Thursday, June 30, 2016

DACHSHUNDS ARE SMARTER THAN WE THINK!

"They think I can't understand what they're talking about: Daddy 
is gonna grill steaks tonight. If it's about FOOD, I have a sixth 
sense, you know. Silly humans!"



"So glad you're home! Somebody broke in 
and tore the place up!"


Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DUKE! (BELATED)

I didn't get around to posting yesterday, but it was my doxie Duke's 9th birthday! He's such a blessing to us, and a really great fur baby. He's loving, loyal, comical, intelligent, and a tad stubborn, of course. All in all, I can't imagine life without his presence.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SERGEANT DUKE HINTON (his full AKC name)!


That sly look

At 8 weeks the day we adopted him

"Are you gonna eat that?"

"Mama, it's time to cook dinner"

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!



Monday, June 27, 2016

GRANDCHILDREN!

Doxie lovers,

I haven't been on this blog very much this month because our daughter Holly had ankle/foot reconstruction surgery on June 1, so we've been helping her family, keeping our grandchildren for several days every week, etc. She's doing better, but still cannot put much weight on the foot yet. Her hubby does what he can, but has to work, so their church family has been fabulous, and we've helped as much as we can, living over an hour away from them.


We just took our three grandchildren home Saturday after a round of swimming, a bouncy house, and the FINDING DORY movie. Clark grilled out, we ate out, and enjoyed our time with them.

Duke is always overjoyed to see them! Here are some photos from their visits this month:

Ready to enjoy the pool!

All of us ready for bed--including Duke!

Bouncy house fun!

All kids enjoy ice cream cones!

Visiting Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park

Enjoying doughnuts!

Please remember Holly in your prayers, because it will be months before she'll be healed. Thank you!

Monday, June 20, 2016

FREE E-BOOK PROMO OF MY LATEST BOOK



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DACHSHUNDS, LAUGHS AND RANTS
WHEN: Wednesday, June 22
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FUN WITH OUR GRANDSON


We kept our grandson Asher for a few days last week while his older sisters were at church camp. He's such a joy to have--he's sweet, kind, and fun loving! He and I played cards (remember "War"?), which he won--and I didn't let him! Our first game lasted for three days, and our second game he won handily in a short time. 

I took him to our local bouncy house, which is chock full of all kinds of inflatables. He found a few other young boys to play with, and they went nonstop for two and a half hours! He slept well that first night.

The next day, Clark took him to one of our local parks which has a fabulous pool. He enjoyed the kiddie slides, the big slides, and the lazy river.

Clark set up our kiddie pool and let him "dive for treasure." Clark puts coins in the bottom of the pool, Asher dons his goggles, and he "finds" the coins, which he gets to keep. He loves doing that.

Clark also set up the bottle rocket launcher (an air compressor), which launches the two-liter soda bottles filled with water way up into the air. Quite a thrill for a six-year-old boy.

Asher and Duke have always been good buddies, so Duke was thrilled to have Asher to play with. They had a blast being together or chasing each other. 

Grandchildren are such a blessing!

Asher enjoying the county pool


Having fun at the local bouncy house

Lovin' that ice cream cone!

Dachshunds (and grandchildren) . . . you gotta love 'em.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

CUTIE PATOOTIES

Well, whadya know: a stack of cute bellies!


"Will you put suncreen on my back, please?"

"And you wonder why dogs bite humans??"

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

MMMMHMMM . . . DOXIES AT IT AGAIN!

"So glad you're home! Somebody broke in and
trashed the place--we couldn't stop them!"

Do you believe those innocent-looking faces? I certainly don't, LOL!

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em, even if they get into the trash.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEAL STARTS TOMORROW! (FRIDAY, JUNE 10)

Tomorrow's the day for the Kindle Countdown Deal! It starts at 8:00 a.m. PST and runs until Sunday, June 12.

See Wednesday's post below for details--be sure to snap up each of THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES books for 99 cents!


NOTE: I AM SARGE, Book 1, will be kept at 99 cents for all three days.

If you love dachshunds, you'll love Sarge's tales about his family, friends, and life in general.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

DACHSHUNDS ARE CUDDLE BUGS


Dachshunds are definitely cuddle bugs! They not only love to cuddle with their humans, but will gladly cuddle with other doxies, other dogs, or even cats!  Below are two sweet doxie pups:


Our fifteen-year-old granddawg Shadow is a cuddle bug as well. Here he is cuddling with one of the grandchildren:


And with one of his kitty "brothers," Piper: 


And sleeping with another of his kitty brothers, Thor:


Cuddling with Aslan, when he was a tiny kitty and had just joined the family--Shadow made him feel welcome:



Last but not least, he's cuddling with his mama, our daughter Holly:



Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em, because they certainly love us!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

PRICE PROMOTIONS ON THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES BOOKS!

*****KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEAL PROMOTION - JUNE 10 - JUNE 12, 2016*****
THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES BOOKS












Friday, June 10 - Sunday, June 12, 2016

All five of THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES books will have a Kindle Countdown Deal promo of 99 cents! That means the price of each is 99 cents for a limited time, and after a number of hours, the price will be raised in increments until Sunday, June 12, when they will revert to their full prices (either $2.99 or $3.99).

NOTE:  I AM SARGE, Book 1, will remain at 99 cents for all three days

Snag these books at this great discount price on Friday!  Below are the links to each:

I AM SARGE, Book 1: 99 cents all three days
www.amazon.com/dp/B00UNQSSDM

I AM DACHSHUND, Book 2: (full price $2.99)
www.amazon.com/dp/B00XF99BDU

DACHSHUNDS FOREVER, Book 3 (full price $3.99)
www.amazon.com/dp/B00NU5VQOQ

A DACHSHUND'S TRIBUTE, Book 4: (full price $3.99)
www.amazon.com/dp/B00PTJNJZK

A DACHSHUND'S MERRY-GO-ROUND LIFE, Book 5 (full price $2.99)
www.amazon.com/dp/B0170JSATG

Be sure to share this promo with your dog-loving friends!


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