Thursday, January 29, 2015


The third post of my series of different dachshund coats, today is "Cream-Colored Dachshund Day" on this blog, and oh, you are in for a treat!

These doxies are beautiful.  The first time I ever saw cream doxies was when we went to adopt our doxie Duke nearly eight years ago.  A cream litter was ready to be adopted by the licensed AKC breeder, and they were gorgeous (we didn't really know much about rescues back then).

If we hadn't had our hearts set on a black and tan, we would have brought home one of those beauties.

Enjoy these sweeties:



Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Today I'm posting pics of red smooth and long-haired dachshunds, both of which are beautiful dawgs.

As a child, we lived in Bremerhaven, Germany, for one of my military father's tours of duty.  We owned a red doxie named Elia, my first real pet (not counting goldfish).  She was a standard, terribly stubborn, and difficult to housebreak, but I loved her so much.  She also had many great doxie qualities:  strong sense of play, comical, loyal, loving, and just plain fun to be around--a great companion for a nine-year-old girl.  Elia allowed me to dress her up in baby clothes and push her around outside in my doll carriage!  She'd just lie on her back under the doll blanket with her two paws on top of it while wearing that silly baby cap.

When ladies would pass me on the sidewalk, indulgently asking taking a look inside that carriage to see my doll (at least, that's what they were expecting), they were bowled over!  Many expressed surprise that a dog would let me dress her up and then lie still for that long.  Needless to say, I was pleased with the attention, and I think Elia was, too.

I can say that my current doxie Duke just wouldn't stand for it.  He detests anything on his head unless it is his blanket that he's burrowed under.

Enjoy these beautiful red doxies today:

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


I proclaim today as "Black-and-Tan Dachshund Day" on this blog, because:

1) I wanted to post pictures of them
2) I am partial to B & Ts because there are two in our family--Duke and Shadow
3) I think they are beautiful!

I'll give equal time to other types of doxies, too, so don't fret.  It was very difficult to narrow down the tons of photos, but here are the black and tans for today:

Shadow, my granddawg

Yes, that's Duke "resting" with Clark

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Friday, January 23, 2015


Yep, that's the doxie--not afraid of anyone/anything, sassy, and as big as "anybody" else!

Several humorous captions for the photo come to mind:
"I'll teach you to call me a wiener!"
"Come back here, Fatso!"
"This is MY yard, and don't you forget it!"

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Shadow, my doxie granddawg, is 14 years old today!  Most folks already know, but for those who don't, he is the inspiration for my series, THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES.  Sarge the doxie was patterned after Shadow and some of his shenanigans.

He's quite a dawg, too, and most of the entertaining stories in my books were based upon Shadow and Duke, my doxie.

Shadow as a "young man" -
isn't he handsome?

Various sleeping poses

Relaxing with Thor,
his kitty buddy

Posing for Mama

His other buddy, Piper, a sweetie
Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!


I've found a new Facebook friend, Eddie Kagim (FB page is Ed's Watercolours), who happens to be an artist who does watercolors of our beloved dachshunds.  He also does other subjects as well, but of course I am partial to his dachshunds (what a surprise!).

If you want to check out his Facebook page, the link to it is at the bottom of this post.  He does watercolors, prints, and commissions.

Below are just a few of his dachshund watercolors.  I can't choose which watercolor I like the best--I like them all! 

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015


I told myself I wouldn't write another dachshund book . . . that was when I was working on Book 3,  DACHSHUNDS FOREVER.  In fact, as I was writing that book, I kept thinking of things to include, so it kept getting longer and longer!  That's when I decided to split it into two books, so that's how Book 4, A DACHSHUND'S TRIBUTE, came about.

But Sarge the doxie still has things he wants to say, so I'm in the planning stages of Book 5.  It is, at this time, entitled A DACHSHUND'S MERRY-GO-ROUND LIFE, and I have a great cover idea.  In fact, I've actually put together a cover design, and I'm liking it . . . A LOT.  Sorry--no previews yet until I'm farther along the road to writing the book itself!

In any case, I'd appreciate prayers as I embark on this exciting new project.  A book's characters often take over, and that's exactly what Sarge has done--he has more he wants to tell his readers, apparently!

I have two other projects ahead of Book 5, but will keep readers posted.  I'm planning to release it this summer.  Stay tuned!

"This photo of me 'might' be on the cover!"

Monday, January 19, 2015


Duke is quite enough dog for our home, however.  I'm sure he would enjoy having another dog around to play with because "we old folks" don't like to play as much as he does.  However, one is enough for us!  His loud bark, his being a force to be reckoned with . . . if there were two, oh my!!

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em.

Friday, January 16, 2015


I had always heard that a dog's age = seven years for every human year.  That has been updated--notice that larger dogs age faster than smaller dogs.  Sorry about those labs and retrievers, collies and great danes!

According to the chart, Duke, who is seven, is 44 in human years.  That sounds about right, but don't tell him--he still thinks he's a puppy, and acts like it, too!

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em.

Thursday, January 15, 2015


I love this picture for two reasons:
(1) it's very true of dachshunds;
(2) the dog looks just like my doxie Duke!

Here's Duke--what do you think?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Every doxie I've known loves to chew up toys, especially to kill squeak toys.  My dawg Duke is no exception--when we come in the door with a new squeak toy, his eyes light up and he pounces upon it with great joy.  Such is the life when a dachshund is in the house.

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!