Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Duke is all "tuckered out" on Christmas Day after the festivities of the day with all the family here: daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, and his buddy Shadow. 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012



The pics above of black-and-tan doxies look so much like our Duke that I did a double take on them!

Now, the real Duke pictures are below, both as a puppy and as he is today:

Uncanny, isn't it??

Wednesday, December 19, 2012



I played this video here at home, and our doxie Duke started barking when he heard the doxies in the video!

Click on the link or copy and paste into your browser:

A soldier is welcomed home by his two doxies after being on a tour of duty for eight months.  So heartwarming!

Friday, December 14, 2012


"For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.  For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him."  John 3:16-17

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


This beautifully-crafted picture frame sporting three doxies is another great gift for the doxie lover.  In fact, if my family is reading this post, this is a hint that I wouldn't mind one of these for Christmas myself.

It would look very nice on my desk, too . . .

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Here's yet another Christmas idea for that doxie lover:  a carved toilet seat cover sporting a doxie image!  Looks well crafted, too.

I like it.

Monday, December 10, 2012


This doxie pic was just too cute to pass up--after all, since my books are written from Sarge's viewpoint, it would stand to reason that his copy editor would also be a dachshund, right? 

After all, only another dachshund could truly understand the inner workings of the dachshund brain--that is, unless you happen to be a human who loves dogs so much that you can relate just what they're thinking :). 

That would be moi!

Saturday, December 8, 2012


Wow, I love these flip flops!  Maybe not the perfect Christmas gift, but keep them in mind for your doxie-loving friends for next summer.


This picture says it all--why not rescue a dachshund for a wonderful Christmas gift to that dog lover on your list??

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Yes, I actually have these dachshund corn holders--and they are very sharp, perfectly capable of piercing even the toughest ear of corn.

Clark got me those, along with doxie salt and pepper shakers.  Maybe he'll get me dachshund dishes for Christmas :).

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


A Nativity Scene was erected in a church yard. 
During the night, someone came across this. 
An abandoned dog was looking for a comfortable, protected place to sleep. He chose baby Jesus as his comfort. 
No one had the heart to send him away so he was there all night.
We should all have the good sense of this dog and curl up in Jesus' lap from time to time. 
This is too sweet not to share.
No one mentioned that the dog breed is a "shepherd!"


A Nativity scene was erected in a church yard.  During the night, someone came across this abandoned dog who was looking for a comfortable, protected place to sleep.
He chose baby Jesus as his comfort.  No one had the heart to send him away, so he was there all night.  We should all have the good sense of this dog and curl up in Jesus' lap from time to time.

No one mentioned that the dog breed is a "shepherd!"


I had to take a second glance at this dachshund--it looks so real.  It's a cubicle sitter for those who work in office cubicles. What a neat idea for an office!

You could even decorate the dawg for the seasons:  a red bow or Santa hat for Christmas, a New Year's hat, a pilgrim hat for Thanksgiving, a Halloween costume, a cupid costume for Valentine's Day--well, you get the idea.

It would certainly be a great conversation piece at the office!

Monday, December 3, 2012


A Facebook friend posted this picture on my timeline--I'm glad that when people see dachshunds, they automatically think of me.

Merry Doxie Christmas!

Friday, November 30, 2012



For the most part, our dachshunds are pretty good sports when it comes to making them wear "stuff."  I do recall that our granddawg Shadow did not care much for booties when Holly put them on him years ago.  He just kept slipping on the floor, so I can understand how he felt (that was what I always did when I tried to skate!).

I thought the pair above looked especially festive in their hats and antlers, and the scarves are a nice touch.

Those doxie faces are a dead giveaway, however, that they are less than thrilled with their getups--it's a Southern term, and that's what my late grandmother used to call fancy outfits.

Merry Christmas (again)!

Thursday, November 29, 2012


"Yes, I'm comfy!  But I didn't find any money in here!"

This doxie brings new meaning to the term "couch potato"!  I don't know how he got into such a predicament, but knowing dachshunds like I do, I can't say that I'm a bit surprised. 

I once accidentally closed up our granddawg Shadow inside my recliner.  he had been lying under the foot rest, and when I closed up the chair in order to get up, I heard nary a peep from him.  We started looking for him, and he then gave a little bark--otherwise, we would never have found him!  He was unhurt, and apparently liked his little cave.  But he gave us a scare.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


 "I'm dog tired and haven't even been to a Christmas party yet!"

WARNING:  I'll be posting lots of Christmas doxie pictures over the course of the next few weeks.

I love everything about Christmas:  the hustle and bustle, crowded stores, Christmas music being piped all over, wrapping presents, decorating, all the delicious goodies . . . but our family celebrates the holiday as the birthday of Jesus, which it commemorates.  Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


This standard red doxie is really getting into the Christmas spirit!  I love the doggie Christmas tree behind the doxie . . . someone must've  decorated it just for him/her! 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Here's wishing you a blessed and fabulous Thanksgiving tomorrow with your loved ones.  Since dachshunds are "chow hounds extraordinaire" and don't make very good digestive decisions, it's up to us to keep them from harm:

Don't give them raisins, grapes, chocolate in any form, turkey skin, cooked bones, cranberries, bread, nuts, onions and garlic--and I'm sure there are things I've left out.  They'll beg, so a few bites of just turkey meat won't hurt.

Gobble gobble!

Monday, November 19, 2012


This picture brings new meaning to the term "bookworm," doesn't it?

Well, if Sarge the dachshund can write books, then it stands to reason that other doxies can read 'em!  Have you bought Sarge's books for your doxie yet?  They would be wonderful Christmas gifts, you know:).

Saturday, November 17, 2012



A friend put this picture on my Facebook page, and it immediately gave me a chuckle.  I mean, this doxie face is screaming for a caption!  I thought you doxie lovers out there might come up with something cute--let's interact here :).

Just leave a comment below - and as always, keep it clean and family oriented.  Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Thursday, November 15, 2012



Now that's what I'm talkin' about--these doxie chairs might not fit every kind of decor, but for us dachshund lovers, we wouldn't care!  

Very cute idea, don't you agree?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


And my doxie Duke has fulfilled this promise over and over again!  What about your dog?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


The chef doxie painting is by artist Terry Pond.  With all the culinary work going on this season of the year, our doxies get right in the groove and help out.  

Friday, November 9, 2012


My late father served 22 years in the U.S. Army, including Guadalcanal and the Philippines in WWII; my husband Clark served a tour of duty in Vietnam with the military police.

As we celebrate Veterans Day on Monday, let us all pause and reflect on what those who have died for our country have done.  I am full of gratitude for my freedoms, my safety, and my country. Thank you, veterans.

Let us also never forget the One who died on the cross of Calvary; He saved more than our freedoms down here, but He secured eternity for those who believe in Him.  Thank you, Jesus, for your supreme sacrifice.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Thanksgiving (a.k.a., Delicious Food Day!)

Daddy and Mama arose early on Thanksgiving morning. She and several of the church ladies had spent most of the previous afternoon decorating the house. I must admit, it looked beautiful with the Christmas tree twinkling in the corner, the large golden bells with big red bows adorning the fireplace mantel, and greenery everywhere. They had set up a manger scene on a table in front of the living room window. I had overheard Mama tell one of the ladies, “This should be front and center. After all, we are celebrating Christ’s birth, so He should have the most prominent place in the room.” The figures glowed with inner lighting, and there was even a star and an angel with the scene.

I had never seen so many pretty, twinkling lights. The house smelled like cedar, the greenery wreaths adorned with red velvet bows and holly, and happy Christmas music played softly in the background as everyone scurried around to get the house ready for Thanksgiving.

“Philip, oh how I hope Mom likes the coat I made her! I wrapped it last week and put it in the hall closet. Will you bring it in here for me, please?” And I suppose she’ll drag out my hat and coat, too. I’ve thought about it a lot, and I think Mama really thinks I look handsome in them, so I’ll just put up with all the laughter. Besides, Papa will be here, and he loves me so much I think I can handle the situation, I suppose.


Here's wishing all you doxie lovers a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving season with your loved ones!  We have so much for which to be thankful, not the least of which is to be owned by a dachshund :). 

Our doxie Duke loves turkey--but then, he loves just about anything to eat.  That's why I've always said that dachshunds are "chow hounds extraordinaire!" 

Happy Thanksgiving, doxie lovers.