Thursday, May 30, 2013

DACHSHUNDS HAVE RADAR ABOUT FOOD


 
 
This is exactly how my doxie Duke reacts to food--he doesn't miss a trick!  When I'm preparing breakfast in the mornings, he's lying on the couch under his blanket.  THE MOMENT I OPEN THE PACKAGE OF CHEESE, he's in the kitchen like a flash!  (He loves cheese, by the way.)
 
He's also learned that when Clark takes him out back where the yard is fenced, he races back upstairs as fast as his short legs will allow, and is waiting in the kitchen for his treat.  He doesn't normally get one if he is taken to the front yard.  What a dawg!
 
 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

SHADOW THE DACHSHUND: TO SLEEP OR NOT TO SLEEP?

Looks like his flame point Siamese buddy
Aslan has the upper hand (er, paw)
 
 
Shadow our "granddawg" is now 12, but he's still going strong--below are pictures of him enjoying his family.  Well, actually, he's enjoying SLEEPING with family members.  He's been seen sleeping with any of the children, both cats, or alone.  Being the elder statesman of the family now (he's 84 when calculated in dog years), he can pretty much sleep when and where he wants.
 
And he does.
 
 
 
Sleeping with "sister" Alexa
 
 

Resting with Piper, his Norwegian
forest cat pal
 
Sleeping with Aslan, his flame point
Siamese buddy


I dearly love watching animals interacting and playing together, especially if they are different types.  That dog-and-cat thing doesn't matter to Shadow and his pals.  Good.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

THANK YOU, VETERANS

 
 
Thank you to my two veterans, my husband Clark, who served in Vietnam, and my late father, who served in WWII:  the Philippines and Guadalcanal:
 
 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

DACHSHUNDS JUST MAKE ME LAUGH

    
 
How can you refrain from laughing (or at least smiling) when you see dachshunds?  I mean, if they're not acting comical or doing something silly to get attention, they're begging for food or for a play companion.
 
My doxie Duke makes me laugh at least once a day, but often several times.  From his comical expressions to his never-ending quest for something to eat, he's just downright funny.  And sweet.  And cute.  And soooooo doxie.










Monday, May 20, 2013

DACHSHUND ARMY



Looks like they're coming to get you, doesn't it?  They are definitely "dawgs with a purpose," and I wouldn't want to stand in their way :).

Thursday, May 16, 2013

MUSTACHE, ANYONE?



It was a "mustache" birthday party, with all the accoutrements:  mustache cake, mustache decorations, mustache bingo, pin the mustache on Annika, etc.
 
We all had a great time!
 
 
Mustache cake & cupcakes


Annika blowing out candles
 
 
Fun face d├ęcor for participants
 
 
Sister Alexa
 
 
Brother Asher
 
 
Annika and moi

Thursday, May 9, 2013

A DOXIE'S THOUGHTS ON MOTHER'S DAY!



Dear Mom,

Thank you for loving, feeding, protecting, playing with, and talking to me!  I understand far more than my humans give me credit for, you know.  I just don't always choose to do what you want, but that's just my nature--I am my own dog, after all.  That doesn't mean I don't love you, though.

Sorry I can't bring you flowers for Mother's Day, but that doesn't mean I don't love you just as much as your human family does.  Tell you what:  I'll be especially obedient and will give you some extra doggie kisses just to let you know how much you mean to me.  Deal?

If you catch me watching you at times, it is just that my heart is so full of adoration for you--oh, I know that "adoration" sounds a bit much, but that's exactly how I feel about you, my human mom.  You chose me when you didn't have to; you have loved me and taken care of me when you didn't have to; and you have taken time out of your busy life to make me a part of your family when you didn't have to.  THANK YOU, MOM.  I LOVE YOU!!

Monday, May 6, 2013

LOVE DEM BABIES!


I confess that I'm a sucker for puppies, especially very little ones who are sleeping.  They are just so cute, sweet, and innocent.  Here are some of my favorites.  Enjoy!




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