joey, from THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES series. They're still going strong, along with their fur brother now, Winston. They are all rescues and belong to our daughter Bethany and hubby Kurt, who travel full time in an RV. The cats go, too, and Tate especially loves watching the world go by as they travel. 

Without further ado, here they are:

Tate, a sweet "elder statesman" of the kitty trio, called "Fuzz
Ball" by Sarge. Not a Norwegian forest cat like Piper,
they are both still sweet boys who reign supreme 

Joey, the beautiful Siamese whom Sarge dubbed "Slick." He's a
tad shy until he gets to know you. He and Aslan have
some similar qualities, both being Siamese

Winston, who came on the scene in time for Book 5. He's
a mackerel tabby like his orange cousin Thor, and they
have the same personality: feisty!

We don't get to see these boys very often since Kurt's job is based in Phoenix (they've been traveling in the Pacific Northwest this year), but we'll see them the first of the year. We can't wait to see them, and especially Kurt and Bethany.

Wonder what Sunny will think of her three cat cousins?
Fur babies . . . you gotta love 'em!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


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Granddawg Sunny is chillin' with two of her kitty brothers. That's Thor the mackerel tabby on the left, and Piper the Norwegian forest on the right. I don't know where Bruno the white boxer and Aslan the Siamese are at the moment, but I'm sure they're around somewhere. All of these fur babies have distinct personalities and quirks--and we love them all!

Sunny, being the youngest of all of them, pretty much rules the roost of animals AND humans. Isn't that the doxie way?

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em.

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Here's Bruno, looking forlorn
And heeeeeere's Aslan as a baby!

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