Thursday, December 31, 2009

Finally - Arrival at Nani & Grampie's!!

So much to do - so little time!

Back from Christmas Vacation!

Schatzi intends to launch a complaint with her travel agent - she asked for single accomodations! Yet had to share "crate space" with Xena!

St. John River bridge - toll 50 cents!

Potty break!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Yappy Howlidays!!!

from Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

Have a Safe & Joyous Christmas!
We hope to see you all in 2010!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Wienerful Tree!

We have our very own Christmas tree - decorated with ........ what else? Dachshunds!! Can you spot some of them?

Ornaments with our very own names on them!

And our stockings for Santa Paws to fill! Hope he brings us lots of treats!!

Goose, Goose - Duck!!

Sometimes a girl just needs to rest her weary head on the closest available pillow!!

Xena is recovering from her dental, enjoying the new menu option of mashed kibble & canned food.

Party Prize!!

Momma's bestest friend has an afternoon Christmas party each year (hoomans only). It's an afternoon of good friends, great food & pawsome prizes.

We love one of the prezzies that Momma won!! It's a new blankie for us to snuggle in!!

Confederation Bridge Reopens!

Traffic was moving again today on the Confederation Bridge (which connects PEI to New Brunswick.)

The bridge (which is 13 kilometeres long) had been closed to high-sided vehicles, buses,tractor trailers, etc., since early Friday morning because of high winds.

The restrictions were the longest period of time that crossings have been limited due to wind since the bridge opened in May 1997!

Late Saturday afternoon, winds in the Northumberland Strait were measuring 100 km/h, with gusts of up to 133 km/h.

A wiener could blow away in winds that high!! Thankfully, it has calmed down enuf for the kritterkins to enjoy a later afternoon walk!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Meme

1. What is your favorite Christmas carol? - O Holy Night

2. White lights or multicolored? - White

3. Real Tree or artificial? - Artificial (aka as the Christmas urn)

4. Eggnog, mulled cider, or hot chocolate? - Mulled cider & hot chocolate.

5. Prefer presents or gift certificates?- Gift certificates.

6. Do you write a Christmas letter? - No!! I don't like receiving them either!

7. Do you like receiving Christmas letters/photos? - See #6

8. What is your favorite Christmas story/movie? - The original black and white A Christmas Carol

9. Have you ever made a gingerbread house? - No

10.Poinsettias or holly? - Holly, from our outside shrubs.

11. Do you display a nativity scene? - No

12. Do you bake Christmas cookies? - Not this year

13. Ham or turkey? - Turkey

14. Angel or star? - Star

15. Do you know all the words to Jingle Bells? - No

16. Do you put presents under the tree? - Yes

17. How do you eat a candy cane? - I don't.

18. What is your biggest holiday pet peeve? - Long line-ups.

19. What is your favorite Christmas tradition? - Attending church service on Christmas Eve.

20. Do you shop on Boxing Day?- You bet (although our stores are closed til Dec 27)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Wounded Warrior Princess

Xena had the remainder of her teeth extracted today; it was a valiant battle fought with on-going dental & veterinary care, but rather than risk her health, we made the right decision & she underwent a final dental surgery.

When Xena came to us four years ago, peridontal disease was extremely prevalent & she underwent surgery at that time, which resulted in 13 extractions. And for the last number of months, neither love nor money could have resulted in a different outcome or reverse the progression.

Thankfully, she is home & after a soft supper, a pee & pain medication she is resting comfortably. Her kibble is softened & mashed & mixed with canned food.

Dasching thru the Snow!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Happy 9th Birthday Oskar!

Birthday Cookie!

Birthday boy with his new dinosaur squeaky!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Hmm, Wonder What's in the Grocery Bag?

As I am Head of Security, I must investigate........

Wonder if there is sumthin' in there for me?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wishing all our Friends in the U.S. a wienerful Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dental Recovery

Oskar is home, recovering from his dental - two teeth extractions. After a soft supper, he is snuggled up in front of a warm fire.

He is being treated with antibiotic drops, as he has a yeast infection in his ears.
Osk is doing well, eating & drinking lots along with some much needed heavy cuddling!

Dental Day!!

A spotted pie-bald is undergoing a dental today. Poor baby - no breakfast-he was very confused! Where is my breaky, Mom?

No worries little guy, you will be having an extra special soft supper tonight.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What We Been Busy Doin' these Days!!

A little bit of this!

And a whole lotta that!

Monday, November 16, 2009

You Tube - Dachshund Homecoming!

This was sent to me - and it's too cute not to share!

A lucky Dad arriving home from Kuwait! This is what I call a royal welcome!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Unscheduled Spa Day!

We'll spare you all the degrading pictures - it's suffice to say no body parts were spared from suds & the horrid bath puff!!

We think the SPCA should step in & put a halt to this abuse - there is only so much a wiener can tolerate!! (and baths more than once a year must classify as abuse!!)

Here are unsettling pictures of the horrible aftermath! (warning-contents may be upsetting to some).

Here we are - trying to warm up with sun rayz! You can see how we are suffering so!

Schatzi prefers to use her "tongue" towel to remove all lasting effects of the dreaded shampoo & water!

We think it's time for doxies everywhere to rise up & say "No More" to this offensive practice!!

Are you all with us?

In Flanders Fields

by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Inspiration for the poem — In Flanders Fields

During the Second Battle of Ypres, a Canadian artillery officer, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, was killed on 2 May, 1915 by an exploding shell. He was a friend of the Canadian military doctor Major John McCrae.

John was asked to conduct the burial service owing to the chaplain being called away on duty elsewhere. It is believed that later that evening John began the draft for his famous poem 'In Flanders Fields'.

Monday, November 9, 2009

We've Been Busy!

Helping our Dad rake leaves!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Now You Know

Why it can be difficult to get any computer work done! Seems a certain piebald needs a head rub!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Welcome to November!!

Only 54 days til Santa Paws arrives!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Beautiful Rose Bouquet

The rose speaks of love
silently, in a language
known only to the heart.

Happy 26th Anniversary!

Our hoomans are celebrating today!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Toilet Paper Caper!

Crime Scene:

Possible Suspects:

And no one is talking!