Friday, March 23, 2018


Have you noticed how quickly a dachshund can snap up a bit of food dropped on the floor? We jokingly used to call our doxie Duke the vacuum cleaner! He kept all crumbs off the dining room floor, that's for sure.

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Dogs are driven by their extremely sensitive noses. I've written before about HOW sensitive those noses ACTUALLY are: whereas we humans smell spaghetti sauce when it's cooking, dogs can differentiate the various ingredients in the sauce: garlic, onions, tomatoes, Italian seasoning, green peppers, ground beef or Italian sausage, and whatever else. Wow.
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Therefore, it's futile to try to hide food from the little beggars. If they don't HEAR you open the cheese wrapper (but trust me, they will, even if dead asleep), they'll SMELL the food!

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em, but maybe not their noses? LOL

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


We all know that our dachshunds bark at lots of things, but the humble doorbell has to be at the top of the list!  In fact, my doxie Duke (and others I've known) even barked at doorbells on TV. It's quite fitting, therefore, to look at some doorbell memes involving doxies:

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Which do you like best? Personally, any of them would do the trick if we still had a doxie at our house.

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Clark and I recently attended our grandson's 8th birthday lunch at their new home in GA. Since the family has only been in their new town a couple of months, they had just a family birthday this time.
Asher requested a cookout at home in lieu of going to a restaurant, so Papa Clark was happy to oblige. Asher also wanted a Lego Ninjago themed party as well. If you have younger grandchildren, you know what that is. We had a fabulous time with our family! The only downside was that Kurt and Bethany couldn't be here from Arizona.

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Holly (our daughter) always decorates the birthday kid's
bed with balloons after they go to sleep the night before
their birthday. Here's Asher's bed moments before Mom
awakened him ~ he's in there somewhere!

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Granddawg Sunny "helping" Papa Clark
grill the burgers and hot dogs

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Loading up the plates!

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Lego Ninjago mask for the theme of
his birthday party

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Holly made him a Lego Ninjago cake! That's
his dad Philip clowning around with him

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Eight candles for the birthday boy ~ Mom
did a great job on his cake! (And it was
chocolate, so that's a plus)

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Remote control car, one thing he wanted

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Opening another gift

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Money is always the right size and color

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Clark and me with the grands

Grandchildren grow up way too fast, don't they?

Friday, March 16, 2018


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I couldn't agree more! It has been proven that pets help people to have a more positive outlook on life. They give us a sense of responsibility, shower us with unconditional love, make us laugh, and show us how to live in the moment, not worrying. What's not to love about those things??

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em. Happy Friday, doxie lovers!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Something for everyone: small, medium, and large doxies! 

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No matter what size dachshunds are, they think they are as big as anyone/anything else, am I right? That's all part of their genetic makeup, since they were bred to go after badgers, which are pretty ferocious creatures. In fact, the dachshund as been named as the most aggressive breed by the American Kennel Club (AKC).

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Badger ~ kinda scary, huh?

I suppose they don't rate dogs for their sweetness, because if they did, doxies would be #1 in that category, too!

Case in point:

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Or for their loyalty:

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And last, but not least, doxies aren't rated for their cuteness by the AKC:

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Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em.

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Monday, March 12, 2018


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Monday, March 5, 2018


Since most Mondays are "blah" (or worse), here are some doxie cuties to brighten your day:

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Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em, because THEY are so lovable.

Friday, March 2, 2018


One thing all doxie owners know: dachshunds are chow hounds extraordinaire! They'll go to any lengths to obtain good human food, sometimes putting themselves in peril healthwise. This photo below is, to me, the classic doxie attitude toward food:

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Such self control--but look again in two seconds!

My doxie Duke was the perfect example of a doxie's attitude toward human food. When he was only about four or five, he once jumped up and snatched my piece of toast off my plate--and it was on the kitchen counter! He didn't use a chair or stool to enable himelf to get that high--only his own motivation!

Has your doxie ever done something crazy when trying to get human food? Share it in the comment section below. We'd love to hear about it!

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em chow hounds extraordinaire.

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