Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Relatives...You Can't Pick Em!

Mama and our hooman sister, took a road trip today to transport Bailie, a springer spaniel in foster care & visit our other hooman sister & family...we thought we would share pictures of our four legged relatives.

Firstly, this is Bailie....she is a pawsome girl...who needs a quiet, retirement home. Isn't she beautiful? She doesn't like having her picture taken though.

Introducing Diego....he's a big boy, but sweet as can be!

And this beautiful belle, is Abby!

And last, but not least.....Tara...the resident kitty!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Out & About

We loaded up the kritterkins in the truck & drove into the heart of the city for a walk-about! Tonight was the Santa Claus Parade, but it was too noisy, crowded & cold for us to stay and watch.

Oskar is Dad's trusty co-pilot!

Schatzi is second-in-command...ever on the look-out for an elusive kitty.....

Xena is in charge of having a nap on the way!

And we're off! We parked behind the Superstore & walked around the block!
It was really busy, as people were lining up to watch the parade!

Oskar's got cold, so he snuggled inside Dad's jacket!

Schatzi's bum got so cold, we decided to herd everyone home & snuggle by the fire.

Lots of people were enjoying music and floats!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Story of Us!!

It's hard to believe it's been over 8 years since our hoomans have had dachshunds rule their lives! How on earth did they ever muddle thru life without us? Who would get them up at 5:00 a.m. every day? Who alerted them when it was time for snacks? Who kept the home safe from intruders? We cannot imagine their lives without must'a been pretty darn boring! now about us! Even though our adoption stories are blogged about here, many posts's always good to remind the hoomans how special & important we really here we go!

Schatzi...well, let's just say...she's in the witness protection program & leave it at that! She came to us stinky, dirty & full of ear mites...a far cry from the diva princess she has turned into! A little, forlorned 4 mth old puppy with a skip in her gate & peed if you even spoke to her. But she is Mama's heart & soul...they are one..where Mama ends...Schatzi begins...they are attached at the hip. Schatzi is now 8 years old, but will always be Mama's baby!

Oskar..oh Lord...there is a book in the making about our precious pie-bald! Oskar came to run this house, adopted through Almost Home Dachshund Rescue, when he was two years old. His previous owner, rather than deal with his fear,aggression, guarding issues, decided it was best to take him to a vet and have him murdered. Thank dawg the vet refused to do it & placed a call to rescue...and within a few weeks Oskar made the long trek from NH to Maine...where he lept into the waiting arms of Mama & Dad. (hehehehe-if they only knew what awaited them when Oskar started to bare his teeth & bite everyone!) But that is all water under the bridge now & he has mellowed out.....he soon celebrates birthday #10 in December! He is Dad's bestest boy!!

And then there were three...Xena came into Canadian Dachshund Rescue with her Mom...their breeder took them back from their buyer & contacted rescue to take them in. Xena was 8 & her Mom was 10 years old at that time. From June til October they lived in a kennel outdoors!!! Can you believe that? Since the cold weather was coming, they needed a safe place to CDR took them in & they were placed in foster care. Since CDR was informed they were a bonded pair, they were kept together...until it was discovered they truly weren't bonded. Xena's Mom went to a wonderful new home in Nova Scotia Xena came to "stay" with us until she was adopted.
Well, you see how well that worked out....she wormed her way into Mama's heart & within a few short weeks, she was adopted and here to stay.
Xena will be 13 years old in May & is the "Grande Dame" of the house!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

This is Wiener Heaven!!

Can you see all the doxies here??

This is our friend & she is a volunteer for Tiny Paws Dog Rescue along with our Mom. Did you find all the wieners? There is Joy, she is the black & tan gal, Benny, the handsome red smooth, Foster, the gorgeous red long-hair & Blue (no explanation needed) and Kiera the darling dapple!

Blue & Kiera are a bonded pair, available for adoption. But for right now, they are in wonderful, experienced dachshie care!!

First Dusting of Snow

Enuf to put fear into the bravest heart of any dachshund!!!

The Only Good Rabbit

Is a de-stuffed one!!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

The New Sofa!

We've been busy breaking it in! See our wiener ramp is in place for easy access!

Friday, November 12, 2010

We Haven't Gone AWOL!!

It's just been kinda krazy around here! Firstly, our Grampie was in the hospital (he's home now, thank dawg) so Oskar & Dad spent a few days helping our Nani. Then Mama (who musta got the ideas from Lorenza's Mamma) & our hooman sister spent two days painting our family room and hallway.....course Xena & Schatzi were a huuuuge help supervising!

And today is the day our new leather sectional sofa arrives!! We be plenty happy bout that, cause we been having to lay on the soft, doggey bed in front of the's a rough life here sometimes!

Hopefully, once things settle down to a dull roar, Mama will catch up on everybuddy's blogs!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mama Won A Great Prize!!

Well, besides us...that is!!! Mama won a $500 gift certificate to a local furniture shop!! Just for signing up as a loyal listener to a local radio station!!! How cool is that???? The station has a monthly draw....and Mama's name was drawn yesterday, for the month of October!!

Hmm...wonder if they sell doxie size furniture? Or wiener bunk beds?

Monday, November 1, 2010

There's Gotta Be A Potato Chip in Here!!


Ok, so maybe a few crumbs in the bottom of the bag will do!