Wednesday, April 30, 2014

SMILING DACHSHUNDS: FURTHER PROOF



Ahem . . . more proof that doxies do indeed smile.  Isn't this photo adorable??

Caption this photo, if you have a mind to do so.  Just leave it in the comments below.

Dachshunds rule!

Monday, April 28, 2014

DACHSHUNDS: GUARD DOGS OR NOT?



Our Duke, like most doxies, barks ferociously when someone rings the doorbell.  In fact, we've often seen guests back up from the front door when they hear the barking.  Wonder if "The Dog Whisperer" could ever stop a dachshund from barking at doorbells??  Never have seen him try . . .

Anyway, when we persuade our visitors to come on in (after one of us picks Duke up and he then seems unable to cause them bodily harm), they exclaim over his size:  "I thought you had a huge attack dog in there . . . this little thing did all that loud barking??"

After the initial greeting, Duke settles down and usually sits sedately on one of our laps, just watching and listening to the conversation.  If guests make overtures in his direction (no longer afraid that he will tear them apart), he'll go over and greet them in true doxie fashion:  give them doggie kisses on hands to begin with--but he will move on to necks and faces if allowed to!

I know some doxies are a tad "snippy," and might even bite.  Duke has never been known to do so, but to be on the safe side, we hold him until he gets used to the idea of the visitors, if they are strangers to him.  After he warms up to them, he'll show them nothing but love.

We don't really mind if he sounds ferocious at the outset, in this day and time.

How does your doxie react to visitors?

Saturday, April 26, 2014

DACHSHUND PAWS: I HAPPEN TO THINK THEY ARE CUTE



Duke often lies down like this

This isn't Duke, but the dawg sure looks like him!

True relaxation

"Okay . . . I'm waiting for something to eat!"

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

PRETZELS, ANYONE?

 

I don't know how this dawg managed to get into this contortion, but I'd be very interested in seeing how he managed to get out of it!

I have other questions for him:

1) what caused you to end up in this predicament in the first place?

2) how long did you stay a pretzel? 

3) how painful was this position, and did you suffer any lasting consequences?

Dachshunds--you gotta love 'em.

Monday, April 21, 2014

IN YOUR EASTER BONNET . . .

Well, hardly anyone wears Easter bonnets these days, but dressing up is still alive and well. 
 
Indulge this doting grandma with these pics of our grandchildren taken on Easter Sunday:
 
 
 
Annika, who will be ten next month

Alexa, age 8


Asher, age four

It was a beautiful Sunday here in Georgia:  sunny, high of 70 degrees, and the azaleas and dogwoods showing off their beauty. 

Thank you, Lord, for the Resurrection!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

SNELLVILLE (GEORGIA) DAYS

This sounds like a lot of fun for families--y'all come:




SNELLVILLE DAYS - MAY 3 AND 4:
 
***********FREE ADMISSION***********
 
**********FREE PARKING**********

The festivities kick off with the Annual Snellville Days Parade starting at Wisteria Village (K-Mart Shopping Center) at 10:00 a.m with GRAND MARSHAL, RENNIE CURRAN, NFL PLAYER AND BROOKWOOD HS ALUMNUS. Then join us at the park for over 150 craft, food, sponsor, and civic vendors. We will have a kid's field running all day both days and continuous live entertainment both days.

Festival hours:
Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Sunday: Noon to 5pm
T.W. Briscoe Park is located at 2500 Sawyer Parkway, Snellville, GA, 30078.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

THE DACHSHUND'S CREED


 
 
That just about sums it up, doesn't it?  And we don't mind, because they are DACHSHUNDS!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

FIVE-STAR REVIEW


I'd like to share this five-star review of I AM DACHSHUND on Christianbook.com:

"I have two dachshunds and this book had a lot of my own dachshunds' personalities; reading this was a joy! I sometimes thought, 'My dogs do that!' and I had to laugh a lot reading this book. 
 
"If you own a dachshund, get this book. It is written in true dachshund form, or if you love dogs it a fun book to read."
http://www.christianbook.com/2-i-am-dachshund/mavis-hinton/9781602902596/pd/902596?item_code=WW&netp_id=938448&event=ESRCG&view=details
 
 
I want to thank the nameless reader who wrote the review.  I know it's zany to "think like a dachshund," but I'm so glad that some think I've nailed it :).  Get your copy today.
 
Dachshunds rule!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

AH, THOSE GRANDKIDS


 



We went out to dinner Friday night with our daughter Holly and son-in-law Philip--and of course with the grandchildren, too!

Holly took the photo of Clark and me with the children.  I'm surprised that nobody was making a face or closing their eyes. 

We had a great time with what author Tim LaHaye (you remember him best from his LEFT BEHIND series of books) calls the Four F's:  family, food, fun, and fellowship.  I especially enjoyed the hugs and kisses.

God is good and we are blessed far beyond what we deserve.

Have a great week, folks!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?



If you ask a dog (especially a dachshund), he/she would reply, "Nothing at all!"

Doxies love to sleep with their humans; my only complaint is that Duke likes to lie so close to me that he practically pushes me off my side of the bed!  And we have a king-size bed, too.  Some nights my hubby complains that Duke nearly pushes him out as well.

Duke likes to nap with me when I'm in my beloved recliner, too.  When I came home from the hospital after my knee surgery, I just could not lie in the bed; the cover seemed to pin my leg down, and it was painful trying to turn over.  Lying on my side was torture, since my new knee ached all the time then.  My comfy recliner came to the rescue.

But I digress.  Dachshunds just love to sleep, and they especially love to sleep with their humans.  Some people are aghast at such an arrangement, but I suspect that the majority of doxie lovers understand.

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

I AM DACHSHUND



Book 2 of THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES series, I AM DACHSHUND is listed for $15.26 (paperback) and $4.99 (Kindle) on Amazon today!  Click on the link below for further information:

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Sometimes a dog has to put up with a little silliness from humans. People have strange notions and do some of the craziest things, but I don't mind them. I get all the attention I want from Mama, Papa, who's a pastor, and my sweet little baby sister, Annika, who loves my kisses.

But there's one thing lacking . . . people food. I love people food. After you've had it, that dried-up dog food tastes like cardboard. That's why I count on my absolute favorite person in the world, Papa, who calls me his "Granddawg," and his best friend, Sellars. They've been known to slip me the good stuff now and then, when Mama and Grandma aren't looking.

Most dogs just lie around, passively accepting what comes their way, watching the world go by. That sounds suspiciously like a cat to me. I want the world to know I AM DACHSHUND--the guardian, the sentinel, the keeper of everything my family holds dear . . . .

Fall in love with Sarge, the quintessential dachshund, and laugh along with his foibles and humorous escapades.

Monday, April 7, 2014

TO BATHE OR NOT TO BATHE . . . IS THAT THE QUESTION??



This picture is doubly funny to me because Duke our doxie absolutely HATES baths, and forget his thinking about scented soaps!

The moment I start running his bath water, even if I have not looked at him or uttered a word, he goes and hides.  I often find him under the comforter on our bed or even under the bed.

I run water for a number of things, but somehow, he just knows when it is for his bath. When I plan on washing something by hand, he stays put; when I want to clean my makeup brushes and sponges (despite the fact that I don't get them out until after I run the water), he stays put; and, if I am going to wash some silk flowers (that tend to get dusty over time), he stays put.  But let me start running his bath water, and he does a disappearing act.

HOW DOES HE DIFFERENTIATE HIS BATH WATER FROM OTHER WATER??

Don't tell me doxies aren't intelligent!

Duke:  "Mom, what are you doing??"

Friday, April 4, 2014

QUINTESSENTIAL DOXIE EXCUSE



Does your doxie get away with murder simply because he/she is so cute?  Our grown daughters often declare that Duke gets away with a lot more than they ever did when they were children!

Granted, he does "talk back."  Why do we put up with it?  Because he's comical when he's mad at us about something, specifically when we tell him NO. 

We make fun of him, too.  When he's wanting something, standing there with one front paw up, he barks at us if we do the same with one of our arms.  I tell you, the dawg knows we are mimicking him!

We don't have to worry about his doing his business in the house, however.  He will worry us to death until we let him outside.  Very thankful for that.

What does your doxie get away with that your children don't?

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