Monday, August 29, 2016

THOSE BUSY DACHSHUNDS


Nobody ever said that dachshunds are docile, quiet creatures, right? Oh, they're quiet when they're sleeping, but they just have to be doing something, kinda like a small child.

Our doxie Duke, now nine years old, has slowed down a bit, but he still likes to play with the grandchildren, chase them, and enjoys tug-of-war and fetch--only he keeps the toy about an inch out of the human's reach! What a brat--but he gets by with it because he's still so cute!

Here are some typical busy doxies:


"Huntin' fer a bug"

"Helicopter head"

"Catchin' some final rays before fall sets in"

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Friday, August 26, 2016

MY DOXIE DUKE: VIDEO

Does your doxie enjoy "killing" squeak toys, too? In this video of Duke, he's enjoying trying to "kill" his toy, and that's so doxie! He also likes to growl like a big bad dawg, too--but he's really a softie at heart.


Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em--killer instinct and all!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

DOXIES: FOOD OBSESSION!

"This is a carrot, no? Mai oui, I will cook it for you,
mon ami--it will be magnifique!"

Dachshunds love human food so much, they WOULD cook it if they actually would, don't you agree?

Here's further proof:



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I rest my case!

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Friday, August 19, 2016

HOW DID WE GET HERE SO FAST??

L to R: Annika, 6th grade, Asher,
1st grade, Alexa, 5th grade

Where has the time gone? This is their fourth year of homeschooling, and kudos go to our daughter Holly for doing a superb job!





We love our family to pieces, just as you do, I am sure. We are so thankful that we were able to move closer to them three years ago! We want to be a part of our grandchildren's lives, and it is a joy to be that.

Families . . . you gotta love 'em.

Hams, through and through

Thursday, August 18, 2016

WHO'S IN CHARGE HERE??


Exactly!  This doxie definitely has the right idea--for himself. These lovable but stubborn dogs are born to rule. Can you imagine how they'd be if they were as large as a mastiff or bloodhound?? Insufferable tyrants, that's how!

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em anyway--because THEY are so lovable to humans.


Monday, August 15, 2016

TO BARK OR NOT TO BARK--THAT IS THE QUESTION


Dachshunds really don't question whether or not it's the right time to bark, do they? When in doubt, they go ahead and bark just in case there really is a good reason to do so.

My doxie Duke is the perfect example of this premise. He barks at lots of things we have no inkling of. I suspect some of it is because he can hear things we can't and sense things we can't. BUT some of it is just plain ol' doxie stubbornness. "I bark, therefore I am" mentality, you know.

Here's a photo Clark took of Duke the other day, catching him in mid-bark. Clark asked Duke if he wanted a treat. What do you think he said??



Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Friday, August 12, 2016

HOT OFF THE PRESS!




"Dog lover? Great! There’s a section about the dachshunds Ms. Hinton has owned, complete with their antics and unconditional love. Need some commiseration for annoyances you’ve suffered? Then you’ve come to the right place as well. Ranging from exasperating experiences with customer service to pet peeves we all grit our teeth over, you’ll find yourself smiling about “the human condition” common to us all. And for those difficult times of sorrow, discouragement, or despair, Ms. Hinton shares how her Christian faith has personally sustained and uplifted her during such times. 
At some point, the spirited content of this little book will spur readers to take it off the shelf again and read it anew."

DOXIES AND DOG TOYS

"Wanna play?"

We got Duke another squeaky dog toy yesterday: rubber doxie about six inches long, with a SQUEAKER. He usually gets the squeaker out in five minutes flat, but it's still intact!  Can you believe it??

Doxies are noted for "killing" their squeaky toys, and boy, do they do it well. Duke's toy basket looks like a trash basket: several rubber toys with squeakers missing, two or three old sock with holes chewed into them, and part of his blankie (I say "part" because he loves to chew on his blankie, so we get a cheap flannel one, cut it into several large pieces, and give him one until it is nothing but small parts with large holes).

Duke loves for me or my hubby to put a sock on our hand so he can "get" it--I think it's his favorite game. We usually pad our hands with TWO socks, however, because he gets carried away and bites
down too hard--not that it is intentional on his part. Oh, he pounces on the sock monster, growls menacingly at it, and generally has a blast. After he's done, we give him the sock, which he licks lovingly for several minutes. Odd, I know. 

Duke never chews on anything important as many dogs are prone to do, however. He gets so much pleasure from an old sock and a portion of a flannel blanket, so it's well worth it to indulge him with those.

Dachshunds love their toys, though. He'll run through the house squeaking away on that new toy, daring one of us to to try get it. He'll get within an inch of my hand with his head down, looking up at me, but with a death grip on that toy! He wants to give it to me, but yet he doesn't. Much of the fun for him is the control of having that toy!  What a dawg.

We wouldn't have him any other way. How about your doxie?

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em.




Thursday, August 11, 2016

VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE . . .

. . . especially when it comes to dachshunds! With three types of coats (smooth, longhaired, and wirehaired), numerous colors and varieties, and three sizes (mini, tweenie, and standard--although the AKC in America doesn't recognize the tweenie), there's something for everyone!

Most know that I own a black-and-tan doxie named Duke; he's classified as a mini, and at eight weeks, he LOOKED mini. But he's now longer and taller than a mini, but smaller than a standard at 17 pounds.  That's fine--we love him, whatever he is!

Enjoy these "spice of life" doxies below:

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These are by no means all the varieties and colors of doxies, but you get the idea.

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

D-L-R PAPERBACK BEING PRINTED!

Yes, finally, my latest book, DACHSHUNDS, LAUGHS, & RANTS: Humor and Encouragement for Trying Times, has been submitted for publication. This is the paperback version; the e-book was released in May of this year. Once I receive the proof and go over it, the book will be good to go!

This is my first foray into nonfiction, and here's the blurb on the back cover:

We all have annoying times, and this little book is for those moments when we need a break from it all. Composed of short pieces ranging from encouragement to humor (and everything in between), there truly is something for everyone within its pages.

Dog lover? Great! There’s a section  about  the dachshunds Ms. Hinton has owned, complete with their antics and unconditional love. Need some commiseration for annoyances you’ve suffered? Then you’ve come to the right place as well. Ranging from exasperating experiences with customer service to pet peeves we all grit our teeth over,  you’ll find yourself smiling about “the human condition” common to us all.  And for those difficult times of sorrow, discouragement, or despair,  Ms. Hinton shares how her Christian faith has personally sustained and uplifted her during such times.

At some point, the spirited content of this little book will spur  readers to take it off the shelf again and read it anew.


I'm very excited about this book, and I hope lots of people will read it and be uplifted by it. Stay tuned for further info!


Monday, August 8, 2016

CUTE DACHSHUNDS!


I'm always running across cute doxie photos, and I like to share them with all of you. On Facebook, I am a member of numerous dachshund groups, so I'm always finding photos to use on my Facebook business page and my two blogs. 

Today, I merely wanted to share some of the really cute ones I've run across recently. And for those who know me well, I love writing captions for photos--so here they are!


"You aren't gonna eat all that by yourself, are you??"


Cute doxie posterior and paws--doxie lovers understand!


"But I'm not ready to get up yet!"

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

DUKE AND ASHER: GOOD BUDDIES


This handsome young man is our grandson Asher (age 6) who will be staying with us for a few days. Our doxie Duke is thrilled, because they are such good buddies. We'll go see the new movie, "The Secret Life of Pets," play cards, go swimming, and who knows what else! We'll take him back home on Saturday.


Dachshunds and grandsons . . . you gotta love 'em!

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