Wednesday, July 30, 2014


I agree.  Even though Clark and I are both retired, even if we just go out to eat, Duke is always happy to greet us!  Dachshunds are noted for their loyalty and unconditional love, and he has it in spades.

Dachshunds--you gotta love 'em.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Let's celebrate by getting a "dog" or two.  I like mine covered with smiles.  How about you?

Dachshunds--you gotta love 'em.

Friday, July 11, 2014


One thing I have in common with dachshunds:  I enjoy sleeping (almost) as much as they do!  Oh, I don't think I could nap just anytime or any place like they do, however.

"It's a dog's life" can be construed to mean a good life OR a bad life, according to what is meant at the time.  For humans with insomnia, it would be interpreted as a good thing, given that dogs can (and do) fall asleep quite easily.  For humans with too much work to do and not enough time to get it
done, it could mean a bad thing--but I've never seen a dog actually work himself all that hard, have you?

Our Duke likes to sleep on a human's lap, and he's just about too long for small laps, like the grandchildren's.  He likes to join me in my recliner, a soft, memory foam-covered large chair that's like floating on a cloud, and I've spent many an hour sleeping blissfully in it myself.  After my two knee surgeries this year, I've had to sleep in that chair for several weeks rather than the bed, because my knees hurt too much when I tried to turn over.  And good ol' Duke has been happy to join me.

And watching Duke sleep is interesting:  he looks so peaceful and innocent.  Nothing there to indicate that devil dawg who wants me to throw his ball, but consistently drops it a few inches too far for me to reach!  If I do manage to get my hand close enough to pick it up, he's always too quick for me,  snatching it up with a triumphant twinkle in his eye.

My dog brings life and laughter into our home because he's just downright hilarious at times--dachshunds have a strong sense of play. 

And that is the kind of dog's life we doxie lovers understand.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


"I'm waiting for my treat!"
I truly believe I could write a book about my doxie Duke's shenanigans! 

Dachshunds are noted for their many facial expressions, and Duke is no exception.  Honestly, if you haven't been stared at by a dachshund like you are stupid, you simply haven't lived, ha ha!


"Let me tell you a secret . . ."

"I am honestly dog tired"


"This driving thing isn't very hard"
"Will y'all be quiet so I can sleep??"

"Asher is my buddy"

"I just don't understand humans"

"Just call me SUPER DAWG!"

"My fav toy bear"

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Our town provides many family activities on the Town Square:  booths, games and rides, musical entertainment, food, and topped off with fireworks at night.  Our daughter Holly, hubby Philip, and the grands are coming to celebrate with us. 

July Fourth is definitely a patriotic holiday, and is accompanied by cookouts, trips to the beach, family gatherings around pools and grills, camping, and fireworks.

In our family, we have an additional reason to celebrate:  it is also my husband's and my brother's birthday!  In fact, rather than making a cake for Clark, Holly's going to make him a homemade banana pudding, one of his favorite desserts.

Here's wishing all of you a wonderful July 4th!