Monday, January 31, 2011

This & That

Mama is home with us this week (looking a bit like a chipmunk....but don't tell her we said so!)recovering from dental surgery!
Xena is feeling better these days, the Clomicalm and Aprazolam (sedative) seem to be helping...thankfully she is much more relaxed. Poor doll, she was in a dreadful state of anxiety & confusion. We think the D.A.P. system is helping too....

Oh...and more of that white stuff coming our way this week....a "blizzard" was the word being tossed around! And it is cold, cold, cold....waaaay too cold for wieners to venture far away from the potty park in the back yard.

And before we forget...we want to thank our hooman sister & BF Nathan for taking such great care of us while Mama & Dad were away...and just so everyone knows....we can be bought with donut balls!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What is D.A.P.?

D.A.P. (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) is a system that mimics the natural pheromones of a lactating female dog. Within three to five days after giving birth, the female generates pheromones that give their puppies a sense of well-being and reassurance, known as appeasing pheromones.

Because some dogs experience anxiety and/or stress, the D.A.P. diffuser system is often prescribed by veterinarians. It works simiiar to a Glade plug in! The refills are renewed about every 4 weeks.

Our veterinairan prescribed the system, along with medications to relieve Xena of her anxiety issues. She appears to be a bit more settled, but it will take a while for everything to come together.

PeeS - Mama is undergoing a *dental* of sorts, so we won't be blogging for a few days! And......another major snow storm expected tomorrow....but we're not worried, our hooman sister & our good buddy Nathan will take good care of us while Mama & Dad are away! Stay warm everyone!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

New Breed of Dog!!

East Coast Fire-Side Sitting Dogs! Very common in these parts....especially this time of year!

-20 windchill tends to bring them out! (or keep them in)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Life Lessons Learned from a Dachshund

1. If you stare at someone long enough... eventually you'll get what you want.

2. Don't go out without ID.

3. Be direct with people; let them know exactly how you feel - pee in their shoes.

4. Be aware of when to hold your tongue and when to use it.

5. Always Leave room in your schedule for a good nap.

6. Give people a friendly greeting. A cold nose in the crotch is most effective.

7. When you do something wrong, always take responsibility.
(as soon as you're dragged from under the bed).

8. If it's not wet & sloppy, it's not a real kiss!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

It Sux to be Me!

Hi efurbody!! This is Xena here....and lately I've having some "issues". Like roaming the house at night, crying for no reason, not pottying where I'm supposed ta.....well, you get the picture.

So, today I had a heart to heart with Dr. Condon...and after much poking, prodding, draining all my blood...and a good bum squeeze (mine...not Dr. Condon's) Clomicalm was prescribed. Now, in case you aren't aware Clomicalm is prescribed for doggie depression & anxiety. See.....I haven't been sleeping very well..okay not much at all & gals my age need all their beauty rest. I'll tell you if the meds the morning....I'm feeling veeery sleeepy! *yawn*

Night all!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Doggy Pals!

We want to introduce you to a couple of our doggy buddies!

This is Lacey...isn't she beautiful? She was adopted through rescue too!

And this handsome, gentle boy is Harley!! Pardon him, while he catches a few winks!

Lacey & Harley's Mama is our Mama's bestest friend! We wanted to share their photos with all our doggie bloggie pals! They share their big bed with their hooman parents & Tramp, the kitty! (who hid when Mama tried to get his picture).

We Gots Snow!!!

And lots of it now!! Mama hopes to get some pictures this weekend, with her new camera...maybe us in the snow! Ya think??? Everyone knows dachshunds hate the snow!! (and the rain...and the wind....and the cold).

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Grampie Update

We are cautiously pleased to report Grampie's condition has stabilized, for the time being. He is receiving excellent care at the hospital in CCU.

We arrived back home today, but if needed we will return to be a comfort to our Nani.

Thank you for continued prayers & support, they are pawsitively appreciated.

Love from Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Pawrayers Please

Please keep our beloved Grampie in your pawrayers, as our family has been called to come together.

We are with Nani & family, offering love & support.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Head for the Hills!!

Mama gots herself a new camera!!

And guess who her test subjects are gonna be? Where can we hide??

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011