Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

11 Months Old Today!!!


Hard to believe Liesel is 11 months old today....almost all grown up!! Here's our favourite wire girl face...



She was just shy of her 4 month b'day when she arrived...just in time for one of our snowiest winters! But we made it through the storms, spay surgery, puppy classes & obedience lessons. When you're a puppy...everything is a new experience & now with grass & new sights & sounds...she is a busy girl. We enjoy our daily walks (not in the rain..thank u very much)..car rides, chewing roasted marrow bones & playdates with Benson.

What little down time she has during the day...she likes to spend it snuggling with Mama!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I Hear Those Darn Crows....


They can't fool me...



Will I ever grow wings?

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Oskar...Vet Visit



Oskar visited the room of doom yesterday...everyone at the clinic were very happy to see him & treated him like royalty. If you call having your nails clipped, blood sucked & pee stolen...treated like royalty.

Oskar's liver & kidney enzyme counts were very high...Dr. Condon explained the high liver enzyme count could be a result of the prednisone medication...we are stopping that immediately. As well as the Atopica....although he doesn't think it is affecting the counts...but it's better to cope with skin issues than failing organs.

He will continue to take kidney medication & a powder sprinkled on his food....and we will re-assess in two weeks...hopefully these measures will reduce the high counts. Otherwise, Oskar is looking & feeling okay...still eating well...enjoys going for nightly strolls...so we are keeping our paws crossed.
At 14 1/2 ....every day is a blessing.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Liesel Is Steppin' Up....


This is Liesel & Mama's favourite hang out...but a certain wire hair feels the need to "jump"...and we weren't having any of that.

Dad built her a perfectly good ramp...but she preferred to chew the wood...silly girl!

So Mama brought home the steps & Liesel caught on to using them quickly. We would rather use a ramp...as steps are not that great on dachshund's backs....but they are better than years of wear & tear from jumping.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

What A Helper....


So, Dad was carrying in the groceries the other day...& I was such a big help...



Need another paw there, Dad?



We've been on patrol keeping tree rats & crows off the property....it's good to go to bed tired...



Oskar leaves a bit of the security detail to the "new" kid...


Friday, May 29, 2015

On Alert for Crows...


Dad vacuumed & scrubbed the inside & outside of our vehicle (aka the "Wienermobile")...and removed our car seats so the covers & blankets could get washed...

Mama had them back together & sitting on the deck...Liesel decided hers was a perfect spot for crow watching...

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Road Trip in the Rain...

On Tuesday, it rained for most of the day..but we got to enjoy a road trip to run some errands...

First Dad stopped to get the mail...we prefer our correspondence in the form of pee mails...but to each his own..



Here we are, all cute & stuff...waiting patiently...





Dad went into M & M shop to pick up some chicken-kabobby-thingeys...



We went to a bunch of other non-interesting places...but then...we drove in here...



This day just kept getting better & better...Dad's taking us to the back of the store...so we can watch the fishes swimming about...



Oskar needed a couple of packages of these...so he can take his medications...



And Liesel got to pick a new toy...decisions...decisions...(she picked the elephant on the far left)



Mama thought this was pretty cute...(but didn't buy it..thank dawg)



Turns out rainy days aren't so bad after all!