Monday, December 24, 2018


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If your family is like ours, you stay super busy during the holidays. Starting in November until New Year's, we have four family birthdays, two anniversaries, church programs, children's plays, not to mention Thanksgiving and Christmas! We wouldn't have it any other way, but that's why I haven't posted as much the past two weeks.

May you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year's, and I'll be back in January. See you next year!

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Friday, December 21, 2018


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"Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye: I have an
important announcement for doxie lovers:

Friday, December 14, 2018


Dear Humans,

Here’s the dachshund breed’s Christmas list, because sometimes you’re clueless about us! Therefore, we’d better tell you what we want:
1 - a special alarm that goes off whenever the word “vet” is uttered in our homes, AND
2 - a secret trap door where we can hide during the chaos following the alarm (nobody will look for us immediately, and we’ll have our stash of treats, water, and blankies waiting!)
3 - an unlimited supply of cheese
4 - an unlimited supply of treats
5 - an unlimited supply of peanut butter
6 - squeak toys that still squeak even after we “kill” ‘em
7 - an outdoor potty place that has a roof for when it rains and a heater for when it’s cold
8 - a sign for the front door so that all who enter are already aware:
“This home is run by our doxie(s), so do everything within your power for his/her/their happiness and comfort”
9 - never come here empty handed: bring something for us to eat and/or play with
10 - heated blankies
11 - all humans to rub our bellies, ears, or backs when required, for as long as required
12 - this list is subject to additions and deletions as needed (doxies CAN change their minds, you know!)
13 - NEW ITEM - Yikes! Almost forgot that we want you to read Sarge the doxie’s books of heartwarming tales because HE understands us and has done our breed proud with his accomplishments!

*Disclaimer - this list is actually meant as a joke! We doxies really don’t want to take over the world—just love us and feed us, because we love YOU unconditionally (and more than you realize)!
Merry Christmas,
Your dachshund(s)

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Thursday, December 13, 2018


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"Mewwy Chwistmas, doxie lovers!"

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"All I want for Christmas is a warm
home and a loving family"

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"Can I have a gingerbread cookie, too, Grandma--
like the other kids?

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em! Merry Christmas, doxie lovers!

Friday, December 7, 2018



Only 99 cents—just in time for Christmas: I AM SARGE, Book 1 of THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES (ebook edition)!
Sarge the doxie presents his entertaining tales of his zany human family and his comical antics, delighting dog lovers of all ages. Order them today ~ share this heartwarming gift of joy with dog lovers for Christmas!
For ordering information and details about this book and THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES series, click on the BOOKS tab.
Ebook & paperback formats
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018


With doxie ornaments, of course!  I must confess that I have only ONE doxie ornament on my tree. After Duke passed, I haven't felt the urge to buy more, but that doesn't mean I don't still love doxies!

I've scoured the net, and here are some lovely doxie ornaments for you:

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Which is your favorite?

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Friday, November 30, 2018


Calling all DOG LOVERS:
Want a paw-rific Christmas gift idea for dog loving friends and family? Well, here ya go! πŸ‘πŸ» πŸ‘πŸ» πŸ‘πŸ»
πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ„This post is unashamedly about Christmas to encourage YOU, doxie lovers, to choose THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES books for Christmas gifts! Click on the BOOKS tab for details about ordering them.
🐾🎁🐾 Dog lovers of all ages have fallen in love with Sarge the doxie’s heartwarming tales of family, fun, FOOD (he IS a chow hound extraordinaire), and unconditional love. These uplifting and humorous tales bring smiles to young and old alike.
πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ„THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES series begins with Book 1, I AM SARGE, as he relates his first Christmas as a member of his beloved human family and all the wonder and beauty that entails, including a lively family snowball fight, Sarge’s first!
πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ„Readers chuckle over his insights about his zany human family, his comical shenanigans, and his tireless attempts at sneaking yummy morsels of food.
🎁 Amazon reviews, I AM SARGE:
• “As a past owner of a beloved dachshund, these doxies hold a special place in my heart. So imagine when I saw this book, which feels like a warm hug. Very cute and relatable to anyone who's ever loved a dog. I am Sarge is pawriffic!”
• “As a dachshund parent, I was totally smitten with this book. I couldn't wait to see and compare the antics of Sarge with that of my own little clown dogs. A lighthearted story full of comical situations. I loved this book.”
🎁 Amazon review, I AM DACHSHUND, Book 2:
• “Amazing, heartwarming, and easy to read! Love, love, love this author!! Mavis is a wonderful story teller!! I was so excited to see more books written by her after reading the first 2—you can't go wrong by choosing her stories!”
πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ„ Available in both ebook and paperback, order your copies early and delight a dog lover πŸ˜Š.
πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ„ Free Kindle apps for IOS, Mac, Android, or PC:

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018


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Weekly meeting of the
"How-to-Get-Rid-of-the-Cat Committee"

Who knows what's going on in those doxie heads? This "committee" is quite possible, I'm sure!

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018


Here are some really handsome doxie dudes ready for a holiday or a night on the town. They look like they KNOW they're handsome--and we can't argue with that. 

After being dressed up as who knows what for Halloween, and soon to be dressed up as turkeys, elves, pilgrims, or reindeer and Christmas trees, it's probably a welcome change to be handsome.
Rock on, doxie dudes!

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Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em!

Monday, November 12, 2018


Doxie lovers: 

Have you ever wondered what dachshunds think about us humans?
❤️ A DACHSHUND’S MERRY-GO-ROUND LIFE was a labor of love for me, but also a bittersweet task as I completed this final book of Sarge’s tales about his zany family (which also happens to be my own family πŸ˜Š). Sarge’s special doxie insights and his love for humans—in spite of their flaws—resonate with doxie lovers, because they already understand how clever dachshunds are!

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❤️ The golden thread of unconditional love woven throughout Sarge’s stories encourages and uplifts readers as they smile at his comical antics. True to his breed, he is driven by his love for food, and his
nose sometimes gets him into trouble.
❤️ Sarge’s colorful characters leap from the pages of his books, forever enshrined in this memoir. From his humans to the animals—Duke his doxie protΓ©gΓ©, the six conniving cats (remember the Fuzz Brothers?), Gizmo the annoying cockatiel—all make his charming but unique family memorable.
❤️ Now a mature doxie, Sarge sees Mama, Daddy, and his three human siblings (growing so quickly) in a new light, because life is rushing by and he savors every moment. And, he entrusts his title of Grand Dawg to Duke, well trained by Sarge and ready for the task.
❤️ Notably, his beloved Papa Duke (my own late father) forever remains Sarge’s favorite human—in fact, since Papa understands Sarge so well, he bestows the title of “honorary dawg” upon Papa, a high compliment.
To learn more about this book and Sarge’s other heartwarming stories in THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES series, click on the BOOKS tab.

My doxie granddawg Shadow (my inspiration for
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