Wednesday, April 30, 2014


. . . but I don't know how anyone could be sorry for loving a dachshund!  He/she certainly has unconditional love toward us humans.

Duke tolerates, puts up with, fraternizes with, looks down upon, and patronizes us as well!

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

You be the judge of what he's thinking! 

Monday, April 28, 2014


These dachshund puppies are undoubtedly cute, don't you agree?  Although I favor black and tans (our Duke and our granddawg Shadow are both such), all of them are lovable, and I know people who prefer the long-haired variety or the wire-haired type.

I like the smooth coat because it is easy to care for and doesn't shed a lot.  I've seen beautiful cream, gray, brown, and mixed color dachshunds that I would just love to hug!  No matter what color or coat they have, I've found that all dachshunds have those same facial expressions--they know how to look pitiful, happy, perplexed, and cute.

The black-and-tan doxie in the picture looks a lot like Duke did as a puppy.  Below are a couple of photos of him; the first one is at eight weeks when we first brought him home, and the second is a few weeks later (I believe he was three months old):

"Where are you guys taking me??  I want my mama"

"I now own the place--I'm the center of the universe!"

Dachshunds rule!

Saturday, April 26, 2014


Our Duke loves to sit in Clark's spot on the couch when Clark gets up!  I suppose it's because the spot is already nice and warm.  Does your doxie take your spot when you get up?

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014



That pretty much sums it up for most, if not all, of the dachshund owners I know.  What do you think?

I've often commented to Clark that Duke our doxie is probably treated better than a lot of children are!  That is not to put down parents, but to illustrate how much we think of our dawg.  Oh, I know I spoil him, but he's not obnoxious about being spoiled--he's rather cute about it, in fact.

What constitutes a spoiled dog, anyway?  With children, we tend to think of them as wanting their own way all the time and pitching a tantrum if they don't get it.  Well, of course Duke wants his own
Duke:  "See this innocent face?  How could I possibly
be called 'spoiled'??"
way!  So do I, for that matter :).  He doesn't "pitch a fit" as we say in the South, but he does tell us off occasionally when we say NO.  Even in that, he's cute.

Is your dachshund a family member or merely a pet?  Leave a comment below--it would be interesting to find out what other dachshund owners think of their dawgs.

Dachshunds--you gotta love 'em!

Monday, April 21, 2014


Dachshunds just seem to lend themselves well to humorous situations.  I think it is because they are so comical and have such a strong sense of fun and play.  My doxie Duke loves to play "keep away" with me. . . meaning that he'll bring his ball to me, wanting me to throw it for him to fetch.  However, he also doesn't want to give it to me!  He does the same with my hubby Clark.

Duke will drop the ball just out of reach, then grab it quickly before either of us can get it.  Or, he'll come close to my feet with the ball in his mouth, and if I reach for it, he'll jump back, "play" growling with a gleam in his eye.  He knows what he is doing!  If I do happen to get the ball before he does, he barks at me--so I pay him back by playing keep away with him.  (Infantile on my part, I know, but just a lot of fun!).

What does your dachshund do that makes you laugh?  Duke makes me laugh at least once every day.  Laughter is good medicine, too.

The photos below are some laughs for you today.  Enjoy!



Thursday, April 17, 2014


They love other dachshunds

They love cats

They love other dog breeds

And they are truly man's best friend--especially little men!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


I'd like to share this five-star review of I AM DACHSHUND on

"I have two dachshunds and this book had a lot of my own dachshunds' personalities; reading this was a joy! I sometimes thought, 'My dogs do that!' and I had to laugh a lot reading this book. 
 "If you own a dachshund, get this book. It is written in true dachshund form, or if you love dogs, it a fun book to read."
I want to thank the nameless reader who wrote the review.  I know it's zany to "think like a dachshund," but I'm so glad that some think I've nailed it :).  Get your copy today.
Dachshunds rule!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


This photo is so cute--that is, to those of us ancient enough to remember the hit TV show starring Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman:  I DREAM OF JEANNIE from the 1960s.

Humans, I've found, dress their dogs up in just about anything; for doxies, it is often as a hot dog, but when Halloween rolls around, there are so many doggie costumes out there, it's staggering!  Just visit a store like PetSmart and see all the pet costumes they have on display. 

I'm definitely not against dressing up our pets, but my doxie Duke flatly REFUSES to keep anything on except his collar.  Oh, he's been known to wear granddawg Shadow's sweaters now and then (but that was because Shadow was wearing one, too). 

When I was a child, we had a red dachshund named Elia when we lived in Germany.  She was so compliant!  I dressed her up in doll clothes and she was very tolerant of that.  I often dressed her up as a baby and strolled her outside in my doll pram! 

In a baby outfit complete with one of those frilly little caps, Elia was all wrapped up in a soft baby blanket, lying back with only her head and front paws visible.  Imagine how adults reacted when they would indulgently take a peek inside that pram (surely you remember those--the ones with a cover?) and see a dawg instead of a doll!

Dachshunds--ya gotta love 'em!

Sunday, April 13, 2014


Book 2 of THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES series, I AM DACHSHUND is listed for $15.26 (paperback) and $4.99 (Kindle) on Amazon today!  Click on the link below for further information:

Sometimes a dog has to put up with a little silliness from humans.

"People have strange notions and do some of the craziest things, but I don't mind them. I get all the attention I want from Mama, Papa, who's a pastor, and my sweet little baby sister, Annika, who loves my kisses.

"But there's one thing lacking . . . people food. I love people food. After you've had it, that dried-up dog food tastes like cardboard. That's why I count on my absolute favorite person in the world, Papa, who calls me his "Granddawg," and his best friend, Sellars. They've been known to slip me the good stuff now and then, when Mama and Grandma aren't looking.

"Most dogs just lie around, passively accepting what comes their way, watching the world go by. That sounds suspiciously like a cat to me. I want the world to know I AM DACHSHUND--the guardian, the sentinel, the keeper of everything my family holds dear . . . ."

Fall in love with Sarge, the quintessential dachshund, and laugh along with his foibles and humorous escapades.

Friday, April 11, 2014


These pics are proof positive that dachshunds are just plain comical--one of the many reasons I love them so much.  I often tell others that my doxie Duke does something to make me laugh at least once a day, and yours probably does, too.

I added the captions to the pics below, but they'd be funny without captions. 

Dachshunds rule!
"I know my toy is in this couch somewhere!"
"Here, birdie, birdie!"

"Ah, spring = pure joy"

"I know they won't find me under here"

"C'mon!  Say uncle!"

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


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(Newer edition of I AM SHADOW . . . ONE DOG'S STORY)

Click on the link below for further information, and get your copy today!

Sometimes a dachshund's "lowdown from the ground" perspective is just what human beings need.

"I was only eight weeks old when I was adopted into my new human family who knew immediately I was a super dog. They proudly gave me the name Sarge - after my Papa Duke, who was a sergeant in the Army. Quite a fitting name for a good-looking dachshund too, I might add. I just know someday I'll do great and mighty things, befitting a super dog.

"But in the meanwhile, I'll just steal your heart and make you laugh out loud with the antics of this 'chow hound.' And maybe, if you come over, Papa and I--two food lovers--might just share a snack or two with you, too."

Fall in love with Sarge, the quintessential dachshund, and laugh along with his foibles and humorous escapades.  Don't miss Book 2, I AM DACHSHUND.

For all ages who love a fun adventure story and who love dogs, particularly dachshunds.

Monday, April 7, 2014


Of course this is the truth!  Ask any doxie lover/owner.  They are loyal, loving, comical, sweet, warm, playful, hungry, and--oh yeah--stubborn.  But we don't hold that against them, do we? 
They simply know what they want, when they want it.  Most of us humans are the same way.
Dachshunds--you gotta love 'em!

Friday, April 4, 2014


Here's Duke when he was awaiting the grandchildren this week.  We never tell him they're coming beforehand because he goes nuts:  barking, running back and forth from the window to us, whining, and so on.

He gets so excited when they visit because he knows they will play with him as much as he wants, unlike these two old decrepit souls who also live in the house with him!  Oh, we'll play, but no running for us.  Asher, our grandson, likes to chase him, giggling all the while.  And Duke loves to catch each of them--Annika, Alexa, and Asher--unawares, so he "kisses" them right on the nose.  He's so quick about it that they don't react until he's already done it!

The day after they go back home one will find Duke resting all the next day.  He's extremely quiet, napping mostly. 

Apparently, he's not as young as he used to be, either.