Friday, March 31, 2017

WE'VE HAD SOME EXCITEMENT AROUND HERE!

"Hey, what's going on over there?"

Our doxie Duke is currently residing at the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Athens, GA. We took him there last night at the recommendation of his vet because Duke had somehow injured his back and had lost the use of his back legs.

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It came on suddenly; one day he was fine, the next day he was lethargic, wouldn't get up much, and then by yesterday, he couldn't use his back legs. We were alarmed, to say the least.

At this writing, we are awaiting the results of an MRI later today, as well as the day and time of his back surgery to repair the discs that are hardened (a common occurrence in dachshunds because of their long backs). In a phone call this morning, one of the vets taking care of him assured us that Duke still has function and feeling in his legs, and can feel his toes, an excellent sign. I was quite upset all day yesterday because I felt so sorry for my sweet pup and could not do anything to help him. Today, we know he is in good hands. UGA Vet Hospital is considered the best in the state of Georgia, and I must say, from what we have seen and heard personally, they "have it together."


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After his surgery, which will be in the next couple of days, he'll stay in the hospital until they are certain he's recovering well and we feel comfortable in caring for him. His prognosis is good at this point: he'll be good as new after he heals and recovers. For those who follow such things, Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund had this same surgery last year, and he's fine.

It is so quiet around here. No wagging tail, no happy bark, no toy being dropped at my feet, challenging me to a game of tug-of-war. No cold nose, no doggie kisses, no warm snuggles from my fur baby. Duke is not the kind of dog one can ignore! If he feels HE is being ignored, well, he asks for attention in no uncertain terms, LOL. He is a part of this family and he's gonna get his due.

Bear with me--this doggie mama misses her fur baby. Here are some of my favorite pictures of Duke:

With Daddy

"What are you eating?"

"What's Mama doing in the kitchen?"

His precocious self 

Our first picture of him at the breeder's
before we took him home that day

Tough little pup
Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em, especially when they are helpless and ill.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SPRING HAS SPRUNG IN GEORGIA!

After having basically no winter except for a frost that killed our budding azaleas (most of 'em), we are set to have quite a spring. In fact, the pollen is on everything, and everyone is walking around sneezing!

The leaves are coming out, and we'll be in the woods once again when they're totally out. In the first photo of our yard below, do you see Duke exploring under the large red azalea? He loves spring--there's so much to smell!






Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!



Friday, March 24, 2017

SECURITY IS . . .

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I say that "Security is having a doxie watchdog!"  I mean, their bark can wake the dead.

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em.

Monday, March 20, 2017

TODAY'S FEATURE: GRAY OR BLUE DACHSHUNDS

As doxie lovers know, our beloved breed comes in all types of coats and colors. Today we feature the gray or blue dachshund coat, and like other types, come in solid, dapple, or piebald, along with a mix of other colors as well.

For a complete explanation of dachshund coat colors, this site gives lots of good information. Click on the link below:


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I have never personally seen a gray or blue dachshund, because they are fairly rare. If you have one, you probably get lots of comments from people!

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em, because they're THE BEST!!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

ST. PATRICK'S DAY DACHSHUND #6

Here's the final St. Patty's Day dachshund, since tomorrow is "the" day. There are so many to choose from on the internet!  Hope you've enjoyed them as much as I have:
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Be sure to wear green tomorrow!

Monday, March 13, 2017

ST. PATRICK'S DACHSHUND #5

Here is today's St. Patrick's dachshund for you. As you can see, he is guarding that pot o' gold. What a cutie!

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Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em, bow tie and all!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

SHAMROCKS, ANYONE?

With St. Patrick's Day approaching, I scoured the net to find some cute Irish or St. Patrick's Day dachshunds, and I wasn't disappointed! I'll share some every time I post until March 17.

Enjoy!

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Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em, especially when they're wearin' the green!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

TWO OF MY FAVORITES: CHOCOLATE and DACHSHUNDS

Everyone who knows me knows that I love chocolate and I love dachshunds, so what's not to love about chocolate dachshunds??

There are many combinations of the chocolate coat, so enjoy:

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And there you have it! Aren't they all beautiful?  

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love chocolate!

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