Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Today is our doxie Duke's tenth birthday! What a dawg . . . he's added so much fun and enjoyment to our lives. He came to us as a scared, eight-week-old puppy, but it didn't take him long to fit right in, stealing our hearts in the process.

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Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Since his older sisters are at camp this week, our grandson came home with us Sunday afternoon. We've already had lots of fun!  I took him to Catch Air, the local bouncy house extraordinaire; he and I went shopping, and he got a couple of new toys; we went out for lunch; we've played cards.

This afternoon, Papa is taking him swimming, then we'll all eat out somewhere and take in Despicable 3 at the movie theater. He returns home tomorrow so he can enjoy their new puppy Sunny ALL BY HIMSELF.

Are we spoiling him? Probably! But he's such a sweet child, it doesn't go to his head. He's always very appreciative of what we do for him, and he's a joy to be around. Oh--and he's VERY intelligent--just like your kids and grandkids, right?

Duke is always thrilled to see Asher, his play buddy. They've played down on the floor quite a bit already.
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Heading home with us on Sunday afternoon

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Having fun at Catch Air

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My fun lunch buddy at Taco Bell

Dachshunds AND grandkids . . . you gotta love 'em!

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"Are you gonna eat that??"

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Which one is your favorite?

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"I've got my glad rags on--let's go to Walmart!"

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"Am I cute, or what?"

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"Woman's work is NEVER done!"

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


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Sunny and moi

Our cute doxie granddawg Sunny joined our daughter Holly's family on Saturday, and we got to meet her Sunday afternoon, Father's Day. Well, she has all of us wrapped around her tiny, soft paw already!
She turned eight weeks old on Saturday, she has big, expressive eyes and a cute bark--and is feisty.

We didn't know how her boxer "brother" Bruno would take to her--but she handled him with ease. She was on the couch and she thought he got too close, (he merely laid his head on the edge of the couch cushion), and she growled at him! Bruno jumped back. One dawg down.

Then, we wondered how Duke would receive her, since he's the only "baby" in our house. He was fine, too. He wagged his tail at her, and they did touch noses a few times, but they seemed to think "this is the way it is," and went on with the day.

Below are some photos of the day:

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Brother Bruno wanting to get close while
Sunny is snoozing on the couch

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Sunny and her "purse"

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Hubby Clark and Sunny

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Grandpa Clark, the grands, and Sunny, the
star of the day!

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Grands, Dad Philip, Clark, and SUNNY

Never fear--I'll be posting plenty of photos of Sunny from now on. A Facebook friend said she "stole the show." 

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Friday, June 16, 2017


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That's right--they watch every bite we put into our mouths, hoping for a bite we'll share with them.

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Thursday, June 15, 2017


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Our doxie Duke makes me laugh every single day--several times. From his facial expressions, body language, comical actions--he makes life so much fun.

How about you? Does your doxie make your life fun? Let us know in the comments below!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Our grandchildren were with us last week, and boy, did we have a blast! They went swimming in one of our county's local pools, went shopping, visited our library for reading material, watched some old movies on Netflix, and of course, visited Stone Mountain Park. 

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Ready to swim!

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Riding the Scenic Railroad train in Stone Mountain Park

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Clowning around in one of the many dinosaur "frames"
while waiting for the train to arrive

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At the top of Stone Mountain: Clark with
one of our grands

We had a wonderful time with them. Duke was extremely happy they were here, too, and was sad when they left.

They're coming back Sunday afternoon for Father's Day--and are bringing their new puppy, Sunny! Never fear--we will take photos and share them here.

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Friday, June 2, 2017


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"Here, birdie, birdie, birdie! Well, when in Rome, do as the Romans--
so that's what I'm doing--pretending to be a bird to get a bird!?

Dachshunds are quite adaptable, don't you agree? You gotta love 'em.

Thursday, June 1, 2017


We all make jokes about how much doxies love to eat, but since their noses are about 100,000 times more powerful than ours, it's no wonder that food smells so good to them! When they smell spaghetti sauce, they smell each ingredient separately--so they know if we've forgotten the basil, the garlic--what have you.

Here are some prime examples of what I think dachshunds are thinking when they see or smell food:

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"Look! He's getting ready to take another bite!"

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"If I'm quick, I can polish off those donuts before anyone even notices!"
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Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em--AND their noses!

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