Friday, March 28, 2014


This is our grandson with Shadow; look closely at Shadow, and what do you see?

He is definitely smiling!  I rest my case.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Unfortunately, the above scenario is all too true in many homes with dachshunds.  Yes, they are stubborn, and yes, they are somewhat difficult to housebreak.
When we brought Duke into our home at eight weeks of age, of course he didn't have a clue about why I took him outside just about every hour of the day.  In fact, he'd often wait until we came back in and then "let go" on the living room rug!  We have hardwoods--why couldn't he have done his business on the floors instead of the rug?  It would be so much easier to clean up.
It was fortunate that we got him in the summer, so I didn't mind taking him outside that often.  After a while, he began to catch on, and if memory serves me correctly, he was well housebroken by age four months--I was proud of my hard work.  And it has definitely paid off:  he WILL NOT go in the house at all.  He will worry us to death until we do let him out.  Of course, sometimes he wants to also chase squirrels, geese, cats, or what have you--but it's worth waiting for him since he's been such a good boy about doing what he's supposed to do, where he's supposed to do it!
If you're having a hard time housebreaking your doxie, take heart--your persistence WILL pay off. 
Duke:  "Of course I would never
go in the house!"

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


What doxie owner hasn't dressed up his/her doxie just for fun or for a holiday?  Most of the time, the dawgs are quite compliant; other times, they fight us tooth and nail!
I've dubbed the pics below "Why Dogs Bite People."  Note the expressions on those doxie faces to determine their true feelings.  Oh, they might go along with what we have planned for them, but they don't have to like it!
Duke will simply not tolerate anything on his head.  Oh, he's been known to wear a doggie sweater now and then, but that's about it.  I don't know how the dog owners managed to get those getups on their dogs!

Monday, March 24, 2014


Be they human or fur, our granddawg Shadow loves his family!  Below are photos of him with various members of his family, including the two cats.  Dachshunds are very loyal, you know.
He's the patriarch of the animals, and he's older than the grandchildren, so I guess he's the patriarch of the children as well:
With "Daddy" rooting for
their favorite college team
Sleeping with one of his "sisters"

Enjoying the wagon with
his human "brother"

One of his cat brothers

With "Mama"

Smiling with his "sister"
and "Mama"

Sleeping with kitty brother

Friday, March 21, 2014


Time to highlight my books once again!  Click on the BOOKS page link for complete information, but if you are a doxie lover, you will absolutely love these books written by Sarge the dachshund!

And he writes about his encounters with the cats in the family as well:

Winston, the newest family member

Joey, "Mr. Slick" of the Fuzz Brothers

Tate, "Fuzz Ball" of the Fuzz Brothers
Piper and Aslan

We all know my doxie Duke, who is introduced in I AM DACHSHUND, Book 2 of THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES series.  Sarge takes him under his wing and attempts to teach Duke how a dachshund is supposed to act, especially where cats are concerned.  He also gives Duke advice
on how to obtain human food, rather than dog food, which Sarge dubs as "cardboard."

Happy reading!

Thursday, March 20, 2014


How can you look at that face and not smile??

I declare that those dawgs are smiling for the camera!

Can't decide if it's a smile or a grimace!

Having sweet dreams--perhaps of bacon?

"Oh no!  Not taking another picture of me,
are you??"
My doxie Duke does something every day that makes me laugh or at least smile.  Dachshunds are described as comical, and they are.  They have such a fun-loving nature; Duke is six and still likes to play like a puppy, especially tug-of-war, he's-got-the-ball-and-won't-give-it-to-me, etc.

Dachshunds have loads of personality, including that famous stubborn streak, but I wouldn't have them any other way.

Dachshunds rule!

Friday, March 14, 2014


Yes.  I'm writing about doxie paws today.  Why?  Because I happen to think they're cute, just like doxie ears, eyes, noses, or tails. 
Those paws were created to be little shovels, and I read somewhere that those cunning little paws can dig out a foot and a half of dirt in about a minute!  Fortunately, our doxie Duke isn't interesting in digging up the yard.  Maybe because it resembles work? 
No, he'd much rather smell every blade of grass or plant in the yard, chase after the Canada geese (no, Canadian geese is incorrect, I just discovered recently), squirrels, etc.  He is still bewildered when he chases squirrels--he hasn't figured out that they go up trees; to him, they simply vanish.

Back to paws:  doxies also use them to hold something they wish to chew; it's cute watching Duke hold his favorite toy so he can chew it up better.  Doxies' short legs can move pretty quickly if you've ever observed one running, ears flapping in the breeze. 
No matter if I sound nuts.  I just happen to like the fact that God created dogs, that's all.  They are such wonderful friends to us humans, and I'm one who is thrilled that He created them.  How about you?