Sunday, May 31, 2009

Some Serious Deck Snoozing!

Sunny Sundays are made for chillaxin' & relaxin'










Introducing................. Wanda the Whale - Monmy's new BFF!


Here she is - hard at work!



And she vacuums the pool with a smile!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Spring Cleaning


Mommy & Daddy were gone for a few hours today - and it wasn't even a "work day"! There went to Mommy's office to paint & redecorate Mommy's office! Hmph! We coulda gone and helped, but they said something about us tracking through the paint!

Anyhow, Mommy did some de-cluttering & these two doxie items are now proudly displayed in our family room.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Doxie Marionette



This adorable marionette, crafted at a cute local shop called the Toy Factory, was given to me by a co-worker.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Awesome Abstract Artist

While doing some internet browsing, I discovered David King, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, an pawsome abstract artist. (he has an e-bay store too!). Here are but a few samples of his paintings of dachshunds!


My personal favourite!




This one says Hallo-weenie to me!





Gorgeous use of colours!




















David has a wonderful selection of fine art prints and original acrylic on canvas and watercolor & ink paintings. He does abstract stylized dog, cat & animal artworks as well as still-life, seascape & landscape and other themes.

I love abstract art - so if you love it too - browse David's amazing sites!

http://www.pugcasso.com/originals_examples/dachshunds/dachshunds_examples.html

http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Artist-David-King__W0QQ_armrsZ1

Wieners Play Time!



Xena, with her favourite stuffie!




Schatzi dismembering a Bo-Bo!



Oskar, contemplating his choices

Friday, May 22, 2009

Ahhh, the smell of spring!

A few rows planted in the veggie garden




Blooms in the perennial gardens










Pretty little daffodils




My Name is Schatzi

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And I love to eat..........worms!!!!

Mommy says they're ewwwwww, but I loves them! Dried & crusty on the sidewalk or fresh on the lawn after a good downpour!

I think I needs to attend "Worms Anonymous"!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Xena's 11th Birthday!!



This is Xena's 11th birthday week - she celebrates officially, this coming Friday!Even though she is the oldest in the pack, she has been with us the least amount of time.


As with all the kritter kids here, we adopted her through rescue - she was 7 1/2 yrs. old.

So, to Xena - our little warrior princess, Happy Birthday, Sweetie! We pray you are with us for many years to come!

Relaxing Mother's Day!




The kritterkins gave Mommy this sweet card & a gift card to my favourite spa!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Mother's Day Weekend!

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Have a pawsome Mother's Day!

Dodgerslist







Every dachshund owner should be familiar with this wonderful group. They are people, like myself, who have gone through the heartbreak & recovery of back surgery with their dachshund. (dachshunds are not the only breed prone to back problems).

Please take a few minutes & acquaint yourself with Dodgeslist - you never know when you might be in the unfortunate position to need their information, guidance & support.

http://www.dodgerslist.com/monthstory.htm

Xena & Schatzi's stories are on their website - under Stories of the Month, as are many others, some not so uplifting.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

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The Great Canadian Dog Hat Company





www.thegreatcanadiandog.ca





How adorable are these toques? These are hand knit by a talented lady in NS. Living in Eastern Canada - anyway we can keep our kritters warm in the winter is always a bonus!

Check out her wonderful site for sizes & gallery of some pretty cute satisfied customers!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Xena Gets Sacked!

Thank-you Auntie "A" - for making the snuggle sacks! Do you think Xena loves hers?
The green sack with the lumps is Schatzi!



Oskar is burrowed in his too!


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunny Sunday!

The thermometer says it was a warm day!



The wiener weathervane reports winds blowing gently from the SW



And that means - some serious deck sitting!!








Hubby got to dig out his new play toy - a garden tiller!



The site of my soon to be new clothesline! Hubby cut down this overgrown hydrange this afternoon! Great wood for the outdoor firepit!
Oskar thinks it's his very own peeing stump!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Snuggle Sack!!



Oskar trying out his new snuggle sack! Since Schatzi loves her snuggle bag, our friend stitched up a bag for Oskar! Xena's will be picked up in a day or two! Is there anything better than burrowing to the bottom of a soft, fuzzy sleeping sack?



Thank you everyone, for your well wishes!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Under the Weather

With a bit of a sinus infection-thank dawg I have the kritterkins to snuggle & keep me company.

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Be Back Soon!!