Tuesday, July 26, 2016

DACHSHUNDS: BIG LITTLE DOGS


I have no doubt that a doxie could be found doing this--after all, they all think they're as big and strong as any other dog, right?

And how about this:


I don't know how that doxie got up on the stool, but see? He's bigger than the other dog! (At lease, HE thinks so.)

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Friday, July 22, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PAPA DUKE! (1914 - 2000)

Today marks the birthday of my late dad, known to readers as Papa Duke in THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES books. He left us on October 21, 2000, and life hasn't been the same since!

We miss your robust laugh, your guitar music, your harmonica tunes, and funny stories that livened up every family gathering; we miss watching your big, muscular hands working in your beloved garden and preparing delicious food; and, we miss your generous heart that loved us all unconditionally. Despite your rough childhood, you loved life and you loved your family.

Dogs adored you, and to me, that's the best character reference of all.

Happy birthday, Dad! We know heaven is much sweeter because you're there, but we surely miss you down here. We will see you again one day.



Thursday, July 21, 2016

DOG BITE VS. HUMAN BITE


That statement might be a tad drastic, but there's truth in it, nonetheless.  Dogs DO bite, humans DON'T (usually), but the point is that dogs appreciate what we do for them far more than most humans do.

There you have it: dachshunds . . .  you gotta love 'em!  I mean, what's not to love about them??

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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Monday, July 11, 2016

GET THAT SQUEAKER OUT!


Such is the dachshund philosophy! They must "kill" every toy that has a squeaker, and it drives them crazy until they do, growling and shaking it to death.

I think this behavior harks back to their breeding; after all, they were bred to burrow underground in badger holes and kill those vicious, pesky creatures. In fact, "dachshund" means badger dog in German. Doxies are sweet, but I don't think I'd want to meet up with one in a badger hole! (Not that I could fit into one, mind you.)

In any case, they love to kill toys, play tug-of-war, and are, for the most part, happy and comical creatures. And we wouldn't have them any other way.

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em--killer instinct and all.
Yeah. This looks like a real killer!

Friday, July 8, 2016

DACHSHUNDS: MULTI-TALENTED DAWGS!


And that's one thing (along with sleeping and eating) that dachshunds do superbly--relax! Actually, they're pretty good at doing just about anything they set their little minds on, don't you agree? Here are a few of them:
Yep, relaxing!

Enjoying summer activities

Obtaining human food
Being handsome

Being beautiful

Being comical

And . . . most of all . . . TA DA!

SLEEPING!!!

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

THE FOURTH OF JULY: CLARK'S BIRTHDAY, TOO

I hope you had a wonderful July 4 on Monday! We did. It also happened to be my husband Clark's birthday, so we celebrated that as well. Here are a few photos of our day:

Clark with our daughter Holly

Holly, Philip, and the grands

Clark's cake made by Holly

Holly and moi

We had a wonderful day. They came early afternoon, we had a traditional cookout, cake, and fellowship, then fireworks in our town that evening. Our town uses our church parking lot to set off fireworks (since it is on Main Street in the center of town), so the church provided fun activities for families that evening as well: bouncy houses, food trucks, train rides, etc. Since we can see the fireworks from our house, Clark and I opted to stay home and watch them (it was so hot still, and I cannot handle the heat OR the mosquitoes). The kids had such a wonderful time at the celebration.

They brought our doxie granddawg Shadow with them, so during the fireworks (which could easily be heard from our house), both dogs barked incessantly--my least favorite part of the day, of course. Any dog lover knows that dogs can't help barking at loud noises.

Shadow and Duke, our barkers!
Clark had a great birthday, and we enjoyed honoring him, the patriarch of our family! The only thing missing was Kurt and Bethany, who are currently on their RV trip and are in Denver. We'll see them this fall.

We are in the peak of summer here in Georgia, with the humidity that goes along with it. The weather has been beautiful, though! 

Until next time . . .

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